Happy Friday ladies. I’m going to need a boat if this rain doesn’t ease up soon. Add house hunting into the mix and we are pretty soggy around here.
Today’s dressing room diaries is from J.Jill. I hadn’t been in lately so had fun finding what’s new. I asked for store requests on my Facebook page (are you following me there?) and several asked for J.Jill so I’m glad that’s where I was headed.
I’m not sure if my J.Jill is smaller than usual or I hit the collection late but there weren’t a lot of petites on the floor for me.
I adored this Tencel tunic the second I saw it. They had nothing even close to my size in petite so this is a misses in medium…too big and too long. It’s super soft and comfy and in a color that’ll be great year round. I cinched it with this belt…but would have preferred this one which was gone in my size. I’m wearing it over their 5 pocket denim leggings. These fit like a dream and feel like super soft. I sized down to a 6 petite because they were out of the 8 petite and they stretched to accommodate me comfortably.
This dipped-hem A-Line tunic was a hot mess on me…even in petite.
The concept was great but the execution failed on my silhouette, mostly because my shoulders are so broad. It might have been saved with very high heels but that’s not happening anytime soon for my feet. The fabric is a soft cotton/polyester/spandex blend which feels fabulous against your skin. This would flatter a taller woman with narrower shoulders or possibly work with a belt. It’s got an interesting pocket and split side hem. I’m wearing a medium petite.
I’m wearing the tunic over the Authentic Fit Snap Hem jeans in light rosewater. I’m wearing an 8 petite which has a 26 1/2″ inseam and is too short for me. I do better with a 27 or 28″ inseam. The regular length has a 29″ inseam and the tall has a 32″ inseam. Because of the snap detail, I couldn’t hem the regular length so these jeans are not for me. They also come in onyx and navy denim. Here is a close up of the snap detail on the onyx ones.
This jacket is super comfy with lots of stretch and available in solid gray or this navy and gray stripe. It’s a boxy fit so I sized down to a regular small and rolled the cuffs…which I love to do with everything anyway. It comes in misses, petite, womans, and tall. Several ladies saw me snapping pictures of myself #embarrassing (I do it for you ladies:) so they tried this jacket on, sized down one size and they bought it. It’s fun when that happens.
This is the gray top I wore under the striped jacket above.
This gray top was an interesting concept that I think fails in execution. It adds bulk up front, unlike other tops which have a gather at the3/4 mark in front. (The ladies in the dressing room all thought this was a failure and I agree. You may have better luck with this top. I’m wearing it with the Metropolitan Full-Leg jean which is super comfy. It has a front seam down the center of each leg. They are very comfortable with lots of give to the fabric.
Here are the wide legged jeans with a tee tucked in so you can see the D-ring closure and attached partial belt. They’re fabulous. I’m wearing a misses 6 and standing on tiptoes because they’re too long. They do come in petite, tall and womans but the rise is waist high on me in the misses so I would stick with that and hem them. These are a cotton/Tencel/lyocell/polyester and 2% spandex blend and very soft. This tee is super soft and comes in 5 colors. I am wearing a misses medium. I prefer V-necks on me so I added this scarf to break up the neckline.
This cotton A-line shirt has forward side seams and a longer shirttail hemline in the back which works for leggings and skinny pants. It has a fold back cuff with an interesting button detail. I’m wearing a misses medium and would prefer a petite so the sleeves are shorter. These tapered ankle pants are very comfy and a versatile piece I can see getting a lot of wear. For you ladies not wanting to invest in the Eileen Fisher slim stretch pants I wear so often, this is a great alternative.
This look seemed unfinished for me so I topped it with their v-neck, two pocket cardigan. That simple addition tied the look together for me and took it up a notch.
My leopard loafers coordinated pretty well with most of these looks. They were a smart purchase that I wear. All. The. Time.
Have you been to J.Jill lately? What did you think of their collection?
Thanks for reading ladies and have a great day.