Good morning and happy St. Paddy’s Day!
Today I’ve got a try-on haul for you, and it’s major, so grab a 2nd cup of coffee and sit down somewhere comfy. In this post, I’ll be trying on items from Trunk Club, Ann Taylor, Loft, Shopbop, White House Black Market, and Nordstrom.
For your reference, I’m 5’5 and 140 pounds. Also, I’m short-waisted with a slight hourglass shape. I’m usually a 6 or 8 in pants (that’s the same as 28 or 29 in jeans) and a small or medium in tops and dresses. I hope that’s helpful as I share sizing information throughout the post.
Let’s get started! Links to what I’m wearing are below the pictures.
This first dress was a big hit. I’ve shared it in my email newsletter and on Instagram and maybe on Facebook as well. Sometimes I lose track of where all I share things! Anyway, it’s from Ann Taylor, it’s really nice quality, and very flattering. For reference, I’m wearing the size 6 regular.
The puff sleeves are a fun detail, although I think they’re actually the deal breaker for me. There is something about them that seems too “sweet” or something… it’s me, not the dress. I prefer more clean, classic lines, which it has everywhere else. I don’t think it’s worth trying to tailor them, so it went back.
Ann Taylor stripe sheath (size 6) // SE Hazel pumps (size 8)
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This sweater is also from Ann Taylor, and I don’t care for the tight waistband and the cropped length. It’s got a pretty neckline, though! For size reference, this is a small. These jeans are the ones I wore in this post. I am trying out the smaller size here (29) but I decided to keep the 30, which is what I was wearing in the blog post.
Ann Taylor v-neck sweater (size small) // Citizens Rocket Crop Jeans (size 29) // Tory Burch Minnie flats
This next sweater and skirt are both really cute. And again, great quality. I feel like Ann Taylor is really dependable that way. I ordered this sweater in a small and medium, and I can’t remember which one I was wearing in this picture, but I kept the small.
This skirt is pretty, but I ended up sending it back. I just don’t think I’ll wear it enough to warrant keeping it, but I do like it a lot, and I recommend trying it if you like it and have the occasions for it.
AT scalloped short sleeve sweater // AT floral ruffle pencil skirt (size 6) // SE Hazel pumps (size 8)
I love this mauve sweater, and I’ve already worn it twice. It’s a great color, and it has some pretty knit details. Plus I really like the length and the overall shape. It’s perfect for this in-between season we’re in.
AT mauve crew neck sweater (size small) // Citizens Rocket Crop Jeans (size 29) // Tory Burch Minnie flats
This sweater is from the Lou & Grey line at Loft. I’ve never tried anything from that line that I can recall, and I had high hopes for this. I really want a chunky white sweater to go with my pink jeans! The shape is way too boxy, though, and I feel like it makes me look way bigger than I am, so it went back. On the plus side, it is really soft and has pretty knit details. I was bummed it didn’t work for me.
Lou & Grey Soft Ribbed Dolman Sweater (size small) + Citizens Rocket Crop Jeans (size 29) // Tory Burch Minnie flats
Okay, the lighting in this next picture is really weird, and I have no idea why! You’ve seen the sweater before, but I was trying on the jeans. In these pictures, the jeans look somewhat flattering, but I just don’t like that all-over light wash, and I really prefer a more tapered fit. I also think they’re a tad too long, but rolling them looked off, so they’re going back.
Loft striped boatneck sweater (size small) // Paige Jacqueline high waist ankle straight leg jeans (size 29)
I ordered these next two pairs of shoes during the Shopbop sale. I thought these white mules might be fun for spring and summer date night outfits and the like, but I decided not to keep them. I like them, but I feel like once warm weather arrives, I’ll be wanting more strappy, open-toe styles, and I just don’t think I’ll wear them enough to warrant giving them a spot in my closet.
Sam Edelman Oran Mules (size 8)
I’m really disappointed about this next pair, though. I really wanted these blush espadrilles to work. Aren’t they so fun and cute for casual spring outfits? But the footbed is really stiff and doesn’t bend at all, causing me to walk right out of them even though they’re the right size. Sadly, I had to send them back. Perhaps if you have a thicker or wider foot, they would work for you.
