Alright, you guys, I set out to do one try-on haul per week, and so far, so good! This one is shorter than some, and part of it is a Trunk Club unboxing, but you know… same thing. I was asked to try on some things from Target, and I will see what I can find. I don’t usually shop for clothes there, so let me know what brands are good.
Okay, let’s dive right in.
Mid-January Try-On Haul
I already told you about a couple of sweaters I ordered from Bloomingdale’s. Well, they arrived, and one is a hit and one is a bit of a miss… although I like the miss, it’s just not quite right for me. It may work for some of you, though.
This sweater is chenille, which is a plus right off the bat. I love this uber-soft material. I also love the wide v-neckline — particularly flattering on those of us with wider shoulders and a larger chest. The pattern in the knit is pretty, as are the flecks of blue in the ivory yarn.
Unfortunately, it’s cut a generously through the midsection and a little longer than my ideal. I also had to order a medium because smalls were sold out, and ultimately I think that’s the problem. I would probably love this sweater in a small. Oh, well. Right now the only size left is a large, but if that’s your size, you may want to snag it because the price is amazing — $29 when you add to cart, and shipping is free for Loyallists and ShopRunner members
Also, these Good American skinny jeans are 25% off.
This next sweater is the hit. I love the loose, open weave; the contrast stitching at neck, cuffs, and hem; and the boxy but drapey fit. I know not everyone likes the shorter styles, but they work well on my short-waisted figure. Also, the raglan sleeves are flattering. I can see wearing this sweater well into springtime. I’m wearing a small, for reference.
I also ordered this camel coat from Bloomingdale’s. I believe I shared that I wanted to replace my camel coat with one that has cooler undertones. I like the color of this a lot, and the fit is okay, but the quality isn’t quite where I want it, so I think it’s going back. I do have a camel coat, and even if the color isn’t perfect, I love the fit, and the quality is pretty good, so I’m going to hold off on this purchase for a while.
That said, if you’re looking for a good price on a classic wool blend coat, this one is worth a look. It’s under $130 when you add it to your bag, and I’m wearing a 6 for reference.
I also ordered a couple of cardigans from Nordstrom to try out. This first one is a BP. cardigan, and I’m not loving the quality, but the navy and ivory stripes are cute. It’s true to size; I’m wearing a small.
I also ordered this grey multi stripe cardigan, and this one I love, but it’s selling out fast. I don’t know why I don’t have more angles, but I also did a full outfit shoot with this cardigan, so I’ll have that for you early next week.
I’ve been linking to this Bernardo leather jacket as an alternative to mine all season, so I finally decided to order it and try it on for you guys. I ordered the burgundy in case I want to keep it. I wear my other two moto jackets so much, I thought it might make sense to add one in another color to my closet.
At first glance, I like this a lot, but I’m afraid the wide lapels further emphasize my broad shoulders and large chest. I also wonder if it’s a size too big. I have a medium in my other Bernardo leather jacket, but this one seems a little more roomy. It zips easily, for one thing, and the arms and shoulders seem a little big. I’m curious to hear your thoughts.
I know the textbook answer is, “If in doubt, do without…” but sometimes I hem and haw about something and end up keeping it and loving it. So… what do you think? Keep? Return? Or size down?
And this is one random Amazon Fashion purchase. I have more coming, but this tunic arrived yesterday so I threw it on and snapped these pictures. I am always a bit skeptical when ordering clothes from Amazon, to be honest, but this tunic seems like decent quality for the price point, and it’s surprisingly flattering. I’m wearing it with jeans, but I supposed you could wear it with leggings. It comes in several other fun colors and neutrals, and for reference, I sized up to a medium. Best of all, it’s only $22!
Okay, onto my Trunk Club unboxing!
January Trunk Club Unboxing
It was a small box this month, and the selections were a little all over the place, but tis the season! I’m sure their inventory is getting picked over, just the same as the regular retailers.
Because I loved and kept a Nordstrom Signature sweater last month, my stylist sent me two more to try out. Oh… she’s a temptress!!! This brand does really good cashmere, and since it’s a store brand, the prices aren’t as high as, say, Vince and Theory, but the quality is comparable as far as I can tell.
I wanted to love this first one, but I don’t care for the way the stripes lay on me.
This next one, though… this one is tempting. On first glance, it’s a basic navy sweater. But upon closer investigation, it has some really great details in addition to the impeccable quality, and it’s 40% off, but still an investment piece. Unfortunately I probably can’t justify another one this winter.
I love the casual laid-back vibe of this outfit — pairing the luxe cashmere sweater with the mid-wash blue jeans and white sneakers. The juxtaposition between the luxe sweater, distressed jeans and white kicks… well, I’m just diggin’ this look. I just wish they would have made the neckline a little more open; I’m not crazy about the high crewneck.
Also, here it is with a necklace and loafers for a more traditional look.
Now, this twist sleeve top is really cute and also a great transition piece as we move into spring. It comes in 5 colors and just went on sale for $35.40! This one is a keeper, for sure. I’m wearing a small, for reference.
These open toe booties also came in my box, and they’re fun for a night out, but they were too loose on my feet.
Finally, this BP. Plush Fleece Coat is fun and cozy, but it seems geared towards the younger set. The fit and quality is a little lacking, and I’m not loving the color, but it might make a fun gift for a teenager in your life!
And that’s a wrap! I always love to hear your thoughts.
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