I’ve been in for some try-ons, but haven’t been super inspired to visit J. Crew in-person. Yesterday I decided to see if they had the toile sweatpants in-store for me to try and they did. I had no interest in trying the following or anything else, but was motivated once I saw the vintage cabernet.
Silk sleeveless blouse (FA14, $89.50) runs regular 00 – 16 (B0256), petite 00 – 12 (B1730) and tall 2 – 16 (B1741) – Comes in black, deep sea (bright blue, lighter than cobalt), navy, rose blossom, vintage cabernet and warm ivory.
Size 4 – chest = 39 1/4″, waist = 40,” center back length 30 3/4″
Size 6 – chest = 40 1/4″, waist = 41,” center back length 30 3/4″
Size 6P – chest = 39 1/4″, waist = , center back length 29 3/4″
Size 8P – chest = 40 1/4″, waist = 41,” center back length 30 3/4″
9/16 – $69.99 online vs $74.99 in-store, according to the tag.
Size 6 – vintage cabernet – It was the lone size on the rack, so no option to try a 4 as well. I’ve been so unimpressed w/the offerings that I haven’t memorized the website like I usually do. I thought it was a dress at first. It’s not.
This color! It’s gorgeous. It has a slight brown tone to it, giving it warmth. But it definitely looks like wiiiiiine. Left pic. Ignore the right pic. It doesn’t say anything, except that the buttons are covered and I like this about the blouse. I’m 5’0″ and don’t feel like the length is too long. I measure 37″ across the fullest part of my bust.
I tried it on with the rib-stitch open cardigan (review) and toile sweatpants (S). Um, no to wearing the look in public. It feels like gear for lounging at home or somewhere indoors. I’m going to try on the sweatpants again w/a blazer to see if I can create a hi-low look with them. It might work with the stronger lines of a blazer, instead of a cardigan. I do like the sweatpants. They’re very comfortable, and just different.
ETA: So I bought the toile sweatpants and they were a return. I couldn’t take myself seriously wearing them with heels. Surely I would look like I had an accident of some sort and those were the backup pants I had in the car. I tried wearing them with flip flops and I wasn’t enamored enough to keep them for wearing around the house. They were baggy on me in the front, hip area. And the solid grey band at the bottom ends the pattern, making my legs look shorter. No bueno.
Adjusting to see if it would look good tucked in. Yes. And I always love my Loft jeans. I’m wearing Ceces (check Ebay), which run TTS. I walked about 4000 steps to J. Crew, Sephora, Starbucks, H&M and back. About 2 miles, I think. Supreme comfort.
Size 6 – warm ivory – I really wish there had been a 4 to try, just to compare. It’s easy to sweat out silk, though, so I liked the loose fit of the 6 and it wasn’t too low under the arms. The color is a buttery ivory. There’s a lot of yellow in it, but it looks ivory. Dark ivory. I wouldn’t call it yellow.
I wasn’t too sure about this color. It seemed kinda plain. It was cute for some reason buttoned up to the neck. And then I really liked it with the dark rib-stitch open cardigan over it.
Terro liquid baits. I discovered it online last year after researching how to get rid of ants. The ants we get are weird. They don’t go in the pantry where there’s food. They show up in our bathrooms. We usually don’t get trails of them because once we see the scouts, we get on the problem right away. Which used to be to kill, and then clean to try to get rid of their trails or whatever they use to talk to each other. With a baby in the house, we didn’t use too many chemicals. My strategy has been to use the bait when I see ants outside that are near the perimeter of the house. The actual, physical structure. We still get the scouts, but no big problems since we got the ant killah juice.
We were threatened by a small invasion last nite. I happened to go into the kitchen before bed and saw a trail. We never even saw one scout. There was no food out, so I don’t know waht they were going for. George put a Terro near the slider door where they were coming in and 2 outside. Within 5 hours (cuz Mini G woke up at 5am), they were gone. This stuf is the ish. If you have ants, GET IT!
I’ve watched this video at least 6x today. It cracks me up!