Happy Monday ladies. I was overjoyed to walk into my local Nordstrom and discover some new Nic+Zoe! Over the last year, their selection dwindled to the point that I assumed they wouldn’t continue to carry it in my store. I’m so glad to see they will because it’s one of my favorites. I love their clothes for many reasons, not the least of which is because they’re a “fiercely female” clothing brand led by a mother and daughter.
If you’re new here welcome. Dressing room diary is when I go into a store and try on new merchandise so you can see how it looks on a woman over 25. For reference, I am 5’4″ and weigh 136 lbs. I have an inverted triangle body shape with broad shoulders and straight narrow hips. I have a long torso and arms so wear one size larger on top than the bottom. I can wear some petite but many have the wrong proportion on me. You can shop through the items highlighted in red.
I’ve shared this fabulous duster with you before in soft white and so many of you loved it…I was delighted to find it in this Kiwi Green and a soft Blue Haze. As much as I love neutrals, I’m all about color these days and the way it can elevate our mood. I love its gauzy fabric that floats when you move. It’s sized XS-XL, I am wearing a small and I think it runs large.
I thought it would be fun to compare having a matching color top vs a print top underneath. As I look at these pictures I prefer the print top because I have tucked it in which makes my legs look longer. Florals have never been my thing, but a dark floral is certainly more my style than a pale one, so I will never say never. I’m wearing a small in both tops and a 4 in the pants.
What’s in a name? Apparently not much:) I’m finding pedal pushers in many stores this summer and thought this was another pair. In actuality, because I am short, these long Bermuda shorts look like pedal pushers on me and are really capris. They’re almost sold out so I found them here too. These are very similar as well. Whatever you call them, I like them and brought a pair home.
This CeCe top comes in lots of colors but I was drawn to this geometric print. The 3/4 sleeves have a tie so you can snug it up or loosen it to adjust the length for the proportion you want. It’s sized 00-14W, I am wearing a small so it runs true to size.
MORE LONG BERMUDA SHORTS/CAPRI’S
I really liked these white jeans but my store was out of my size so these look sort of sloppy on me. The rise is not super high and it’s lower than I like on my long torso but perfect for those with an average or short torso. They have a cute rivet at the ankle and side slit for interest. They come in 3 colors, regular and petite. These are 6 regular…I always wear 4 in NYDJ.
This mango-colored print top has a small amount of smocking around the neck and bottom of the sleeves which is dainty, but not overkill. This would be a good way to try a little bit of this trend if you’re not hugely fond of it. I like the V neckline and the bottom tie is how I often tie my regular shirts. It comes in sizes XXS-XXL, I am wearing a small.
The whimsical print on this shirt dress has tiny lawn chairs. It’s a cotton/spandex blend with lots of stretch. It’s sized in regular and petite XXS-16W. I’m wearing a petite medium that fits nicely. It has side seam pockets which are a favorite for many of us and a self-belt which isn’t so favorite. I would swap the belt out for something like this, or this, or I’m guessing this one would be my fav.
These 4-way 3/4 sleeve cardigans have been a favorite of mine for years. They come in zillions of gorgeous colors each year and are the perfect option for light arm coverage in warm weather. To be honest, I prefer mine just hanging open but they have buttons along the side so you can get creative. They’re sized XS-XXL, I am wearing a medium. This color is Blue Haze.
The tank has the same whimsical lawn chair motif as the dress. I tried it on in Nordstrom but can’t locate it on their site. Surprisingly, I did find it here! It’s a nice substantial cotton/spandex blend and has cute buttons down the back. It’s sized XS-XXL, I am wearing a medium.
As you may know, I was able to lose 10 pounds over the course of the last 12 months. My arthritic feet, ankles, and knees are thrilled but it’s left me with a lot of loose skin which is making my lack of muscle tone, more obvious so I’ve given myself a kick in the pants and signed up for the next round of Faster Way To Fat Loss. I don’t want to lose any more weight, but I also don’t want to put any back on and I think my eating habits could use an update.
I’ve read a lot about intermittent fasting and it has some solid science behind it, plus FWTFL has an exercise component that really appeals to me. I’m giving it a shot and will report as I go along. Today’s the last day to sign up for this round so if you’re interested, join me!
Thanks for reading ladies and remember to wear what makes you feel confident.