Wednesday, February 13, 2013

J Crew - Sera top

J Crew's Sera top ($98) comes in regular 00-16, 65244 and petite 00-12, 17474. The color choices are champagne, frosted lilac, dark cove & melon.

Size 2 - center back length = 22.75"
Size 4 - center back length = 23"

3/13 ETA - I ended up taking a size 4 in one color. I thought it was a bit loose under the arms, but never thought to size down. I happened to try on a size 2 in another color, as no size 4 was on the rack. The 2 fit well. I got the size 2 in the next couple of colors I picked up. Take the smaller of your JC sizes. Consider sizing down 2 sizes total to get the closest fit to the body, if that's your goal.

Size 6 - This is a fuller cut thru the body. I don't know why the are describing it as a tailored fit on the online description. The dark cove is pretty. I like the very tame ruffle collar. Check out the Sera on Roxy. And I reviewed the Sera top in traced medallion.

If you are pregnant and hoping to buy something J Crew, this would be a good choice and should work thru the early 2nd trimester. Generally speaking, of course. Everyone's belly growth is different. 
 Shoes: J Crew old (Similar Nine West w/a sparkly heel BCBG Max Azria, $49 thru 2/15 Aldo $60)

This is one of my favorite parts of the top. I love the corset like buttons. Covered buttons buttons usually drive me nuts, but these didn't bother me at all.

It would be nice if it fit like this, but that's not what they were going for w/this top. I kind of like the fuller style as something different than the usual J Crew silk cami. Although I think the fuller style added weight on me. It would do much better under a jacket or cardigan.

The Feeling
 I like the less is more ruffle collar. Some of the silk cami collars are too...patrician. I think they're awesome on super sale, but I end up not wearing the one's w/fruffly ruffly collars very much. As stated, I also really like that corset neckline and the fuller part of the body is a lil something different. The fullness of the top would look cute in contrast w/something more structured like a schoolboy blazer.

On promo as of 2/13 for $78 + STYLE30 for addtl 30% off

Also on promo
STYLE30 gets an addtl 30% off these prices and are not final sale:

* Double-breasted schoolboy blazer ($198)

* Enameled frog bracelet ($78) - I have this on the way, but just saw the enameled double-frog bracelet...hmmmm

* Jackie cardigan in stripe ($59.50) - navy on promo

* Merino sweater in inky floral ($128)

* Pavé heart bracelet ($98)

* Silk pleated skirt in mini medallion ($128)

Are you shopping the STYLE30 promo?

J Crew
30% off with STYLE30 thru 2/18
Update coming soon!
30% off final sale with GETMORE thru 2/12


  1. OOOOOO, thanks for this review! I need to check out that enameled double-frog bracelet!

  2. Thank you Gigi- I had my eye on that top as well. It looks very nice on you. I wear sleeveless blouses all year round under cardigans and blazers, so I always check out the new offerings. I need to see if the champagne is see through. Although, I do wish they could make an interesting cami without any ruffles.

  3. Thanks for the review.
    I see that the promo states '30% off Final Sale'. Does it work on promo priced items?

  4. this is a great colour!

    xox P

  5. Well, I am pregnant. I bought the lilac color, loved it and see that it'll work for a lot of my pregnancy and post preg. so I went ahead and bought the other colors as well. I think I can cut the inside shell slightly to extend the wear. Then sew it up after the pregnancy. Thank you J crew for making a top I can wear during the pregnancy. I was slightly depressed thinking I'd have to take a J Crew break;)

  6. Does the top run true to size or bigger? I'm usually a size s or 4 in tops or 6 in bottoms. Thank you for your review :)

    1. ilean - The sera top runs one size large, imo. HTH


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