A New Spring Try-On Haul

Alrighty, friends! I just went through pictures as far back as February to round up this Try-On Haul, so it is quite the mish-mosh! I just got finished finding and editing all my pictures and finding the links to all of these items, and it’s already 8AM, so I’m going to whip through these pretty quickly. If I miss anything, I’m happy to clarify in the comments.

SIZING NOTES: I’m 5’5″ and 135 pounds, with an hourglass shape. Unless I say otherwise, I’m wearing a 6/28 in pants/jeans, a small in tops, a 6 in dresses/jumpsuits, and size 8 shoe.

Spring Try-On Haul: Fashion Over 40

Let’s start off with this Mixed Print Dress from White House Black Market. They’re doing 30% off select styles, and this dress is on sale for $105, down from $150.

I think the mix of patterns is really fun, and the flouncy style is different for me! It’s rather low-cut on me, but it would be fine for those who aren’t quite as “blessed” up top. It runs true to size; I’m in the 6.

Next up, these are the Dolce Vita Panko Studded Flatform Sandals. I found them at Evereve, but you can also get them at Zappos.

I think they’re really fun and different, and they’re comfortable too. They run true to size, or you may want to size up if in between. I’m wearing my usual size 8.

This Caslon Ribbon Henley Shirt is kind of nice for those of us living in areas of the country where spring is slow to come… or in our case, virtually non-existent. I especially like the white with denim, but it comes in few other colors as well.

It’s pretty long and has an exaggerated shirttail hem, so I will probably wear it with a front-tuck, like this.

My friend Kelly made these earrings; you can get a pair through her Etsy shop. I’m also wearing the Treasure & Bond Fatima slides from Wednesday’s post and the Mother Insiders in Dancing On Coals, which are at Saks for $50 off with code ADORE21SF.

Speaking of the Mother Insiders, if you don’t care for the distressing on mine, I ordered two other washes to show you. The Mother Insider in Hey Sun is $50 off at Saks with code ADORE21SF.

This Frame stripe tee is spendy, but the quality if fantastic, and it’s a classic. I got it for 25% off during the Friends & Family Sale, but it also qualifies for the current Saks promotion. I actually returned it but now I’m wishing I hadn’t, lol!

The Mother Insider in Sweet and Sassy is $50 off at Neimans with code INC50. It’s a slightly darker wash than the Hey Sun (above), which I think I like even better.

I nabbed this Nordstrom Signature linen tee when it went on sale a while back, but it’s sold out now, and my Stuart Weitzman Sierra slides are also part of the Neimans sale.

It’s $50 off a $200 purchase, so if you want both items, you would want to place two separate orders.

This LOFT Relaxed V-Neck Cardigan is nice for spring to throw on over tees and tanks with jeans, or you could wear it to a casual office over a blouse with pants. It’s 50% off today, and it comes in other colors. This is the small.

I get a lot of questions about these Miller Cloud sandals, and I like them, but they are kind of boat like.

This Old Navy Luxe V-Neck Tee is low inventory, but there are a lot of other solid colors available. It’s very soft and comfy — just a good classic v-neck tee, and it’s 20% Off with Code SWEET.

And these Marc Fisher Reanna Slide Sandals are 30% off at Nordstrom. There are a few other colors, but I was drawn to the white.

Everlane sent me a few things to try out. This is The Chore Jacket, and it’s 60% off, but sizes are limited. It’s really cute on, very on trend, and since spring still seems a ways off, I’ll actually get a chance to wear it a few times before I put it away for fall. (It’s TTS; I’m wearing the small.)

I’m also wearing the Treasure & Bond twist neck tee with the Mother Insiders and Everlane woven clogs (size down half.)

And this Everlane The Cotton–Merino Polo is kind of fun, but it’s totally see-through. #thingsthatmakeyougohmmm…

The polo neck sweater is supposed to be a big trend right now, and I do like it. I guess I could wear a cami underneath. It’s also TTS; I’m wearing the small.

Okay! Let’s move on to some shorts! I took a bunch of these pictures before our Florida trip, so pardon my lily-white legs.

These Madewell Relaxed Denim Shorts in Clintonville Wash: Split-Hem Edition are my least favorite, but they aren’t terrible. I just like the others I tried better. They’re TTS; I’m in the 28.

And really, they don’t look too bad in the pictures. I think they felt stiff or something. Also, the rear pockets are HUGE.


I finally ordered the AGOLDE Parker Shorts after seeing everyone I know rave about how wonderful they are. I was sure I’d feel like they’re too short and too distressed… I kind of thought I was over this look, but well, I guess I’m not!

They really are a great fit, as long as you don’t mind a 3″ inseam, and they run true to size; I have the 28.

I got mine at Evereve, but they’re also at Shopbop, Revolve, and Neimans (where they qualify for the $50 off a $200 purchase.)

