Factory Lightweight Lace Shell, Sz 0, $24, (buy here)
A very cute shell with lace over a nude colored lining. Fit very well in the shoulders and chest with the perfect amount of torso looseness for tummy camouflaging.
Verdict: Bought, will be a great layering piece for work
Factory Classic Crewneck Cardigan, XS, $30 (buy here)
I rather like the way this looked in the photo, but IRL the color was VERY bright and seemed to emphasize the yellow tone of my skin. Fits great and is a good, closet staple. Had I needed a different color, I would have purchased this cardigan.
Verdict: No, not a fan of the bright IRL color
Schoolboy Blazer, Sz 0, $168(?), (don't see online)
I've purchased Schoolboy Blazers before in the regular stores and have very consistently been a 0. The Factory versions seem to run a little looser all over, but particularly the torso. I was pleasantly surprised by all the colors they had available (camel, red, gray, and blue), but of course somehow gravitated to gray. I'd size down in this blazer.
Verdict: No for now. Will consider camel or gray on sale.
Factory Silk Shirt, XS, (don't see online)
I love the stripes motif! Untucked, it has a very loose and blouse-y look as I'm sure is intended. The sleeves are very long and almost reach my fingertips. I would recommend sizing down on this particular shirt. Though, as Kelly taught us, the fit can be faked by pushing up the sleeves and tucking it in.
Verdict: No, not a must have
Factory Perfect Shirt, XS, (don't see online)
This XS shirt had a more tailored fit to the torso and a good sleeve length for me. The dot print is very cute, but I'm not a fan of the white buttons. I think this would be a good candidate for a DIY.
Verdict: Cute and fits well, but I think I can sew something similar
Factory Workday Dress, Sz 0, (pinstripe version here)
Normally, I find J. Crew dresses to be very tummy friendly and actually help hide a belly pooch. This one was more of a tummy revealer and was quite snug (fit more like a typical J. Crew 00). The neckline was also too low for my taste. I did like the sleeves though.
Verdict: No, too tight and low-cut
Factory Edie Bags, $76, orig. $158, (don't see online)
Leather bags were 40% off and I had an additional 20% off coupon to bring down the price to $76. I thought about this for awhile because I love the nice, clean shape. Ultimately, I decided against it because the strap is too short to carry crossbody.
Verdict: No for me personally, but is a beautiful option for others
On a personal note, we are moving to San Francisco in mid to late October! The whole family is so very excited - especially about the food! We are also planning on taking advantage of nearby areas (relatively speaking, since Ohio is far from everything) like Napa Valley, Lake Tahoe, LA, Vegas, Seattle, Vancouver, and maybe a flight to Hawaii.
In other new, I'm currently running a giveaway for one of my sample skirts here:
Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!