Factory printed pleated top (06801, $88) runs XXS – XL. This is the hothouse print from last fall. 100% poly. Machine wash.
Size S – The top fits great in S, so let’s talk about the pants. Factory Winnie pant in bi-stretch wool (8) – I liked these a lot. I don’t know why I didn’t get them. They’re unlined, so I would expect to fit a 6, but the 8 fit well and felt comfortable. I left them there. Might try on again in the future. I only see black online. These were grey, color code DCH/dark charcoal. They have a side zip, in case you like/dislike that.
Factory vs retail (review) – The retail ran numeric and I’m in a size 6. I prefer the fit of the factory S. I wasn’t excited about this print for me when it was released last year. It’s beautiful this year and I feel it’s a match for me. I cannot decide what % of this change of heart is because I’ve seen the print so many times now. Or what % is that my personal style has changed. I have a feeling that repeat viewings are a big factor. There’s no filter on my retail pic. I think the tones of the Factory are more muted. Still vibrant, but not as electric. I think that’s also a factor in liking it.
Factory printed sateen cotton mini (27112, $68) runs 00-14. The color is bright aqua (BAQ). 98% cotton, 2% spandex.
Size 8 – I just went right for the 8. In a mini, I want to have the extra length. They tend to sit high on the waist. At least the ones from J Crew.
I like the pocket placement. Better than on the sides.
Factory pleated shift dress in floral ($108) – I didn’t see this dress. The dress probably has a longer skirt than the mini. You could wear a sweater over it and treat it as a skirt, just showing the lower half. I don’t wear shirts under dresses, but like the idea. That’s probably doable with this dress as well. I would expect to be a 6 in this.
Factory optical lace top ($88) – I went in, hoping to try on this top, but they didn’t have it. It’s on backorder online. Part of me says it’s totally Forever 21, esp now that it’s in polyester. The other part of me says…I ordered it! It’ll look good with burgundy cords. The skinny utilities in aubergine can also step up for a try. And of course black skinnies like the Factory skinny jean in black ($88). They run TTS, by the way. Size 29 fit me well. I ordered those, too.
* cocoon coat – retail vs factory
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