Having seen these I online and really liked them, I was determined to purchase them on my visit to the store. These Tissue Spring Flower Tee come in the Light Blade, Dark Charcoal and Sweet Orange. I particularly like the Dark Charcoal and the Sweet Orange so I grabbed them for a quick try-on. It's a good thing that I did for I was ready to buy them without first trying them on.
In my mind, I had expected them to look like it does on the model, ie. hits the high-hip and somewhat fitted. I tried on the Small and in all honesty, on me, it looked like a sleep shirt. It was far too long on my short stature. It came to where my hip meets my thigh. Any shirt that ends around this area always looks sooooo very wrong on me. Not only that, since the flowers were around the lower part of the tee and since the tee ended at my lower hip/ thigh, those pretty flowers made my hip look even wider than they actually are - not a look I was after. I tried it on in both the Dark Charcoal and the Sweet Orange and both made me look particularly hippy.
I still really like the print on the tee. Unfortuately, I've come to the conclusion that this design is simply not for the short and stocky. It's certainly designed for the tall and willowy. I wish I were tall and willowy. You should check A Bigger Closet's blog on this tee. It looks amazing on her. It's definitely too bad that it does not look like that on me. Sigh!
The Manager advised that this cami ran large. Since I normally wear a size 4, he handed me a 2 and the 2 fits beautifully - particularly in the chest area. Unlike most camis, this one wasn't particularly billowy which I really like. What drives me nuts about camis is the excess fabric that ends up looking like I'm wearing a tent. Not this cami. It's flowy without being excessively flowy. And while it fit me nicely in the chest with plenty of room to spare, I don't think that I could have gone down a size in this. You see, had I gone down a size, the armhole opening would have gotten too small and would be somewhat uncomfortable. Already, on the size 2, I was starting to feel the sizing on the armhole. I tried on the size 4 and found the 4 to have too much room. So, as far as sizing was concerned, the 2 was certainly a better fit.
Unfortunately, after much deliberation, I decided not to get this cami. While I adore it in the key lime, I didn't love it enough to purchase it at full-price. However, as soon as it goes on sale, I'm going to be picking one up.
I had seen this tote online numerous times and came pretty close many a times to pulling the trigger and buying it. However, I never did - even when J Crew was offering a 20% off discount off Final Sale.
I've got just one more set of reviews to do which I will complete in the next couple of days ... so be sure to check back in order to read them. One of the items that I will be reviewing will be my biggest score of the trip - The Gladiola Print Pencil Skirt. See you soon!