On to March roll-out. I liked items from this roll-out a lot more than February, especially the Graphic Peony Reese Pants and Top.

~ Scattered Floral Sequin Shell, White, size 8 ~
I liked the visual interest of this top in both the White and Rustic Mint (below). The flowers on the White are pink with grey. They seem to be into rounded hems right now which I think is a good thing. I knew just from seeing it on the hanger that I would need an 8 in this top. That size is a good fit and anything smaller would be really tight. 

Scattered Floral Sequin Shell, Rustic Mint, size 8 ~
The flowers on the Rustic Mint are Coral/Orange with Pink. It looks like a very pretty combination with the Mint green fabric. 

You can see the side-view of the rounded hem.

Unfortunately, I think the embellishment will be covered up at the shoulder quite a bit with a blazer. A cardigan would be a better option to show off this pretty top. I’m not in need of an embellished top right now as I have a few others from seasons past that work well for now. 
What do you think of the Scattered Floral Sequin Shell? Has anyone seen the Faded Indigo color IRL? 

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Rounding out the February launch are a few shirts, including the Indigo Gauze Popover I wore with the Slim Cargo Pants.

This top was one of my original picks from the February roll-out. I was finally able to try it on and I really like it, from the front. I just do no like the side zippers. They ruined a perfectly nice embellished shirt with stupid zippers. That trend needs to go too. I’m sure I’ll be praising zippers on the side when it’s 100 degrees out and I’m trying to cool off. 
The size 6 was a very nice fit. Because it’s sleeveless there wasn’t an issue with fitting the arms. There’s no pulling across the chest. The beading seems to be pretty secure as well. I liked it except for the zippers. I did bring it home to see if it would change my mind but it hasn’t. 

~ Corded Popover Tunic in Blue Stripe, size 6 ~

I really liked this popover. This felt a like a linen blend but is a cotton-blend. The size 6 is a good fit and I wouldn’t size up though the arms do look a little snug when I bend them. I’ll just keep my arms at the side instead. 

The v-neck is not too low cut and the hems are split with a rounded shape. I actually see this more as a swim cover-up so I’ll wait until it’s on sale with a promo to reconsider it.

~ Floral Sailor Tee, Medium ~
That was fast. This tee, and it’s Metallic sister, are now on sale. The Medium fit well but with the drop-shoulder and three-quarter length sleeves make it just ok for me. The Metallic Sailor Tee might be more interesting with the Metallic Flowers and reverse stripes (Navy over white). 

~ Drapey Oxford Crepe Popover, Pale Blue, Small ~
This looked to run big on the hanger so I grabbed a Smmall. This was another one of my picks from the February roll-out in the Navy. I really liked this shirt on, though not this specific color as much. The Small fit pretty well and didn’t have much of an exaggerated drop-shoulder. 

It felt more of a cotton-blend than the Tencel. Since it’s blended with Viscose I know I’ll shrink it at some point so it’s a pass for me.

~ Indigo Gauze Popover, size 6 ~

Huge fan of this popover. The size 8 was HUGE on me. The size 6 is a much better fit all over. I might have been able to get into a size 4 but this drapes fairly well in the 6 so I stuck with that size. The color is pretty saturated IRL though be careful about color transfer. 

The gauze is not see-through and is very lightweight. I tucked in the shirt when I wore it but it will look fine un-tucked as well.

I think that wraps up most of February’s roll-out. It’s been crazy-busy here with the outside construction, inside re-decorating and helping plan two baby showers. I’ll be glad when things slow down a little.

Have a Great Day!

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I grabbed these two skirts right before going into the dressing room. They weren’t really on my radar for purchasing but I want to share how these look IRL on me.

~ Laser-Cut Skirt, Dusty Alabaster, size 6 ~
The style of this skirt is similar to a favorite of mine, the Pleated Lattice Skirt. The front wide waist area does not have the lattice-work on it though. The pleating on the lower section is similar as well as the fit. The skirt does fit in the size 6 but I would feel more comfortable in the size 8 (not one to try on). The color isn’t all that great for me either. I’m not really a pink fan but I loved the Distressed Quartz of the Pleated Lattice Skirt since it was little darker pink and still flattering on my skin tone.  

