Review: Houndstooth for fall

Stopped by the Crew for the promo on full price items and saw the asymmetrical houndstooth skirt and matching regent blazer.  My review below.

Sissi’s Weekly Review – 17th September 2014


What: Asymmetrical houndstooth skirt and matching regent blazer by J.Crew

Season: Fall 2014

Material: 100% wool outer, 100% poly lining for both

Quality: Excellent.  The wool is warm and high quality.  The colors are pretty dark, perfect for Fall and Winter.  May seem a little matronly, depending on how you pair it.

Fit: True to size.  If you are between sizes at the Crew, I’d advise to go with your larger size because of the straight A-line.  I LOVE the zippers as they add attitude to the simple cut.  Am stalking the cream and burgundy colors for the sales 🙂 I feel the skirt (or the blazer) will complement any of those vibrantly colorful tops from the crew, a nice toner aside from the usual blacks, greys and blues.


Sissi’s Verdict: Keeper…the promo is good but you may want to hold for sale, if it lasts 🙂  Have you tried on either item? Please share!


OI: Lines and Berries

Have not done well this week as far as posting…Below, some outfit inspirations for this week.  I really like the stripe skirt from the crew, it’s simple yet fresh and it pairs well with the fuschia! Let me know which outfit you like best!


1. blazer/skirt/top(Zara,old) — 2. top(Loft, old)/boots/jeans — 3. odille skirt(old)/boots— 4. sweater (also worn here)/tee/retail tweed skirt (also seen here, factory version here)

Outfit Inspiration: Pop Art, Stripes and A Sweater Jacket Review (21Nov13)

This week’s outfits mainly comprised of sweaters (yes, it’s indeed cold outside), boots (review of the Tory Burch boots next week!) and jackets.

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tippi sweater/old BR skirt/ blazer/H&M sweater/old cami

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tippi(reviewed by Gigi)/skirt/flats/tee/skirt

On a side note, if you are thinking of purchasing the J.Crew sweater jacket, I’d highly recommend.  It is very warm and the shape is similar to a leather jacket but made of wool 😉  Love the zippers and buttons!! Would have gone with pink (more stylish in my opinion) but the navy is more practical so navy I purchased.  And pulled everything together with the stripe schoolboy blazer and a scarf 🙂

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Let me know which outfits you like best by taking poll below as usual!