Loving now: J.Crew apple print cafe capri review (on sale)

**Gingham lovers, Crewcuts also has cafe capris in mint gingham for just $25.89 (final sale) with free ship. Thanks so much Val  for pointing these out and getting us the measurements: size 12 has 28.25 (adjustable) waist, hip 32.25, inseam 24.25. Size 14 has 30 waist, hip 33.25, and inseam 26.25 (keep in mind J.Crew's measurements can be a little off). I like the more grownup front & back pockets, plus added belt loops.**
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Crewcuts apple bobbing cafe capri sz 12 (free ship, use MUSTHAVE for 30% off), H&M top, Target heels

Meet my latest love: apple print ankle pants. They're fun and preppy with a classic silhouette. J.Crew is having apple overload this season, and there's something for everyone:

Apple in Kids sizing w/ free ship at any price: cardigan, chino shorts (good option if you are too tall but still narrow enough for kids sizing. Was contemplating these in case the capris didn't work out).

Apple in Womens sizing: shorts, pullover sweater, underwire swimsuit, large apple pleated skirt (so pricey, but how adorable would this be on a teacher?), large apple cafe capri.
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A big thank you to my friend Jimmy for snapping these during our study break. I realized that I've been taking my photographer for granted. Apparently, "shoe shot" or "angle up" (how shorties can appear deceptively taller) don't mean much to other men. Jimmy was a fast learner...he crouched low & braved passerby stares to get these shots.

Toes: Essie "tangerine"   Hands: Essie "turquoise & caicos"  Lips: Revlon "Ravish me Red" 
H&M bag & belt (from a dress), bangle thanks to t + j designs
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Now for my review...

Measurements: My kids size 12 measured 13.25" across the waist, 17" across the lower hips when measured right at the crotch, 23.4" inseam, 5.2" leg opening, 8" rise.
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Fit: A kids size 12 fits comparable to a small/short H&M sz 2 (except in the waist) or Asos petite 1, and similar but possibly slimmer than American brand 00 Petites. As shown above, it's a bit slimmer and shorter throughout than the 00P womens wool capri pants, which are very roomy on me. I immediately noticed how slim and tapered the legs of these capris are, and how the rear actually flatters my behind. The only issue was the waist - I had quite a size-able waist gap and mulled over how to alter it.
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Imagine my absolute delight when Khatu informed me that the waistband was adjustable (designed for fast-growing little kids...loved by fit-challenged adults). There's an elastic band that runs along the inside of the back waistband, and you can pull it taught via two buttons on the side.
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I pulled it in about 3 notches on each side, and the fit was perfect. There is some gathering on the waistband caused by the back elastic, but can be easily covered by a shirt or belt.
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Quality: 100% woven cotton, feels chino-like with a bit of a ribbed texture. Side zip with two front pockets and 1 back pocket. I really love that the base color is a natural "oatmeal" shade and not stark white. My biggest concern with such a material is unsightly wrinkling, however these stood up fairly well. The iphone pics shown above were taken after about 9 hours of wear - mostly sitting and some walking.
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Value: I would not pay t$40 for a solid pair of cotton ankle pants, but the irresistible print and great fit (no alterations needed!) make these a winner for me. As soon as I tried these on, I had a stupid grin on my face and "knew." The bigger kids sizes tend to sell out faster (*eying fellow petite women*) so I'll just have to accept the price. With a dressier blouse and closed-toe pumps, these will also be work-appropriate for me on casual Fridays.
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Readers - Are you a fan of printed pants?

132 comments:

  1. You wore that to study?! I am thoroughly impressed! Yet another awesome post and inspiring outfit, just in time for spring! :0)

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  2. Love the outfit and love the shoes in your fitting post (the cap toes). I've been looking for something like that. Who is it by?

