Hi! Long time no see. I had grand intentions of posting after the holidays but I seem to have been in hibernation mode these first few weeks of January. However, it’s time to get back on track because the first early spring rollout is here at J.Crew! I also plan on getting back to monthly work wear outfit recaps. The first rollouts of the year are always kind of blah to me. I have a January birthday and when I would look at picking out clothes at different retailers, it was hard to think about buying light airy clothes while we’re still fighting freezing temperatures. Yet, if I wanted a coat or something, they were nowhere to be found. As usual, I digress. I stopped by my store earlier this week as they were putting out the new arrivals from the February style guide. I felt a bit guilty messing up all of the piles of neatly steamed clothing but as the store was empty and I had some time on my hands, I figured I should try some items to share.
The wool Maddies were not a good fit on me but I took a chance on the cotton and I can see why there are five star reviews. There’s room for my hips, they aren’t loose on the waist and they are a full length that looks good with heels or flats. Win! They’re a stretchy cotton blend so the real test would be how they wear over the course of the day of sitting at work. But, they’re wishlisted for warmer weather for sure. I’m wearing a size 12 and I still had a little room so I’d say they’re true to size to slightly generous. And belt loops – yes! As for the top – I liked this when I first saw it but I wasn’t completely sure of it in person. I am wearing a size 10 which is the smaller of my two top sizes and I was glad that it still fit over my hips. The tie is a bit fussy and I think it has to be tied exactly right. I liked this better looking at the photos in person than I did in the store. I think I want the neckline to be different but there are a lot of people who will look cute in this. It was a no go with a blazer over it.