Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Hey everyone, Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Did you wear green today to celebrate the holiday? I did! Stealing my inspiration from Audrey Hepburn with the cropped pants and ballet flats today. Heres my OOTD:

I also had to celebrate by getting a shamrock shake from McDonalds. I love those things. This was the second one I had this year. They apparently sell a lot of them, when I was there they had to change the syrup and the one lady said they had just changed it an hour before. There were some boys there as well and they got like 6 of them. Some people don't like them, but I am not one of them. 

So in yesterdays post, I was debating over which color of the Vivette dress I liked better. It was a VERY tough decision to me, and I have to thank Gigi for helping me out! She liked the provence pink color from the start, and thats which one I ended up choosing. I think that she was absolutely right that my pinkish undertones of my skin are complimented nicely by the blush color of the dress. So here it is, with the accessories I plan to wear with it on Saturday night for med school prom :-)

All accessories are from J.Crew, and the shoes are a grey patent leather mary jane from J.crew a few years back.

So in order to get the dress, I had to go back to my local B&M store, and I couldn't leave without trying anything on of course. Its a horrible habit, one I will hopefully be able to overcome someday. Anyways, since that didn't happen today, here are some fitting room reviews (many of these are also see on shoppingwithm here):

Madras Popover (39258) $72 - I first saw this on shoppingwithm. I thought this one actually ran TTS. I took a small. I tried the medium as well, and it would have worked too, but I just thought the small was a good fit (pictured below). This is a nice lightweight top that is a very easy throw-on piece. 

Cotton Swiss Dott Dress (37241) $98 - as others have mentioned, this one is not showing up online as of right now. I thought this dress was adorable, and fit TTS. I took a small in this one as well. J.Crew seems to have a lot of effortless summer dresses coming out right now, and this is one of them. It is an off-white/ivory color fabric with red dots on it. 

Wilder Dress (37245) $88 - So this dress...I liked the overall shape and pattern of it, but the fit was not that great for someone who has a chest that is any bigger than a 12 year old. That little flat area at the top is where they are supposed to go, and quite frankly I felt smooshed. This dress is definitely for those that are not that big in the chest area (as are MANY of J.Crews things as I have noticed). Even giving that annoyance, it was comfy. The fabric is pretty thin, and you could see through the top portion a bit. The one plus was that the straps on this one are adjustable like bra straps, so that was a nice feature.

Silk serenade dress (36066) $138 - So Ema reviewed this dress here recently in the deep lagoon color. In my store they had it in spicy guava, and I decided to give it a try. I honestly don't understand this dress. It makes no sense to my the way it was crafted. As Ema points out the line below where it cinches in at the waste is in fact a seam. See the picture below for a closeup view of this. I liked the color but that is where it stops. To me this dress design is a terrible failure. And for $138?? No thanks...

Canvas Schoolboy blazer (39289) $138 - This jacket I really liked. It fit TTS, and is a nice classic jacket. There is a nice beige pinstripe lining that comes out on the sleeves when you roll them as I have done below. For the same price, I would much rather spend the money on this piece than the silk dress above.

Katie colorblock cami (36736) $69.50 - I originally tried this one on in a 6, but it was too big. The 4 worked out perfectly, so I would say you could potentially size down in this one. I really like this color combination. This one is on my birthday list :-)

Waverly Chino (29468) $69.50 - I loved the fabric of these pants. It was ridiculously soft. Overall I thought the pants were cute, and I liked this color, but I did not like how you could see a line from the pockets in the front. This was a size 6, I didn't try sizing up, this probably would have fixed the problem, but I didn't really feel like it, and just left it at this. This color does not appear to be available online anymore, but there are a few other colors available, and a khaki color for $59.50.

Paisley pencil skirt (37867) $118 - This one isn't online either. I thought this one was really cute, and I am loving this orangy-red color right now. I probably could have used a petite in this, it seems a bit long for me. 

Sorry for such long posts lately! Have a great day!

XOXO Jennifer


  1. I just absolutely love the Vivette Dress on you, and I'm glad you decided to go with the Provence Pink, so pretty!

    Thanks for all the pics and reviews! That polka-dot dress is just too cute...hope I'm able to get one! :)

    Have a great day!

  2. I'm late, just seeing this. You looked darling! I still love that blush tone. Hope you had a ball ;)