Spring Fashion Try-On Haul

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 Try-Ons

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

sweater c/o (S) // jeans (28) // sandals c/o (8) // earrings

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.

sweater c/o (S) // jeans (28) // sandals c/o (8) // earrings

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

top c/o (S) // jeans (29) // sandals (8)

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

jeans c/o (29) // top c/o (S) //  sandals c/o (8) // bracelet c/o // earrings c/o // necklace c/o

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

jacket c/o (S)// tank c/o (S) // jeans // sandals c/o (8) // earrings c/o // necklace c/o

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

jeans c/o (6) // sandals c/o (8)

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.

Nordstrom Finds

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

top (S) // jeans (29) // sandals (7.5)

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

top // jeans // sandals c/o (8)

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

top // jeans // sandals c/o (8)

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

at Nordstrom (28) // at Bloomies (28) //  top (S) // sandals (8)

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.

Paige Mayslie Joggers // Evereve Luna Snap Trim Tank (S) // Marc Fisher Pava Slides (8)

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

dress (S) // sandals (8)

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)

on sale at Macy’s // at Nordstrom // at Zappos

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

top (S) // jeans (6) // clogs (8)

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

top (S) // jeans (6) // clogs (8)

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

dress (S) // sandals (8)

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

skirt //  tee (S) // sandals (8)

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

top (S) // jeans (29) // sandals (8)

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

jacket (M) //  tee (S) // jeans (29) // sandals (8)

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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79 thoughts on “Spring Fashion Try-On Haul

  1. I live in Southeastern PA as well and sandal weather is a month or two off. I am so tired of wearing boots. What are you wearing right now.

  2. Wow so many great outfits for me to go through. I know I’ll learn a lot. But I wanted to comment on your observation about April fool’s Day. I feel the same way. Think practical jokes are cruel and put people on the spot. A day we can do without

    1. I agree. Some pranks are funny, but most practical jokes are mean on some level and all too often meant to make you feel like an idiot. I don’t need any help in that regard, haha!

  3. I so agree about practical jokes and pranks. To laugh when you “fool” someone is not nice, in my book.
    I am so ready to wear spring clothes, even though I live in workout clothes most days (babysitting for a 5 month old means I need clothes that are easy to wash haha! and I try to do yoga as he sleeps and I take him for a walk each afternoon as well. But we hope to get out a bit when I have a day off and start exploring North Carolina, maybe try some restaurants!
    Have a great weekend! We will have our grandsons tomorrow for an overnight! Hurray!

    1. Arna……That is so great you got to move and be by your family and get to babysit. I babysit when needed for one of my granddaughters and my other 2 grandkids live too far away to babysit on regular basis. I just found out a few weeks ago my granddaughter is also moving…..4 1/2 miles away now and I cried. Sooooo hard. It may be for only 6 months, but they love the area, always have and I don’t think they will be back. Long story how it all came to be, but I want what is best for their family and I’m going to have to learn to grandma from afar and travel more to visit. So, when I read about you wearing workout clothes and baby-sitting, I could relate and I wanted to tell you to cherish those times. I have soooo many fond memories of being with my granddaughter close by, since she was born. She’s 2 1/2 now. Hard age to let her go. I read a fun book you might like. Its by 2 Christian grandma’s. Its called “Rocking It Grand” 18 ways to be a game-changing grandma. Anyway, just wanted to comment, as I remember you commenting about moving and being closer to your grandson’s to babysit and how excited you were. Enjoy exploring. I’ve heard that area is beautiful.

  4. I have had three friends go through breast reduction surgery and one person from work had it done less than a month ago and is still recovering. Everyone of them been super happy with the results and wish they had done it sooner. They immediately felt relief in their back and shoulders. Two date back more than 10 years of having it done (one was even before kids) and another went through it about three years ago. So all stages in the spectrum. Prayers you find the same joy they did with the procedure.

    1. Thanks for the encouragement. Anyone I’ve run into who has done it has been happy with it, so I feel pretty confident that I’ll be glad I did it. I just dread the recovery.

  5. I’m a B cup so I don’t need a reduction, BUT, I know a few women who have had the surgery and they were all thrilled with the results. So, DON’T CHICKEN OUT!

    I love the raw hem bootcut jeans! Love, love, love! And the navy tops. Dark blue is your color!

    I was always against bootcut jeans but now…I may have to give them a try! Been a while!

    1. Yeah, it’s weird to see them coming back, they looked dated to me for so long. But when they were in style, I loved them, so I’m having fun wearing them again.

