Review: Ruffles and paisley

What: Ruffle front chiffon top in vibrant paisley by J.Crew

When: Winter 2016

How (Material): Silk upper with poly lining

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Why (Pros):

  1. Look: Cute paisley, pink and girly.
  2. Comfort: OK though you need to size up for arm motion, especially if you’re tall.
  3. Quality: Good silk chiffon.  I like the vibrant paisley.
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  4. Sizing: If you’re tall, size up. I went 2 sizes up to have a decent fit.

Why Not (Cons): The sizing issue.

Sissi’s Verdict: Keeper if you size up. What do you say?

OI: Neutrals and Blues

It’s been a rainy week, some of my outfits for the week below. I’ll update links for purchase later tonight. As usual, let me know which you like best!

Update: Links for purchase have been updated!

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sweater/bootstop/skirt(old)—top/necklace(old)/skirt(old)/pumps(Cole Haan,old) — skirt(old) — top(old, reviewed by Gigi here)/skirt

Review: Silk top in Moonglow Paisley

The top went on sale in stores and quickly disappeared from my local store…VPS found one for me so here is a review:

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Pros: unique print, versatile

Cons: very light silk, no lining so warm weather may not work for this coat…

Fit: TTS but I’d advise to size up for tall girls to limit tightness during motion of shoulders/arms.  However, that makes the top big everywhere else

Material: 100% silk

Sissi’s verdict: undecided…the print is nice and the sales OK but the top did not wow me as expected. Considering I already have enough tops, am leaning towards returning this one.  What do you think?

Wishlist: End of December 2013 New Arrivals at J.Crew and A Scarf Face-off

Saw some new updates on Friday Dec. 27th 2013.  While most look to be a slight variation of previous offerings, I am fond of two new prints: the Misty Fog and the Moonglow Paisley.  J.Crew is offering each in dresses, tops and/or shorts (why not  skirts 😦 ). I am personally drawn to the tops…See for yourself below. collection_secretary_blouse_misty_fog-27dec2013Collection Blouse in Misty Fog

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Update: Shopping with M has reviewed this tee in her latest post.

Also, while perusing Banana Republic’s website, I came across their floral statement scarf….similar to the Hothouse floral scarf from J.Crew that you can see on Ina. Hmmmm

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Any new items on your wishlist? Please share!