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2023 fashion decisions: evaluating sizes

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Happy Fashion Friday, everyone!  It has been such a fun week with great discussions on the blog.  Today, I want to address how, for my 2023 fashion decisions, I am evaluating sizes.

On Monday, I shared with you my need to make some new 2023 fashion decisions in the post,  Fashion Search for 2023 Begins.

I began my search at Dillard’s, and the pieces I tried on just did not feel right…. but I was not sure exactly why.

Then, I remembered something……

2023 FASHION DECISIONS: EVALUATING SIZES

evaluating sizes

During one of our shopping journeys, Leigh Ann had be try on petite sizes and they looked much better.

In the Monday post, I tired on the Ali Miles brand in my regular size.

However, once I switched to petites….I liked the pieces much better and purchased three in petites.

Today, I am wearing the Petite Size Brushed Knit Abstract Print Cowl Neck 3/4 Sleeve Pintuck Detail Tunic

I love this top and wore it here out to dinner with the family this week.  It is a cooler weather top, but not too heavy.

The length is perfect and makes a huge difference it how it fits me.

These are the types of abstract prints I prefer to florals…though I do occasionally wear florals.

evaluating sizes

I added older Soft Surroundings Metro Leggings in a terra cotta color, bronze ballet flats, and a bronze cuff…which was a Goodwill Find.

evaluating sizes

I also wore this Ali Miles top to a doctor’s appointment.

This is the Petite Size Abstract Print Wire Mock Collar 3/4 Cuff Sleeve Button Front Woven Tunic

It is a lighter fabric, so I can wear it as often as I like.  This outfit will travel  with me on planned trips.

I styled it with the lantern pants sent to me recently from Alembika. 

However, I love the Eileen Fisher lantern pants at Dillards.  They are a more substantial fabric.

Dillard’s has brown cropped lantern pants on sale….check out the Tencel™ Lyocell Knit Jersey Pull-On Lantern Ankle Pants

I like this look very much…it has a great amount of brown in the top that is difficult to see…looks more like brown…but there are more of my colors than is reflected in the photo.

I will show you the third top another time.

2023 FASHION DECISIONS EVALUATING SIZES

evaluating sizes

I have to be evaluating sizes right now to find the best looks.

Most of my adult life, I have been 5 8 1/2 and most often been larger…(working on changing that.)

But, always thought petites were not for me, because traditionally it is for shorter ladies.

  It has been a nice surprise to discover that some tops work much better than Misses….but not all, it depends on the garment.  

I really do best when I try clothing on.   Just this week at JJIll, I was able to wear and look good in a Misses Medium…but in other garments it may take an XL.

Sigh!  The battle is real…isn’t it ladies.

The good news is that I am finding answers.  I love these three new tops I just added to the wardrobe.  I know the cost per wear will be low on these for me.

But, I admit…me? in petites? Who knew that would happen?

Here are some brands you may want to check out:

TALBOT’S PETITE NEW COLLECTION PIECES

CHICO’S PETITE NEW COLLECTION PIECES

PETITES CURRENTLY AT JCP

PETITES CURRENTLY AT LAND’S END

Has anyone else recently tried a different size or changed your size?  There are so many challenges to consider…but something I will work through in my 2023 fashion decisions of evaluating sizes.

Enjoy your Friday, everyone…and hopefully I will see you tomorrow for….WOULD YOU WEAR IT?

KEEP SMILING!!

By Pamela Lutrell

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2023 fashion decisions

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