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Sunday, December 2, 2012

J Crew - chiffon dot top

J Crew's chiffon dot top (24168, 0-16 not sure if it came in 00, 34348 P00-P12) comes in dublin green, navy and warm ivory. Dublin green is currently sold out online. All 3 colors are available in-store. Silk/cotton, dry clean.


I'm no tucker, but I love this look


Size 4 - I had zero interest in a sheer top, but I wanted to try this on to share pics. I should know by now that zero interest/just for the blog is a weak spot for crewlade to seep thru. My defenses are usually down because I'm not expecting to like it. I liked it. I was thinking something like this could be found at Forever 21. They actually have a mint swiss dot peplum top right now. I've seen it a few times in-store (sold out online). Of course it's all small and tight and junior-y and Forever 21-y. I would never even bother trying it on, but it looked pretty good, in case you're teeny. Check it out on Feeling J Crewzy, on Stethoscopes, Style & Grace and on J Crew Is My Favorite Store.


I knew size 4 was a step in the right direction, but I wasn't convinced it was the right size. It has a very loose fit. Unfortunately, my fitting room time is limited these days, so I usually only try what I brought in. I don't want to run a sales associate for something I'm pretty sure I'm not buying. It's loose thru the body and seems loose enough thru the shoulders & arms to size down one more to a 2. Note, I'm taking 4,6 or 8 these days. Lots of size 6. Definitely size down on this one, imo.


For some reason, I could not resist what I call the blogger lean. When I really like something, I usually move my body to express the joy. Usually only in the confines of the fitting room or at home. Because yes, you guessed it, I almost fell over.


Of course I like how the little chiffon dots look like bows. This is how sheer it is. You definitely need a cami of some sort underneath. If you're doing something else with this...uh, have fun.


 The Feeling
Well, I kept wanting to relegate this to Forever 21. I don't think they would get the dots-as-bows detail. And it would probably be polyester, but I think they could pull off a good dupe. It also might show up on the Factory side, although it would probably also be polyester. Even though I think we have seen or will see a knockoff, I still kept thinking about this top. I liked it quite a bit. 


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15 comments

  1. Oh dang it, I like it. For some reason, I thought (could have sworn I read the online description saying) it was polyester. Thanks for the review ... I think ;)

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    1. Tiffany Rose -- Y, cotton silk, not poly ;) Let me know if you try it.

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  2. I should not be up reading blogs right now (what with the week starting and all that) so I've been punished by laughing and almost waking my husband. "If you're doing something else with it" ahahahahahaha, you are too much, Gigi, too much. Can't say I don't love it. Thank youso much for the review!

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    1. Anthro Blogger - A laugh is always a good thing :)

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  3. Thanks for the review, Gigi! I have been eyeing this for some time, but the price is too high for me right now. I'm also wondering how different the petite sizing would be. Hoping this makes it to a sale with a % off someday (we can dream right? :))

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    1. em in espana - The petite sizes are usually about an inch difference in length. I'm only going roughly from memory though. It could be less though, like maybe only about 1/2" difference. With no final sale right now, there are likely to be returns. Sending you some good luck!

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  4. It's hard for me to resist a silk/cotton blend, living in the desert. Plus it's washable. I'm going to resist the crewlade on this one though because I won't look gamine and fawnlike like that model does. I'll look like I wore my pajamas to work, snort!

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    1. Desert Flower - I look gamine, but only in my head. (slaps knee) Apparently, wearing your pjs out in public is completely acceptable and I'm glad to hear you don't agree.

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  5. I bought the green colorway as soon as it was released and I love it! I don't think it's as sheer in the green but since I have darker skin I don't wear anything under it.

    Thanks for the review!

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    1. Cheryl - Thanks for chiming in about the green. Good to know it's less sheer :)

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  6. That is one pretty, feminine blouse without ruffles and without sequins. It is classic and four season worthy. You look incredible in this top. If the price point troubles you, you could get someone to sew this up in your choice of fabric for a very reasonable fee. It is simple and elegant and you cannot find anything like it at 4eva.

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    1. yippee - I've saved a few pics of items I hoped to have made. Never happened so far. I have since stuck to just buying it if I really want it. Good suggestion, though. :)

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  7. Great review! There is definitely something about this top. I did a review on it as well, I ended up sending it back (it's so expensive and my normal size 8 was huuuuuge) but couldn't stop thinking about it either, haha. I ended up re-ordering in a 6 (still big, I'm on the fence about keeping it but was afraid it would sell out) and then this morning it popped back in 6petite in the dublin green! I've never bought petite, but it seems long and big enough that I"m hoping it'll work (the green looks amazing and hopefully less sheer).

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    1. Erika, I got the P and it didn't work. It sat like a big square on me. Might exchange it for the regular size. Hope you get the size that works for you. I keep hearing how beautiful the green is.

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  8. That's so funny; I just saw this top on the Hyundai commercial yesterday too! The Dublin green is seriously amazing, got it yesterday. Probably second to the swiss dot tippi for my favorite j crew item of the year :)

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