I’ve got a doozie of a try-on haul for you today! I’ve got so many pictures, I’ll probably have to save some for next week, but let’s see how far I get.
SIZING NOTES: I’m 5’5″ and I usually wear a small in tops, a 28 or 29 in jeans, and a size 8 shoe. Gifted items are indicated by c/o; everything else I purchased myself.
Early Spring Styles from Evereve
First up, a Trendsend box from Evereve. I told them about my Miami trip, and they sent me some really great items. They didn’t all work out for me, but I thought it was a great selection, and they mix and match really well.
Tolani Emmy Wrap
wrap (XS/S) // tank (M) // jeans (29) // sandals (7.5) // earrings
This wrap caught my eye on their website, but I hadn’t ordered it for the very reason I didn’t end up keeping it. I love it in theory, but it just isn’t me.
It might make for some great photos in Miami, but I know I’d never wear it “in real life” — not even on vacation, and certainly not here in the Philly suburbs. Super cute, though, if it’s your thing.
Michael Stars Ultra Rib Wren Dress
dress (S) // slides (8) // platform sandals (7.5) // necklace // earrings
This is another piece I love in theory, and I almost got suckered into ordering it for myself numerous times, but I learned my lesson long ago with these body-con column dresses. I have very wide hips in contrast to my thin limbs, and let’s just say it isn’t getting any less noticeable with age.
Dresses like this only accentuate the situation, and not in a good way. I won’t even show you the rear view because I don’t want that picture living on the Internet; you’ll just have to trust me on this one.
Before I returned it, I tried it with the Emmy Wrap, as suggested by my Trendsend stylist, and I swapped the flat sandals for heels. While I can appreciate the look, I don’t like it on me. It’s giving me major Mrs. Roper vibes. Maybe if the dress had a lower neckline… but even then. I don’t think I’d care for it.
VERDICT: I returned both the dress and the wrap. The shoes, however, are keepers. Love them!
Rails Charli Stripe Button Down
at Evereve (S) // on sale at Bloomingdale’s (S) // at Nordstrom (S) // tank (M) // jeans (29) // sandals (7.5) // earrings
Rails makes the softest, most delicious plaid button-up shirts for winter, so when I opened my box and saw this gauzy striped version for summer, I knew I was going to be tempted…
As you know, I don’t usually wear collared shirts. For one thing, I find them annoying with the length of my hair, although that’s not as much of an issue now that it’s longer. And this one has such a relaxed collar, it doesn’t really get in the way like more structured collars do.
I also used to have problems with button-up shirts gaping over the chest, but that issue has also been alleviated! Plus, you don’t really have to button this one; it looks really cute worn open over a tank, like this.
The fabric is a luxe linen/rayon weave, and it has a lovely drape. I love the relaxed pocket and the breezy color palette. Even though it’s spendy, it’s different than anything I have in my spring/summer wardrobe, and I think it will be a great addition.
Here’s another fun way to wear it… with shorts!
AGOLDE Parker Long Short with Cuff in Covet
at Evereve (28) // at Revolve in Heat Wave(28) // top (S) // tank (M) // sandals (8)
The AGOLDE Parker cut-off shorts took the world by storm a few years ago. Everybody was wearing them, and being a longtime fan of cut-off denim shorts, I was happy to jump on that train!
Last year, they came out with the Parker Long Short, but I didn’t find those as flattering. This cuffed version, however, is right up my alley.
For some reason, I’ve always liked cuffed shorts. I think it also has to do with the disparity between my hips and legs – the cuff draws attention down to my legs and away from the hips.
These are 100% organic cotton, so they’re stiff at first, but they loosen up with wear and are remarkably comfortable. The un-cuffed inseam is 5 3/4″ so it’s about 4 1/2″ with the cuff – long enough to cover the assets but not so long that they enter frump-territory.
I realize these shorts aren’t for everyone, due to the length and amount of distressing, and I’ll be selective about where I wear them, but I love them for my super casual lifestyle. They’re perfect for hosting friends by the pool, working from home, and beach vacations.
As far as sizing goes, the Parker shorts always seem to run big, and these are no exception. I’m carrying a bit of extra weight at the moment, and my true size is a 29, but they sent these in the 28, and I think they’re the right size. They’re snug in the waist, but they should loosen up with wear, and I wouldn’t want the leg opening to be any wider.
VERDICT: Keeping both the Rails button up and the AGOLDE shorts… and since I purchased mine, I found the Rails button up on sale at Bloomingdale’s! You can also earn Loyallist Power Points on any of the AGOLDE Parker shorts… Unfortunately, they don’t have the cuffed version, but they have the two cut-off styles.
Michael Stars Maya Tank in White
on sale at Evereve (M) // on sale at Zappos (O/S) // at Nordstrom (O/S) // shorts (28) // sandals (8)
This tank also came in my Trendsend box, and it’s a great basic to have in your spring/summer closet. It’s perfect for layering under jackets and cardigans, and it also stands alone nicely due to the wide straps and flattering neckline. The 100% cotton fabric is thick and not at all see-through, even in the lighter colors.
I actually have this tank in the white, black, beige, and flame! I usually wear a small, but they sent me a medium in the Trendsend box, and I think I like the extra wiggle room.
VERDICT: Keeping! My white one is getting dingy, and I like the larger size. Plus, it’s on sale!
Hudson Rosie Full Length in Celestial
jeans (28) // top (S) // tank (M) // sandals (7.5)
So here we go with the wide leg jeans… I have quite a few pairs of jeans at different price points to show you today! These are the most expensive, retailing for $195. The comfort-stretch denim fabric is 93% cotton/7% elastane, and they have a 20″ leg opening with a 32″ inseam and 10 1/4″ front rise.
I feel like the overall silhouette looks okay, but the rear pockets are large and in charge. I also don’t really care for the wash; it has a dingy tint to it, almost dirty looking, and they have a bit of an acid-wash thing going on that just doesn’t excite me.
As far as sizing goes, they sent me the size 28, and I really need the 29 to button comfortably, but I’m afraid a larger size would look dumpy.
VERDICT: I probably should have tried a few more top and shoe combos, but I went ahead and returned these. I do think I’m going to find a pair of wide leg jeans I like, but these aren’t it.
SUNDRY Colorblock Sweatshirt
sweatshirt (S) // shorts (28) // sandals (8)
This sweatshirt is so super cute, it feels high quality, and I love the laid-back aesthetic. It’s perfect with these jean shorts, although I think I’d prefer this look with my VEJA sneakers. They’re a little more in line with the sporty vibe.
It’s soft and cozy, but lightweight enough to wear in a summer night at the beach. I really want something like this, but I can’t get excited about that melon color, and I’m not sure I like the color blocking either.
VERDICT: Returning. For the price, I need to love everything about it, and I just don’t.
Daydreamer Elton John 1975 Tee
tee (S) // shorts (28) // sandals (8)
This is the last item that came in my Trendsend box, and once again, I like it, but I don’t love it. The colors are fun, but I’m not a huge Elton John fan. I appreciate his music, and there are some songs I enjoy, but he’s not an artist I get excited about.
Yes, I’m that girl who can only wear a graphic tee if I actually really like the artist! I also don’t love how oversized it is, so I also sent this back.
VERDICT: Returned this one, and that’s it for the Trendsend Box!
New Arrivals from White House Black Market
I also placed a White House Black Market order a few weeks back. I have an afternoon wedding to attend this summer, so I ordered two dresses to try, along with several tops and tees.
WHBM Sleeveless Comfort Stretch Sheath Dress
Dress styles this season are floral and frilly, but I always gravitate to a classic sheath, so I was happy to find some.
I love how this one incorporates one of the big colors of the season – PINK! I also appreciate how structured it is, from the fabric to the cut and all the strategically placed seaming. It’s very flattering and doesn’t cling to any of those pesky lumps and bumps…. and this is without shapewear!
