Monday, May 7, 2012

Mixing Apples and Orange


I've been wearing Crewcuts tees, sweaters and ballet flats for years (there are some advantages to being small). They often fit better (the ballet flats are perfect for my small but very wide feet) and the bonus is the much lower cost.


Crewcuts pants, however, scared me. I imagined them not making it past my knees and who wants to have that experience?! But when I saw Extra Petite having so much success with not even the largest size (she wore the size 12), I decided to give the girls' café capri in apple bobbing a go, albeit I'm wearing size 14 here.

The print is happy and fun and comes across as polka dots. The background is a super pale tan. The fabric is a very sturdy 100% cotton, good for no show-through but does not give one iota. As expected, the waist and hips are cut straighter than for women but tightening the internal adjustable elastic band (a feature for growing kids) made the gap around the waist disappear. And as my dad would say, whala!

Trying to prove that a chambray or denim shirt is the universal equalizer for any skirt or pants, I'm wearing the western denim shirt. It too is 100% cotton. The size 00 is not as fitted as I'd like but it's shorter than most shirts of this type and I like the western shirt style details.

Those are the Mona patent pumps in poppy. The poppy color is as Slastena said, "do not expect any red -- these babies are orange" in her wonderful review. I don't have much to add except I found them to run a little small and to differ from the JC online description of "incredibly comfortable." As WFF might say to the copywriter, incredibly means so implausible as to elicit disbelief. I've broken them in, so they are tolerable. Incredibly comfortable is stretching it ... a lot (ha, pun intended).

Since my blog photographer is more agreeable to taking a few more shots during the weekend, here's bonus coverage:
Say hey, with a white shirt -- the other universal equalizer.
And with a Crewcuts tee, complete with silly sequined symbol.

More to come with this tee.
I know ... you can hardly wait. ;)

21 comments:

  1. Beautiful! And if they are cut straighter on the hips they might work for me too. Oh I really have to buy some coloured shoes, they look great on a ll the JCA's.

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    1. They just might, Tabitha! I just fit into them but there was room around the waist until I tightened the internal elastic. I think the pants for women could use that feature, I have the same problem with them.

      As for the shoes, maybe you can try a pair in your favorite color!

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  2. Love all of the apple prints! I couldn't understand why JC didn't make the capri or a long pant in the apple print for adults. Not to mention, the girls graphic tee prints are prettier than the adults. Just my opinion;)

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    1. I agree! I really don't care for the big apple print that's so enlarged you can't recognize the print. The tees for girls are often of a sturdier knit and though others will think I'm way past the age to be wearing crazy tees, I like their whimsy!

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  3. Wow! I love this pants on you with all shirts and sweater! So cute :-) I wish I was that small, I'd order one for without thinking twice. Love the looks. Congrats in your new cafe capris!
    Xo

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    1. Thanks, Andrea! They are fun and I can see them with sandals to a barbeque or picnic.

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    2. Yes, I can see them with a sandals too, and I really want one for me!!!! :o)

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    3. I hope they come out with a fun print for women's capri pants soon!

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  4. Ok, now I am really jealous- I love this print, but there is no way I could squeeze into Crewcuts. I want it , it so adorable. Every outfit you made is a winner. Thank you for the shout out.:)

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    1. I wish JC did make them for women, I was forced (haha) into these.

      Love your review! :)

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  5. these pants are so adorable and happy! i like all the outfits you've put together with these pants.

    modern.girl

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    1. Thanks, yvonne! The pants got me in a suzy sunshine mood (bet you could use more of that in Seattle)! :)

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    2. I meant you could use more sunshine in Seattle, not implying you're all in a bad mood. ;)

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  6. tee hee, I wondered about those shoes. But not for long. Thanks for the mention! I recently bought a short-sleeved cotton cardigan from CC, and what an incredible difference in quality!

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    1. Yep, lol! In general, CC things are sturdier, maybe anticipating the rougher wear by kids. This tee, for example, reminds me of beefy tees and the sequins are solidly sewn.

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  7. I loooove those capris! Especially with the white button up + sweater combo...haha, and I remember those adjustable elastic bands from my days of working at Gap Kids in high school:) They are genius!

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    1. Thanks, Sharon! I could never understand what "internal adjustable elastic waistband (a customer favorite) for a perfect fit from the start with room to grow" meant until now. ;)

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  8. Those pants are fantastic - I love them!!!! They don't seem like a kids pant at all with the way you've dressed them.

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    1. Oh thanks, Lisa! The pants are adorable and wearing them with heels dresses them up a bit.

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  9. They would stop at my knees for sure. I'm admiring them on you, though. I saw them online and they are so cute. Fun look!

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    1. Thanks and thanks for stopping by, gigi!

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