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Try On Sesh + What I Wore

I did a quick poll on Instagram yesterday and asked if people would rather see a Try On post today or What I Wore, and 85% requested Try Ons, which I found interesting! Of course, I post what I wear each day on Instagram, so maybe they feel like they’ve already seen that — or know where to find it. (FYI, you can always check out my IG looks in The Shop — click the Shop My Instagram tab — or by clicking the Shop My Instagram image on the sidebar.)

Anyway, after all that, I decided, why choose??? So I’m sharing my latest try ons, and then I’m going to post pictures of what I wore over the past week or so along with links to where you can shop the looks on my ShopStyle page.

Fall Outfit Inspiration: Try Ons + What I Wore This Week

Try Ons 11.03.18

I’ve been ordering a lot of things to try out for 20 Days of Winter Fashion — my style series where I share a new winter outfit every weekday during the month of November. Most didn’t make the cut, but I decided to show them all — the good, the bad, and the ugly… because sometimes things that don’t work for me might work for someone else, and I think it’s helpful to see what doesn’t work and why.

All details are below the pictures.

Amazon Finds

I recently placed an Amazon Prime Wardrobe order — this is similar to Trunk Club, except you pick the pieces you get. You basically get a box of clothing and accessory items to try for a 7 day period at no cost to you. You send back what you don’t want, and you get charged for what you keep.

French Connection Ella Sweater // This sweater is super cute and on trend, I love the relaxed styling without the super long length. The popcorn knit adds texture to your outfit, the side slits and back zipper are fun details, and it also comes in cream. This is a great sweater for casual holiday gatherings. It runs TTS; I’m wearing a small. #keeper

Dolce Vita Women’s Jenna Boot // I’m a HUGE fan of Dolce Vita boots, and for some reason I don’t have a good brown bootie this year. These have the Western styling that is so on trend right now, they’re very comfortable to slip on and off, and the block heel is practical and walkable. Definitely keeping these. They run TTS; I’m in my usual 8.

Also shown: AG legging ankle jeans (my holy grail denim #nuffsaid) and Gorjana crescent pendant

J. Crew Mercantile Women’s Quilted Field Jacket // This quilted field jacket with the gold hardware is machine washable, making it a great go-to fall jacket for this transition season. I’m wearing the small, and it just fits. You may want to size up if you plan to wear it over bulky sweaters.

Also shown: French Connection Ella SweaterDolce Vita Women’s Jenna Boots, AG legging ankle jeans

French Connection Millie Sweater // This sweater is really cute if you like the cropped, boxy styles. It would probably look great with straight cropped jeans, or high rise skinnies. I like the ribbed knit and the boat neckline and blouson sleeves, but it’s too wide and boxy for my short-waisted, busty figure. Wow, that really paints a flattering picture, haha!

Also shown: Dolce Vita Women’s Jenna Boots, AG legging ankle jeans

ISO The Perfect Sweater Dress

I love a good sweater dress, but I’ve been having a hard time finding on this year that is worth featuring. I’ve ordered and returned probably a half dozen.

Michael Kors Bandana-Print Sheath Dress // This bandana print sheath sweater dress from Lord & Taylor is really fun if you don’t mind a body-con fit. The contrasting neck, cuffs, and hem add a fun detail and bring in the black shoes. It runs small; I’m wearing a medium, and I think I’d be more comfortable in a large.

Also shown: Vince Alora Mules

Madewell Boat Neck Button Shoulder Sweater Dress  // I also ordered this Madewell sweater dress from Nordstrom. I really wanted to love this — the material is gorgeous, the color is such a great neutral, and it fits great, but with the button detail and the drop shoulders, I felt like it added extra volume where I don’t need it, and I couldn’t figure out a good footwear option, so it’s going back. This dress would be really cute on someone smaller up top with narrower shoulders. It’s TTS; I’m in the small.

Also shown: Sam Edelman boots (last season)

Lark & Ro Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater Dress // This one came in my Amazon Prime Wardrobe order, and it pretty much checks all the boxes — I love the mock neck with button shoulder details, and the blouson sleeves with high ribbed cuffs are on trend. It has some structure without being clingy, and I feel like it’s more flattering than the oatmeal dress above, even though the styling is similar. I also feel like black is easier to pair with boots, and I like the length better. (I’m 5’5″ for reference.)

