Shopping: J.Crew Winter Sale

After the holidays is typically the best time to get the clothing you’ve had your eye on all fall, on sale. Case in point: J.Crew is currently offering 40% off winter sale styles (through Jan. 6). OK, so that’s not really news, because they seem to do that pretty much every week. But at least this stuff isn’t on final sale.

While I was putting together my winter capsule wardrobe, I realized that a few solid, silk blouses would really round out the collection. Since I really liked the silk drapey V-neck blouse in navy, I decided to get another version of it, this time in bright blue.


It’s currently on sale for $69.99, minus 40%, although, many of the colors are sold out in many sizes, including the bright blue. The navy is still available in plenty of sizes, though.

I’ve got to say, J.Crew doesn’t have the best quality silk. I mean, it’s not that expensive, so I really shouldn’t expect much. It’s thinner and slightly rougher than the options you’d get from Equipment or even Everlane.


It also wrinkles fairly easily. I’m sure this blouse came from a store, as it was folded and crammed into a tiny little plastic bag and insanely wrinkled when I unpacked it.


The sleeveless silk tuxedo bib blouse fared  better in transit, in that it didn’t get to my house a wrinkled mess. It’s currently marked down to $59.99 minus the 40%, and it doesn’t seem to be selling that quickly, at least in the navy/black version. There’s also an ivory that’s nearly gone as I write this and a coral version that’s hanging around.


What drew me to the top was the bib placket detail on the front. It’s a subtle touch that makes the shirt a bit more exciting than your basic silk sleeveless.

I took a size 4 in both of these shirts, which just seems to be the size I am in J.Crew tops these days. Fit was fine in the shoulders and in the body of both blouses. Sleeves were a touch short in the drapey blouse in the regular size, but I usually roll up my  sleeves, anyway, so it’s not that big of a deal.

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