Happy Friday, friends!!! I’ve got a new Try-On Haul for you today. It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these. I have to admit, I haven’t felt very inspired to shop recently. Our spring seemed to last for-ev-er, but now that summer weather is finally here, I’m excited to find some lighter pieces.
Today I have styles from Evereve, LOFT, White House Black Market, Nordstrom, and one random piece from Banana Republic. I also got a bunch of stuff in yesterday from Old Navy, but I haven’t had time to try those on yet, so I’ll share those in my next Try-On Haul. Okay, let’s get this party started!
For size reference, I’m 5’5″ and around 137 pounds, and I usually take a 6/28 in pants/jeans, a small in tops, and size 8 shoe.
Evereve Try Ons
Evereve gifted me with a few pieces from their newest arrivals and invited me to pick out three outfits. I’ll share a few of those here, and the last one will be part of Monday’s summer style collab with Cyndi Spivey and Deb Boland, so be sure to tune in for that!
Z SUPPLY Lowry Loop Terry Pullover
This Z SUPPLY Lowry Loop Terry Pullover is the perfect beachy pullover to throw on over your bathing suit with jean shorts to walk to the boardwalk for ice cream.
Or, more likely, I’ll be just wearing this outfit on the back deck with friends. The raw edge details, v-neck, and raglan sleeves give it that ultra-casual and laidback vibe. It’s 24″ long, so short enough to leave untucked, but not cropped. It’s TTS; I have the small.
HUDSON Gemma Shorts
The HUDSON Gemma Shorts are a lot like the AGOLDE Parker, but with an extra inch in the inseam and a slightly lower rise, at 10 1/4″. They have a clean cut-off hem with a classic mid-indigo denim wash, so they’re also a little less distressed, which some ladies may prefer.
The fabric is a 93% Cotton, 6% Elasterell, 1% Lycra so they have a good amount of stretch. These shorts run true to size, or you could size up for a looser fit. I’m in my usual 28.
And these DOLCE VITA Lester Slide Sandals are lightweight and easy to slip on and off. The two-strap design is very much on trend right now, and I like how the one strap sits back close to the ankle, making them easy to walk in and keep on your feet. They’re TTS, or if your regular size is a half-size, go with the next size up; I’m in the 8.
CHASER Canyon Raw Edge Tank
This tank is super cute, and the fabric is so soft. It’s 50% Polyester, 38% Cotton, 12% Rayon, and it says you can tumble dry low, but I will hang mine to dry because I don’t want to risk it shrinking at all.
I love the subtle tie-dye print and raw edge trim. It’s 22 1/2″ long, so it looks best with higher rise shorts or jeans. It’s true to size, but you may want to size up if in between, or for extra length; I’m in the small.
Good American Good Bermuda Shorts
If you prefer a longer short, these Good American Good Bermuda Shorts are have a 9.5″ front rise and a 7″ inseam. They have a frayed hem, and I plan to snip off those dangling pieces. I like how close these fit to the thigh, but you may want to size up if you have a more athletic build.
The material is 94% cotton/4% elasterell/2% elastane, so they have a good bit of stretch, which makes them very comfy even though they fit pretty snug to the body. Plus they hold you in, like all Good American denim. The medium-rinse denim is very versatile, and I’m excited to add these to my closet.
ROAN + RYAN Clementine V Neck Blouse
I love this neutral print, but this blouse runs really small. I wish I’d read the reviews before picking it out. I’m wearing the small here, but I’ve ordered the medium, and I hope I like the fit because otherwise it’s a great little top to dress up or down.
I styled it here with the white KUT from the Kloth high rise Connie ankle skinny jeans that Evereve sent me last month. These are really nice for an under-$100 option. They have a flattering fit and a good amount of stretch for comfort, and while they’re on the thinner side, they don’t have much show-through.
I’ve ordered a few random things from Nordstrom lately, so I’ll put them all together for ease of shopping.
Zella Post Studio Dress
This is a really cute throw-on-and-go stretch-knit shift. The ruched and tied hem adds interest and keeps it casual. I wish it wasn’t quite so low under the arms, but it’s probably fine for most ladies. I’m just very short-waisted.
The fabric is 95% modal/5% spandex, so it’s very comfortable, and it’s 36″ long from shoulder to hem. Here it is in the grey.
I think I like the grey a little bit better, and while they’re the same size, for some reason the grey seems a tad looser. That could be a random fluke, or it could be that each color fits a little differently.
This dress fits true to size, but I wouldn’t mind sizing up for more wiggle room. I’m just afraid if I try the medium, it will be way too long under the arms. I suppose it could be taken up in the shoulders, but it may not be worth that… so I may just return it. I think this would be a nice option for taller or longer-waisted ladies, though!
Madewell MWL Breeze Drawstring Romper
My stylist at Nordstrom posted this Madewell MWL Breeze Drawstring Romper to her Facebook page, and I snapped it up. I thought it might be a fun alternative to dresses and shorts this summer. Some rompers can seem too junior but I like the minimal, clean lines with this one.