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    1. Hi Lindsay - they're Louboutins I found on eBay, but Ivanka Trump has a similar pair: http://www.endless.com/dp/B005ILKUTC/ref=asc_df_B005ILKUTC1976257?tag=dealtend-22456-20&creative=395033&linkCode=asn&creativeASIN=B005ILKUTC

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  3. Those apple patterned bottoms are so cute. I don't think I'm bold enough to sport the look though.
    elle-tea.blogspot.com

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  4. Your eye for proportion is ALWAYS so on point Jean! Love this version of J.Crew's super chic pointelles! Love the polka, love the fit...gorgeous mix!

    xo-Julie
    Peace. Love. LOL!

    Haute Khuuture.com

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  5. They look great on you! When I discovered the adjustable waists for my Gap sequin shorts, I was so delighted. I love that most of the girls' bottoms I find have that option!

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  6. These pants are so fun, Jean! They do fit you perfectly. The adjustable waist was a genius idea. I don't mind having adjustable waist for all my bottoms =)

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  7. I love this outfit so much, seriously. One of the most fun and stylish outfits I've seen in a while. Who knew apples could be so stylish?

    <3 Ida

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  8. I love the pants on you! And I really love your lipstick color!

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  9. I love fun prints like that! I wish they made adjustable waists for grown women's pants--that would save me money on alterations!

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  10. Those look super cute on you Jean! Unfortunately, I think my hips 'n booty size me out of kid sizes, lol. ;-)

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  11. NEED. Ordering now. Another perfect outfit. Can't wait to see the blue polka dot dress hit the blog again!

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  12. Fun pants! oerfect for spring/summer and the adjustable waist was a killer idea! Wish they'd make that for women's pants too!

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  13. i love this! i'm so envious you can wear crewcut bottoms! they'd look like tight hotpants on me!! just gorgeous on you!

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  14. These are so cute!!

    I actually really like these...not sure about for ME but YOU, definitely!

    I wish ALL pants had adjustable waists!

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  15. Whaaaaaat?! That adjustible waist is genius! This should be in all pants!

    Tasia

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  16. oh I love those apples... you look great, petit and great...

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  17. Dear Jean:
    Hope you can do your pearls review sometime.
    I really love how pearls look on you. So elegant, so feminize, so lady!

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    1. Hi Bethany! I don't have much to review as my pearls are all from different sellers (most of which are no longer on eBay). I just go on eBay and search akoya pearl necklace, and then sort by price from low to high and shop based on the size (millimeter width), length, and seller feedback.

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  18. Oh my, that is such an ingenious concept with the adjustable waistband! I wish they make it for adult pants for when we overindulge on a meal at times! hehe. I'm loving printed pants but depends on what exactly the print is =) You look cute here!

    xoxo,
    Suzie Q
    Style Cue by Suzie Q

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  19. Jean-
    I love that you rocked out these capris during a study session! You look fantastic, and your photographer did well, I forgot that you're a petite woman. I mean your legs look miles long, translating to you being at least 5'8... or taller than I am!

    xoxo,
    Genie


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  20. Omigosh! Those pants are so darling, I think I'm going to get a pair myself! I also have to add, you look uber cute for a study session! I hear it's good for you actually... Supposedly you study better when you have higher confidence (?).

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    1. Lien (if you're the Lien from SD) - I think the 10's would fit great on you!

      I have to admit I'm usually a bit dowdier (and definitely less makeup) on study weekends. Today however was a large Boston holiday and everyone and their mom was out and about by my office, so I had to look more presentable : )

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    2. Yes, it's me! I just ordered a size 10 last night... Can't wait to pair them with some wedges and welcome summer. :)

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  21. These really look phenomenal - the fact that you could cinch in the back with those elastic tabs is genius!
    xx
    The Fashionable ESQ

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  22. cute outfit and your hair looks so good! did you do something different?

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    1. Thanks! It's too long straight now and I've been too lazy for a haircut, so I've resorted to my usual remedy - when almost dry, I roll my hair up into one or two big buns at the back of my head and go to bed. When I wake up and let out the buns, there are loose waves.

