Thank you for letting me know whether or not you were able to get into the Boden site from my links in the review roundup yesterday.
Anyhow, onto today's post! I had heard so many great things about J. Crew's silky polka-dot offerings, especially the polka dot popover they offered last year (see it here on Tweed and Toile). I didn't really see myself in it, especially since I was pregnant when they introduced it last year, but when I spied it in the J. Crew Factory site a few weeks ago (called the Factory Cotton-Silk Classic Popover), I thought I could try to see if I could make it work for me. It *had* a really long wait to receive it, but as we all know in both J. Crew and Boden land, those waits are usually much shorter than the time frame they give us. So I got the chance to see it on me sooner than I expected.
Oh, and yes, I do realize that three of my past week's outfits have included polka dots in some form or another. Must be on a kick. :) I promise, I am wearing florals tomorrow.
The cherry blossom necklace was definitely necessary, the blank canvas of the sweater was too square and very blah, so the heft and contrast of the necklace added the right amount of interest.
The shirt is a size extra-small. I usually wear extra-small in factory offerings, and since this was also offered in a size extra-extra-small, I figured I would be fine with the x-small. :) It does fit, but it is definitely a closer fit than I wanted. I think you should size up if you carry your weight up top, as I found the shoulders and armholes to be the tightest, and that is where I am thinnest, so take that for what it means for you.
The fabric is very thin, but lovely. Not see-through, but be very careful not to snag it on anything.
The shirt is all sold out in the smaller sizes, but I am sure there will be popbacks.
I do want to let you know that the fuzzy material got a bit fuzzier today. It definitely bugs me less than when I get pilling on cashmere. It might be because I don't expect fuzzy pilling on cashmere, but somewhat expect it on lofty textured wool. Either way, I have a fuzz shaver, so that helps with the pills.
Do any of you own the factory popover? If so, would you mind linking to your review?
Have a great night, all!!! :)