Our dreary weather has me craving color. Luckily it’s showing up in stores so I got to sample some for this dressing room diaries.
These cotton and spandex chino’s have a nice high rise and flap back pockets. The plaid shirt comes with a front tie which covers your tummy without having to tuck anything in. The same plaid is also available in an untied version here.
This gingham shirt is a black and white check in cotton stretch fabric by 1901, Nordstroms own brand. It runs true to size and available in regular and petite. I’m wearing a medium, regular and might have been able to wear the petite version. The pale purple jeans are by Kut From The Cloth with a classic 5 pocket styling and stretch built in. They’re available in regular and petite. I’m wearing an 8 regular and folded the bottom under. All these pictures make my legs look shorter than usual because I was experimenting with holding my phone at different angles but you can see how much longer my legs look with a shorter top.
This ribbed sweater grabbed my attention right away because I love this color of lilac. It’s a cotton blend by Lou & Grey. I’m wearing a medium and would prefer this in a larger size so it slouches more. The pants are also by Lou & Grey. They’re a high rise, ponte knit with stretch and super comfy. They’re labeled flares but look straight to me. These are a bit tight in this small and I’d be better in a medium so they run true to size.
This scoop neck tee is not my best color. They call it pink honey but it’s warm toned so seems closer to coral. It’s available in 9 colors and runs large so size down. It comes in regular and petite. I’m wearing a medium in regular and would prefer the petite. These super high waist jeans are very soft and comfy. They have deeply saturated pigment and are ankle length. I’ve tried these on before and love how flattering they are. Next, I tucked the tee into these lightweight pull-on linen pants. If drawstrings aren’t your favorite, you could simply pull it out because the waistband has plenty of elastic to hold the pants up. They run large so size down. I’m wearing a small and could have worn an extra small. It may be too early in the season for them now but they’ll be great when the warm weather arrives.
This lavender colored sweater is by Nic&Zoe and available in regular, petite and plus. It comes in two colors and has braid detail up the front. I’m wearing a petite medium which fits perfectly so it runs true to size. Crew necks are not my favorite so although I like the weight, color and details, I would pass because of my broad shoulders. I’m wearing it with the 4-way stretch skinny ankle pants from 1901. These are navy and they also come in black and a gorgeous red. They have a side zip so don’t add extra bulk up front and 6% spandex which makes them very comfy. They’re available in regular and petite and run true to size. I’m wearing an 8 regular and like the length on me.
This classic NYDJ pleat back blouse is pretty sheer so I would wear a cami under it. It comes in tons of colors in regular, petite and plus here. I never wear yellow but this soft one is more flattering on me than I expected and feels like a ray of sunshine on a dreary day. I’m wearing a medium in regular and need the petite. I think it runs large so size down. These are the NYDJ Barbara Bootcut jeans. I already have one pair and love them so much I just picked up a second pair. They have a super high rise which prevents muffin top.
I loved this tweed jacket but it’s obviously miles too big for me. It comes in regular, petite and plus here. I’m wearing a regular in medium and need the small petite. It’s a great weight and a terrific color in Chanel type fabric with a hook-bar-closure at the front waist. Notice how simple alterations can change the proportions. I folded up the sleeves and jeans and tucked the tee in to make my legs look longer. The jacket will also be shorter in the petite version which I need.
Have you been craving color this winter?
Thanks for reading and have a great day.