Weekly Outfit Ideas, Purchases & Reviews

 

Banana Republic Factory Striped Timeless Mock-Neck Tee, size XXSBanana Republic Factory Striped Timeless Mock-Neck Tee, size XXS | Banana Republic Factory Double O Buckle Belt, size XS | Banana Republic Low Block-Heel Slingback Pump (review here) | Celine Micro Belt Bag (buy pre-owned here, note that I shortened the strap to 36″) | ModSugarDesign Modern Spring white peony & anemone wreath (review here) | Serena & Lily Riviera Side Chair in fog/white | Click here to view a clip from my try-on

Happy Monday! I meant to finish this blog post on Sunday but it’s been that kind of weekend. I think I need to practice letting go at good enough (as shared by Carolyn whose posts are always so insightful). I was trying to re-shoot some of the pieces and outfits in better lighting than what I had already shared in my Instagram stories here. Unfortunately, the light disappeared with the afternoon thunderstorms and heavy winds.

Diving right into this week’s reviews, I love mock neck tops since they’re more comfortable at the neck than regular turtlenecks. I liked this stripe mock neck top in black (review here) so I ordered the striped version to try. I appreciate the closer fit of this timeless tee since it tucks into bottoms without bunching at the sides. However, it also looks good untucked as pictured below which is how I’ll probably wear it since I’m still working from home. It’s a stretchy thinner top but I was happy to find that it’s not see through with a nude bra underneath. Size XXS regular has a 32.5″ chest and just shy of 23″ total length.

Banana Republic Factory Striped Timeless Mock-Neck Tee, size XXSBanana Republic Factory Striped Timeless Mock-Neck Tee, size XXS | My exact jeans are old favorites | Polene Numero Un Nano in black smooth full-grain calf leather | Ann Taylor Minny Wavy Leather Sandals (runs wide) | Click here to view a clip from my try-on

Banana Republic Factory Organic Cotton High-Rise Wide-Leg Crop Jean, size 00/24 petiteBanana Republic Factory Striped Timeless Mock-Neck Tee, size XXS | Banana Republic Factory Double O Buckle Belt, size XS | Banana Republic Factory Organic Cotton High-Rise Wide-Leg Crop Jean, size 00/24 petite | Polene Numero Un Nano in black smooth full-grain calf leather | Banana Republic Leather Espadrille Loafer (review here) | Click here to view a clip from my try-on

This on trend O buckle belt is a gold/brushed brass color in person and it’s synthetic leather but feels well made. It’s 1″ wide and size XS measures 29.5″ in the hole on the smallest setting and 33.5″ at the last hole for the largest setting. 

Banana Republic Lightweight V-Neck Sweater, size XXSBanana Republic Lightweight V-Neck Sweater in off white, size XXS | Banana Republic Factory Organic Cotton High-Rise Wide-Leg Crop Jean, size 00/24 petite | Polene Numero Un Nano in black smooth full-grain calf leather | Ann Taylor Minny Wavy Leather Sandals (runs wide) | Click here to view a clip from my try-on

I’ve been wanting to try the wide leg jeans trend and I finally found a pair that fits me. This pair is part of their Eco collection and the color is off white so it isn’t a bright white. For white jeans it’s not too sheer and you can’t see the pocket lining so it’s well made on those points alone compared to a lot of white jeans on the market. I paired the jeans with the v-neck sweater for a neutral look. The measurements of size 00/24 petite are as follows: 28″ waist, 35″ hips, 10.75″ rise 22.75″ inseam 19.5″ ankle opening. I usually take size 0/25 petite in bottoms so these run at least one size larger in my opinion but I provided measurements for reference as well.

Click here (photo) and here (video clip) to see the sweater untucked. The off white color is sheer so it looks best tucked/front tucked so that you don’t see the waistband of your bottoms.

