Just as I was about to start a Skype meeting this morning, the DHL man arrived with lots of goodies!
From J Crew: Pixilated Houndstooth skirt, Pop Art tee, Neon Fringe necklace and Wool Flannel Boyfriend jacket.
From Barneys: Fendi shoes (Yay!)
I'll review the shoes another day, but thought I'd review the J Crew items today.
I should apologise, however, for the generally rubbish pics and poor styling. I've had ankle surgery recently, so am in a cast and on crutches. It's virtually impossible to take decent photos on crutches, and the boot/cast makes decent footwear impossible. Once the foot is back in action at the end of March/beginning of April I will endeavour to up my sartorial and photographic game. In the meantime, you can enjoy slightly blurry pics taken in my bathroom at strange angles!
First up, the skirt. I got this in my usual JC size, 00P. It's a good fit, although there's no room for a big dinner! I'll certainly need to keep my yoga practise going over the winter to ensure this fits!
Measurements are 24" around the waist, 18.5" long. I'm about 158 cm or 5'2" ish, so it's a good length on me, although I could perhaps have gone with the regular 00 for a bit of extra length and gut-room!
I'm wearing it here with a selection of new arrivals.
Once I'm walking again, I'd wear it with some orange sandals or tan wedges and a navy shirt or tee. In winter, I'll be wearing it with tan boots and sweaters in various shades of blue. I quite like it with the purple jacket, although I think it will look better with my black leather motorbike jacket.
As you can see, it's a beautiful colour. The fabric is definitely going to pull, though... But, I love it so will put up with that.
Next, the pop art tee. This is an xxs, and I love the fit and design. It's quite short, but so am I, so it's not a problem. I can see this being worn with jeans and black pants. The linen is lovely and it's not too sheer. I've got a black cami under it in these pics.
Next, the neon fringe necklace. This is very neon! It's a bit bling for me, but I will keep it to add a bit of drama to dark outfits. I got this for a good price, but would have been cross if I'd paid full-price as it's a bit light.
Finally, the boyfriend jacket (inspired by the lovely Rynetta). I love this! I got in in 00 Regular, and was a bit worried that the sleeves would be too long. However, it's perfect, and I think the petite might have been too short in the sleeves. The fabric is a perfect weight for Sydney Autumn and warmer winter days. My only slight issue is the buttons. I'll probably change them as they are a bit cheap looking to me.
Jacket, necklace and skirt, J Crew. Cami, Marks & Spencer:
Hmm. A bit too much methinks, although the J Crew stylists would be proud of me:
close up of the fabric:
Neon Fringe necklace. Very bling indeed!
The crutch really adds a certain glamour:
An over-abundance of J Crew: