Size 6 - Trompe l'oeil is French for trick of the eye. Which means the top is not lace. It looks convincing from afar, but it's a print. This size felt comfortable, but I didn't try the 4. I think I'd want to be fit enough to wear the 4. Check it out on 1 More Shopping Blog, on Beach Chic Style and on Shop With M.
One wavy boob. I didn't like that trick of the eye.
What kind of trick is this? A wavy boob and the illusion of even more weight than I already have. Not a fun romp of a tromp for me. The silk is a lightweight chiffon type. I guess you could try adding a tissue turtleneck under, but I don't like to layer that way. I think it would add weight visually. I would probably wear a thin cami under as I usually do with these types of tops. It would also work under a cardigan, but I'd be fixating on straightening the tromp all day long. I didn't get the feeling for me, personally. I see how it could look cute on the right folks.
I hope I remember to stay out of the stores in the final week of Christmas. The employees are ragged, tired and some are downright rude. Where are their happy hats? I worked at a company where we had to put mirrors at our computers to remember to put a smile in our voice. Corny w/the mirrors, but they wanted to underscore the point. I blame corporate culture and the individual store leaders for service issues. One store I visited today...I couldn't believe the experience I was having. I asked for price matches from online. I had a printout from online for one and the mgr insisted that the SA call. Fine. Sidebar -> I watched Restaurant Stakeout last nite. There was a mgr who was nickle and diming every customer that came in. Just allow a sub of broccoli rabe already without charging $2. It will go a long way. Luckily she learned her lesson and was able to keep her job. <- End sidebar. I didn't appreciate the mgr whispering something to the SA right as I was standing there. I wanted to say what?!? is there a problem?!?!? all rude, but I didn't want to conduct myself with that energy. I couldn't prove that she was saying anything negative about me and I didn't want to scare her like I took my earrings off by way of my speech. I ice skated years ago and if we fell in competition, my coach said to get up, smile and spread your arms out like you landed the jump. I did that at the end of this transaction, even though I was pissed off. BIG smile. BIG thank you. Like I'd just received the greatest service EVER! Not.
With regard to the store I was in today, I can only wonder where the mgr worked previously. She comes across like she worked at a store where customers are treated as criminals until they prove they're going to pay for something. As discussed on The Mothership, None of us are asking J Crew b&ms to do anything other than a) understand the current promo and b) honor it with sans bad attitude. I often wonder why this particular store is empty and I can see a glaring issue in the case of this mgr. And then over at Nordstrom. Ugh. I received an unacceptable "that's from the xx dept" when I tried to return a scarf. I absolutely know that the first word in an any Nordstrom employee's lexicon is yes. She was holding the scarf like it was a rag from the street. At this point my patience was severely strained. I'm loaded up with packages hanging from every point the stroller like some merchant hawking goods at the turn of the century. Mini G is whimpering and I don't know why. So yeah, I snatched the scarf back from her and huffed away. Of course the next employee -- right next door -- understood the company culture and returned both of my B.P. items without incident in her dept. (sigh) I am trying to keep my happy hat on and hope I encounter more people trying to do the same.
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