Sam Edelman Carrin Espadrilles (size 8)
I ordered this mixed media shell in both black and white and kept both. SUCH a great layering piece, and you can wear your regular bra. Hallelujah!
AT Mixed Media Shell (size small)
Okay, now for some dresses…
I went to White House Black Market in search of a dress for Easter, and also keeping in mind graduations and weddings and those types of events y’all may have coming up. I really like this floral sheath, and it’s very flattering, but it’s too dressy for the events on my social calendar. If you have something that requires a dressy spring dress, this is a great pick. I don’t think I’d wear it to a wedding, though… it’s got too much white for my comfort level.
WHBM Lily Print Sheath (size 6)
This reversible dress can be worn 4 ways, and I wanted to love it but I didn’t end up buying it. I don’t really care for the printed side, there’s just too much going on — especially with the pattern repeating in the “back”. (You can wear the V-neck in the front or back.)
Here is the other side, and I’m showing it with the V in the front this time. I definitely prefer it this way, but I’m afraid the shoulders are going to slide off as I wear it. This is the medium, and it’s a tad too big, but the small was tight across the bum.
I always run into this issue at White House Black Market when I put on a few pounds — it causes me to be between sizes and nothing fits quite right. When I’m 5-7 pounds thinner, everything fits perfectly in a 6 or a small — not that I’m complaining; I know I’m a healthy weight, but those few extra pounds can make a big difference in the way clothes fit, and this store in particular.
Also, I just remembered the other reason I left this dress in the store. The black layer is not attached to the other layer, and it is shorter so the pattern shows below it. This is only true for the skirt, not the sleeves; they’re attached for some reason.
Anyway, it just bothers me the way the black part moves around and lifts up, it makes it feel unfinished and almost like I have my dress on inside out, which I sort of do, I guess! Anyway, I’ll give them an A for effort, but I think I’d like the dress better if it were not made to be reversible.
WHBM 4-way reversible knit sheath (size medium)
I’ve had a lot of people ask me if maxi dresses are still in style this season, and I wasn’t sure the answer to that, but since then, I’ve noticed quite a few in the stores and on other bloggers. This one is a great example of a dressier maxi dress style.
I think this would be super cute for someone with a wedding to attend this spring or summer. It’s not a style that particularly resonates with me, but I think it’s really pretty.
The way the top blouses out in the waist area isn’t very flattering on me — it loses my waist in there somewhere, but if you have a small waist and bigger hips, you may like this dress.
Floral Flutter Sleeve Woven Maxi Dress (size small)
This dress fits pretty well, I guess, but I don’t love the pattern and the flutter sleeves. It seems very busy and overpowering on me, but someone else might look good in it. I believe this was a small, and it does fit pretty well.
WHBM floral print knit sheath (size small)
Next, I tried on some jeans at Nordstrom. These cropped skinnies are okay, but I like my Citizens cropped jeans (shown above) a lot better. For one thing, the Citizens have a higher rise, which I find more comfortable, and I also prefer the finished hem on those as well as the lighter wash.
Paige Transcend Vintage Skyline crop skinny jeans (size 29) // Tory Burch Minnie flats
I like this next pair better, but I can’t find them online anywhere. I’m not sure I can get behind that funky ripped hem, but otherwise I like the fit and the wash quite a bit. Since I have the Citizens pair, I don’t need these, so I didn’t purchase them.
I must say, the pocket size and placement is perfection! This is one reason I love Paige jeans.
Paige Skyline skinny crop (size 29) // Tory Burch Minnie flats
You know I’m a sucker for a tie front tee, and this one is cute, plus I love the color. It’s also quite pricey, but the material feels soooo good. I love a good quality tee, but I left this one in the store because I didn’t care for how long and wide the sleeves are — and for that price, it needs to be perfect.
Paige side tie tee (size small) // Paige Skyline skinny crop (size 29) // Tory Burch Minnie flats
I tried this Madewell cardigan on at Nordstrom, although I’m not sure why they’re selling it now. It seems like a winter piece to me… although, considering the current weather conditions up and down the east coast, it’s perfectly appropriate!
