Happy Friday, friends! I’ve got another spring try-on haul for you all today.
Do you think if I keep posting spring outfits, spring weather will finally decide to stick around? If you build it, they will come… or something like that.
SIZING NOTES: I’m 5’5″ and usually wear a small in tops, but I’m in between a 28 and 29 in jeans these days. My true shoe size is an 8, but sometimes I size down to 7.5 in slides. Gifted items are indicated by c/o; everything else I purchased myself.
Evereve sent me a few things to share with you. Some are items I picked as part of our monthly partnership, and others were sent to me as a part of a press package. I can already tell a few of these will become spring closet staples, and a few others have potential.
525 Blouson Sleeve Raglan Pullover
I didn’t expect to like this top. (It wasn’t one of the items I selected.) It looked really short and tight when I pulled it out of the box, and these sleeves aren’t really my thing. In fact, I didn’t even try it on for a few days, but I decided to give it a chance, and I was surprised by how much I like it!
It is short, but it isn’t as tight as I feared, and the sleeves are actually quite cute. I took a rear view shot to see how the proportions look from behind, and it’s not bad.
Here’s a close-up of the sleeves. This makes a really fun date night top for spring, and I especially like it with these shoes.
The Madewell jeans I’m wearing in the pictures above have a high 11 1/2″ front rise, so I was curious if the sweater would be too short with mid-rise jeans like the Fidelity Cher. These work too, but they have a higher rise than I thought, at 11 inches. I guess the point is, this sweater is cute, but it definitely needs a high rise jean.
VERDICT: It was gifted, so I’m keeping it for a while.
This might be a good time to let you in on a little secret. I’m having breast reduction surgery in about a month. It’s something I’ve wanted to do since I was in college, and I’ve had consults in the past, but I always chickened out when it came down to scheduling it. This time, I’m ready to go through with it. The date is set, and I’m actually excited to see how everything turns out.
All that to say, I’m holding onto some of the tops and dresses that I would typically return because I might feel more comfortable in them after my surgery, and this sweater is one of them.
Cloth & Stone Smocked Flutter Top
This top was also gifted from Evereve, and I like it a lot, but I wouldn’t have picked it out because I know this style doesn’t work well for me. Once again, it’s because of the size of my chest. It looks okay in these pictures, but it’s pretty tight across the chest, and it hangs off the girls in an awkward way. You can sort of see what I mean from the side view below.
Otherwise, I love it. The fabric is nice and soft, the color is pretty, and the v-neck is modest and flattering. Plus, the smocked detail across the back and the ruffle sleeves are fun, feminine details.
VERDICT: Holding onto this one as well. I’ll be really curious to see how these fit after I recover from my surgery.
AG Alexxis Bootcut Denim
I think I shared these jeans before, but since they were sent from Evereve as part of this month’s partnership, I’ll show them again here. I thought they might help balance out this more voluminous top, but I think I like the top better with the straight ankle jeans in the first set of pictures.
These jeans have a 33″ inseam with a 20″ leg opening and an 11 1/2″ front rise. (The measurements at Nordstrom are correct; Evereve has them a bit off.) The 11 1/2″ rise is very high, and they fit snug to hold in all the fluff, which I appreciate! I did size up to the 29 in these.
They are a nice medium denim weight, and there is very little show through, but I recommend wearing some type of boy short or shaping short in a color close to your skin tone.
I wear the Wacoal Body Base Smoothing Shorts in a size medium. They’re hard to find, but if you keep an eye on them, they do get restocked occasionally. You can also find them at Nordstrom, Bloomies, and Shopbop, but I’ve had the best luck finding the medium at Macy’s.
VERDICT: Keeping! Love these. They give you legs for days.
Billie Utility Bomber Jacket
You all know what a sucker I am for these Marrakech jackets, so when I saw this silky bomber in a gorgeous shade of blush, it went right into my shopping cart.
This jacket is kind of cropped, and it’s very lightweight, so it will work well as the weather warms up. I haven’t worn it yet because it’s been too cold.
I styled it here over a white on white outfit, with a pair of espadrille wedges that coordinate really well with the muted color palette. I cannot wait to start wearing this outfit!
VERDICT: Keeping, love it! Also keeping the tank underneath, it is lightweight and perfect for layering under jackets and cardigans when you don’t want something too body-con.
Good American Good Straight Raw Hem Jeans
I’ve also shared these jeans before, but I will reiterate how fabulous they are. They denim is nice and thick, and they hold you in and shape the booty. They also have a gap-free waist for those who need that. And these sandals are fast becoming a spring favorite.
I’ve always got a few Nordstrom finds in these Try-On Hauls. They have such a good selection of closet basics as well as fun tops and all occasion dresses.
CeCe Garden Geo Print Ruffle Sleeve Top
I’ve had this top before in a different print, and I knew I liked it so I ordered this one. I love navy prints with white denim for spring.
This blouse runs true to size, and it’s not the nicest fabric, but it does the job. For the price point, it’s a nice piece to have in your closet for work or church or wherever you wear that type of attire.
VERDICT: Keeping. In fact, I might wear this exact outfit to church on Easter Sunday. The jeans are the Mother Dazzler, a slim straight ankle jean that is highly versatile. They look good with both flats and heels.
Wit & Wisdom Eyelet Popover Top
This top was a nice surprise; I really didn’t think it would work for me, but I was trying to find some nice options for church and work to show you, and this one is more flattering than I expected.
This peasant blouse style is definitely trending this spring, but it’s rather voluminous and can add visual weight. This one is cut in such a way that it doesn’t really do that, and I also like the embroidered details. It adds a nice subtle texture to the outfit. This top runs true to size, and it comes in quite a few other colors as well.
