Happy Friday, friends! It’s been a while since I’ve done a Try-On Haul, so I’ve been saving up pictures for a few weeks. I tried to be selective so I don’t overwhelm you, but this is still quite lengthy, so grab a 2nd cup of coffee and get ready to scroll!
I’ll try to give as many details as I can, but let me know in the comments if you have any questions I don’t cover, and I’ll do my best to help.
SIZING NOTES: I’m 5’5″ and I usually wear a small in tops, a 28 or 29 in jeans, and a size 8 shoe. Gifted items are indicated by c/o; everything else I purchased myself.
Fall Styles from LOFT
Let’s start with LOFT. They’re having a sale this weekend… not a shock, I realize, but it’s a good one! (PRO TIP: Never pay full price at LOFT, and stock up when they go 50% off!)
This is a spend more, save more kind of situation. Save 50% off 3+ styles, 40% off 2, or 30% off 1 with code MORE. Gotta love #shoppingmath!
LOFT Clip Button Flounce Dress
This dress is not my style at all, but it’s pretty cute if you like polkadots and ruffles. You can adjust the tie to sit at your natural waist, and I should have unbuttoned another button or two to open up the neck a bit more.
I don’t love the way these black booties shorten the line of the leg, but I’m not sure what other color to wear with this, and pumps seem a little too sweet. I like how the boots keep it modern and add a touch of edge.
Maybe a different style boot would look better, like this pair that is cut straight across the top. They look really good with skirts, and they’re 50% off at Nordstrom Rack! I have them in the beige, and they’re very comfortable.
LOFT Floral Shirred Tie Neck Blouse
Speaking of things that aren’t me… haha! I’m not really sure what I was thinking when I placed this LOFT order. I guess I was mostly looking for new fall styles to share with you, and so much that’s out there right now is not really my style.
I don’t hate the print on this top, but it’s too long for me, and the material is rather stiff so it doesn’t really drape the way you might expect. I do like the neckline and the cut of the sleeves, though.
Here’s how it looks with a front-tuck… See what I mean about the drape (or lack thereof)?
Despite all that, I think it would look good on the right person, and maybe I’d like it better with jeans. That would tone it down some.
LOFT Leafed Smocked Button Blouse
This blouse is similar, but it’s cut differently. It has smocked cuffs and a sand collar with henley style placket. I prefer the cleaner cut of the one above, and the more open print as well.
LOFT Flare Corduroy Pants
So about these pants… I think we’re going to be seeing a lot of corduroy flares this fall and winter. This is the 2nd pair I’ve bought and tried, and I liked the other pair, but this shade of blue is a little too bright for my taste.
That said, these are verrrrry soft and comfortable. I really like how they feel, and the fit is pretty good too. They have an 11 1/2″ rise and a 31 1/2″ inseam, so they work perfectly (on me) with a low heeled boot or mule.
These pants also come in chocolate brown, and they’re available in a wide range of sizes, from 24 — 34. They also come in petite and tall as well as a curvy fit for ladies with more pronounced hourglass or pear shaped body types. They’re true to size, or size down if in between.
LOFT Dog Show Everyday Crew Tee
How cute is this graphic tee? I mean, who doesn’t love dogs in sweaters? I love graphic tees this time of year, and mine are all white or grey. The navy is a nice change of pace.
It’s also really soft and comfortable and has a nice, classic fit. Sometimes these tees can be too stiff or too thin, but this one is just right. It’s true to size.
LOFT Tie Neck Mixed Media Blouse
I’ve always worn a lot of LOFT’s mixed media shells and tanks, and they’ve updated this one with a slightly shorter length and a straight hem — big improvement! I hope they’ll do more styles like this. I don’t love the tie neck design, but otherwise, it’s a great little top for work wear or church.
Classic Fall Wardrobe Staples from Nordstrom
I’ve got a few random pieces I’ve ordered from Nordstrom lately. These are all classic fall wardrobe staples that are highly versatile.
Caslon Funnel Neck Cotton Blend Sweater (S)
For a cozy sweater that doesn’t break the bank, this is a great choice. I’m so glad to see they brought it back this year! I love the ribbed funnel neck and long ribbed trim on the sleeves.
Even though it has a dropped shoulder, the seam isn’t highly visible, so it doesn’t seem to create extra bulk in that area. In fact, the way the neck is designed, I think it kind of downplays my broad shoulders.
I think this teal is so pretty, but this sweater comes in TONS of colors. Here it is in the rust and the grey from last season.
This sweater runs true to size, with a relaxed fit. I’m not a fan of buying multiples, but this is one you could definitely justifying purchasing in two colors.