I threw it on with these mules, but I can also see it with black or grey OTK boots, or it would be cute with the tan to-the-knee boots I’m wearing above. It’s true to size; I’m wearing the small.

Also shown: Vince Alora Mules

Sweater Weather

Obey Eleanor Rib Knit Sweater // This sweater is really cute, and I like the details, but it’s too cropped for my liking. Buy this for your daughter or granddaughter! It’s TTS;I’m in the small.

Also shown: Dolce Vita Women’s Jenna Boots, AG legging ankle jeans

Gibson x Living in Yellow Judy Plush Fleece Pullover // I had high hopes for this pullover, and I like the length and the shape, but the sleeves were too short for me, so I couldn’t use the thumbholes. It also wasn’t as soft inside as it is outside. Still, it’s a cute fit, and I love the funnel neck with button placket. It’s TTS, or you could size up for a looser fit. I’m in the small.

Also shown: Dolce Vita Women’s Jenna Boots, AG legging ankle jeans

1988 Dot Roll Neck Sweater // I ordered this J.Crew sweater from Nordstrom. I have the yellow rollneck sweater that I love, but this one didn’t quite do it for me. I’m not sure if it’s the print or if it’s cut differently or what, but it’s going back. I’m wearing the small, for reference.

Also shown: AG legging ankle jeansJ.Crew smoking slippers

Caslon Cowl Hood Pullover // Sorry for so many pictures of this tunic, but I wanted to show it untucked and front-tucked. I like it both ways. It’s long, but it has a great drape, so it doesn’t hide your figure as some tunics can do. It is sooooo soft and cozy, but on the thinner side. If you’re cold-natured, you may want a layer underneath. It comes in 4 or 5 really pretty colors, AND it’s 40% off! #keeper

Also shown: AG legging ankle jeansJ.Crew smoking slippers

Sanctuary Knit Turtleneck Pullover // This sweater is cute, and I really like the color going into holiday season, but it’s kind of short and wide for my figure. It’s not scratchy, but it’s not really soft either. I’m undecided on this one. For reference, I’m in the small.

Also shown: AG legging ankle jeansJ.Crew smoking slippers

BP. Button Shoulder Stripe Sweater // Another cute sweater that’s too short and boxy for my liking. I’m also not thrilled with the quality. #pass

Work Wear

LOFT Trousers in Custom Stretch in Marisa Fit // I can’t even believe I’m saying this, but I love these pants. I have such a hard time finding trousers that I like on me, but I’ve learned that the ankle length styles do NOT work for whatever reason. It may not be considered fashion-forward at the moment, but these full-length trousers are perfection — at least on my short-waisted hourglass 5’5″ figure. If I worked in an office, I would buy these in every color available. They’re TTS (I’m wearing a 6), and the length is perfect for me in these 3-3/4 heels.

Also shown: similar v-neck sweater, Sam Edelman Hazel pumps

Straight Ankle Jeans

Okay, I ordered 3 pairs of straight jeans to try, and they’re all an ankle length, which is what seems to be trending. You guys, I’m trying, but I just can’t quite get on board with this trend. #skinnyjeansforever

7 For All Mankind Edie Cutoff Straight Jeans in Muse // This first pair is a higher rise, light wash jean with a raw hem by 7 For All Mankind. They’re a size 29, and they’re pretty snug in the waist. I don’t hate them, but I don’t love this outfit. Also, the rear view isn’t great on these jeans, so they’re going back.

Also shown: RD Style Cowlneck SweaterDolce Vita Coltyn Snakeskin-Embossed Leather Booties

DL1961 Mara Instasculpt Ankle Straight Jeans in Ravine // This pair is also a size 29, and it fits well. The rise is slightly lower than the 7FAM, and it’s more of a mid-wash with some light distressing and a frayed hem. The frayed hem is different than raw. A raw hem is basically cut. The frayed hem is cut and then frayed and sewn so it doesn’t keep fraying. I feel like it looks kind of cheesy, to be honest. I prefer a raw hem. I do like this wash, though, and they fit well and pass the rear view test. I’m undecided on these.

