Puffer Jacket and Leather Mini (+ J. Crew Boy Shirt in Classic White Review)November 14, 2013
There was a time in relatively recent history when bubble necklaces were considered unique (hold your laughs); a time before the market became saturated with copies of these necklaces in every color, often of dubious workmanship, and at wide-ranging price points.
I bought three of these necklaces on sale from J. Crew upon its re-release (before supply caught up to demand), a fact I was once rather proud of, but in retrospect just seems foolish. I had gifted my mom two of them but she despises pervasive trends even more than me so they ended up back in my possession after less than a year.
In a way, I still like them but ubiquity can be really souring.
|J. Crew Boy Shirt in Classic White | Forever 21 Corduroy Trimmed Puffer Jacket (similar) | J. Crew Bubble Necklace (similar) | Hermes Reversible H Buckle Belt | The Cambridge Satchel Company 13" Satchel | Theory Leather Skirt (a gift from Jean; last worn here) | Ann Taylor Perfect Platform Pump (similar)|
As much as I enjoy shopping at J. Crew, I've also made innumerable dumb purchases there (see abovementioned bubble necklace). By dumb I mean unnecessasry, duplicated purchases that resulted from succumbing to a craving for ephemeral thrills (in short, don't ask me why I bought another plain white shirt when I already own eight; I've since donated four).
The Boy Shirt in Classic White, 100% coton (why French spelling, J. Crew?), is a casual take on the original starched white shirt. This shirt has a prewashed indifference to it which I have an appreciation for and that softer texture which translates into less boxy-ness is what sold me on the shirt when I debated returning it.
The fit is true to size and conveniently available in regular, tall, and petite lengths (measurements for 00P can be found below).
|Boy Shirt in Classic White | 00P | White|
Bust: 16.5" | Length: 25.75" | Shoulder: 14" | Waist: 15"