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  23. I love your hair and of course the pants! I'll forever be a fan of the adjustable waist bands in kid pants. So much more functional than a belt. Til this day I have yet to find non-skinny adult pants that fit as well as kid ones.

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  24. i like how you styled the capri. you look so chic. too bad there aren't adjustable waistbands on women's jeans/pants, that would solve some of our waist gap problems. ;)

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  25. I LOVE these printed capris on you and desperately wish they had adjustable waists for adult clothes too. It would eliminate my need to wear looser clothes for those dim sum buffet brunches ;)

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  26. I've always looked up to you as a professional put-together person since I've been following you, and it's nice to see you in a different laid-back light. :)
    I looked up your tutorial on your hair curling routine. Any more grooming tips and tricks for us uni students? How to dress for internships and uni-related things, even class? How did you manage your life as a grad students? Would love some tips from you!
    Thank you, Jean!

    Love,
    Vera.
    Being Vera Blog.

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    1. Hi Vera! I'll try to answer some of your questions going forward : )

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  27. I swear you can wear anything and make it look good =) I'm definitely not brave enough to wear printed capris (I'm just slowly making the leap to colored pants!) - totally chic and put together with apple print capris - so rare to pull off. I'm sure I'd end up looking as though I was wearing pajamas =)

    Thanks for the wonderful review - and gotta love those adjustable waistbands!

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  28. Love this outfit, so refreshing! You look absolutely cute and chic in this outfit!!

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  29. I am a fan now! You look great and I can't believe how well they fit on you! $40 is stillll a bit pricy for me but I'm sure altering it would cost more! :D

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  30. Cute print indeed! Your hair looks really good in these photos! Makes me wish I had my long hair again!

    Kat

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  31. The capri looks great!

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  32. Very fun pants, Jean! I have not ventured out into the printed pants, yet.

    I don't know if it was intentional, but I like the look of the belt buckle to the side in the third pic. :)

    Good luck on your studies!

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  33. Those are TOO cute! And seriously love the outfit. As a non-petite reader, I'm super jealous when you post all this cool petite stuff you've found that's not just cute, but a deal! Alas, I am a 4/6 and will never fit into Crewcuts. hah

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  34. Were those Target heels a recent purchase? I must find a pair! Thanks.

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    1. Unfortunately they were from many years ago : /

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  35. omg omg omg those bottoms are soo cute! i like how you paired it with that simple top!! yikes! what a must have.

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  36. Jean, thanks for your amazing posts! They're so informative and detailed. You are super awesome.

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  37. nicely put together jean! beauty post next up? ;)

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  38. Those pants are adorable on you! Love how you styled them!

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  39. Sooooc cute! Too bad I'm not as skinny as you. If I'm usually a 4p in jcrew can I fit into any of the girl sizes?

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  40. Love the way you have rocked this capri! you really have a eye for shopping the right things! congrats!

    xoxo
    Mady

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  41. wow i'm still too shy to wear those type of statement pants! looks great on you though LOVE!!<3

    Laura x

    demure-porcelain.blogspot.com

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  42. I love these so much! <3

    http://sindy-ng.blogspot.co.uk/

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  43. I love this outfit! Where is the blouse from? Thanks, Lisa

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  44. Love your sunglasses! What brand/style are they?

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    1. Thanks! They're Chanel tortoiseshell from a year back.

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  45. Love this outfit Jean! That blouse is beautiful too - I love how it lays at the top. I've tried to wear girls pants before and they don't do well for me - I think it's because my hips are curvier which is insane because I don't feel like I have that curvey of a figure.

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  46. Love these on you...the apple print is too cute. :) If only they made a dress in this print...

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  47. LOVE LOVE this outfit! It is so fun and bright.

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  48. I like the combination
    Accessories beautiful! ..)everything is so beautiful.
    pants sitting on you perfectly!