It’s not terrible, but I don’t think it’s flattering either. I think it’s because I’m so high-waisted, and the drawstring waist sits well below my natural waist, and it makes me look very boxy and straight up and down, when I actually have an hourglass figure. (Compare to the pictures of the Zella dress, above.)
I’m also not crazy about the muddy, yellow-green color. The fabric is soft and comfortable, though, and it runs true to size. I’m sure this would be really cute on the right person, but it doesn’t do much for me.
BP. Rib Henley Tank
This tank is all sorts of no, but I thought I’d share it because someone might like it. I sized up to the medium, anticipating a shorter, tighter fit, but it’s still way too small and short in the medium.
It’s comfortable, though, and the price is right. I might pass it down to one of my daughters.
Banana Republic & White House Black Market
I’ve had some requests for dressier tops, so I ordered a few from White House Black Market to show you.
WHBM Flutter Sleeve Surplice Top
This is such a pretty print, but it has a strange fit. Perhaps I need to size down to a 4, I’m not sure, but it’s awfully long and kind of shapeless. The flutter cap sleeves are pretty, but the ball chain detail is a little much.
Plus, it kind of gapes where the fabric crosses over in front. I tried to get a side view in the picture below, but it’s actually worse in real life when you’re moving around.
I dunno. Overall, this blouse is cute in theory, but it misses the mark somehow. It also would look better with skinny jeans.
WHBM Short Sleeve Crochet Top
I think this top is really cute, but it is quite short; it’s only 18″ from shoulder to hem, so it needs a high rise jean or maybe a skirt. The wide scoop neckline is very flattering. and the fitted waist is nice for wearing with skirts and higher rise jeans.
Crochet is trending right now, but it can be very boho, so I like how they incorporated the open weave into a sweater that is a little more of a classic style. Since it’s a little too short for the mid-rise jeans, I also tried it with a denim skirt. (See below.)
Banana Republic Patch Pocket Denim Skirt
This skirt is really cute, but I think I’d like it better if it were an inch or two shorter. If you prefer to cover your knees, this is a nice choice. It has front and back patch pockets and a 6″ center back vent.
The material is a thick, comfortable stretch denim (90% cotton, 6% recycled cotton, 3% elasterrell, 1% elastane) and the medium denim wash has some whiskering and fading for a casual, lived-in vibe.
I also tried it on with this sleeveless v-neck tee from Talbots, to see how it would work with a t-shirt. I did a front-tuck and left the back out.
Overall, I really like this denim skirt as an alternative to jean shorts. I sized up to an 8
And finally, some summer styles from LOFT! I feel like LOFT is trying to find themselves again, after going off the rails during Covid. There are some hits and some misses in here, and most of these pieces are 40% off with code NEED.
LOFT Linen Dolman Tee
I really like the fit of this top; it has a really nice shape to it, but the white is way too sheer for my personal comfort level. The dolman sleeves give it a relaxed fit, but it’s not cut too low under the arms or anything.
I also ordered the olive, which is better insofar as it isn’t so sheer, but it’s that same murky shade of yellow-green that seems to be pervading my favorite retailers at the moment. Maybe I should give the pink or black a try. I just really don’t need any more black in my closet at the moment.
Here’s a shot with it untucked, so you can see the true silhouette. Again, I love the cut of this top, but I wish the fabric were a little thicker.
This linen tee is 23″ long, and it runs true to size; I have the small. It’s also 40% off with code NEED.
LOFT Summer Sweater
I love a summer sweater, and this one is a really cute design. I like the wide neckline and the slouchy fit, and the subtle colors of the lettering.
Unfortunately, it’s also very thin and almost see-through — not a deal breaker, but something to be aware of. It runs true to size; this is the small. It’s also 40% off with code NEED.
LOFT Ruffle V-Neck Shell
This is a cute top, but I don’t care for the loose fit. It also isn’t quite regular-bra friendly, and I’m not willing to deal with a strapless these days.
With these shorts, it’s definitely too youthful for me at almost-49. It would look more elevated with white skinny jeans, or my white Mother Insider crop flares, but I don’t like it enough to keep it. That said, if it’s your style, it’s a cute top, and it’s 40% off right now with code NEED.
LOFT Ribbed Button Sweater Tank
I was hoping this sweater tank would fit better than the BP. one from Nordstrom above, but it still feels pretty short and skimpy. It’s really cute, but at my age, or maybe it’s because of my larger chest, it feels a little too hoochie-mama for my comfort level.
I feel like I’m in this weird stage of life with older teenage/young adult kids. Things that I would have worn even 5 years ago suddenly seem a tad inappropriate. I guess this is a situation where you have to go with your gut.
I’d like to order the next size up and try this with my Mother Insiders (they’re a higher rise than the shorts, and offer more coverage on the lower half) and see how I feel because I like the style and the color a lot. But this one is going back.
LOFT Striped Tank Midi Dress
Midi dresses are trending right now, and I love the colors and design of this striped tank dress. It has a streamlined silhouette without being clingy, and a side slit for walkability. It measures 45 1/2″ from top back neck to hem, on the size medium, but I’m wearing my usual small.
Loving this casual alternative to shorts or white jeans. I would wear this anywhere from church to out to lunch to hanging out with friends out back. It’s 20% off with code NEED.
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