Okay, lovely readers, today is a two for one! With grades due (done, thank goodness), I didn't have a lot of time to devote to blog writing.
Above is the polyvore of the outfit I wore to school today. I wore the black privo by clarks shoes on the walk to school (which I did in 30 minutes--2 miles--down from my usual 35--woohoo). The flip-flops I wore in the house as this is more casual and fun. The jeans are levis, the tee is the tissue spring flower tee (and today's review), the long tee is a perfect fit v-neck in citron, the jackets is kenneth cole reaction (not the j. crew one pictured), and the necklace is a starfish/sea glass pendant I bought from uncommon goods (not the pretty tiffany's one).
I own Paris by YSL. I love the mix of roses and other florals. So spring-like. Although I am not wearing it today, this day seems like a "Paris" kind of day, so I highly recommend it to you!
The link to this polyvore is right here: http://www.polyvore.com/early_spring_teal_light_blade/set?id=7020362
Here I am wearing the outfit right before I left this morning. I will get into why I am wearing the long-sleeve tee underneath the tissue tee while I am writing the review, but I actually like the way this outfit came together. With the flip-flops, I look like I am ready to go to the beach for a nice long walk!
Here is the picture of the tee provided by jcrew.com. It can be found here: http://www.jcrew.com/AST/Browse/WomenBrowse/Women_Shop_By_Category/knitstees/tissuetees/PRDOVR~13856/13856.jsp
I know many of you are VERY interested in this tee, so I happily will review it for you. It costs 32.50 and comes in light blade (one I bought), sweet orange (very pretty--maybe I will get on sale), and dark charcoal.
I purchased this tee in a small, and I am very glad I did. I know from past experience that tissue tees are always large on me, so the mediums I own I can actually wear until I am 6 months pregant (they are that stretchy). Even in this pic you can see it is actually sort of big around my waist. This is not an issue for me because all I care about is if it fits my shoulders (which this one does). BUT--be warned--it has a VERY LOW Vee! Oh, my goodness...cannot show that off to my students...this is why there is a tee underneath it!
This tee is so comfortable and soft. I also think the graphic is quite stunning. It is not your typical floral, instead it strikes of something more modern. It reminds me of florals as interpreted by a '60s designer.
I have seen tees come and go quickly on J. Crew. I am taking a chance waiting for this tee to go on sale in the sweet orange. Some of my most favorite J. Crew tees sold out within days of my purchase. This may be another one of those tees.
For instance, I LOVE the painted tissue tank from January. I thought they would have plenty available, but NO, they are all gone. Sadness! I will have to either find one on the weekly exchange over at J. Crew Aficionada or go to ebay. Sigh!
I hope this review helps those on the fence...and remember--tissue tees can be quite large!