Spring Try-On Haul: Evereve, Madewell & Zappos

Greetings, friends! I have a backlog of posts in my queue because I skipped a few days when I was on vacation, so I decided to go ahead and post this try-on haul today.

No matter how hard I try not to post on Saturdays, I always end up going back to that. #oldhabitsdiehard

I’ve been saving some of these pictures for a couple of weeks, so you may have already seen some of these items, but I hope it’s helpful to see them again in this format.

Spring Fashion Try-On Haul

SIZING NOTES: I’m 5’5″ and usually wear a small in tops, but I’m in between a 28 and 29 in jeans. Gifted items are indicated by c/o; everything else I purchased myself.

ATM Schoolboy V-Neck T-Shirt

tee (M) // jeans (28) // similar sandals (7) // sunnies

Speaking of items you’ve seen before, this ATM Schoolboy V-Neck Tee is my all-time favorite white tee, and it’s been sold out for ages.

I really wanted another one, as mine has a stain on the one sleeve. Plus, I wear it sooo much that it’s starting to look a little rough.

tee (M) // shorts (28) // sneakers (39) // belt (M)

I found it on sale at Saks Off Fifth a few weeks ago, and I ordered the black, navy, and olive; but the white was sold out every time I checked on it. I put in my email and mobile phone number for the waitlist, and I got a message that the white tee in a size medium was back in stock while I was in Florida! So I quick ordered it from my phone.

It took a few tries to get the password right and the credit card info in there. I was so afraid it would get snapped up before I could get my order placed, or that I’d get an email that they couldn’t fulfill my order, but nope! The next day I got the email that my order was on its way, and it was here when I got home from Florida. I AM SO THRILLED.

I’m saving my new one for after my breast reduction surgery so I don’t stretch out the chest area. All that to say, if you’ve been wanting it, put in your info for the waitlist. You might get lucky.

I recommend sizing up in this tee. I wear the medium in all the ATM Schoolboy T-Shirts. I also have the crewneck version in white and the cheetah print.

Evereve April Try-Ons

As an Evereve ambassador, I get to select a few outfits each month to share with you, and this month’s outfits might be some of my favorites yet. These are all keepers!

KUT from the Kloth Kara in Khaki

jacket c/o (M) // jeans c/o (6) // tank c/o (S) // heels c/o (8) // earrings c/o // necklace c/o // bracelet c/o // belt c/o

Y’all are probably getting tired of seeing this jacket… or you will be after you see my green one on Monday. Yes, I now own it in three colors. 🙈

This “khaki” color — which is really more of a faded mustard yellow — is my newest addition. I think it looks so good with blue jeans.

This jacket has a cropped fit with a raw edge hem, and it’s 100% cotton, but it feels like it has some stretch to it. It’s very comfortable.

Because of the cropped, fitted design, I sized up to a medium in this yellow one. (I also have the pink in a medium, but I have the green in a small. I honestly can’t decide which fit I like better. They both work, but there’s more room to move around in the medium.)

I tried cuffing the sleeves two different ways — on the left is the “editor’s cuff,” as I call it. Evidently J.Crew coined this look? The sleeves on this jacket are almost too tight do to that cuff comfortably, so I usually just roll them up the old-fashioned way. You can see both ways below.

VERDICT: Definitely keeping this jacket. I can see myself getting a lot of use out of it this spring and summer.

Good American Good Classic Boot

jeans c/o (6) // jacket c/o (M) // tank c/o (S) // heels c/o (8) // earrings c/o // necklace c/o // bracelet c/o // belt c/o

I think I shared these before, but since I’m wearing them here, I’ll talk about them gain. I’m loving this full-length bootcut fit and so happy to see it making a comeback this season.

These jeans have an 11″ front rise and a 33″ inseam with a 19″ leg opening. The higher rise and raw hem keeps them from looking too much like bootcut jeans circa 2005.

