Try-On Haul + Weekend Sale Picks

Happy weekend, friends! I’ve got a small try-on haul today, plus I rounded up some of my top weekend sale picks.

And speaking of sale picks, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Preview goes live online this Friday, 7/24!!!

In lieu of the usual print catalog, this year Nordstrom is giving everyone the ability to preview all sale items online so you have plenty of time to save your favorites to your Wish List, and you can check out faster when it’s time to shop.

I’ll be logging on bright and early Friday morning to scour the sale and pull up my top picks, and of course I will share them all with you! Be sure you’re signed up for my emails so you get notified as soon as my post goes live. I’ll also be sharing the post in my private Facebook Group.

Don’t miss my post on How to Prepare for the 2020 #NSale.

Meanwhile, here are a few things I’ve ordered recently.

Try-On Haul: Nordstrom, Old Navy & Amazon

SIZING NOTES: I’m 5’5″ and 135 pounds, with a slight hourglass shape. My usual sizes are a 6/28 in pants/jeans, a small in tops, a 6 in dresses/jumpsuits, and size 8 shoe.

Daily Ritual Fine Rib Wide-Leg Jumpsuit $33.92 Prime + Free Returns

I thought this jumpsuit looked like a fun one-and-done piece for long days working from home, and I’m really impressed with the fit and feel!

I’m wearing the small, and it’s a tad snug across the bum, but I think it’s supposed to fit this way. If I sized up, the legs would be way too wide, but I definitely need my Soma Vanishing 360 Hipsters with this.

I like the cropped length a lot, and the cut of the legs helps to offset wider hips.

You can adjust the waist to where you want it, and it stays put. I like how the top “blouses out” a bit over the waistband.

It fits nicely around the arms, the straps are wide enough to cover a regular bra, and the deep scoop neck is flattering but not so low that it sacrifices modesty. And the price is right too!

STYLE TIP: I like wearing brown shoes with a black outfit. It’s a tad unexpected, and it keeps the look a little more casual and free-spirited. A metallic would be pretty too, but a tad dressier.

I also like the barely-there styling of these sandals with the jumpsuit. They keep the look light and breezy, whereas a clunkier shoe would weigh it down.

Halogen Cap Sleeve Blouse $49

I have this top in other prints, but I thought this coral with the loose floral print was so fun for summer. It pairs beautifully with dark wash jeans, or you could wear it with navy pants for work wear.

Kut from the Kloth Lauren Straight Leg Jeans in Ability Wash $79.00 $35.55 (55% off)

These jeans aren’t new to most of you, but this is a darker wash that I really like. Unfortunately, they are mostly sold out at Nordstrom, but you may be able to snag your size.

There are more sizes on the Kut from the Kloth website, but unfortunately not on sale.

They have a really nice fit and a slim, straight cut. The inseam is 25″ so they’re definitely a crop.

I don’t think the fading is as noticeable in person as it is in these pictures, but the wash definitely has some gradient to it.

They’re true to size, or size down if in between. I’m in the 4, but they are verrrry snug in the waist.

They did stretch some as I wore them around one afternoon this week, so I’m glad I sized down, but I could probably get away with the 6 and not have as much of a muffin top.

Vince Weekend Cashmere Sweater $295.00 $89.99 (69% off)

Okay, switching gears… no, the #NSale isn’t here yet. But sometimes I snap up a winter sweater in the summertime when I see a really good deal.

I would much rather pay $89 for a Vince sweater in the off-season than full price for a Halogen cashmere sweater in October. It’s the same price, but the difference in quality is significant.

This one has a slightly slouchy fit and such a nice drape, perfect for front-tucking, and the knit is thick and soft and sublime.

Crap, crap, crap. This sold out in the sale colors.

Well, I’m showing you anyway because when sharing more expensive pieces, I often make the disclaimer, “I got it on sale…”

So when I share this sweater this winter and link to a similar one that is $295, here is proof that I got it for well under $100.

also wearing: Madewell high waist crop skinnies and similar espadrilles

Old Navy Sleeveless Ruched V-Neck Top $26.99 $15.00 + 20% Off

I had high hopes for this top from Old Navy, but it is sooooo big! The arm holes are huge. I definitely need the XS.

I really like the color palette, though, and the material is very thin and cool and comfortable without being see-through.

I would recommend a front-tuck, but definitely size down.

VERDICT: Returning, but I would like to see it in the XS.

also wearing: Madewell high waist crop skinnies and similar Nine West sandals

Old Navy Boho Tassel-Tie Top $20.00 + 20% Off

I already styled this one for yesterday’s post, but I have these pictures so I figured I’d share. This top is a great price, and it’s really cute on.

Unlike the one above, this one runs true to size, and it comes in petite and tall as well. The armholes are cut perfectly too — they don’t gape or show your bra.

And here’s a rear view… pardon my janky ponytail.

The material is thin and soft with a nice drape. Even untucked, from the side, it doesn’t look too terribly voluminous. It’s 100% viscose rayon so you’ll definitely want to line dry.

I also like it with a front tuck.

VERDICT: Keeping!

also wearing: Madewell high waist crop skinnies and similar Nine West sandals

Old Navy Mid-Rise Everyday Patterned Twill Shorts $24.99 $20 + 20% Off

I wasn’t expecting much from these shorts, as I typically find twill shorts are cut too wide for my liking, but these are actually very nice.

