Today is Tuesday Try-On day, but before we get to the Haul For Fall, let me tell you about my visitor. I got the pleasure (insert sarcasm) of picking up trash after Yogi came to visit us last night. When you think about Yogi Bear, you think of a sweet, funny, and cuddly bear. But, the black bear who is roaming around in our neighborhood isn’t that sweet, funny, or cuddly. And, I am not sure why he is confusing my trashcan with a picnic basket. Lol! The last time that he came to visit me, he pulled out a bucket of slime, and that mess is still on my driveway and won’t come off. UGH!
I’ve not “seen” our neighborhood bear in person, but my son and DIL had seen him when he got in their trash. I would probably faint if I rounded the corner of my house and ran upon a bear. Lol! My daughter in Alaska is used to seeing bears and has even run them off of her porch. Our trash pickup was today, so my cans are now empty, and I hope the bear moves on down the road. When I brought the trashcans from the curb to the house, I moved them inside the pool fence. I told Joe that I was going to keep them inside the fence until winter, and the bear had gone into hibernation. His response, “awww, bears have to eat too. He’s not eating much.” Oh, My Word!!! I think that I’ll let HIM pick up after Yogi the next time. Lol!
I am dedicating this Tuesday’s Try On to “Haul For Fall.” Did you see yesterday’s post? It was packed full of great fall things, and today’s will show you several items that I just ordered in. So, I have several cute items that I think you will like. These items are not “styled” as I would wear them; I am only trying to “show” you the items so that you can see how they fit and look.
You are going to get the benefit of me ordering the clothing and making mistakes. Several of these items are way too big for me, and I am going to show you that later on in this post.
Several of these items have already had the tags ripped off and are now happily secure in my closet. Others had to bid me farewell since they were not a good fit.
While you are scrolling through the photos, try to guess what items stayed and what things had to go. There are times when I love the way something looks and fits, but I still send it back. I might already own four similar items, and I only have so much room, so even though I love it, it still has to leave.
I am wearing my Joe’s Honey Bootcut Jeans in a lot of these photos. I LOVE these jeans! I love the color, the fit, and the style of these jeans! I usually wear a size 10 (or a 30 if sized that way), but I ordered a pair of Joe’s Jeans before, and they were too small, so I sized up. I am happy that I sized up because they fit me perfectly. Little things like that are why I try new styles and stores for you. I want to save you the hassle of sending something back if I can. These jeans are more than I usually spend on jeans, but I would rather have this pair than two of my others. I love them that much!
I’ve learned that there are brands that I love, whether I am shopping on Nordstrom, Walmart, Target, or Amazon. Once I find a brand that I like, then I will filter to have that brand’s items show up first. This is the first time that I’ve tried something from Daily Ritual, but it won’t be the last time. I love the thickness and the quality of this Cozy Boucle Turtleneck Sweater, and I’ll be ordering more of these in other colors.
But, as you can see, I ordered the wrong size in this sweater. I never know if I will wear a medium or a large in a sweater. When I am ordering from a new brand, I will order up most of the time. In my mind, I would rather have something be a little loose on me than too tight. However, this is waaaay too big, so it is going back for a different size. This sweater comes in lots of different colors, so check it out to see if your size is in stock.
This was also my first time purchasing an item from Lark & Ro, so I had no idea how the sizing would run. I usually read the reviews, but those aren’t always reliable. I love the feel of the Georgette Long Sleeve Button Up Woven Top, and I think that this dotted print is so cute.
The top is lightweight, and it feels like heaven against your skin. I liked how the top looks dressy and can be worn for any occasion, but it also looks great with my jeans. This outfit would be what I call “dress casual.” Here is an idea of how the top looks when worn loose and un-tucked.
However, I ordered a large, and it is once again too big for me. I was afraid to order a medium because it was a button-up top, but a medium would have been the size I needed. This top comes in several colors, so check it out to see if anything strikes your fancy.
My, my, my, how I love this outfit! I’m not sure if there is anything about this outfit that I don’t like, except maybe the fact that I didn’t “fix” my hair today. Lol! I pulled it back with my headband to put on my makeup and decided to wear it like that. You’re supposed to be looking at the clothing anyway, so don’t pay any attention to my hair today.
This Viscose Blend Long Sleeve V-Neck Sweater is another Lark & Ro item. The sweater is practically perfect in every way, in my opinion. I love the material, the fit, and the style of this sweater. I ordered the Emerald green color, which is pretty vibrant, but online it looked much darker. I was thrilled once I saw the color of the sweater and much happier than I would have been if it had been darker. I ordered a large in this sweater, and I am glad that I did. It is stretchy, and it fits snug, so I wouldn’t have wanted it to have been any tighter. The sweater comes in several colors, and I think that I might order the cobalt and burgundy one also. These will be great to wear under a jacket or cardigan since the sweater is a fine knit.
