J.Crew Spring // Dotted Ruffles + Petite Toothpick Jeans

jcrew toothpick skinny jeans petites review

J.Crew dot top 00 (also comes in petites) c/o, suede pumps 5.5 c/o, J.Crew toothpick jeans in classic rinse sz 24 petite, beltdandelion earrings (5 colors!)

I’m a big fan of classic looks but with small twists or interesting detailing. The dots and ruffles make this one sweet little top from J.Crew, while the open shoulder design gives it some sultriness! I paired this more on-trend piece with simple dark ankle jeans and caramel suede pumps, both of which are wardrobe staples. To play up the dot pattern, I added these round dandelion earrings which I seriously can’t stop wearing lately (as you guys can probably tell). They are super lightweight on the ears so you won’t even notice they’re on!

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I’ve gotten several questions on J.Crew’s toothpick skinny jeans, and ended up picking up a pair last month. This cut from them has rave reviews (especially from petite women), and is a good option for those looking for denim with no distressing or fading.

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The color I’m wearing is “classic rinse” which is a true, dark solid blue, this same cut also comes in solid white or black. Their denim material has a thicker weight to it and a little less stretch than some of my other jeans. Sizing felt true to size and even goes down to tiny 23 petite, plus also comes in regular and tall sizing (I found a 24 petite to fit well on me with no waist gap). The petite length of this hit me at the upper ankle, so if you’re shorter, then these could fit perfectly as regular-length skinny jeans.

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For anyone who missed out on sizing for the caramel suede heels I shared earlier this season, these Colette pumps are another classic option with a unique angled detailing in the front. They have suede uppers with a leather lining, a manageable mid 3.25″ heel, and the color is that deeper tan which I find very flattering (even more so against bare legs). I’m between half sizes and usually go with the bigger one for J.Crew pointed-toe heels.

jcrew petites polka dot ruffle top spring fashion

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Thank you to J.Crew and ShopStyle for partnering on this post.


42 thoughts on “J.Crew Spring // Dotted Ruffles + Petite Toothpick Jeans

  • Reply Charmaine Ng | Architecture and Lifestyle Blog April 19, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    The jeans look great since I'm not usually one for embellishes and rips, I love the length too!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Reply Ewa Macherowska April 19, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    Chic and beautiful 😉


  • Reply Olivia DiTomaso April 19, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    Love the classic polka dot pattern!



  • Reply Kelsey Quackenbush April 19, 2017 at 4:02 pm

    This top is so gorgeous and I love those earrings they are amazing!
    Xo, Kelsey | http://www.petiteinherpearls.com

  • Reply La Bijoux Bella | by mia April 19, 2017 at 4:12 pm

    Love polkadots … such a happy look! 🙂

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  • Reply Khanh Nguyen April 19, 2017 at 5:05 pm

    Such a beautiful and classy outfit! Love your style <3


  • Reply Liz | Shopping My Closet April 19, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    Love this look!

    Liz @ ShoppingMyCloset.com

  • Reply Linda Wang April 19, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    Such a cute & classy outfit. Just wondering, where are your sunglasses from?

  • Reply Anonymous April 19, 2017 at 9:26 pm

    I love those sunglasses and flirty top 🙂


  • Reply Savita April 19, 2017 at 10:42 pm

    I have your same measurements and have tried these J Crew jeans in the same size, but have found that they bunch pretty noticeably around the knees. Is this something you've found as well? If so, is there something you recommend for combatting the bunching? I've experienced this with a few other brands as well (Articles of Society, Paige, etc.).

  • Reply savita April 19, 2017 at 10:43 pm

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  • Reply Kim April 19, 2017 at 11:55 pm

    congrats on the Jcrew collab! I've also been noticing their jeans are fitting better lately after wild fluctuations in sizing in the past few years. These look great on you. I've also been eying that top in other colors.

  • Reply Mizeats April 20, 2017 at 12:55 am

    I 💕 your top. You look cute in it!

  • Reply Julia April 20, 2017 at 2:20 am

    Off the shoulder tops are cute, but I could see that it's only appropriate outside of the office. Have you tried adding some kind of jacket or scarf over it so it can be taken off after work for day – to – night look?

    Julia || Closet de Jules || Recent Post – J.Crew Field Mechanic Jacket

  • Reply mybeautrip April 20, 2017 at 2:33 am

    Lovely polka dot top!


  • Reply Michael @ Mile in My Glasses April 20, 2017 at 4:07 am

    I love your outfit, it looks so wonderful! I wish we had J Crew over here in England! Ha!

    Have a wonderful Thursday,

  • Reply Neeltje | Thoughts in Style April 20, 2017 at 4:14 am

    Such a lovely look! X

  • Reply Anonymous April 20, 2017 at 7:52 am

    The shirt is great but soo not affordable for students like me… :/ Can you recommend other similar versions which are up to 50 dollars max.?