VERDICT: Definitely keeping this one! Unfortunately, I found out it’s too close to the color of the bridesmaids dresses at the wedding I’m attending, but I always like to have one nice dress in my closet for spring/summer, so I’m not scrambling should the need arise. I’m still searching for something to wear to the wedding.
WHBM Cap Sleeve Draped Sheath Dress
I had high hopes for this one, and I do love the draped neckline and the ruching, but it’s very tight and stretchy, and it hugs the hips and thighs in a way that I don’t appreciate – same as the Michael Stars ribbed tank dress.
That said, it’s a beautiful color, and if you don’t mind it being so tight and stretchy, it could be a really nice choice for a lot of spring/summer occasions.
VERDICT: I returned this, but I may order the size 10 to try; it felt very tight, and I wonder if I’d like it better in a larger size.
WHBM Sweetheart Tank & Rib Cardigan in Stiletto
tank (S) // jeans (29) // sandals (8)
I’m starting to see sweater sets coming back, and I’m a huge fan of this! It’s a look that’s sleek and streamlined, but a little more interesting than a simple pullover, and it takes the guesswork out of layering. This stiletto color is really pretty too.
I do think this set is a tad small on me, though. I had to pull the front of the cardigan together to make it look nice for pictures.
Here’s what the tank looks like underneath. While the neckline is pretty and it has bra-friendly straps, I’d probably only ever wear it with the sweater on top. I don’t like how it clings to all my lumps and bumps… Although, a higher rise in the jeans would help.
VERDICT: Returning, although I’d like to try the medium in both of these pieces. I also ordered them in the caramel color…
WHBM Sweetheart Tank & Rib Cardigan in Caramel
cardigan (S) // tank (S) // jeans (29) // sandals (8)
This caramel is a really nice neutral if you want a more subdued look, but I like the pink a lot better for me. Once again, I like the concept of a sweater set, and the hookbar closures on the cardigan are a fun detail. Definitely size up if in between, or if you want to button the cardigan.
VERDICT: Returning this one.
WHBM Short-Sleeve Power Tee
tee (S) // jeans (29) // similar mules // necklace // earrings
I love a black t-shirt with some elevated details, and this one is perfect! It’s probably hard to see in these pictures, but the fabric has a really nice texture to it. The deep v-neck is a bit daring without sacrificing modesty, and it’s a classic length that you can front-tuck or leave out.
This tee comes in a bunch of colors, and while I love a good black tee, I had to grab it in the coral as well.
VERDICT: Keeping this tee in both colors! I can see wearing these a ton this spring and summer… with casual and dressy looks, alone or layered, so many possibilities!
Transitional Tops from Nordstrom & Bloomies
These transitional tops were in some of my recent Nordstrom orders, and they just so happen to also be part of the TAKE $25 OFF EVERY $150 promo going on at Bloomingdale’s this weekend.
CeCe Ruffle Neck Blouse in Navy Blue Jay
blouse (S) // other colors on sale at Bloomies (S) // jeans (29) // sandals (8)
CeCe does the best blouses to pair with trousers for easy work wear looks or conservative occasions like church or dinner with the family, or with jeans for date nights or lunch with friends.
This one has a pretty ruffle detail with a flattering v-neck, and I love the shorter length. It comes in a lot of pretty colors, and some are on sale, but I chose the Navy Blue Jay because I love a navy blouse with white jeans for spring.
I tried it both front-tucked and untucked… It’s short enough that it really doesn’t need a front tuck… maybe with a belt, but I’m more likely to take the easy route and leave it untucked.
VERDICT: Keeping! In fact, this might end up being my Easter outfit!
Rails Ellis Cotton Shirt
at Nordstrom (S) // on sale at Bloomingdale’s (S) // jeans (29) // boots (8)
Look at me trying all the button-up shirts! This one is also by Rails; I was drawn in by this gauzy fabric, and I thought the navy was a nice choice for spring, but now I see that Bloomingdale’s has it in a bunch of colors… The white one could be really nice.
