Good morning and happy weekend before Christmas! I was going to post some Christmas Day outfit ideas today, but then I got a Trunk Club delivery so I decided to post some try-ons since you all seem to like those posts best. Today I have a slew of jeans to try — both skinny and straight cuts, some sweaters, and shoes!
The Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale starts on Dec 26th, and I’ll be covering that event — hopefully some of these items will be included!
Before we get started, I’ve got an exciting SALE ALERT!!! The snakeskin bucket bag I’ve been carrying a ton this season finally went on sale. It’s $119! I’m really enjoying this bag. It’s a great day to night size, and it’s just a little bit different from anything else I’m seeing out there right now.
Okay, let’s get started with the Trunk Club unboxing. I’ve also got a few other random pieces I’ve ordered lately that I’ll share with you.
This time, my stylist sent me 4 pairs of skinny jeans, 4 sweaters, 3 pairs of shoes, and a really fun scarf. All descriptions are beneath the pictures.
Leith Deep V Pullover $65 // This sweater is cute for what it is. I like the pink color a lot, the deep V is flattering, and it has a relaxed fit without being oversized. I like the straight hemline and the 22 1/2 inch length. For reference, I’m wearing the small in this pink color. They also sent me the yellow in a medium (see below.)
AG Farrah High Waist Skinny Jeans $188 // I also got 4 pairs of jeans in my trunk. This is the AG Farrah, and I actually have a pair of these already. I had them hemmed to ankle length because they have a 31″ inseam, so if you’re tall, you might really like these. These are a size 29; I often wear 28 in AG, but I do find I need a 29 in Farrah.
verdict: returning, as I have a pair of these already.
Taryn Rose Faye Pointy Toe Loafer $139.94 // This is a new brand to me, but they’re verrrrry comfortable. They have a ton of cushioning in the footbed, and are very easy to walk in. They’re TTS, or size up if in between.
verdict: If I didn’t have navy suede smoking slippers, I would definitely keep these. I may try to exchange them for the taupe suede.
Leith Deep V Pullover in medium // Same assessment as above, except the medium is too big, and I’m not crazy for this yellow color.
verdict: returning; too big
Good American Good Legs High Waist Skinny Jeans $159 // This is a brand I’ve been wanting to try for a while, and I like these a lot. They’re very comfortable and stretchy, but they’re known for having excellent recovery so they shouldn’t bag out. I’m wearing the size 6, for reference.
also wearing: Taryn Rose Faye Pointy Toe Loafers
Brochu Walker Mix Media Wool & Cashmere Sweater $368 // I’m always up for trying new styles, and this sweater is definitely creative, but it’s not for me. Plus $$$. For size reference, this is a medium.
Nordstrom Signature Crewneck Cashmere Sweater $199 // This one is certainly interesting! For one thing, Nordstrom Signature cashmere is DIVINE. Not all cashmere is created equal, and when you get into this price range, you can really see and feel the difference. I also love the funky asymmetrical step hem, but I’m undecided on the contrasting colored sleeves. I do like the colors, though. While I don’t usually love a crew neckline, this one isn’t as high as some.
For size reference, this is a medium, and I usually take a small. It’s definitely roomy, but I think it’s supposed to fit that way.
verdict: I really want to keep this because it’s different, but the price is up there, so I’m undecided… What would you do?
Something Navy Camilla Booties $149.95 // These are certainly interesting! Something Navy is a NYC fashion blog, and she has a collection at Nordstrom. What I like about these is they’re super easy to style. You pull them on over your skinnies and go, or they fit under the cropped straight trend — which is how she styles them on the website. You can wear socks, they’re comfortable and easy to walk in, and the leather allows you to wear them in inclement weather. I like them, but I’m not sure how often I’d wear them. They’re TTS, or size up if in between.
7 For All Mankind b(air) The Ankle Raw Hem High Waist Skinny Jeans $160.65 // I’m a fan of this brand and their b(air) fabric, and I sort of like this lighter wash. I like the raw hem too, and they’re comfortable and fit well. The lighter washes are trending, so these are definitely a good pair to add to your closet if you don’t have something like this already. These are a 29, for reference. That is my usual size in this brand.
verdict: undecided; I don’t really need them, but I like them!
Theory Bell-Sleeve Mock-Neck Cashmere Sweater $150 // This sweater is one I actually ordered because I’ve been wanting a couple of dressier sweaters for when I want a more refined look. All of mine are very casual at the moment.
