Anthropologie Jumpsuit

Hits and Misses

It’s finally time to refresh the warm weather clothing! I took a trip to the west coast specifically to get my wardrobe in order. There was a lot of trial and error. Here are some of my results.

Hits

Banana Republic Romper

We know I love a romper. This one from Banana Republic is a really drapey, soft fabric. I like that it’s a jersey because some of the woven rompers out there can look awkward around the mid-section to crotch area. The jersey makes it a lot more wearable. I think this will be great for weekend outings this summer.

Banana Republic Wide Leg Crops

I love a linen look. I tried on these pants in white and then ended up ordering them in this chambray color with a matching top. Again from Banana Republic, they are very comfortable and the perfect combination of trendy and timeless.

Anthropologie Jumpsuit

This jumpsuit has everything. All of the colors. I tried it on in Anthropologie when I was on the west coast and ordered it when it went on sale. I think it’s the perfect statement piece to stand out every once in a while. I also think rainbow is a big trend right now. Plus it’s very flowy and comfortable.

Misses

Loft Romper

This is so sad for me. I saw this online at the Loft and loved it, but when I got it in the mail it was not as cute. I don’t love the fabric, and the size was off for me. Maybe if I size up it will be better but I think it might be too big if I size up. I shall be returning it.

Anthropology Pink Dress

I also wanted to like this dress from Anthropologie but I cannot wear this color pink. It just didn’t do it for me. Plus it is a maze to get into. I tried it on and left it in the dressing room.

Victoria Secret Side Tie Bottom

I ordered a basic side tie bikini bottom from Victoria’s Secret and it was way too small! I should have read the reviews because they all confirmed this issue. You live and you learn! Return.

What have you been loving lately?

Foundation for Summer

And now for something real- we’re going to talk about some of the summer necessities for women who are fortunate enough to be well endowed. I think the summer poses some unique challenges because there are strappy or strapless outfits, a lot of active outdoor activities, and, of course, it’s swimsuit season.

Sadie Dishes- Foundation for Summer

First, we need a new strapless bra for that bridesmaid dress, or your strapless maxi. I recently got this one from Wacoal. It hits all my criteria for a strapless: 1. it stays up, 2. it’s simple and low profile, 3. it has a large range of sizes.

Sadie Dishes- Foundation for Summer

Bralettes seem to be all the rage right now. So that’s cute for the 17 year olds, but for the rest of us that need a little more support… I really like this front close unlined bra from VS. It’s really lightweight, it goes up to DDD, and it’s low profile for those days you don’t want the scaffolding and padding. Plus the straps can cross in the back, so you can wear it with halters or racerbacks.

Sadie Dishes- Foundation for Summer

This is a game changer for me. I typically have to layer two sports bras when I go for a run, and this is the only sports bra I’ve ever worn that I can wear by itself! It’s kind of a bitch to get into, but I like that it doesn’t have an underwire because those sports bras make me feel like I’m running in an uncomfortable push up bra. At $60, I’m not replacing all my sports bras just yet, but between this option, and another winner for mid-impact, I’m rethinking some life choices…

Sadie Dishes- Foundation for Summer

When it comes to swim suits, it’s all about the sizing and quality of the garment. Freya is one of my go-to brands because they usually put out a few cool options every year that are very true to their bra sizing. I also like VS and Becca suits for their styles and sizing.

What styles are working for you this year?

Hits and Misses

President’s Day Weekend sales got me, but I’ve been pinching pennies lately so if I don’t love something then I return it. Here’s what made the cut and what didn’t.

Hits

Sadie Dishes- Hits and Misses

I’m a big fan of open weave sweaters, and I loved the silhouette of this one from Athleta. I went with green because the other options are blue and white, and I have those bases covered pretty well. I think it will be a great spring/summer/fall weekend option with jeans or shorts.

Sadie Dishes- Hits and Misses

I don’t think this needs that much explanation. They’re pretty.

Sadie Dishes: Hits and Misses

I’m so obsessed with these jeans from the Gap that I’ve been wearing them as my “house pants” everyday when I get home from work. Who wears jeans as their house pants? I think the above three items are going to be my weekend uniform this Spring.

Misses

Sadie Dishes- Hits and Misses

I thought this was a cute suit from VS, but apparently not for me. I think this style works better for a leaner, longer frame. No harm, no foul, I’ll try something else. The sizing was correct on the top though, so there’s hope for another style.

Sadie Dishes- Hits and Misses

I was excited to wear this blazer from Banana over my plain dresses and skirts to add some detail to work outfits. The main problem is that the blazer is really thick and bulky. It would be really hard to layer, and to wear in the warmer weather. I also got the “fat guy in a little coat” sensation when I moved my arms- zero give. My shoulders won’t quit.

Sadie Dishes- Hits and Misses

It seems like all the athletic apparel companies are trying their best to bring some new ideas to the sports bra game. I tried this newer model from Nike, but I found it really awkward. The fit was ok, but the shape was bizarre. I felt like I was wearing a Madonna cone bra. I would not show my face at the gym wearing it.