Moms have mercury in their hands. George looks askance when I say it, but I believe it. And when I touched he merchandise at J. Crew the other day, I could feel the brand slowly heating up again. It's slow, as we should expect with production timelines, but progress is being made.
I liked, but was a bit skeptical about the leaf foil print as a personal like because the colors really say Fall to me. But J. Crew delivert! with the foil. We know they do color, prints and metallics well and this print/foil combo is no exception. It's good to see a print that can be flattering on a wide range of women. You can keep it cool and neutral for spring with light blue, navy, maybe even creme and warm it up for fall, also with creme, nutmeg and the cognac color they current have. There are a lot of possibilities to make it work for you.
Linen zip-front dress in gold foil leaf (SU15, $148) runs regular 000-16 (C4625), petite 00-12 (C8163) and tall 2-16 (C8164). 100% linen. Machine wash cold, gentle cycle, inside out. Line dry, warm iron as needed. Do not dry clean.
Size 6 - The dress fit exactly, so tts, in my opinion. I love that it's machine wash friendly and of course pockets almost always get a thumbsup. These were done well and didn't add weight on the sides. Interestingly, the bottom hem has gotta be 4-6 inchest wide. And it felt like a very starch tablecloth. It was rather stiff. However the overall dress still flowed when I moved in it and that odd feeling on the dress wouldn't bother me because I only felt it when I touched and examined the hem.
Left pic, if i wore it with flats, which I probably would never do. Pic on the right is with 'heels.' Check it out on marielarue7.
That's an elastic waist, which I don't usually find flattering on me. It looked good. I found that the dress flattened my chest. I don't know if that's the design of the dress and will flatten everyone with a larger chest. I also don't know if it's something that can be remedied with a particular type of bra. I'm thinking yes on the latter for sure.
Close-up of the rose gold zipper. It wasn't the best choice. The top I bought, the contrast paneled shell ($68), has a gold zipper. It looks better. However, once I was in the dress the rose gold zipper wasn't something that caught my eye as being off. I have two Kate Spade rose gold bangles and would probably wear them if I bought this dress. See KS rose gold bangles currently on sale. Amazon has a bridesmaid bangle, and at Nordstrom the make me blush pavé bracelet and sailor's knot hinged bangle are on sale. These are matches at Nordstrom, not markdowns. They will likely go back up to fp. Remember Nordstrom has free shipping both ways.
If I felt this were in my personal style right now, I might've ordered a 8P. Thumbsup.
Denim jacket in calyer wash (B9874) - runs regular XXX-XL (B9874) and petite PXXS - PL (C7594) 100% cotton.
Size S (B9874) - The small fit perfectly. True to size. I like the lighter wash.
More gold leaf foil
* contrast paneled shell - This is the leaf print item I bought. The S was a little tight looking across the chest, but didn't feel tight. I tried on & chose M.
* gold-foil leaf shell -
* gold foil leaf scarf - I was disappointed that my store didn't have this. I wanted to try it. I wonder if it would look good with the XXX or bee too much print together. Modal/rayon/linen/silk. Dry clean.
* garden pants in gold foil leaf - I tried these on and the 6 fit well. They're cut more like regular pants than say the cafe capri. The fabric is linen or a linen blend and I believe they're handwash. I'll be reviewing them later, with photos. From recollect, I believe I'd go for the 8P instead of the 6.
* paneled shell - My store didn't have this, either. Check it out on J Crew Is My Fav Store.
What do you think of the print? Have you seen it irl yet?
p.s. I'm in Dallas at the Reward Style Conference #rStheCon. Keep up PRODUCT.