Happy Friday, ladies. I am still in Mexico but I know you love DRD so I popped into Loft before we left. Several of you have also asked me to try on the outfits I find on the mannequins, so here you go. I was in a rush so did not restyle this look but it would be easy to do. Today I have a spring try-on session at Loft.
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This denim jacket is called a trucker style. Trucker jackets are fitted in the shoulder and snug through the body, often shaped with two slanted (or “V-shaped”) seams that run from chest pocket to waist.
And now onto the try-on session. If you’re new here, welcome. A 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 around 138 lbs with broad shoulders and straight hips. I have a long torso and arms so I often buy one size larger on top. I try on clothes in colors and shapes that may or may not flatter me so you can see what’s in the stores and get some styling ideas. I tell you what sizes I am wearing to help you understand how things run.
This Lou & Grey sweater is a light and airy cotton blend. It comes in sizes XS-XL, I sized it up to a medium to keep it loose and slouchy. I’m looking for jeans alternatives so tried on lots of chinos last week. These slim chinos are 97% cotton/3% spandex so they will be cool to wear and hold their shape. These are available in 9 colors, regular, petite, plus a curvy fit. I am wearing an 8 petite which is quite loose so they run TTS. They’re fitted through the hip and have a slim thigh.
The regulars come with a 10 1/2″ rise and a 26 1/2″ inseam. The petite have 9 7/8″ inseam and a 24″ inseam. That little difference makes a big difference on me, and maybe you too.
This chambray dress comes with a self-belt which I would replace with something like this or this in navy. It also looks nice with no belt because the slight shirttail hemline gives it some shaping. It comes regualr, petite, and tall in sizes XXS-XXL so if you’d like it a bit longer, opt for the tall. I am wearing a regular in medium so it seems to run TTS.
This Pocket tunic sweater is long enough to wear over leggings. It’s a slouchy shape with domain sleeves in a lightweight knit. It comes in regular and petite, XXS-XXL in 3 colors. I’m wearing the regular in a medium that seems snugger through the torso than I would expect so I think it runs slim. These twill pants have jeans styling and a lot of stretch. They come in 6 colors. regular, petite, and curvy. This is the dazzling olive in 6 regular.
The Riviera slim pant comes in tons of colors and patterns in regular, petite, and curvy sizes 00-18. This floral pair is a regular in 6 so I think they run pretty true to size. They are slim through the hip and thigh with a semi-slim leg. they sit at your natural waist (mine too) and are machine washable.
This classic semi-nautical, shoulder-button sweater is super soft and lightweight. It comes in 3 colors in sizes XXS-XXL. I’m wearing a small so it runs TTS.
Here are 3 of the color options in these Munroe Slim Chinos, all in size 6 regular. I prefer this length on me and this also gives me a skosh more height in the rise than the petite did. The v-neck sweater is a mid-weight 100% cotton and feels great against the skin. Its slouchy shape is hip length so it’s not too voluminous to wear with chino’s, etc. The V-neck cardigan is also 100% cotton making it perfect for spring. It also comes in 3 colors, XS-XL. I am wearing a medium which is just the sort of slouch I like in a mid-weight cardigan.
I’m in the market for cotton pants this spring so chinos are at the top of the list. Do you wear them? Which are your favorite brands?
Thanks for reading ladies and remember to wear what makes you feel confident.
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