J Crew’s collection ruffle collar shirt (56440, $225) comes in black or warm bisque. It’s on sale now for $159.99
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.
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.
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″.
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 ;).