Ok, I couldn’t resist getting another Abercrombie & Fitch Payton Tee, this time, the “Unwrap Me” version. I know it was a holiday release, but I don’t think it’s limited to only holiday wearing, do you?
Same awesome fit. Love the gray color, especially in contrast with the big red bow. Hate the big moose logo. But I can imagine tucking this into some skirt and the whole A&F-ness of it goes away. It’s cute and flirty, and hey, we can all use some more of that.
I had a feeling this tee and skirt combo I love so much only works with A-line short skirts, and I think I was right on this one. I threw on a simple knit black skirt and the look was definitely infinitely less cute than when I paired the tee with the Indigo Skirt I recently got from J.Crew. Again, this could just be me, since my waist-to-hip ratio is not that great.
Oh, and same puckering issues happen at the chest with the graphic. Still not sure how concerned I should be about that.
Sorry for the blurriness of the photos. The sun was setting and the lighting wasn’t great. This tee is on sale now for only $13 at A&F online – get it here!
Abercrombie & Fitch’s “Tie” Payton tee is just so damn cute! I know this is another tangent post from J.Crew, but once in a while my eyes just uncontrollably wander. Well, I found Payton on sale for only $16, so I snagged it. I have to say, ever since I got lured back into A&F by the Dawn skirt, I keep getting drawn back. I was so impressed by the cuteness and quality of the last batch of A&F stuff and that impression definitely continues with the Payton tee. When I first felt it, I was genuinely surprised by how high quality it felt. Very substantial, heavy, and super soft cotton. 10000x more high quality feeling than the J.Crew slub cotton tees I just bought for $30 a pop (but I justify that purchase by convincing myself slub cotton is supposed to be very thin…right??).
I pulled it on and it was so comfortable and cut long! That’s such a surprise. I don’t remember the last time I got a tee from J.Crew or BR that was cut, as the default standard, below the hips. I absolutely love that about Payton, as length is what I seek in all my basic tees and tanks. How much do I love this tee? As soon as I threw it on, I started looking for more A&F tees to bring home. Seriously. This could be the beginning of a new addiction…
How cute is this tee paired with J.Crew’s Poplin Wednesday skirt? Anyway, only one tiny flaw I see with this tee. The tee graphic tends to pucker a teensy bit from where the girls kind of stretch out the tee. Oops. Not sure how I can fix that.
This tee is currently sold out online (I think it’s from a previous season?), but you can keep checking the online clearance section here.
J.Crew’s Double Serge Pencil Skirt is supposed to be the most flattering skirt ever made. Transforms all women of all sizes instantaneously into tall, lean models. Of course I had to try it, despite my last unfortunate brush with a pencil skirt from J.Crew.
First up – Double Serge Pencil Skirt in Natural. This looked like a true white in the catalog, but in real life it’s more off-white and beige-ish.
Not very flattering, is it? Looks just like a plain white skirt. Mehh. So I thought, c’mon, this is a high waisted pencil skirt. You have to wear it in a high-waisted fashion to really get the appeal of it.
Eh. It’s better, but not great. I have to say everything I realized about me and pencil skirts holds true here. I got the Natural in my usual size. Not a fan.
Maybe Black works better?
Not really. I got the Black in a size down (don’t ask me why), but the fit wasn’t all that different. Definitely more flattering than the Natural, but alas, pencil skirts just do not look good on me. Get the Double Serge Pencil Skirt from J.Crew here for $98.