Banana Republic Lightweight V-Neck Sweater in off white, size XXSBanana Republic Lightweight V-Neck Sweater in off white, size XXS | Banana Republic Factory Organic Cotton High-Rise Wide-Leg Crop Jean, size 00/24 petite | Zara Canvas Basket Bag (ref no. 6403/610, review here) | Zara Vinyl Pearl Slide Sandals (ref no. 6862/001, review here) | Click here to view a clip from my try-on

Banana Republic Factory Striped Puff-Sleeve Top, size XXSBanana Republic Factory Striped Puff-Sleeve Top, size XXS | Ann Taylor High Waist Frayed Hem Skinny Jeans, size 25/0P | Polene Numero Un Nano in black smooth full-grain calf leather | Ann Taylor Minny Wavy Leather Sandals (runs wide) | Click here to view a clip from my try-on

This striped top is soft and a relaxed fit. Size XXS regular has a 35″ chest and it’s 22″ total length (note the shorter length in case you are not petite and considering this top) and the sleeves are 17″ total length. I styled it with white shorts here. If you like the puff sleeves it also comes in solid black and light grey here.

Banana Republic Factory Delicate Pearl Hoop EarringsBanana Republic Factory Delicate Pearl Hoop Earrings | Banana Republic Factory Striped Organic Cotton Boxy Pocket T-Shirt, size PXXS (review here, review of size PXS here) | Click here for a video clip from my try-on

These 1.25″ pearl hoop earrings are very dainty and light and they’re also available in gold. The smaller size hoops make then suitable for every day wear.

Banana Republic Factory Knit T-Shirt Dress, size PXXSBanana Republic Factory Knit T-Shirt Dress, size PXXS | Soludos Ibiza Sneaker (also available in nude version, review here) | Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I previously reviewed the striped version of this knit t-shirt dress in this previous post in size PXS. I ordered the solid grey color in a size down to see if it would be a better fit. The material is thinner and a bit clingy so you will need to wear seamless undergarments to avoid visible panty lines. Size PXXS is 38″ total length and the skirt portion of the dress (measured under the elastic waistband) is 19.5″ total length. It looks cute paired with my denim jacket and it’s a comfortable dress to lounge around in at home.

Kut From The Kloth Helena Denim Jacket in empathetic wash, size XXSPKut From The Kloth Helena Denim Jacket in empathetic wash, size XXSP (review and measurements here) | Click here to view the clip of the outfit on me

LOFT Embroidered Floral Dot Ruffle Shell, size XXS regularLOFT Embroidered Floral Dot Ruffle Shell, size XXS regular | c/o LOFT Chewed Hem High Waist Skinny Jeans in Vintage Wash, size 25P, review/featured here, similar here and here) | Banana Republic Leather Espadrille Loafer (review here) | Polene Numero Un Nano in black smooth full-grain calf leather | Click here to view a clip from my try-on

I thought the dots and black embroidery on this top was gorgeous so I caved and ordered this top in two sizes to try. I wasn’t paying attention and completely forgot that I ordered size XXS regular and XS petite to try so I kept size XXS regular thinking it was size XXS petite. The top is sheer and runs larger since size XXS regular fits like size XS regular or S petite. The measurements for size XXS regular are as follows: 34″ chest, 50″ along the bottom hem and 24″ total length. If you like this style then you may want to check out the solid black version here.

Ann Taylor Tie Back Flare Dress, size XXSPAnn Taylor Tie Back Flare Dress, size XXSP | Banana Republic Leather Espadrille Loafer (review here) | Polene Numero Un Nano in black smooth full-grain calf leather | Click here, here and here to view the clips from my try-on

I thought the back of this dress was so cute with the buttons and ribbon detail so I ordered it to try. You can also see the dress on Tyler as featured on @anntaylor_oc. Size XXSP fits like my usual size XSP so if you’re smaller on top like me than you may want to size down for a closer fit. The arm holes are generous so I can see my bra from the sides when I lift my arms up. The top is fully lined but the bottom skirt portion of the dress is unlined so it’s sheer in direct sunlight so a slip skirt is recommended. If you are not very flexible then you may struggle to put on the dress yourself. I buttoned the last two buttons and tied the ribbon in the back nicely before pulling the dress over my head to do the top two buttons. Size XXSP is 40″ in the front and 42″ total length in the back. The skirt portion of the dress (measured under the elastic waistband) is 24″ total length.

I was hoping to review some new LOFT and Ann Taylor items this weekend but both packages went missing and could not be found in the mail room. I really hope they will turn up and I’ll have to call UPS soon to see if they can help locate them. Have a great week ahead!

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