Also shown: RD Style Cowlneck Sweater, Michael Kors leopard mules (last season)

AG Prima Ankle Straight Jeans in Montage // This pair is a darker wash by AG with a lower rise. I ordered the size 28 and the 29, and I’m more comfortable in the 29. I want to like these, but I’m not sure they’re as flattering as my other AG jeans, and they’re not as comfortable either. I tried them with both loafers and booties to show you both ways, but neither gets me excited.

Verdict: I think the only way I’m going to like a straight leg jean is if I go with a full length as opposed to ankle. The ankle length just cuts me off at an awkward place. I need to try some more before I decide if I’m in on this trend or not. Meanwhile, I’m going to keep waring my skinnies. #sorrynotsorry

Also shown: similar v-neck sweater, Vince Camuto Thelmin Bootie

What I Wore 11.03.18

All details are below the pictures.

I threw this on to host friends at our house last Saturday night. This sweater also appeared in Monday’s blog post. DETAILS HERE.

I recently bought these super soft pants, and I love throwing them on after dinner while we’re hanging out and watching TV. I rarely run around town in loungewear — like never — but I did wear this to the nail salon on Tuesday because the pants are so easy to pull up for my pedicure, and then I ended up wearing them this to the grocery store. #ooops DETAILS HERE.

This was an outfit from last week. I have no idea what I was doing that day, but probably more of the same — errands, chauffeuring kids around, and working from home. DETAILS HERE.

This was Sunday’s church outfit, and afterwards I switched into leopard flats to go visit the in-laws. DETAILS HERE.

I wore this on Tuesday to run around town after a morning photo shoot and also for my Facebook Live. DETAILS HERE.

This was Halloween, and while it was a warm day, I thought it would get cold that night when the sun went down. I knew I’d be hanging out outside with our neighbors, so I put on this scarf, but I didn’t need it. I ended up wearing my black quilted vest instead. DETAILS HERE.

I wore this outfit to get my hair cut on Thursday. It was 70 degrees, so I wanted a layer I could take off if I got too warm. DETAILS HERE.

We went out to dinner with friends on Thursday night, and I put this on. Most of what I’m wearing is old so I linked up similar items. DETAILS HERE.

And I wore this yesterday to run some errands and work from home. This sweater is 40% off this weekend with code BOO. DETAILS HERE.

So that’s it! That’s all I’ve got. I hope it’s helpful or entertaining… or something! If you’re still reading it must have been one or the other.

What are you looking for this fall/winter? What do you need to complete your wardrobe? Are you thinking about holiday outfits yet? Let me know so I know where to focus my future Try On posts.

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67 thoughts on “Try On Sesh + What I Wore

  1. Hi Jo-Lynne, fun post.  One detail that would be really helpful to me is showing where the rise hits your waist.  Just pointing to it, I don’t expect you to pull up your tops. ; )      I know you like the lower rise and I do not.  However, many pants are too high to tuck tops into.  So, knowing the rise is very helpful.  Thanks and have a great time at Homecoming!

  2. I like a lot of these! With Amazon prime, where do you start? Because I’m plus, I can’t use your suggestions, and there’s sooooo much. Also, how do you pick what you need in your personal wardrobe? I’ve lost 18 pounds and still going so I’m starting to feel like everything is a little big and frumpy.

    1. It is seriously overwhelming. I try to order brands I’m familiar with, and then that Lark & Ro has been a good find, but I was willing to try it b/c one of their sweaters was on Oprah’s Favorite Things, so I figured it might be good.

      As for my personal wardrobe, I pick things I a) love and feel excited about and b) that help complete an outfit or fill a “hole” in my closet.

