Happy Saturday, friends! It’s bright and sunny here, but COLD. I know some of you are getting snow, so I’ll take my sunshine and and cold, thankyouverymuch.
A bunch of packages came in yesterday, so I was able to put together a new Try-On Haul for you.
I’ve had several requests for white crop straight jeans, and I have some of those! Plus a couple pairs of blue jeans, a few fun spring tops, and a great little jumpsuit.
SIZING NOTES: I’m 5’5″ and 135 pounds-ish, with a slight hourglass shape. I wear a 28 in jeans, a small in tops, a 6 in dresses/jumpsuits, and a size 8 shoe.
Try-Ons: White Jeans
AG The Jodi Crop Jeans $112
These jeans are a crop flare, and the fabric is thin and very stretchy (50% cotton/41% lyocell/7% polyester/2% polyurethane).
The fabric on these is a little on the thin side, which I’ve found tends to be the case with AG white denim.
The fit is good, and they’re verrrrry comfortable, but I think I just don’t care for a crop flare. Or maybe I just need to chop an inch off… I’m not sure.
The rear view is pretty good too — at least in the derriere. The pockets are a nice size and centered perfectly.
Of course, these are AG, and I always love their rear pocket placement. They’re pretty much made for me. I just wish they didn’t flare quite so much.
If you’re looking for a comfortable white crop flare and don’t mind if they’re on the thin side, these are a solid option.
The raw hem makes them super easy to alter at home if you want them a little shorter. (See how I cut my jeans, if you’re wondering what I mean!)
VERDICT: Returning; I found some straighter styles I like better.
also wearing: LOFT Henley Linen Tee and Nine West Gianna Slides (last year)
These jeans are made in the USA of a heavyweight stretch denim (98% cotton/2% spandex). They have a 10″ rise with a 25″ inseam and a 15″ leg opening, and I’d say they run true to size. I’m wearing the 29, but I just re-ordered in the 28.
This is a new brand to me, although I’ve seen other bloggers feature them. They’re definitely a higher end designer, but I thought this crop straight style looked like it had potential, and I was curious to try them.
They have a more polished appearance than the other pairs I’ve tried. The fabric is thick and not see-through, but with a comfortable amount of stretch, and they have a finished hem.
Size-wise, they’re a bit big on me, but otherwise, I like how they look from the front and sides.
Even though they have a 15″ leg opening like the AG Jodi above, they don’t seem to flare quite as much. I’m not sure if it’s because they’re pressed with a seam down the front, or because they’re not as fitted through the thighs.
Okay, I actually measured, and the Jodi has a 16″ leg opening, so that explains it! All that to say, I like the fit of these bit better.
They’re okay from the back, but I wish the rear pockets weren’t set quite so high. They also fit a little looser in the thighs than I typically like… I guess I just need to try them in a smaller size to know for sure if it’s the fit or the size that’s the issue.
The other thing I’m not sure about is the length… I know I don’t like this style when they’re ankle-length, but these are almost too short for a crop. I feel like I need maybe another half inch.
Overall, I’d say these are worth a try if you’re looking for a polished and sophisticated crop straight white jean, but I’m not 100% sold on them. The price point is way up there, so I recommend buying on sale.
VERDICT: Undecided; exchanging for 28. I’ll report back!
also wearing: Banana Republic Soft Satin Ruffle Top with Nine West Gianna sandals (last year)
These cropped, straight-cut jeans are made of a thick stretch denim (97% cotton/3% elastane) with one destroyed knee and a subtle distressing at the hem. You can find them at Shopbop, Nordstrom, and Revolve.
They have a 9 1/2″ rise with a 25 1/4″ inseam and 12″ leg opening, and they run small. That’s typical for Levi’s, so I ordered the 29, and it’s a perfect fit.
The material on these is very thick and not see-through at all. They even have full front pockets, but you can’t see them.
The back view checks out too — the pockets are a nice size, a little far apart, but it’s not a deal breaker. They fit close to the body, and the length is perfect for a cropped fit.
I also really like that 12″ leg opening, as it gives them a true straight fit without any flare.
The subtle distressing keeps them ultra casual, making them the perfect jeans to throw on with t-shirts and flip flops all spring and summer!
VERDICT: Winner, winner, chicken dinner!!! Definitely keeping. I love these!
These slim, straight ankle jeans are made of a thick white stretch denim (98% cotton, 2% elastane) with a classic 5-pocket design and a finished hem
They have a 27″ inseam with a 9.5″ rise and a 12″ leg opening, and they’re currently 25% off at Revolve.