The fabric is thick, but very soft – not stiff at all, but it kind of sits funny over my rear when I front tuck it… Maybe I need a size up?
I need to play around with it a bit more. I want to steam it, cuff the sleeves, and try it with some different jeans and shorts.
VERDICT: I’m still deciding on this one. I might order the white in a medium to compare, although with the stripe one in my wardrobe, maybe another color would be better for variety’s sake. Or that Malibu Pink is really pretty too!
Faherty Dream Desmond Organic Cotton Top in White
at Nordstrom (S) // on sale at Bloomingdale’s (S) // jeans (29) // boots (8)
I also ordered this gauzy blouse to try… are you sensing a theme here? This one is also 100% organic cotton, and I was drawn to it mainly because it has no collar, but I also love the design of the sleeves and the way they de-emphasize my broad shoulders.
I just can’t decide if I prefer it front-tucked or untucked, but probably untucked. It just looks more effortless and casual-cool, which aligns with the breezy gauze fabric and relaxed fit.
VERDICT: Keeping… although I’m also drawn to the navy and the washed black. I might need to think through how I want to wear it and which color will give me the most mileage in my wardrobe.
Late Winter Look from Everlane
When I was at the mall a few days ago, I wandered into Everlane. It’s the first time I’ve ever been into their store; I’ve always ordered online. The first thing that caught my eye was the ReNew Anorak, which I just received in the mail. The sales associate even called my attention to it, which I thought was funny. I told her I just got it and I’ve already worn it.
As I was walking around, I noticed all the wide leg pants, and I honed in on this pair. The girls working there told me that they just arrived, and they will sell out quickly, they always do. So I guess they aren’t a new style this year. Or it was all a ruse to get me to purchase them, haha!
Anyway… I tried them on, along with this boxy cashmere crewneck, and I really like this look!
The Cashmere Boxy Crew + The Organic Straight-Leg Pant
sweater (S) // pants (8) // sneakers (39)
This sweater was hanging on a rack with some other styles, and I was first drawn in by the color. I also noticed the raglan sleeves right away, so I thought it might work well for me.
As it turns out, I also really love the boxy style and the contrasting ribbed trim on the collar, cuffs, and hem. Sometimes boxy styles can look really dumpy on me, but somehow, this one works. It feels very relaxed-casual but also luxe.
And surprisingly, it also works with these pants! I was honestly shocked that I even considered buying these pants. When I went to try them on, I was sure I’d hate them, but they kind of work for me.
I assumed I’d need a more fitted top with them, but something about this combo really works. I need to stop saying it works, but that’s all I know to say because I can’t really explain it.
VERDICT: Keeping! I definitely want to play around with these pants some more, but I’ve already worn the sweater. I just threw it on with jeans and mules yesterday for a casual day at home and a few quick errands.
sweater (S) // jeans (29) // similar mules // 11mm pearl studs (on sale!)
It was fully stocked when I got home from the mall on Wednesday, but I see this Bright Navy is already selling out. It comes in a bunch of colors, though. The Bubblegum and Spring Lake Twist are both gorgeous.
As an aside, if you don’t mind some distressing, these jeans are on sale at Bloomingdale’s right now!
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54 thoughts on “Transitional Try-On Haul”
I actually LOVED the wrap and is similar to stuff I do wear here in midwest. I’m just a layering person with wraps, kimonos, ruanas, and cardigans
Fun try-on! I LOVE the navy and white … can’t wait for warmer temps to bring mine out. That Everlane sweater is lovely!
Mrs Roper vibes 😂😂😂
Best line I’ve heard today!
Love the wrap!! I have a few and yet don’t wear them.