The fabric composition is 82% cotton, 17% recycled cotton, 1% elastane. They have a faded indigo wash and a smoothing gap-proof high waist. I also love how they lift and shape the rear.

VERDICT: Definitely keeping! I need to start wearing these, but I’m trying to decide what length I want them. I’m going to cut some off, but I want to figure out which length will be most versatile with the heels I have in my spring/summer closet.

Design History Becca Square Neck Sweater

sweater c/o (S) // jeans c/o (6) // sandals c/o (8) // earrings  c/o // necklace c/o

I’ve already shown this outfit on the blog, as it is one that I brought with me to Florida. I didn’t want to pack these heavy shoes, so I wore it with my espadrille wedges instead.

I do love these shoes, though. Alison took some close-ups of them yesterday, so I’ll have those to share with you soon.

ANYWAY! This sweater is a nice little transition piece; I actually wore it to church on Easter Sunday with white jeans and pumps. (It was too cold for sandals.)

sweater (S) // jeans (6) // pumps (old) // earrings  c/o // necklace c/o // bag

It’s a pretty shade of blue, and a nice fit. The square neck is on trend, and it has just a hint of a puffed sleeve, but not enough to create extra volume.

I would say this sweater is true to size, but you could size up if in between. It’s borderline on me in the small, but I’m keeping it.

KUT from the Kloth Reese Ankle Straight

sweater c/o (S) // jeans c/o (6) // heels c/o (8) // earrings  c/o // necklace c/o

These jeans are very lightweight and comfortable, and the ecru color is a nice change from a stark white. The fabric is 98% cotton, 2% spandex, but they don’t feel heavy at all.

They have a raw cut hem and some slight distressing on the front left pocket, which makes them a little more on the casual side.

These jeans have a 10″ rise and a 27 1/4″ inseam with a slim, straight cut. They’re the perfect ankle length on me, but they would look more cropped on someone taller.

VERDICT: Keeping and wearing these, for sure! I’ve been wanting a pair of ecru denim, and I think I finally found The Ones.

Evereve Luna Dot Snap Trim Tank

tank c/o (S) // shorts c/o (28) // tote // earrings // necklace // bracelet // sunnies (option)

I’ve also already shared this outfit on the blog, but I styled it for that post with dressier sandals and different jewelry.

tank (S) // shorts (28) // sandals (8) // tote // earrings // necklace // bracelet // sunnies (option)

This tank is a buttery soft jersey material, and I love the black and white spotted pattern. The snaps are functional, so you can adjust them to your liking, and I appreciate that the straps are regular bra-friendly. It runs true to size, with a relaxed fit.

VERDICT: Definitely a keeper!

Non-Denim Shorts

It’s hard for me to find non-denim shorts that I like, so I’m thrilled to report that I’ve found TWO pairs already this season.

Sanctuary Switchback Rolled Short

shorts c/o (28) // tank c/o (S) // flip flops c/o (8) // earrings c/o // necklace c/o

These shorts have a rolled cuff with a button tab and a 4 1/2″ inseam, which is a nice mid-length for me. I sometimes go shorter with denim, but I like a 4 — 5″ inseam with dressier shorts.

They have a flat front waist with a button and zip closure and elastic in the back for extra comfort, and I like how they don’t flare out from the thigh, but they aren’t too tight either.

VERDICT: Keeping! These shorts run a little big; I’m in the 28 and they are plenty roomy, but in a comfortable way. I don’t think they look too baggy, and you don’t want your shorts too tight, so I’ll stick with this size.

Spanx Stretch Twill Shorts, 4

tank c/o (S) // shorts (M) // flip flops c/o (8) // earrings c/o // necklace c/o

These patch pocket shorts have a pull-on design with functional pockets. They have the Spanx patented Slim is Built In – hidden Gut Check™ shaping, so they help smooth out the fluff we ladies tend to collect around our middles.

I also like the tone on tone “stripe” of fabric down the side. Not quite sure what to call that, but it’s a nice detail.

