Happy Friday! It’s the last day of my staycation but luckily next week is a short week due to Thanksgiving. I purchased this Sherpa jacket at J.Crew in store for 50% off using the below Rewards Members email promotion I received on November 11th (Subject: Just for you, VIP! Shop Black Friday early, without the crowds!). Last weekend when I asked to use the email promotion the store associates told me that I was the first person to ask to use it in their location. The jacket had been excluded from promotions for a while so I was happy to get it for 50% off. The measurements of size XXS (pictured above) are as follows: 14.5″ shoulders, 39″ chest, 22″ sleeve length, 13″ upper arm circumference, 8″ wrists, 36″ along the bottom hem and 22″ total length.
My usual size XXS was close fitting so I exchanged the jacket for a size up (pictured above) which is a looser fit so that I can layer comfortably underneath. It’s a warm casual jacket that’s perfect for those who like to keep their heating costs low. The measurements of size XS are as follows: 16″ shoulders, 42″ chest, 23.5″ sleeve length, 15″ upper arm circumference, 9″ wrists, 41″ along the bottom hem and 22″ total length.
I picked up a few items last week due the sale with free shipping including a few face masks in fall prints. They are on the thinner side and only two layers. I don’t interact with a lot of other people when I go out to walk Ralphie or get groceries so for my purposes they will do.
J.Crew Juliette Collarless Sweater-Blazer, size XXS | Old Navy Relaxed Breathe ON Twist-Hem Cropped Top for Women, size M (review here) | Topshop Jamie High Waist Crop Skinny Jeans in mid denim wash, size 26W x 30L (featured here, more Jamie skinny jean styles here) | Lacoste Backpack (review here) | Soludos Ibiza Sneaker (also available in nude, review here) | Click here to view the clip from my try-on
This long sweater blazer has been on my wish list for a while but I’m still hoping for a better sale price. My usual size XXS fits me well and I like how it drapes but it’s a thinner sweater so it’s more pretty than functional.
The North Face Sightseer Jacket in mid gray, size XS | Old Navy Relaxed Breathe ON Twist-Hem Cropped Top for Women, size M (review here) | Ann Taylor Pull On Legging, size XSP (review here) | c/o Allbirds Tree Skipper in chalk (true to size and very close fit with no-show socks as seen here) | Click here (unzipped), here (zipped) and here (back view) to view the clips from my try-on
I like the storm flaps and back venting on this jacket and it’s very figure flattering with the ties at the waist cinched. It’s definitely a thinner jacket meant for the spring and summer. I ordered it via T.J. Maxx recently with my husband’s employee discount but it’s now sold out on their website so I linked to another retailer. This style has a more narrow fit through the shoulders, chest, waist and hips so you may want to size up if you have broader shoulders or if you have curves.
I ordered this long coat out of curiosity after seeing it on Jean since I can’t resist a grey coat. The light grey color as seen here is really lovely and the quality appears to be well made. Unfortunately, my usual size XS petite was too big and it fits more like size S petite. The shoulders were too wide, the sleeves were too short and wide while the fit through the body was too oversized to be flattering belted or unbelted on me. The excess material bunched when I tried to belt the coat at the waist. The start of the belt also sits higher than my natural waist. The distance between the high point of the shoulder (measured near the collar) to the top of the belt sash is 14″. The measurements of size XS petite are as follows: 15.5″ shoulders, 38″ bust, 21″ sleeve length, 13.5″ upper arm circumference, 9″ wrists, 38″ waist and 40″ total length. For size reference I am 5′ 2.5″ and 108 pounds.
I took a chance and ordered this robe and I was pleasantly surprised that size small fit me. I like the looser sleeves, adorable panda print and the material is really soft and comfortable.
I spotted this cute decorative bird while checking out and I couldn’t leave it behind. I was in store trying to find this white storage basket since the four I received in the mail were all different heights which doesn’t work if you want to use/display them side by side on a shelf.
Lastly, I’ve been dealing with dry, peeling skin on my face due to using St. Ives Apricot Scrub for a few months after running out of my favorite facial scrub by Josie Maran which was discontinued. Even after I stopped using the St. Ives scrub it did a number on the top layers of my skin and I’ve been desperate to find some relief that actually works. I switched to this gentler CeraVe Foaming Cream Cleanser recommended by Amy @bondenavant. I managed to convert my husband from his longtime favorite Neutrogena Deep Clean Facial Cream Cleanser to the CeraVe cleanser after he borrowed it when he ran out of his own facial cleanser.
I’ve purchased a lot of different moisturizers and facial oils but nothing worked well until I recently ordered a big tub of Aquaphor for myself and another for my parents which is actually why I ordered it in the first place. I figured if I was ordering some for them then I should give it a try too if my mom and dad both used it for their dry winter skin. I had forgotten how well the stuff works on dry, cracked skin since it even worked on my dry feet and cracked heels which I typically have to scrub daily vigorously with a pumice stone, moisturize religiously and I always struggle to remember to keep my feet covered with socks. The usual heavy moisturizers don’t lock in moisture nearly as well as Aquaphor since one application lasts me a full day. Years ago I had painfully dry lips to the point where they kept on cracking, splitting open and bleeding in one problem spot (this resulted in a tiny burst vessel above my lip that I had to get zapped at the dermatologist) and none of the usual lip balms worked for my cracked lips except Aquaphor.
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