Wednesday, April 8, 2009

J.Crew: Vintage Blouse Review

This is a blouse from J.Crew's Vintage Closet line. It is item #14135, and does not appear to be available online right now. It was marked $68. It comes in white, and I think I saw it in a grey color with neutral accents in another store, but I'm not sure.

This shirt is alpha-sized, and I was able to size down from my normal J.Crew shirt size. The shirt has a lot of trim on the front - some thin pleats and dotted embroidery. It also has some of the same pretty embroidery on the sleeves and collar as well.

The shirt is nice from the side. The darts give the blouse a more fitted shape, which I think is very nice. I think you can pull off this shirt untucked and tucked in, which is always nice.

It's a little sheer from the back - you can see the regular size tag through the shirt even. From the picture, it doesn't seem to be so sheer that you have to wear a cami underneath, especially because it's not sheer from the front at all.

Here is a close-up of the front pattern. The dotted embroidery that you can see on the left side of the picture is the same as the trim on the cuffs and collar.

I really liked this shirt, but The Boyfriend wasn't crazy about it. He thought it looked a little too old for me, but I thought it was really pretty. In the end, I left this one behind. I might consider picking it up if it goes on sale though.

What do you think? Do you like this shirt? Do you think it is too "old" looking? Do you like the pieces from J.Crew's Vintage Closet?


RatsOnParade April 8, 2009 at 3:41 PM  

I saw both of these at the B&M last weekend too - I really like them! But I don't know if I'll get it - some have referred to it as "Little House on the Prairie" and others as "wearing a doily" - neither of which sound at all flattering. I like the cut of the shirt though - I might just use my red card to try it out. :)

JTS April 9, 2009 at 12:35 AM  

Yay! I am glad I am not the only person who thought it was a nice shirt! I think it looks pretty IRL, and could look super cute if it's styled correctly! Let me know if you try it!

Brookelle Bones May 7, 2009 at 11:11 PM  

Quite sheer, so that gives this shirt a bit of sexiness and edge! I like it.

JTS May 18, 2009 at 7:46 PM  

Brookelle Bones - I never looked at it that way, but that is a great perspective :) Did you get this shirt?