Pleated bib top (FA14, $88) runs regular 0 – 14 (B1534), petite 00 – 12 (B2423) and tall 2 – 16 (B2424). Color choices are academic green, navy, pale pink and white.
11/20 – $59.99 online. It was in the sale section in-store, but the price wasn’t marked.
Size 6 – Notice the pearl earrings (left pic). The top looks great with them. Almost made me want to buy it. The knife pleats are very sturdy. I liked how how the row of them flares out, horizontally, a little bit. I didn’t like the absence of darts. There aren’t any on the side. Usually the lack of seaming or darts gives a flat, breastplate look if you have a larger chest. The stretch in the blouse accomodates for the lack of additional stitching to create a nice fit.
I’ll assume this is the same fabric content as the one below. 97% cotton, 3% spandex, 100% poly back yoke. Why oh why did they do that? Yes, the uoke is an off-white color. It was a small, almost ugly surprise. There’s been a disconnect between online descriptions and the actual item. Silver lining pointed out that one of the elbow patch cardigans had nary an elbow patch in sight. The description on this says cotton with a hint of stretch and makes no mention of poly.
Pleated bib top in stripe (FA14, $88) runs regular 0 – ? (B1499) , petite 00 – 12 (B2488) and tall 2 – 14 (B2489). The color is called french blue (FBL). 97% cotton, 3% spandex, 100% poly back yoke.
11/20 – $29.99 in-store & online
Size 4 – This is another recycled styled. It’s a very scaled down version of the Victoria blouse (pic) from 2009. Somewhere around there. Notice the contrasting stripe pattern. It makes the blouse look more interesting than the basic shell that it is. That’s essentially a mocknek, but I like it over the higher neck of the Victoria.
The 4 fit and I was surprised to see that the white I tried was a size 6 (above). I would probably just get the 6, which is my usual size.
The 100% poly back yoke looks better in navy than the creme up above. It felt like cheap poly, though. Seriously, I don’t know why they did this. It cheapens the back of the shirt.
Mohair cardigan (B5288, $89.50) Color choices are heather jade, heather lavender and heather river.
11/20 – $59.99 in-store and online
Size S – heather river – I wanted to try an XS, but I saw my usual S and went for that. I would size down to the XS. It wasn’t too itchy. There’s a lack of saturation in these cardigans colors in the way that we know and love from J. Crew. I realize they’re heathered colors, but a rich hue would’ve been preferred. This was the prettiest color to me.
The shoulder area is where I confirmed that it was too big.
No pockets. Mohair can feel a little fragile. It’s not like you’d want to put your keys in the pockets of this cardi. The style is so basic that it looked very bare without pockets. The absence of pockets wasn’t necessarly a deal breaker. Also on an up noe, I didn’t notice the fabric shedding onto other things in the short time I spent with it.
The grey rainboots you see in one of the pics are by Henry Ferrera (see on Amazon
), ordered from Ideali or one of the flash sale sites. Here are some similar ones.
Promo – in-store
Save 30% off storewide from 8am – 10am Friday (today), 11/21. This is said to be the Black Friday promo that will launch next week.