Happy Monday, ladies. Let’s kick off this week with a reader request. A gal asked me to try on this jacket so she could see how it looked. While there, I took the opportunity to check out what else they had. If you’re new here, welcome.
Dressing room diary is when I go into stores and try on new merchandise so you can see how it looks on a woman over 25. For reference, I’m 5’4″ and weigh around 136 lbs. I have an inverted triangle silhouette with broad shoulders, straight hips with very few curves. I have a long torso and arms so I usually wear one size larger on top than the bottom. Each item listed is highlighted in red and you can shop by clicking those words.
Caveat – the walls in this store are a most unfortunate color and the lighting is dim which distorts the way the garment colors look. To see the accurate colors, please click through to the website. It also makes my hair and complexion look ghastly. Did you ever consider that the decor of a store affects how the garment looks on you? It does.
Anywho, let’s get started.
This denim jacket seems to be flying off the racks because this was the only one left in store so they had to strip it off a mannequin in the window so I could try it on. IRL it’s a beautiful soft white that flatters most complexions. The website says it has 612 hand-picked rhinestones, and 60,000 embroidery stitches to accent the design. It’s stretch denim sized from 4/6 – 20/22. I’m wearing the 8 so it runs true to size. It’s really pretty and a nice upgrade to a standard denim jacket.
The linen henley is a great piece for hot weather. It comes in 4 colors sizes 0/2 – 20/22. I’m wearing the Pink Shell color in size 8. I could have probably gone down to the size 6/8 because it runs generously. The Brigette pants are as great as ever, these have a button detail at the ankle. They come in regular, petite, and tall sizes 0 – 20. I’m wearing a 2 petite which is a bit snug but the correct length for me so they run TTS.
This floral cardigan comes in 4 different prints, sizes 0 – 22. I’m wearing the pink shell color in size 6/8. It’s a thin cotton/nylon blend with no front closure. This is a nice slim cardigan that isn’t too long. The colors look so very different in person…please look at the website for accuracy. These Girlfriend crops have the same flattering fit as all the Girlfriend jeans. These come in 5 colors sizes 0 – 22. These are a very soft, stretchy fabric that is said to not bag out. I’m wearing a 4.
Here’s the same henley and cardigan with the Girlfriend crops in Sandpiper indigo with the cuffs rolled twice. You can also unroll them for a bit more length. They’re sized 0 – 18, I’m wearing a 2 which seems loose so I think they run a bit large.
This mid-length denim jacket has a frayed bottom hem which gives it a modern feel. Being a denim jacket lover, these longer versions are really starting to grow on me. They’re a better option for tunic tops or when you want to wear your tee untucked. This one is a soft cream (white version here) and comes in regular and petite, sizes 0/2 – 20/22. It’s nice lightweight denim that’s perfect for warmer days. I am wearing an 8/10 petite.
These denim shorts are a pull-on style with no zip, button, or snap to add bulk in front. They have an 11″ inseam and lots of stretch. They’re available in sizes 0 – 22. I’m wearing a 4. They have a faux 5 pocket styling that’s hidden under the tank top.
This is the perfect layer cardigan that comes in 7 colors and seems to be sold out in this ecru. It’s sized 0/2 – 18/22. I’m wearing an 8/10 which fits well. It’s an airy, cotton, and nylon blend that would be great to toss over everything. The Pima cotton tank is a great basic to layer under everything. It comes in 5 colors sizes 0/2 – 22/24. I’m wearing an 8/10 which is too long in the armhole so I would go down to a 4/6.
These Brigette shorts are a pull-on style in gray and ecru stripe. They have a 10″ inseam and plenty of stretch for comfort. I feel like these could be easily dressed up for many occasions.
This tunic is a lightweight polyester that flutters when you walk. It comes in regular and petite sizes 0/2 – 20/22. I am wearing the regular in a 4/6. The petite version is 2 inches shorter which would be a better proportion for me. The blue and aqua colorway is simply gorgeous. I’m wearing it over the Brigette pant in classic navy. They come in regular, petite, and tall sizes 2 – 18. I’m wearing a 4 petite which fits perfectly.
ACCESSORIES THAT CAUGHT MY EYE
You see a giant bruise on the top of my right foot. I spent last weekend on my hands and knees gardening which was not good for the plants’ health or my foot:)
Have a great day and remember to wear what makes you feel confident.