Saturday, January 30, 2016

J. Crew Reviews: New Arrivals: Denim Jacket in Tyler Wash, Popover Shirt in Oversized Plaid, Midweight Striped Boatneck T-Shirt

Denim Jacket in Tyler Wash (XS)
I recently bought a Madewell Jean Jacket after swearing off jean jackets for a long time (child of the 80's and all). But if I hadn't, I would definitely buy this one. It is perfection. The wash is just light enough to look worn in and cool without being too faded. The fit is great - goes in at the waist, slightly cropped (I'm 5'4" and it hit me at a perfect spot) and actually has some shape when buttoned. I LOVED it, and I hate denim jackets. It definitely run a little small. The XS fit perfectly and how I would want it to fit but I wouldn't say I would be able to layer a lot under it. I have also been considering this GAP jacket but figure 1 is enough right now.

Popover Shirt in Oversized Plaid (size 0)
I'm usually not a fan of the popovers because they are baggy through the midsection. With my body shape, I really need a bit of darting/shape at the waist or I look like a big booby rectangle. Maybe it's because I sized down in this (usually wear a 2 in perfect shirts to accommodate the ladies) but I felt like it had a bit of shape. The cotton is nice and the colors are attractive.

Midweight Striped Boatneck T-Shirt (XS)
Boxy and big. I'm not sure sizing down would help. It just felt a bit awkward on. Also too short. There are many striped shirts in the world and I don't think I'll be adding this one to my closet. Although I will definitely be adding this one that I also tried to my closet. It is awesome - slimming, fitted, soft, yes! Review upcoming.

New Arrival Skirt (size 0)
I can't find this on the website yet. It's striped so of course I had to try it on. It's a nice, modest a-line skirt made of a decent weight cotton. I felt like the size 0 was snug for me so I think it runs a little small but I have been a bit poufy as of late. Although I don't love the print on the shirt, I do like the deco floral print on the skirt. And also love the deco floral print on this Boden skirt - adorable! And if this wasn't midi length, I'd definitely want to check out the mirrored floral skirt. That print is beautiful and subtle at the same time. Perhaps I'll love the Teddie Pant and settle on that as a good option.

Always fun to see the new prints and styles trickling in. What do you think of J Crew's latest offerings?


  1. Nice skirt- it looks like perfect a-line for everyday! And I am on the hunt for a perfect striped long-sleeve now that mine are all falling apart- I look forward to your new review!

    1. The skirt is nice - heavier weight but not too much so and a little twist on a basic a-line.