Birdies Roadrunner Sneaker (8.5)
I mentioned these shoes a while back and never got around to sharing them! They’re a nice alternative to the pricier rag & bone Retro Sneakers that I have and love. They don’t have quite the same luxe look and feel to them, but they’re cute and very comfortable.
They have a lot of cushion and support, and there is room for a wider foot than mine, although I can lace them up tight enough to work for me as well. Size up in these. I tried the 8 and 8.5, and I think I could use the 9.
Sam Edelman Elsy Knee High Boots (8)
Tall boots are starting to trend again after being on the back burner for a while, but I’m mostly seeing them with dresses, not over skinny jeans. I never stopped wearing mine, as I’ve always loved the look, but I don’t wear them as much as I used to.
I thought these might be a nice addition to my fall wardrobe, and they are very comfortable, and I like the styling, but the color is strange. It’s very orangey. I might like them in black, but these went back.
These boots have a 3″ heel and a 16″ leg opening, and they run true to size. They also come in a really pretty eggshell color at Zappos. They’re definitely worth a try, if you like them.
Also, as an aside, this sweater is 40% off and comes in 5 really pretty neutral colors. I also have the burgundy.
Dolce Vita Nathen Boots (8.5)
And this is another pair of knee-high boots I tried. In this case, I love the color, but they have an extremely pointed toe that is a little too dramatic for my liking. They have really good cushion in the footbed, and are quite soft and comfortable. Definitely worth a try, if they appeal to you.
Madewell Drapey Rib Henley T-Shirt (S)
Henley style tops are trending right now, and I especially like them for layering under quilted vests and casual jackets, as an alternative to a plain t-shirt.
This one is nice and soft and thin but not see-through, but there is nothing drapey about it. It has quite a body-con fit, if you ask me. That said, I like it!
It comes in a few other colors, if you don’t like the ivory, and it’s true to size.
Wit & Wisdom Crosshatch High Waist Ankle Straight Leg Ponte Pants
Okay, you guys are going to want to know about these pants! They’re a ponte knit, so very stretchy and comfortable. They have a versatile 10″ front rise, and the inseam is 27″, which is ankle length on the average woman.
These are black, but they also come in charcoal and a subtle grid print. They’re TTS or size down if in between. They’re great for work wear, dinner out, or even casual everyday looks when you don’t want to wear jeans. See them styled with sneakers below.
Evereve Fall Finds
These are all items I ordered from Evereve, but most are available at other retailers as well. I feel like Evereve does such a good job at curating current pieces that are good quality at a moderate price point.
KUT from the Kloth Amanda Boxy Jacket (size S)
WHY do all the cute jackets sell out so quickly? I don’t get it. Can’t they just make more? You may have to go right to the KUT from the Kloth website to find your size in this one.
Anyway, this is really cute, if you can find your size. The fabric is substantial but also soft and stretchy enough to be comfortable. Even though it’s called the Boxy Jacket, I feel like it has some subtle shaping through the waist.
I really don’t need another fall jacket, but I’m tempted to hold onto this one! I really like the length and the cut, and it fits perfectly in the arms and shoulders, which is hard to find.
KUT From The Kloth Coated Rachael High Rise Fab Ab (6)
Aren’t these leather look pants fun? I love a coated denim pant, but mine have always been black. This chocolate is a really pretty shade for fall, and it isn’t as harsh and edgy as black.
They have a raw hem, so I suppose you could cut them if you want them shorter. The inseam is 28″ inseam with a 12 1/2″ leg opening; and the front rise is 10 1/2″.
My biggest conundrum was what color shoes to wear. I started with black boots because I didn’t think I wanted a high contrast look, and there’s black in the top to help pull it all together.
But then I decided to try these beige suede booties, and I like the outfit SO much better. For one thing, the black leather boots and the coated denim jeans together is a lot of shine. The suede creates a nice contrast of textures, and the beige color is very pleasing against the brown.
While I like that blouse, it won’t be practical once our weather turns cold for good, so I decided to see if I had a sweater I might like with these pants. My eyes landed on this oatmeal-colored cashmere v-neck that I picked up at Saks OFF 5TH earlier in the season, and I think it works. It’s rather plain, but that’s kind of my vibe.
They might look good with camel too. What else would you pair with them?
These run true to size, or size down if in between. I think they’re such a nice alternative to black jeans for date nights and things like that.
Evereve Natalia Seamed Chiffon Blouse
If you read my last What I Wore Lately, I considered this blouse for a dinner out with friends last weekend. The print is pretty, and I like the design of the neck and sleeves, but it’s a little too short for my liking.
I also tried it with full length flares and a front tuck, but it’s so wide, it looks odd when it’s tucked.
I could have probably added a belt and worked with it some more, but I just wasn’t feeling it, so I wore something else and sent this back.
