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
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.
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
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
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
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.)
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
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
I’ve also already shared this outfit on the blog, but I styled it for that post with dressier sandals and different jewelry.
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!
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
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
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.
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
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
If you’re looking for a straight crop under $100, I recommend trying these. They have a 11 3⁄4” 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
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
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.
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
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
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
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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