Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 Dressing Room Try-Ons Part 6, Free People, Barefoot Dreams, Frame Denim. This one is a mixed bag, but I’d consider all of these casual wear so that’s the theme we are going with. Sorry this post is up so late. Right at the end of the upload post this afternoon my youngest daughter fell off a trampoline she’d been told she wasn’t allowed to be on. She broke her arm but it was a very small buckle fracture so thank goodness she doesn’t need a cast. That would have put an immediate end to swimming. Anways, three hours in the emergency room and lots of cuddles later, here we are. I think I have a few more sweater try-ons to share tomorrow.
The Found My Friend Sweater is this years Instagram and blogger favorite and you’ve probably seen it a zillion times in orchid pink, and slightly fewer times in sky blue already. I love Free People Sweaters and especially love their great vibrant pinks and odd Avante Garde shaped sweaters. I had a few rewards dollars kicking around form the 10 x point gift (a sorry for website issues on the first day of the sale) so buying this was a no-brainer. I feel like I need to give you a disclaimer on this one though because, despite the fact that I love it and it’s fun, this is a really odd fit, and a potentially problematic fit for most. It photographs incredibly well and is a statement piece which is why you are seeing it everywhere (plus it’s the price point sweet spot), but in real life the shape isn’t that flattering. It’s wide, and short. Free People is often oversized and this shirt is definitely oversized but I would not size down in this unless you have a short torso, or don’t mind showing your belly button. I stayed TTS which is what you see here. It looks good because my arms are flattening the sides down. I’m definitely going to wear this and I love it but I think not everyone is going to be happy with the fit. Fun sweater, great to grab on sale, especially if you have points to use.
Another type of Free People shirt I really like are these oversized ribbed scoop necks. The January Tee is the newest iteration of this theme. I tried a thermal version of the oversized tunic back in March but didn’t buy it, and regretted it a little. I prefer this top with a skinny jean, or better yet, tights. For size reference, the lighter blue one ‘lilac’ is my TTS large, and the dark Navy blue is a size down. I would have grabbed the size down for sure because not only did it look like the right size, I think this ribbed material may relax and loosen with wear. I passed on it this time but I hope I can eventually find it on clearance.
I’m sorry but I’m not 100% sure on the style name of these Frame Jeans. When I went to check the info online they weren’t in stock. There is a grey pair and a dark blue pair but this is a dark washed-out grey that seems different from the colors online, but I think the style is the same so I link to the closest match. They are very stretchy, and very comfortable TTS. If you are a person that is used to wearing tights instead of jeans, these are the pair for you. They are so slimming! I really liked them on but they are not a contender for me because the color is not what I’m after this year (either a dark blue, a basic blue jean or a very dark black). I’m definitely going to consider these at next years NSALE.
I LOVE my Barefoot Dreams Circle Cardi that I got last year. I wear it all the time for travel, road trips, around the house with the air con on, to school drop off in the morning, the grocery store, the freezing cold movie theater. It’s a staple! It’s not fashionable, but sometimes you need a cozy sweater you can just grab and throw on. The material is an incredibly soft bamboo microfiber chenille. You just have to feel it to know how soft it is. It’s washed very well and held up hundreds of washes. Last year I really hoped for a black or grey color and this year there are two shades of grey that I’m loving. I size down to a medium in this and sadly, the medium was sold out in the store I went to so this picture is of the only size that was left, a large. I had ordered the large (which is still pending), but I realize it’s definitely too big and it’s going to need to go back. Hopefully, I can exchange it at the Vancouver Nordstrom for a medium in either the dark or light grey. This is a bit of a splurge for such a casual loungewear item but if you are considering getting a hoodie or a robe, get something like this instead.