I love surprise sales. I love them, even more, when the selections appeal to my style and the discounts are heavy. Today I’m showing you a few things I tried on but it’s not a dressing room diaries because I tried on what I hoped to buy for myself…not to show you the collection.
I had to try on 4 different sizes of this blazer on before I found the look and fit I wanted. I started with a 10 petite, my usual size in Ann Taylor jackets. The sleeves are meant to be cropped but they just looked a bit too short. I wanted them full length so I chose a regular 10. That felt snug through the torso so I went up to a 12. As I shared here, I pay no attention to size tags and don’t give them the power to make me feel good or bad about my size. These pants are a cotton/spandex black and white gingham. I’m wearing a 10 petite which is too large and too big. They’re meant to be cropped but I wanted them full length with the highest rise possible so I chose the regular rather than petite. These are also too large so I have ordered the 8 regular. They’re also available in tall in multiple colors and patterns.
Here are the cotton pants in regular length, which I prefer on me. I’m wearing it with this mixed jersey tank which I already own in 3 colors. It’s classier than a knit tank because the front is woven and the back is knit for comfort. This knit sweater jacket was a pleasant surprise. They call it Bollywood pink, but I see it as clear, cool toned red. You could have knocked me over with a feather when I tried it on and decided I had to have it. I don’t wear red, ever! But this made my complexion look clear and brought life to my face to it had to come home with me. This just goes to show, never say never with fashion. Try things on before you decide. It’s available in winter white but I’d already decided on the blazer so the red came home with me. I’m wearing a regular in a medium. It’s also available in petite which I would find too short.
These linen/cotton palazzo pants are what enticed me into the store. I love the wide-legged silhouette, high rise and the classic, 1940’s vibe. They’re also available in rayon here in regular, petite and tall. This is a 10 petite which I’ll need to hem.
Finally, I tried on these crops. The sign by the display described them as “flattering on every woman”. The rise on both is high but the petites are the intended length on me. I’m trying really hard to embrace wide crops because I love the look. This side by side shot is enlightening. My legs look longer on the right but I look taller on the left…of course, shoes would change everything. I’m still undecided about wide crops on me because I want to have both.
What do you think?
Do you limit your shopping to the category that should fit you?
Thanks for reading and have a great day.