Happy Friday, friends! I’ve got a new try-on haul for you today. It’s a mix of late winter and early spring styles… mostly denim and sweaters, but also some yoga pants, a great little spring jacket, a jersey jumpsuit, utility pants, and more!
SIZING NOTES: I’m 5’5″ with a slight hourglass shape. I usually wear a small in tops, a 28 or 29 in jeans, and a size 8 shoe. Let me know if you have any questions about sizing, and I’m happy to help!
Transition Styles from LOFT
Tweed Open Sweater Jacket (30% off)
These pictures are actually from last year, and I noticed they brought this jacket back! It’s a nice way to dress up your jeans, or it would be great for ladies who need work wear. It definitely has Chanel vibes. It’s soft and stretchy and comfortable, and it fits true to size.
Stripe Ribbed V-Neck Cardigan (40% off)
I love the colors in this stripe cardigan, and I’m a huge fan of wearing a v-neck cardigan as a pullover. I just wish it wasn’t quite so low-cut, and it could be a little more relaxed through the body. I could size up to a medium, although then I’d definitely need a cami underneath for the sake of modesty.
The 60% cotton/40% acrylic knit is perfect for transition season, and it’s 22″ long, so definitely best with higher rise jeans.
VERDICT: I guess I’ll return it, but I might re-order in a medium and try it with a cami underneath.
Ribbed V-Neck Cardigan (40% off)
I ordered this to have a lower pried alternative to the Rails Josie Cardigan to show you. This bright Campian Pink is on trend this season, and I love the pointelle details and the contrasting buttons.
You can definitely wear this one further into spring, due to the cotton blend knit (rather than a wool blend). I can see this with white jeans or shorts when the weather starts to warm up.
I ordered the small and the medium, and the medium definitely fits better. (That’s what I’m wearing here.) I wouldn’t want it any tighter through the midsection. This confirms that I would like the stripe one above better in the medium.
Here’s how it looks unbuttoned…. I definitely don’t really care for this look. For one thing, a crewneck or scoop neck tank underneath would look better with the v-neck cardigan, but I also just don’t love the unbuttoned look at all.
Maybe if it were over a floral blouse or something, but this doesn’t look terribly modern to me.
VERDICT: Holding onto this one, for sure! My one reservation is how low-cut it is; much like the stripe one above. I might need a cami underneath, but that begs the question… what color?
V-Neck Sweater (30% off)
This is a nice classic v-neck sweater in a soft 60% acrylic/40% nylon knit. It’s 24 1/2″ inches long, so more of a classic length and fit, with a subtle blouson sleeve for a modern touch.
This bright pink is on trend this season, but here it is in a classic navy blue. It also comes in ivory and light pink.
This sweater is polished and understated, and I appreciate the set-in sleeves and modest v-neckline.
VERDICT: I’m holding onto these for now. Either one would look great with white denim this spring, and I might want to shoot something with them in Florida next month!
Stripe Crochet Textured Sweater (40% off)
I really like this one for spring! The crochet texture is a big trend this season, and it’s a really nice weight for springtime. Plus, I love a navy and white stripe for spring and summer.
This one is a similar fabric to the stripe cardigan, 60% Cotton, 40% Acrylic, and it’s 24 1/4″ long.
VERDICT: Definitely keeping this one!
Stripe Textured Raglan Sweater (30% off)
And here’s one more nice transitional sweater option! I love the color palette on this one, and yay for raglan sleeves! They definitely help downplay my broad shoulders.
This is the size small; I also ordered this one in both sizes, but I think the small works okay. I probably should try the medium just to compare, but the arms are plenty long on this one, and I like the fit through the body.
VERDICT: I may hold onto this one, and see if I need it for my Florida trip. I don’t see myself wearing these cotton blend sweaters for a while here in Philly, and there are always new ones coming out, so I don’t know if it will end up in my personal wardrobe or not. We’ll see!
Tie Waist Jumpsuit (30% off)
I’m really excited about this jumpsuit! It reminds me of the one I have from last year, and I was bummed that I can no longer link it. It’s soft and comfortable, with a really nice drape. It does feel a tad short through the body, so maybe size up if in between.
VERDICT: Keeping! I don’t really need it, as I have a similar one, but I want to take pictures in Florida, so I’ll probably end up wearing it to dinner one night while we’re there.
Late Winter Fashion from Evereve
I’ve placed a bunch of Evereve orders lately, as they seem to have more “new arrivals” this month than most retailers. I’m shopping with my Miami trip in mind, but I also picked up a few things to potentially spice up my winter wardrobe.
Some of these items are available at other retailers as well, so I’ll give you options where I can.
