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Dressing Room Diaries- Stripes For Spring

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Happy Wednesday ladies. It’s officially March so it’s time for stipes and linen. Just kidding, but the good stuff arrives early so I thought I would show you some of the stripes for spring that are showing up in my local Nordstrom.

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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 not flatter me so you can see what’s in the stores and get some styling ideas. I tell you what sizes I am wearing to help you understand how things run.

yellow cardigan and black pants
WEARING –  EASY OPEN FRONT CARDIGAN  (Plus size here) –  STRIPED TANK  –  LINEN PANTS

These linen pants are a great basic from Nordstrom each year. They have pockets and a drawstring waist making them easy peasy to wear in hot weather. They have a high rise and come in petite and regular sizes XXS-XXL. I’m wearing a regular in small. The Navy option is here.

This cardigan is a light and airy cotton/35% viscose/nylon blend. It comes in 3 colors sizes XS-XXL, plus size here. I am wearing a small in regular. The tank is sized XS-XXL, I’m wearing a small.

WOMAN TRYING ON WHITE EJANS
WEARING –  SIDE-VENT LIGHTWEIGHT TUNIC SWEATER  –  WHITE JEANS

I was thrilled to find lots of white jeans on the racks because nothing says warm weather like a great pair of white jeans. These are by Caslon and come in white, black, and 2 blue washes. The rise is high and they have lots of stretch in sizes 00-18. The white is flying out the door so I had to settle on this size 10 which is too large for me. They feel terrific on and look much more expensive than the $49 price tag.

This side-vent cotton blend tunic comes in 4 colors, sizes 00-18. I’m wearing a small so think it runs generously.

WOMEN WEARING BEIGE LINEN PANTS
WEARING –  SWEATER JACKET (PLUS SIZE HERE)  –  TANK TOP  –  sorry I can’t locate these LINEN-BLEND TROUSERS 

This sweater jacket comes in petite and regular sizes XXS-XXL. I am wearing a small in regular so it runs true to size. The tank comes 3 colors in petite and regular sizes XS-XXL. I am wearing a regular in small and have the bottom folded under about 4″ because it’s pretty long on me.

WEARING –  FITTED V-NECK CARDIGAN  –  V-NECK TEE  –  SIDE SLIT CAPRIS ON LEFT 

This organic cotton-blend fitted v-neck cardigan comes in 7 great colors in sizes SSX-XXL. I am wearing a medium which is plenty large for me so it runs generously. I love this length cardigan over a dress because it shows some waist without hiding your shape. The v-neck tee comes in 7 colors sizes XXS-XXL. I am wearing a medium.

The side slit capris come in 4 colors sizes 00-18. I am wearing an 8. They recommend you size down because they stretch out with wearing.

WEARING –  STRIPED SPLIT NECK TEE  –  PULL-ON STRETCH SLIM WHITE JEANS

This split neck tee is a nice weight that’s opaque, which I appreciate. It comes in 3 colors sized XXS-XXL, I am wearing a small. It’s made from an organic cotton blend with spandex. These slim ankle jeans area a pull-on style with a nice straight leg. They have a 29″ inseam which I have turned under 1″. They are thick enough to be opaque.

RED AND WHITE STRIPES SHIRT AND BLUE JEANS
WEARING –  STRIPED HOODIE  –  HIGH WAIST CASLON JEANS

Here are the same Caslon jeans I showed above, this time in a dark blue wash. This size 8 fits me much better than the 10. The sales lady talked me into a 6, which fits snugly, and came home with me. The website says they run large, but I didn’t find that. I suppose it depends on how tight you like your jeans :).

This cotton/modal striped hoodie comes in 4 colors sized XS-XXL. I could have tried on the navy and white, but this red and white just screamed more fun to me. It’s a fitted shape so I sized up to a medium.

WOMAN WEARING LINEN PANTS AND NAVY JACKET
WEARING –  STRETCH ORGANIC COTTON JACKET  –  ROUNDED V-SCOOP TEE  –  these LINEN PANTS seem to be sold out

The stretch organic cotton jacket comes in 3 colors in sizes XXS-XXL. I am wearing a size small so it runs generously. It’s as soft as a sweatshirt and a terrific third layer for spring. The V-neck tee comes in 13 colors and stripes sizes XXS-XXL. It is semi-sheer which is why I prefer it in color, rather than white.

Are you a fan of stripes?

Thanks for reading and remember to wear what makes you feel confident.

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