  6. Thanks for the try-on haul! I really wish this trend of really short sweaters/tops would go away. I’m short, and I still hate it. I just want a little more coverage. As a teacher, I don’t want to be reaching up to the top of the white board and having my stomach show. The problem is, many websites don’t specify the length, and it’s not always easy to tell when a top is going to be too short. Ugh.

    As to the breast reduction surgery…I would so love to do that. I doubt if I ever will at this point, but I wish I’d done it 10-15 years ago.

    1. Yeah, I’m already wishing I’d done it 10 years ago, lol. I cannot wait. And I hear ya on the short tops sweaters. A few years ago they were all too long, and now they’re all too short. GAH!

  7. Thank you for speaking out about your upcoming surgery plans. I have been wrestling with the same decision for quite some time because, as you noted, clothes never seem to fit correctly or, when they do, they draw way too much attention to the chest area. to the extent you feel comfortable, please share how your recovery process goes, as I’m sure there are quite a few of us watching closely (and cheering you on from the sidelines!).

    1. Thanks, Gina. I will. I figured there would be some ladies interested in seeing how it goes. I am fortunate that a friend just went through it so I’ve been able to get all the details from her. It definitely helped me make my decision.

  8. I’m soooo excited for you on your upcoming surgery. I’m going to start praying for it now. I have a friend who was probably about the size you are now and she had it done years ago and is so happy about it. She feels lighter and she doesn’t have the pain she had from carrying more weight in her breast and no bra marks from her bra cutting in her shoulders so bad. I have to say, you wear a great bra and wear your clothes so well, I would never known you had a larger chest. You also have great taste in picking out your bathing suits. You will have lots to buy once its done huh? Good time to have it done before Summer. Just telling you now. If you need to take lots of days off, you do it. Your blogging community will understand and you need to do what is best for you. I bet it was hard to know what size to tell the surgeon to go to. My friend had a hard time with that part. Anyway, happy for you. The try-on is good. I think you found some good pieces. I don’t know if I’ll be getting into the bell bottoms. I don’t like to have to wear high shoes…..I’m short and just trying to get use to the other new denim styles. 🙂 I think you could get by with a black bra with the Loft striped midi dress if you had one. I can’t do that type strip for my eyes. Seriously with migraines, just looking at it through the screen it was bothering my eyes. LOL I love stripes too. I’d keep the dress, even if it shows your bra I don’t think its a deal breaker. I love the pink jean jacket. The color is so unique and I’d like it a little more muted like you said it was. I love to wear my jean jacket this time of year, but don’t like denim on denim, so this color gives you more options than just white or black pants. Have a great day and love your try-ons.

    1. Thanks, Kathy. Yes, it’s about all of that. The discomfort and weight, the bra marks, and all the things I can’t wear. I have spent my whole life trying to disguise the situation so I don’t look or feel obscene, so a lot of people don’t realize I’m as big as I am. I definitely plan to take some days off, I know I will need to take it easy for a couple weeks. I figured May is usually a slow month anyway, so it’s good timing for work, and I should be all healed up in time for summer vacation.

  9. I had reduction done 27 yrs. ago. The only regret you’ll have is not having done it sooner! I’ve gained weight and am losing it now. Once I reach my goal I want to get a lift and possibly a second reduction. It’s so worth it!

    1. Yes, I already wish I had done this sooner, lol. I am supposed to be getting a lift along with the reduction, I think they go hand in hand nowadays. I have heard of a few people having it done again. I’m hoping that I’m waiting late enough in life that I won’t need another. 🙂

  10. Jo-Lynne,
    Another great email/newsletter…wanted to send prayers and positive thoughts for a successful surgery and easy recovery! A difficult decision I’m sure but so glad you’re doing this for your well-being both mentally and physically!!

  11. Thanks for sharing your “secret”… wishing you the best with the surgery!! My friends have no complaints after their recovery!!

  12. Great decision!!!
    My breast reduction was 22 years ago. You will have a newfound joy in both body movements and fashion!

  13. Congrats on the decision to have breast reduction surgery! I hope all goes well! That has never been an issue for me but a know of at least one person who has had it done. It’s definitely easier with smaller breasts for sure!
    Do you ever sell your clothes? I would love those Paige joggers! 🙂
    Wishing you a speedy recovery! So looking forward to spring here in Dutchess Cty, NY!

