So after seeing it on shoppingwithm here, I decided I simply must go try on the Cowlneck poncho. I was a little undecided about this one when it first came out. At first I liked it, then I saw it in the store and wasn't sure if I really loved the fabric, then I tried it on and I am completely in love :-) I don't know what I was thinking when I was at the store last weekend and decided not to try it on, potentially a moment of insanity, but none the less, I'm SO glad I decided to go back today and give it a try. It is definitely a piece that I can already tell will be one of my favorites this fall (when I'm not wearing hospital scrubs..). I ended up getting the S. I could have quite easily sized down to the XS, but quite honestly, I loved the baggy way the S fit, so I ended up sticking with it. It is not itchy at all, which I know was a concern. The inside is lined, up into the sleeves with a satiny material. I love the herringbone patter as well. I honestly don't think I have one bad thing to say about this poncho! If you want a baggier fit like I have on below, then get your usual size in jcrew stuff, maybe even a size down. If you want it a little less baggy, I recommend sizing down at least 1 if not 2 sizes from your usual size. This is the one issue that some have mentioned, being that there will definitely be a decent amount of people that will be sized out. I already have a trip planned to the cider mill and to a nearby little town with my parents next weekend, and I am planning on wearing this poncho.
I tried it on at the store with the boatneck painters tee in stripe in the navy color. I went with a medium in this shirt. I thought it ran a little small for how j.crews sizing has been going lately, but is pretty par with how it was maybe 2 years ago or so. I used to wear a M in j.crew, but lately, I find myself going for the S more and more because the sizing has changed so much.
Next I decided to try on the Boy shirt in stripe de chine that a lot of people were talking about as well. I tried on the 6, my usual size, and thought I could have sized down to a 4. I thought this shirt was quite lovely. The fabric was so soft and silky. I have SO many striped things right now, but I think this would still be a great addition to the mix. This one will definitely be going on my wishlist.
Finally, I saw the Origami mini in Houndsooth. I thought it looked really cute, and the fabric actually looked a lot like the Prince of Wales, but after looking, I didn't realize how similar the two actually are. I thought the fabric was cute, I'm loving the plaids this year. The shape on this one was just okay. I thought it ran a little small. I usually take a 6 in j.crew skirts, but this one was an 8. Its also pretty short, even though you can't quite tell from the first picture. Don't mind my awkward sweater on top :-) Overall its a cute skirt, but not something I could wear to the hospital (one of my criteria for some of my clothes right now), so it was a pass for me.
After stopping j.crew, I got a little caught up in my Pottery Barn store :-) I had been looking at the website last night looking for things to decorate my apartment with for the fall, so I decided to stop in while I was already at the mall. I am literally just in heaven when I walk into that store. It is COMPLETELY my design style, and I love just about everything they have in there. Eventually one day when I have a house and have money, I plan to fully decorate my house in PB.
So I ended up picking up a few things while I was there to decorate my table. I'm pretty please with the way it turned out :-) My boring table is no more.
So tomorrow I start my surgery rotation. Its just orientation tomorrow, and then Tuesday I jump right into it. I have call every 3rd day (or q3 as its called in the medical world) which means I will work for 27 hours straight on those days, from 5:30am until 9:00am the next morning. Its going to be a VERY tiring month. At least I get the day off that I come home at 9:00am. It will most likely be filled with plenty of sleep. I'm definitely looking forward to this rotation. I think it will be exhausting but fun and exciting as well. That being said, as I mentioned a few days ago, I might not be posting as much, at least in terms of clothing and such. I will probably pop in from time to time to update how things are going as a mini surgeon :-) I really like scrubs, they are so comfy, but my closet is definitely going to be missing me!!
Have a great night!!