Happy Sundays ladies. My week has been insanely busy. I lost an entire day driving two hours each way to get my hair cut and see the accountant. Another two days were lost dealing with real estate fiascos. We took a much-enjoyed break from house hunting this weekend but I was so burned out I forgot all about my grandson’s baseball game. That tells me my life balance is off and I need to recalibrate things. Family first, everything else second.
I did manage to squeeze in a lightning-fast trip to Ann Taylor and tried on a few things for a mini dressing room diaries. DRD is when I go into stores and try on clothes so you can see what’s new and how it looks on a woman over 25 and larger than a size 2.
I started with bootcut jeans and a green split neck pullover. This fabric is a mid-weight which lays nicely. It’s available in three colors in both regualr and petite. It has princess seaming front and back which is slimming. It’s available in both regular and petite. I’m wearing a regular in medium and would do better with the petite. The jeans are a slim boot cut which elongates the look of your leg without being too full. Many of you are holding firmly to your skinny jeans so this is a nice alternative. They’re available in the curvy or modern cut in regular, petite and tall. I’m standing on my tippy toes in the regular. I like this rise so would buy in regular and hem the legs. If you’re short-waisted you may not need to do that.
Here’s the same top with white jeans. The change in color and length of jeans makes my legs look shorter.
This Ponte Knit Moto jacket is a classic navy and white stripe. It’s available in regular and petite. The petite would be better for sleeves on me but the torso would then be too short. I love a great asymmetrical zipper because it’s very slimming. Because my shoulders are broad, I would only wear this partially unzipped. These white jeans are very high waisted with 3 buttons above the zipper. They’re totally opaque with lots of stretch and runs true to size. I grabbed the wrong size so these are pretty baggy through the thighs. I’m wearing an 8 but needed a 6. I have this mixed jersey tank in all four colors and love it. It’s a straight cut that hangs away from your torso and never clings.
The same white jeans as above, still too large for me 🙂 The lighting in this photo doesn’t show that this is a dark denim jacket. It’s made from Ann Taylor’s performance stretch denim so is very comfy. It buttons up the front and has a shapely peplum which makes every figure look slimmer! I would wear it partially unsnapped because crew necklines are not flattering with my broad shoulders. It runs true to size and is available in regular and petite lengths. I’m wearing a regular in a medium. The waist shaping fits my long torso at the right length so I would wear this length and roll the sleeves.
Here is the top of the white jeans showing the three buttons.
Do you alter the size you buy to the get the best length for your shape?
Thanks for reading and have a great day.