The rear view checks out too!

I think this floral camo print is fun, or if you prefer a more classic print, they also come in a blue gingham.

They’re made of a soft-washed cotton twill, with a bit stretch, and they have a soft poplin-lined waistband for added comfort. The inseam is 5″ and I’m wearing my usual size 6.

VERDICT: Keeping!

also wearing: Madewell Tomboy V-Neck Tank and Birkenstock Madrid sandals

And a few necklaces…

I got on a necklace buying spree this week, and I apologize in advance for the terrifying close-ups of my face. Of course, I pick the one day I did minimal makeup to take close-ups. (And yes, I’m working on that melasma… #gettingoldisfun)

Lucky Brand Gold-Tone Horn Pendant Convertible Beaded Layer Necklace $39.00 Sale $27.30 (30% off) 

Layering delicate necklaces is very much a trend right now, and I’m a huge fan of the ones that come already assembled for you.

This is one of those that you can take apart or wear them all together, and I think the colors are so pretty for summertime. It’s 14-1/2″ with a 2″ extender, so you can play around with the length to make it work with different tops.

Rachel Roy Gold-Tone Disc Two-Row Necklace $32.00 Sale $22.40 (30% off)

This one is all gold, but it has a lot of shine to it. Very pretty. It’s 18″ with a 2″ extender, so again, you can adjust the length to make it work for you.

Kendra Scott Scarlet Gold Collar Necklace In Multi $78

This one is a single strand, and it’s pricer than the other two, but it is absolutely gorgeous in person. It really catches the eye.

It has an 18″ chain, and it really isn’t designed to be adjustable, but there is a drop in the back… I didn’t manage to get a shot of that. I really like that extra detail, though.

And of course, you can layer it with other pieces if you want. Here, I layered it with two Gorjana necklaces I’ve had for a while — her Super Star necklace and this little Chloe pendant.

Weekend Sale Picks

J.Crew is doing 50% off summer’s greatest hits with code GREAT.

I’m crushing on these metallic espadrilles… the perfect go-with-everything summer wedge sandal. Beyond that, I’ll let you peruse the sale styles. There are some good basics to be had, but sizes are rather picked over at this point.

Kate Spade has select Margaux styles over 50% off with code PERFECT. I love this pale vellum color for spring and summer.

Madewell is doing an extra 40% off Sale Styles with code GIANT.

My go-to white skinnies are included, and these off-black raw hem skinnies are very similar to this pair that I got back in the spring. Such a good off-black wash.

And I’m thinking of ordering these shorts. I don’t have any black denim shorts, and I think they’d be so cute with my new P448 sneaks (a birthday gift from my mom). Remember, shipping and returns are free for Madewell Insiders.

Nordstrom is running a Summer Clearance Sale. Save an additional 25% off, for a total saving of up to 70%!

Talbots has 50% off all of their T by Talbots line this weekend. These styles are more sporty and casual than their regular line, but they’re still the same great quality.

White House Black Market is running their Semi-Annual Sale. You can save 50% off select sale styles and 60% off 3+ sale styles.

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12 Responses

  1. I also tried that blue/white stripe lightweight tank from Old Navy. I love the color and shoulder detail but even after sizing down I could not get past the horribly mismatched stripes at the side seams. I went through every single one at my local store and none were close enough that I would have been satisfied.  My mother never bought any clothing with poorly matched stripes at the seams and I still cannot get past that! 

  2. Love the two necklaces from Macy’s. This is the one accessory I often don’t think of adding, and I have some really nice necklaces.
    As always, thanks for the tips and ideas. Enjoy your weekend.

  3. Melasma. I’ve got a nasty case. It first began about 3-5 years ago and I no longer can cover it well with makeup. I use my sunscreen religiously and am due for another visit to the dermatologist to see where we go from here. I would be interested to know how you are dealing with yours.

    1. Mine is getting to be that bad as well. I’ve been doing Retin A but I am also ready to go to the next level and curious what that will be. Probably a laser of some sort.

  4. I’m just wondering what happened with your thyroid test results? Like you, I’m struggling with hypothyroidism and have for years. Every time I go on medication it causes hyperthyroid (overactive) symptoms, so the cure becomes worse than the disease. My two sisters have the same response. I’m always interested in hearing how others manage with similar issues. ❤️

    1. I never got them back. I don’t know if she forgot to order it or what, but it wasn’t on my bloodwork results. I got an email saying all looked fine, and I followed up and inquired about the thyroid levels and got no reply. Highly irritated at the moment. The super annoying thing is that she was convinced at our telemed appt that we would have some things to work on. I’m so over modern medicine at the moment. I need to find a functional medicine doctor to work with me.

  5. Loved this week’s try on session, cute pieces in every price point. Unfortunately, I don’t feel like I need any clothes right now. I am curious about the fit on the WHBM green pants/shorts. Have you ever tried them on?
    Have a great weekend!


  6. I always love your jewelry picks. Can you share the details of the ring you are wearing in the pictures where you are holding your phone?

  7. Hi! What size in the cashmere gray Vince sweater did you get? I have similar size/ build and wondered whether to get small or medium. Thanks. I enjoy your posts! You make shopping easier!

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