I’m not sure how old most of your readers are …however for me over 50 etc… these styles would not work for me. The clothes are beautiful and you look great in them but extremely to tight for me. I do love to layer and exercise the rule of four. I can’t layer in the Summer months. I have a closet full of jeans and tennis shoes and will not be purchasing those. I do love A-Line dresses and skirts and need those. I also need tons of tops that are flattering but not skin tight. Thank you for your post I read them everyday and do appreciate fashion
Wow!!! That was fun. I like the wrap on you. You should wear more button downs as I like the striped one. The navy is nice too. I think the med. would be too big though. Love the WHBM sheath dress on you. I also like the navy dress as it looks great on you, but if it feels too tight I get that. I would love if you’d start now and do a post for Easter dresses. Around here is always chilly and I usually want pants and jacket, but on Easter would rather have a dress option….long sleeve maybe. I love gauze tops. I have a white, long sleeve one from LOFT I’ve had for 2 yrs. now and still love it. Please let us know when the white short sleeve one goes on sale. I LOVE it, but hate to pay that much. I like the wider straight leg pant with the navy sweater. I think they’d look cute with clogs or other heels too. I actually think they look better on you than the model. I hope you kept your army green pants like them from last year, as they were cute on you too. Fun post. PS You already look tan
The white short sleeve one is part of the Bloomingdale’s promo, but it doesn’t meet the threshold so I would wait. I did try those ecru pants with the clogs; I need to take pix. I do have the green pants, I think I’ll like them better for spring.
Oh thanks Jo-Lynne. I’m sure eventually it will go on sale. I’m glad you kept the green pants and tried the ecru with clogs. 🙂
Wow! I love try-on hauls and this one was great. I especially love the Everlane cream wide pants! The sweater looks lovely with it.
Mrs. Roper! I loved that show.
Thanks for this post Jo-Lynne! What is calling me: the striped Rails top, WHBM power tees, navy CeCe blouse, and the Faherty top. So much fun and so ready for warmer weather. The pink WHBM dress looks stunning on you.
Thank you! I do love that pink dress. Maybe I can wear it for my birthday dinner in July, if I don’t get another opportunity to wear it before that.
That CeCe blouse might me my Easter top, too! Great post!
Lots of great stuff here! I am intrigued with the Everlane pants! I’m going to see if they make the same in a full length! I laughed when I saw the wrap on you and how you approached it. I saw it in store a few weeks ago and it was layered over the green Michael Stars dress that I already own. I tried it on, knew it was a giant stretch for how I dress but took it home anyway because I do want to play with it and JUST SEE if I can make it work! LOL In theory I want to be that gal who makes this look good. We’ll see if I start feeling it 😉 I do think it’ll sell quickly- women love these type things, and so if I do want it, I’ve got it! Happy Weekend!
Good idea, cuz you’re right. It will definitely sell out. I’m surprised it hasn’t yet, honestly.
Great post and thanks…..like the wrap with jeans, but not the dress (the younger folks would wear with denim cutoffs for a bohemian vibe). Through trial and error of prior purchases with different lengths, I have found a window of certain lengths to wear in the summer (you do have to be careful on how you style to avoid the Mrs. Roper look) LOL.
I do love the wrap with the denim shorts and tank outfit… I don’t know why I didn’t photograph it. But yeah, it just seems like a young look. I’d feel silly.
Jo-Lynne, I’m happy you are opening yourself up to trying on button-downs! With a couple of buttons at the top left undone, they are similar to a v-neck in elongating the body. Plus, the vertical buttons are slenderizing. I think they are a sexy feminine look, and you look great in them! I’ve learned so much from your blog.
It’s a lot easier to wear them now that my chest is smaller, but I still don’t like collars very much. I agree about the v-neck though. So glad I’ve found some that I like!
I always love these try on hauls and your funny commentary’s such as “I had Mrs.Roper vibes! “ I also thought of and “Here Comes Maude “😂 although it is a pretty wrap and is cute with the jeans!
If there’s one thing I’ve learned from your try ons is that it can take some trying to get what actually WORKS:) I love the blue sweater and pants you bought from Evereve it looks great on you! I’d say that was my favorite!
