I've been looking for exactly this combination: pearl on a string. It's festive without the excess formality that typically comes with pearls on a string. Saw a different version of the necklace in the Sundance catalogue, but the JJill sale prices are so much better. The shorter length is very practical because long necklaces get in the way. Some pearls have more imperfections than others, so I bought my necklace at the store to be sure I could live with its imperfections.
I like this top a lot and now have it in three colors. It drapes beautifully and the bottom finish is prettier than on other pima tops. The shorter length works better on my shorter frame. The neckline is flattering and a surprisingly effective good posture reminder. I tend to slouch and the neckline puckers when I do, reminding me to straighten my shoulders :). The only drawback is that the fabric is somewhat thin and transparent on the lighter colors. It also wrinkles more than I expected.
I totally agree with the suggestion in one of the previous reviews to wear this wrapped twice around the neck. That way it turns into a cool short necklace that doesn't get in the way like longer necklaces tend to.
Very happy with this scarf. It has some wool and cashmere in it, so it's warm, but neither heavy nor scratchy. I got the light green color and have worn it with darker colors. Haven't noticed any shedding.
Didn't mind the fact it was sheer. The large brownish buttons though look dowdy, as do the front pockets. It is light and airy and looks good with jeans, but not so much with skirts or dresses, which is what I wanted it for. I wish you'd offer again the tiered/artisan linen cardigans from a couple of years ago. Mine are falling apart, but I still get compliments when I wear them.
This and other belts I've bought from JJill are awesome in terms of price and quality, but they always run large. It shouldn't be that hard to add an extra hole on the XSS. Otherwise I have to resort to home-made remedies and butcher the belts with a knife.
A style you'll reach for again and again. Rolled trim at the rounded neckline and hem. Clear faux-crystal buttons along the placket. Long sleeves. Mid-hip length. Cotton, viscose rayon and nylon. Machine wash. Imported.