Dressing Room Diaries – Loft
Last Saturday’s would you wear it had some pretty strong opinions about the mannequins. One reader called them frumpy which made the hair stand up on the back of my neck. She is totally entitled to her opinion but I don’t want anyone’s feelings hurt here and that particular word has very negative connotations so I deleted it.
While I was snapping that mannequin, I did a DRD, and here’s what I tried on.
If you’re new here, welcome. A dressing room diary is when I go into a store and try on new merchandise so you can see how it looks on a woman over 25. For reference, I am 5’4″ and weigh around 138 lbs with broad shoulders and straight hips. I have a long torso and arms so I often buy one size larger on top. I try on clothes in colors and shapes that may or may flatter me so you can see what’s in the stores and get some styling ideas.
This tee comes in 3 colors, with a boat neck and 3/4 sleeves. The fabric is 100% slub-textured cotton available in regular and petite. I’m wearing a small in regular. These mid-rise skinny jeans are available in regular, petite, and tall, 24-34. I’m wearing a 29 which is one size too large on me so they don’t look as slim through the leg as they should.
I’m wearing a small in regular in this striped shirt, but ended up buying the medium because it’s 100% cotton and I assume it will shrink. It’s selling out fast in most of the colors. It comes in regular and petite, XXS-XXL.
The chunky cardigan comes in 4 colors, XS-XXL. I’m wearing an XS which is a bit small on me so it runs TTS. It’s a machine washable cotton blend that should probably be a bit slouchier so I would go up a size for that look.
The mixed stitch sweater is in electric yellow, in case you didn’t notice 🙂 It has a lot of green in the color which makes it more neutral than warm. It also comes in 3 other colors, regular and petite, XS-XXL. I’m wearing a small in regular. It’s a midweight cotton blend and very soft.
These jeans were obviously in the store, but I can’t locate them on the website for you. I hate when that happens.
Same striped tee as above, this time in kelly green. The high-waist sculpting jegging is surprisingly comfortable because it has 4% Lycra. It comes in a straight or curvy version in regular, petite, and tall, sizes 24-32. I’m wearing a regular in 28 which is the length I prefer.
I adore this blue sweater but can’t find it anywhere on the website, so let me know if you find it.
Yay, a reader found this blue sweater here! Thank you. It’s such a pretty shade.
I’m wearing it over the everyday white shirt in a large petite. It also comes in regular length sizes XXS-XXL. The skinny pants are nice grey tweed-type fabric with plenty of stretch but the fiber count is not listed. They come in regular or curvy, in petite, regular, or tall lengths. I’m wearing a regular length in size 8.
This blouse is woven in the front and knit in the back so it’s as comfy as a tee shirt. I’m not a pattern lover nor am I fond of ruffles, but I almost bought this because it’s very pretty. It’s sized XS-XL, I am wearing a small. The stretch twill skinny pants come in 5 colors, in regular and petite. I am wearing a 6 petite. This will be a great length pant when the weather warms up.
Same stretch twill pants as above, this time in brushed rose which appears a warm shade to me. This pair is a 6 regular so you can see the difference in the length.
Here’s the same cardigan you saw above, this time in Pink Burst. I adore pink with black, the brighter the pink, the more pop it has. I’m wearing an XS here too. I’m wearing it over a column of black which includes a simple cotton tee and skinny jeans.
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As you see, dressing room diaries are not without their challenges. I often come home with lots of pictures and can’t locate the item to share with you. My Sheec socks are super comfy. I have several different styles and recommend them highly.
Thanks for reading and remember to wear what makes you feel confident.