James Perse fleece skirt | size 2, got it on eBay (here’s one, and here’s the army green version)
James Perse u-neck boxy top | several years old
Melissa sandals | many years old, but one of my favorite pairs of sandals
Jas M.B. bag | mine is quilted, older
I really hope I tell you guys this enough, but I appreciate you. I am truly grateful that you choose to read what I have to say every day, and then take the time to comment on it; you honor me.
I’m actually wearing this outfit for the second day in a row, I love it so much. You may remember, this James Perse heavy fleece skirt is the “newer” version (and better IMO) of a similar long James Perse skirt I wore TO DEATH from many many years ago, and finally had to part with. I didn’t buy this one when it came out earlier in the summer because it was too hot to wear it, and then I passed it up again during the July sale, but finally decided to try and get it on eBay, and I did…for $60!
And I’m so glad I did. This skirt is even better than my first one, and so comfortable & cozy, I’d be happy staying in it all the time. It is narrow, which takes a little getting used to (in terms of walking), BUT it stretches with wear, and softens up so that I have no problems at all. I do have super-short legs though…so if you have a longer stride it might be an issue for you.
Moving on again…I got my Shopbop order yesterday, and am pretty pleased with everything I got except the BLK DNM sweatshirt; the sleeves were WAY too long, not easy to push up, and the kangaroo pocket was much too bulky in the front. So back it goes.
I LOVE the Inhabit cardigan. It’s darker than it appeared on Shopbop, which I like, and it’s nice and cozy. It is a very strange shape, which is why I got it – sort of a square? – and quite warm, which I NEED. It’s long on me, and not especially flattering, but I wanted something long and interesting, that I can treat almost like a cozy blanket. Done. The only problem is that I want to WEAR IT! And I think it will be too warm for Atlanta next week.
Of course I love the T by Alexander Wang top – it will be great for wearing with leggings since it’s long enough to cover my ass! I will NOT shrink it this time…
And the Vince shoes are awesome, of course, but definitely do not fit the same as my haircalf Blair shoes I got last year. Even in a 7.5 (that’s down a 1/2 size from my regular size) those are still quite big on me if I don’t wear no-show socks, and the new ones seem a little snug. Again, yesterday it was in the low 90’s here, so my feet were swollen a little when I first tried them on. I’ve worn them around the house a bit to get used to them, and they’re still a teeny bit snug. What gives? This is my third pair of Vince sneakers and I’ve taken a 7.5 in all of them…I don’t get it.
I do love that they’re more narrow and less bulky than my haircalf Blairs though, so if I do decide to send them back, I’ll definitely get them again in my regular size. But now I’ve missed F&F, so I’ll either have to wait for black Friday/cyber Monday, or pay full price. Hmmm.
Overall, I’m sort of pleased with my reaction to my recent purchases, and this order specifically. I’ve become much more thoughtful with regard to what I am adding to my closet, and very picky. As I try on new things, I also try on older things, and try to decide if the new thing is worth adding, and possibly getting rid of something older for. Sometimes the old wins out!
Wait, is that a metaphor?
Have a great weekend!! As you know, I’ll be in Atlanta next week, but I will try and get posts up if I can. Depending on how things are going, of course!