I have a very small dressing room diaries for you today. To be honest, I spent most of this shopping trip, trying on workout clothes. I’ve decided to commit myself to Pilates and my daughter
insisted suggested I needed to update my workout clothes. She’s right. They are sort of old and after hitting Athleta, Lululemon, and Nordstrom, I realize there are also seriously out of date. It was a wholly discouraging experience. Those photos are not here and you’re welcome:)
If you’re new here, dressing room diaries is when I go into stores and try clothes on so you can see how they look on a woman larger than a size zero who is older than 25. For reference, I’m 5’4″, weigh 147lbs, have wide shoulders and straight hips. I have a long torso and short legs.
I stopped into Talbots where everything is on sale. I started with this tinsel dot sweater. It comes in 3 colors but I was only interesting is this ivory and silver one.
It’s available in petite, regular, plus and plus petite. I’m wearing a medium in regular and could have also worn the large petite. These slim ankle jeans are a petite 10, which is one size too large for me. I love this neutral shade for winter. It’s not white or cream but coordinates with both.
I’m loving everything faux fur this season so I couldn’t resist this poncho. It comes in black or this ivory in XS/S and M/L. I’m wearing the M/L and needed the smaller one. So fun to toss over everything and feel sort of luxe.
Blackwatch Plaid is everywhere this time of year and Talbots makes one of the nicest. Here it is in Talbots classic, Hampshire pants which you saw me wear in ivory here. They fit beautifully and are a timeless style. I’m wearing an 8 petite which is a bit too loose on me. Even though I am only 5’4″, I prefer this style in a 6 regular and then I hem up an inch.
The black sweater is the cashmere Sabrina in a small petite which is way too small on me. It has a beautiful portrait collar and is tunic length. Based on how this fits me, I would wear a medium in regular. It comes in 7 colors in petite, regular, plus, and plus petite. The white spots you see on the sweater are flecks in the mirror.
I tossed this merino sweater blazer on top because the greens coordinate. J.Crew makes some great sweater blazers but they’re all on the longer side than this.
These are Talbots velveteen pants. They have classic 5 pocket styling so I put them in the same category as dressed up jeans. I’m wearing a 6 regular with the hem folded under. I prefer the fit of regular for me and if the legs shrink in the wash, they’re perfect.
This classic cotton shirt has a whimsical polar bear print which is fun for this time of year. I’m wearing a large petite and like the looseness so I can tie it at my waist. I guess these few extra pounds have moved me from a petite medium to a petite large…good to know.
Here are the velveteen jeans with the tinsel dot sweater.
And then I popped the same poncho over as above. I love buying things I can mix and match for different looks.
Do you shop like that?
Are you a fan of capsule wardrobe dressing?
Thanks for reading ladies and be sure to wear what makes you feel confident