Happy Friday ladies. I got my hair done before my hand surgery last week and I kind of hate it. My daughter always tells me I’m impossible to please about my hair and that may have some truth to it but I choose to think of myself as
neurotic persnickety about it. So after 5 long months, I got a trim and lowlights which ended up much darker than I’m used to. It actually ended up sort of brassy which I’ve never been a fan of.
It’s almost impossible to style with my right hand out of commission so I’m going to just have to “suck it up buttercup” and get on with things.
Let’s get to the dressing room!! If you’re new here, dressing room diaries is when I go into stores and try on new merchandise so you can see how it looks on a woman older than 25 who wears a size larger than zero. For reference, I am 5’4″ tall, with wide shoulders and narrow, straight hips. My arms are long and I have a long torso. The lighting is dim so the photos are grainy but you’ll get an idea of how things look.
These Chatham ankle pants are one of my favorites at Talbots. They’re a stretch fabric with a nice polished finish without looking dressy which just fits my aesthetic. The side zip adds no extra bulk upfront which is always flattering. These are an 8 petite so they run true to size. They come in a huge array of patterns, solids, and colors each season. This V-neck top is cotton and comes in several colors. I’m wearing a large in petite which is pretty roomy so it runs true to size.
I spotted this cardigan right inside the door and can’t believe how deeply it’s discounted! It’s a fun print with lots of cheery colors and adorable for summer. I’m wearing it with the relaxed chino crops in “watermelon”. If you wanted them to look less casual your could unroll the hem. I’m wearing an 8 in petite so they run true to size.
I feel a bit like an orange popsicle in this look, in a very good way. The tank comes in tons of colors, this is coral and white. I’m wearing a medium in petite so it fits true to size. see it with soft metallic gold sandals and hoop earrings. These skimmers seem halfway between a crop and a pedal pusher. I’m wearing an 8 petite so they run true to size. This is the “sunlit coral”.
I am wearing an 8 petite in this poplin dress and would need the 10 to be able to snap it closed so I think it runs a bit small through the chest. Plus, the fabric doesn’t have the stretch of the knits so it’s comfier with a bit more room. To be honest, I might take the snap off because I don’t think you really need it. It’s also available in black which looks much dressier.
I’m wearing an 8 petite in this jersey maxi dress. The length just feels odd on me so I would opt for the regular to get some extra length.
*BTW- I’m wearing these dresses with one of my favorite pair of slip-on sneakers, which are in constant rotation this summer. I like them with tons of things but no matter how cute they are, I wouldn’t wear them with this dress. You can save 20$ on your first pair of machine washable Rothy’s with the discount code here .
This dress is a great one and done for super casual days. It has an interesting back detail which I forgot to photograph. A cotton t-shirt dress is one of those things that works for almost everything, except maybe gardening:) I’m wearing an 8 petite so it runs true to size.
I am wearing this dress backward. I didn’t notice it in the store, but when I went to grab the link I saw the description:) This just goes to show we don’t have to wear things in a cookie-cutter fashion. I love this dress and think I need to own it. I’m wearing an 8 petite which fits, even backward, so it runs true to size.
Just because we’re not going out doesn’t mean we shouldn’t enjoy pretty clothes. I know many women don’t wear dresses but they are the easiest way to get dressed. One and done is also one of the coolest ways to dress for those sweltering summer days.
What do you reach for on the hottest days?