Tuesday, February 22, 2011

J.Crew Maritime Dress Review

There has been a lot of talk about this dress - both for and against it.  In most cases, we are loving the stripes, color, etc.... but the length (short) has been questioned, and the fabric weight (heavy) being a bit heavy for spring/summer.  Honestly, I just couldn't resist this dress. Not at all!  So with the 20% off promo, I bit.
I am wearing an XS with a white ribbed tank under.  The fit is boaty, however the shoulders would be too snug in an XXS and the length would be even shorter.  I would recommend purchasing your regular JC size, and possibly down a size if you are between.

With the multi-buckle belt.  I didn't 'love' this look - although this is similar to what's shown in the catalog and online.

With a long necklace (and unflattering pose :)

Even though it runs roomy, it doesn't create a prego look or bubble butt.  The zippers on the side I could take or leave - but they do not bother me and kind of help to weight down the bottom of the dress.

Lays nice in back and doesn't cling.  Doesn't appear to be see-thru in the white areas.

With silver military belt.  This was my fave belt with it.

With the sleeves pushed up.

 There will definitely be the right weather to wear this dress in the mid-west - both Spring and late Summer nights.  I also found wearing white jeggings with this dress makes it more do-able for early Spring and allows me more time to not worry about shaving my legs ;) - woot!  (not sure why I didn't take pics with the jeggings). 

There are so many ways to style it, including belted, or not - and with long necklaces.  I found it looks great with both heels and flip-flops.  I definitely see this being a go-to dress, especially on our beach vacations and to casual spring/summer parties. 

Bottom Line:  Runs TTS to big - with a big fit.  Soft, thick fabric weight, runs a bit short.  So cute!  Perfect throw-on dress for warmer weather - before it gets super-hot!  This is a keeper for me!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The Great Closet Clean-Out ...Reduced Prices!

Wow - I've been MIA for a while.  Busy busy busy around this house, but now that we are past the holidays, a great big closet clean out was in order!

*All items are in excellent used condition, unless otherwise noted.
*All sales are final.
*Shipping is $5 to USA addresses only.  Each additional item is $1 for shipping.
*PayPal only.
*My email is lindseybs@live.com if you wish to purchase items!

( Quick note: I'm posting these pics as quickly as possible and then may go back in and add details as I have time.  I didn't 'primp' or style the clothing - it's just as-is on the hanger from my closet!  I'm NOT a great photographer. Please feel free to comment or contact me with any questions regarding the items.)

In addition to the things you see here, I also have (and will be posting on here in the next day or two)

*J.Crew Seaside Madras Minnie's with zip ankle, size 2 - $20
+ some Anthropologie items and more!


Toothpick cords, Fall 2010, zippers on ankles, #28522, Size 28 - $20 (shipped)

Merino Cardigan, XS - $10

This cardigan came to me with a small hole in the front - it was professionally fixed, but still shows a little - I tried to picture it here.  It's about 1/3 down the picture.

Striped Chalet Zip Sweater, #34091, Small, NWOT (I have the tag if you want it) - $18  SOLD

Gray V-Neck Tee, #17884 - XS - $5

Whisper Lame Perfect Shirt, silver, #93675, Size 2 - $12  SOLD

Pintuck henley shirt, honey glaze, #96811, XS - $7

Vintage cord skirt, honey glaze, #96175, Size 2 - $15 SOLD

Ruffle front tank,# 30262, Small - $5

Ruffle V Neck Tee, mushroom, #14971, Small - $7

100% Merino ruffle front henley, Small, ivory, #91024, NWOT - $10

Chiffon Rose Tee, XS - $8

100% Silk Dress, Size 2 - $15  SOLD
(this was worn once - may be slight, barely noticeable imperfections from water drips, etc... as expected with silk :)

Navy cotton dress w. jeweled neckline and tie at back neck, navy, Small - $15

Black Tee w/ chiffon tie at neck, XS, NWT - $5

Ann Taylor

Ivory Layering Tank, chiffon accents, Medium - $10

One Shoulder black top, NWT, Small - $12  SOLD
Nice Rayon, nylon, spandex blend (Holiday collection)

Banana Republic

Banana Republic gathered front black cotton tee, Small - $8

Banana Republic gray merino blend cardigan, Small - $9  SOLD

Banana Republic black tee, silk - $9

Gap Body striped tunic, 2010,  military green stripe, XS - $8  SOLD

"Forth and Towne" black short sleeve cotton sweater, from Gap outlet, Small - $8   SOLD