I tried these in my usual size 28 in a Try-On Haul a few weeks back, and I liked the fit but they were really snug in the waist, so I re-ordered in a size 29. As predicted, the 29 is too big everywhere else.
They have a 12″ leg opening with a slim straight fit, so “on paper” they should fit as well as the Levi’s, but they just don’t. It probably has to do with the longer length. These are a good inch and a half longer than the Levi’s.
I don’t care for the rear view at all — the pockets are huge and set too low. On the plus side, the denim is nice and thick and not see-through at all.
VERDICT: Returning; I can do better.
These jeans have a straight crop fit with raw-edge hem, and they’re a stretchy cotton/polyester/spandex blend.
They have a 9″ rise with a 27″ inseam and a 12″ leg opening, and they’re currently 25% off at Bloomingdale’s.
I’d say this fabric is very close to the AG pair above — thin and stretchy and comfortable, but a tad see-through.
The pocket placement is pretty good, although the pockets are on the larger side and they don’t seem to quite match.
But the main issue I have with the rear view is how thin they are. Otherwise, they fit pretty well for a slim straight style.
Even though they’re more ankle-length than cropped, I sort of like the fit. (And of course, I could chop off an inch if I liked them that much.) Unfortunately, they’re just too thin.
LOFT Patch Pocket High Rise Crop Flares $79.50 + 40% off
These crop flare jeans are made of a soft and stretchy white denim (98% cotton, 2% elastane) with a 11 1/4″ rise with 26 1/2″ inseam and a 17″ leg opening.
They’re currently part of the LOFT weekend promo: 60% off 4+ full-price styles, 50% off 3 full-price styles, or 4% off 1 or 2 full-price styles.
They have a slim leg with a pretty dramatic flare at the bottom, and the front patch pockets are a fun detail if you don’t mind having attention drawn to that area.
The rear pocket placement is pretty good and I don’t mind the large pockets on these, but I’m just not a fan of that dramatic flare leg.
If you like a crop flare, these are worth a try. The price is certainly nice!
Try-Ons: Blue Jeans
These light wash skinny jeans are made in the USA, and the fabric is 95% cotton, 4% polyester, 1% elastane. They have a 10″ rise with a 26″ inseam and a 10″ leg opening.
I think Nordstrom sums these up perfectly with their description: Luxuriously soft and svelte, these high-waist jeans with an ultra-skinny silhouette and cropped, destroyed hems make a great base for any laid-back look. #yesplease
These jeans are so comfortable right out of the box — they feel like I’ve had them for years, and you can see the craftsmanship in the fading and whiskering.
I think the destroyed hems are really fun too; I like that so much better than a destroyed knee.
Paige jeans tend to have small pockets, and these are perfectly placed.
I’ve always preferred smaller rear pockets, but ladies who carry more weight in their hips seem to like the larger ones. It’s all a matter of body type and personal preference.
They’re listed at both Nordstrom and Bloomies as having a 10″ rise, but they didn’t feel that way at all, so I measured, and mine are definitely 9.5″. Either is fine with me. Being short-waisted, a 9.5″ rise is actually a little more flattering.
The 26″ inseam is the perfect crop length for wearing with sandals or sneakers this summer.
I styled these two different ways because I took pictures for this post with the sandals and tee, and then I switched into the sweatshirt and sneakers and wore this outfit for the rest of the day.
VERDICT: Keeping! Already wore them, and I love them.
I love Wildfox sweatshirts, by the way. This one is old, and there is only the large left, but I would recommend any Wildfox sweatshirt if you want a luxe, sporty top for pairing with your jeans while sheltering in place… or running errands if you’re lucky enough to be out and about!
rag & bone Cate Mid-Rise Ankle Skinny $168.75
These mid-rise skinny jeans are made in the USA from premium Japanese stretch denim (42% cotton 29% lyocell 15% modal 12% polyester 2% elastane) with a dark indigo wash.
They have a 9″ rise with a 27″ inseam and a 10″ leg opening and a clean, finished hem.
I ordered these directly from the rag & bone website because they’re running a site-wide sale, and I’ve been wanting a shorter pair of darker wash skinnies.
Unfortunately, sizes have gotten quite depleted, but I found a similar pair at Nordstrom Rack. These are definitely a darker wash, but they should have the same great fit, and the price is great.
I really like the fit and feel of these and the dark wash with just a hint of whiskering and distressing.
The finished hems are nice for a change, as most of my jeans right now have a raw hem. The rise is in the lower side for today’s trends, but still considered a mid-rise style.
It’s hard to see the details in this shot, but the pocket placement is pretty much perfect.