  14. Thanks for the post, Jo-Lynne! I love the retro Tretorns…definitely deja vu! Are they in the blush color? Too cute!

  15. Congratulations on making the decision for your upcoming surgery. And I love the long bootcut jeans on you! I just can’t get into the crop flare look, especially on my 5’ frame, so I love that you featured some full length options this month. Good luck to you and sending prayers for healing.

  16. Jo-Lynne, I’m so glad that you shared about your upcoming surgery so that we can pray for you and a speedy recovery.

  17. LOVING the bootcut denim on you!!! 😍 And such a shame about the pistachio sandals– so cute, but I don’t do 4″ anymore either. Hoping they’ll come out with something similar in a lower profile!

  18. Good luck with you surgery, but the reason I have been following you for years is to see how you dealt with the difficulties of dressing a large busted, short waisted body. I relate to your current shape.

    1. I understand that. This is more a quality of life issue than a cosmetic one, although I admit I am looking forward to not being so limited in my fashion choices as well. But I’m getting very uncomfortable, and this is something I’ve wanted for a long time, so yeah… it will be a learning curve for us all when I get back to try-on hauls! 🙂

  19. Good luck with the surgery. I had it done about 15 years ago. Had a reduction and a lift. I, too, am a 32 G, that’s what I was reduced to. I can’t even remember what my cup size was before the surgery! I wanted to go smaller, but my surgeon said I would not be satisfied with the outcome if I suddenly became a B or even a C. Said I wouldn’t “feel like myself”. I deferred to his expertise, but wish I had at least reduced to a D. Still the best thing I’ve done for myself. I had no problems with the recovery, you just have to wear a very uncomfortable support bra/corset thing for a while. At least you did all those years ago! I know you will understand when I say that I often feel like my breasts enter a room before I do!

    1. Yeah, I told my surgeon I didn’t want to go too small because I’ve lived with these things my whole life. Or it feels that way, anyway. I first asked my mom for this surgery when I was 20. She encouraged me to wait until after I had kids. It’s supposed to be a much easier surgery now than it was then. I am thinking C or D.

  20. Oh how exciting for you!! I am sure this will be a wonderful thing for you! I am the exact opposite lol. Will be praying for you!

  21. JoLynne,
    Several cute things in your post that I’m considerering. The Marrekash jacket is one of them.

    Hope your surgery goes well. I’ve always wanted to have it and had a consultation in my 20s. Still have ruled it out or a lift. Current size is 32DD.

    1. This is a combo – reduction and lift. I think they typically go hand in hand. Mine are also very uneven, a full cup size different, so they will fix that as well. It will be very different shopping for bras and bathing suits after this!

    1. Only the size 28 and I couldn’t even get them on over my hips. So annoyed, b/c I really wanted to play around with them. I may need a 30 and of course the Saks sale has ended.

  22. Great looks! I’m so happy for your upcoming surgery. I had a reduction when I was 30- now at 53 (after children) I would like to do it all again. I too am a G cup. You will LOVE it when it’s done!!!

  23. Good luck with your surgery! I have read there is a very high satisfaction rate with breast reduction surgery, which is not surprising considering it’s probably more about quality of life than anything else. I’ve always wondered why God sometimes gives ladies more in that area than needed!

    1. Yes, that’s what I keep saying to people who ask WHY? This is a quality of life issue above all else. If it was for purely cosmetic reasons, I would have done it many moons ago.

  24. Always love your try on hauls! Thanks for sharing your upcoming surgery.. I’m sure it was not an easy decision but one you’ll be excited to have ! Let us know when you have your date as I want to be praying for you and your recovery 💕

  25. I love the Marrakech jacket but am having the hardest time trying to figure out the color. Is it a cool pink, or more of a rose? On my computer it almost looks pink/ brown.
    I applaud your decision to have the surgery. I cannot relate as I am fairly small breasted, but I imagine it must be uncomfortable at times. Sending you all my best wishes!!!! Oh, and love your posts, by the way!

    1. I have the jacket, and the color is a little tricky to describe. I think your description of pink/brown is good. It isn’t a cool pink in my opinion. It’s pretty!

  26. Jo-Lynne, I had a breast reduction done in my non-cancer breast during my reconstruction just to even them back up. At the same time, I had liposuction on my love handles to inject into my reconstructed breast to enlarge it (I had already had a tummy tuck to remove a football shape to form a breast but it wasn’t enough). Anyway, my point is that I had so much less pain in the breast that was reduced than the areas where I had liposuction. That hurt so much more. There will be some pain, but it will definitely be worth it.
    On another note, I just received the white Good American jeans and love them. I didn’t need them, but I am so glad I got them. I also got a black Mother the Hustler, and the white ones too. I like them both.
    I like so many of your outfits this time. I don’t blame you about the heels. I won’t even wear 3 inch heels anymore.

