I thought this skirt was so cute on the website. It was similar in style to the Deco Shirred Skirt and the Terra Paisley, both of which I have. I was hoping to wear this to a few Christmas and Holiday parties and just change up the top and shoe.
I ordered a 6, which is my normal size. I should have gone up a size. This is way too short. It might look good with nude tights of some kind. Also, it sits at my waist and not on my hips which I prefer.
Actual Waist=30 in
Actual Length=17 in (not 18 in like the website says)
The website says it is a “shimmering champagne-gold jacquard”. It is lined. The shirring at the front is flattering but it’s not enough to make me want to keep it. Back it goes.
***I returned this to the store and my PS told me “We just got that pattern in a pencil skirt.” WHAT!?! Yup…I was so excited. I had to size up (8) but it is so much better (IMO) than the mini (which was MINI). It’s not on the website (maybe stores only) so I’ve included the tag.
I tried it on with the reindeer tee and a cream embellished sweater I already had with red shoes. Loved the look of all one tone and then the pop (really POP) of color. I’ll wear it with the sweater and the Frances Cami in ivory.
A few more reviews coming soon…(there is another reindeer tee in stores).
I was able to stop by the J Crew Outlet (J’Crewlet) yesterday and peruse their selections. Lots of coats and cords (matchstick and boot cut). Also some sweaters and “lounge wear” and tees.
(Please forgive me. I didn’t get pics of the tags. I’m still trying to get used to my new phone and the camera on it. I couldn’t shut the shutter volume off so I didn’t want to take too many pictures and draw attention to myself.)
A pencil skirt I didn’t try on.
A version of the Minnie pant/Pixie Pant. It has a zipper in the back. I did buy this.
Tees – The 3rd one on the top is similar to the Snow-Gem Tee currently a new arrival, although the outlet tee is not beaded. Out of these I purchased the last one, of the Scottie dog, for $34.50 (with a discount, I think maybe 20% off all tees). They also had a reindeer tee similar to the one I bought last year (blue sequins on blue cotton). I’ll take a pic of mine and post later. Most of the tees were $24.50-$34.50 and there was a discount on them.
Matchstick Cords in a Heather Rosebud. This color was selling out fast. I sized up, I wanted this color so bad. It makes me want to go be a snow-bunny. All cords were on sale for $24.50.
And I also purchased the enamel elephant necklace. Too cute to pass up and all jewelry was 40% off. They also had some color variations of the Victoria ruffle shirt. I’ve seen a lot of them on ebay (black w/white dots, red watercolor, abstract rose print).
**Update: Here is my Reindeer Tee I purchased last year at the B&M. The one at the outlet was a smaller reindeer version but still on the front center of the shirt.
More ruffles…that’s what I said when I saw this tank. But my PS insisted it looked good on and fit great. Turns out she was right. The ruffles are an outer layer of the tank and the inside layer is fitted more to your body…not your typical J Crew boxey shirt. It gives you shape and is lightweight. I love the feel of it…very soft since it’s jersey.
I purchased it in a darker gray color which is not on the website but now I want at least the blossom color (more of a beige not pink).