I like it a lot, the color is pretty, and it has a fairly slimming fit for this style cardigan, but I didn’t buy it because I’m still hoping spring will arrive shortly!
Madewell Kent cardigan (size small) // Treasure & Bond Burnout Boyfriend Tee (size small) // Tory Burch Minnie flats
I have one quick picture from Loft. This is the day I returned the weird sweater that didn’t fit over my head, and the sales associate suggested this one when I told her I’m in the market for a white pullover sweater for spring. I don’t care for the arm details, but some of you might like it.
The black jeans are mine, and I got them on Amazon. I’ve been getting a lot of questions lately about how I keep my black jeans black, and I really think it’s more of a quality issue than anything. These have a super black wash to begin with, and I try not to wash them more often than necessary, but they don’t seem to have any fading issues so far. I’ve had them for a few months.
LOFT cutout twist sweater (size small) // AG legging ankle jeans (size 28) // Tory Burch Minnie flats
Okay, now we’re back home and I’m trying on clothes that came from Trunk Club. Honestly, this delivery was a bit of a bust. If you caught my Facebook Live unboxing or my Instagram Story, you know what I mean.
This ruffle sleeve top is cute for St. Paddy’s Day, but I don’t care for those ruffles on me. I’m already broad enough up top. And the jeans… well, I think they speak for themselves.
1901 Ruffle Sleeve Tee (size M) // AG Isabelle High Waist Cropped Straight Leg Jeans (size 30)
This next top is sort of cute, but I don’t like that tight crewneck. This is a different pair of white jeans, and I don’t like them much better than the first. They fit pretty well, but they’re an awkward length. I did try cuffing them, and they looked a little better, but I don’t love them enough to keep them.
Madewell Modern Tie Front Tee (size S) // Rag & Bone High Waist Ankle Skinny Jeans (size 29)
And then these next jeans have floral cut-out detailing that is kind of fun… for someone else. I don’t care for them on me. These are also probably a size too small; they were quiet snug.
Madewell Modern Tie Front Tee (size M) // Free People Cutwork Cigarette Jeans (size 29)
I had high hopes for this sweater when I pulled it out of the box, but it’s too short and tight to be flattering on me. Perhaps if I went up a size… and these pants are just a big fat no. LOL!
Topshop Stitchy Flute Sleeve Sweater (size 10) // Madewell Garment Dyed High Waist Straight Leg Jeans (size 29)
So now this next pair of pants has potential… I want to like them, but I’m still trying to figure out what to wear with them. I feel like the fit is more flattering than the other jeans that came in my Trunk, and the color is fun, but they are pricey, and I don’t know if I’ll get enough wear out of them.
Topshop Stitchy Flute Sleeve Sweater (size 10) // Rag & Bone High Waist Ankle Cigarette Leg Jeans (size 29)
This cardigan and tank also came in my trunk. Both are a nice quality fabric and feel really great on. The cardigan comes in a ton of colors if white isn’t for you. I also swapped out the loafers for pumps, and I think the heels look better with these pants.
I do want a casual option for them, though. A few suggestions were my Sam Edelman Gigi sandals or my Tory Burch Miller sandals. I’ll have to try those on with them before I decide if I’m going to keep the pants or not.
Bobeau High/Low Jersey Cardigan (size S) // Hinge Jersey Tank (size L) // Rag & Bone High Waist Ankle Cigarette Leg Jeans (size 29) // Sam Edelman Hazel Pumps
And that’s it for my trunk. As I said, it was a bit disappointing this time. In defense of my stylist, I did ask for straight cropped jeans, but I’m coming to the conclusion that this is a trend I’m going to have to sit out.
I liked the white Treasure & Bond burnout tee from my white t-shirt review, but not how sheer it is, so I sent it back and ordered the navy and white stripe and the solid grey. I love both. I wanted to try the XS because the white in the S was so big, and this striped one is an XS. I like the fit, but I’m afraid if it shrinks, it won’t drape quite right.
