Crewcuts Long-sleeve Sparkle-collar, Sz 14, $49.50 (buy here)
You might already know that I have a thing for stripes and I have a little bit of a weakness for anything that pairs a trend with stripes. This one was a cute combination of sparkly Peter Pan collar + stripes. It fits approximately like a J. Crew 00 with a little more ribcage room and I was kind of surprised the sleeve length was right on. Who knew? Even with the 30% online (at the time making it $35), I think it's a little pricey for a tee.
Verdict: Am still feeling cheap, but would consider on further sale
Close-up of the collar
Love that there are rhinestones in the mix
Giant Bow Sweater, XS, $98, (buy here)
I saw this on Gigi and wanted to give it a try. I have to say that this is much cuter IRL than in pictures. Fits pretty true to size, maybe a little more relaxed than a typical J. Crew sweater in XS. Very soft! I looked for the Girls' version of this but they only had very small sizes left in the store.
Verdict: Waiting for further sale
Gabby Top in Dot, Sz 00, $50, (buy here)
This was adorable on the hanger, but a little boxy on the body. I would say that this runs about one size large. I love the pleated neck and the light, airiness of the material.
Verdict: No, fit is too boxy
Long Sleeve Tweed Dress, Sz 0, $215, (buy here)
Gorgeous on the hanger, a little too White House for me though. This fits a little small in the waist / belly, but a little big in the chest. Unlike most J. Crew dresses, this one definitely does not hide the good old tummy. The tweed material felt a little scratchy to me too.
Verdict: Not for me, would probably look fab on someone longer limbed or different body type
Crewcuts Cotton Anchor Sweater (Boys'), Sz 12, $59.50, (buy here)
Ok, how could I resist giving this a try? As Aubrey mentioned, I think this would look great layered with a plaid button down underneath. Though I'm digging all of these novelty sweaters with bows / anchors / neckties, I'm hesitant to buy one because I don't think this will be something that I wear year after year. I do keep telling myself though that maybe my son will wear it when I tire of it LOL.
Verdict: No for now
Have you fallen in love with this year's novelty sweaters?
And I am finally getting over my flu / eye infection / cold / longest illness in years. Thank you for the get well wishes!