J Crew's whisper gauze peasant blouse (83765, $69.50) runs XXS - XL. The color choices are chili & navy.
Size XS - chest = 41"
Size S - chest = 43"
Size S - I'm not a huge fan of bubble hem anything. Stripes couldn't even win my interest on this. Then I saw it in-person. The gauzy fabric looked so comfortable and then of course it's dressed in stripes so I liked it even more. When I see tops in this silhouette, the inclination is to try a smaller size. I ignored the desire and to trying my regular size in it. I like the stripe scale, the red fabric and the material. It felt so comfortable and I almost forgot to change back into my shirt before gathering my stuff to leave the fitting room. Check it out on A JC Shopping Habit, on Handbag Aficianado and on AppGal.
You could adjust it to wear it a little off the shoulder. I suppose going up a size might achieve a more permanent off-shoulder look. So is it worth fp? That really depends on the individual. It's worth fp to me because I felt comfortable in it and things felt very camouflaged. That is worth some sitty nine fitty. However, I feel that some things are worth fp and then they go on sale before I can even receive them in the mail. It has happened so often & is so discouraging that I have really tried to stick to waiting for a sale. It really depends. I don't always wear things within the same week. If I do and am getting my cost/wear, the fp sale thing doesn't bother me so much. I am sure I often save more by buying fp. Come on, how many times have you done a re-buy and spent more than you're saving. My arm is aching from waving it so vigorously. Oh, and from lugging around returns.
Let's talk about the button. It's on a pocket, if you didn't know. You can't really see the pocket until you're up close, so the button looks like it's on there...ummm..like a spare nipple. Anytime there are buttons at the chest I figure it is accentuating the nipple(s). I get the button. It gives some perspective to the top...you know you're wearing it the right way, etc...so no points deducted for it.
Size XS - I had to try the XS anyway. I kept fussing w/the top, but wherever the tag sit made the top want to poke out on one side. It also rides up more in the XS on me. Pass on this size. I would be interested in trying the M out of curiosity. However, I'm guessing the S is best. I wouldn't want to have to wear a cami underneath if the M slides around too much. I may try it on next time I'm in the store. It's selling fast in the stores, so I'm not sure I'll bump into the M.
Switching...ok, so did you watch the proposal video? (bawl)
Talk top, video, etc....
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