Happy Friday ladies. This week’s dressing room diaries has photo challenges. My local store has low lighting which makes photo’s grainy… plus the walls are yellow or orangely red, both of which make me look like death warmed over. The store was pretty low on stock so I assume this collection is selling well.
The first thing I spotted were these great animal print bags.
I go nowhere without my cellphone and don’t always want to carry a handbag, so this is perfect. It’s the bag I didn’t know I needed. It also comes in Cheeta Print here. It acts a great little purse that can also hold some money, ID and credit cards.
This textured cardigan was sold out locally other than the one in the window which they happily stripped off the mannequin for me. It looks like a jacket but is unlined and stretchy like a cardigan. I adore this. I’m wearing a regular zero in Chico’s unique sizing. The sleeves are cropped and I would prefer a petite so they actually looked cropped rather than merely too short. I’m wearing it over the Carolyn no-iron white shirt in regular size 1. The fabrication of their no-iron shirts has changed over the years but this is very crisp. This shirt was featured in Oprah Magazine.
This is their new Knit Jacket in Lilac Fog. It has fold-up cuffs and is super soft. I’m wearing a regular zero and because it’s a long jacket would have preferred it in petite. This lavender is slightly warm toned. The scarf is a combo of colors that will coordinate with most of this collection. I tied a simple knot in both sides to keep it from hanging too long on me. This no-iron stain shield shirt repels oil-based and water-based stains.
Here is the same jacket in Indigo Ice which I preferred on me because it’s got a cooler tone. It also comes in a bright pink that I would consider magenta. The pendant has blue beads and coordinates with a lot of what I tried on.
This blue Chenille Jacket is gorgeous! It also comes in a Teak Taupe which is elegant and cool toned. I’m wearing a regular zero and think a petite would be a better proportion for me. These sleeves are too long and the darts are in the wrong place for my 5’4″ height.
I’m wearing the So Slimming Girlfriend Jeans in their “Quill” wash in all of the above looks. The tag says 4 regular or zero regular in their old size system. I like this 28″ inseam length for me, The petite has a 26″ inseam which would feel too short on me.
**I have not lost any weight lately and always wear their 6, so perhaps this pair was sized incorrectly.
This drape front cardigan comes in 3 colors in regular and petite. I accidentally grabbed an L and could wear a medium. I do like where the waist shaping is on my torso so would probably stay with a regular rather than petite.
These are their popular so-slimming Bridgette pant in a white and blue stripe with dark blue dots. They’re a pull-on style which comes in regular and petite. These are regular. These would be great all spring and summer with white Keds and a Tee or sandals and a no-iron white shirt.
This rain jacket is in the same stripe and dot print as above, in a water repellant fabric. It has a floral lining and zip front. It comes in regular and petite. I’m wearing a regular in their zero and would go up to a one which is equivalent to an 8, for a bit more room.
This white tunic is longer in the back than the front and has black contrast trim on the collar. It is way too long for me and I’m not even sure the petite would work. The fabric is crisp no-iron shirting with an inverted pleat in the back that makes it quite full. I think this would be great on a tall woman. I’m wearing it over the printed ponte leggings. They’re fun black and white pattern in a nice weight which is snug enough that I wouldn’t wear them without a tunic to cover the top.
Here are some other things I spotted but did not try on.
Have you started to look at Spring clothes yet?
Thanks for reading an have a great day.