Fall is in its chilly glory here so while shopping opportunities are not plentiful, I was able to get into Anthropologie and headed straight for sweaters. Welcome to dressing room diaries. This is when I go into stores and try on new merchandise so you can see how garments look on a woman over 25 who wears a size larger than zero. The lighting is poor so my images are grainy, and these are particularly bad, but you’ll get the idea.
For reference, I am 5’4″ and weigh around 147 pounds. I have broad shoulders and straight hips with a long torso and arms. The pictures show a long drip down the mirror because they are cleaning the heck out of these rooms between customers. Bravo Anthropologie!
This long blazer is double-breasted and available in regular, petite, and plus sizes. I’m wearing an 8 regular which is a bit snug so I would opt for a 10 petite. I do like the length of the blazer but the sleeves are a bit too long. This cowl top comes in five colors sized XS-XL. It has a waffle texture and is pretty lightweight. I’m wearing a small which is plenty big for me so it has a generous fit. These are the Pilcro Ultra High-Rise straight corduroy pants in deep grey. They run true to size because these 29’s are snug on me:)
I grabbed this leopard coat in 6 which is skin tight on me. The funny thing is the reviews say the upper arms are tight, which will depend on your body. I could barely breathe to do this up but I found the arms only a little snug. It’s got a great tapestry feel and I would categorize it more as a coat than a blazer.
This cozy plaid tunic comes in lots of pretty colors in regular, petite, and plus. I am wearing the bright pink in small regular and love the size so I think it runs a bit oversized. I think it would be super cute over velvet leggings for a cozy day at home.
These photos are so bad it may be hard to tell but this is black and ivory. It’s one size and super cozy. I love the dramatic length. It has on-seam side pockets.
This trench is a fun spin on the classics. The underside of the sleeves and lower back are a classic plaid. I am wearing a small with fits beautifully…except it’s too long. I also have the sleeves folded up an inch. The fabric is very lightweight but prepare to hem it unless you are nice and tall.
I would wear plaid with velvet, would you?
Thanks for reading and remember to wear what makes you feel fabulous.