Wednesday, December 10, 2008
My J Crew Outfit Today - Victoria Cami Festive Professional
I needed to find the perfect outfit to get me from Professional work setting to my daughter's school Christmas Play after work. Since I work in the Media Industry, my office dress tends to be Business Casual - hence, a suit is not required. That said, I still wanted to look presentable just in case I had an impromptu meeting of any kind.
Originally, I had planned to wear the Merino Tres Rosette Sweater Tank with my Cashmere Sequin V-Neck Cardigan (I'll post a review shortly for both pieces). But when I put it on this morning for the first time (no, I hadn't bothered to try it on when it first arrived - big mistake!) I found out that I needed to size down. I had purchased the size S and it was too big on me. The neck was cut so low that the tops of my bra could be seen. So I scrapped that outfit and went with the Victoria Cami in Bright Fuschia instead.
I love this Cami. It's fun yet elegant. I love how the ruffles frame the face and I particularly love the color. However, I don't think that this cami looks particularly good with a suit jacket - hence I threw on the Merino Tartine Chiffon Ruffle Cardigan for a more polished look. (Moreover, it's cold in the office!) I feel that my outfit today is appropriate for the office, yet comfortable enough for my daughter's school play - since I need to run around and help her get dressed, etc for the play.
This Cami fits TTS. Since I'm only 5'3-1/2" tall, I purchased it in the 6P. There's enough room to move freely without excess fabric.
The Merino Tartine Chiffon Cardigan also fits TTS. I have it in the Small and it can be worn buttoned up or opened. I've got it unbuttoned with the exception of 2 buttons at the waist that I have buttoned up to give me a shapelier silhouette.