  3. Jo-Lynne, 
    As always you look pretty in all the outfits. I think the straight jeans look nice but I understand not feeling comfortable in something so no go on that situation.  Question: I too am somewhat busty short waisted and 5’3. I wear a 10 pants. I am pearish shaped. Somewhat hourglass. I am unsure about these cropped sweaters. I like them. I also like the full length straight cut jeans. Would crop sweaters not be flattering on my type? Would the crop top be too boxy with the straight full length jeans? Thanks! As usual so much good info! 

    1. I think they can work well on women who are shorter, and also to balance out a pear shape, as long as it doesn’t create a boxy shape… I’m not really sure what body type they flatter, honestly. I guess I’m still figuring it out too. 🙂

  4. Loved your ‘try on’ Sesh! As far as the ankle jeans/pants…..I love them BUT…..I DO NOT wear boots with them! I think that’s why you’re not ‘getting into’ the look. IMHO, I think the ankle jeans/pants should be worn with flats, which I do. Much more becoming. If you haven’t sent them all back yet, you might try them with your TB flats or some other ones you like and see what you think. I wear my boots with my skinny jeans, etc but NOT with the the straight leg ankle jeans/pants.

    1. Sondra- I agree with you on the ankle jeans/pants. I wear mine with TB flats, flat sandals, or a low wedge sandal and I think they look cute. A boot with them makes me look dorky. 😄  

    2. I agree, i think there needs to be a gap between the shoe and the bottom of the straight leg pants. I think tall or sock booties look ridiculous with crop pants going over them just a little bit. I wear my straight cropped jeans with sneakers, sandals, and low booties

  5. The Michael Kors dress is beautiful on you!  I know you said you thought it was too body-con, but I think it shows your shape nicely without looking trashy. 

  6. Scary that you all to go in the basement during that storm but glad you are all safe. We don’t have basements in South Texas so we have to go in our bathroom that doesn’t have windows during a tornado watch or warning. So I’m not feeling the shorter sweaters and I should be glad they are back in style since I’m petite but I prefer a longer sweater or tunic in the winter. And I agree with you on the straight leg jeans. The crop look much better but I think you have to be tall to wear them or they just look like jeans that are too short. It’s an odd length 🤔

  7. I love every sweater posted! How do you decide what to keep? I’m afraid I would want them all. 
    I can’t get on-board the cropped pants either. I love them on others but not on myself. Keep styling what look good and feels right for you. That’s why we follow you faithfully.
    Love those Loft pants on you. Those are the best fitting trousers you have ever tried. Buy them in black, too.Please! 

  8. Try ons are such a fun and helpful read for me, so I’m not surprised by the poll at all. I’m loving those booties! I actually have a similar colored pair by that same brand sitting in my cart right now. They have a lower shaft and heel which is pretty much all I’m gravitating toward these days. They’re on sale, so I’m trying to hold out until BF. Hoping the stock holds steady, lol 🤞.

    I’ve had an Amazon prime wardrobe started for about a month now, but the pieces keep fluctuating in price and stock before I can finish it. Clothes/shoe shopping can be intimidating on there unless you know exactly what you’re looking for! There is just sooo much.

    1. I do hate how they’re prices fluctuate – even among sizes in the same piece. I usually look for brands I know I like, but you do have to know what a good price for them is.

  9. Fun try-on! I really love these posts (I know, I say that every time 🙂 ). What is going on with the cropped sweaters and tops these days?!? I guess it is due to the renewed popularity of high-rise jeans but come on! Cropped isn’t flattering on 95% of the population. Ugh. I was shopping with my 15 year old daughter last week and even she hates the cropped look. I don’t have to have a tunic length but even the red French Connection sweater is a little short for me, although it looks terrific on you. Since I don’t have a flat tummy, front tucked and/or cropped just seem to highlight one of my figure flaws.

    As for the straight ankle jeans, I think both the second and third pair look really nice on you. I like the color and distressing on the second pair and the dark color of the third one is nice too. I don’t think I can get on board with wearing them with boots though. The third pair looks significantly better with boots than the first pair does (maybe because the boots are darker and don’t stand out so much?) but I think the mules are much better all the way around. I think I have one pair of frayed jeans and I get what you’re saying about looking cheesy. But I do like the frayed thing enough to wear them some. I kind of feel like the fraying gives them a summery feel but I don’t know exactly why I think that.