Treasure & Bond Burnout Boyfriend Tee (size XS) // AG Raw Hem The Legging Ankle Jeans (size 28) // Converse Shoreline
I tried on the grey in a size small to compare, and I decided this is the way it’s supposed to fit, plus it allows room for shrinkage. All that to say, I think the small is the right size after all.
Treasure & Bond Burnout Boyfriend Tee (size S) // AG Raw Hem The Legging Ankle Jeans (size 28) // Converse Shoreline (size 8)
I also ordered this tank from the Living In Yellow x Gibson line for Nordstrom. It’s cute, but it’s a little big on me. Someone told me that Erin recommends ordering a petite if you feel that it’s too long for you, and I think that might be worth a try. It’s a gorgeous color, and I do like the cut of it and the gathered detail in the back.
Gibson x Living in Yellow Reagan V-Neck Drop Back Top (size S) // AG Raw Hem The Legging Ankle Jeans (size 28) // Avec Les Filles Sloane Block Heel Slide Sandals (size 7.5)
Here’s a close-up of the shoes. I wanted to love these blush slides, but the suede actually looks dirty to me. I don’t know if they were a floor sample or if that’s the way they are, but I’m sending them back.
The other issue I have with them is that my foot slides forward when I walk. They’re the right size, this just happens to me with a lot of slides because of my flat feet. I think they’re really pretty, though, and the heel is interesting. They might be worth a try if you have thicker feet than I do, or a higher arch.
AG Raw Hem The Legging Ankle Jeans (size 28) // Avec Les Filles Sloane Block Heel Slide Sandals
And these are Rothy’s. I have been asked a few times about these so I decided to order a pair and see what all the fuss is about. They’re made from recycled water bottles, for those of you who prefer to purchase more sustainable products, and they’re incredibly comfortable and flexible. The rubber sole is great for standing and walking. That said, I wouldn’t describe them as having arch support, so it just depends on what your needs are. I like them a lot.
I did, however, have to send them back for a bigger size. These are too tight in a size 8. They come in a ton of colors, but I was drawn to this chili red.
And finally, I shared this picture on Instagram the day I wore it, but this striped sweater from Loft is really cute on. I like the camel and black combo — it’s a nice change from the pastels that are trending.
Size-wise, this is a small, and it fits fine, but barely. I’m thinking it might be better in a medium, and I really hope it doesn’t shrink!
Loft Striped Boatneck Sweater // Hudson Nico super skinny ankle jeans // Rebecca Minkoff Mika mules
Okay, so that’s a wrap. WHEW! I realize there may have been more misses than hits in this post, but I hope it’s helpful to see those too. If I missed anything, feel free to ask in the comments.
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56 thoughts on “Trunk Club Unboxing + Try-On Haul”
Your trunk actually looked really promising from your live unboxing (I watched it back). I’m really betting (and hoping) the straight crops fizzle out quickly. I just don’t see how they can stick around for long when they don’t flatter the masses.
On another note, I just received my Ann Taylor camis, and I think they are perfect for my needs. Such a great staple, and I LOVE that I can just wear a regular bra! The WHBM white floral dress you tried was so gorgeous on you! Just beautiful!
Lastly, I also ordered the LIY tank and mine is huge also. I even ordered 2 sizes (my normal and a size down), and even the smallest swallows me. Still debating if I should try petite.
I think you should. And so glad you like the AT camis.
You need to keep the floral dress from White House Black Market….so summery….and it looks fabulous on you! Very figure flattering!!!
Thank you. It really is so pretty! I just don’t have anywhere to wear it. 🙁
I agree! You look absolutely stunning in that dress!! How about Easter brunch/dinner? So pretty!!!
the WHBM white floral dress…you look like a million bucks!! I hear you about not having anywhere to wear it, but good golly it fit you like a dream
I now want that cream and black sweater…
Great post! Thanks! Having been through the whole graduation thing last year, be prepared with at least three dresses. I bought 4 with the hopes of returning a couple but I ended up wearing all of them. Awards banquet, sports banquet, graduation, and a couple casual dresses for grad parties. (Luckily, I had a few of those already.) Good luck with the next few months. It’s a whirlwind!! And I’m right back in it next year. 😊😢
Good to know! I wasn’t factoring in all that. 🙂
Hey JoLynne, just water to weigh in on the WHBM white with floral pattern, first photo in the post. I think it is stunning on you. I would find occasions to wear it. Such a figure flattering dress and colors so pretty! Don’t you have a high schooler graduating, and surely great for Mother’s day church and brunch.
