We are home and the temperatures hit 104 yesterday, so what did I do? I went to the mall to try on sweaters, long pants, and jackets for you to see:) Today I’ve got some new casual outfits for fall from Nordstrom.
If you’re new here, welcome. A dressing room diary try-on session is when I go into a store and try on the new merchandise so you can see how it looks on a woman over 25 and get some styling ideas. For reference, I am 5’4″ and weigh around 136 pounds. I have an inverted triangle shape with broad shoulders and straight hips with very few curves. I have a long torso and arms so often buy one size larger on top than the bottom.
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This high-low crepe blouse comes in 20 lively colors and patterns, which is a testament to how popular it is. It has 3/4 sleeves and a split, band neckline and is available in sizes XXS-XL. It runs large so if you’re between sizes, order one size down.
This faux suede moto jacket comes in 4 colors sizes 00-18. I am wearing the Buff in a medium so they run true to size and the stretch makes them comfy. These are the NYDJ Marilyn straight jeans in the martini olive color. I love how flattering these jeans are so it’s fun to find them in colors for fall. There are 10 other colors here. They also come in a gorgeous coffee bean color that I have my eye on. Brown hasn’t been overly popular lately so it’s nice to see it arriving in stores. I have the bottoms folded under about 3″.
Just when I said I was done with skinny jeans for a while, I find these really skinny jeans that are great! They’re as slim as leggings so would easily fit in knee boots. They’re a pull-on style, so no zip or buttons to add bulk in front. I’m wearing a medium which is supposed to fit (6-10) but I think if you’re a 10, you might dislocate something trying to pull these on so I would go up a size in these, unlike all other NYDJ.
I folded the cuffs on these boyfriend’s jeans down but they’re still rather short on me. They have a slouchy fit in sizes 00-18 and fit true to size. This blouse is another winner from Vince Camuto. Full sleeves are popular this year and smocking is still on-trend, this blouse combines them in a wearer-friendly option. It comes in 3 saturated colors in sizes XXS-XXL. I am wearing an XS which is a bit snug across the chest so it runs true to size.
Faux leather abounds this fall, but this pencil skirt is real leather so it will mold to your shape and get more comfortable with wear. It has a front slit for ease of movement, back zip for a sleek look. It comes in sizes 00-14, I am wearing a 6 which is pretty snug around my waist but I know it will stretch so it runs true to size. I paired it with this feminine pintuck blouse that ties at the waist and has full sleeves with elastic at cuffs. You could also slide the elastic up your arms for a shorter option. It comes in sizes XXS-XXL. I am wearing a medium that is too loose so it runs true to size.
MORE FLORAL BLOUSES
Here are two looks with these faux leather leggings. They have a high rise and are available in sizes XXS-XXL. I have folded the bottom under 2″ which I would just do at home. No need to hem them because the fold stays under. On the left is a chiffon, flutter sleeve blouse in very pretty autumn colors. It seems to be selling out at lightning speed. Here’s the same print in a long-sleeved top, and smocked waist here.
On the right, I’m wearing a very affordable, Nordstrom brand cashmere pullover that comes in 6 colors, XXS-XX. I am wearing a medium in teal titanic heather.
Dip dye is still a thing this fall and I love it. This plaid flannel shirt is super soft and cozy for when it cools off (thank goodness for store air conditioning). This dip goes from pink to orange which I am seeing combined more often lately. I love Rails flannel which comes in tons of colors every year.
I’m wearing it with these NYDJ Marilyn Straight jeans in the super dark Rinse wash. They come in sizes 00P- 18 regular. This style does stretch out, so go down one size.
I couldn’t resist this cheery sweatshirt in a soft watercolor floral. I’ve never been drawn to florals but there are some really pretty ones this fall. This one has raglan sleeves, is sized XS-XL, and is selling out fast. I think many women are still in comfort mode going forward into fall.
Has it begun to cool off where you live?
Thanks for reading and remember to wear what makes you feel confident.