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Dressing Room Diaries-April at Chico’s

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Happy Wednesday, ladies. This week I am back in Chico’s to share a few other things I found in their newest spring collection. I’m fortunate to have two local stores to shop at because each store doesn’t get everything. I shared my first batch of favorites here, and today I have an April dressing room diary to show you the rest.

If you’re new here, welcome. A dressing room diary is when I go into a local store for a try-on session so you can see what’s new and 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.

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WEARING / BEADED TUNICPETITE OPTION HERE  / MICROFIBER TANK SO SLIMMING 360 BRIGITTE ANKLE PANTS

This beaded tunic caught my eye online and I was anxious to try it on because the orange and pink color combo is really starting to grow on me. My store only had the regular in stock, but the petite is online here. I actually don’t mind the extra 2″ in length because it’s semi-sheer. This could dress up or down and even work as a bathing suit coverup. I’m wearing it over the microfiber tank I collect in my favorite colors, and the new So Slimming 360 Brigitte ankle pants which come in 7 colors. The tunic is a 4/6, the tank is an 8/10, and the pants are a 6.

WEARING / POPLIN TUNIC / BRIDGET CROPS

This green poplin fabric is a nice combination of crisp and stretchy. This shape is less than flattering on my broad shoulders but would help add balance to a gal with narrow shoulders and wider hips. I’m wearing an 8/10. The high vent gingham crops have a 24″ inseam. They’re a pull-on style so have no zipper or snap to bulge out in the tummy area. I’m wearing a 6.

WEARING – BEADED LINEN DRESS

This machine-washable, lightweight linen and cotton dress is a great one-and-done look for the warm weather. It’s also available in white here. I’m wearing a 4/6 which is too snug in my shoulders so it runs TTS. The delicate beading means all you need are some simple earrings, a pair of sandals and you’re good to go. I see this worn to a backyard BBQ, a pool party, errands on the weekend, or dressed up for a baby/bridal shower with a change of accessories and handbag.

WEARING / COTTON-BLEND SLUB TOP / BRIGITTE BUTTON CAPRIS

We chatted about this length crop last week when my mannequin was modeling them. I wanted to share the difference 1 1/2″ can make. On the left, they stop at a wide part of my calf, and on the right, I folded the hem under so they stop at a spot where my legs narrow. The most flattering length for any skirt, short, crop, or pair of pants is at a spot where your leg narrows.

WEARING / LINEN UTILITY TEE / LINEN BUTTON HEM CROPS
WEARING / LINEN UTILITY TEE / LINEN BUTTON HEM CROPS

This utility tee comes in 3 colors here, and blue or white here. I’m wearing an 8/10. The pants are 100% machine washable linen in a pull-on style with buttons at the hem. The inseam is 24″. They also come in a soft blue color. I’m wearing an 8 which is miles too large for me so they look baggier than they should.

WEARING /  SUMMER ROMANCE MIDI CARDIGAN  /  MICROFIBER TANK WIDE LEG LINEN PANTS

This romance cardigan is a great lightweight layer for warm weather. The elbow-length sleeves are loose so they allow air to circulate.  It’s a cotton blend in a modern geometric that would coordinate with lots of other colors. I am wearing an 8/10 so the fit is generous because it stretches.

These wide-leg linen pants are selling out fast so they might be gone by the time I get this post up. They’re a pull-on style in alabaster. The inseam is 30 1/2″ so I’m standing on my toes for you to see and I would need to hem them for flat shoes. They are more of a full leg than what I consider wide. I love the flowy shape which will feel very cool in warm weather. I’m wearing a 4 and feel they run a bit large. I love that the fabric blend has spandex for comfort.

WEARING / NO-IRON LINEN BUTTON BACK TUNIC  /  NO-STAIN WHITE GIRLFRIEND CROPS

I love linen and no-iron linen is even better. It still wrinkles gently, but that’s part of the charm of its look. Polka dots are a perennial favorite and have a fresh look that’s perfect for spring. This 3/4 sleeve tunic has a button-back detail in a soft limon yellow that would look great with white, navy, all denim washes. I also love that it’s not too long to tuck or half tuck if you wanted to. I am wearing a 4 which is a teeny bit snug so it runs TTS.

If you’re anything like me, your white jeans are a magnet for dirt. The no-stain technology Chico’s uses is pretty cool and really works. I’m wearing the no-stain girlfriend crops which had the bottoms rolled up. When I unroll them they’re almost full-length on me with an inseam of 26.5″. They also come in petite with an inseam of 22″. I’m wearing a 6 regular.

WEARING / FLORAL LIGHTWEIGHT SWEATER  /  STACKED FRAY GIRLFRIEND CROPS

These stacked fray Girlfriend crops come in 7 colors with a 24″ inseam. Like all girlfriend jeans, they have lots of spandex for stretch and comfort. The petite option is here in 4 colors with a 22″ inseam. I am wearing a regular size 6 which is a bit loose through the seat area so they run TTS.

The lightweight sweater is a cotton blend with short sleeves and a scoop neckline. I am wearing a 4/6 which is roomy so it runs large. This is also on sale.

WEARING /  GEOMETRIC RUANA MICROFIBER TANK  /  SINGLE FRAY ANKLE JEGGINGS

I snagged this ruana, first thing in the door. The colors are soft and lovely and would coordinate with so much. It comes in XXS/XS which is  39.5″ long… S/M which is  40.5” long, and L/XL which is 41.5” long. I’m wearing XXS/XS and it’s plenty roomy. These are the single fray ankle jeggings which have a 29.5″ inseam and are a pull-on style. I’m wearing a size 6. The aqua is not an exact fit for the color in the ruana coordinates nicely.

Are you a fan of crops?

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

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