    1. That is so interesting. I didn’t realize that is how they did breast reconstruction. And I have heard the same thing from women who have lipo and breast reduction at the same time. The lipo seems to be a lot more painful.

  27. love all of these. The denim jacket at the end is so cute – what a great color. I love the joggers too.

  28. I have a friend who’s almost your exact size, height, build. Last year she had breast reduction surgery and loves it! She went down to a 36 C and feels like she has more options now with clothes; especially dresses.. Good luck!
    Today was filled with pranks and jokes and I’m glad it’s Friday! A little bit can be funny, but it throws the kids off and they lose focus for everything else the rest of the day. No way do they want to do fractions when the class next door is pranking us! It’s tiring! (Or maybe I’m just getting old 🤷‍♀️🥴 IDK)

    Cute variety of clothes in your try-on haul this time. I’ve looked at the Paige drawstring pants for awhile and wondered if they’d be too short on me. Do you know the inseam length?

    1. Yes, dresses are one thing I am most excited about. They’re always such a struggle. Sounds like you had a day. Hope you enjoyed a large glass of wine Friday night.

      The inseam on both the Mayslie and the Christy is 26 1/2″.

  29. First thank you for sharing about your surgery! I think you’re going to do great and be so much more comfortable. I’ll be thinking of you. Second I ordered those Paige Christie pants and the Mayslie joggers to compare last spring. I even got advice from you all on FB. I was worried joggers were going out so I hoped for a traditional hem since they are pretty pricy. BUT the Christie fit was really odd and I ended up keeping the joggers instead, which I have zero regret about as I wear them once or twice a week. For me the Christie “fit” but the rise was so, so long I had that “saggy crotch” feel instantaneously. I just think Paige wasn’t up to their usual standard with those pants which is too bad as I had high hopes and wanted a non-jogger version! They look good on you in the photo but mine looked good on me in photos too but fit just terrible!

    1. Yes, I remember trying these last year, and I guess this was the reason I didn’t keep them. I should have looked back at that post to see my commentary back then. I ordered the Mayslie in the 28 since they’re on sale. 🙂

  30. I had a reduction 22 years ago, and it was one of the best things I ever did! I have since had 3 children, and I have considered doing it again. Best of luck, Jo Lynne!

  31. Hi Jo-Lynne
    Just wanted to chime in a bit regarding breast reduction surgery.
    My mother suggested it to me when I was in my 20’s, but I thought no that’s crazy, I’m only a C/D cup not thinking about the rest of my body being very straight & very small. After my kids My breasts got larger still while the rest of me stayed small I thought about having the surgery in my 40’s but didn’t go through with it. I truly regret not doing it. I am now a 34 GGorH.! My body has changed and I am now wearing size 6 jeans and slacks, but still so unbalanced because my breast size has continued to grow disproportionately.
    You seem to have been going through the same feelings I was. I hope surgery goes well, I sooooo regret not doing it myself.
    P.S. My back is killing me!! A joke, but kinda true.

  32. Pretty sure Bloomies has the Mother Insider in the beige/khaki color. Their F&F sale might still be going on.

  33. Prayers for a smooth surgery and recovery! I envision you wearing the white outfit with the fabulous bomber jacket while y’all are in FL for the marching bands performance at Disney. You shared some great things in this post! Oh, I am keeping the Good American white jeans. Larry is super happy that I am keeping them!

  34. First & foremost, good luck with your surgery! It was really brave of you to let your followers know about your decision. I’m hoping you feel support from everyone, because when it comes down to it, a reduction or an enlargement is just about a woman feeling comfortable & confident. And we should all support each other!
    Also, that navy eyelet top is my favorite of the haul!

  35. I had a breast reduction 3 years ago at 58 years old and wish I would of done it years earlier. I was a 34G/H and had a hard time finding bras. I was a cup size bigger on 1 side. My insurance paid for it. I am now a 34DD and can wear almost anything and feel I look good in. What a confidence booster. I can honestly say it wasn’t that painful. The only thing that was annoying is they sent me home with the drainage tubes which I had in for a week. And as I understand it that doesn’t happen very often. Good luck with your surgery. You’re going to love it.

  36. I can not wear the paige joggers because of length so I was so excited to see chino style I ordered it immediately. I ordered a size down but ended up going one lower and I’m already a size down in Paige so I would suggest going three sizes down from your normal.

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