I went by J Crew, for what now seems like my weekly visit, to scope out the new arrivals of Summer II. I received a call from my PS and the store did get the Linen Swoon Skirt so I told her to pull the size 8 in hopes that it would fit better than the 6.
Linen Swoon Skirt – 8 – This is still sitting at my belly-button but not as tight. I wasn’t about to size to a 10 so I returned my original purchase. I’m sure this skirt will work for someone but unfortunately that person is not me.
Floral Peasant Blouse, #44121, Indigo, Size 6 – Very Anthro-esque. This was very loose and blouse-y.
Accordion Dress in Super 120s, $250, #36525, Warm Buff (also comes in Dark Heather Grey), 4 – This is such a beautiful dress. I was drawn to it on the website and this was a return to the store. The 4 was a great fit and the 6 would be too loose. This is so light weight and I love the pleating on this. I don’t need any formal work pieces but if this hits sale I may get the dark color.
Mirabel Pencil Skirt, $128, #42825, Faded Black Sand, 6 – You know me and JC pencil skirts are besties but since I have the dress in this color I decided to pass on the skirt.
Silk Blythe Blouse, $98, #37871, Poppy, 6 – A lovely silk blouse and the poppy color has a little bit of a pink tone to it. It’s not red red but more of a pinkish red in person. I know it looks more coral/salmon in my photos.
Rumi Dress, $118, #42820, Poppy, 6 – Personally, this is not my style but is a cute dress with a built in belt but the sleeves were giving me fits as well and the low v-neckline.
Cece Suede Ballet Flats, $128, #46198, Wild Berry, 7 – Totally love this color and was happy to find it in store. The Sapphire color is just as stunning in person as it is online.
FAVORITE TRY-ON OF THE DAY (maybe even year!)
Stripe Blouson Dress, $148, #42822, Black (also Azalea/Pink), 6 – You know how “they” say horizontal stripes make you look wider. “They” are so wrong. I am very used to the mirrors at my B&M store and they do not give off an illusion (or delusion) of making you look slimmer. This dress is so pretty and silky and slimming. I didn’t want to take it off.
Featherweight Cotton Cardigan, $62, #41103, Moroccan Yellow, M – My PS had this paired with the black Mirabel Dress in my dressing room but I like it with the Blouson Dress. It has lovely tortoise buttons and is super-lightweight and comes in 12 other colors.
There were lots of other new items in store but I only had a little time to try on things that interested me.
Have a great day!