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?

9 comments:

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! :)