So sorry for the late post today! I promised a fit review ‘later today’ this morning thinking we’d be home much earlier but after 6 hours driving, and 3 hours of trying on clothes, we needed some dinner and wine to recoup. I have a huge, huge amount of photos to put up for you guys but I think I’m going to have to split them up and do some today, and then the rest tomorrow and possibly a fourth post. I also tried on activewear and found some gems I had no idea about before going in. Check out my Instagram for the sneak peek on those. For this post, I have some jeans, sweaters, and a blazer in two colors and sizes. I’ll have more jeans tomorrow along with coats, jackets and other tops. Just to reassure you, although there were definitely products missing and sold out, there is still plenty of stock and lots of amazing goodies. These jeans were sold out this morning and now they’ve been restocked on the website in most sizes. Don’t feel like you’ve missed out if you didn’t get to early access. I managed to snag my AG Skinny Ankle Jeans on a pop-back yesterday. They sold out the second day of the sale but then sizes kept popping in and out.
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These jeans really caught my eye online but I didn’t order for a few reasons. The price is higher than the rest of the denim I like and it’s not a brand known for denim. The style is very different for me too! I stick to straight leg, or skinny jeans and haven’t worn a boot cut or flare since high school – now I remember how flattering that style is and how balancing it is for a pear shape. Despite the retro style, these felt really fresh thanks to the undone hem and the pretty button details. The store I went to today was sold out of my usual size but they did have one size down. I was surprised at how comfortable and stretchy they are! They are made of Japanese stretch denim, so the fabric is really nice quality. Beware though, for some reason these are dry clean only. This surprises me and I want to find out why. I am going to check with a dry cleaner and find out if they must really be dry cleaned. I suspect it’s because of potential color transfer on the ribbon, not that the material would get damaged. The only problem with the fit of these in my size down is since the button fly is exposed, you can see that the button line is not straight. I typically wear my sweaters untucked and they cover the buttons but I would probably want to have the ability to tuck in my shirt and show the button features. I am going to see if the Nordstrom in Vancouver gets this in my size so I can try it on and see if the buttons do the same. Otherwise, I absolutely loved the look and style of these jeans, and they were really comfortable. If you want to splurge, I recommend!
You might remember that this sweater was on my early wish list. I really love doing my wishlists before the sale because they evolve a ton and it’s funny to see what doesn’t make the cut and what does. I chose not to purchase this sweater because it’s on the pricey side, and there have been too many other items fighting for my attention. I talked myself out of it telling myself it looked too short. This sweater is beautiful and so perfect. The color is actually a marled purple with little flecks of darker purple and pink in the yarn and the cashmere is so soft. It’s TTS, long enough (although slightly short) and roomy in the arms. I adore it, and I adore the color! I’m not ready to fork over the funds for this one but I waaaaant it! Recommend if you are in the market for a cashmere sweater. It’s pricey, but special.
Another sweater I really liked is this beautiful green Ted Baker Merino Wool blended sweater. The fit was TTS and really comfortable. Body-skimming but not snug anywhere, and not boxy either. The embroidered detail at the shoulder was so pretty and gave this a lot of visual interest. The price for this one was a lot more reasonable at $143.90. I came close to purchasing this as an alternative to the purple one above but in the end, I let it go. It’s really soft and I thought at first it was cashmere. It felt similar to the Nordstrom Signature cashmere but when I checked the fabric content it was actually Merino wool, viscous, polyamide, and 5% cashmere. The viscous and polyamide is probably the embroidered applique.
Am I a broken record yet? This sweater is stunning, I loved it, it was too expensive for today’s shopping trip. I liked it in the catalog but it didn’t make my wish list. You really don’t see the pretty details of the pearl buttons at the neck and arms in the catalog picture, or even online really. I love the contrast between the old school feminine details of the pearl buttons with the ultra-modern sporty shape. I love that it’s tunic butt covering length and the ribbed pattern knit. It’s merino wool but it doesn’t feel like an itchy, thick or fluffy sweater, but a smooth silky knit. The neckline is high and almost like a shawl collar. I wish I’d thought to try and unbutton those neck buttons to see if it has a different styling option. The fit is TTS, long and extra long in the sleeves for those of you long limmed. It’s body skimming, but loose enough to hide my tummy.
ok, many more fit reviews tomorrow. Tomorrow I will start with the J Crew Dover Blazer, Frame Jeans, Mackage Coats and lots more.