Penny Cable Pullover
I thought this sweater would be a nice transitional piece for spring. It’s very soft and comfortable against the skin, and a little warmer than the cotton/acrylic sweaters from LOFT so I could start wearing it now. (It’s 56% Viscose, 29% Polyester, 15% Nylon Knit; and it says it’s dry clean only, so be aware of that, if ordering.)
I love the varsity stripe motif, but with a round neck as oppose to the traditional v-neckline. It has an upscale/sporty vibe that is really nice.
I notice the models on the website are wearing it with wide leg jeans and sneakers; I like that look a lot. The way I styled it here with dark wash straight leg jeans and brown boots looks a little stale to me now. I also would not wear these earrings with it.
VERDICT: I’m undecided on this one. It’s really nice, but I want to try some other styling options. And I would probably try to hand wash and lay flat to dry.
High Rise EVER Straight Jean in Sociable
I’ve had some questions about the Evereve’s in-house denim, so I ordered this pair to try. I didn’t love the looks of it on the website, and it’s about what I expected.
It’s hard to explain, but I just don’t love the fit. It bags awkwardly at the knee, the wash is kind of blah, and the whiskering at the hip looks looks off.
Overall, I’d say they look and feel cheaper than they are. For this price, I’d rather just spend a bit more and get MOTHER or FRAME or PAIGE denim on sale.
Edwin Marli Wide Leg Jean in Atlantis
This is my attempt to dip my toe (pun totally intended) in the wide leg denim trend. These have a 32″ inseam with a 20″ leg opening and a 10 1/2″ rise.
They’re soft and comfortable, and I like the wash okay, but they’re way too long to wear with these 1 3/4″ heel Chelsea boots without having them hemmed.
Next I tried them with the Sorel Hi Line Chelsea Boots, but I still don’t care for how they buckle on top of the foot. I prefer the way they fit the model on the Evereve website.
They’re okay with this platform sandal, but they get caught under my heel when I walk.
I’m also wearing the FRAME Le Mid Rise V-Neck Tee; I like it, but it’s awfully low-cut for my taste. It’s fine in these pictures, but if I bend over, it’s more of a show than I care to provide, haha!
This pair of boots is definitely the winner of the bunch, but they’re the only boots in my closet with this high of a heel/platform combo, and I would hate to be limited to one pair of boots with these jeans.
VERDICT: Undecided. I need to play with them some more, and if I keep them, I’ll need to have them shortened by about an inch.
Citizens of Humanity Lilah High Rise Bootcut Jean in Lawless
These are a nice classic bootcut jean in a medium wash with a finished hem, and they have a 30″ inseam with a 20″ leg opening and an 11″ rise.
Since they’re shorter than most full length bootcut jeans, I took the opportunity to try them with flats… so often, ladies ask me to show bootcut jeans with flats!
I feel like this looks okay…. I still prefer them with a heel, but I think this works. I’d like to also try them with sneakers.
VERDICT: Keeping for now, will play around with them some more. My biggest concern with these is they look too much like the bootcut jeans of yore (or, you know, 2009.)
I don’t know if it’s the wash or the finished hem, or the combination thereof. We definitely wore lower rises back then, but I feel like this almost looks like I never gave up my bootcut jeans, rather than a fresh take on the look for 2023. Thoughts??
PAIGE Cindy High Rise Straight Jean in Austyn Destructed
I can’t remember why I ordered these… maybe because I feel like I wear these Mother Dazzlers pretty much all the ding-dang time, and I wanted another option? Or maybe because they’re slightly wider, and I feel like the Mother Dazzler reads more as a skinny than a straight these days…
I don’t remember exactly, but I feel like they’re a little redundant in my wardrobe. That said, I do like them. I’ve had the PAIGE Cindy a few times, and I usually end up sending them back, but I like the fit of these a lot. I just don’t know if I care for the destructed back hem. It’s a very casual vibe, which can be somewhat limiting.
They’re nice and stretchy and comfortable, with a fabric composition of 93% cotton, 5% polyester, 2% spandex. They have a 28″ inseam with a 14 1/2″ leg opening, and a 10 1/2″ rise.
They work fine with the ballet flats, but I think they’re more suited to sneakers, with the ultra casual wash and destructed details.
Here they are with my Sorel boots… again, that destructed back hem looks awkward to me.
VERDICT: I’ll probably return these; they weren’t on sale, and I don’t love them enough to keep them at full price.
Evereve Sunset Pullover
I’ve worn this sweatshirt a few times, but I couldn’t remember if I’ve included it in a try-on haul or not. I threw it on with this denim and boot combo because I thought it worked well together. (Although, I would not wear these earrings with this. They’re too dressy.)
It’s a good one – a little more leveled up than a plain sweatshirt, but still easy-going and casual. I love the sunset motif going into springtime. I can see wearing this with jean shorts on cool summer nights. I sized up to the medium for a more relaxed fit.
VERDICT: Kept it, wore it, love it!
