Good morning! I’ve been collecting pictures and trying to get this Try-On Haul out to you for a while. Since Nordstrom is doing their 3X event right now, I really wanted to get this to you today.
This is a mix of things that have come in the mail lately, mostly from Evereve, Talbots, and Nordstrom.
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Winter Try-On Haul
SIZING NOTES: I’m 5’5″ with an hourglass shape. I usually take a 6/28 in pants/jeans, a small in tops, and size 8 shoe.
Also, I just got the new iPhone, and the camera is blowing out my pictures in a very odd way. I googled it, and evidently it’s a thing. I tried to work with them in Photoshop, but well, the color is going to look really odd in some of these. Reference the corresponding websites for more accurate colors on these items.
Caslon Funnel Neck Cotton Blend Sweater
I love this sweater so much in the charcoal, but I have a ton of charcoal sweaters, so I exchanged for this rust color — it is way more rust than it appears here.
It’s cozy and soft, with no wool content. I love the big oversized ribbed funnel neck and extra long ribbing on the sleeves. It’s supposed to be roomy, but you could certainly size down for a closer fit.
Here’s a picture in the charcoal, in case you missed that one.
Nordstrom Cashmere Essential V-Neck Sweater
Man, I’m looking rough! I got this sweater in at the last minute, and I wanted to be sure to get it into today’s try-ons, so I took these pix at the end of the day without freshening up my hair and makeup. ANYWAY, this is such a good basic cashmere sweater.
Nordstrom carries these every year and changes them up just a bit. They’re on sale at the moment, plus The Nordy Club members get 3X on orders placed this weekend.
Nordstrom Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater
This is the turtleneck version. I have it in camel and black. These sweaters run pretty true to size, or you can adjust to your preference. Some like to size up for a little more slouch.
Also, these jeans are the AGOLDE Toni, but in a new wash. I returned them because I couldn’t decide if they’re different enough from my other pair (shown above with the charcoal grey funnel neck sweater). I was hoping for a slightly darker wash.
Free People Cotton San Vicente Pullover Sweater
This is a random Macy’s purchase. I’ll be styling it for the blog this week, but I wore it one day already. If you’re looking for shorter lengths, you will like this one. I love the exposed seams and the speckled knit.
Equipment Madalene Cashmere Sweater
I have one other Equipment sweater; it’s a grey turtleneck that I scored several years ago on an end of season sale, and I absolutely love it. This v-neck caught my eye because of the details. It’s just a little more special than your basic v-neck sweater.
As expected, the quality is outstanding, and I love how they’re generous with the fabric throughout the body and in the sleeves. I also really like this shade of camel; it’s cooler than most.
However, the price is way up there, and if I’m patient, I can probably find it on sale later in the season. And even more importantly, it’s too low-cut for my personal comfort level. It doesn’t look bad in these pictures, but when I move around, it’s way too low to wear without a cami underneath, and that would ruin the gorgeous neckline, which is part of the appeal. So, sadly, it went back.
Nordstrom Signature Funnel Neck Cashmere Tunic
I’m really striking out with the camel sweaters this season. I thought this one looked really cool, and it might even get me to embrace the faux leather legging trend, but nope. The slit on the side is way too pronounced, which is a shame because oherwise, the fit is super cute…
I even like the back view. But that slit is a deal breaker, so back it went.
Ann Taylor Shimmer Belted Sweater Dress
dress (S) // pumps (old)
What is it with the v-necks being so low-cut? This dress has so much potential, but that tie at the waist and the super low v-neckline make it no bueno.
Fortunately, I didn’t totally strike out in the sweater dress department…
Talbots Pointelle Knit Shift Sweater Dress
I ordered this dress in two colors, and I ordered the small in both, and they fit totally differently. I think the rust must be a petite, but it didn’t say that on the tag. Fortunately, I like the olive color better anyway!
This one fits great. It has just enough shape through the waist to be flattering, it’s very soft and comfortable, and it doesn’t cling.
I’m not wearing a slip here, but I will when I wear it for real. I highly recommend this Commando fitted slip for wearing under sweater dresses. It’s a bit of an investment up-front but you will have it for years.
I think the black booties look too harsh with this dress, so I swapped them for a pair of pumps.
That’s a nice, classic look but then I tried these taupe knee-high boots from last season, and I like this look best of all. This would be perfect for Thanksgiving dinner, if we were going out to eat, or to someone else’s house. I’ll be cooking, so I’ll have to wear this outfit to church instead.
I know someone is going to ask me about tights, and the only thing I can think of that would work would be nude fishnet stockings. I don’t have a pair, but I’ve been meaning to get some.
Fishnet in a skin color is more stylish than plain nude pantyhose, but you could wear the regular pantyhose if you want. I know it’s supposed to be taboo, but honestly, I think you should wear them if you want to. My 18-y/o daughter wears them all the time, and she owns it. As does Kate Middleton, for that matter.
And yes, I know “nude” is not a color. When I say “nude” I just mean, wear a pair that matches your skin tone.
Evereve Everly V Neck Pullover
Okay, here’s me trying those Commando faux leather leggings again. I just don’t know… they look so weird to me. This tunic sweater, however, is super cute. It’s also a nice, soft knit and very comfortable.
I also think it works with my chain link mules.
But because I’m still not ready to embrace the faux leather leggings, I tried it with skinny jeans.
I like this look but I think a longer jean would balance out the proportions better.
525 Quarter Zip Pullover
This sweater is soft and thick, very nice quality. I like all the sailor collar, quarter zip neckline, and ribbed cuff and hem detail; and it’s a beautiful creamy ivory color, but…
It runs really big. It’s supposed to be relaxed and a little slouchy, but I think I’d like it better if I sized down.
Chaser Waffle Henley
This is that henley I styled under the shirt jacket in this post. It’s cute on its own too. I wish the curved hemline wasn’t quite so exaggerated, but it’s not a deal breaker.
Evereve sent me a holiday press package that arrived yesterday, with a bunch of goodies! I did a quick try-on before we went to dinner.
BB Dakota Nina Sparkle Dress
I absolutely love this dress for a holiday party. The ribbed sparkle knit is so festive, but it offers the comfort of a sweater dress.
Chaser Cheers Tee
How stinkin’ cute is this Cheers tee?!? I love it, and it’s such a soft knit. It’s on the thinner side, but not in a cheapie way. It’s so comfy, I could sleep in it, but I won’t!
It has nice shaping through the waist and (hallelujah!) a straight hemline, with a nice versatile 25″ length. I like it better front-tucked, even though you do lose a little bit of the writing.
I will definitely be wearing this outfit to casual holiday parties this season, or even just for everyday.
Evereve Penny Volume Sleeve Top
This is another top that’s really soft and comfy, with elevated details that make it a little more special than a basic tee.
It’s hard to see, but this top has a ribbed texture to it, and of course those lantern sleeves really make it.
Z Supply Plira Marled V Neck Tunic
Okay, last one! This is another top that is soft enough to sleep in, and it’s got such a relaxed fit, I do see it more as loungewear than streetwear, but I guess that just depends on your personal style. It would be cute with leggings or joggers, but I threw it on with these same grey cigarette leg jeans because I already had them on.
Shop Nordstrom Triple Points Event
If I had more time, I would divide this up into categories and give you some captions as to why I recommend these items, but this random roundup will have to do. Maybe I can elaborate more in them for tomorrow, but for now I’m off to spend the day with my daughter. Have a great Saturday!
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