I spent Saturday making the rounds for dressing room diaries. DRD is when I go into stores and try on the new arrivals so you can see how these garments look on a woman older than 25 who wears a size larger than a zero. The lighting is lousy so the pictures are grainy, but you’ll get the idea and hopefully some styling inspiration.
This fall collection from J.Jill is one of the best I’ve seen in months, possibly years. They’ve added an animal print for the first time this fall because as the sales lady explained, it’s everywhere. This leopard pullover is soft and slightly over-sized. It’s available in this gray and a warm wheat tone. I’m wearing the medium in regular. As with most of J.Jill’s collection, it’s available in regular, petite, womens, and tall.
j.jill has a limited edition collection by Christian Siriano.
“Christian Siriano is one of today’s most influential fashion designers and a celebrity red-carpet favorite. Known for his design inclusivity from size, shape and age perspectives, like J.Jill, he believes that style is for everyone.”
My store only carried a few of the white shirts, the rest of the collection is available online. I’m wearing this tunic in a petite which shows how dramatically long it is.
I love it but not sure it’s wearable for me. This petite medium is too snug and the petite large is too large. I bought a medium in regular which did fit, but as you can imagine it is very long on me, so it may go back.
This tee has a knit body and bottom band of crisp woven cotton. It has an A-line shape and elliptical hemline which gives it lots of volume. The dot in the middle front just needs to be steamed out. Have you noticed that few stores steam all their garments before they hit the sales floor these days? It’s a shame because the clothes look much better without all the wrinkles.
I’m sharing this picture because it’s the truest representation of the colors in the next garments. For some reason, my phone grabbed the colors as a sickly, greenish taupe and they’re not.
I tried this jacket on because I fell for these leggings. Goofy, I know. I love the sophisticated combo of camel with black in these checked leggings. Sadly the (deep camel) acorn color looks deathly against my skin. It’s also available in black but not at my store. This jacket is beautifully soft and comfy. The body is roomy so will accommodate a sweater underneath. I’m wearing a medium in petite which would be my size.
This is the difference in legging length between a petite small and a regular small. I’m 5’4″ with short legs and wearing the petite leggings in a medium.
This long sweater is also deep camel. j.jill makes these great sweater dusters every year with pocket, vent and collar variations. I happen to love the long line of a shawl collar so this one appealed to me, It’s a great mid-season weight. I’m wearing a petite medium so it runs true to size. This leopard scarf has a very subtle metallic thread woven into some of the spots.
These crossbody bags were displayed all over the store in black, red and cognac. They also have interchangeable straps so you can switch up the look. I love the size of this bag. Big enough to hold everything, small enough to not weigh you down.
The more I look at these images the more I want this camel to work on me so I’ll be heading back to try it on again.
Is there a color you love that looks ghastly on you?
Wear what makes you feel confident today and thanks for reading.