I wish I was fatter…

7 Sep

…so I could fit perfectly into J.Crew clothes!

Some people lose weight to squeeze into their clothes, but I need to gain weight to fill them out. Or we all need to find clothes that actually fit our bodies. We force ourselves into things that don’t quite fit because it’s too cute and we MUST have it.

I love J.Crew for its classic styles, colorful choices, and the way they put outfits together…it’s DIVINE! It makes work apparel more interesting than the black, brown, navy, gray, and khaki suiting you typically find in the office.

What is the appeal of J.Crew?

  • High quality, diverse styles, and fun colors for casual office attire
  • In the Glee TV show, Emma Pillsbury seemingly wears the J.Crew aesthetic
  • The First Family loves these color-coordinating outfits (It’s especially adorable on the kids!)

Usually, the clothes at the brick and mortar stores are too big and I have to resort to ordering online in the petite section or find the smallest size they carry. I dislike online stores because I prefer trying things on and seeing how it hangs on my frame before I purchase something. Just because the model looks good doesn’t mean I will in that outfit.

Currently, I own three things from J.Crew:

1. Velvet Ecolé blazer in 0P

My first J.Crew purchase and it’s good fit if a tad boxy.

2. White Matchstick denim in 25R

On me, it’s a mid-rise and I took in 1.5″ at the waist and 3″ from the inseam. Great shape…but perhaps I’ll try the Toothpick style next time and find those 25Short sizes. Hopefully, they add more denim to the petites department!

3. Perfect Pencil Skirt in 00P

Almost perfect…if it was just one size smaller, I wouldn’t have to tailor it. Since it’s the smallest size, I did take in about 2″ in the waistband and slight slimming.

In my little ventures to J.Crew, I still have to rely on additional tailoring to have perfectly fitting clothes. But since they have 00 sizes in regular and petites, it increases the likelihood that I’ll be returning to the store not-so-empty-handed!

Random Facts: J.Crew opened a line for casual denim wear named Madewell. Also, they have teacher and student discounts!

In the Glee TV show, Emma Pillsbury seemingly wears the J.Crew aesthetic

3 Responses to “I wish I was fatter…”

  1. Kelly September 7, 2009 at 2:49 AM #

    I wish I could be a J.Crew girl…but their petite sizes are WAY too big for me. I look like a kid wearing mom’s clothes…*sigh*. You can see my misfortune here: http://www.alterationsneeded.com/2009/04/not-small-enough-jcrew-petite-suiting.html.
    I wish they would make their cashmere sweaters in petites! I’m always jealous of my taller friends with their cute J.Crew sweaters.

  2. Elaine September 7, 2009 at 10:24 PM #

    Please….take my fat!!! Hehe 🙂 I love J.Crew clothes! They are just way out of my budget though :/

    • stylepint September 8, 2009 at 11:56 AM #

      I usually save up for those clothes and I look for sales as well. The quality is so amazing…it practically lasts forever so they’re great investment pieces!

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