J Crew December 2014: Fair Isle Abstract Sweater, Drapey Keyhole Top in Stripe, Collection Silk Bib Top, Shrunken Boy Shirt in Navy Plaid

Just a few reviews of some tops and sweaters from J Crew I found in my picture roll.

Drapey Keyhole Top in Stripe, Navy, size 6 ~

I was in a rush in the store and liked this on sight because it was Navy. It’s a great little top and the size 6 is a good fit but overall this didn’t wow me enough to stay. And now it’s on sale with the 40% GIFTNOW promo. Still not enough reason for me to keep. I’ll stick to my Silk Sleeveless Blouses for now. 
Fair Isle Abstract Sweater, Charcoal Red Blush, Medium ~
I love gray and pink together which is why I think I really liked this sweater. I wore it within days of purchasing it. I was tempted to size down to a Small but am really glad I didn’t since I bought it without trying it on. The neck-hole is small. You don’t ever notice the neck-hole until you have one that’s smaller than normal. I can get it on just fine but the small-ness of it is noticeable, for me at least. I’m hoping I bought a flawed one. 
The Medium fit great everywhere. I don’t buy too many printed-type sweaters since I’m a little fussy about the pattern but I love this one. I thought I had a pink gingham shirt somewhere to layer under so I’ll need to see if I can’t find that. 
~ Collection Silk Bib Top, Black & Warm Taupe, size 8 ~
I have been looking for some silk blouses to replace the crepe ones I have since I’ve had a few laundry mishaps with them. I thought this top would be a great addition to my closet since it would look nice alone, or layered under a sweater. 
I ordered my normal size 8 in two colors and it’s way too big. The sleeves are super long and not meant to be cuffed. The shoulder seams are way too low and it’s just big, overall, throughout the body.
~ Warm Taupe ~
Lastly, though I like the no-collar look this one has a raw edge on it. That means you will definitely have to try clean this or spend some time with small scissors trying to try the collar each time you wash it. 

~ Shrunken Boy Shirt in Navy Plaid, size 8 ~

I am not sure where the “shrunken” part is on this shirt. It’s pretty large overall. I could have sized down to a 6 in this and still felt comfortable in it. I ended up keeping the 8 because it felt so cozy once I had it on, that I never took it off until the end of the day. I will layer it with a sweater or cardigan to shape it up a bit. 

This evening I will finish up my Christmas shopping. I am busy all weekend with family obligations and I work every day next week so I will have no time for “last minute” shopping. Luckily, The Boy is now home so I can send him on grocery store runs if needed.

Have a Great Day!

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