Pros: good length, amazing colour; well-crafted
Cons: boxy style, which most regular JCAs hate (I don't mind it and didn't dislike it here); exposed zipper at back of neck (but it's a high quality, smooth running and gold-coloured zipper. You need to open the zipper to get the top on and off.
Sizing: the website warned that this is oversized. I sized down one to XXS. That was the right call.
Verdict: the biggest question mark about this top is which weather if is best suited to. With consistently late-blooming summers, though, I think I'll find sufficient use for it. I adore the colour, which is a flattering soft "neon flamingo" pink. Also it's super discounted, which makes if easy to accept. Keeper!
[review of pants after the photos]
Notice how the backs of the shoulders wing out because of the boxy cut combined with the stiff material.
Pros: beautiful cotton upper, lined inside; easy cut, well stitched; pockets
Cons: pleats under the elasticated waistband! Questionable print/pattern.
Sizing: TTS, I took my regular 00
Verdict: these pants are quite photogenic but borderline laughable in person. That doesn't stop me seriously considering them. The pleats (why are they there??) make the front puffy. I like how they're styled rolled up in the style guide. I will try that out tomorrow. They are so easy and the cloth is do beautiful that I'm very tempted by them. My worry is that my natural predilection for tailored pieces will clash with this current trend of pajama dressing. Plus it simultaneously reminds me of a circus tent stripe and a pillow cover stripe. It's a controversial piece, clearly. And what is the occasion to which this garment speaks? I'm afraid that I don't dress to lounge, nor do I feel comfortable dressing up a lounge-about outfit. This is the sort of fashion quandary J Crew throws one into (although, thankfully far less of late, given the downhill turn they seem to have taken).
Here are some close ups of the pants.
Pleats at the waistband.
Thoughts? Thanks for reading!