Hi! As promised, here is the second round of my try-ons at J.Crew from the June 2017 style guide rollout.
First up, the One-Shoulder Ruffle Dress in Seersucker.
I have no need for this dress, but I liked the fit and appreciate the knee length. This is part of J.Crew’s ready-to-party collection and also comes in papaya/white which looks like a peachy pink color. It also comes in petite and tall. This is lined and as you can see hit me at the knee. I am wearing a size 8 so I’d take the larger of your two sizes. This wouldn’t be office appropriate for me but some may be able to wear it to work. Different shoes/sandals would look better with this, in hindsight, these shoes weren’t the best pick.
As I’m pulling up the photos to post, I realized that I have no idea why I didn’t try these on together. I am wearing an 8 in both pieces. The jacket is more on the fitted size (I’m a 6 in most blazers/blouses). The pleats at the top of the thigh on these pants just didn’t work on me. I am still self conscious about my legs and I felt that the top of the pleat on these pants just made my thighs look larger. I’m on my tip toes in the photo – minus those pleats I may have considered the pants but I think they are just too wide for me. I did buy the blazer though. There is also a pair of tie waist shorts in this print which I personally wouldn’t do with the blazer but those are cute as well. I like that it’s a lightweight cotton for summer and it will replace the shirting stripe Regent blazer from last summer that doesn’t fit me anymore. I would have liked some straight leg ankle pants to match but for now I’ll work with the blazer. The pants are not lined but were not sheer. I’m wearing both with the scoopneck drapey tank top in light shell.
Next up, the No. 2 pencil skirt in gingham bi-stretch cotton.
This comes in pink and blue and also petite and tall lengths. I was comfortable in the regular length and am wearing a size 8. You can see the stretch in it as it is hugging my hips but the fit was good. I do gingham in small doses so this wasn’t quite for me. I do like the blue one paired with navy on the website. Yay for longer length pencil skirts!
Next up, the tie-neck dress in oxford cotton.
I have the top in this style, I do not need the dress. But it was so cute! The stock photo shows the bow tied in the front which I know is what I was supposed to do but I liked it tied in the back too. I took the smaller of my two dress sizes in a 6 in this dress which was perfect. The top gets pretty wrinkly and I imagine the dress would get pretty wrinkly too. It’s cut with a bit of an A-line which is nice to accommodate my hips and the arm holes were good. The cotton is the exact same material as the top but the bow is longer. The dress isn’t lined and you just pull it over your head, there’s no zipper.
Next up, the linen sweater with pom pom trim.
I’m wearing the picador pink color. It also comes in burnished orange, ivory, safari (olive), and navy. I’m wearing a small and it is on the relaxed side so you could size down. This was just meh for me. The color probably has something to do with that, I might have liked it better in navy. It’s also a little on the shorter side too. I’m also not a big pom pom person and I only have need for so many linen weight sweaters so this is a pass for me. I’m wearing the lookout high-rise jean in white.
Next up, the linen flutter-sleeve t-shirt.
This initially wasn’t on my radar but a friend requested that I tried it on and I actually really liked this. It has a relaxed fit. I’m wearing a small. I like that the ruffles are subtle and it is heavier than the linen tees but not quite in linen sweater territory. This comes in several colors including pink, ivory, grey, light blue and black. The length is good on me as well.
Next up, the tie-strap dress in polka dot.
I wanted to like this dress but it was a miss for me. I’m wearing a 6 so you can size down. It was too short on me and even with it being available in tall, the shape of this dress does nothing for me.
Next up, the tie-neck top in striped silk.
I am a fan of this silhouette and if I didn’t have the oxford cotton version of this top, I’d be all over this. Because, stripes. I sized down to a 4 in this like I did with the cotton version and it’s a little smaller than the cotton version so depending on your chest you could size down on this as well. I tried it tied both ways and was able to get enough of the tie in the front but I did feel a little constricted around the neck. Personally, I like the cotton version because I can wash it (it washed well) but the silk is a nice alternative for only $10 more than the cotton one (somewhat confusing to me). The silk is pretty lightweight.
Next up, the striped cold-shoulder silk dress.
I’m wearing a size 8 in this dress. It’s a back hidden zip and the silk is the same weight as the tie-neck top. It comes in regular and petite and the same style also comes in solid in a golden yellow color and black. This wasn’t for me. I think if I had the right heels on I might be a little more positive but I’m not a fan of the overall shape. It does lay very nicely and while spanx would have helped I didn’t think they would be necessary. I have the silk blouse that is the same shape as the top of this dress and I have personally not found the top to be bra friendly as they claim. Even with the bra keeps, I can’t get the bra straps to lay right so I end up wearing a strapless bra with it anyway.
Last up, a jeweled off-the-shoulder top that doesn’t seem to be on the website. The style number is G7522 if you are looking for it. I’m guessing it’s an in store only for now.
Maybe we’ll see it in a mini rollout in the near future. I’m wearing a size 6. The sleeves on this were huge. It just felt busy to me and those sleeves. Too poofy. I would have liked a version of this in a non off-the shoulder style top.
So, that’s the rest of my try-ons. Any favorites? Would love to hear what you think and thanks for stopping by!