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  50. I used to have a pair of printed pants, but they went to charity earlier this year. Right now, I have all solid pants.
    I love the matching belt and bag!
    I try to shower appreciation on my photographer as well. He's from Kerala, India so I thank him in Malayalam at the end of each post.

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  51. I can't seem to get Aubrey tweeted "Apple bottom jean boot with the fur" of out my head. The pant looks great on you. I'm think I'm to scare to try pant with any prints.

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  52. What a cute outfit! I love the wavy hair you have in this post.

    An unusual print is always good in my book. The quirky girl inside of me would jump for joy. I saw those apple printed pants in the J. Crew catalog on the little girl and it is the cutest outfit.

    Helen

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  53. Very bold but you wear them so well. Definitely out of my comfort zone but would be fun to experiment. For now i will stick with colored pants/ denim...baby step :)

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  54. You pull off your outfits so well Jean. I seriously don't like to buy stuff from junior or kids section. Maybe one of these days I will.

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  55. Looks great on you!

    Following your blog now!

    xoxo,

    http://icycrystalgalleria.blogspot.ca/

    Cindy

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  56. Jean, LOVE your blog. I recently discovered it and have been thru all of your posts. I cannot express how much I appreciate all the effort you put into your posts, they are trully inspiring. My favorite thing is all the attention you put into fit, proportions and tailoring. I too am petite and know the challenges of a good fit. I often get frustrated but patience is key and not long ago I (at long last) adopted a "I'll only get it if I really love it" attitude towards shopping. I have a tiny size 4 foot and tended to hoard shoes when I found them in my size or leather handbads if they were affordable. Keep up the awesome work! Looking forward to seeing more of you and your style. Love, love, love your DIY tutorials, I SO wish I had that talent but I think I will leave that to the professionals.

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    1. Thank you so much! I used to hoard anything I could find in my size, so I can't imagine what I'd do if I had your shoe size!

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  57. adore! I bought the purple cafe capris too. I love them. but toally in love with the apple capris too. hmmmm wondering if the kid's 14 might fit me.

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  58. jean, i love these fun pants. they look great on you! i wished every pair of pants came with an adjustable waist. you know have me thinking about buying these pants. i wonder if i'd be a 12 or 14 because I do have bigger hips...

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  59. I would have normally thought that such a print would come across as too childish, but you've styled them excellently!

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  60. have you tried the bdg ankle grazers at urban outfitters? i find they fit me the way these pants fit you, sort of. i'm larger than you (especially in the thigh area) but i don't wear the smallest size available, so they may work! if you try them out, try different colors/fabrics because i find the sizing to be pretty inconsistent.

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    1. I haven't looked at U.O. in a long time, but will keep those in mind!

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  61. Hi Jean,
    I'm 1.57m tall, 45kg and usually wear a size 34 or 4 for H&M as my calves are bigger. Was wondering if the size 12 or 14 will fit me better. I followed your measurements and it's the same as my H&M skinnies orange in size 34 so I'm a bit confused.. for J Crew adults, I wear a 25 for the matchstick cordoroy (loose around waist but fine around hips), size 00 for the JCrew Minnie (but loose around waist) and size 00 for A&F mini shorts, size 00 for madewell shorts. Able to advise from this if you think 12 or 14 will fit better?
    Sorry for the many questions and trouble.. thanks loads. Appreciate it!

    Best,
    Andrea

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    1. Hi Andrea,

      I know I'm not Jean, but I've just received size 12 in jcrew kids(same pants) few days ago. Size 12 is way too tight on me. My waist is 25" and 34" in hip area.

      I re-ordered size 14, and it's on the way. Hopefully it'll fit me better. I hope this helps you decide what size to get.

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    2. Shirley - thanks for jumping in and helping : ) I would say the 14 but that may actually be too snug, because a fellow blogger Khatu usually wears H&M sz 2 and said she had to get the 14's in these vs. the 12's. I wish they made 16 too like other kids brands! Good luck!

