J. Jill Lace Applique Pullover & Easy Linen Stretch Pants Review (& Link Up!)

March 30, 2017

I’m finishing off my review of J. Jill’s April collection with this pretty lace appliqué sweater and linen stretch pants.

Review of J. Jill's April Collection

This lovely sweater is a mix of linen, cotton, and modal, and it’s so soft and airy. It’s a tiny bit sheer, but because of the clever placement of the lace appliqué, you can still wear a regular bra. Here I’m wearing the deep blue, but it also comes in a fresh white and the color of the season, blush pink.  (Okay I know Pantone says greenery is the color of the year, but I’m seeing blush pink everywhere!)

The pants are linen, rayon, and woven spandex … so comfortable!  And they have a flat front so as to not add bulk. I’m wearing the zinc multi stripe, which I love, but the pants come in solid colors as well.

The pants and sweater both run pretty true to size. I’m wearing a misses size 2 and the length is just right for flat sandals, but if I wanted to wear these with heels, I’d go to the tall length (I’m 5’7″).  Check the J. Jill fit guidelines for your best fit.

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Sweater – J. Jill Lace Applique

Pants – Easy Stretch Linen Flat Front Pants

Sunglasses – Topshop

Earrings – Kendra Scott

Sandals – old – these looks comfy!

Bag – Lilly Pulitzer for Target collab (no longer available) … here’s an even cuter one!

Since I’m a new shirtdress convert (thanks to this dress), I picked Jessica of Jeans and a Teacup as my look of the week!  Rocking it, Jessica!

Link up & have fun, Ladies!


Dawn Lucy

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  • Reply Andrea@WellnessNotes March 30, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    That’s a great outfit! You look fabulous and ready for a day of relaxing and having fun!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy March 30, 2017 at 1:45 pm

      I’m so ready for a day like that, Dear! 🙂

  • Reply jodie filogomo March 30, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    I love it when linen is back because of the warmer months!! These pants look fabulous—and besides–summer means flats, right?

    • Reply Dawn Lucy March 30, 2017 at 1:46 pm

      Right! Thanks, Jodie! 🙂

  • Reply Andrea Nine March 30, 2017 at 3:09 pm

    I love j.Jill. You look so comfortable and chic!!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy March 31, 2017 at 6:59 am

      Thanks, Andrea! 🙂

  • Reply cherie March 30, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    What a great relaxed look, I especially love the linen pants and the very cool tote bag and shades! Thank you for hosting!

    Style Nudge

    • Reply Dawn Lucy March 31, 2017 at 6:59 am

      Thanks Cherie! I’m weekend ready! ;P

  • Reply Susan March 30, 2017 at 5:04 pm

    Perfect spring look and I am in love with that top!!! XO Susan http://www.themidlifefashionista.com

    • Reply Dawn Lucy March 31, 2017 at 6:59 am

      Aww thanks Dear! OXOX

  • Reply Mica March 30, 2017 at 8:18 pm

    That is a lovely top, especially the lace detail! Perfectly paired with those pants 🙂

    Thank you for the link up!
    Hope you have a good weekend ahead of you 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • Reply Dawn Lucy March 31, 2017 at 7:01 am

      Thanks, Mica! 🙂

  • Reply Nancy Baten March 30, 2017 at 11:50 pm

    I never liked linen very much! But since I bought a linen shirtdress last year, I changed my mind! It is fabulous and so is your look!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy March 31, 2017 at 7:01 am

      I’m new to linen love too! I like that it’s fashionable now to leave it looking casually rumpled! 😉

  • Reply Shelbee on the Edge March 31, 2017 at 3:17 am

    This is one of my favorite looks to wear on a hot summer day! The loose pants and a flowy shirt are perfect for Spring and Summer. You look amazing!


    • Reply Dawn Lucy March 31, 2017 at 7:02 am

      Thanks Shelbee! Yay for comfy & cool pants! 😀

  • Reply Pam Greer March 31, 2017 at 3:21 am

    Cute and casual, I love it!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy March 31, 2017 at 7:02 am

      Thanks Pam! 🙂

  • Reply Amy Arnold March 31, 2017 at 5:51 am

    Such a perfect spring combo! Those pants look light and comfy.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Reply Dawn Lucy March 31, 2017 at 7:03 am

      Thanks Amy Ann! 🙂

  • Reply Mary March 31, 2017 at 5:58 am

    Light and airy for spring and summer! Love this pretty, casual look!


