Happy Tuesday, ladies. I hope you had a nice weekend. I took the time off from all social media to decompress but I did hit the mall which was a zoo yesterday. To be honest, I’d forgotten it was a holiday, or I would have avoided it.
If you’re new here, welcome. A dressing room diary is when I go into a store and try on new merchandise so you can see how it looks on a woman over 25. For reference, I’m 5’4″ weigh 136 lbs. I have an inverted triangle silhouette with broad shoulders, straight hips, and very few curves. I have a long torso and arms so usually wearing one size larger on top than the bottom.
The outfit below is from last week, which I forgot to share…hence the different shoes and earrings.
This lightweight top comes in 5 different colors and patterns, in petite and regular sizes 00 – 14W. I’m wearing a medium but it runs large so I suggest you size down. The shirttail hemline is a nice length, but I always like to tie them up in front to make my legs look longer. The side slits allow you to tuck or tie the front and leave the back out to cover your backside. These are the Catherine Boyfriend jeans by Kut From The Kloth. They’re a slimmer fit than many boyfriend jeans..in fact, they just seem like straight jeans to me with plenty of stretch. They come in sizes 00 – 14W. These have a 9 1/2″ rise, which they’re calling mid rise.
The print on this blouse looks like artistic brushstrokes. The colors remind me of a Monet painting. The drawstring at the neckline is adjustable so you can snug and tie or leave open as I have. It has 3/4 length sleeves with elastic at the bottom so you can slide them up or down your forearm. It’s available in regular and petite, XS -16 W. It runs true to size.
These are Nic+Zoe’s best-selling polished pull-on pants. They’re super comfy and flattering. They are a rayon blend with 4% spandex so they’ll maintain their shape no matter how long you sit in them. I love the high rise and fit of these pants. They come in petite and regular 0-14W. I’m wearing the 4 petite but would choose the 6 because they’re white, which shows everything so they run true to size.
This hammered satin blouse has a keyhole neckline with gently gathered sleeves. It comes in 5 colors, XS-XL. This is Cool Melon in XS which is too snug so it runs TTS. The long sleeves have elastic cuffs you could slide up or down.
These jeans have a very slight flare, high rise, and lots of stretch. They’re designed with Wit and Wisdom’s famous Ab-solution styling to help slim, shape, and lift in all the right places. They’re available in sizes 00-16 with a nice high rise and run true to size
This draped top comes in five colors sizes XXS-XXL and runs large. I think you would need to tack the front closed or wear a cami underneath to prevent gaping. These stretch cotton pants come in four colors sizes 00-18. They have a 26 1/2″ inseam which would be slightly cropped on anyone taller than me. I’m wearing a 6 and they’re very comfy.
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This is the classic style Vince Camuto rumpled satin blouse. It comes in 11 gorgeous colors sizes XXS to 16 W. It runs large. I’m wearing the color Passion Fruit but I came home and ordered the cool melon. They’re all so pretty, it’s hard to choose! I also own it in ivory because it’s a great little blouse to have on hand and travels like a dream.
This shift dress is made from a mix of Refibra™ lyocell and Tencel® lyocell as well as organic cotton. Honestly, it just feels like cool cotton knit, It comes in three colors sizes XXS-16W. It’s oversized by design so order down for a more fitted look. I’m wearing a small and could have gone down a size. This little cardigan has a boxy shape which gives you upper arm coverage without real sleeves. It’s made from nice drapey organic cotton in sizes XXS-XL. I am wearing an XXS so it runs large.
Thanks for reading ladies and remember to wear what makes you feel confident.