Yesterday was my birthday 🎂 so now I know that it’s all good “when I’m 64…” 🎵 😉 We had a quiet day, and enjoyed some takeout sushi from our favorite local spot.
I’m looking forward to shopping in person again eventually, but for the present am still more comfortable ordering online and trying things on at home. I don’t miss small, badly-lit dressing rooms, but do miss being able to grab another size or color to try on the spot.
I received a few deliveries this week, so decided to share my try-on session with you.
Classic blazer look
earrings (similar) | sweater blazer | necklace | top | jeans
First, I wanted to try this “Camille” sweater blazer from J.Crew because a navy blazer is such a classic wardrobe perennial. The knit fabric is lighter weight (comparable to the Sophie, though with a smoother texture) but substantial enough to have some structure. There is some wool in the blend. It does have inset pockets.
This would be a great piece for a casual office (or Zoom meetings) or if you want a less tailored version of classic blazer. Ultimately I decided it was more classic than what I need currently, so it’s going back.
A unique cotton cardigan
I was really smitten with this pineapple print cardigan when I saw it online. It’s 100% cotton, and while the fabric isn’t bulky, it IS nice and warm. Especially with that shawl collar.
I’m wearing size Small. (I also ordered the XS but haven’t received it yet. I don’t think I’d want to size down on this one anyway.) It’s available in sizes XS-XL.
I went back and forth on this cardigan. While I love that print, something about the shape just isn’t working for me, so I’m returning. But if your style is softer or more Bohemian, it might be perfect for you.
Faux suede topper
Now we’re getting somewhere…
I ordered this faux suede topper, thinking it might be a workable trench coat alternative. In our climate, I really don’t need it to be waterproof, but I wanted the look and styling options of a trench without the belt, flaps and double-breasted cut.
I love the color and shape. It’s unlined and lightweight enough to wear through Spring. It has raw edges (clean, not frayed), so is a more casual piece. And it’s machine washable!
I’m wearing size 0 (4-6) and would say it runs true-to-size. It’s also available in a light sage color, sizes 00 (0/2) to 4 (20/22).
This Sezane polka dot tee is a lightweight linen, which will be nice in the warmer months. It’s available in some other prints too, sizes XS-XXL. I’m wearing size Small, and think it runs large. I wish I’d ordered the XS.
And yes, sneakers
I’m a longtime fan of Paul Green shoes, and was offered a pair from their latest collection to try. I loved the look of these “Felicity” high-tops with a zip opening. They’re sleek, soft and lightweight. And very comfortable, of course!
The sole is lightly padded, with good arch support. The inside has a soft terry lining. They’re offered in 3 colors. This sneaker runs about 1/2 size larger than my other PG sneakers.
I’m Zooming again…
I’ll be going LIVE on Zoom again tomorrow with Brian of Brian + MW. He’ll be showing us some simple makeup techniques to help our skin look its best. And I’ll be trying and learning the techniques right along with you!
The session starts at 3pm ET/12pm PT, and should run for about 30-45 minutes. Space is limited, but if you’re interested in attending, you can register HERE (and submit any questions to Brian too).