I like these a lot. I have another pair of the Rag & Bone Cate, and I know they wash and wear well and feel great on. I just think these might be a little too big.
They look good, but they felt roomy, and with this fabric content, I have a feeling they will stretch out. Generally, you want your jeans to fit pretty snug out of box because they will stretch a bit, even if they don’t bag out.
VERDICT: Undecided; I’d like to try the 27, but they’re sold out. I will try them again and see what I think after wearing them around for a little while.
also wearing: Madewell Tomboy V-Neck Tank in Etruscan Clay
LOFT Henley Linen Tee $34.50 + 40% off
This 100% linen top is has a flattering V-neck and feminine cap sleeves with a front Henley placket, and it’s 25 1/2″ long.
It comes in 5 colors, and it’s part of the current LOFT weekend promo: 60% off 4+ full-price styles, 50% off 3 full-price styles, or 4% off 1 or 2 full-price styles.
In a nutshell, I love this tee. It’s soft flattering and comfortable and has a nice drape.
I’ve had good luck with LOFT linen tees over the years; they tend to wash and wear very well… and I can’t always say that for LOFT products.
I have a hard time with their sweaters and cotton tees, but their linen is usually really good.
I like the straight hem, and the length is pretty versatile.
I will probably front tuck it most of the time.
I’d say this top fits TTS, but you could size up if in between. I’m wearing the small, and I like the fit, but if it shrinks at all, it could get tight across the chest.
I will wash in cold water on the delicate cycle and lay flat to dry, as I do all my linen tops.
also wearing: PAIGE Hoxton High-Rise Crop Skinny Jeans in Atterberry and Vince Hazen Sandals
BR Soft Satin V-Neck Top in Black Floral $41
This satiny floral top has a double layer of ruffles at the sleeve and a flattering v-neck, and it’s 24.5″ long.
It also comes in petite (23.5″) and tall (26.5″) sizes, and it’s currently 40% off at Banana Republic.
The straight hem makes it perfect for tucking, and this floral print pairs beautifully with white jeans for summer. It also comes in several solid colors, if you prefer.
I really like the double ruffle on the sleeve, and it fits well around the armholes. The v-neck is deep enough to be flattering without sacrificing modesty.
I will say, it doesn’t have the best drape, but I still like it a lot. It just needs a good ironing before wearing it anywhere.
BR Soft Satin Ruffle Top in Black Floral $32
This satiny floral top is similar to the one above, but this one has flutter sleeves and a drawstring hem with ruffle, and it’s 23″ long.
It also comes in petite and tall sizes, and there are some other color options available.
I thought the drawstring hem was fun for a change, but it’s a little too long on me, I think. I don’t like the way it bubbles over my muffin top… like I need any extra volume there! If I tried a petite, it would be too short around the arms and in the neckline.
It definitely needs to be ironed, so maybe I should try that before returning it, although I like the one above better and don’t really need both.
also wearing: L’Agence Nadia High Rise Crop Straight Jeans with Nine West Gianna Slides (last year)
This casual jumpsuit is made of a super soft jersey knit, and it has a straight silhouette with a relaxed fit. The fabric is 47% polyester, 47% rayon, 6% spandex.
It’s available in black and olive green, and it also comes in petite and tall sizes. It’s currently 40% off with code GAPFRIEND + extra 20% off with code ALLYOU.
I haven’t been a big jumpsuit fan, but this one I really like. For one thing, it is suuuuuper comfortable. It’s more loungewear than date night, but you could definitely wear this out and about.
It fits really well length-wise, without being too baggy or too short in the inseam area, and the back view checks out okay.
I don’t usually find elastic-waist jumpsuits to work well for me from behind, but this one is pretty good.
The short sleeves are almost a flutter sleeve, and the v-neck is flattering without being super wide or deep. It has a tie-belt at the waist and front slant pockets, and the elasticized cuffs just skim the ankle.
At first, I threw it on with black strappy flat sandals, which I like a lot, but I also like it styled with sneakers…
I wish I’d thought to throw a denim jacket on top, but I was short on time.
Marc Fisher Zala Pumps in Tan Suede $160 + 25% off
These 3″ block heel pointy toe pumps have a suede upper, leather and synthetic lining, and a leather sole. The clean lines and structural block heel keep them classic yet modern.
I already have these in black, and I ordered the tan suede when I saw them on sale. I love this pump because the pointy toe keeps it dressy, and the block heel keeps it walkable.
This is pretty much the perfect tan color, in my opinion. It has cool undertones, but it really should work for almost anyone.
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