This sweater retails for $335, and I snapped it up for $140 at Bloomingdale’s a couple weeks ago. The best price I can find on it now is at Neimans for $150, which is still a great price for this brand. The quality is amazing — everything you’d expect for a Theory sweater. I love the sleeves, the neckline, the snug fit. I just wish it didn’t have those blasted drop shoulders.
I wasn’t sure I was going to keep it, as I felt I was settling slightly b/c of the shoulder issue, but then when I was getting dressed to go to lunch with Paul yesterday, it suddenly seemed like the perfect thing to wear, so I took the tags off and wore it with black jeans and booties.
For size reference, I have the small. It did occur to me that I maybe should try the medium first, but I think it’s supposed to be a body-con fit, and most of my sweaters are boxy, so this is nice for a change.
verdict: keeping, obvi.
Vince Camuto Bristol Boot $149.95 // These are fun and different, and I love the grey color. They’re also quite comfortable to walk in. I think they might be keepers!
ATM Anthony Thomas Melillo Cashmere V-Neck Sweater $350 // I was drawn to this sweater on the Bloomies website, but it doesn’t look as special in person. I mean, it’s great quality, but there’s something about it that’s just too ordinary for the price… and at that price, it would pretty much need to come with a live-in housekeeper. Ha! I was more curious about it than anything, but it’s going back. For size reference, this is the small.
Frame Le High Ankle Skinny Jeans $199 // These classic cropped skinnies have a great wash, and they’re very comfortable. I’m not loving the 27″ inseam, though. I prefer 28 or 29. they’re great jeans, though, and if you’re shorter than my 5’5″, you might like them. For size reference, these are the 29.
AG Harper Slim Straight Leg Jeans in Smitten $151.30 // Finally, the two pairs of AG straight leg jeans I’ve been waiting for! If you recall, I tried this style in a size 29, and they were too big, but I liked them so I re-ordered in 28.
The first thing I noticed in these pictures is the pockets are quite large. Usually I loooove the pockets on AG jeans, and they’re typically on the smaller side. So I’m not sure what’s up with that. I guess it’s not a deal breaker, though.
These have a 33″ inseam; 13″ leg opening; 9 1/2″ front rise. I like the higher rise, they’re comfortable, and I like the silhouette they create. The 33″ inseam is too long for me, even with heels, so they would require hemming. The classic dark wash is flattering, but I don’t love the contrasting stitching.
AG Harper Straight Leg Jeans in Audacious $178 // First off, I like this wash and the less conspicuous stitching better. The fit is just as good, but again, they would need hemming.
Also, worth nothing, these have a different fabric content than the Harper above. The Smitten wash is 98% cotton, and these are a blend of viscose, cotton, polyester, and elastane. I’ve had AG jeans in both types of fabric, and the fit and shape retention is the same. I just find this material is a little dressier, and I like that for this style of jean.
verdict: keeping and hemming
STYLE TIP: When hemming jeans, find a tailor that knows how to retain the original hem. It costs a little more, but it’s so worth it. Nordstrom will do it for you, or sometimes a dry cleaner knows what to do, but be careful there. It’s best to get a referral from someone you know and trust.
also wearing: Sam Edelman Hazel Leopard Calf Hair Pumps
J.Crew colorblock turtleneck sweater in supersoft yarn // I cannot believe this sweater is still stocked. I saw it a week ago or more, and I wanted to order it, but it said it wouldn’t be delivered until after Christmas, so I opted for store pickup, but it turned out that was a ship-to-store situation, and it wasn’t available until yesterday.
Conveniently, I was already going to be at the mall for a Nordstrom store pickup, so I ran in to J.Crew and got it. It was crowded, but they had 4 or 5 registers going, and the line moved quickly.
I came home and put it on and wore it the rest of the day. I love it every bit as much as I thought I would. The color blocking is fun and flattering, it’s soft and cozy, and up to 40% off with code MOREISMORE. I’m wearing a size small, for reference.
verdict: keeping, duh.
Marc Fisher Izzie Genuine Shearling Lace-Up Boot // I wanted to love these, but they’re meh. The sole is very stiff and heavy, and even the shape of the boot isn’t as cute on as I’d hoped. They’re going back.
verdict: going back
also wearing: AG The Legging Ripped Ankle Skinny Jeans
And that’s a wrap! I always enjoy hearing your thoughts on these posts, so feel free to chime in. I know a lot of these items are on the spendier side, so I will definitely try go find some more variety of price point for my next try-on sesh… which will most likely be in 2019!!! Crazy, that.
Have a fantastic weekend!
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