Friday, January 18, 2013

J. Crew Reviews - City Mini in Tartan and Mini in Black Sequins

The extra 40% off in store is so tempting, n'est-ce pas? I'm really trying to make good practical choices but here are two things I tried on for fun more than practicality...

Collection Cashmere Tippi Sweater in Stripe (XS) in Kelly/Cranberry

City Mini in Dublin Tartan (size 0)

I really like this color combination on the tippi. So preppy in a cute way! The skirt is a size down from my normal skirt size but I liked the way to fit more closely to my hips. The waist was pretty loose however. So I LOVE the tartan and I like the way the skirt drapes but I have no idea what to do with the paper bag waist. I have lost my waist since having a child and I am very short-waisted so it doesn't look good to tuck something in. Such a shame because I think this skirt is adorable.

Would love to hear how others wear the paper bag style -  I just don't think it works for me.

As far as black sequins skirts go, this one is well made and attractive. There are little pleats in the front so I'm not sure if they would lay well. This is 2 sizes up from my normal skirt size because it is all they had. The sequins are small and sewn on quite well and there are little pockets on the side. Wish they had my size because I think this is a lovely, fun piece!

What else are people buying during the holiday clear out?


  1. Ouuu the tartan is super cute! But I've been looking more at the cashmere sweaters online because they are a great price now :)


  2. the tartan with the striped cashmere is so cute! And I don't see any issue with the waist at all!

    Thanks for showing the fit of the sweater- I was nervous since I hadn't seen any reviews and ordered anyway, but it looks fine!