Here’s my attempt at a rear view shot. They have a 4″ inseam, and while they don’t post the rise measurement, I’m going to say it’s around 9″. By the way, they also make a 6″ version for those who prefer a longer short, and both the 4″ and 6″ styles come in plus sizes.

These shorts seem to run true to size, according to the Spanx sizing chart. My waist is 31″ and my hips are 41″, and the medium fits me perfectly.

VERDICT: Keeping! Love these. It’s hard for me to find non-denim shorts that I feel good in, so I’m thrilled that I’ve found two so early in the season!

Also, I didn’t really mention these flip flops, but they actually have some arch support! They’re pricey for flip flops, but if you like the style and need more support than your average flimsy pair, they’re worth a try. I will just warn you, they left black marks on the top of my feet when I wore them in Florida. I don’t know if that goes away or not.

Zappos Try-Ons

I’m working a lot with Zappos this year, which I’m so happy about because I’m a longtime Zappos shopper. I usually shop there for shoes, but I often find other items I’m looking for, and I love their lightening fast free shipping and generous return 365 day return policy.

The following items are ones I ordered for a sponsored post that goes live this week, but I’ll give you a sneak peek here!

Madewell Central Drapey Shirt

shirt (S) // jeans (6) // wedges (8)

Evidently this shirt is a staple in the Madewell lineup, and it’s a nice classic piece. I don’t wear a lot of oversized blouses, but I kind of like it for a change.

I definitely prefer it with a front tuck, although it might look okay untucked with skinny jeans. It’s too much volume on top and bottom to wear it untucked with these straight crops, though.

VERDICT: Keeping, I think this will be a nice option to have in my closet.

KUT from the Kloth Rachael High-Rise Fab AB Mom Raw Hem in Perfect

jeans (6) // blouse (S) // wedges (8)

If you’re looking for a straight crop under $100, I recommend trying these. They have a 11 34” front rise and a 26″ inseam with a 13″ leg opening; and the fabric is 99% cotton, 1% spandex.

They don’t feel as soft and comfortable as the more expensive brands, but they look good on and hold their shape pretty well.

AG Mari High-Rise Slim Straight in 15 Years Shoreline

at Zappos (28) // at Nordstrom (28) // blouse (S) // wedges (8)

You’ve seen the AG Mari many times, I know, but this is a new wash I ordered for the post I’m working on. There’s a lot of whiskering and fading and sandblasting, but I kind of like it. It keeps them more casual than the darker pair that I have.

They have a slim, straight fit with a 29″ inseam, making them a longer ankle length — almost full length on me. I tend to wear these mostly with heels; they’re kind of an awkward length with flats. I guess I should show you the difference one of these days!

VERDICT: I’m keeping these; in fact, I wore them to dinner last night.

Mother The Hustler Ankle Fray Jeans in Au Revoir

at Shopbop (28) // at Saks (28) // shirt (S) //  Birks (8-8.5 Narrow)

These aren’t from Zappos, but I’ll throw them in here because they’re another style of denim. I picked these up at the Shopbop sale on a whim because one of you, my dear readers, mentioned that you were waiting for these Mother Hustlers to go on sale in this Au Revoir wash. I clicked over and decided I needed to see them in person.

I already have The Hustler in Lighting Up Lanterns and Fairest Of Them All, so I know I like the style, but I usually only wear them with heels. I was surprised to discover that I like this pair just as well with flat sandals! They have an 11″ rise and a 27 1/2″ inseam with a 16″ leg opening, so they’re a high rise ankle flare.

This super light wash and raw flare hem keeps them casual, but I appreciate that there is no other distressing. The denim is soft and stretchy and comfortable, as most Mother denim is. The fabric is 81% cotton, 11% lyocell, 6% polyester, 2% elastane.

Sizes in these jeans are limited at Shopbop, but they’re fully stocked at Saks. Both Shopbop and Saks offer free shipping and free returns, but only within 14 days. I always mark my calendar when I order from those retailers so I don’t accrue any additional charges.

