Factory puffer vest (FA15, 92465, $98) runs XXS – XL. Color choics are black, dark navy, marine salt, neon coral and overcast grey. I saw the neon coral in-person. It’s bright!
Size XS – marine salt – I passed on this color last year because it seemed so bright. This puffer is a personal favorite, so I felt the need to add to my collection. This is about the only color I don’t have. This is my 7th vest and I don’t feel guilty about that fact at all. They’re really good as a layering item under the downtown field jacket. Smart layering is a necessity for our microclimates. I also wear these vests when I have auditions that call for an outdoorsy/camping/hiking look. See this Instapic of navy.
Here’s a pic of it zipped up. Fits exactly. Notice the ever so slight pucker at the armhole. That’s why I don’t get the S. It’s more pronounced. Consider sizing down one if you get this. Another note about layering, I do not wear thick sweaters underneath these vests. I usually wear a long-sleeve under and if I need more warmth, I layer over, e.g. the downtown field mentioned above.
Factory cap-sleeve shirttail blouse (FA15, $59.50) runs regular 00 – 16 (E0589) and petite P00 – P12 (E0884). Color choices are black, electric red, rhapsody blue (RBL) and snow. 100% poly.
Size 4 – rhapsody blue – This color looked grey to me. Not a rich or true grey. I can see where the blue plays a part in it. However, it looked grey and I’d treat it as such if I bought it. The fabric is very lightweight. Think t-shirt, but made out of polyester.
These types of tops work really well for me under suits for auditions & jobs. If it’s an audition, I”m in a top for a few hours and that’s it. I can usually make it to the call without sweating. If it’s a job, I might be in an outfit all day, but I can take off a suit jacket to get air. My main concerns are that my clothes are modest enough (this is pushing it, but I can adjust where the top sits) and that they don’t wrinkle easily. Polyester usually doesn’t wrinkle horribly, which is great.
I reviewed 3 flannel shirts in this post.