Fashion try-ons

LOFT, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic & Nordstrom

Try On Haul: LOFT, Banana Republic, Ann Taylor & Nordstrom

Greetings and hey Saturday! I really feel like we simply had a weekend, however I’ll fortunately take one other, thankyouverymuch!

At this time I’ve obtained one other try-on haul. I’m going to attempt to do these weekly… we’ll see how that goes.

Try On Haul: LOFT, Banana Republic, Ann Taylor & Nordstrom | Featuring fashion finds for women over 40 with Jo-Lynne Shane

This one is a number of tops and sweaters. #ooops For one factor, it’s sweater climate and I’m loving cozy knits proper now. And for an additional factor, I’m fairly set within the pants division, however a woman can all the time use one other sweater, amIright?

I’ll attempt to get extra selection for the subsequent one, however I did create full outfits with most of those tops so you will get an concept of how I’d type them, and in addition the pants and footwear is probably not new, however most are nonetheless out there so I’ll share sizing and match information on these as nicely. Oh, and I acquired a pair new pairs of footwear within the mail earlier than this went stay, so I simply added these too!

Attempt Ons: LOFT

I went to the mall with a pal on New Yr’s Eve, and we stopped into LOFT, the place I discovered some actually cute new sweaters that may take you proper into March. I do know spring is a loooong means off, however these sweaters have an after-Christmas vibe that I’m digging. They only really feel a bit of recent and pre-spring, if you’ll.

For measurement reference, I’m sporting a small in all of those LOFT tops, and outfit particulars are under the photographs.

LOFT Geo Fairisle Sweater // This cozy truthful isle sweater screams Valentine’s Day! I really like the recent shade palette. It’s type of lengthy and boxy, although, so I did a entrance tuck to provide it some form. It has plenty of cotton so it’s not going to be as heat as wool or cashmere, nevertheless it’s fairly thick, so it’s high-quality to start out sporting now.

additionally sporting:

Paige Verdugo Crop Skinny Denims // I’ve had these denims for a number of years, they usually’re nonetheless my very favorites for tucking into tall boots as a result of the cropped size doesn’t add any bulk or require rolling or folding. Plus they appear good with taller ankle boots and wedge sandals within the summertime. The wash is a pleasant darkish wash with only a trace of distressing, and it hasn’t pale a lot over time. Paige denims by no means bag out, and the Verdugo match is incredible. I’ve this type in a number of colours. For reference, I all the time measurement as much as a 29 in Paige denim.

Blondo Olivia Knee Excessive Boots (the Blondo Ellie is analogous) // That is my second winter with these boots — they have been a Nordstrom Anniversary Sale buy in 2017, and this yr they introduced them again in a shorter shaft and renamed them Ellie. They’re so snug and in addition waterproof, making them my go-to in messy winter climate once I need to look stylish however nonetheless be sensible. I wore these on my day journey to NYC final month and walked miles in them, and my ft felt nice all day.

LOFT Patchwork Dolman Sweater // This tunic is sooo cute. I just like the bracelet-length sleeves, the vast rounded neckline, and the unfastened weave. The colours are actually fairly too. It’s not too light-weight to start out sporting now, however it’s your decision a layering tank beneath for added heat.

That is undoubtedly not a sweater that’s going to point out your curves, nevertheless it has a pleasant drape and a cute and comfy look to it. You can put on it with leggings, however I’ll in all probability persist with skinny denims and perhaps a gray bootie.

additionally sporting: Paige Verdugo Crop Skinny Denims (measurement 29; my favorites for tucking into tall boots) and Blondo Olivia Knee Excessive Boots (comparable fashion)

LOFT Jetsetter Sweater // Pardon the black bra, however this jetsetter sweater is so cute and sort of has a Parisian vibe… though I doubt most trendy Parisians put on graphic sweaters, however anywho… I like the skinny knit and the black stripe sample, and it’s a pleasant size too. It’s very light-weight so greatest for these of you with milder winters, or it may well undoubtedly be worn this spring.

additionally sporting: Paige Verdugo Crop Skinny Denims (measurement 29; my favorites for tucking into tall boots) and Blondo Olivia Knee Excessive Boots (comparable type)

LOFT Love Sweatshirt // One other cute Valentine’s Day discover that you simply don’t have to save lots of for V-Day, this Love sweatshirt is tender and comfy, and it has a pleasant form to it. It type of flares in the direction of the underside and has a cut up hem.

additionally sporting: Paige Verdugo Crop Skinny Denims (measurement 29; my favorites for tucking into tall boots) and Blondo Olivia Knee Excessive Boots (comparable fashion)

Attempt Ons: Ann Taylor

Ann Taylor Cozy Ribbed Turtleneck Sweater in Iceberg Gray Heather // I ordered this sweater after seeing it on one other blogger. I ordered each gray and navy to see which I like greatest, and I like them each a lot, I can’t determine which to maintain.

