My VPS wasn’t in the store the day I visited so I was on my own styling outfits. I was pretty pleased with myself when I came up with this next set, varying the outwear.
~ Excursion Quilted Down Vest, Heather Tigerlily, Small ~
The color of this is really a darker orange, IRL. It’s certainly a good match to burnt orange for Texas Longhorn fans out there. I have three of these in neutral colors – Black, from the retail; Navy from the Factory, and Wool Gray from the Factory. I prefer the original retail version, which is what the Factory version is now, both without the top pocket and gold buttons. The colors I have are pretty neutral and I switch them out often. There’s no change in the sizing in the excursion vest. I’m wearing my normal, retail and factory, size Small. This year, it is also offered with a corduroy trim. I saw it IRL but wasn’t a huge fan of it.
~ Campbell Blazer in Houndstooth, size 8 ~
The Houndstooth Blazer came out two releases ago and immediately went on my wishlist. My store finally got it in and I love it. I don’t have a Houndstooth blazer and I like that this one is navy and not black. And, this is offered in Petite sizing. The size 8 fits fine, though a little long in the arms so I would need the 10 Petite.
And just look at the polka dot lining!
~ V-Neck Cardigan with Floral Patch, Navy, Medium ~
J.Crew has done this tipped sweater for a couple of rollouts now. I haven’t bought any since I already have plenty of solid v-neck sweaters but I like that they added a little jeweled detail. Though you could accomplish the same thing with cute little Dragonfly Pin, that doesn’t really look like a dragonfly. This runs TTS, especially over a button-down.
~ Perfect Shirt in Plaid, size 8 ~
I have this Factory plaid shirt that I could use to make a similar outfit but I really like the tighter plaid pattern on this shirt. I’m fluctuating between 8 and 10 in button-downs right now. The 8 fit fine but I think I’d like the 10 or 10 Petite.
~ Sammie Pant in Corduroy, Masala Chai, size 8 ~
These pants are awesome! I think they are so flattering and they fit really well. My normal size 8 is a great fit and the length is full on me, which I don’t mind. I don’t know if I would try the 8 Petite to get the cropped look since these are such a great fit. I originally thought the pockets were sown shut but they actually have zippers. I didn’t really notice the rise being too high on these, compared to the Polka Dot. The Masala Chai color is what I’ll probably purchase, over the Navy.