Happy Monday, ladies! If you’re new here, welcome. Dressing room diary is when I go into stores and try on their new merchandise so you can see how it looks on a woman over 25. For reference, I am 5’4″ and weigh around 136lbs. I have an inverted triangle shape with broad shoulders and straight narrow hips. I have a long torso and arms so wear one size larger on top than the bottom.
On most dressing room diaries, I suggest you check the website for accurate colors. Not with J. Jill. Someone in their marketing department has decided it’s clever to apply a filter to their images to make many things look beachy and warmer than they actually are. It’s not helpful for shoppers so I hope they will stop doing it soon. Most of their garments come in misses, petite, women’s, and tall.
This three-quarter sleeve Pima cotton top is a great classic they bring back every year and this year, the colors are more gorgeous than ever. There are 6 solids and 1 stripe in sizes XS-XL. I’m wearing a misses in small.
These boyfriend jeans are super comfortable in a cotton/Tencel blend with spandex for stretch. I love the feel of this denim. They’re soft, flexible, and fairly lightweight. I’m wearing misses 4. They sit just below the waist so have a medium/high rise. You can adjust the cuff to the length you like.
Here are the same jeans in 4 petite which make the legs quite a bit shorter and also lowers the rise. When you go down to petite at J.Jill, remember that you also need to go up one size.
I love this little hip-length cotton-blend cardigan! It’s very soft and comfortable. The website only seems to show it in white, so call your local store if you want this aqua color…which is gorgeous in person. It reminds me of a cropped boyfriend cardigan that’s a bit more figure-flattering. I am wearing a misses XS.
This 100% linen mixed media tee comes in four colors. The front is woven, the sleeves and back are knit which makes it very stretchy and comfortable. I think knit linen is a wonderful way to stay cool. Does it wrinkle? Of course, but it’s perfect for hot weather. I’m wearing a misses in small.
J.Jill makes this lightweight cardigan every summer. It’s a linen/cotton blend that comes in 7 colors that’s perfect to toss on when you go into blasting air conditioning or if you just want a little arm coverage. I’m wearing a misses small. These useful little cardigans are a great basic for your wardrobe.
These tie-waist pants come in two solids and this stripe in a linen/rayon blend. I’m wearing a misses XS and rolled the cuffs down. The tie at the waist? What can I say, brands seem to love them, women tend to dislike them:)
This scoop-neck tee is a super soft Pima cotton knit with an A-line shape and an elliptical hemline. It looks better untucked, but not with these full pants. When one garment is loose, it’s best to have the other closer to the body. This comes in six colors. I am wearing golden amber in misses small. These full-leg crop pants come in 3 colors and this leaf print. I’m wearing a misses small and think they run TTS.
This Wearever layering tee is a rayon/lycra blend that would be perfect over so many things. It comes in five colors plus this palm pattern. I’m wearing a misses small. I love the drape and fabric of these Pure Jill straight-leg crops. It’s a smooth, cotton/linen knit that feels elegant against your skin. They come in three colors, I’m wearing the carbon. The petite was 2″ shorter which ended at a funny spot on my leg so I prefer the misses for me, which end where my leg narrows for my ankle.
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This Wearever dress is a petite small. It has a v-neck and is made from a wrinkle-free rayon/lycra blend so it would be perfect for traveling. The misses is 2″ longer than this, so you could opt for the version that gives you the length you want but remember that the armholes get deeper when you go from petite to misses and from misses to tall. This is the same cardi that I wore in turquoise, above. I love tying little sweaters like this to give waist definition where I have none:)
This flounce hem, double v-neck dress comes in 3 solids and 2 prints in a cotton/rayon blend. It’s in a subtle slub fabric and has pockets on the side seam! Yay for pockets!
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