Spiritual Gangster Love More Organic Cotton Perfect Tee (S)
I don’t know what it is about this time of year, but I always find myself wanting a few graphic tees. You can wear them alone on warmer days, but I especially like them layered under lightweight jackets.
Of course, you can wear them in the summertime too, and I sometimes do, but whenever fall rolls around, I actually go out of my way to find some. What is up with that, I wonder?
ANYWHO! This one is 100% cotton and very boxy and a little shorter than some, at 23″ long. It definitely plays into the current trends, but it’s not the best look on me. It’s true to size, if you’re wondering. The small fits perfectly.
Sundry Je T’aime Tee (size 1)
This tee is also 100% cotton, but it’s a pima cotton slub jersey, and it’s thinner and softer and has much better drape than the one above from Spiritual Gangster. I also really like the colors in this one. It seems a little more feminine, somehow. I kept this one and sent the other one back.
Premium Denim from Bloomingdale’s
I ordered several pairs of black jeans during the Bloomingdale’s Friends & Family Sale last week, and they’ve been trickling in. Again, most of these can be found at a variety of retailers, so I’ll link up several options.
Frame Le High Rise Flare
These jeans are AH-mazing. They are so stretchy and comfortable and super flattering. I also love the faded black wash.
I sent the 29 back, and I’m still waiting for the 28 to get here. I’ll need to cut them, obviously. If you’re tall and have trouble finding full length jeans, try these!
FRAME Le High High Rise Straight Leg Jeans in Film Noir
I also ordered these jeans from the Bloomies Sale. I realized I don’t have a good pair of solid black straight ankle jeans. They’re all washed black or crop flares.
I already have this pair in white, washed black and medium wash blue, so I figured these would be a slam dunk, but for some reason, I don’t love them. Maybe I need to try with more outfits. Since Bloomies has a 90-day return policy, I’m holding on to them with tags on to see if I reach for them or not.
AGOLDE Lyle Low Rise Straight Leg Jeans in Phase
This was a Bloomies sale purchase as well. Clearly, I was feeling the black jeans that day! These are a full length straight in more of a vintage-inspired washed black denim. They look like a rigid denim, but they actually have a good bit of stretch.
I didn’t like them in person, but in these pictures, I’m second guessing myself. I think I just like that outfit, but I’m not sure I’d find a lot of other things to wear with them. I went ahead and sent them back; I hope I don’t regret it!
I placed an order from Nordstrom Rack for a post I’m working on with them, and I thought I’d give you a sneak peek.
Vince Wool Blend Sweater Dress (40% off!)
We actually didn’t photograph this dress because it’s low inventory, but I really like it. The quality is amazing, it’s 100% cashmere and so cozy and soft. I love the shape of the v-neck, and the length right above the knee.
I might prefer it with taupe booties to extend the line of the leg, but black works too. I still think I’d like the Marc Fisher Oshay booties better with dresses. I’m going to try the Cloud Suede that I have, and if I decide I prefer black, I’ll order them in the black leather.
Vince Interlocking Cable Knit Merino Wool Blend Sweater (50% off!)
You’re going to see this one in a future post, but since I have this picture, I’ll share it here too. I love the interlocking cable knit pattern, and I think this color is so gorgeous! It’s true to size.
One Random J.Crew Find
J.Crew Limited edition new cropped quilted Barn Jacket
I snagged this jacket on sale, and it’s back to full price now, but I thought I’d share it anyway in case it goes back on sale before it sells out. It’s a limited edition, so I guess when it’s gone, it’s gone.
This cropped length and the quilted style plays right into today’s trends. It’s more of an outerwear piece than an outfit component, which is nice for outdoor events and kid activities and things.
This is how I’d probably wear it, but with a more casual sweater or henley top underneath. Super cute!
You all really seem to like my Gap Factory finds lately, so here are a few more! I feel like they do a really good job with quality wardrobe basics at great prices, and right now you can save 40% + free shippig with code GGRBONUS. (Cardholders get 50% off with GGRCARD.)
Gap Factory Waffle Henley
I ordered this as an alternative to the not-so-aptly named Madewell Drapey Henley, and I actually like the waffle pattern better than the ribbed pattern in the Madewell version, but this one is a lot thinner. I would only wear the white under a jacket.
Gap Factory Sherpa
This sherpa is a great little piece to throw on over a t-shirt for casual outdoor events, ball games, etc. It’s cozy and soft, and it has a nice easy fit. Here’s how it looks zipped up.
And here’s the burgundy version. Also, this crew neck t-shirt is a nice basic.
And that’s all I’ve got! I’m off to shoot some fall looks with Alison. Have a great Friday!
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