Recent Outfits + Recent Purchases & Reviews

LOFT Turtleneck Poncho Sweater, size XXS regularLOFT Turtleneck Poncho Sweater, size XXS regular (review here) | J.Crew Factory Bow-Front Coat, size 0 regular (old favorite reviewed here, similar linked here) | Ann Taylor High Rise Performance Stretch Skinny Jeans, size 25/0P (old favorites, similar here) | Polene Cyme Mini in camel | Sam Edelman Loraine Loafer in saddle (review here) | Click here (sweater) and here (coat) to view a few clips of the outfit on me

Happy Thanksgiving! My husband and I are staying in town and celebrating with my brother in law’s family. I plan on making Shepard’s Pie and baking some cookies to bring over. It’s been a huge relief to post and blog as my schedule allows this year compared to the last few years before the pandemic. This reel by Karen Cheng sums up how I feel about continuing to keep up my accounts as the social media landscaped has changed a lot. I’m truly grateful for your continued support despite my infrequent updates.

I wore the above outfit to work last week and the I wish I got the sweater in the Moroccan clay color as well but my preferred size sold out online. The sweater is currently on sale for $25. Don’t forget to check your email for a one time $25 ‘just-for-you’ gift code sent by LOFT if you plan to order.

J.Crew Factory Button Turtleneck in extra-soft yarn, size XSJ.Crew Factory Button Turtleneck in extra-soft yarn, size XS (click here to view the clip from my try-on) | J.Crew Factory Chateau Parka in hthr acorn, size 00 regular (review of the J.Crew and J.Crew Factory versions here) | Click here (sweater) and here (coat) to view the clips of the outfit on me

This popular Chateau parka is currently 40% off but hopefully the sale will be upgraded for Black Friday. I got this turtleneck sweater in size XS which is a relaxed fit. I had also ordered this colorblock sweater dress in my usual size XXS and it hit right at the top of my knee cap but the material is very prone to static cling due to the dry indoor heat.

Ann Taylor Waffle Belted Cardigan, size XSPAnn Taylor Waffle Belted Cardigan, size XSP | Banana Republic Factory Leather Tote (currently sold out online, item #7761250010000, review here) | Click here (belted) and here (open/unbelted) to view the clips from my try-on

I had high hopes for this waffle textured cardigan but I didn’t love the eastern camel color in person and it only looks good belted on me. It wasn’t flattering on me when worn open and without the belt as seen here. My usual size XSP was a relaxed fit so you may want to size down for a closer fit.

Barbour Wray Vest, US 6 (UK 8)Barbour Wray Vest, US 6 (UK 8) (review here) | 3’x5′ Safavieh Tulum Collection Moroccan Boho Accent Rug in ivory/grey ( TUL268A) | Click here to view a clip of the outfit on me

The J.Crew Factory turtleneck makes a flattering layering piece under my favorite vest (pictured above) and this sherpa jacket (pictured below). I love this fleece lined vest and I recently ordered the Barbour Cavalry fleece lined quilted jacket to try in the new pearl color but size US 4 as was still too snug as mentioned in the updated captions/review of this post on my Insta Shop. The jacket is sent directly from Barbour even though I had ordered it via Nordstrom but I was able to return it in store. It’s inconvenient that I can’t try on size 6 and size 8 in order to see which I’d prefer. I might order the jacket again but in a darker color so that it doesn’t get dirty too easily since I’m usually carrying Ralphie.

Uniqlo Pile-Lined Fleece Single-Breasted Short Coat, size XXSUniqlo Pile-Lined Fleece Single-Breasted Short Coat, size XXS (review here) | Click here to view a clip of the outfit on me

Zella Girl Kids' Cara Wrap Cardigan, size XLZella Girl Kids’ Cara Wrap Cardigan, size XL (review here) | Click here to view a clip of the outfit on me

This fleece cardigan is surprisingly warm and I just noticed that it now comes in a dark charcoal grey color as well which I just ordered to try along with this white t-shirt.

I had also ordered this ribbed pullover in size XL (also available in grey) but it was a loose boxy fit on me (as seen here). Unfortunately the one I sent was dirty due to a hole in the package and it had a pretty big pen mark on it so I returned it.

Ann Taylor Sculpting Pocket Highest Rise Skinny Jeans in Vintage Stone Wash, size 26/2PAnn Taylor Sculpting Pocket Highest Rise Skinny Jeans in Vintage Stone Wash, size 26/2P | Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I previously tried these skinny jeans in my usual size 25/0 petite which was too snug. I recently re-ordered them in size 26/2P which fit better at the waist and hips but the pant legs are too loose for my preference as seen here.

I recently ordered these mid-rise skinny jeans to try as well and I will share if they work out. I had ordered 0 short in black but the pant legs were too loose on my chicken legs. The material felt stretchy and I would have re-ordered 00 short in black but it’s currently sold out. I ordered the other two dark washes in 0 short and 00 short to compare using Prime Wardrobe. Update 11/27: I received the other washes but the material is stiffer (not as much stretch) and the ankle opening runs really small making them hard to get off. I’ll continue to wait for size 00 short to pop back in the black color.

Neiwai Bra & UnderwearNEIWAI 2021 Barely Zero Your-Size-Is-The-Size Spaghetti Strap Wireless Bra (review here) | NEIWAI 2021 Barely Zero Wavy Waistline Brief

I recently ordered some new underwear including this wavy waistline brief (I can’t find the matching scalloped/wavy bra online) and this set of their low rise briefs. I personally prefer the low-rise panties over their mid-rise panties since the mid-rise ones fit very loose on me and they move around too much. Note that the black Barely Zero bra is a shade darker than the black fabric that they used for the black wavy brief.

Banana Republic Factory Long Puffer Coat, size XS petiteBanana Republic Factory Long Puffer Coat, size XS petite | Similar gingham headband here and here | Cuyana Mini Double Loop Bag (review here) | Banana Republic Factory Sneaker (true to size, review here) | Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I was hoping this long puffer coat would work out but my usual size XS petite was too loose through the body. It would have been better if a belt was included like this J.Crew version. I’m also not sure if the buttons would eventually tear with repeated use since they require some force to unbutton. I ended up ordering this coat to try since I’m looking for a longer puffer coat this year.

Check out my recent purchases if you’re curious what I ordered this long weekend.

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