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Skinny Wrap Jersey Dress | $159 (I’m wearing a size 2 here in black)
MORE ABOUT THE DRESSES BELOW!! (I wrote an essay)
Striped linen shirt | $59
A great, simple linen shirt for a great price
Cotton Linen Relaxed Workwear Pant | $99
I have these in size 27, which is a size down from my “normal” denim size. I love these when I first put them on, but they do stretch with wear quite a bit, so keep that in mind for sizing!! (outfit)
Jersey Surplus Jacket | $179
LOVE LOVE LOVE this jacket. The sleeves aren’t too long, and look great rolled up, the jacket hits me right at my hip, and it’s the best thing for traveling during summer months.
Collarless denim jacket | $199
This is very intriguing. I love the cropped length and all the little details throughout.
Recycled Slub Knit Seamed Tee | $69
I have this and it’s one of my very favorite white tees. I has a very subtle slubbed texture which gives it slightly more coverage than the sheer slub crew tee or the casual tees IMO. Here’s an outfit:
Cotton Wool Long Sleeve Tee | $69
I have this and love the drape, and warmth of the cotton/wool blend.
Outfit (wearing size 2 in the shirt with a very old fleece JP skirt)
High Twist Jersey Deep V Dress | $129 (wearing size 2 here in carbon)
MORE ABOUT THE DRESSES BELOW!!
Open Stitch Cashmere Sweater | $229
Cotton Textured Worker pant | $149 (so intrigued by these!!!)
What do you think? Anything catching your eye? Have any questions on sizing, etc.? What have you bought and loved recently? Do you have any input for fellow readers?
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Okay, so here’s a TON MORE INFO about the dresses, and JP dresses in particular (of which I have quite a few…).
The skinny wrap dress is not 100% cotton, it is JP’s typical 94% cotton 6% lycra spandex mix. The good thing about that is it’s nice and stretchy, but still holds you in. The bad thing is that since the dresses are double-layered, they will pill very slightly INSIDE the layers of fabric after a few years of washing/wearing and there’s nothing you can do about it. I have never found that to be too bothersome, but FYI.
This dress is also NOT shirred/ruched on both sides, it is the “tuck” style. I prefer the ruched/shirred on both sides styles generally because they hold me in better and provide a little more symmetry LOL. All that said, this dress is AMAZING, and while it may not be work appropriate, it is all-sorts-of-other-things appropriate. I would wear it for anything and everything honestly.
The high twist jersey deep v dress is shirred/ruched at both hips and IS 100% cotton. Now, the good thing about that is that it REALLY holds you in. But it is more “stiff,” AND tight, and prone to getting holes very easily if you’re not careful where you pull to shimmy into the dress. The cotton/spandex blend is softer overall, and more stretchy, but the 100% cotton dresses stand up to wearing/washing a bit better overall I think.
The weird/amazing thing about the high twist dress is that it has a blousy top and hidden shoulder straps inside the dress that are attached to the inside layer of the skirt portion of the dress. I’m sure I’m not explaining that well, but the idea is that it allows you to get the “perfect” blousiness of the top while keeping the skirt in place. It’s better in theory than in practice though, and I think I will remove the straps inside altogether and not use them at all because I find them annoying (they don’t stay up on my shoulders very well).
I’ve worn this dress once to dinner already and was super-comfortable; I’m so glad I got it. I love the color, and that it’s a bit different from my other JP dresses since it has a looser top. Also, I find I’m wanting to wear 3/4 sleeves more often lately, so this was a great addition to my wardrobe.
Also, and this may seem very “duh” to others of you who are as JP obsessed as I am, but in more than a decade of wearing JP dresses, I JUST NOW FIGURED OUT how much easier it is to step into the dresses (if you can – with these you absolutely can because of the wide neckline) than to pull them over your head. They are both SO TIGHT at the bottoms that I had a helluva time getting them over my head and just by chance decided to step into them and OMG mind blown.
That sounds so ridiculous, but it has made my life so much easier from now on. Also, it’s a good way to avoid deodorant stains 🙂 if you wear deodorant, that is.
That’s it. That’s my essay on James Perse dresses. Any questions?? 🙂