I finished the Alt for Everyone blogging conference yesterday. As I stated in the last post, I don’t know if I’ll ever travel to Salt Lake to one of the summits, so this online option was good for me. I think I prefer an in-person learning experience, but I will continue to do any home study that’s available. Because hey, taking selfies is far less self-conscious at home.
In review news, we’re still talking about Kerry Washington’s awesome collection for The Limited.
Narrow lapel pinstripe jacket ($168) runs regular XS – XL. Outshell: 63% Polyester/33% Viscose/4% Spandex; Lining:100% Polyester.
From centerback to hem =25″
Size S – The size S fit well. I’m usually a S or 6 in jackets. 37″ across the fullest part of my chest and I’m 5’0″. The one button jacket isn’t the best on me, but I like the bar tack button closure. The grey is nice. Lapel isn’t too wide and neither is the notch collar. Nice and classic. I didn’t examine the pockets, but I’ll assume they’re besom and there is no flap to pop over. There are matching pinstripe Liv trousers pants (review).
The bar tack was used as the jacket snap as well. It’s a unique detail with nice quality.
Double breasted jacket ($168) runs regular XS – XL, petite XXS – XL and large XS – XL. The color is called off white. Outshell: 63% Polyester/33% Viscose/4% Spandex; Lining: 100% Polyester.
From centerback to hem: Regular=22″, Petite=20 1/2″, Tall=23″
Size S -The fit was a little tight for me, but that’s a personal issue. Consider the sizing to be tts. There are two seams that go up the front and end in a place that could give you pointers. The fabric is weighty, so the lighter color is the problem here with showing things.
As I said, the fabric is weighty. However, the weight of it shows thru on some of the pieces. In this photo, I added arrows to show how you can see the jacket material underneath.
I like that they sewed the buttons in and they’re not in a paper packet. Do you save those things with the intent to sew them in like this? I do and have never sewn a one. I’ve collected the button packets in plastic bins, but never been able to find them when I need. Then I started putting the packets into the pockets of the garments they were pulled from, but that’s a problem when it comes to washing or drycleaning.
Officer’s pencil skirt ($79.95) runs regular 0 – 16, petite 0 – 14 and tall 0 – 16. The color is off-white. It also comes in modern black. Outshell: 63% Polyester,33% Viscose, 4% Spandex; Lining: 100% Polyester. Yay for machine wash and tumble dry.
Size 4 – I’m not sure why I opted for the size 4. I think it looked a little on the bigger side on the hanger. The color and sailor style buttons seemed a little spring/summer to me. The skirt fit exactly but it was comfortable. They did a good job overall with the fabrics, inluding the polyester ones. Side zip. I’m pretty sure I got my skin stuck in the zipper at one point. I let out a silent scream.
This is a 4 and shows my undergarments. I would get a 6, which is the size I take most often.
Size S – pink – This past spring I decided I should wear stronger shades and no pastels. I didn’t expect to like this, but the shade is soft, flatterina and simply works. I liked the top and as you can see below, I gave it a thumbsup. If you do try it, be sure to check out how the tie-neck is constructed. You want it to still look good after you wash it. It’s looking a lil’ floppy in the pic.
Size 6 – I initially tried on a 4 and nooo, that wasn’t happening. They’re tts for me. The 6 fit well. I would need a shorter length, so I’d get an 8P. I still like these as much as I did the same ones in off-white.
I loved the tops and pants together.
Printed split v-blouse ($69.95) runs regular petite XS – L, petite XXS – L and tall XS – XL. The color is called white. 100% poly.
Size S – The size fit well overall and I felt trim in it. However, there was just at ouch of gaping at the first button. I would still pick the S and just wear a minimizing bra to reduce that small gap.
Slimming you faster than an infomercial does in your mind!