Puffer Jacket and Leather Mini (+ J. Crew Boy Shirt in Classic White Review)

November 14, 2013

When I first started stockpiling (or "collecting") costume jewelry, I made the mistake of buying duplicates of highly-distinguishable pieces, like the J. Crew Bubble Necklace.
 
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)
Enough rambling...let's segue into a review of one sale purchase made months ago: the J. Crew Boy Shirt in Classic White.

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"
Buy the Boy Shirt in Oxford Stripe, Suckered Stripe, Green Plaid, Embroidered Polka Dot, Indian Voile, Floral, Indigo Plaid, Mixed Prints, Garment Dye, Placed Stripe, and Beaded Chambray. All of the styles listed here are on sale and an extra 40% off with code STYLETIME.

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