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J Crew striped popover sweater (SU16, F1878, $85) runs XXX – XL. Color choices are navy white (NWH) and red white (RWH). 75% cotton, 25% nylon. Handwash cold with like colors, none chlorine bleach only, lay flat to dry, warm iron as needed.
Size S – The website description says this is a relaxed fit. I agree with that. I don’t think it warrants sizing down. It you look under the arms, it’s loose. Even if you size down, there will be extra material there.
I was curious if it was any better with a long necklace, which is usually a winner on most tops. It came together a bit with the necklace and shoes, but it didn’t push me to want to buy it. I know this was a popular top when some of you saw it in the catalog. You’ll have to try it for yourself. I didn’t see the red white option in-store. I like how it looks online because red stripes are far less common than navy.
I wasn’t particularly enamored with this sweater because I’m not a big fan of fine stripes. I can’t wear this to an audition because the stripes will jump on camera. Also, the cut just isn’t there for my shape. In the left pic, I have the sweater pulled down to show the length. I’m 5’0″. In the right pic, I’m pointing to one area where the sweater kept folding into a roll.
I got no distinct feeling from it. Didn’t make me feel good or bad. So there ya go.
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J Crew mini skirt in nautical stripe (SU16, F2863, $69.50) runs 000 – 16. The color is called white navy (WNA). 100% cotton, 100% cotton lining.
Size 8 – I always feel big and wide in a swingy mini or A-line. This one didn’t seem to add weight, visually. For size reference, I’m 5’0″. You have some options with the waistband to keep it up high or push it down lower. The fit felt a bit big. I believe it’s tts and would go with a 6. I’m in a size 8 in these pics. Yay for pockets.
Although it’s not for me, they really got this skirt right. Very cute. This combo is paired together for the product shot. It’s not a match, but “it goes.”
A close-up of the texture of the navy stripes. That’s thread stitched onto the white fabric. I didn’t poke or pull on it. but it definitely wasn’t ribbon.
If this silhouette were a match for me, I’d buy it. Light, but doesn’t feel flighty, cute and comfortable.
SHOPNOW gets 30% off your purchase — including sale items — with your J. Crew credit card. Also good in-store. I didn’t hear the SA mention any restrictions on the promo.
The classic short-sleeve dress in gingham is excluded online, but I imagine you can get it for 25-30% off in-store. I tried it on and the S fit tts. The dress would be better with shoulder seams and narrower sleeves.
The portfolio dress is another beautiful sheath from J. Crew. My only qualm about it is the exposed back zipper. I don’t know why they did that. It would be exquisite without it. It’s a great dress, though, and potentially worth overlooking the zipper. TTS.
This promo is good thru Mon, 5/23.