This J. Marie Designs review was prompted by the enthusiastic reaction y’all had to my post on less expensive Mexican blouses. I don’t want to resort to fast fashion, but I also can’t justify spending several hundred dollars on a blouse. So, as badly as I want this Mi Golondrina blouse, I know it’s not going to happen right now. It’s so stunning and so pricey.
That’s where J. Marie Designs comes in. Founded by a woman with Mexican heritage, the brand carries similar Mexican-inspired blouses, but the price tag is in the $85-$100 range, rather than the $250 range. A much more realistic for a top, if you ask me.
J. Marie Designs Review
But, do these less expensive Mexican blouses have the same incredible quality? These blouses are a rayon/linen/tencel blend, which is what I’ve seen consistently across this style of blouse. They’re each lined, which I was originally concerned might make them hot, but I’ve worn them on sweltering summer days and been fine. I wore my blouses weekly — if not more often — last summer and they held up beautifully. I’ve already pulled them out again this year. While they do advise that you dry clean them…I hand wash them and it’s been totally fine (but don’t hold me to that!).
The Cam Top I’m wearing here is my third J. Marie blouse and each one has been absolutely gorgeous. I love that this one has the most feminine ruffles on the sleeves and the sweetest little scallop detailing along the sleeve hem and collar.
Regarding sizing, I can typically do an XS or a S in tops and I chose to size up to a S in all three of my tops. Could I have done an XS? Probably, but I think the S gives me a bit more room for a blousey look. Plus, on hot, humid days, I want something that lets me breathe.
A Few of My Favorite Current J. Marie Designs Pieces
Okay, okay, I didn’t quite keep it to just a few. But, how could I? While the tops have been my go-to items for a few seasons, now that J. Marie Designs has come out with longer dresses, I’m thinking the Margot Midi Dress might be next in my collection. The classic tops are always a good go-to and I love the headbands with a ponytail or french braid. Bottom line: you can’t go wrong with these colorful, beautifully made pieces for spring and summer.