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    3. Hi Shirley,

      Thanks so much for helping! That's really kind of you! Hopefully that fits you better.

      Thanks Jean! I'll give it a try and cross my fingers hard. Sometimes kids sizing is so tricky. For the recent DvF for Gap, I fit in the XL for tops and XXL in bottoms.

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  62. just come across your blog and you look gorgeous here!
    check out my beauty blog?

    alicekatex.blogspot.com
    xx

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  63. You look adorable! I love that you are cinching little girls' pants. I may be petite, but not that petite!

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  64. cute!!!

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  65. Love the outfit! Those pants are a wonderful find and look great on you!

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  66. Is the top from H&M recent? I've been looking for one exactly like it!

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    1. Hi Marion, unfortunately it's from December I think.

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  67. You look absolutely great in them, not at all younger than you actually are. I on the other hand have a fear of things that make me look younger than I how much I already do

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  68. love it !!! do all jcrew kids size 12 fit similar to petite 00???

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    1. No, jcrew kids fits inconsistently, but usually smaller than 00p. I have a skirt in 12 that's very, very large, but then I've tried on sz 12 pants that have fit snug. These are fitted in the leg, but the waist is big.

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    2. I agree, consistently smaller than 00p. But, inconsistent beyond that. I have the same style as this pant in a different print and match Jean's measurements closely but have it in sz 14 (with cinched waist). I think a 12 in that print would have been too small. It's mind boggling. I tried on the solid crewcuts cafe capri in 12 and 14 and the 12 was too snug while the 14 was way too baggy and awkward. You have to do a lot of thinking when you shop this section - e.g. How did the designer intend it to fit girls versus how do you think it should fit a woman? What type of fabric is it (does it stretch, shrink, is it more likely to run small or large)?

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  69. wow i've never seen those adjustable waist tabs before. how wonderful that they make that for kids nowadays! esp if you're actually buying jcrew for kids (same kids that must have front row seats to all the baseball games & get to be seen on the jumbotron---envy!).

    Ok OK at first, i was really iffy about these pants. I was only seeing them via twitter & hadn't seen your post. I'm somewhat a little bit more convinced. still not my cup of tea, but you do look great in them. good fit on the derriere, lady!

    also, loving this bed head tousled hair look. work it!

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  70. Hi Jean,

    I really enjoy your informative blog and youtube videos. I wanted to ask for your advice... I bought a girly pale pink chiffon dress with black trimmings on a whim a couple of years ago. I've never worn it since the style is too feminine and young for me now. But I've decided to wear it to a friend's wedding so I can get some use out of it. Would you have any advice on toughening up the look to make it more mature? I'm thinking to wear it with a brown leather jacket, but stuck on what to do with accessories and make up.. any advice would be great! Thanks :)

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    1. Hi there, do you have a black leather jacket since you said the trim is black? I'd be minimal with accessories because you already have chiffon and leather and trim, but for makeup maybe an edgier smokey eye w/ winged eyeliner to go with the leather?

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    2. Thanks very much for your suggestions. I don't have a black leather jacket, but maybe I'll try and find a substitute...black blazer? Much appreciated Jean.

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  71. I love the look! The buttons are a genius idea! I'm debating if I should even try a similar outfit.

    <33 Rena

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  72. Jean, how do you get such a tone tummy?? Do you do a lot of crunches? Please share your secret!

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    1. I don't make it to the gym much but I do like crunches and planks (regular and both sides) because they're "free" to do and you can do them anywhere!

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  73. I love your hair in these pics! Does your hair naturally have that wave to it and if not how do you get it??

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    1. Hi there - my hair is not naturally wavy, but I put it in one or two loose buns when it's almost dry, and then go to bed.

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    2. Thanks very much for replying!

