Linen-cotton drawstring pants (SP15, $68) run regular 00-16 (C1223) and petite 00-12 (C1241). Color choices are bright hydrangea, navy & white. 51% linen, 49% cotton.
Size 6 – navy – Yay for an engaged sales associate who let me know that the Ikat linen-cotton drawstring pants come in solid colors. So she brought me these pants. I was trying them for size reference, but fell in love with the dark navy color and the fit. I’m 5’0″ and the last hip measurement I made was 39″.
The sandals are similar to the Size 6 – navy, but without the heel strap. These sandals aren’t online, but I reviewed them here. I’ll try to wear them on the weekend to give feedback on how they are out in the real world as opposed to a carpeted fitting room.
These were so comfortable that when I went to put my clothes back on, I reached for these instead of my jeans.
Mixed-media chord necklace (C7185, $64.50) – Color choices are bright jade, deep spearmint & rosewood.
4/1 – $29.97 in-store
Rosewood – I like the dominant burgundy color. However, the color is a little flat in the stone. It’s probably acrylic and would’ve been glass if offered in retail. It gives it a more clear, less cloudy look. I also think they put too many different shades of blue on this. They should’ve repeated the green on that middle stone. At any rate, the color mix goes with a lot of J. Crew gear and it will be worth it to some for that very reason.
Drapey pant (SP15, $88) run regular 00-16 (B8074) and petite 00-12 (B8408). Color choices are black, bohemian red, bright kiwi and haven blue. 100% poly.
4/1 – $39.97 in-store for black, bright kiwi & haven blue. I don’t remember if bohemian red was in-store.
Size 6 – bright kiwi – B-riiiight! I was really scared of the shade, but I had to try them on. Of course the sale rack was full of them. The size 6 was good, so tts. However, I would take an 8 to get a drapey-er look on me. I would go for the regular 8 and not get a petite size because I wouldn’t want the inseam to be any shorter. I have an average to slightly longer than average inseam for being 5’0″.
The pleats on these are similar to retail, creating a look of bags of coins in my pants. However, the look is less pronounced on these than those I’ve tried in retail and it’s really only noticeable when I bend to show the puffs. I would go up to an 8 in these to get more looseness in the thigh. The pockets do show a little thru the pants, but going up a size would make them more opaque.
Reminder that these are a size 8 and not much bigger than the 6. Visually, I can see the difference most in the thighs. The back of my thigh isn’t that big. There was room in there, but the thigh fit close in the front and had more slack than the size 6.
On my monitor, the pic on the left shows the color best. Minus the mirror stuff. I never notice those things until I see the pics on my computer. I liked the shade quite a bit, but no color combos beyond white or black were jumping out in my mind. I didn’t think I’d reach for them, so I passed.
* Airspun waffle beach sweater – Qualitywise, it’s a factory version of something we’d see in retail. Who knows how it will wear. Will it pill easily? We don’t know. But I’m pretty sure I gave it a thumbsup. I tried heather natural in S. It looks a bit like a henley pullover online, but it definitely reads as a sweater irl.
* Embroidered anchor Teddie sweater – It’s thin/lightweight. The arms were snug in the S. I would go for a M for overall comfort.
* Embroidered tunic top – This one is long. The size S fit, but the silhouette wasn’t right. The XS also fit and looked better in the shoulders. The best size for me (5’0″) would be PM. It runs long. I don’t remember my thumb rating, but they’ve done better versions of this style on the factory side. The quality has gone down a notch in some cases, if you can believe it.
* Nautical knit dress – On sale for $39.97 in-store on 4/1. Stripesick! I am wearing it today with white leggings. I wanted to wear it with black ones, but couldn’t find them. It’s probably for the better because the dark stripes are navy.
p.s. In case you missed, I came out on 4/1 and it wasn’t an April Fool’s Day joke.