VERDICT: Keeping! I can definitely see myself wearing this to church and out to eat with the family this spring and summer.
Wit & Wisdom Frill Detail Sleeveless Top
This blouse is thinner, and more see-through than the one above, and it doesn’t have as nice of a drape, so it does sort of hang funny off the chest. It definitely needs a front tuck.
I do like that ruffle detail and the modest split neck, and it is cut nicely around the arms, so I wouldn’t rule it out if you like it. It also has that trend smocking detail on the shoulder.
VERDICT: I returned this one. I think I can do better.
Paige Christy Drawstring Cropped Pants
These pants are 25% off at Nordstrom and Bloomies. I had to pass on my old Paige Mayslie joggers that I loved so much because they’re too small for me now, so I ordered these while they’re on sale, thinking they might be a nice update.
The Mayslie style ran big, so I had the 27 in those. Since they’re now too tight, I ordered these in the 28, but I think I need the 27. That means they run reeeeeally big b/c I am not a 27 in anything right now.
Otherwise, they’re cute and very comfortable, but all things being equal, I think I’d rather get the Mayslie in the 28.
VERDICT: Returning; they’re definitely too big, and I think I like the Mayslie style better.
Sam Edelman Laurette
at Nordstrom (8)
I wanted to love these shoes so badly, but the 4″ heel is just a smidge too high for me. I would need to wear these around the house on the regular to build up my stamina, and I think I’m just too old for that. I’d rather wear platforms that have a smaller heel drop.
But they are gorgeous shoes. That heel is to die for, and I love the caged styling across the upper. Plus, this pistachio color is divine. Highly recommend, as long as you can walk in 4″ heels.
VERDICT: Sadly, these went back to Nordstrom.
Dolce Vita Grazie Braided Slide Sandal
Now this sandal is more my speed. The molded footbed offers some support for my flat feet, and they fit tight across the top of the foot so I don’t walk out of them. I sized up half, and they just fit, so definitely size up if ordering. I also would not recommend these for anyone with wide feet or high arches.
Tretorn Rawlins Retro Sneaker (size 8.5)
I found these at Nordstrom, but they’re currently on sale at Macy’s. These are really cute for an affordable retro style sneaker. They have decent support, and they’re very soft and comfortable.
These would be good for sightseeing or casual activities where you want to look stylish but still be casual and comfortable. They run true to size for sneakers; the 8.5 fits me perfectly.
VERDICT: Keeping! These are super cute and a nice change from my P448s.
Good American Good Classic Bootcut Jeans
These jeans are a classic bootcut style, with a 33″ inseam and 11″ front rise, and the wash is a faded medium indigo blue. The raw hem and high rise makes them look modern, and not like I pulled out my bootcut jeans from 2010.
They’re a thicker 99% cotton/1% elastane fabrication, giving them just enough stretch to be comfortable. Like all Good American jeans, they have the gap-proof waistband and they hold in all the fluff in the belly area.
VERDICT: Keeping these, for sure!
Spring Styles at LOFT
LOFT is running 40% off full-price styles with code READY and an additional 60% off sale styles. I always do well at LOFT for spring tops, and sometimes I can find good casual dresses.
Loft Smocked V-Neck Muscle Tee
This tee is already a favorite; you will see it several times throughout this post. I have the black and white and I might order that Coastal Grey while it’s on sale.
The fabric is lightweight but not too see-through, and it has a muscle tee silhouette that is softened by the feminine smocking on the shoulder. It’s 25″ long with a straight fit, so it looks best tucked or front-tucked.
Loft Striped Tank Midi Dress
I had a dress very similar to this one last year or the year before; it was blue. I really love this black and neutral print. You would think this ribbed knit would be too form-fitting but it’s actually quite forgiving. I didn’t even have on shapewear with this.
My biggest complaint about this dress is how it shows the bra straps. Someone on my IG Story suggested a racerback bra, to which I had to laugh. I don’t have any. It’s hard enough to find a regular bra in a 32G that works for me, and I have one style of bra that I wear with everything. If it doesn’t work with the dress, I don’t buy the dress.
Then it occurred to me, I will be buying all new bras in a few months, and I’ll have a lot more options — including racerback or convertible styles. I do have one of those clips you can use to convert your regular bra, but I need Paul’s help getting that all rigged up. It might be worth the effort to keep this dress. I really like it.
VERDICT: Keeping for now, with tags on. I’ll see if I wear it before my 60-day return window is up.
LOFT Floral Ruffle Button Trim Midi Skirt
This skirt is really cute, if you look good in skirts… I really don’t care for it on me. My natural waist is so high, and I have some fluff in the belly area that is accentuated by the elastic waistband.
I think that’s why I feel so much more comfortable in jeans. I like how they smooth things out and hold it all in. I’ll be returning this one.
LOFT Floral Ruffle Mixed Media Shell
LOFT always carries this style in the spring and summer, and I always buy a few! It’s such a good one for work or church, and while it’s kind of long and boxy, it looks good front-tucked. It also layers nicely under a denim jacket.
I think this green print is really cute for spring, and it’s fully stocked! It’s also marked down to $49 PLUS an additional 60% off with code READY.
VERDICT: Keeping! So cute.
KUT from the Kloth Kara Jacket
This jacket is actually a Zappos find, so I’ll throw it in here at the end. I love the pretty pink/coral color. It’s definitely a little lighter in person than it appears in these pictures.
I had this last year in a yellow, and I had the small, but it was rather snug, so I ordered the medium in this one. I think it works. It’s a little big across the back of my shoulders, but it looks good from the front and sides, and it’s a little more comfortable than the small.
VERDICT: Keeping! Love it. I know I’ll get a lot of wear out of this one.
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