    And lastly, the sweater dresses! I feel your pain. I’ve sent several back this year too. I really love the whole feel of the oatmeal colored one with the brown boots. It looks so cozy like you should be sipping coffee by a roaring fire. 🙂 But I do see what you mean about the buttons and the puffy sleeves. The black one is a good compromise but I really love that oatmeal color on you.

    1. I do love that oatmeal color, just not sure I have the right boots for it. I don’t love those caramel colored ones with it. They’re too yellow, and it has very cool oatmeal-grey tones.

  10. I REALLY ENJOYED this post!  I hope you will do it again.  Before I forget, if y’all don’t have a generator, it is something that y’all should invest in.  We are also on a well, so when we lose power, the toilets, etc., won’t work for long.  However, now that we have a good generator, we will not be without water again.  We had a nice wooden box with ventilation, a lid that opens, easy access, etc., built around ours, so it’s always on the ready.  I will post a picture of it, so Paul can have another project to do.  I know y’all will enjoy the game today.  It’s great that your parents will get to see David in his element. 

    1. We’ve been pricing out generators. Just not sure how often we’ll actually need it. Of course… you know how that goes, if we decide to wait and see, we’ll end up in dire straits and wishing we’d one it.

      1. We bought ours at Harbor Freight.  Yes, the stronger ones are expensive.  We haven’t needed this one yet, but knowing we have it is a very comforting feeling.  I never want to be without water/the toilets  again.

  11. I love seeing try-ons AND what you wear, but if I had to choose, I’d pick try-ons too. I feel like you’re really good at sourcing pieces and it’s one of the main reasons I stop by your blog every day (although it’s also super dangerous from a financial perspective, LOL.) Enjoy the weekend!

  12. I absolutely love all the try ons, except your right about the straight cropped jeans, I think definitely longer will look much better on you! I can’t wear cropped straight jeans either do to being cut off and I am 5’5. I am still searching for high rise skinny jeans in black! Have a blessed day! I need to get shopping 🛍before everything is gone!! 😊

  13. LOVE those Loft trousers on you! I never would have given them a second look based on the model photos, but seeing on them on you would make me order them if I ever dressed up that much. I also like the Michael Kors sweater dress on you but wonder if sizing up one more would work, or would it just look oversize?? Pretty, just more body con than I would be comfortable with. Last, IMO the straight cropped jeans look best with an exposed ankle– preferably a heel, either low or high. That being said, I don’t think that cut will work for most women unless they go out a lot or can get away with that look at work. I’ll stick with my skinnies & longer straights 🙂

    1. Not sure about the dress… I guess I should try and see. And interesting perspective on the straight cropped jean… I’m inclined to agree, but I’m still experimenting.

  14. I like the dark AG straight jeans with the black top and dark red boots. That outfit looks really good on you and fashion forward and really shows off those fab boots. The same jeans don’t look as good with the loafers and the boxier sweater. I think the straight leg jeans can look a little boxy and a fitted top looks better, and with the ankle length, the boots look best as they give you a longer leg line (and the heel probably helps too).

    1. Hm, good point about boxy sweater on top of straight ankle jeans, although I thought that was sort of the trending look… not to say that the trending looks are always flattering, just trying to figure it all out! 🙂

  15. I’m a straight leg jean girl and have a few slim or skinny leg jeans but just never really got on board with that. While I love straight leg jeans (all regular length) I just don’t line the straight leg cropped jeans.  They just don’t look right to me – like high waters.   Lol.  

    Not feeling the shorter boxy sweaters either….

    You tried on lots of stuff – wow!  So much to choose from.  😊 

    Have a great weekend!  

  16. Hi Jo-Lynne!  Thanks for doing another post like this!  I love this kind of post- it’s my favorite kind.  It’s so much more “real” than the perfect photo shoot featuring an outfit that is perfect for your body type.  I would assume that the majority of us readers are all different kinds of body types and this is so much more helpful!  Thanks to following your blog, I really feel like I am trying so many more “trends” than I would have if left on my own!  I also feel like I know what “trends” to look for when I am out and about shopping on my own.  

