J Crew’s Collection pencil skirt in electric plaid (98892, $250) runs 00-12. I’m not sure if it also came in 14. It’s on sale now for $149.99 online. The color is called sweet orange.
Size 4 – I think a first great outfit for this is a chambray shirt, as seen in the stock pic.However, camel/tan will also look nice. That’s the painter crewneck cardigan in heather oatmeal, size M. I didn’t like that one. It’s like a poorly designed t-shirt that they sliced up the front and added gold buttons on. Pulled across the chest. The nips blared thru. Tried on multiple times and always a pass for me. Check the skirt out on 1 More Shopping Blog.
Full shot of the skirt.
Side view. The length looks questionable for my height (5’2″), but would be fine with a midheel. The elastic waist allows for various placement along the torso, so it can be hiked up higher. I didn’t say comfortable. Just possible.
J Crew’s Collection bow blouse in electric plaid (98786, $250) runs 00-14. The color is called sweet orange. It’s now on sale online for $179.99.
Size 4 – J Crew isn’t into voluptuous bows. Too bad because it’s nice to have a piece of material generous enough to tie as full as we’d like. This tied ok, but fell a little limp. Those are the garment-dyed camp pants ($19.99 in-store). Size 4 fit, but were too tight. I wanted size 6 in this color, but they weren’t available and have not popped back. So I ordered the 8P and am hoping they don’t look like floods. I ‘get’ the high water look, but I don’t want it to cut up my leg visually.
I thought I had a close-up pic to remind myself of how the bow-tie is sewn, but I don’t. The blouse is untied in this photo. From what I remember, you are committed to tying the bow. If you remove the piece of material, there will be a few loops just sitting on your blouse with nothing in them. If I see the blouse again, I’ll have a look at it so I can confirm whether that’s accurate or not. This combo made an unexpected cute outfit. I just happened to have on those Kate Spade Simon pumps.
Sizewise I’ve been 6 in J Crew tops in most cases this year. That’s a change in me, not J Crew making items smaller. Although that has been true in some cases. In this case, take the smaller of your 2 JC numeric blouse size, if you’re on the fence. The 4 fit well and I have still not attacked my post-partum. Case in point, the other nite yet another person asked me when I’m due. It doesn’t bother me. Check out the blouse & Everly electric plaid printed pumps on Ema. And lots of great looks for the blouse on A J Crew Shopping Habit.
Electric pump options
Try any of the electric plaid options? Do you like this print?
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