I live an area that is a mix of suburban and rural, and honestly, people just don’t dress that much. That said, I’m going to Virginia for Easter, and I could probably wear it there… I just fear I’d never wear it again. 😕
I agree that the WHBM dress looks awesome on you. The pink cigarette leg jeans also look great. You are spot on with your assessments of the clothing. I heard on a national news/talk show that the cold shoulder is no longer a trend for 2018. True? The fashion expert said women didn’t seem to like it anyway and I have to agree with that. Thanks for sharing all of these items!
I’m still seeing cold shoulder styles… wear it if you like it! It might be gone by next year but I think you’re fine to wear them now. 🙂
Informative post! I have 2 questions about the black AG jeans. Does the color rub off at all? one of the reviews on Amazon said don’t wear and sit on light colored furniture. Also, how high is the rise, about? Mid or higher? Thank you!
Hm, that’s a good question. I do have several pairs of dark jeans that I notice I get some transfer onto my hands or light nail polish. I have a white chair, and we all sit on it in dark jeans, and it definitely shows some transfer, but I can’t say which jeans cause it. I figured it’s my husband’s dark jeans. He sits there most often. All that to say, it’s possible. I’d wash them first and try to keep an eye on your white furniture. 🙂 But I wear mine all the time and don’t worry too much.
Hi Jo-Lynne! Very interesting post! While most did not work for you I really appreciate your pointing out the reasons why. I agreed with all your decisions! And like Kelly at Adore Your Wardrobe says, it’s usually not our bodies, it’s the way the manufactures design the clothes. I think she makes a great point. That said, it’s freeing when you have the confidence to let an item go knowing it’s “their” problem and nothing wrong with your size or body shape. Blessings today! ☘️
I always enjoy your Trunk Club unboxings and your try on sessions! I agree with others that the WHBM floral sheath looks so flattering on you! Are you sure you won’t find some occasions to wear it this Spring and Summer?
I also love the Loft striped sweater and the Hudson jeans on you!
I don’t think the straight crop jeans are going to be a trend I’ll embrace this season- I just don’t think they’re going to flatter many women!😔
You guys are making me want it. It also would look beautiful with the designer pumps my husband gave me for Christmas – they’re blush suede. 🙂 I really don’t have occasions to dress up that much. I could maybe get away with it for Easter… I’ve been on the lookout for an Easter dress. But I’m afraid I’d only wear it once.
I want to thank you for these try on sessions! I know if you say a top is a bit too long that it will be perfect for me. I love the bright pink pants on you. I hope you decide to keep the because I have a pair and want styling ideas. Thanks for doing the footwork for me. We have matching body types I am just a size larger. I work shifts so shopping isn’t easy, I have so much success shopping on line because of you!
That’s so nice to hear. I’m glad I can help!
Wow!! Such a great post. I was excited to see you style your Trunk Club pieces. I just don’t think those straight crops work for many, if any! I was loving that white sweater during your unboxing but agree it’s not my favorite. I am intrigued by that WHBM 4 way reversible dress I think you’ve referenced before. I think it looked great on you as well as the white floral dress. I didn’t order the LIY Gibson tank but love that color on you and the look with your jeans. I’m still late to the party with mule type shoes! Thank you for this post and for styling so many looks!
Ha ha, I scrolled down just to tell you how lovely you look in that WHBM dress, but it looks like I’m not the first to leave that comment :). I love that you show us all the styles on you, even the ones that don’t work. It makes me feel so much better because those straight cropped pants don’t look go on me either. My guess is that the trend will tone down to just a more fitted straight/skinny that really is flattering. And if not, that’s okay too. Trends come and go, but flattering your body type always looks good.
