J Crew’s blouson dress in polka dot ($168, 61022) is currently on sale online for $99.99. It’s marked to $69.99 in-stores. The color/pattern is called black. This dress went up to size 16, fyi. I like polka dots, but I had zero interest in this dress even though word of its glory has traveled thru the blogosphere. I tried it on just to share pics about info and fit and fell for it. The fabric is thin/lightweight so although it’s black, it’s more of a spring/summer item. It’s very comfortable and the fabric felt good on. The necklace in the pic is J Crew and I believe it’s retail only. Currently on sale for $19.99 before any additional discounts. Check it out on AppGal, on Judicious Shopaholic, on ShOperaRach, on Veronika’s Blushing and on Audreybella (scroll to end).
Size 4 – I am usually 4/6P in J Crew. I don’t fit into all of my pre-pregnancy clothes even though I’ve gotten my weight down. I didn’t snap the tag to see if it’s 100% silk or has some stretch. I assume the lining is poly. The size 4 stretched to fit all over, incl my chest & stomach and it wasn’t tight in the chest or down the backside. This leads me to suggest that you size down one.
ETA: measurements so you can decide for yourself:
Size 2: chest 35″, waist 26″, hip 40.5″
Size 4: chest 36″, waist 27″, hip 41.5″
This is J Crew’s Eden cardigan ($89.50, 46727) and this ivory color is currently on promo online for $79.50. The Eden cardigans are marked to $49.99 in-stores. The ivory shade is a nice, warm off-white/cream. Standard, long cardi from J Crew. Take your preferred size. I sometimes take XS in this style so I’m sure it fits close to the body. I consistently prefer a S these days and that’s what I’m wearing in the pic.
Another promo has rolled out. This time it’s tiered. Use JINGLE for 20% off $100 or more, 25% off $150 or more and 30% off $250 or more thru Wed, 12/14.
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