Happy Sunday ladies and welcome to dressing room diaries. DRD is when I go into stores and try on new clothes so you can see how they look on a woman older than 30 and larger than a size 2. I take off my shoes so I can get pants on, my hair gets trashed and my glasses often end up askew.
I’m 5’4″ and weight between 142-147 depending on whose scale I get on. I hit several stores this week before I decided on Nordstrom. They had a lot to choose from for casual looks which is what many of you wear. My hair was a wreck before I started this try on session – just sayin’.
Let’s ignore the leopard shoes with this look, shall we? I started with this stretch floral dress from Nic+Zoe. It has a flattering V neckline and is a nice modest length. The bodice has a side knot which gathers the front like a wrap dress. It simply pulls over your head, easy peasy. Plus here. It runs true to size, I am wearing a medium. I topped it with a matching linen sweater which can be tied or buttoned 4 different ways. Plus here. I have this cardigan in pale gray and will be adding a white one to my wardrobe this summer. It’s the perfect weight for arm coverage in hot weather.
I tried these Wit & Wisdom jeans on in 5 colors and wanted to bring 4 of them home (the fifth was too large. They run true to size. I’m wearing an 8 regular. Plus here. They fit like a dream and have an inner support system that smoothes things out, front and back. The color on the left is Laurel Oak. The color on the right is Flax. I’m wearing it with this tiered linen tee which comes in eight colors. This is the Cherry Blossom. It runs true to size, I’m wearing a small and could go up to a medium.
This red sanctuary shirt comes in four colors, plus here. The website says it runs large and to size down. I don’t agree. I’m normally a medium in their shirts and this small is too snug across the chest and back.
These jeans are the same fit as Wit & Wisdom above but in black with white polka dot pattern. I love them! The striped tee is by Vince Camuto. It has a sheer rayon panel at the bottom which gives extra coverage without looking heavy. It’s hard to see over black jeans but would be really pretty over lighter color pants. It runs true to size. I’m wearing a small and need the medium.
I love a good tweed jacket and this one is a winner. Plus here. It’s unlined so has some give to the fabric making it cool for spring and comfy to wear. The snap front has a fringe edge and looks good open or closed. It has 3/4 length sleeves which are great for bracelets and help you look taller. I’m wearing a regular, medium and the sleeves are too long to look properly cropped on me. The petite medium was too snug, the petite large was perfect. I’m wearing it over the Nic+Zoe Perfect Tank in regular and Polished Wonderstretch Pants in 8 petite. Plus here. The tank is too long on me so I need the petite, the pants are awesome. White stretch pants that are opaque, always have a place in my summer wardrobe.
These are the same Wit and Wisdom jeans as above, and Nic+Zoe tank. I topped it with a button-up linen sweater from Nic+Zoe. I’m not sure I would wear this combo and I certainly wouldn’t opt for leopard flats. I like the length of this cardigan. I’m wearing a medium in regular length and think it runs small – perhaps because of the soft ribbing, mid-torso which snugs in the waistline.
There are so many great casual looks around this spring, I’m going to have to keep a firm hold on my wallet.
Have you done any spring shopping yet?
Thanks for reading and have a great day.