Friday, March 26, 2010

Is this so ugly it's cute?

I know I need to get my new-found love in peaches and lilacs in check before it turns into a full-blown obsession. BUT, before I do, can I post yet another couple of JCrew items that just appeared on their web that are calling to me:

First, the Chiffon Stripe Tier Tank, which I really like in the Light Ginger color. I really like that color, and if the shirt is being accurately pictured on the site, then I am truly crushing on the texture of this shirt. But then there is a part of me that worries that I'm being clouded by peach-lust... is this shirt really puke-meets-clown, and I can't see it?

Next up is the charming Cropped Ruffle Cardigan in Sheer lilac... how feminine and lovely can a cardi get??!! This one is going to be mine, assuming the cropped aspect isn't totally unflattering. I'll keep you posted.

Next up, I need to think about 'bottoms' for all of my delicate new tops. I wont rock white pants, am even quite reticent on khakis because I feel like they show ever crease, line and dimple... what are my other options? I'm considering the
Cotton Nico skirt in sandlewood, but I've not seen one single review on the many blogs I read. Has anyone tried these skirts on? Love it or hate it? I am a lover of a-lines, so I might need to give it a try.


  1. The cotton Nico was thicker than expected--had kind of a ripstop pattern if you know what I mean. I am kicking myself now for not posting photos when I tried it on, but I was that unimpressed. It was short enough for me (I am 5'3", short waisted with longish legs for my height) but the sheer volume of it was too much for me--and the stiffness made it a "no." I would hit the store to try one on if you can, before paying the ridiculous shipping fees. Hope that helped at least a little bit...

  2. I often get that aggravating "ugly but cute" feeling from J. Crew. Judging by the photo, I kind of like this one. To me it doesn't have the clown effect. The colors are great.

  3. Coco, thanks for the heads up - I will definitely hold off on buying the nico until I can see it in person. I like the shape and the defined waist belt, but not sure I'd like the fabric. So we'll see.

    Lady Cardi - I'm glad you agree! I'm ordering it and will let you all know how the chiffon tank looks in person. Maybe I'll jump on the OOTD-bandwagon and post pics once it arrives :)