Factory stripe popover, which I don’t see online. I reviewed it here.
Tipped boy shirt, which is currently $79.99 online vs. $59.99 in-store. I tried 4, 6 and would’ve gotten the 4, but you lose the neon piping at the sleeves if they’re rolled. 8P is perfect.
Sera top in traced medallion (review).
What goes with the Factory double-serge pencil skirt in cotton in bohemian red?
Size 6 – I don’t know what possessed me to try this color, but I’m glad I did. I’m 5’2″ and the length is good. Longer than a retail petite and shorter than a retail regular size. Unlined. Check it out on Audreybella, on Closet Crisis and my styling ideas if you get this skirt in brilliant cobalt.
There is a seam that runs down the backside. Could look va-voom if the skirt is too tight. This is a great size for me and I didn’t notice the seam right away. I remembered to look for it as we’ve seen it on other spring pencil skirts from J Crew. Yes, that’s the price tag in the back of the shirt. Gives you an idea of sheerness.
The skirt goes well with the Factory stone and dotted flower necklace. The necklace over blouse (left pic) doesn’t always look good. It was a little dorky. I preferred the necklace inside the blouse. Plus the black thongs? Oh yeah! Actually, I would consider wearing this skirt with a casual top or tee/cardi and thongs.
A couple close-ups of the necklace. Each time I looked at this online I didn’t really care for the single, longer point on each aqua stone, but I got over it irl.
Factory camp shirt in cotton voile ($62.50) – Size S – As often is the case, Factory items run a smidge bigger than retail. This size S fit great, whereas I might’ve needed a M in retail. If I get white, I might go for the M for a looser fit.
The voile blouse is kinda see thru, but not totally. It’s mostly noticeable in contrast to the pockets. I didn’t feel like I could see my bra or anything. Of course you should check in natural light if you can, before leaving the house.
The voile top also goes with the Factory 3″ shorts in seersucker. I found those to bit a touch sheer, but not horribly so. Again, more sheer where you can see contrast w/the pockets. As far as length, I cannot do the 3″ inseam.
I want to take a family photo soon and am thinking of something along these lines. I just need to find a turquoise dress for Mini G. Or maybe a white dress with orange or turquoise cardi. I like the Casey cardigan ($39.50) for her. She has a couple colors and they’re wearing/washing well. Of course I got them on sale. I cannot see paying $40 for one, although the cost/wear is already pretty low. The check top is the men’s factory short-sleeve washed shirt ($49.50) in aqua white.
Factory camp shirt in cotton voile + factory tiered stone necklace
I wouldn’t immediately reach for jeans. Surprise, surprise. I have khaki green cargos I’d wear with this. The stones look faceted, not smooth. I prefer smooth stones, but there aren’t too many pieces to the facets. Maybe 6 shapes or so total. Very subtle.
On this week’s Style Me post on The Mothership, ShOperaRach asked about pairings for the pinwheel eyelet skirt ($98 online vs $89.99 in-store. I don’t have any tips for sexing it up, but I liked these stripes in contrast w/the texture of the skirt. This is the side-seam sailor top (review).
Pinwheel eyelet skirt with the Tippi sweater in multistripe. Still seeing a good number of these sweaters in-store. It might make it to a 2nd cut.
And then the multistripe Tippi looks good w/the sailor pants (review).