You’ve seen me post photos of this Kattee leather handbag, but this is the first time that you’ve got to see me carry it. I am sure that you are like me, and you need to see how it looks, how big it is, etc., when someone has it on their arm. I was surprised when I got this bag in that it was as lovely, heavy, and big as it was for the price. You can say that I was skeptical when I saw the bag online, but I like it and have ordered two more bags from this brand to see if they are just as nice. I’ll be sure to let you know when they arrive later this week. This is a large size, but there is also an extra-large size that is only $4.00 more. Also, this bag comes in several different colors, and I am carrying the Sorrel color.
These Sam Edelman Suede Ankle Boots are happily at home in my closet! I am a sucker for a buckle on a bootie, and I love the tiny studs at the toe. The chunky heel and pointed toes are so modern and stylish looking. I am wearing my usual size 9 in these, and they fit me perfectly!
While I had the green sweater on, I decided to change pants and show you the navy Briggs Cigarette pants that I ordered. This was another brand that I was unfamiliar with, so I had no idea about sizing.
I liked the seam that runs down the center of the leg; that is a lovely style detail. The pants are a blend of rayon, nylon, and spandex, so they feel good while you are wearing them. They have a zipper and a hook bar closure, and they are machine washable; I ordered my usual size 10 in these, and they were too big. I didn’t even have to unlatch them to take them off, so I would suggest sizing down one size. These are a great “essentials” pair of dress pants, and they come in black and gray also. Since these were under $23.00, you can’t go wrong with these.
Remember, this is NOT the way that I would style these items if I were doing a photo shoot. Lol! I am just trying to show you as many items as possible in one photo.
I didn’t listen to the reviews about sizing on these jeans, and I should have. Lol! These girlfriend ankle jeans fit me great everywhere EXCEPT through the waist. The website said that they ran small and to order up, but I ordered my usual size 10 in these jeans because girlfriend jeans can be baggy, and I’m not too fond of that look. However, I can’t stand the waist being so tight, so these had to go back. I loved the medium wash in these jeans, and I am debating on whether I should order them in size 12. Hmmm, decisions, decisions. Lol!
These Franco Sarto Leather Loafers are not my usual style of shoe. But, I decided to get out of my comfort zone and try a new style. These remind me of something that the Fonz would wear with the rolled-up ankle jeans and a white t-shirt. Lol! Or these also remind me of the shoes that the wicked witch had on when the house fell on her in the Wizard of Oz. How many of you are now dying to order these after that glowing description? Hahaha! These come in other colors, and I think that the Cognac Plaid version would look great for fall.
As I mentioned in an earlier post, Joe is the coat person in my family. Well, it is Joe and my daughter, who are the coat people. Both of them have coats galore, but I don’t have very many. When it snows, I usually grab one of their coats since most of mine are dress coats or mid-weight jackets.
But that stops TODAY! I love this puffer coat from Daily Ritual, and it is already tucked away in my closet, just waiting for the snow to start falling. This Long Water-Resistant Primaloft Puffer Jacket is made with PrimaLoft polyester fiberfill that wraps you in lofty warmth while a proprietary water-resistant finish keeps you dry. My daughter would insist on water-proof instead of water-resistant, but I don’t live in a climate where it rains or snows every day, so water-resistant will be sufficient for me.
The hardware is sturdy, and I like the longer length of this jacket. The Primaloft Filling sure works excellent since I was roasting in this jacket, but the 80-degree weather might have had something to do with that also. Lol! I like that the hood is detachable and that the coat is machine-washable. I ordered a large so that it would fit over a sweater in the winter, and I think that it fits me GREAT! I am very pleased with the coat. I ordered the navy, but the coat also comes in gray and black.
I forgot to tell you about my jewelry. My Ryder long link earrings are so cute and light. I love the linear chain and how it hangs, and I ordered these in gold. The two chain necklaces are actually a part of ONE necklace. You know that I like versatile items that can be worn in multiple ways, the Davis Multi-Strand Necklace is exactly that!!! The necklace comes with three chains that can be attached or detached and worn separately. So, I took these two chains off of the necklace and wore them without the chain with the Colbalt Howlite pendant. I can’t wait to get my other chain necklace (the Ryder mixed metal necklace) and bracelet (Ryder mixed metal bracelet) in, I love wearing chains!
It looks like you’ve come to the end of my blog. I wanted to show you that my front door has been painted, and it looks so nice and clean. Since I took these photos, I’ve decorated a tiny bit for fall so that you will see that soon.
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