J. Crew Factory Thandie Sweater in Stripe, Navy Multi, XS, $27 (buy here)
Ever since I let the Gondola Stripe Top slip through my hands (my size is no longer available, review here), I've been looking for a red / white / blue striped shirt. And now I've found one! I have a real appreciation for the way things are cut at J. Crew because they fit my body shape very well - fitted in the shoulders / chest / arms and then relaxed in the torso to hide that pouch.
Verdict: Bought, in store promo was 50% off original price
Lands' End Canvas Anchor Belt, L, bought on promo for $20 but is now back to $50 (buy here)
This wasn't at the outlet mall, but I figured I'd review it since I'm wearing it here. I bought this belt last week online when all accessories were 60% off at LEC and ordered a Large to sling around my mommy hips. Based on the size chart, a Large was supposed to fit a waist size (or in my case, a hip size) of 33-36" but it actually measures 38" at the smallest setting and 43" at the largest setting. Thankfully, the clasp will also work on the braided portion allowing for smaller settings and versatility in wearing on the hips or waist. Another note, little bits of the leather seem to rub off upon use but you can just brush it off.
Verdict: A good buy for $20! Just make sure to size down.
LOFT Outlet Lace Shift Dress, 0P, $40
This fits well and follows the rule of skimming the body rather than hugging it. It's a good rule (thanks Jean of Extra Petite)! It's a good length for petites but a little too short for my taste. I prefer my skirt / dress lengths to be just above the knee so that when I sit, a good deal of leg is still covered up.
Verdict: No, but would be good for less self-conscious petites :)
LOFT Outlet Eyelet Blazer, 0P, $39.99
I wanted so badly to love this blazer. The combination of color + eyelet is just so pretty, but it wasn't flattering on me. There was too much pulling at the chest and just didn't look right in general.
Verdict: No, not for my body type
BR Outlet Yellow Jacket, 0P
Um, excuse the blue and white neck action. I was trying something and it does not look the way I hoped, LOL. The jacket fits well throughout the shoulders / chest / torso, but I just didn't love it. I think maybe the color was a little too bright for me.
BR Outlet Braided Colorblock Top, XS
I loved the green / navy color combination of this, but the torso was just too billow-y. Made me look puffy and pregnant.
BR Outlet Yellow Striped T-Shirt Dress, XS $19.99
The material was a soft, medium-weight knit (not see-through, woohoo!). The length was perfect, but everything else was cut too broadly for my frame. I tried belting it. Unfortunately, that just emphasized my lack of waist.
Verdict: No, but a good price and quality if you find one that fits
BR Chevron Tie-Neck Top (old)
LOFT White Cropped Pants
Lands' End Canvas Anchor Belt (buy here)
LV Pochette Bosphore bag (perfect cross body for mommies!)
And patriotic arm decor:
DIY Leatherette Bracelet
DIY Pearl Bracelet
Hermes Clic H, PM
DIY Nautical Stripe Bracelet
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