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Review: Finds from J.Crew

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Above, I’m wearing two of my most recent tall purchases from J.Crew. I had to order them online since J.Crew rarely carries tall sizes in store (so lame!).

  • The J.Crew Tall Midrise Toothpick Jean in Carbon jeans (size 29T) have a 33″ inseam, and are actually a bit too long on me. I always forget that skinny jeans don’t need to be worn as long as a flared or trouser jean. Skinny jeans should just about graze your ankles. You can see on me that the extra length makes the jeans too baggy. Other than the length, I love the dark wash and slight stretch to the fabric. Additionally, the midrise length is perfectly comfortable.
  • At 29″ long, the J.Crew Tall Blythe Blouse in Silk is about 2″ longer than the regular size. The extra length makes it versatile enough to tuck into skirts and wear over pants. I ordered a size 6T and it fits perfectly. I love buttoning it all the way up and adding a statement necklace on top.

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Readers: Have you tried either of these items? What are your thoughts?

XOXO,

Katherine

Review: Barefoot Tess Alexandria Flats

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Ever tried foldable flats?

If not, you should definitely invest in a pair! They’re perfect for commuting and more importantly, for late nights!

Above, I’m wearing the B.F.T. by Barefoot Tess ‘Alexandria’ Flat. These flats are a triple threat: stylish, comfortable and compact. Love them!

Here are my thoughts:

  • Fit: The overall fit met my expectations. Typically, I can fit into a size 10 or 11 depending on the shoe, and with these flats, I went with an 11. If you’re on the verge of two sizes, I would recommend sizing up.
  • Comfort: At first, the elastic seemed a bit tight, but it certainly loosened up over time. These flats are comfortable to walk in and after about a week, feel like slippers. The padding on the bottom makes the flats feel more cushioned than the average foldable flat (it also negatively impacts the compactness of the flats).
  • Color: The shimmery copper color sparkles in the sunlight. It’s a perfect color for summer and pairs well with warmer-colored clothing.
  • Quality: These flats are made in Brazil with a real leather upper and rubber sole. The padding on the bottom makes the flats sturdier. I can tell these will hold up over time.

[spacer size=”20″]The ‘Alexandria’ Flat comes in four colors: Black, Copper (above), Leopard and Silver. They are available in sizes 11-15 and retail for $109.00. Additionally these flats come with a matching bag so that you can easily tuck them away in your purse.

Readers: Have you tried foldable flats?

*Disclaimer: The opinions expressed within are my own.

XOXO,

Katherine

Tall Purchases: Finds from J.Crew

Elevated Style | J.Crew Tall Purchases

Above are two of my most recent tall purchases from J.Crew. I had to order them online since J.Crew rarely carries tall sizes in store (so lame!). I’m still waiting for them to arrive. Hopefully both items fit—fingers crossed!

  1. The J.Crew Tall Midrise Toothpick Jean in Carbon. After having much success with the J.Crew Midrise Toothpick Jean in Distressed Indigo (as seen in this post), I decided to invest in another pair of tall J.Crew jeans. These jeans have a 33″ inseam, so I’m expecting them to just graze my ankles. I ordered them in size 29T. 
  2. The J.Crew Tall Blythe Blouse in Silk. I needed a simple blouse that was versatile enough to tuck into skirts and wear over pants. At 29″ long, this tall blouse is about 2″ longer than the regular size. I ordered a size 6T.

Look for a full review on these tall items in the coming weeks!

Readers: Are J.Crew tall sizes tall enough for you?

XOXO,

Katherine