One of the things I’ve been on the lookout for is a loosely draping T-shirt for summer. I don’t want it to cling to the body because of hot weather, but I also don’t want it look baggy. Behold: the Drape Crewneck Short Sleeve T-shirt at Uniqlo.
I’m a sucker for coats and jackets, and the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is a good time to shop for one. (It’s also a great time for shoes — I had a few picks in part 1 of my Anniversary Sale roundup.)
How cute is this plaid number full of fall vibes?
This one below looks super cozy. Both the plaid one and the asymmetrical one are by Halogen, a Nordstrom brand. I love Halogen not only for the style, but because most of their clothing comes in petite versions too. Getting coat sleeves hemmed is not a cheap proposition, so I am grateful for that.
I still have part 3 of my Uniqlo summer review coming up (part 1 here and part 2 here) but it’s time to take a break to talk about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. I can’t believe I forgot that Early Access (for Nordstrom card holders) started on July 13. I usually put it down on my calendar. The sale is for fall season (my favorite fashion season!) and it’s a decent sale. Most items seem to be around 25 to 35 percent off.
I happened to have an appointment downtown today, so I stopped by at the end of the day to take a quick look. Let’s start with shoes, since Nordstrom got its start selling shoes.
These Sam Edelman flats topped with a bow come in a lot of colorways and seem like a classic wardrobe staple. This brand unfortunately doesn’t work well for my wide-ish feet, but I think it’s a great buy if it works for you. Another good option are these Cole Haan ones which have a stacked heel and are sans bow. (The loafer slides were also part of the sale, but I’m not a fan of their look.)
This is part 2 of my review of Uniqlo summer finds. Visit part 1 about the High Waist Belted Flare Midi Skirt here. As you can tell from the title, this is mostly about things that failed on me. But hey, maybe they’ll work for you. First, I saw this classic outfit on this mannequin and admired the pants, both because it’s a lightweight summer pants (and I lack such an item in my wardrobe) and also because of the tomato orange red color.
It’s called the Smart Style Ankle Pants, and they were nearly sold out of the red, so I tried on the same pants in another color. (Kind of an odd name, what does “smart style” mean?) The pants are slip-on with an elastic waist. As you can see they were not ankle length on me since I’m petite. They were also just kind of meh on me — a bit bunchy in the front. You can also see the outline of the back pocket, at least in this light color. I find this to be a problem with a lot of Uniqlo pants, including the Drape Jogger Pants (which I only recommend in dark colors for this very reason). If these fit you, they seem like a good buy at $40 each. Unfortunately, the red doesn’t seem to be offered online, but they are available in 5 other colors.
It’s been a while since I’ve posted — my excuse is that I’ve been away on the east coast. But I’m back, and I have many review posts in store. I went to Uniqlo more than once in the past week or so. (OK, maybe three times, but in my defense, it’s located right by this glasses shop where I had to get my glasses adjusted.) I tried on a lot of stuff, but I’m going to start with one item I’m excited about: the High Waist Belted Flare Midi Skirt. I actually looked for this skirt before I left on my trip because Ten Key Pieces raved about it. I’m usually a pencil skirt kind of gal, but I wanted something loose yet still elegant to wear in the heat. They were all sold out, though. On my return back, they had restocked. Hooray!
It’s T-shirt weather, even for a few days here in San Francisco, so I thought I’d review some tees by Everlane. I’ve had these shirts for almost a year and a half, so I’ll show you how they’ve held up.
I own the Cotton V in both black and white. First thing was figuring out which size would fit best. I’m a 4 dress size, and either a XS or S in most American brands. This fit true to size. I went with the S, which measures 18″ across the bust (measured pit to pit), and 26.25″ lengthwise from top of shoulder to hem.
While I was shopping Victoria Beckham for Target (reviews here and here), I noticed that Who What Wear had put out a lot of summery dresses, so I tried some of those on as well. Here’s a dressing room review showing you what these dresses look like on a real (and petite) person.
First up: this shift dress seems comfortable, while the ties on the sleeve add a cute detail. It seems both modern and girly at once. It’s made out of 100% cotton. Yay!
Unfortunately, it was pretty shapeless on me. Look how much shorter it is on the model than on me. (She’s 5’9″ and I’m 5′ 3″). And yes, I was too lazy to properly button the back.