The laser-cut looks more like perforations than laser-cuts to me. I think the laser-cuts should have been made to look like diamonds or another shape instead of dots all over. The material is poly, though from a distance I thought it was pleather.

~ Metallic Pleated Midi Skirt, Navy, size 8 ~
I wanted to love the Metallic Pleated Midi Skirt. But without or with “heels” I just can’t get the hemline to raise just a little. I just don’t think Midi Skirts are flattering on me. I feel dumpy and really short in them, even when I have heels on. So I just stay away from them altogether. This is one of those trends that doesn’t want my participation. 

Another foot of material and this would be a maxi skirt for me. The size 8 was the best fit for me. I vary between a 6 and 8 depending on the style of the skirt and the waistband. This one has no give so a size 8 works. If you are between sizes, go with your larger size.

Shiny with the flash but not as much IRL.

If you can wear a Midi Skirt, Yay for you! I recommend this one. I think it will go with a lot of items and the metallic is a different sheen to play with.

Have a Great Evening!

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Crop Tops are apparently still trending. I have two styles like this in Linen from last year but they don’t feel like a crop top to me.

~ Cotton Oxford Cloth Cropped Top, True Blue, size 8 ~
I tried on two sizes and the size 8 ran fairly big on me. This is boxy all over including the drop-shoulder sleeves. I liked the color of the blue and the material is the same as an oxford shirt.

The size 6 was a much better fit, even through the shoulders so I recommend sizing down at least one size. The white looked nice. The length of the size 6 hits just at the bottom of the waistband on the Harlow Pant. The boxy shape really is unappealing to me and I try to stay away from it. It wasn’t a good match with the pants either. Of course, with a high-waisted skinny or pencil skirt this top will be fine. 

~ Harlow Pant, Rustic Mint, size 6 ~
This pant is getting some pretty good reviews online, but I have to agree with one reviewer who said it’s not for anyone with curves. I felt like I was wearing a backwards saggy diaper. It was bunchy in front and the lining was very static-y. I kept hearing Ron Burgundy saying “It’s the pleats.” Out olf context but seriously, it’s the pleats! Every time I moved around the lining just stuck to me. And the elastic waistband…just phoning it in there J Crew. Let’s all be lazy and wear elastic waist pants all the time. They’ll call us People of the ‘Crew. Sorry ladies…Not.A.Fan

Just sharing my thoughts here. I know there will be some who will love these items and some will look fabulous in them, especially the pants. I can’t wait to see those pics. For me and my style, these are a pass. You can’t like everything, right?

I have a couple of skirts up later today. Have a Great Afternoon!

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I have such a hard time finding pants I really like, that need little-to-no alterations. I have the Andie Chinos but only wear the tuxedo stripe pair. But I think I may have just found an amazing pair this season.

~ Slim Cargo Pant, Coal Grey, size 6 ~
I love the color of the Coal Grey color. They make you look so slim as well. The size 6 was a great fit and that was the size I bought. Unfortunately, they stretched out some in the hips so they sagged some. They don’t have belt loops so the sagging is there to stay until they are washed. They did not stretch so much in the thighs so they won’t fall off, at least. 

~ Slim Cargo Pant, Classic Green, size 4 ~
Over the weekend, I tried on the size 4 and they were a much better fit than the 6. I know they will still stretch out but not as much. Just so you’re keeping up, I am down two sizes in these pants from my normal size 8. They really will stretch out. Definitely go down one size but maybe even two. If you have the chance to try them on in store, do it. They will start to stretch when you try them on. Walk around. Sit down. Squat. Just to be sure the size you have on really fits. 

I loved these pants so much I’ve already worn them. I also purchased the Indigo Gauze Popover shirt (review soon) and it looks great with the pants. This was taken in the morning and you can see how they are already bunching some in the front.

Have you tried the Slim Cargo Pant yet? I definitely recommend these. You will feel great in them!

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