Also, for sizing, I have the grey pair in a 28 and the white pair in a 29, so I ordered both sizes of this Au Revoir wash to try. The 29 got canceled, so I have the 28.

I do think they’re the right size, but they’re snug. In my perfect world, I’d lose 5 lbs, and they would be perfect. I hate being in between sizes. All that to say, if you’re unsure what size to order, I would go with your true size unless you tend to be in between sizes. In that case, you may want to try both.

VERDICT: Keeping. I know; I have so many jeans, but these are different than anything I have, and I got them on sale. I’ve already worn them twice, so there’s that!

Side Note: I never used to keep as many different pairs of jeans in my closet, but it seems like there are so many different styles and washes out there these days, and every inch in the inseam or rise makes a difference in how I style them. It will be interesting to see which ones I reach for the most as the season progresses.

 Madewell Try-Ons

I ordered a few items from Madewell during their Friends & Family Sale earlier this month. I haven’t found as much there in recent months, but I used to shop there a lot. I was hoping to add some variety to the retailers I feature, but I didn’t find much.

Madewell Linen-Blend U-Scoop Tee

shirt (S) // jeans (28) //  Birks (8-8.5 Narrow)

I love a linen tee (this one is 55% linen/45% recycled poly), and the scooped U-neckline with dolman sleeves are so flattering, but it’s kind of boxy and long (25 1/2″ inches). It definitely needs a front tuck.

I really like this faded red and white stripe, though. (It’s called Antique Cream).

I also ordered it in the Distant Surplus, which I like a lot as well.

These shirts run true to size with a relaxed fit, and they also come in plus sizes. They’re currently marked down to $34.99, plus you get an extra 30% off with code REFRESH.

VERDICT: Undecided. What do y’all think???

Madewell Beach Cover-Up Track Trousers

pants (S) // shirt (S) // flip flops c/o (8)

These are SO not my typical style, but they caught my eye, and I thought I’d try them for something different.

I’m actually surprised by how much I like the fit because I rarely like a drawstring waist pant; it tends to accentuate my fluffy belly and make my hips look wider than they already are. These are kind of cute, though!

They’re clearly marketed as a swimsuit coverup, and for good reason. They’re definitely see-through, at least in this white color. They also come in black and gold.

I like the front patch pockets and the slit hems and the way they’re tapered a bit toward the ankle, but the front-on view isn’t that great.

VERDICT: I returned, but I may re-order after my breast reduction surgery, once I see what swimsuits I end up with. I might like having this option for a coverup when I’m not so self-conscious about the size of my chest.

Madewell Seersucker Button-Shoulder Top & Drawstring Shorts

top (S) // shorts (S) // flip flops (8)

Matching sets are trending, so I ordered these two pieces, hoping to find a winning combination. They’re made of a knit seersucker in a cotton/poly blend.

The shorts have an easy pull-on style with a drawstring waist and a 3 1/2″ inseam, so they’re definitely on the shorter side, but it’s not a deal breaker for me. They also have front pockets.

The matching top is 22″ with a boxy fit and a cute button detail on one shoulder. It’s a little stiff for my liking, but I don’t hate it. It just feels a bit like I’m wearing pajamas.

VERDICT: I returned this because I remembered that I have a similar set from last year that I love. It’s Lou & Grey and sooooo soft and comfortable. I only wear it as loungewear, or to travel, but given a choice, I would reach for that one every time. Still, this set is very cute. If you like it, I wouldn’t discourage you from trying it.

That’s all I’ve got for today! And to think, I thought this was going to be a short one. I don’t think I’m capable of a short try-on haul.

I hope it’s helpful. let me know if you have any questions about fit or sizing; I’m happy to help!

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25 Responses

  1. I bought the Spanx shorts after seeing them on your blog earlier. Love, love, love them and planning to go back to order a second pair. In fact, I’ve got the website up right now. And a huge THANK YOU for listing the fabric content on all of the jeans!