For a lower priced option, I also really like the KUT from the Kloth Jane Shorts. They have a similar vibe, and the measurements are almost exactly the same.

You can find these at Evereve and Nordstrom. And if you prefer a 4″ inseam, the KUT from the Kloth Gidget is really good too.

I’m also wearing the Everlane Air scoop neck tee, and this is a really good basic. It also comes in white, grey, and yellow. I have the size small.

I’m sorry to tell you these Wit & Wisdom Ab-Solution distressed high waist shorts are low inventory because I like them a lot, and they have a slightly longer inseam than the ones above.

If you can find your size, they’re really soft and comfortable. I often have to size down in Wit & Wisdom jeans, but not in these shorts; these are my usual 6.

These Paige Mayslie Joggers won’t be new to you regulars, but I had to give mine away when I lost weight last spring. I grabbed a pair in my current size when I saw them go on sale at Shopbop, and right now they’re part of the Saks sale — since they’re $209, they qualify for the $50 off without any other purchase.

I recommend sizing down in these. They run a little big, and they do stretch out some with wear. That said, they hold up great (I hang to dry) and they’re a really fun alternative to jeans. I’m wearing the 27.

I’m wearing them here with the Treasure & Bond twist detail tee (just $20!) and my Dolce Vita Izabel studded slides.

These Wit & Wisdom Ab-Solution high waist ankle skinny pants would make a nice work wear piece for teachers or casual office environments.

While they have a skinny fit, the leg opening is a big wider than some, giving them a more modern vibe. I size down in these, as I typically do in this brand. They’re snug but I know they’ll stretch out some.

And these Wit & Wisdom Ab-Solution high waist ankle straight leg jeans are really good! I like the way they fit close through the leg, but still have a straight silhouette, and the wash is really good too.

These are stretchy and soft, and they have that Ab-Solution waistband to help keep your waistline smooth.

And that, my friends, is a wrap! If you have any questions about fit or sizing, I’m happy to answer in the comments.

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30 thoughts on “A New Spring Try-On Haul

  1. How do the Reanna sandals fit? I’m usually an 8 and a half. Some of the reviews are iffy. If they run narrow that’s good as my feet are on the narrow side. Also, I have the Mother Insider Hey Sun crops and love them! Also got white but haven’t taken them for a spin yet.

  2. Enjoy the drive and time with your mother in law! I know that she will be very happy to see you. That is a very eye catching dress, that I am wondering whether or not you kept it. Really like the cardigan from Loft. With the cool mornings that we’ve been having, I have wished that I had a neutral color jacket or cardigan to wear, that doesn’t look so wintery. Since the cropped style is in, I ordered one by Halogen in grey, but I’m thinking that it is even a bit heavy for this time of year. Hey, at least it’s not snowing there!

  3. Love the print dress on you with the heeled sandals, very cute; also the white slide sandals and the studded flat sandals are the bomb. You are so tiny! You look nice in all the outfits.

  4. Great job ! You look nice in all of this . I am a pear shape so I normally wear a darker jean. Love the chicken soup you shared thanks so much!

  5. So many cute things today! I ordered the Gidget shorts and reordered the Wit and Wisdom shorts as my first order was cancelled. They are really cute on you! I also love the W&W button front jeans. Did you size down in those? Thank you and have a great weekend!

  6. Are you wearing a 6 in the kut from the cloth shorts? I LOVE the agolde’s but a less expensive version would be great!!

  7. Did you take your regular size in the Kit from the cloth shorts (the ones that looked similar to Agolde)?

  8. Love All of your looks!! Does the frame striped easy scoop neck tee run true to size? Were You wearing a small in this tee? Thank you so much!

  9. Any recommendations on longer inseam distressed denim shorts? I have heavier thighs and prefer a longer Inseam

  10. I love the bone Chore jacket. On their website, it looks much shorter than the one you styled. I want the longer one! I am also 5’5″. Since I can’t return it, I’m on the fence about ordering. Would love to hear your thoughts about the length difference! Is the model that much taller?
    I also love the white Henley. I looks thin, but I can’t tell how thin, is it see-through? Will likely order it too!

    1. The henley isn’t very thin. It’s a nice weight. The chore jacket – all I know is how it fits me, but I think it’s probably an issue of the model being a lot taller.

  11. Hi Jo-Lynne, which jeans are you wearing on the 3rd & 4th pics where you’re highlighting the studded sandals?

      1. Hi Jo-Lynne, which jeans are you wearing on the 3rd & 4th pics where you’re highlighting the studded sandals?

  12. Ugh! I have been wanting to try the Mother jeans and waiting for a sale but the code is no longer valid. 🙁 Keep me posted if there is another sale and I will try to react more quickly!

  13. What are your thoughts on the new trend of denim overalls? I used to wear these 20+ years ago and loved them but am wondering if I am too old now.

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