    Off to NYC next week and thanks to you, I know that I now need a pair of “cool” gray booties to go with several “cool” gray tops that my current “warm” gray booties do not match.  I knew in my head that the colors were not jiving, and thanks to following you for the last couple of years, it dawned on me that the problem was with the “warmth” of my gray booties.  I need the “warm” gray booties for other outfits, so I now have a shopping mission next week!  

    Have a great time at your son’s college Homecoming today!  🙂 

    1. I’d like to say I’m going to try to do these every week, but we’ll see. Maybe every other. Cassie at Hi Sugarplum does it almost every week, and she tries A LOT of things. I always get exhausted reading her posts. LOL!

      So glad I could solve the neutrals issue for you!

  17. What a fun try on session!! The teal ISO sweater dress is gorgeous on you!!😍 Its a keeper! Thats your color for sure.

    I usually wear slip on sneakers or flats with my straight leg jeans and it seems more flattering than booties. Thanks for all your hard work!! Have a fab time at Homecoming. Enjoy your visit with your parents.

    1. Thanks! It is a pretty dress, just not sure I’d have anywhere to wear a dress that tight. It’s a little much for church, and I almost always wear jeans when we go out to dinner, but I suppose there’s no reason why I couldn’t throw on a dress.

  18. I love the ankle length look but find them to leave me feeling way too cold now that it’s fall/winter. I haven’t seen this complaint from anyone else. Is it just me???

    1. No, its not just you! I guess it depends on where you live and how cool it is already. I need to wear socks if its colder than 60 F/ 15 C.

    2. I think it depends on your area of the country. Yes, I will have to start figuring out a sock solution, or just go back to my skinnies with tall boots. I don’t like to freeze in the winter.

  19. I enjoy these types of posts! Since I’m not on Instagram, it gives me a chance to easily catch your outfits. The try-on sessions are always good too. I think the straight leg jeans look good on you but I get that they are not your comfort zone. I personally like them better on myself but do struggle with the shoe issue. I think the cropped ones I have look cute with slip-on sneakers and sandals or even casual loafers. But as the weather cools off, I want a bit more coverage on my feet. And I love ankle boots but have an old fear (from the teen years) of it looking as if I’m wearing pants that are too short!  It’s hard being a woman. (#FirstWorldProblems)

  20. I love these try on sessions… 🤗. I totally agree with your keepers. I’m not a fan of short sweaters as I feel like I’m always pulling something up or down lol. I’m also about the skinny jeans although If I picked a favorite of the ones you styled definitely the last outfit with the red boots. I’m still looking for some ideas for Christmas/ New Years outfits.. it’s usually a nice top or sweater that pairs with jeans everything seems a lot more casual these days.. but I still want to look festive and done up. I think I’m going to start decorating my interior railing for Christmas it takes a while…

  21. Hi Jo-Lynne! You look so cute in these! And I enjoy seeing the various things that you try on. Would you consider trying on or styling some ponchos this winter? Thanks!!! Have a nice weekend, Karen

  22. Just wanted to let you know that you looked like a million bucks in the workwear outfit. That’s definitely a great look for you, and I thought so the last time you tried a similar outfit.  Just thought you’d like some feedback!

    1. Thanks, Patt! When that style of pant was more “in style” I used to wear them to church all the time with similar sweaters to that one. I definitely feel good in that silhouette, but it sort of seems boring to me now, not exactly dated, just very conservative. I need to experiment with jewelry and a fitted jacket.

  23. Hi there – I’m wondering about the Jenna boot – would you cuff your skinnies with this boot?  I see you have them over the shaft in front but sort of ‘inside’ in the back – I know you were just doing try ons so this wasn’t really your ‘finished’ look.

    ps – I LOVE the way you styled the AG straight jeans with the red boot.  But I agree if the jeans aren’t comfortable they might not be worth keeping.  Plus that particular look is FAB, but it seems like it’s not the most versatile.

    Cheers!