I styled the gray to put on to our Shane Christmas get together I hosted final Saturday, however then I had second ideas about retaining one other gray sweater, and I turned into a special sweater for the social gathering so I might maintain the navy as an alternative. LOL!

The uncovered aspect seam is a enjoyable element, plus it’s such a pleasant size, and it has some shaping via the waist with out being body-con. The turtleneck is the right relaxed fashion, and the extensive ribbed hem can also be a pleasant contact.

additionally sporting:

David Yurman Crossover Pendant // My “big” Christmas present from Paul, this pendant is so fairly, and I really like that it has each silver and gold metals so it goes with every part.

The Legging Ripped Ankle Skinny Denims // These are virtually bought out so not likely value mentioning, plus you’ve seen them tons if occasions earlier than, however they’re so good — match, consolation, high quality, stretch, and restoration… it’s all there. Any of the AG legging ankle denims are fabulous, though I do advocate ready for a sale.

L.Okay. Bennett Ladies’s Sersha Gown Pumps in Oxblood // Enjoyable reality: Kate Middleton is keen on L.Okay. Bennett pumps, and I all the time really feel somewhat bit royal once I put on these… though she in all probability wouldn’t be caught lifeless in ripped denims. Ha!

I do love these pumps, although. The decrease heel makes them tremendous walkable, and the almond formed toe is flattering and timeless. Additionally they are available black, navy, biscuit, and charcoal.

I didn’t measurement up as advisable. I acquired my normal 38.5 (US Ladies’s eight), they usually have been comfortable at first however they broke in simply, and I’m nonetheless sporting them a yr later.

Ann Taylor Cozy Ribbed Turtleneck Sweater in Night time Sky // Now do you see why I’ve a conundrum? I really like the gray, however I’ve lots of gray sweaters, and the navy is good for a change. Which colour will get your vote? Additionally, they each are 50% off with code TOPITOFF.

additionally sporting:

The Legging Ripped Ankle Skinny Denims (see above)

Vince Ridley Booties // These have been on my Christmas listing, and I’m so glad I received them. They’re so snug, nice high quality, and I really like the styling.

Ann Taylor Shimmer Pearlized Cuff Sweater // I additionally tried on this sweater once I was on the mall on New Yr’s Eve, and I couldn’t resist the $28 price ticket so I snapped it up. I wore this outfit that night time for the NYE get together I hosted.

It’s onerous to see on this image, however this sweater has some silver sparkle to it, making it actually festive. It’s additionally ribbed with a body-con match, making it extra dressy than most of my sweaters. I really like the pearl button element on the wrists and the broad v-neckline.

It additionally is available in a vanilla colour, and it’s 60% off the sale worth AND (as of proper now) absolutely stocked in all sizes. For measurement reference, I’m sporting a small.

additionally sporting:

Nordstrom Bezel Stone Station Necklace // I bought this necklace once I was on the mall final weekend to go together with this prime, but in addition as a result of recently I’ve discovered myself needing a fragile necklace that fills a rounded or v-neckline and compliments greater earrings with out competing with them.

Kendra Scott Kirsten Drop Earrings // I included these in my greatest purchases of 2018 for simply this cause — I wanted an earring that wasn’t overpowering however nonetheless made a press release, and these have been good. They’ve numerous shine to them, they’re bigger in scale however light-weight, they usually present in my darkish hair with out being overwhelming. Additionally they look nice with the bezel station necklace.

AG Legging Ankle Denims with Uncooked Hem (see above)

Sam Edelman Hazel Pumps (comparable shade) // I’ve had these for a number of years; they’re so snug, and I really like the magenta shade.

Attempt Ons: Banana Republic


Confetti Wool-Mix Turtleneck Sweater // I used to be completely drawn to the enjoyable multi-color knit on this sweater, plus it simply appeared so cozy. It’s manufactured from child alpaca and Merino wool, so it’s very heat.

I do love the fabric, and whereas the minimize is boxy, it seems intentional. I attempted the front-tuck, however no thanks. I’d relatively depart it out. Bonus, it has conventional shoulder seams. I’m actually making an attempt to not purchase anymore drop shoulder sweaters… though the previous few I purchased are. 🙈

additionally sporting: rag & bone Uncooked Hem Ankle Skinny Denims (bought out, sorry!) & Vince Ridley Booties (see above)

Aire Turtleneck Sweater // This sweater is nearly the identical because the one above, at the least the design appears to be the identical. It’s inexpensive and is product of their blended Merino wool yarn (no point out of alpaca). It has the identical outsized turtleneck, straight minimize, aspect slits, and it’s three″ longer within the again than the entrance.

