I've loved seeing all the new collections online and was excited to finally try some things on. I was also on the lookout for some fall and winter staple items (as most of my winter clothes are a bit big now) and some good pieces for my fall vacation.
I usually have no problem finding loads of stuff I love, but this trip was a little more difficult. I certainly narrowed down my search by going in with particular items in mind. That, and the fact that the store was about half work wear that doesn't apply to my life and bras that are made for someone with a much larger cup size narrowed things down even more. I did choose a few pieces to try on and thought I would bring you the hits and misses. (Pay no mind to the bad lighting.)
French Terry Blazer - I was pretty excited about this blazer because it looked like it was a good fitted silhouette on the hanger. The sleeves were rolled up a bit to reveal a cute pinstriped lining that I loved. It is more of a ponte knit, which made it more lightweight and comfortable. I thought it would be great to give a little more put-together look for jeans and provide a different outer layer than my cardigans and shrugs. As with all blazers I have ever tried on, the bust area was HUGE and mishapen on me because I have a smaller bust. Sizing down would have made the blazer impossible to button and, because of the non-stretch lining, the upper arm area would not have fit correctly.
Zipper Ponte Shell - This top is simple, but fun and interesting; it could definitely be a versatile piece, going from work to a night out or hanging out on the weekend. I love the merlot shade and the way the zippers can be adjusted to create a more peplum shape. It is a ponte knit, making it very comfortable to wear. I debated for a while on whether or not I was going to purchase it. While I knew I owned multiple pencil skirts it would go great with, I didn't buy it. After trying it on with a couple different bottoms, I decided it is too short for me to wear it with jeans which is really how I would wear it most often. It needed to be about two inches longer for me to wear it with pants.
Faux Leather Skater Skirt - This skirt was really cute on the hanger. I LOVE the fullness of the bottom section of the skirt. If it had only been this full part, I would have purchased it. The band at the top hugs the largest part of me and most of the tops that would be cute with the skirt are not long enough to cover this flat section. I tried it on with the Zipper Shell and as you can see, the shirt doesn't cover the awkward top part of the skirt. Below, you can see what it looks like when I pulled the skirt up so the full part started at my waist. It was SO CUTE then.
3/4 Sleeve Ribbed Tee - This tee is not too thick, not too thin. It is super soft and extremely comfy. I am wearing the 22/24 in this photo, which I feel was just a tad too small. The bust and arms were great, but I wish the tummy and hips part of the top were a little bigger. I tried the 26/28 and it was way too big and sloppy looking. I was so sad because I really liked the versatility of it and thought it would be a great top to travel in.
Zip Pocket Sateen Skinny Pant - These pants actually fit really well. I wanted to try the burgundy ones, but they were sold out of my size. They are figure hugging, stretchy, and a really great length. I ended up not purchasing them because I am not a huge fan of the zippered pocket thing. Otherwise, they were great.
Faux Leather Moto Vest - I almost didn't even try this on. I'm not a vest person (except for those several years in the late 80s when I had multiple floral vests that held all my New Kids On The Block buttons). A faux leather moto-style vest didn't seem like me at all. But it looked cute and I kept coming back to look at it as I walked around the store. Finally, I decided to go ahead and try it on with the above outfit because I was going to be in the fitting room anyway. I didn't buy it at the store; it just seemed impractical for the price. At dinner later that night, I looked over the above photos my husband took and the vest just looked so cute. I kept thinking about it and thinking about it. After looking through my closet and all the things it could go with, I decided to purchase it! I can't wait to rock it in future outfit posts!
Faux Leather Moto Vest, Gold Hoop Earrings, Twisted Chain Statement Necklace, French Terry Moto Hoodie, Bezel Set Drop Earrings
In store, I ended up purchasing the jewelry items so I could spend my Reward Check. I don't have anything quite like the drop earrings and they will go with a ton of stuff. I don't own any gold hoops and these have sparkles, so I needed those. The necklace is a bit shorter than I usually like but it matches my highlighted hair perfectly. Also, it is super sparkly! Because of the Buy One Get One Free sale, I ended up buying the matching bracelet for the necklace as well because I can use it as an extender when I want the necklace to be longer.
Back at home, I decided the vest was too cute not to have bought it, so I went online and snatched it up along with the hoodie. I will be sure to post it on Instagram and Facebook when it arrives in the mail.
Did you get any goodies from the sales over the weekend? Let me know in the comments!