    1. I was thinking I would wear them like this, but I will try cuffing to see. With the higher shaft, if I cuff, that may shorten the line of the leg too much. I’m not sure. I feel like the cuffing over ankle boots is beginning to look a little bit passé. What do you all think?

      1. You may be right about the shaft height and a cuff cutting off the leg at a less than ideal spot.  Now that you mention it, I don’t notice a lot of cuffing (though still some).  I would still do it, if it was looked best with regard to denim length/shaft height and if it didn’t cut the leg off awkwardly, like you mentioned.  Wearing them as you tried in the photos really does look ok, I just feel like it’s possible that you might have to fuss with them a lot throughout the day to get them to stay that way?

        1. Yeah, they seemed to fall that way naturally, so I think they would stay or at least look okay even if they aren’t perfect. I’m noticing more and more, girls just letting their skinnies fall into their boots even if they look a little bunchy. It’s a delicate balance between looking sloppy and looking effortlessly chic.

  24. Some great things here.  So many great looks on you. Love the LOFT trousers on you. I’m tired of everything being ankle length and all the retailers saying how flattering they are on everyone. Not to be too picky but I don’t love the black turtleneck sweater dress. Maybe it’s the photo but I feel like your head is floating on top of the dress so it’s not as flattering as a more cowl neck turtleneck. It makes you look very top heavy and then with the bare legs, too much contrast.  Just my opinion. 

    1. I’m not totally decided on them, I thought I liked them… but I can’t get excited over them either. Partly b/c they weren’t as comfortable as I was hoping, being that they’re AG.

  25. Love the loft pants on you. You look very classy. The straight jeans are good when they are not cropped. The green Caslon sweater is a winner.

  26. Loved this post!  I know that you *shouldn’t* look good in the cropped boxy sweaters given your figure, but I loved several of those sweaters on you (the first white one, the bright red one and the dotted one).  Maybe the pictures were deceptive, but I thought you looked adorable.  Some of it is the color (in particular the winter white and the bright red – wish I could carry those off like you do), but I also felt like the styles were flattering.  I think the skinny jeans, which show off your figure, are a nice contrast with the boxier top.  Maybe you’re just not used to seeing yourself in that look?  Or you are convinced that you shouldn’t wear them?  I don’t know, but I liked them.  Anyway, I can see how the same could be said for the straight jeans, but I agree with you on those.  The only ones I thought were better than “meh” were the last ones with the dark wash.  I thought those might be a nice (maybe more formal?) alternative to skinnies.  I agree with several posters though that I’d like them with flats (even if those snake boots were FUN).  I liked the black sweater dress, and the work outfit (not something I need since I work from home, but I see the appeal).  I also loved the “what I wore” outfits.  I think that covers it!  Hope you’re having a great weekend.

    1. I like some boxier, shorter tops, but those were a little too wide, I think. I love this green one, for example, although I do see that it isn’t as flattering as some others. https://www.instagram.com/p/BpMtUjEA6dL/

      I think the dark wash ones have potential… I find it curious that so many prefer that style of pant with the loafers. It sort of makes sense that showing the ankle (the thinnest part of the leg) would be flattering, but I also feel like it makes the contrast where the pants end more stark. I’ve seen a lot of women style them over the taller ankle boot, and I thought that was the way to go, but maybe not.

      1. I like that green sweater, but I like the winter white and the red ones better.  I agree they are more boxy and more croppy….I think the contrast looks good with the skinnies.  But I can also see feeling like it’s not a good look (like maybe it’s too young or whatever – just that it’s “not you”).  As I think we both agree, you have to wear what feels right.  

        And don’t you want the contrast of the skinny ankle and the wider pant, so it’s clear that your legs are not actually shaped like logs?  

        1. Snort. Logs. I guess, but I have been paying attention to websites and blogs, and they’re all wearing the straight jeans over top of ankle boots, and it doesn’t look bad to me.

  27. Hi, Jo-Lynne!  I know you are a skinny pant lover, but dang, girl…the shape of those Loft pants and even those lounge pants is soooo flattering on you!

  28. I really love the outfit with the green sweater, straight leg jeans and snakeskin booties. What a great combo and I like that pair of jeans best on you out of the three you tried.

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