Thanks for this post, especially the Rothys! I am trying to do a capsule wardrobe or at least a big purge this weekend and you tips help me make decisions. Have a great weekend!
Hi Jo-Lynn, I REALLY appreciate when you point out why you like or don’t like the details of the clothing! That is very helpful and teaches me to notice these details before buying something. I agree with the other girls, that dress from WHBM was stunning on you!
I agree! I think Jo-Lynne is the best blogger at giving full information. So many others just show themselves in clothes. Thanks, Jo-Lynne for being so informative & giving showing us the good & the bad.
What do you mean when you say you can wear a regular bra with the AT cami? Thank you!
It has thick enough straps that I don’t need a strapless… unlike most camis. 🙂
I like the green ruffle top on you! And I love the hot pink jeans as a casual look– denim shirt + natural leather sandals or grey t-shirt + sneakers.
I’ve been looking high and low for a cami I can wear a bra with–thank you so much–I just ordered the black and the white with their generous promotion code. Yes, the WHBM dress is stunning on you, but maybe hold out to see if they’ll make it a smaller print or solid next season. Totally get the idea of not being TOO dressy. Someday, dressing up may come back into style!
thank you for today’s post. I learn a lot from ýour comments :). I would like it if, at the end of the post, you’d show us the items you keep. Have a nice weekend!
Good idea! I’ll try to do that in the future.
The occasion will come, keep that WHBM floral dress, it was made for you, seriously.
I love how you styled the bright colored jeans with the cardigan, tank and pumps!
I, as many others, think you look stunning in the WHBM dress! As a mother of a daughter getting married in October, I’m looking for dresses for showers, luncheons, etc. I understand your concern of it being too white. Same for me!
I have a question regarding pant length and which type of shoes go with what. You may have answered this question in one of your earlier posts and can possibly direct me to it. Yesterday I put on a pair of white ankle length, straight legged jeans(the legs aren’t big but aren’t super skinny) with a shorter cold shoulder olive blouse. I was going to be shopping for awhile so I wore my slip-on TB suede tennis shoes. I put on cute earrings, watch, etc and off I went. I got to a store’s dressing room to try on something and my outfit looked off. I tried to roll up the jeans one time but it still looked wrong. I tried a front tuck with the shirt and that looked even worse. This has happened to me more than once. I am 5’9” and long waisted. Can you help?
That’s a loaded question! 🙂 It’s complicated because balance and proportion depends so much on every woman’s specific body type. I took the Adore Your Wardrobe course a few years ago and it really helped me hone in on why some outfits just don’t work although they seem like they should. Without seeing the outfit on you, it’s hard to really say what went wrong, but it’s a common problem. Check into this: http://bit.ly/AYW2018
I just have to say that I think the WHBM floral sheath dress looks amazing on you! I say buy it and FIND occasions to wear it! 🙂 I also loved you in the mauve sweater and jeans.
I noticed that while you were trying on different shoe styles that are trending, I really like you in ballet flats (although I’m kind of addicted to the TB Minnies and after seeing you style the leopard I think those need to be my 4th pair!) Your TB flats look good with everything you pair them with.
I ordered the AT floral midi skirt…..it hasn’t been delivered yet but I am soooo hoping it fits well because I think it’s so pretty and feminine and just screams spring and summer to me. I love to throw on skirts with a tee or a tank and some cute sandals.
And finally I have to say, girlfriend, you certainly have a love affair with the stripes! LOL! But they look good on you so why not?! I like the camel and black striped sweater – it’s a good color combination for sure.
Oh one more question: after NY Fashion Week we were told that lavender and shades of purple were going to be the “IT” color of spring and summer, but I haven’t seen anything in the stores. Are the retailers just slower to roll out the trends to the masses? On the other hand, I’m still seeing tons of cold shoulder styles despite hearing that trend was on it’s way out.
What’s a shopper to do? 🙂
As always, thanks for taking us along with you as you shop.