I can see the Evereve sweater in stripes with those pants too – sooooo cute. Mrs. Roper – that’s hilarious. Enjoy your weekend (at the Regal Beagle)
LOL! The Regal Beagle…
I look forward to the try on posts. The wrap is beautiful, but not really something most of us over a certain age can wear without looking like Mrs. Roper. Regarding the Michael Stars black dress, I thought it looked really good on you. As someone who has very narrow hips, I wish I could look that curvy in a dress. Curvy hips are not a bad thing. I also think the wide leg jeans looked really good on you. The wide leg hides thinner legs and makes everything look very proportionate. As you say, sometimes it takes a while for our eyes to adjust to new silhouettes.
Trust me, these hips are beyond curvy at this point, lol. Lumpy is more like it. Those body-con dresses are no longer a good look on me. In fact, even 10 lbs ago, I felt odd in that cut of dress. I tried to wear that one Leith ruched tank dress that EVERYONE had, but I never felt good in it when I saw pix from certain angles. I photographed it a few times but never actually wore it in real life.
I can’t wear cashmere, but I just bought the Everlane Organic Cotton Crew sweater, which is similar to the one you show (I even bought the Navy). It’s a really beautiful sweater.
Good to know! Sounds perfect for spring.
Great Haul!! Glad you finally got into the Everlane store at the Mall. I was in there in December when they had 20% off the entire store (I’m guessing that don’t have many sales!!). Bought my favorite long-sleeved ribbed crew neck tshirt! The bright blue sweater and white cropped jeans look great. I also love “twin sets” and you should try one size up. Those were stunning!
No, no sale now… sadly!
I really love the Rails striped blouse with the cuffed shorts, love the gauzy material so wearable! Also love that blue dress on you, looks great with your coloring. Thanks for such an informative post, wishing for Spring!
So many great pieces–thanks for sharing these with us! I can’t get over how much I like the pants from Everlane; I tend to automatically say “no” to wide-leg anything but those seem so good. Did you find that waste to be particularly high?? They look great on you but on the website, that waste looks very high to me. And, I had no idea Everlane even had stores. But, I live in a rural state and we have mostly nothing. Oh, I agree with you on the wrap–thing–I feel like Mrs. Roper too when I try those, even the ones a bit shorter. The younger girls who wear them with shorts and t-shirts look so adorable but they are just not for me.
Yes, the waist is high and also tight. I carry most of my extra weight in my middle, and it’s becoming a real issue with pants. Bleh. I am holding onto them for now, though. I want to wear them around the house and see how they feel after a half hour or so.
Love your blog! Our body type is very similar; wide hips, broad shoulders, high waist and thin limbs. Any extra weight always settles in the middle. However, I’m 5’9”. I’m always looking for ways to minimize the broad shoulders and wide hips. Cropped jeans look really cute on you, me, not so much.
I would like to see more budget friendly clothing options.
I love the long wrap with the bootcut jeans, though I can see where it’s not your particular style. If I didn’t “know” you, I’d say you rocked that look! Also, your tush in the rear view of the Hudson wide-legged jeans is magnifique! I’d have suggested you keep them, for sure. I agree with your assessment of the color-blocked sweater. It’s looks great from the front, but odd from the side and back. It would’ve been better if they color-blocked the back as well, rather than that being a solid color. All the dresses looked great on you, too.
LOL, I didn’t like the tush in the Hudson jeans, but it could partly just be the wash that was throwing me all off. Funny how we all see things differently.
Navy and white is my favorite color combination. You look great in that outfit, but at 5’1”, I think the wide pants would make me look silly. I think I might be able to wear a wide leg in more of a full length. I know, you have to try things and play around with them. Anyway, I love a lot of your outfits. I have been tempted by the Rails striped shirt. I have a couple of their flannnels and love them! Your recommendations are so helpful and spot on!
Love this try-on haul and I think the jean shorts maybe the ones I have been searching for! Could you do me a favor and measure the leg opening straight across? I have “athletic” thighs and have a very hard time finding shorts to fit in the legs and not be too tight. TIA!
