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Monday
May282012

White Jeans? The Search is OVER! Thanks J. Crew!

I have been looking for a good pair of white jeans for who knows how long, maybe 2-3 years now? I am not kidding when I say that I have tried at least 20 brands both low and high end. I've tried 7FAM, Adriana Goldschmied, Joe's, Citizens, Gap, Old Navy, F21, H&M, True Religion, Hudson, Siwy, J Brand, Current/Elliot and the list goes on and on and on. I actually gave up late last year as it seemed that the universe was conspiring against the pairing of white jeans and myself. White jeans are more difficult since they highlight your legs rather than slim them. Almost every pair I tried on was unflattering on the thighs and made my legs look too short. Just thinking about it makes me frustrated.

BUT...finally my time came and while at J Crew checking out the sale section, I saw a whole wall of Toothpick Jeans in white. I'm not really sure why they had so many racks of it right in front, but it certainly got my attention. With a reliquishing sigh, I picked up a size 26 pair (my normal J Crew jean size) knowing I was just setting myself up for disappointment...until I tried them on. 

J Crew Ankle Stretch Toothpick Jean in White Denim: Here is a stock image followed by the jeans on me:

J Crew Ankle Stretch Toothpick Jean in White

Not bad, not bad at all! I really liked the fit of the jeans! They were tight, but not suffocatingly so and looked great on the hips and thighs! The length was perfect on me as it hit right on the ankle! I was ECSTATIC! My search for the perfect white jean was OVER! Summer here I come! I loved it so much, I purchased 2 pairs, just in case something happens to one of them. Each pair was pricey at $125, but after 3 years of searching, it was well worth it.

If you are looking for well-fitting white jeans and have had good experiences with the Toothpick, try 'em on! 

Thank you for reading!

Love, 

Kim

Monday
May282012

J Crew Sale Reviews!

I stopped by my local J Crew today (Century City in LA) to see what they had in store. The sale section was pretty full. There were lots of No. 2 skirts, eyelet tops, dresses, toothpick denim (sizes 24, 29, 30, 31 and 32 only), shorts (00, 4 and up) and some skirts. This was the first time I saw a stocked sale section at this J Crew and I was loving it. Unfortunately the store did not match the extra 30% off offered online

Here's what I tried on with stock photos and me photos:

J Crew Blythe Blouse in Royal Blue:

J Crew Blythe Blouse in Royal Blue

I am a sucker for J Crew blouses, especially those in silk. I love the relaxed look of them and the versatility. No to mention they feel super soft against the skin as well. I really liked the looser fit of this top, but I passed on this one, only because I wasn't a fan of the blue color. I like blues, but I am looking for something a little more bright or pastel. This was a size 00. They had sizes 0, 4, 10 and 12 if I recall correctly. It was on sale for $69.99.

 

J Crew Toothpick Jean in Garment-Dyed Twill in Neon Persimmon

J Crew Toothpick Jean in Garment-Dyed Twill in Neon Persimmon

I have been lusting over these jeans since I tried them on a few months ago and when I finally decided to purchase, they no longer had my size in store and online. Imagine my euphoria when the SA informed me that they were on sale. But and a HUGE but, they were only available in sizes 24 and 30 and up. I am a 26 so those were no-gos for me. However, picking up the 24, it looked a tad bigger than normal so I decided to try it on. Just for kicks? With a bit, okay a lot of effort, I managed to get these babies up and button. Sure they give me a little muffin top, but who is gonna notice? The bright and cheery color will hopefully distract the onlookers! I plan to pair this with a more flowy top to hide the bulge. 

I honestly think that this pair is mislabeled and is possibly a size 25. Doesn't matter, it's with me now. The pair was marked down from $125 to $89.99

 

J Crew Relaxed Chino (Scout?) in Neon Peach

J Crew Chino Neon Peach

These pants look incredible on the model! On me? Not so much. The fit on the hip area is slightly dowdy and I like a tauter fit to my pants. I passed on this one. Color was beautiful though. It was on sale for $ 49.99.

 

J Crew Natasha Top in Polka Dot

J Crew Natasha Top in Polka Dot

Yes, yet another Natasha top for me. It's my 4th one I think. The sleeveless style is perfect for the summer and this shirt can be tucked in or left out. It would look great with jeans, skirts and shorts. What more could I ask for? Oh, and there are small ruffles around the neck and the armholes. Very cute. The fit is slimmer than the Blythe blouse, for that I am thankful for. This was marked down to $69.99, still pricey, but worth it.

 

J Crew Scalloped Sateen Skirt

J Crew Scalloped Sateen Skirt

I usually love J Crew skirts, but this was an exception. I liked how this skirt nipped at the waist and a scallop detail is one of my absolute favorites, but the flare of the skirt poofed out and added bulk to my hips, not a place I want highlighted. 

 

J Crew Ankle-Zip Toothpick Jean

J Crew Ankle-Zip Toothpick Jean Antique Fig

Finally I tried on these pair of skinnies. This style runs one size smaller than my regular toothpick size and is a lot stretchier. I liked the fit, but not the color. This purple pair would be great for the fall, but I am in a more spring/summer mood right now. This was available in 24, 27, 29, 31 and 32). It was marked down to $89.99 from $125. I passed on this one.

Overall a great day at the sale section in J Crew. I also checked out the new arrivals and purchased one amazing thing, which will be reviewed in another post.

Thanks for reading and if you have any questions, please ask!

Love, 

Kim 

 

 

 

 

Saturday
Jan072012

J Crew Toothpick Jean Review

I saw the J Crew Toothpick Jean in cobalt online and it looked great on the model. Jeans are tricky however, and finding one with a great fit is quite difficult. I am interested in colored denim so I decided to give these a go. I tried the same style in a different color in store. Here are the results: 

Just for reference here is a picture of my legs in tights. My thighs have a little pooch on the inner side. My greatest requirement for good pants would probably be thigh slimming. 

 

 

The jeans were average for me. The material is not very stretchy and more rigid than other jeans. They don't really flatter my thighs and were not as slim as I had hoped. A pass for me.

Thanks for reading!

Love,

Kim