The beautiful image from jcrew.com that many of us love. Dang trick photography that J Crew has abused in the past year or more. You would think the fabric is a luxe, opaque silk esp for a $225 opening price, but it's not.
Size 6 - Size 6 was the right choice. Check out the warm bisque on the J. Crew blog and on Shop With M.
The ruffle placket. Not ruffle collar. There are no ruffles on the collar. I kept looking for them online, based on the product name. I guess it's ruffle, collar shirt. Not ruffle-collar shirt.
Sleeve length. Not a bracelet sleeve. I'd say the sleeve length is average to slightly longer.
I couldn't decide between black and warm bisque. By the time I wanted to commit, only black was available in my size. I just hoped I wouldn't look like a mariachi band member. And I don't.
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I rolled the sleeve right at the wrist and it hung there limply.
When I re-rolled it the J Crew way, it looked better & stayed in place much better. What you want to do is take edge of the sleeve and bring it up to your elbow. Then fold that in half and so on, until you get the look you like. It's much cleaner than using the cuff as a measurement and folding it up, based on the width of the cuff.
The sleeve detail. I was able to squeeze my hand (7.5 glove) thru the opening. I'm not sure I will do that all the time because it's a tight squeeze and I don't want to put stress on the garment. Left pic is how it looks, naturally. Right pic is after I opened up the wrist keyhole detail to share the length, which is approx 4".
I am feeling especially cheap after all these promos, which have been going since the week before Thanksgiving. $111 felt like a lot for a blouse that which is not likely to have a lot of utility for me. I don't really go out at nite at the moment, but if I did I would wear this with cute bottoms for a dressier look. It's quite sheer. There is a chance a navy cami might create a softer look -- not so much contrast against my skin, and still blend in with the black top. I don't feel disappointed about missing out on warm bisque. I think the color would be less forgiving for dealing with what type of cami one wears with it and so on. Overall I felt good in it right away, comfortable and not fussy at all. I would've been disappointed about the fabric if I'd only see the Lookbook pic. I knew it was sheer. T any rate, thumbs up.
Not collection. Not silk chiffon. But much lower price points.
In other news, I've lost 4 lbs in the past couple of weeks and pretty excited about it. I was drinking an average of a soda a day and I lost 2 lbs the first week I cut that out. Also, Mini G is now 17 months and I'm still totally & utterly exhausted. This year started off super busy the first business day of the year and continues, which I'm excited about as well. Fellow bloggers, I think of you in my 'real life' and wish I could get around more to visit. Please know I'm thinking about you. I appreciate everyone who keep coming around these parts, whether you comment or not ;).
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