It’s 12 1/2″.
Fun try on -this was a nice break for me from packing up half our house (kitchen/dining/great room remodel,major construction for 6 weeks) I loved the wrap on you, but I get it, I like them in theory too. Love the shorts, ordering today and I loved the body con dress, I personally think you are over critical of your body, and I’m sure it looked much better than you think. As always thank you!
I don’t think it’s being overly critical to describe my body’s unique proportions when explaining why I don’t keep an item of clothing, but I do appreciate what you’re saying. Also, keep in mind, I don’t always show the really bad pictures… which, I realize, may make it harder to understand my assessment, but there are some pictures I just don’t want living on the Internet for all eternity, lol! Good luck packing up for the remodel! It will be worth it in the end.
I liked all your comments on the clothes you tried – what an ordeal and it makes me tired seeing all those changes haha. I loved the last outfit and yes IT WORKS. The navy sweater looks completely different with the jeans. Good ideas all.
Love the pink dress on you. So classic!
Love the striped shirt and cut-off shorts on you!
Fun post!! I always enjoy these! I think I would need a nap after all those outfit changes! 😂 I’m starting to look for a dress to wear to my son’s high school graduation. And then a more casual option for his graduation party the next day. I’m getting ideas from you!
Love the Everlane boxy crew and pants on you!! I really like their products, style, and store.
It’s been a while since I checked out a try on haul. I love your honesty on why you like or choose to pass on items. It’s refreshing to hear why certain items work better than others. I love the selection and am so excited for spring to start wearing these type of outfits. Navy blue is my favorite colour and it looks like it’s going to be a staple in my closet. Thanks Jo-Lynne!
Lots of good stuff in this try on. I personally like the Evereve kimono wrap and think you can style it and wear it so well! You look gorgeous! Seems perfect for your trip to Florida (it’s very So CA too). I bought one very similar to it last summer from “Free People” otherwise I’d snap this one up!
The pink dress is gorgeous on you! Definitely a keeper!
I’m just now getting to read this post….the Mrs. Roper comment almost had me spewing my morning coffee all over my computer. I think the wrap is cute in theory too….but would never work for my lifestyle. I’m going to be smothering a laugh all morning. 🙂
I’m catching up on reading your blog. I love the pink dress on you. That’s my style too for dresses. At my age I don’t like frilly or babydoll styles. I also love the button down shirts and gauze tops. Last summer I bought several gauze tops. I want some more to handle Texas heat. Your comments on large and in charge crack me up. Old Navy makes big pockets on their jeans that go past my rear. The ones you tried on don’t look bad.
I received my order of Loft wide leg jeans. I’m testing to see how much they stretch out. I did downsize. You have Loft jeans. How do they hold their shape? I know they are not premium denim but what is your opinion on them?
JoLynn I meant the pockets on the wide leg jeans don’t look that big. You look good in them. I’m glad you showed the rear because it helps me know how they are supposed to look from the back. I love the look of wide leg jeans from the front but I have to study all the angles.
Yes, it’s always good to study all angles! I find LOFT jeans stretch some, yes. They’ve come a long way with their denim in recent years, and I think they’re a great option for the price point, as long as you get them on sale. I never buy anything at LOFT unless it’s 40% off, and you can usually get it for 50% off if you wait.
Thank you for the reply. I do buy everything on sale at Loft. I even had a code for free shipping. On Ground Hog day they had extra 22 percent off the purchase along with the extra whatever. I ordered a sweater and flare leg slacks. I do like that their jeans are a true petite inseam. Some petites are too long for me.
I liked the boxy pants from Everlane (you wore them w/ the boxy blue sweater.) Sadly, They only go up to a size 10 and I need at least a 12 . sometimes a 14 if a skinny fit. can you reccomend some whitish looking similar pants in my sizes? Thanks!
I see them up to the size 16 – https://shopstyle.it/l/bSsBh