This silk keyhole blouse has been available for a while now on the J Crew site.
It was one of those things that I noticed immediately, as the colour looked interesting, and I love sleeveless tops for our summer.
I held off buying it for 3 weeks, then it went on promo, and the extra 30% off worked too, so I ordered it. I've been really hoping it was a good fit and that I liked it in real life, as often when I get really excited about things they can disappoint.
I'm glad to say that I'm not at all disappointed and am love with it!
I got size 0 Petite, as I'm quite short-waisted, with a relatively large bust.
It's loose, but not too overwhelming:
Sorry for the blurry and unglam shots. Needs must.
It looks good with jeans.
And also with my trusty Gardenshade floral skirt.
The fabric is a drapey chiffony silk. It's lined with poly (boo), but has bra keeps (hurrah).
Some have mentioned that they find the buttons at the back annoying and fiddly to do up, but I must say I didn't have an issue with them.
The keyhole is a little low. I think I may have given my colleagues a bit of a shock today, as cleavage was certainly visible. Oh well.
Loo pic so you can see it in a different light. I seem to have the most awful smug expression on my face!
One more shot with jeans and pumps, with the patented J Crew side tuck going on ;-)
The other item that arrived was an Everlane blouse that I got on Ebay for a Very Good price:
You may remember that I was moaning about the shocking quality of my Zara blouse a couple of weeks ago.
I had read some good reviews of Everlane, so thought I might give their silk blouses a go. HOwever, they don't ship outside of the US and Canada yet, so it seemed a bit of a risk to go through the faff of using a shipping forwarder.
I did a quick ebay search and the shopping gods must have been smiling on me, as there was one in my size ending the following day!
This is the collarless version in pale grey, in size xs.
It's a bit wrinkled. I don't iron....
What are your thoughts?
I know the J Crew top has had mixed reviews, but I like it a lot. It will get a lot of wear this Spring/Summer, I think.