  2. Such a great post. You look good in all of the clothes; how in the world do you make a decision? I used to shy away from drawstring pants too but now love them. I guess it is just getting used to a style like the wide leg jeans instead of skinnies. Off to look at Amazon for a not so pricey watch band – Lagos is way over my budget.
    So wait a minute – I somehow missed you having breast reduction surgery. I know there must be a story here that I never read, somehow. I have several girl friends who have had it and love the results. And another one who should do it but for some unknown reason she loves her back pain and shoulder replacement surgeries YIKES! I’m sure you will keep us all up to date on the surgery date as your life is out there for all to know about haha.

  3. Love the try-on hauls! I have a question on the Spanx shorts since I think you wore them in Florida. Are they comfortable in heat & humidity? I live in the South & want to try them but wasn’t sure how “heavy” they may or may not feel in our summer heat.

  4. I don’t see the spanx sizing chart. I just don’t know if i should order the XS or SM in the shorts. I think I’d feel more comfortable in the 6″, thanks for sharing that option. I really don’t look good in shorts and I don’t really know why. I’m 5’3″ and 120lbs. but shorts are either too short, too long or too tight or loose in the leg or bag out etc. etc. etc. These spanx may work, but don’t like having to return if buy two sizes. I’m still struggling with the jean styles. You seem to have it down and have so many to choose from and have the right shoes etc. Great job on that. This is such an informative post for sure. I appreciate all the hard work you put in compared to other bloggers. I love the last pair of jeans you styled. The denim wash is great for Spring/Summer.

  5. PS Just to verify. The last jeans are in the Au Revoir wash? I went to the site and they look so different. The site looks so dirty washed out and yours look so bright and clean denim? I don’t like the site ones.

  6. The light blue square neck sweat is beautiful! I like the Madewell linen blend tops on you, with a front tuck. If it came in a good color for me, I would have ordered one. I am contemplating the swimsuit coverup pants. I did order the Kut from the Kloth ecru jeans from Evereve, since I have been looking for a pair of ecru jeans. Did your doctor help you decide how much of a reduction to do or was it totally up to you? Enjoy the rest of your day!

  7. You look great in all the outfits, especially like the Good American boot cut jeans on you with those cute shoes and the length looks fine with that size heel. I really want both pair of the shorts, look so comfortable but price point out of reach for me. The light blue sweater is perfection on you, love it!

  8. Cute stuff. Definitely ordering that dot print top from and the longer Spanx shorts. I have to say I know you love them but I don’t love the Mother The Hustler Ankle Fray Jeans. I think they shorten the leg. Not sure why. That short set is adorable but if you already have one, that makes sense to return it. Thanks for sharing!

  9. JoLynne, you look so pretty in the blue sweater! You are so good at what you do!
    THANK YOU ❗️❗️❗️

  10. Do you find the white ATM tee to be see-thru at all? Some reviews said it was but it doesn’t seem to be on you.

  11. Ugh, I’ve been eye those shorts from Spanx for so long but didn’t want to pay the money, then I see them on you and decide why not? 🤣🤣 I’m not sure if your posts are good for my wallet!! 😉😉 haha

  12. Are the Mother jeans in Au Revoir wash a light blue color? On the Saks website they don’t look that pretty color. I’ve been searching for a light blue color, tried Paige in Folklore wash loved the color but not the fit. Size 28 to tight in waist, size 29 to big. If the Mother jeans color is comparable I’m going to give them a try. None of the stores in my area have this color/style in stock so I really appreciate your reviews. They are so helpful in narrowing down color, fit and retailers.

      1. Ah, I see. That explains why you didn’t recommend them. I haven’t got an apple watch, so no favourites.

  13. Just ordered the Evereve dotted tank top during the Mother’s Day sale. Can’t wait to get it, it looks so cute on you!

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