J Crew cotton cable sweater (SU16, F1632, $85) runs XXXS – XL. Color choices are navy (NAV), soft peri (SPE) and white (WHI). 100% Cotton.
5/11/16 – cut to $49.99 online, $69.99 in-store
5/12/16 – I guess that $49.99 was an error. It’s now $69.99 online.
Size S – navy – Each spring, J. Crew releases a cotton cable sweater. This one is different for a number of reasons. A couple that I own have more of a crewneck than this one, which is an open neck. The ones I have are a lighter weight. This is on the heavier side for a mid-spring release. The tag says SU16, so it’s technically a summer release. It still manages to feel light, somehow.
It’s a little cropped in the body length and full in the sleeves. If you notice in the right pic, the sleeve doesn’t taper toward the wrist. It didn’t feel too loose or swingy, though.
The body on this one is rounded, as you can see. The fullness is thru the sides, between the underarm and the hem. It felt comfortable and flattering. These fitting room pics give me doubts, but it looked cute in person. I felt good in it, anyway.
ETA: Cocoon. That’s a better descriptor for this sweater. I decided that it added weight and returned it. Too bad because I really liked it.
ETA: It was released 2-wks ago and is marked down. I tried XS and that looked better. It does make it shorter, so this simply might not be one for a long torso or if you’re tall. It also brought the sweater in a bit on the sides.
I like the popcorn stitching (?) on the arms. It covers the front and back of the arms. And I see at least 4 cable patterns in the body of the sweater, so it’s pretty intricate.
GETSHOPPING gets 40% off sale items and 25% off tees, shorts, swim & more. Also good in-store. Ends tonite, Mon, May 4th. The sweater I reviewed up above is on promo & nets $55.65 thru tonite. “Worth” is subjective to each individual, but I think many would agree it’s easily worth $56.
* Ballet cap-sleeve t-shirt (SU16, $29.50) – review
* Ballet cap-sleeve t-shirt in stripe (SU16, $34.50) – review
* Gingham scarf (SU16, F2939, $59.50) – review
* Gingham sundress ($138) – review
* Indigo gauze popover shirt (SP15, $78) – still on the site in 2016 – review
* Marlo crossbody bag in leopard (nets $57 on this promo) – Gigi’s Gear
* Mini gingham bucket bag (nets $64 on this promo) – review
* Midi skirt in ornate lace (SP16, $128) – The navy is the skirt version of the dress (reviewed below). I tried on the white, sz 6. Another one where the scale doesn’t work on a petite frame. TTS, though. It’s a great, lightweight skirt. Should take you from the warmer spring months to early summer. There’s a circle detail at the hem that I like. Thumbsup.
* Patchwork-striped t-shirt (SU16, $55) – review
* Polka-dot regent blazer (nets $118 on this promo) – review
* Ruffled bell-sleeve shift dress in stripe (SP16, $98) – review
Size XS – chest = 35.5″, waist = 34.25″, hip = 38.5″
Size S – chest = 37.5″, waist = 36.25″, hip = 40.5″
* Ruffle-sleeve top (SP16, F0270, $79.50) – review
* Sheath dress in textured tweed (SP16, $158) – review
* Short-sleeve popover in white Irish linen – The long sleeve version of this blouse has fit very tts in the past. I wear 8P and tried on a 10P to get the slouchy look the model has. As with all 10P, once I get to that size the proportions simply don’t work. One issue this blouse has is there are no shoulder seams. The top extends from the neck down without seams to end the shoulder width and begin the sleeve. I wonder if this is a Somsack design because the body is boxy and the overall cut reminds me of Madewell. I would stick to your usual J. Crew blouse size. The linen is nice. Didn’t feel scratchy to me. Sidethumb.
* Short-sleeve shift dress in ornate lace (SP16, $148) – review
* Teddie pant ($89.50) – Gigi’s Gear
* Tie-front gingham shirt (SU16, $69.50)
Size 4 – chest = 39.75″
Size 6 – chest = 40.75″
* Wide-leg ponte pant (SP16, $79.50) – these come in grey now, in addition to black and navy – review
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