Sunday, January 15, 2012

J. Crew Silk Marlice Popover


j. crew silk marlice popover, oo in french grey
style #56512   full price: $128.00


Hey ladies! I want to take a moment to share some personal things with you. Jon and I have been spending the weekend with our new nephew, Alex. I am twenty-eight years old, but I have never held a baby, until him. I want to hold him more, but I do not want to hog him!! The sad thing is, we may be leaving Alex in a matter of months. Jon and I have both lived in Las Vegas since we were twelve years old, but are getting ready to move on to another state. He has applied for jobs in: Washington, Oregon, Colorado, California, and Idaho. So many emotions right now...being in limbo is no fun!


And now for the intent of this post...a reader recently emailed me asking about some "Coming Soon" items, including the silk marlice popover from J. Crew. This is another item that has left me questioning the fit. I am very curious to try this item on again, because I am unable to make up my mind from these pics. The silky feel and slouchy sleeves have me wanting this item to work...but only for an amazing sale price! Help!




These look like pajamas at first. I also noticed that the online photo does not this top justice.



This blouse is 100% silk, but machine washable. I could feel some static cling.



I liked the look of the sleeves when rolled up, but layering anything over it (like a sweater) would look bulky in the arms.



Looked a little sloppy in the back when I did the front-tuck.

20 comments:

  1. Hmm, I do get kind of a pajama shirt vibe because it seems a bit poofy. It looks much better tucked in but maybe try the 00P from the website when it goes on sale?

    Good luck on your future move! I never held a baby until I was 28 (and pregnant) either - I was too scared they would cry (which she did). :)

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    1. It does not come in petite. :(

      Aw! That is so sweet that yours was the first one you held! :)

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  2. I held many babies before having my own just because I have many nieces and nephews. Tell Jon good luck with his job search. I am sure you both will end up somewhere wonderful. Have a great week!

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  3. The top looks awesome on you tucked in! I think the untucked look isn't perfect but on sale this is definitely something you should re-order.

    I can't remember the last time I held a baby...I think it was when I was younger (maybe 10?), my youngest cousin was born and I got to hold her. But I don't think I've held a baby since. Not for lack of opportunities either...the older I got the more aware I became that I might drop a baby by accident. So for the baby's sake (and my sanity) I try to stay away. :)

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  4. The shirt looks much better tucked in! However, I agree the fit is not great and I would not spend $128 on it!

    -Sharon

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  5. I like the one you tucked in! Looks good. I'll wait until sale... I'm not sure if I wanna pay full-place for something I cannot wear non-tuked-in.

    I held babies several times when some of my friends had babies. I thought I might break them first time, my friends told me babies are not so fragile...

    Good luck with Jon's job search. Everything will be great in the end.

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  6. michelle-- i'm going to be 28 years old in a couple of weeks! i have never held a baby before. i'm scared that i might drop it. hahah!
    Oh wow, moving to another state is big. Good luck to you and your husband with the job hunt.
    i like the stripes of the shirt and the material looks really soft and luxurious! i think it looks really cute tucked in!
    btw i went in FP yesterday. So disappointed with their selection. i think they haven't gotten a lot of their new merch in yet. :/

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    1. Thanks Ping! We are very excited, but the waiting is frustrating! I just want to start packing already! :p

      Bummer about Free People! I have not been to that mall for a month or so. Hope some spring stuff arrives soon!

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  7. Have you ever heard of the phrase "Don't buy anything that you wouldn't buy at full price"? I think it looks good on the model, but way too big on you. I would get the torso slimmed if I were to buy it.

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  8. Good luck with your move Michelle (wherever you end up)

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  9. Not super crazy about this shirt.....it's kind of just meh to me but maybe I need to see it with the right outfit. Good luck to you and Jon on your job hunt and new location! I've never had a cat that enjoyed the adventures of moving so I hope your babies won't mind too much ;)

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    1. Oh gosh! Those cats! We own our current home, but we will rent for a bit when we move...so I am so nervous about finding a place to rent that will allow four cats! I am expecting to pay more to the landlord.

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  10. Hope your DH finds a great job and that you end up in a city you both like.

    Change can be good- - -are you excited about a new life in a different state? Make sure to research the cost of living in each potential area (CA can be prohibitively expensive, even with a good job).

    JCrew regular sizing is difficult, even for us taller petites. As for the blouse, I would say that it is way too long in the body & the sleeves, even if you don't mind the looser fit. It is made for a taller person- - -I would pass on it even on sale.

    There were some regular sized silk blouses that came in 00 & 0 that looked like they ran very tiny and would work (wish I found one in those sizes on sale). They came in very pretty colors that JCrew does so well.

    Also, some of their regular sized 00 skirts (especially the flair) ran very tiny in the waist this season, and the length was excellent for a 5'3" person with longer legs (as opposed to shorter).

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    1. Yes! Very excited! I just hope for Washington since Jon has a lot of family there, plus his (our) immediate family (who lives here) is up there so much.

      And regarding what everyone has said about the shirt...I am leaning mostly towards no. I agree that the fit is not perfect...but something still has me wanting it at $20! But that would probably never happen!

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    2. it went on sale! its at 49.99 right now :)

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  11. HI Michelle!
    Good luck and hope you and Jon find great jobs! I empathize about being in limbo. My husband and I were in that place a few years ago when he was applying for his MBA. We ended up in DC for 2 yrs and I ended up loving the city. Best wishes to you and your hubby during this entire process and I hope you guys end up in a place you both love :)
    Regarding the blouse, I think if you're still debating about it....it's a sign to not keep it. I think if the blouse was on an amazing sale it might be worth considering but it sounds like you're leaning towards a no.

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  12. Hi Michelle, the shirt look better tucked in. I would wait for a good sale. I'm the oldest of 9 siblings so I had my fair share of having babies. Good luck to your husband on his job search and on your move.I wish you two the best =)

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  13. Hahahaha, I am so happy to hear that I'm not the only person out there that didn't hold a baby until she was in her late 20's! I was in constant fear that someone was going to revoke my 'girl card' because of it, ha.

    The J Crew shirt is interesting, especially with your "looks like pajamas" critique. I tried on a similar shirt recently and that's also what immediately popped in my head--pajamas! Shirts like that look great on those that are taller, which makes me so jealous, but on those of us with smaller statures the silk + loose fit often throws them into the pajama zone.

    If it gets marked down, however, I'd definitely rethink it. It might look neat tucked into skirts and shorts this summer...maybe?

    I have my fingers crossed for you on the jobs, and definitely keep me updated if you end up in Colorado! I think you'd love it here. :)

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