    • Reply Dawn Lucy March 31, 2017 at 7:03 am

      Thanks Mary! 🙂

  • Reply Amy March 31, 2017 at 6:11 am

    You cracked me up about the color of the year comment. I agree wholeheartedly. From my experience whatever Pantone says is the color of the year, is never the color of the year. Maybe a year later when the stores and companies have a chance to produce items in those colors. Wasn’t Blush Pantone’s color last year? Except they called it Rose Quartz. But yes, you’re right, blush is everywhere in the stores right now. Next year we will be probably be seeing a lot of green.

    • Reply Dawn Lucy March 31, 2017 at 7:04 am

      Haha …. right? I’m glad someone agrees with me! :D. OXOX

  • Reply Valerie Hansen March 31, 2017 at 6:49 am

    I love your bag Dawn, and you look so lovely I also am obsessed with San Jose..ha! I love that place, My cousins live near there and we visit when we can …I’m in Seattle , maybe next time we can meet up for coffee !


    • Reply Dawn Lucy March 31, 2017 at 7:07 am

      I would love to meet for coffee! Seattle is amazing too! Thanks so much for joining the party, Valerie!! OXOX

  • Reply Monika Faulkner March 31, 2017 at 7:06 am

    Sigh. Your new linen-blend pants and lightweight sweater combo is absolutely PERFECT for transitioning into spring, dearest Dawn…and I’m sooo envious, because here in Vancouver the weather continues to be decidedly wintery. I guess I’ll have to enjoy the season vicariously through my Cali blogger bestie for now!! 😉 P.S. Happy to be back linking up after missing out last week; I was too sick to do anything but sleep, and that’s NOT an experience I want to repeat anytime soon!! XOXO


  • Reply Jill March 31, 2017 at 7:15 am

    I love this airy look! Those pants are so cute and look so comfy!

    Doused In Pink

  • Reply Cathy March 31, 2017 at 7:50 am

    You outfit is so cute! I love all your J Jill looks!!



  • Reply Jennie March 31, 2017 at 8:16 am

    Oh, this looks so comfortable and perfect for spring!

  • Reply Nicole March 31, 2017 at 8:41 am

    You look so cool with a ponytail. You should wear that more often. great total look btw.

  • Reply jess jannenga March 31, 2017 at 8:47 am

    Pretty outfit. Love the navy lace top and the pants look cool and comfy!
    jess xx

  • Reply Lana March 31, 2017 at 9:02 am

    I haven’t owned a pair of linen pants in years. Love the fit of these – will have to check them out. Lovely outfit!

  • Reply Jessica March 31, 2017 at 10:16 am

    Thanks for the feature! Those pants look so comfy and chic! I love clothes with linen for the summer.
    Jeans and a Teacup

  • Reply Sabina @Oceanblue Style at Manderley March 31, 2017 at 10:56 am

    This is a great and casual outfit! Love the color combination, too. Have a great weekend. xo Sabina

  • Reply jacqui April 1, 2017 at 7:39 am

    Perfect for spring, casual, yet chic. Nice one! Jacqui

  • Reply Emma Peach April 1, 2017 at 12:36 pm

    That’s a lovely relaxed look, perfect for Spring! It’s funny you mention greenery because I was thinking earlier that pale pink seems to overtaking it as the colour of the moment…I’m definitely hooked on pink at the moment 🙂

    Emma xxx

  • Reply Jackie April 3, 2017 at 10:56 am

    I’m loving the lace detail on your top and it pairs perfectly with your pants! Linen pants are so comfortable, love to wear them during the summer months. Hope you have a great start to the week.

    xo, Jackie

  • Reply Lorena April 4, 2017 at 7:44 am

    I have very few J. Jill garments but have to say they are the real deal. Fit and materials are fab.
    You are looking fabulously casual ready to seize the day.

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