I’ve a love/hate relationship with this minimize — the cut up sides with the longer again. J.Crew has a number of like this as nicely. They’re meant to hold straight, and I assume that’s nice, nevertheless it doesn’t do a lot to intensify a lady’s curves. That stated, I like them higher than the reduce that was all the craze final yr, the place they dipped into an extended again. These all the time laid humorous on me, and I feel I obtained rid of all of them.

In my good world, all sweaters can be minimize straight all the best way round, however then, nobody requested me!

additionally sporting: rag & bone Uncooked Hem Ankle Skinny Denims (bought out, sorry!) & P448 John Sneakers (see under)

Attempt Ons: Nordstrom

P448 John Sneakers in White Rose/Metallic // Okay, y’all are going to assume I’m nuts for ordering these, however I’ve been wanting to seek out one thing to exchange my Converse. The attraction of the Converse is sporting off for me, I assume as a result of they’ve been so widespread for some time.

At first once I noticed the younger’uns sporting their Golden Goose sneakers, I assumed they appeared ridiculous. I imply, they’re designed to look pre-worn. Ripped denims are one factor, however these soiled sneakers simply have me channeling my pricey Gramma, who would roll over in her grave on the considered spending $500 on anybody merchandise of clothes, however soiled sneakers? #noway

However the extra I see them styled, the extra I just like the look with denims and sweaters and sweatshirts. I hear they’re tremendous cozy too… however the price ticket. Ugh. I’ve spent that for a pair of basic boots, however not for something this fashionable, and I don’t put on sneakers lots.

Then one of many bloggers I stalk linked these P448 John Sneakers as an identical for much less choice to her Golden Goose, and I ordered them on the spot. Nicely, they’re cute, however I don’t assume I’m cool sufficient to tug them off. The only can also be actually stiff, which was what the evaluations stated about them. I stroll proper out of the as a result of there isn’t any bend to them in any respect, which is a disgrace as a result of they’re cozy inside.

All that to say, they’re going again, and I’m relieved as a result of I didn’t actually need to pay $250 on sneakers anyway. I ordered them extra to examine them out than with the intent to maintain them, though in the event that they’d match comfortably, I might have been tempted. Properly, apart from that gaudy gold factor on the heel.

I feel perhaps the style sneaker development may not be for me. The one ones I’ve that I’ve stored and worn with any regularity are my white Converse Shorelines and my black leather-based Vince leather-based slip-ons.

I’m getting uninterested in the Converse, and the Vince appear heavy for some appears, so I’m nonetheless wanting. I’m truly contemplating ordering some Veja sneakers to attempt — the worth level is far more palatable, they usually look nice. However they sound like they require a variety of breaking in, and I’m unsure they’re value that.

How about you? Do you might have any style sneakers you’re keen on?

Caslon(R) Cozy Crewneck Sweater // I ordered this from Nordstrom some time again, and it got here final week. I’m such a sucker for a brilliant pink sweater. It’s tremendous cozy and tender, and whereas it’s longer than my superb size, I like the small print sufficient to maintain it.

additionally sporting: David Yurman Crossover Pendant, The Legging Ripped Ankle Skinny Denims & Vince Ridley Booties

Gibson Cozy Turtleneck // This prime is by Gibson, and it’s obtained their signature super-soft and light-weight sweatshirt really feel to it. I don’t love the form, although. I’ve the small, and it nonetheless appears a bit of huge on me. I feel it appears higher on the mannequin, however the layered again is such a enjoyable contact… I’m undecided on this one. It additionally is available in black, gray, and plum. Perhaps I have to attempt the XS.

additionally sporting:

Good American Good Legs Excessive Waist Skinny Denims // These denims got here in my final Trunk, and I shared them in my final Attempt On Haul, however I needed to talk to them now that I’ve worn all of them day. These denims are recognized for his or her superior stretch restoration for a flawless match, and I actually like them. They have been snug proper off the rack, and that saying so much for me!

They’ve a 29″ inseam with a 10″ leg opening and a 11″ entrance rise. I’m used to a a lot decrease rise, however I like these for a change. They maintain every little thing in with out being binding or bagging within the crotch space. (Ugh, I hate that phrase… however it’s the solely phrase I do know to make use of.) The inseam is an inch longer than most of my denims, so they are going to be exhausting to put on with ankle boots, however they appear actually good with loafers, ballet flats, and pumps. That additional inch actually elongates the leg.

I additionally just like the wash lots. I stored these primarily b/c I’ve been wanting a pair of denims with a darker wash that isn’t cropped (often I put on the Paige Verdugo crop denims, proven above, once I need a darker wash.) The rear pockets are bigger than I want, however they’re not a deal breaker.

All in all, I’m actually having fun with my first pair of Good American denims. Undoubtedly go down a measurement, as the web site suggests. I’m sporting the 28.

