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J Crew midweight stripe boatneck (E8773, $45) runs XXXS – XL. Cotton. Color choices are cherry red/ivory and navy ivory. Made in Philippines.
Size S – navy ivory – This size felt good, so tts. The sleeves were a little loose. Not in a bad way. Just more loose than some of the tighter sleeves where we’re like uhhh… The cotton is definitely a midweight. This is what we want when we buy these types of tops. A solid, non see-thru cotton. Of course I love the classic navy stripes. I like that boatneck neckline, too. I think it’s universally flattering.
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Size S – cherry red/ivory – Here’s the red stripe verison. When there’s a red stripe option and a navy stripe option, I usually end up picking the navy. I really liked this red, though. I would enjoy owning either or both. Do you hear that, Universe? Both!
So good to see a stripe item in a heavier weight fabric.
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Silk clip dot top ($98) runs regular 000-16 (E7788), petite P00 – P12 (E9521) & tall T2 – T16 (E9522). Color choices are black, ivory, navy, neon dahlia & vinatage elm. 75% silk, 25% viscose, 100% poly lining. Dry clean.
Size 4 – vintage elm – I like this color. It’s a green color, but also very brown in tone. I like the v-neck, which wasn’t too low for my personal taste. Not a fan of the drycleaning aspect. I try to consciously avoid it, but know that’s not realistic.
Does it work as an audition top? Yes, as far as the v-neck, but I have questions marks about the color & the texture. It’s difficult to predict how a top is going to read on-camera. We’re told to be mindful of certain colors (no red) and bold patterns. The texture on this isn’t bold, but it could be exaggerated on-camera.
I liked it. Very easy to wear.
New Arrivals are here!
I read on JCA that ZV5G5 gets 25% off your order and you don’t have to have a J Crew card to get the promo. It is also said that there is 25% off in-store with your J. Crew card.
The Elsie suede d’Orsay pumps were an addtl 50% off w/SHOPNOW and net $125, but they’ve been pulled. That’s the 2nd price error on them. They were a net $50 last week. I didn’t jump on it either time because I knew I’d be buying just for price. I should’ve done it! It’s difficult to gauge which is what seems to be a premature cut on a new release vs an error. The lesson is to bite, if the price is too good to be true.
Gigi’s Gone Shopping
I’m back! For today.
I cannot tell you the number of times that I’ve sat here with a blank post and ended up closing the computer. One of the most arduous tasks is editing photos. For many months I thought about outsourcing, but I don’t know if I could ever explain my review photos to someone and how to crop them. I don’t use a set formula when I edit.I figure by the time I make provide instructions on jpeg extentions or in a note doc, I could’ve already edited them myself. Another issue has been my transfer from Blogger to WordPress (WP). There’s a learning curve and it’s difficult to get up to speed when I haven’t had time to examine WP.
Some of the acting projects I worked on early last year were released and I’ve been able to discuss them (Steve Jobs, Swiss Army Man, that Hyundai spot). As far as the blog, I’m not quite ready to give up my fitting reviews as we know them. You know I’ve kept everything so separate — blog life vs. acting. I’m feeling more comfortable to blend the two and as well as let it unfold. Blogging has changed quite a bit since I started. I’m continuing to grow and am thinking about how I want to reflect that in this space. Acting has also changed and although I often can’t talk about projects until they’re released, there are ways I can still share my experiences along the way.
I’ve been on a post-Sundance streak and back into a rhythm of booking that I’ve enjoyed in the past. I aim to keep it going. Going to Sundance was huge for my psyche and my spirit! It’s easy to slip back into fear, not knowing when my next audition or job will be. However, I’m really utilizing things like positive quotes, my vision board and giving & receiving daily support from a couple of key people. Find an encouraging buddy for your journey. It will make all the difference.
I’m looking forward to 2 projects. One of which is with an Academy Award winner and still not on IMDB even though it started shooting in late January. I’m not sure I’ll be meeting the individual, but it will be nice to my name roll along at some point in the list of credits. I’m really excited about this project & 2 other ones that are happening in the next 6 wks.
ETA: Thanks for letting me know there’s a comment issue. I’ve done a test comment a number of times and also get the 404 Error. Since yesterday, I’ve been trying a number of fixes and none of worked so far. I’ll figure it out.
Thanks for hanging with me!!