PAIGE Jolie Weekender in Vintage Ivy Green
I’m loving these utility style pants as a spring denim alternative. They’re similar to the PAIGE Mayslie Joggers that I’ve had for a few years, but with a traditional hem. They’re the same fabric, too.
I ordered the size 29, which is what I wear in PAIGE denim these days, but I could probably size down. As I recall, the Mayslie Joggers ran big as well, and they do stretch some with wear.
VERDICT: I’d rather get these on sale, and since I want to try the 28 anyway, I think I’ll return these and hope to find them on sale later in the season.
Sweaty Betty Power 32″ Kick Flare
I’m so glad to see the return of “yoga pants” in the athleisure realm. Leggings are practical for many activities, but I love the way a flare leg balances out wider hips and larger upper bodies.
These have an amazing fit, they’re so flattering through the hips and rear. You really cannot go wrong with Sweaty Betty leggings!
And these have a drawstring cord in the hem so you can actually turn them into joggers… I didn’t even realize that when I tried them on, or I would have demonstrated that for you.
The Evereve website says they have a 32″ inseam, but the Nordstrom website lists them with a 30″ inseam, and that is more accurate. For me, they’re perfect for wearing with sneakers.
VERDICT: I think I need to keep these; they’re just too good. I’ll wear them for casual athleisure looks and travel, as an alternative to joggers.
The last few styles I have to show you are from some of my many Nordstrom orders as of late.
KUT from the Kloth Sienna High Waist Wide Leg Jeans in Negotiate
Okay, so another pair of wide leg jeans. This pair looks more like what I was looking for. I actually kind of like them… at least, I don’t hate them. I think it’s because they are somewhat fitted through the hips and they aren’t suuuper wide, but they do hang straight from hip to hem.
They also have a really nice looking wash, especially considering the price point. According to the website, these jeans have a 32″ inseam with a 19″ leg opening and a 12 1/2″ front rise, but I’m not sure about that. They are definitely shorter than the Edwin Marli that I featured above, and I don’t think the rise is that high either. I need to go back up and measure.
VERDICT: Keeping for now, I want to play around with these some more.
Eileen Fisher Boxy V-Neck Short Sleeve Sweater
I love a short-sleeve sweater for spring, and this one by Eileen Fisher is divine. I love the look and feel of the knit; it’s 68% alpaca hair, 32% organic cotton.
It has a really nice boxy, yet slouchy fit. I’m just not sure I love how it looks from the sides. I used to think boxy tops hung awkwardly from my chest, but now I think it’s actually my shoulders.
Either way, it’s probably not the most flattering top for my body type, but I still really like it.
VERDICT: I’ll probably return it and wait for a sale and then re-evaluate. It’s awfully pricey to not absolutely love it.
MOTHER The Mid Rise Dazzler Ankle in In The Blink Of An Eye
This is the Mother Dazzler that I featured in the Valentine’s Day Inspo post last week. I already know I’m a fan of this style, but I especially like this light wash, and the finished hem is a little more refined than the raw.
They’re soft and stretchy (78% cotton, 16% modal, 4% polyester, 2% elastane) and they have a 28″ inseam with a 13″ leg opening and a 10 1/2″ front rise.
The slim straight silhouette is starting to look more skinny than straight, since more relaxed styles are trending, but I’m still a fan. They work really well for my body type.
VERDICT: I did return these because they weren’t on sale, and I don’t feel like I need them right now, but I’m going to keep my eye on them. If they go on sale, I might grab them again.
MOTHER The Tomcat High-Rise Straight Jeans
I’ve tried a few versions of the MOTHER Tomcat before, but I was wearing primarily skinnies at the time, and I couldn’t get excited about them. Now that I’m adjusting to more relaxed fits, I wanted to try them again because everyone seems to love these jeans.
This is a cropped style, so they have a 26″ inseam, with a 14″ leg opening and a 10 3/4″ front rise.
By measurements, they’re very similar to the FRAME Le High Straight with the raw hem that I have from the #NSale… Which means I probably don’t need these, but it’s amazing what a difference the finished hem makes.
I also really like the classic mid-blue wash with subtle fading and whiskering, especially with sneakers. Here they are with the La Canadienne Connor Boots.
I think this works, but unfortunately they get hung up on the tab in the back.
Next, I tried them with loafers….
And with ballet flats… Of course, I wouldn’t wear them with this sweatshirt, but at least you can see that the jeans work with the shoes.
They also look good slides for summer.
VERDICT: These are really good if you’re looking for a pair of crop straight in a classic wash. I like them a lot, but I’m at the point where I have more jeans that I need, so I’m hesitant to keep them until I know if I really “need” them or not. I’m going to return these for now and keep these on my radar as we get closer to spring. If I can snag a pair on sale, it will be worth the wait!
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