Happy Friday ladies. I will be the first to admit that our current weather influenced what I tried on yesterday. We’re in the middle of a nasty heatwave and nothing feels cool enough to wear so I focused on casual dresses that looked easy.
Welcome to dressing room diaries. If you’re new here, welcome. DRD 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 am 5’4″ tall and weigh around 136 pounds. I have an inverted triangle body shape with broad shoulders, straight hips, and very few curves. I have long arms and torso so usually wear one size larger on top than the bottom.
I realized at the end, that I was holding my phone right side up. I always hold it upside down so I can get a more accurate picture of the length. Today’s photo’s all make me look like I have no legs, so the proportions are off. I blame it on the heat.
I was asked to share what I wear into the stores for these so here you go-
My hair got particularly trashed during this try-on session which tells me it’s time for a trim.
I started with this white denim shift dress which has slight cut-away sleeves and side pockets. It’s nice heavyweight denim so totally opaque and you don’t need a slip under it. It’s sized 00-24. I’m wearing an 8 which felt too large because the armholes were quite deep. I wish it came in petite, which might fix the armhole depth but then I might feel it was too short on me.
This striped shirt is in a beautiful, lightweight cotton that would feel fabulous in hot weather. It’s sized 00-24. I’m wearing an 8 which feels very roomy so because it has a relaxed fit, I suggest you size down if you want a slimmer look.
This pull-on linen skirt has a wide elastic waistband that I would want to cover. It’s available in 3 colors, sizes classic (regular), petite, and tall, XXS-3X. I’m wearing a classic XS. It’s meant to hit just below the knee so I would do better in the petite. It has a back vent for ease of movement and is fully lined.
The shirt is a very lightweight, organic cotton voile. The relaxed sizing makes it quite oversized so this 8 is very large on me. Stock is low in this shirt but I loved how it picked up the color of the skirt.
This Baird McNutt Irish linen shirtdress is oversized by design and so comfy! It comes in 5 colors, classic, petite, and tall in XXXS-3X. I am wearing a classic length in size small. I think this runs large so if you want a more streamlined fit, I suggest you size down.
I love, love this shirtdress. It comes in the black and white stripe, or this navy and white in classic length, petite, and tall sizes 00-24. I am wearing the classic in 10 which is one size too large and I would be better in the petite. The fabric is totally opaque so no need for a slip with this color. It has on-seam side pockets which are always a hit with me because I have things to carry:) It has a slight shirttail hem and a self belt which I would probably switch out for a woven leather like this.
I broke down and tried on some white jeans because summer…white jeans… how could I not? I’m wearing them with this best-selling slim-fit Baird McNutt Irish linen shirt. It comes in classic, petite, and tall sizes 00-24. It’s a fabulous weight that’s perfect for warm weather. I am wearing a classic length in 8 and like this oversized look. The relaxed fit version is here, in 6 other colors. This color appears to be sold out online, but they had a large stack at my store, go figure. I blame that on the heat too:)
The white jeans are their classic 9″ vintage straight. It’s called 9″ because, you guessed it, the front rise is 9″. This is probably high-waisted on many but not with my long torso. It comes in classic, petite, and tall sizes 23-37. I am wearing a classic 28 which is a touch long so would probably choose the petite for me.
The Over 50 Style Team will be chatting LIVE at 11 am PT/2 pm ET on Instagram. I’m planning to host on my feed so this should be interesting. I love learning new things:) The topic this week is makeup! I hope you can join us.
Have a great one ladies and remember to wear what makes you feel confident.