J Crew Holiday 2013: Tipped Silk Tee in Windowpane

Three new silk tees arrived online during some new arrivals and I decided on trying the Tipped Silk Tee in Windowpane. I ordered the 8 Petite and probably should have ordered the regular size 8. The 8 Petite fit great through the waist but the sleeves were tight on me and it was a bit snug across the chest. You can see just a touch of pulling in the first pic.

The Silk Tee felt great on. The silk feels very nice against the skin. It is not lined and has a back keyhole with button. I was able to just slip the tee on without unbuttoning it. 

The side view is where I found this the most unflattering and made me realize the regular size 8 would be best.

Here you can see the pulling on the arms and across the back. 
I do like this tee and hope my store has a size 8 in this print for me to exchange. I’m still trying to get the hang of the J Crew Petite sizing. I found my blazer size in the 10 Petite but pants and shirts are still a bit hit-or-miss.
Have you tried the Silk Tee yet in this print or the Solid or Diamond Tile?


  1. December 6, 2013 / 4:52 pm

    I didn't like it in the solid coral color. I thought it was a bit spring-like and thin. I like the windowpane on you. I like the smaller pattern over the larger one. But, I do think you're going to look pretty in the silk factory pink.

    I have lots of catching up to do on your blog, fit twin!!

    • December 7, 2013 / 4:26 pm

      After seeing these pics again, Gigi, I am thinking I'll just straight up return this blouse and wait for a sale.

    • December 8, 2013 / 3:36 am

      I like regular sizes in most of the tops from J Crew. I very rarely wear the petites. The length is where I need petites, but the fit becomes too short & tight in the wrong places. It just depends. Try on the regular. I'm curious to see if you think it's too long or you like it better.

  2. December 7, 2013 / 1:08 am

    I tried this same one. It didn't wow me. I tried on the blue one in the store and liked it better on me. But I didn't like either one enough to keep. The fit on me was shapeless but I don't think sizing down was the answer either. It just wasn't a good cut on me. I liked the hem, though it was different. The length was good too. So was the neckline. Maybe I should try it again, I guess I do like it !

    • December 7, 2013 / 4:29 pm

      Cate – I saw the blue in store but I think I prefer the print. I think it is the hem that makes this top interesting.