Thursday, March 12, 2009

J Crew Slub Cotton Ripple Ruffle Short Sleeve Tee

One last review until I hit J Crew again. The last of the Mardi Gras non-purchases. The J Crew slub cotton ripple ruffle short sleeve tee (#13620, $39.50) comes in 6 colors.

Gigi had a really great review of the tee. She wasn't a fan of the tee on her figure. I like the tee but it didn't totally wow me, at least not for $39.50 when there were other items more worthy of my shopping bag. I tried it on in heather dune.

First of all, I love the length. I also just love the detail around the neckline - it is several alternating layers of the tee fabric and silk in a flat ruffle - very pretty, very nice detail - could look great under a cardi.

I am definitely interested in trying this on again - and this time in the misty lavender. At the time, I just wasn't feeling the lavender yet (it was too cold outside) - and I think the lavender could look fantastic on.

But we need to talk about fit. That's the biggest issue. If you are interested in this tee, size down. I mean really down - way, way down - all the way downtown. (ok, I'll stop now) I have it on here in a medium, and I think I'd like to try on the small next time I go. And I NEVER take a small in their tees. But I'm still not sure I would pay full price for this. We will have to see.

What do you think?

9 comments:

FabulousFloridaMommy said...

I tried this on in the Extra Small and it was too big, so I will have to pass on this one...too bad, because the neckline is adorable.

FabulousFloridaMommy said...

Btw...in total agreement about sizing down. I wonder why they made it so large?

HeidiG said...

FFM - Sorry it didn't work for you, because I agree that the neckline is adorable. No idea why they made it so large - but clearly if a medium looks loose on me, it is!! :)

dinagideon said...

So HeidiG, are you actually recommending miss me get a size xs because I frequently wear a small top in J. Crew? I have NEVER ever worn an extra-small in J. Crew. SHOCKING!

By the way my word verification is ingrate. I love it! :) Maybe I am being an ingrate questioning vanity sizing...

emily said...

I so agree about sizing way down. I tried this on and it was way too big. I think most people will be able to size down at least one size if not two sizes in this tee. I can't wait to see you in the misty lavendar. I think it will be so pretty on you!

Lissa said...

Hi Heidi! Its a very cute T. i'm glad to hear you're still working away on your closet. Maybe you'll finish this weekend? talk soon!

KatyO. said...

I sized down to an extra-small, and then it just fit weirdly. And the small was way too big and it fit weirdly too. Maybe I would have dealt with the weirdness if the ruffles were more, you know, ruffly!

Thanks for the review! :)

HeidiG said...

Dina - yes, go with an XS, you ingrate! :) (but see KatyO's note also)

Emily - thanks for the 2 size down confirmation. I'm looking forward to trying the lavender.

Lissa - all done with "clothes" - Yay! Will probably post today if I'm up to it - I am way dragging. But would love to wait until I get the shoes and outlying shelves done. we'll see..

KatyO - very helpful info, thanks!! sometimes the sizing down works, and sometimes it doesn't. Good thing it's in store so we can try it IRL.

dinagideon said...

It is official...I am waiting till the DC JCAs get together. NO way am I trusting the sizing until I can try it on in a store. :) THANK YOU ALL!

My word verification is way more boring this time: ednest. Yawn...