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  74. Love the pants, Jean! I've only recently crossed over to the bright pants party with a loud purple pair from Zara's F/W 2011 sale and love it. I would totally like to get my hands on some of these apple pants, but I am not petite. Hope your studying is going well!

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  75. I love this print! you look great.

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  76. these pants are so cute! i love the lip colour you've worn with it too :)

    katie x

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  77. I never knew about adjustable waist bands - what a great idea! You look great Jean, I love that lipstick colour on you!

    I love seeing printed pants on others lately even though I'm not a huge fan. It's a very summery look :)

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  78. I love your style, and this outfit is so cute! I've been a longtime follower of your blog, and I love your style. I have to ask, were the Target heels a recent purchase? I love straps. Thanks!

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  79. I recently stumbled onto your blog, and I have to tell you how happy I am that I did! I really adore your style, and it's SO helpful that we have pretty much identical proportions (my hips and booty are a little bigger, but that's it). Looking forward to all your future posts because I'll be here waiting to read them!

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  80. I happened to stumble onto your blog, and I have to tell you how glad I am that I did! I really adore your style and it's SO handy that we have near identical proportions (my hips/booty are a little bigger, but that's it). Looking forward to your new posts! I love that yours are so informative. Keep writing and I'll keep reading :)

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  81. Lovely pants! I see that GAP Kids has adjustable waist, I have to try it.

    Keep up the good work, I love your blog :-)

    Raffaella

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    1. I immediately did it. Tried with some really cheap jeans and a lovely skirt.

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    2. Anddd, they fit perfectly! The jeans lenght is just a tad too long but the adjustable waist: genius. And for £17. Thanks Jean ;-)

      Raf

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  82. I probably couldn't pull off this print, but it looks amazing on you! (As does everything...) ♥

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  83. http://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewFeedback2&userid=reallypetite&ftab=AllFeedback

    lol annie bought the same brooch as you. so much for not reading your blog, as she claims.

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  84. Random question--you mention that you wear flats while commuting and then change into heels for work. When exactly do you do the switcheroo? When you get to work, at your desk? While you're on the bus/train? Just curious about the logistics! :)

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  85. The pants are so cute on you! I especially love your belt with it. I ordered a pair today along with a great buy of animal print heels! I bought 2 pairs of Zara printed pants with the banded waists which I'm so into right now. These apple print will go well with my little collection!

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  86. i love those pants! i read your blog even though i'm not petite, but i was wondering if you think the largest sizes in Crewcuts would fit me (like the 14, or XL). I am 5'6" and about 125 pounds.

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  87. All this discussing details and fit... and nobody pointed out that those are not apples but persimmons, as stated on the site :D

    Raf

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    1. They are apples! The color is "bright persimmon", confusing, right?

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  88. I love your reviews and have an incredibly hard time finding pants! I have a pair of J. Crew regular 00 which are very roomy on me. I am a 26 waist, between 34 and 34.5 hip and 5'2 at 104 pounds. Do you think the size 14 kids would fit? I like fitting pants, but am wary of too tight and don't want to risk it on a final sale no return. I also can wear 26P at Banana Republic pretty safely in their jeans - great fit, waist also fits. I've never tried Crew Cuts and just hate to buy something that seems like it would fit perfectly, but I'm unsure. I'd love your advise! If you could reply to chicstripes@gmail.com I'd love it. :)

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    1. Hi! Don't know if you'll see this, but wanted to say that I tried the 12s and they were quite small; couldn't zip 'em up. I'm currently waiting for a pair of 14s to come in the post. I'm about 5' 3", 95 lbs, with a 25-26" natural waist, 32" hips, and about 34" at the "seat" that J Crew measures.

      They were out of stock in 14s for a few weeks, don't know about now. But these are actually returnable (not final sale), so that's a plus!

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  89. Have you ever tried Joe's kids jeans? What do they fit like?

