Contrast paneled shell (SU15, $68) comes in regular XXXS – XL (C3799) & petite PXXS – PL (C7330). 100% linen center front/center back, 100% cotton armhole/bottom, exclusive of decoration/trimming. Online care instructions say to handwash, but I’ll have to check the label. I bought this one.
I reviewed the foil leaf zip-front dress in this post. I’m thinking about ordering the gold foil leaf scarf, with TIMETOSHOP before it ends tomorrow, 4/26. My store didn’t have it and I need to see what it looks like!
Size S vs size M – As you can see, both sizes look similar. There’s enough length in both S and M. The S felt comfortable, but looked a little tight, so I bought the M. I’m 5’0″ and 34DD.
I’m wearing the Marlow mules (review). These fit well in sz 8. I wear 7.5 in flats and loafers and sometimes 8 in heels. Always 8 in J Crew heels and wedges, except for the Seville espadrilles, in which I take 7.5.
A couple of close-ups of the top. I liked that the panel was on the front and the back.
Gold-foil leaf shell (SU15, $98) runs regular 000-16 (C4194), petite 00-12 (C7581) and tall 2-16 (C7582). 100% cotton.
Size 8P – Like other J. Crew stores across the nation, my store now carries some petites. It’s very cool to be able to try things on in a top like this where I would usually just get a regular size 6 and not bother to try the petite unless I see/hear that it runs long. The 8P was perfect. I’m 5’0″ and would still feel fine if it were a little longer, but 8P is the best.
The fabric was odd. Not at all like I expected. Have you ever used the rubbery stuff that you put under things so they don’t slide around in the cabinets? I don’t know if that’s what it’s used for, but living in an earthquake state it’s something you have to think about. That’s not the most accurate description of the fabric, but it’s the only that’s come to mind since I tried it on 3 days ago.
The fabric wasn’t bad. Just not what I expected. It felt a little rough to the touch, but completely comfortable on. I didn’t feel like the fit helped my figure in any way. It’s the same issue of little to no seaming and no shape to the tops. I also didn’t like that the color was less vibrant. The foil shows up more in the top I reviewed above in this post.
Most of us are on the same page about exposed zippers. However, I did like this one a lot. I have shoes in this color and I would never think to pair this color with the top. It’s possible the top might, just might go with the drapey pants in bright kiwi (review).
Greetings from the Reward Style Conference (#rStheCon) in Dallas. Check out my Instafeed or Facebook. I’m learning a lot of information and I’m not sure how much I’ll get around to sharing. There are some things I will implement in the next week or two. Other things will take time. Like the entire direction of this blog. I’ve been thinking about that for over 6 months now.
I love sharing reviews, but it’s not as fun as it used to be. It sometimes feels like a chore and I want to be eager about doing it, not bored. Blogging has changed enormously since I started. It’s a bonafide career now. I’ve been at it since 2008 and we just took our lil outfit pics — or in my case review photos — and called it a day. Now with affiliate linking, brand partnerships, brand collaborations, product launches and more, it’s an entirely different game. And here I am. Still doing reviews. It’s not a bad thing. I know I’m capable of more. Even if it’s still reviewing, but mixing in other things. Like more ootd posts. Brick wall & peonies here I come! And just finding a way to make the review posts prettier.
Here’s some math. Excitement + nervousness – lack of sleep = emotional Gigi. I’ve gotten teary and at other times when I think about the possibilties that are ahead. I really miss George and Mini G. At the same time, it’s nice to have space to dream in my head. Crap. I’m tearing up and sniffing in the lobby of The Joule.
Bye for now…
p.s. Foil leaf zip-front dress review in this post.