  • Reply Cristina SF April 20, 2017 at 9:11 am

    The J.Crew top is beautiful! I could have a whole closet full of J.Crew tops…


  • Reply pork &amp; cookies April 20, 2017 at 10:06 am

    I haven't tried J Crew jeans yet! I might now 🙂

    -Kirsten // http://www.porkandcookies.com

  • Reply pork & cookies April 20, 2017 at 10:06 am

    I haven't tried J Crew jeans yet! I might now 🙂

    -Kirsten // http://www.porkandcookies.com

  • Reply August Harvest April 20, 2017 at 10:40 am

    Love this top and your earrings! Beautiful photos <3

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  • Reply Kaitlin Schubert April 20, 2017 at 10:50 am

    Cute! Those jeans fit you perfectly!

    xo, Katie
    Willow and White

  • Reply Anonymous April 20, 2017 at 10:53 am

    I love all of your sunglasses – my problem is that sunglasses are often way too big on my face. Do you have this issue and if so what brands do you find fit on a smaller face? For me I know Kate Spade is one, but I haven't discovered any other "petite" sunglasses. I'd love a post on that!

  • Reply girl from JAPAN April 20, 2017 at 11:32 am

    My ASOS SCALLOPED MINI SKIRT in chartreuse color arrived today.
    I'm almost the same hight and weight as you, so I bought size 00P.
    I was surprised this skirt runs really small. I pulled my skirt up, barely passed the fullest point of hip and could zip 🙂

    I'm in love with this skirt! I don't know why but this skirt makes my legs look longer.
    As I don't have Maison Jules lemon print top, I paired it to my LOFT's utility blouse 🙂
    I'm sure I'll wear this years to come 🙂

  • Reply Julia Mazzucato April 20, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    That top is so cute! I love the polka dots.
    Julia・Little Miss Haute Couture

  • Reply Ophelia Tang April 20, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    the print looks sooo cute on you! it really suits you. and the ruffles are so cute! can't wait to pick this up at j.crew!

    XOXO // Check out my latest post if you like 😉
    SINCERELY OPHELIA | TREND ALERT: Off the Shoulder Tops Galore

  • Reply Anonymous April 20, 2017 at 3:50 pm

    Love the polka dots! My other half is visiting Boston next week – he often peeks over my shoulder when I'm browsing your blog, and I've told him to say hi if he sees you or Nick! He's 6'3"… so if a really tall British guy in a 3-piece suit approaches you looking sheepish (he'll have no idea what to say) then don't be alarmed! 🙂 Bethany xx

  • Reply Anonymous April 20, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    I have this same issue and have found that Juicy Couture sunglasses fit well.

  • Reply Jae April 20, 2017 at 6:29 pm

    What a cute top! It looks so adorable on you.
    Jae | http://www.allthatjae.com

  • Reply Anonymous April 20, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    Jean has links to sunglasses in previous posts. For reference, you can go to the Instashop tab of this blog where you'll find her collection of posts with links to the products. Hope this helps!

  • Reply Jean April 22, 2017 at 12:04 pm

    Hi Linda – they are also from J.Crew!

  • Reply Jean April 22, 2017 at 12:06 pm

    Hi Savita – I wear all of the denim brands you mentioned and haven't experienced (or noticed) much of the knee bunching you mentioned. I know we're all shaped differently and my knees could be wider or fuller. Maybe legging jeans would be a best bet for you since they are more stretchy and fitted to your legs?

  • Reply Jean April 22, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    Agree on the wild fluctuations in sizing! I'm happy they offer down to 23p in jeans now, but wish they would sell the same size in skirts, which always seem to run bigger.

  • Reply Jean April 22, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    Hi there – I haven't seen anything else just like it, but brands like H&M;, F21 and Old Navy have a number of off-shoulder or cold-shoulders tops for less!

  • Reply Jean April 22, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    Hello – I spend a ton of time trying on sunglasses and have done a few posts in the past, so any of the ones I post and link on here are ones that have been "tried and true" for me. Fit is more style-specific and not brand specific, since I have sunglasses from all different brands, but not every style from those brands fit the same. I know some stores like Shopbop or Nordstrom now have a section online called special fit sunglasses, which were initially made for narrower faces and lower nose bridges. Brands like Ray-Ban and Illesteva also make narrower width frames or smaller lenses.

  • Reply Jean April 22, 2017 at 12:19 pm

    I'm glad it worked out for you! Yes I love that ASOS petites is one of the few brands that fits more true to size, unlike most American brands.

  • Reply Jean April 22, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    Hi Bethany! If I see said tall British man in a 3-piece suit, I'll have to be the one to approach and alarm him : )

  • Reply Kim April 24, 2017 at 2:28 am

    Yes, agree! I have had good luck with their size 000 offering in skirts. I remember the backlash they got when they introduced the 000 but really it is probably the equivalent of a 1990s 0 regular before regular was even a thing.

  • Reply Kim April 24, 2017 at 2:41 am

    Warby Parker just recently introduced frames with lower bridges and you can filter them by width. My suggestion is to go somewhere like Nordstrom and try a bunch on and look at the numbers printed on the frames that work for you. They should be a series of numbers like XX-XX-XXX. The first number is frame width, second is nose bridge (problematic to measure and varies significantly), third number length of the arm that goes over your ear (less critical measurement). Memorize those and look for frames with similar dimensions. Numbers are in millimeters.

  • Reply Kim April 24, 2017 at 2:50 am

    This top is 30% off right now which brings it under $50. Might also check Jcrew factory in addition to the suggestions above for alternatives.

  • Reply Ellie O April 26, 2017 at 4:37 am

    I really love this look on you Jean. The cut, the colours, the details. Everything looks perfect together. One day I'll be able to afford J.Crew! One day.

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