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  90. I'm 5'4" and 100 lbs and size 14 Crewcut tops and shorts usually fit well, (haven't yet tried pants, but have been eying these ones.)

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  91. you look amazing!!! i love how you put this whole outfit together, especially the belt and trousers! what's more amazing is those chic apple trousers are from the kid's department!!! :D -tiza fr germany

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  92. Jean, I'm your size but I couldn't fit in the mint gingham size 12 (a bit tight and uncomfortable when sitting). I wish they had size 14 available, that could have been a better choice.
    H

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  93. I jumped on this bandwagon even before I saw your review and I bought both the apple and the fanfare print in a girls 12 (I'm just about the same size as you, maybe even slightly smaller in the waist and I generally wear girls size 12 in denim or a 22-23).

    I just wanted to share with everyone that I found that I had to use the adjustable waist with the apple print as well (about four notches) but that the fanfare print pants fit right out of the package with no adjustments- there was almost a second when I thought they might not zip but it was just the zipper being persnickity. They fit beautifully if you like your pants fitted- almost like a cropped legging, although as you mentioned, the fabric is nice and thick. If not, trying a 14 might be a good idea for a more relaxed fit.

    I don't believe they are final sale either, so if they don't fit they can go right back (a nice perk!). The fanfare print is also very similar to the current summer Kate Spade line for any Kate Spade fans out there. Happy shopping (and I LOVE your blog!)!

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  94. I love this apple print cafe capri. Its really wonderful. I loved it.I would like to buy it soon.

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  95. LOVE this post! I was thinking of ordering these but wasn't sure they'd fit me. You're my EXACT size - so I'm ordering them now!! Thank you so much for this great blog!!

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  97. Jean, that is sooo cute. I'm all for printed pants. It's so much fun! though, I have such a curvy hips and thighs, I don't know if your size will fit. (T_T) If they have sz 14 or 16 it might...

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  99. hi!
    i want to say that i was very excited when i discover your blog because although you are petite ( like me) you manage to dress up very chic and you look like you're very tall!
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  101. I recently stumbled across your blog and I'm in love! I never bothered to look at kids sizes because I thought it would look too childish. I love these J crew capri pants. I noticed they were still available on the website and got a pair! Do you know if other stores also have the adjustable waistband?

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  102. I love your fashion sense! I found this blog because I was googling for an apple print blouse. I will send to it to a friend with your proportions. I am tall and small 5'9" size 2 and sometimes buy in the kid's section, but usually not the pants because they are kid proportioned with big waists, narrow hips, so it was good to see that these pants had the waist cincher in them. I could probably wear a 14, but I guess you said it was sold out. Still, they look great on you and I am going to start looking at J. Crew's girl's pants in the future. You really look good in them and made them work, even for the office! I also enjoyed your photos of you in Scotland in that castle. They look really professional. Whoever took them did a great job. Thanks!
    ps: you probably have already noted on your blog, but just in case: expensive Italian designers tend to make very tiny clothes and when I was in Paris, I saw many clothes that were made for extra petite women. I saw a bra that looked like it was made for a doll. It would't have fit someone your size (my best friend is 5' 98lbs too), and I saw a few women there who were extra petite and well under 5 feet tall. So maybe it is also good to travel to countries where women/people are a bit smaller and just go on a major shopping spree! That is what I did when I went to Holland, because it is difficult to find clothes being tall and very small and the Dutch women are that way, so everything I tried on actually fit. It was great! Another good source of clothing is the Korean fashions. They have sort of a quirky style, which I love, and everything is really small sized. I have to wear the extra larges in all of it and deal with it all being too short, but the prints are so cute. I encourage anyone of your proportions to shop Korean fashion.

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    1. Where do you shop Korean fashion in Korean sizing if you're not making a trip to Korea? I got super excited when I found Asian manufacturers selling on EBay, but they all sell American inflated sizing!

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  103. I'm 5'5, 108lbs and we have similar shapes! So glad I found your blog! XO

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