Sunday, April 26, 2009

J.Crew: Watercolor Floral Painter Tee

This is a new tee from J.Crew (item #15285), in white.  It was marked $36.50.  I'm calling it the Watercolor Floral tee, as it is similar to the Watercolor Floral Pencil Skirt.  I believe this is made out of the painter tee material.  I accidentally picked this up in a size larger than my regular tee size, so I can't really comment on how true-to-size it is.  I think it looks okay, but my PS thought it looked too big.

I'm not the biggest fan of the painter tee material - it's a little too rough for my liking.  I prefer the tissue or slub cotton tees.  The watercolor floral graphic is okay, but it was too brown for me.  I prefer lighter, happier colors for my florals.  Don't get me wrong - I didn't totally dislike this shirt, but I didn't totally love it, and it just wasn't my style.

You might have guessed that I left this tee at the store (and you'd be correct!).  I think cute tees are a good wardrobe staple, but this tee was not my cup of tea (ha!), and I know I'd hardly ever wear it, if ever.

What do you think?  Do you like this tee?  Did you take it home?  Do you like darker florals?


GingerSnap April 26, 2009 at 5:22 PM  

I like the flower detail, but I really only like the fabric from the "perfect fit" tees. Anything else is either too sheer or too rough.

gigiofca April 26, 2009 at 7:43 PM  

I don't like this. It looks like a coffee stain. I need to see it in person before casting final thoughts. ;-)

MMM April 27, 2009 at 11:58 AM  

I purchased this tee in the white because I loved the colors of the flowers- I knew it would match my beachwood cardi perfect! Unfortunetly, I did not try it on in the store... once I got home I realized that the center of the "flowers" hit right at the tip of each my breast- *Oops*!?!? :-O
So, I think it is going back to the store!

Has anyone else noticed this or it is just me (or should I say "mine")!!! :-)

JTS April 27, 2009 at 8:26 PM  

@GingerSnap - I like the tissue tees for layering - one of my favorite tees in the world though is a perfect tee from like 5 years ago. I love it!

@Gigi - Haha, a coffee stain! Have you had a chance to check it out in person yet?

@MMM - What a good eye - this would definitely work with a ton of different colors. Oops about the flowers - I didn't even notice :)

gigiofca April 28, 2009 at 12:29 AM  

JTS, I will visit J Crew on Tue or Wed to check it out. Hope to see the skirt, too.

Kristie April 28, 2009 at 1:05 PM  

I bought the tee and love it! I bought it to wear with a green cardigan from last year and it is perfect.

JTS May 17, 2009 at 9:59 PM  

@Gigi - Have you reviewed this tee yet? I don't remember if I saw it.

@Kristie - That sounds like a really nice color combination! What shade of green is it?

gigiofca May 18, 2009 at 8:54 PM  

I have a pic of it, but haven't reviewed it. It seemed to sell out faster than I could get to it. At least in-stores.

JTS May 19, 2009 at 1:32 PM  

Gigi - Cool, will look for your post then! :)