Vince Milo Loafers in Pewter // These will not be new to any of you regulars, however one way or the other they’re nonetheless out there at Nordstrom Rack in fairly a number of sizes.

These footwear are like slippers. They’re leather-based lined and so mushy and supple. You guys, if they’ve your measurement, get them organized proper now. You KNOW I don’t say that about many issues. I’m not a type of bloggers.

I’ve had them for over a yr, they usually’re nonetheless considered one of my favorites. Actually, I’m sporting them as I sit right here scripting this publish, and I’m very tempted to order the black. For reference, I discovered them to be true to measurement.

Treasure & Bond Seasonal Pullover Sweater in Olive Sarma // That is one other piece that was delivered to my consideration by one other blogger. She has it in black, however I’ve a number of black turtlenecks, so I ordered the burgundy and olive to attempt, and I like each equally.

The match is certainly outsized, however it isn’t unflattering, and I really like the broad rib knit bands on the collar, cuffs and hem. And no drop shoulders. #hooray

additionally sporting: Good American Good Legs Excessive Waist Skinny Denims (see above) & Michael Kors Natasha Leopard Calf Hair Slides (previous)

Treasure & Bond Seasonal Pullover Sweater in Burgundy Russett // I styled this sweater a couple of alternative ways to point out you some choices, however I understand they’re all with skinny denims and ankle boots. I ought to have confirmed it with bootcut denims too, and perhaps an OTK boot as a result of I feel it’s actually versatile.

I undoubtedly need to maintain one, however I’m undecided: olive or burgundy? What say you???

additionally sporting:

AG The Legging Ankle Denims in Shadow Fog // I featured these in my greatest purchases of 2018 as a result of I’ve been on the lookout for gray denims for years, and I lastly discovered a pair I really like. In fact, they’re my holy grail — AG The Legging Ankle Denims. The wash is great, and as all the time, the match is unbelievable.

Rag & Bone Margot Bootie // These booties have been an enormous splurge for me final yr, however they’re a type of that I noticed in retailer, considered them for a number of weeks, after which once I noticed them go on sale, I grabbed them considering I might return them if I didn’t love them.

Verdict? I really like them, and I put on them a number of occasions every week throughout fall and winter. I wouldn’t advise anybody to pay full worth, figuring out that they do go on sale, however in case you ever do see them on sale, and also you gown casually lots, go for it. You gained’t remorse them. They’re tremendous luxe, leather-based lined, so smooth and cozy, and I can stroll all day in them regardless of the three 1/four″ heel.

Dolce Vita Coltyn Snakeskin-Embossed Leather-based Booties // These are on development and actually enjoyable. I additionally discover them fairly snug, regardless of a few of the evaluations. I additionally discovered them TTS and had no drawback with the zipper. I dunno… I’m fairly choosy, however I don’t know what these evaluations have been speaking about!

My solely grievance is the shaft is stiff, and after some time it begins to rub on the calf, so I simply put on crew socks once I have to put on them for any size of time. I like these rather a lot, however I haven’t worn them a ton as a result of the snakeskin typically appears just a little over-the-top for my informal way of life right here within the Philly ‘burbs.

That stated, I feel they’re a good way so as to add texture and curiosity to this primary look. I did get them on sale, by means of disclaimer. I don’t assume I’d pay full worth, however when you like them, control them. Hopefully they’ll go on sale once more earlier than finish of the season.

KAANAS Ladies’s Santorini Infinity Loop Woven Flat Slide Sandal // My final try-on is definitely an Amazon Trend discover… they usually even have them at Shopbop. I’ve been informed these would be the “It Sandal” for summer time 2019. Nicely, that may be a methods off, however I needed to get them organized and see what I feel. Plus I’m going to Florida in March, so I’m already protecting an eye fixed out for issues I’ll need to buy for that journey.

Properly, they’re cute! Additionally they are available black and white, and I ordered the black as properly, however they haven’t arrived but. I couldn’t stroll rather a lot in them as a result of they’re barely unfastened on my skinny, flat ft, however I feel the could possibly be fairly walkable for a mean foot.

They solely are available entire sizes, and it says to measurement up if in between, however I’m just about a strong eight in sandals, so I ordered the eight. They only barely match, however I do know a 9 can be means too massive and I’d stroll out of them.

All that to say, for those who’re a type of who likes to have the subsequent massive factor, chances are you’ll need to order your self a pair. Should you don’t wish to seem like everybody else, perhaps wait and see the way it goes.

I do assume they are going to be widespread — they remind me of the Hermes dupe that I feel I noticed on each blogger I comply with final summer time. This Kaanas model appears to be greater high quality than Steven, and I like this type higher. I attempted the Stevens and didn’t look after them.

And that’s a wrap!

I’ve already ordered some cardigans and pants for my subsequent attempt on haul. Let me know when you’ve got some other requests!

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