I do love me some stripes! 🙂 And yes, those TB Minnies look good with so much. I love them. I’m thinking of getting the floral sheath and wearing it for Easter, and if I’m too dressed up, oh well. 🙂 I did a Color Crush in today’s email for lavender products – there are some good options out there, but I’m not seeing a ton yet. And I do see some cold shoulders, but I think they’re tapering out.
In the last picture, where you are wearing the black and cream Loft sweater, are your jeans black? It is hard to tell on my screen. Thank you for giving so much information in your posts. I appreciate the work you put into each post.
yes, they’re black but not a super dark black. They’re intentionally more faded. 🙂
That WHBM dress was stunning on you! If I were you, I would head to a store to see if they had a solid in that dress. Or buy the dress you showed us and find places to wear it. Either way, Jo-Lynne, that dress was made for you! I am curious about the blue shoes on the floor in the dressing room seen in many of the photos. Were you going to try them on with a dress or outfit or did they just happen to be in the room when you entered it? I really liked them.
They were there to try on with the dresses. I wore the black ones.
Love that WHBM floral dress! You look amazing and should keep it and CREATE a reason to wear it! What a great post and wonderful detail. I learn from your hits and your misses.
I love the Lily Print Sheath. I can see it at an upscale restaurant (traveling with DH?), a cocktail hour (bloggers conference?), a wedding or Easter. It won’t go out of style. It doesn’t say “this year” (cold shoulder, etc.). I also adore that Mauve sweater – so pretty! (And I just told myself “no more sweaters” lol.)
I get why so many of the items did not find a home in your closet. One of my favorite pieces is the last striped sweater you shared. Enjoy your weekend!
Phew! What a big job this post was for you – thanks for your help! I agree that the jeans trend isn’t flattering for many. Love the front twist tie T’s.
The black and white striped Ann Taylor dress is gorgeous on you. Very flattering. So is the WHBM floral print dress. Gorgeous!!
Have a relaxing weekend!! Thanks for sharing the trends with us. 😃
Oops, hit send too soon. Thanks for sharing what works AND what doesn’t work. I like your transparency and honesty. Some bloggers only show perfection and it can be discouraging when you are an average sized woman, not size zero or two.
If possible, in the future, can you summarize the keepers and the items you are returning? Thanks!
I’ll try to remember to do that. 🙂
Fun to see all these clothes. Thanks for sharing. Do you remember if the Madewell cardigan is a similar material to the maroonish mock turtleneck from Madewell? I love that sweater! So comfy.
Yes, I think it’s similar! Maybe a tad thicker – the cardigan.
Thank you so much for posting the “nope’s”! They help me gauge fit and style and also are a realistic take on dressing room results that few bloggers publish. Yet another reason I am a faithful follower!
Thanks, Ava. So glad it’s helpful!
Hey there! I love the pink pants and white sweater combo with the pumps on you! I purchased the WHBM lily sheath before you featured it on the blog. It is very flattering but the neckline does something funky and I can’t decide if I get it professionally pressed if it will work or not . Do you have any thoughts on that ? Also what color pumps you wear with it– would taupe or gray work in low heeled sling backs would you try block sandal ?
Btw, the dress looked great on you!
Nothing against you, but yes a lot of misses in this post. Can’t believe all the work you put into this. Thanks.
I think all the dresses look darling on you. 🤗
The WHBM 4 way reversible dress. I bought it thinking it would be great for travel. I often accompany my husband on his business trips and thought it would be convenient for dinners. I’d have at least 2 looks with more luggage space. I prefer the v neck in front. I do agree the black side is odd in that it’s not attached but I think for my needs it will work.
Seems as though you aren’t cottoning to the straight jeans quite yet! LOL And that first WHBM floral dress that is too dressy for your lifestyle–it makes your waist look TINY!! Thank you for your time to do these posts. They are my favorites. 🙂
Oh my, you look beautiful in the floral dress from WHBM. It is SO flattering on you. I say it’s a keeper:)
You also look fantastic in kelly green and I love your hair pulled back like that, so cute!
Then my favorite casual outfit on you was the striped sweater and dark denim (last photo). You look terrific in those clean lines, well fitted, classic and so you! Thanks for sharing!