Happy Friday ladies. I have a small dressing room diaries for you today. It’s limited because of the amount of time I could spend at the store before I headed over to pick up my grandson #priorities:). To be honest, there were so many outstanding things to try on, I will be heading back next week.
If you’re new here, welcome! DRD is when I go into a store and try on new merchandise so you can see how it looks on a woman over 25 who wears a size larger than zero. My hair gets trashed and the lighting is poor which makes the images grainy but you’ll get the idea of how things look.
For reference, I am 5’4″ and weigh 147 pounds. I have wide shoulders and straight hips with very little waist definition. I have a long torso, long arms, and a high rise. I can wear petite or regular and choose depending on the fit I’m looking for. Today I am in Talbots which carries most items in regular, petite, plus, and plus petite.
I love, love, love this cashmere sweater! It’s super soft and I’m a huge fan of polka dots. I’m wearing a petite M, which fits perfectly so it runs TTS. It’s hard to see, but the sleeves have a row of tiny buttons running along the side at the cuff. It’s also available in red with pink polka dots. I’m wearing it with the Hampshire Velvet Pants which fit like a dream! They have a higher waist, modern straight leg, and built-in stretch for comfort. I’m wearing an 8 petite which fits well, so they also run TTS.
This is their Perfect Shirt in a gold foil dot. I love this shirt and own several in various solid colors. I’m wearing an 8 regular because I have long arms and need the extra length. It does run TTS. The sweater has a slight metallic thread running through which makes it fun for the holidays. I’m wearing a medium P which fits well so it runs TTS. You can see the dot of the shirt through the sweater so I wouldn’t wear these together.
I couldn’t resist this classic blazer with the removable faux fur collar. It looks so luxe and elegant I thought it would be fun with jeans! These are the modern ankle in Ocean Wash. I’m wearing an 8 petite and quite like the length. They’ll be great with flats and booties. The cotton sweater has a nice tweed texture and button at the mock neckline. I’m wearing a medium P and it fits well so runs TTS.
These are the same straight corduroy pants I shared here. I love the fit of these pants with their nice high-rise and built-in stretch. I’m wearing an 8 petite and they run TTS. This super-soft snowflake sweater is gorgeous! It’s also really comfy and perfect for the season. I’m wearing a petite M. They show it with this diamond print skirt which looks adorable. The long sleeve cotton turtleneck under the sweater has a loose neck and is a great layering piece that runs TTS.
That white smoosh you see down the front of me is a mirror smudge. Proof of how very careful Talbots is being about sanitizing each dressing room between customers! Anywho…this is a really nice cotton-blend sweater dress with a button-up split neck. I’m wearing a medium petite which still looks longer on me than they show on the website. Sweater dresses are really growing on me and I think this would be great with tights and flats or knee boots. You can close the button’s up to create a cowl neck. I’m wearing the royal blue tweed and it also comes in this pretty frosty mint color.
And finally these leggings. I’m seldom bowled over by how perfect a garment is…but these leggings are amazing! The fabric is substantial, holds everything in place and they fit like a dream. These Soho leggings are in a different fabric that doesn’t hold a candle to these. Each Soho seems to have a different fabric blend so check the content because I am only raving about these.
Will you dress differently this holiday season?