Monday, May 6, 2013

J. Crew Review - Western Denim Shirt and Pinwheel Eyelet Pencil Skirt (Petite)

Ah the search for the perfect denim/chambray shirt... I actually think I did find a keeper but still can't help myself from trying other incarnations of this wardrobe staple.

J. Crew Western Denim Shirt (size 2)

 First impression? Really thick material! Almost felt like a lightweight jacket. I like that the color is fairly uniform and that the length and fit are very similar to other J Crew shirts. The snaps are fun (reminds me of a shirt I had as a kid) but I don't love the white covers to the snaps. The shirt fits pretty nicely but it did make me feel like I was wearing something heavy - more appropriate for fall perhaps?

No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Pinwheel Eyelet (size P0)
 Here is the shirt with my current obsession the Pinwheel Eyelet skirt. It looks pretty cute with it but feels stiff. I like the way the P0 fits - I think this length is more flattering but sometimes I do like the elegance of a slightly longer hemline (see the regular version here). I felt like the regular 00 fit better in the body so I'm actually going to try a P00 and see how that works. Please keep in mind - I am not a 00!!! I'm just finding pencil skirts to run a bit big at J Crew this year.

Thanks to JCrewJD over on the JCrewAficioniada  for suggesting the pairing of hot pink with navy. I LOVE this combo! Really fun!!! What a wonderful suggestion. This is the Silk Boyshirt from Madewell.

30% sale ended last night at J Crew. Did you decide to purchase anything?


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  2. Hi! Can you tell me the color name of your Madewell blouse? Thanks!

    1. Can you also give me sizing help with the blouse? Thanks!

    2. Hi sandy, I'm not sure of the color name as I bought it last summer. It is their silk boy shirt in a size extra small which has the loveliest fit! I usually wear a size 2 in tops. I think the current silk boyshirt in pink is a bit lighter in color. Hope that helps!