Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Review: J Crew Pom-Pom Shell

I was glad to see J Crew bring the Pom-pom shell back.  I missed out on its original debut a couple of years ago and didn't want to repeat my mistake.
J Crew describes it as:
Based on a design from years past—we loved it so much the first time, we went to the archives to bring it back. Tailored to perfection and crisscrossed with rows of delicate pom-poms (a retro touch we can't get enough of), this pretty top dresses up denim and livens up simple summer looks with a touch of textural interest.
  • Cotton
  • Slim Fit
  • Exposed Back Zip
  • Lined
  • Machine Wash

It retails for $128 and comes in citrus lime (yellow), sparkling sea (periwinkle) and white.
As for fit, I'm wearing a size 6...I would suggest going with the larger of your two sizes.  It is fully lined and made from a substantial weight cotton, so no danger of being arrested for indecent exposure due to sheerness if you choose to wear it alone.

Worth mentioning...because I know some of you don't care for it, this top does have the exposed back zip. 

I love the neckline...very Jackie O.  I think this is a classic piece that can be worn for years to come.
What are your thoughts about the pom-pom shell?

14 comments:

  1. I love this shell on you!!! Thanks SO much for this review!

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    1. Thanks Rynetta! I think you would like this one! ;o)

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  2. Love this top! So cute on you. Very summery and goes well with anything. I would think this top is so delicate that it can only be hand-washed?

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    1. You know I thought that it was strange that they had machine wash on the care instructions. I would definitely dry clean or at the very least, as you say, hand wash.

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  3. Love it! It kind of reminds me of the same shape as the ultra eyelet top, which I love! I agree, very Jackie O! You're too cute!
    Here's a picture of me wearing the eyelet version incase you are interested:
    http://colorfulcorporate.blogspot.com/2012/06/jcrew-ultra-eyelet-shell-in-chili.html

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    1. Thanks for the link...you look adorable! and I love it belted...I don't think I would have thought about that. Hmmm, if I had the ultra eyelet in chili, I could wear it with my eyelet pencil in chili. :o)

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  4. Oooo great review, I'm so curious about it in the blue color....I'm going to wait on it, but I definitely am keeping it in mind :)

    Tasia

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    1. I agree, Tasia, that blue color is gorgeous! Fingers crossed that it will make it to sale! :o)

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  5. Beautiful! I'm hoping it will go on sale. Saw it in a store and barely stopped myself from buying it. Such a special top!

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    1. It is a beautiful top! I missed out on the original version and didn't want to let it get away again. Hope you're able to catch it on sale.

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  6. Just got this, thanks for the review, the 4 fits me perfectly.

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    1. Tabitha...so glad the review was a help! Don't you just love it?! The neckline is just divine! What color did you get?

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  7. Thanks for the review. It looks adorable in you....I'm gonna order it. I think you're right, definitely a classic.

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  8. Kerrie, you're so welcome! I don't think you'll be disappointed. :o)

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