July 11, 2012

JCrew City Mini in Linen

I have long liked the city mini (full price is between $80-$85 depending on material), but couldn't justify the high price tag.  I finally picked the summery linen version up for just over $20 (final sale) during JCrew's latest round of promotions.

Overall, I do like it. It's light and airy, and pairs well with pretty much everything.  On-seam pockets are a win, and I dig the paper bag waist.  It's 100% linen, but is obviously ultra-wrinkly.  Some people look very chic in summery linen, unfortunately, I just look a touch unkempt.  lol.

The blousy shirt didn't help this look either; in my head, this look was very cute and feminine, but it didn't translate super well in person.  Next time I'll go with a slimmer cut top.

Wrinkles and all, I am still a fan of this skirt.

How do you keep your linen looking crisp and beachy instead of crinkly?  Or is it impossible?  Let me know in the comments, please! :)

P.S. According to the tag this is dry clean only.   Boo.

Sunnies: LOFT | shop
Earrings: LOFT | similar
Top: LOFT | similar in pink
Skirt: City Mini in Linen, JCrew | shop
Shoes: Target | shop
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | shop
Toes: Meet Me at Sunset, Essie | shop

Linked up at two thirty-five designs.


  1. CUTE!! Love the sandals and the pop of red!

  2. I love the crinklies of linen. I know it's pointless to iron it, but I will occasionally fluff out the worst wrinkles in the dryer. You make me want to wear my super-crinkly Talbots linen skirt soon.

    You look chic and cool on a hot summer day :)

  3. I have no experience with linen, so I can't offer advice. But I can offer compliments instead. You look so adorable, (barely noticeable) wrinkles and all! The cream & red look fantastic together!