Dressing Room Diary in Red, White, & Blue
It’s never too early for red, white, and blue outfits with a spring vibe, so that’s what I’ve got for you today.
If you’re new here, welcome. A dressing room diary is when I go into a local store for a try-on session to see what’s new and show you how it looks on a woman over 25. For reference, I am 5’4″ and weigh around 139 lbs. I have broad shoulders with straight hips, a long torso, and long arms. I often buy one size larger on top. You’ll see me try on clothes in colors and shapes that may or may not flatter me because I want you to see what’s in the stores and get some styling ideas. I will tell you what sizes I am wearing to help you understand how things run.
I have this little fringe jacket in the pale gray (Sugar Cookie) color and love it. This is navy, which I think I love even more. They come out with this jacket in new colors all the time, and for a good reason. It’s a lightweight cotton blend that goes with so many things. Plus size here in other colors.
These NYDJ have a straight leg and come in 4 washes. I have the bottom folded under about 2″ because I am better with the petites. They come in sizes 00-18, petite 00-18P, and tall 0-18. Plus size here and here in various washes. I always suggest you size down in NYDJ because they stretch out with wear. The blouse has a cross-over front and blouson bottom that’s meant to be worn out over pants or jeans. It comes in sizes 00-20W and plus sizes here.
This polo-collared sweater comes in 4 colors, XXS-XXL. It’s a textured rib that lays flat and hides lumps and bumps. I like that the V-neck is a modest depth. I paired it with this flat-front, straight-leg pants with my favorite tummy-slimming side zip. I am wearing navy, and they also come in black, plus size here. This is a great machine washable pant with spandex that would travel well and dress up or down.
This abstract print blouse has a 3 button cuff in a medium-weight crepe with a nice drape. It comes in sizes 00- 20W and plus size here. It’s described as gray, but I see a soft cool toned blue with soft white. I think it would be really pretty with white jeans or pants for spring. These are the Wit & Wisdom Itty Bitty bootcut jeans which fit beautifully. They come in sizes 00-18 with a 32″ inseam, so I need shoes or boots with these. I love how this jean fits and shapes then flares slightly to go over footwear. Plus size here.
Another great polo knit sweater that comes in 4 colors sizes XXS-XXL. I’m wearing it over these NYDJ white Marilyn straight jeans. They come in sizes 00-18 Petite and Plus size here. My store didn’t have petite so I’m showing the regular length and have turned the bottom under 2″. As with all NYDJ, I recommend sizing down because they stretch out when you wear them.
This little cropped denim jacket would look really cute over a casual dress. The bottom is gently frayed, which makes it a bit more pliable and soft than other jean jackets. I’m wearing it over a red and white striped tee with blue pants for a spring vibe. The tee comes in several solids, a few prints, and this fresh red and white stripe. It comes in sizes 00-18. The chinos are a nice classic shape in 4 colors with 3% spandex. These have a nice relaxed fit with a straight leg.
This striped sweater has a fun nautical vibe in 3 colors. The boat neck is not my most flattering shape but wonderful for women who need to add width to the top of their silhouettes. I paired it with the same Caslon Stretch cotton chinos as above, this time in classic white. This whole look feels so spring-like.
This knit Halogen blazer is made from a comfy cotton knit with a drapey wing collar. It has elevated sweatshirt vibes and is super comfy. The nipped-in waist and side pockets gives me the illusion of a waist where I have none 🙂 It comes in 3 colors this season, including navy with white stripes. I think I could go down to a size small, so I have it on order because I think it will be great for my trip to Florida next month. It comes in sizes XXS-XXL and plus size here in navy.
Navy and white is a favorite spring combination. Adding a dash of red seems so natural I may have to add some to my wardrobe 🙂 Are you ready to see some spring fashion?
Thanks for reading and be sure to wear what makes you feel confident.
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