I’m sorry to simultaneously blind you with my pasty white legs and make you jealous that I can bare my legs in February, but it’s going to be quite warm here today (low 80’s), so I thought I’d go for showing some leg today. But mostly I did it so I could show you this dress so you can get it before the James Perse sample sale is over (on 2/10) if you’re interested. This is the first time I’ve worn it, so I can’t say a whole lot about it other than first impressions are great. I am wearing the size 3 because I wanted it to be slightly fitted. Also, I’m sure this will stretch a bit with wear, so it won’t always look so snug. The material is substantial, but not too thick, and is VERY comfortable. It’s different, and more snug/stretchy than the “original” sweatshirt dress (which I also wanted to try, but not for $99), which in my opinion, also makes it a lot less delicate. The length is great for me, it covers most of my knees, but is also short enough so I can wear it with leggings. As I said, I’ve not worn this until today, so I can’t say too much more about it other than so far, so good 😉
I also got the scoop-back top and vintage cami from the sample sale. I’d wanted both of those for a long time, and since the vintage cami went down to $19 (now it’s $14), I thought I’d snatch it up. I got a size 3 and it fits well, it’s snug and fitted for me around my hips, and looser up top, but not so loose that it looks too big. I’ve worn it a lot since I got it, I’ve also washed it, and I really love it – highly recommended for $14! The scoop-back top is a bit of a disappointment though. Because the sleeve doesn’t actually start on the shoulder, but a little further down on the arm, it’s quite snug and “sausage-y” on me (I have large-r upper arms). I love the scoop back, but it makes the front not fit as well as I’d like. I wish I’d sized up to a 4 in this case, so the arms would fit better and it would potentially look more like it’s supposed to. But I didn’t…I’ll wear it, of course, over tank dresses and with skirts, etc., but if I’d tried it on in person, I wouldn’t have gotten it. Oh well, comes with the (online shopping) territory!!
I also have the t-shirt dress (got it a while ago from the outlet). It’s VERY snug/small on me (I got a size 3), and short, so I really don’t feel comfortable at all wearing it now; maybe in 10-15 pounds. It’s another thing that I wouldn’t have bought if I’d tried on…I do love it, but wish it wasn’t so fitted and short. I have the poncho as well, and I love that. I can’t say anything at all negative about it except that it’s not entirely flattering on me because you can’t see that I have a waist in it 😉 It’s just the most comfortable thing ever.
What have you guys bought from the James Perse sample sale? anything? Have any questions?