the j.crew review

Hello! As promised, here is my follow-up review from my earlier blog post.

J.Crew linen tank in white and metallic gold and black; Madewell shorts in green; Steve Madden ‘Ecentric’ leopard sneakers (old, current version).

The linen scoopneck tank tops are a solid wardrobe staple from J.Crew. They are true to size as I ordered a size Small and it fits me perfectly. It covers regular bra straps and I’m very pleased with the drape, length and opacity of the fabric. Black and white are a no-brainer but I’m loving the subtle sparkle of the gold metallic tank.

J.Crew horoscope t-shirt in Cancer; Madewell shorts in green; Steve Madden ‘Ecentric’ leopard sneakers (old, current version).

The Cancer horoscope tee is too small for my liking. I ordered a size Small and it’s tight in the armpit and stomach areas, so I’d say it runs small. Overall, I’m not sure if I’m in love with this tee. It’s a parchment or natural color, and I’d prefer the tee to be white. I’m returning this and I may pick it up in a Medium in the future if it goes on clearance.

J.Crew romper in rowing green and Playa statement earrings (old); Steve Madden ‘Ecentric’ leopard sneakers (old, current version).

I love this utility romper! I ordered a size 2 and a size 4 for this romper and the size 2 was too short for my long torso. The size 4 is a great fit and I’m wearing it in the image above. The weight of the fabric is substantial, which I like a lot. The elastic waist nips you in for a feminine silhouette. All of the five pockets are functional and deep. The main reason for loving this romper is that it is flattering for my figure. It hides my pooch (look at that side view) and my short legs appear longer than they actually are. Lastly, it’s just so cool and chic. I seriously recommend this romper.

Not reviewed is the pair of gingham espadrilles that I had ordered. J.Crew sent me a size 6 pair and I’m a size 8. I want to reorder but I’m hoping they will have a deeper discount than the 25% off when I ordered last week.

Did you order anything recently that you love?

Happy Tuesday! xx

recent purchases & reviews

Linen tank in black, white and metallic gold; Horoscope t-shirt in Cancer; Romper in rowing green; Gingham espadrilles (also in navy or silver).

Earlier this week, J.Crew ran a 25% off your online purchase promotion on selected items. I bought the same linen tank in three different colors, a military inspired romper, a Cancer tee and a pair of espadrilles. The romper is what started it all, I think it’s utterly cool and chic. I think the horoscope tees are too cute, so I had to pick one up in my astrological sign (the other signs are available too). The gingham espadrilles are actually made for the water where they are made of neoprene with a non-slip rubber sole. The linen tanks are very popular and highly rated online. Check back next week for some follow-up reviews.

Camouflage v-neck tee.

I really love his tee, it has the most flattering drape and the longer length is perfect (for untucked, fully tucked and the half-tuck). I like the v-neck too, it’s not too low. I ordered a size XS and S and kept the Small since it draped nicely over my torso.

Ruched knit dress in heather grey; Vans grey leather slip-on sneakers (old); Turquoise earrings and collar necklace (both gifts).

A follow-up review my earlier post. This tee dress is a keeper. I am going with the size Medium (the size Small was too tight over my stomach). It’s successfully conceals the pooch in the front and from the side. It’s like magic, ha. I also purchased this dress in black.

Shift dress (on me) and Baby shift dress (on my daughter) in Tiki Pink Tappin It Back Small; GAP slides in white (old).

Behold our first outfit selfie! I’m seriously dying at our matching outfits from Lilly Pulitzer. My daughter received the dress as a lovely gift when she was born. This flamingo print is so fun and the bright pink and orange colors just light up your mood. So, I just had to get a matching dress.

My shift dress has the coolest lime green trim on the back zipper. I ordered a size 6 in this dress and it’s not too tight or too short for me. I’m very happy with my shift dress.

TGIF and enjoy your weekend! xx

postpartum dress find

Ruched knit dress in grey and black.

Gap is currently running a friends and family event where it’s 40% off online a with promo code FFSALE or 50% off in store. I picked up a few cute things for my daughter and this dress in the two available colors for about $29 each. Also this sports bra in tropical blue, which is on sale so there’s double dip savings (nets to $17).

I need postpartum belly friendly clothes. I’m shrinking everywhere else but my belly, so it’s a work in progress to say the least. I figured this dress with the ruched gathered waist may camouflage my problem area. Let’s hope I’m right!

Enjoy your weekend! xx

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