Striped Cardigan, Ranger Red, XS, (here)
Stripes? Check. Navy & red (my current fave color combo other than navy & green)? Check. Seems to give the illusion that I'm thinner? Awesome, I'm sold. Soft and not at all itchy, this cardigan is a great combination of being comfortable while giving a flattering shape (not tight either!). Bonus is that cardigans have the versatility of wearing buttoned up or open.
Printed Peplum Top, 0, (here)
This top looked super cute and flattering in person (I swear! Even Ping and Karen gave it the thumbs up), but not so great in the photo. It seemed to fit great, but the picture shows that it makes my torso look short and wide. The peplum piece looks a little too long for my frame and my waist isn't nipped in enough to balance it.
Print Fold Neck Top, 0, (here)
I rather liked this graphic diamond pattern. The interesting thing about this top is that the zipper separates at the bottom and extends all the way from neck to hem. This gives you an overall better fit (I feel) because they don't have to make extra slack allowances to pull-over, but it's also a little bit of a pain to fumble around trying to match the zipper together in the back.
Verdict: Cute print and decent fit, will wait for sale or possibly DIY one
Heidi Stripe Tee, XS, (here)
This tee is super soft and I love the color scheme of red and navy, but I felt like it had several fit issues. 1. The v-neck is cut rather wide and low. 2. I'm not a big fan of the dropped sleeve in this particular style because the proportion of it doesn't look quite right. Just winds up looking like I have webbing connecting my underarms to upper arm. 3. Awkward sleeve length and baggy torso
Verdict: A resounding no. The overall combination of neck / sleeve / torso makes me look larger than normal and frumpier too.
I still love to shop, but I find that I don't buy as much as I used to. I think it's because I'd rather spend my money on all the yummy food in SF :)