Thursday, February 26, 2009

J Crew Broadcloth Scalloped Shell

Mardi Gras Purchase #2, although it could definitely vie with the white cashmere long sleeve tee for #1 on my list because it is just smashing! Remember how I said I didn't get the gray zebra tee because it just didn't make me feel like I could conquer the world? Well, in this, I feel like I can conquer the world and then sit to have some tea afterward. Yes, I would have loved it on sale (ok, I did use my 10% off gave-them-my-email-card), but it was worth the full price to me. That's how good I felt. And really, shouldn't all of our clothes make us feel like that?


Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you the J Crew Broadcloth Scalloped Shell (item #12548), price $69.50. I love love love the black and navy combo. So chic, just gorgeous. The shell is navy and the scallops are 1 row of black topped with 1 row of navy. I tried to get a picture to show the color difference, but it just didn't work. But take my word for it, it rocks. The buff, on the other hand, was just not that flattering on me at this time of the year, but would look great with the right skintone or a tan. Slastena had a great review of this top in the buff on here blog; check it out here.
The fit is perfect on this, not too tight, not too loose. The fabric is nice and crisp but soft, not at all stiff or scratchy. The slit in the neck is a little low, but there is a hook & eye closure toward the bottom to keep it decent. I think it's fantastic, and can't wait for it to be warm enough to wear. I may try to sneak it in on one of these not-too-frigid days. Right now a black jacket and jeans would be my top choices. And I can't WAIT to wear it with my white jeans. Maybe a cute skirt. I really should start to Polyvore one of these days.
Mary Beth - lots of arm work tomorrow, ok?

12 comments:

gigiofca said...

Cute. You look so happy in it. I saw it today. It's nice. Forgot to try it on for some reason.

Joyce said...

Wow, I haven't seen it in navy. It's beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Glad you like the top looks nice on you.

You can see the color difference if you zoom in on the JCrew site. I did yesterday before reading this post just now.

I was disappointed though. I cannot stand black and navy together. It just doesn't look right and really bothers me. Has for years so this top is a pass for me.

Thanks for the review.

FabulousFloridaMommy said...

You look FABULOUS!!! I love, love, love this top!! It's definitely on the top of my wishlist. Thank you for the IRL pics, too!

dinagideon said...

You rock, Heidi! I am so glad you posted pics of yourself. :) BEAUTIFUL outfit, too...

sparrowsandsparkles said...

the shell looks great on you! I love the navy/black combo also.

Jenny said...

hi HeidiG - I saw your comment on JCA's blog about how to check the number of items left on J.Crew - could you share this info? My e-mail is jlc951 at gmail.com
Thanks!

HeidiG said...

Jenny - Slastena was the one who gave me the tip. You put 99 in the quantity on the item page, add to your basket, and it will adjust to tell you how many are available. Genius, huh?

Gigi, FFM, Dina, S&S, thank you all - so sweet.

Joyce - I know, I am such a navy fan!

Anon@4:39 - I used to be right there, but the combo has really grown on me - in the right situation. Thanks for the info on using the zoom to get to the color difference, I still actually like it better in person than online.

math teacher said...

I think this top looks great on you. I hope that my b&m still has some in my size when I get there. This may be a full price purchase for me, too.

Slastena said...

The shell looks fabulous on you! Thank you for posting full pic- you are so lovely! I can totally see this shell in summer paired with white pants- I am a big fan of nice crispy combinations.

A Bigger Closet said...

This top is so pretty on you. Thanks for posting the RL picture in the navy color - it's also my favorite. :)

HeidiG said...

Math teacher, Slastena & ABC - thank you all for your kind words.

Math teacher - I was a math major in college. But on topic, it was definitely worth the full price to me.

Slastena - White pants are the first thing that flashed in my mind when I saw this - I agree, I love navy and white together.

ABC - I know, I love that navy!!