I tried on this Stretch Flannel Olive top the other day at J Crew, just because the mannequin looked incredibly chic wearing it with a dress shirt underneath. I thought, what an unique take on the office basics of blazers/vests etc!


Unfortunately, I’d forgotten that I was a mere mortal and not a model. I looked like a drab! The dark color and unfitted tailoring made it incredibly unflattering and aging. Combined with a full suit, I imagine it would look incredibly matronly instead of chic. Oh well, I liked the concept behind it though.