Haul try on + review


Sharing some pieces I recently purchased. Some are keepers, some are not.  Also, there are some great sales happening….

J.Crew –  (some picks in this post)

Ann Taylor – up to $125 off your purchase (fitting room try-ons, this and this floral dress – both outfits on sale)

LOFT60% off select styles   (latest fitting room try-ons)

Old Navy – 35% off your order, 50% off outwear today only. I have this jacket and love it (such a good price).  More picks – this denim jacket, this classic blazerthis anorak, this packable quilted jacket (great affordable alternative to this one).



I recently shared  this lace dress in a recent ‘weekend sales’ blog post.  It is on sale right now.   I ordered size 0 and 2 since their sizing can be off. They sent me size 2 and 4.  Good thing size 2 fits perfectly (ended up giving my sis size 4, not sure if she’s keeping it).  I want to say it runs a tad small…but the fact that size 4 fits my sis, I want to say it’s tts…but (=size 0 would be been way too tight on me (confused about sizing yet?! lol).   It’s a beautiful dress that works for so many occasion.  It looked great with a blazer for a more modest look.  It comes in two other colors.  Midi Lace DressThese black pumps are one of my faves. They also come in a smaller heel.


I recently placed an order from J.Crew Factory. Everything is 60% off right now (better sale than I got). You’ll see everything I ordered below… leopard flats being my favorite.  I also got these blue light glasses. Didn’t really care what they look like on as long as they do what they’re supposed to lol. And the price is great.

Also, I should have taken the next two pictures in my office as I’m blending too much with my closet lol


I ordered this short sleeve tee in stripes and black, both in xs and they fit tts, not too tight not too loose. Great tees that look just a tad more elegant due to the slight boat-neck. I’m keeping the black one as I have more striped tees than I’d like to admit.   Striped Tee

I ordered the leopard flats in my usual size and they seem to fit great. I haven’t worn them outside yet, so it’s hard to tell how comfortable they are for a prolonged wear.  They get great reviews so I’ll be keeping these.

Here is one way I’d wear the flats and tees, for a fun print mix.  My cardigan is old from Madewell (one of my faves) but this cardigan is very similar…color, length, slits on both side and a lot cheaper lol  This one is also another similar option for $35

Jeans are from Ann Taylor (mine are from two years ago) but I’m happy to say that this color, Ecru, is  back this year.


I’ve been on the hunt for a really good black leather belt. I orderer the one below and this one (forgot to take a picture). Love both and still don’t know which one to keep. I like the gold on this one I’m wearing better. The other one is kinda in between gold and silver. Still nice.  But then I also like this one.  Which of the three belts is your favorite?     

Black tee



I was so excited about this cardigan but ended up a little disappointed. Mainly because I was hoping it would be a little longer. But because it a true wrap sweater it might look awkward if it was longer.  Otherwise it’s a nice cardigan. Just not what I was thinking it would be.  Wearing xs below


These high-waisted jeans are soft and very comfortable. They fit tts.  While they’re high-waisted, they’re not uncomfortable like some can be. There is stretch in the waist which I find so necessary with high-waisted jeans lol   High-waisted Jeans tts   

My leather jacket is a couple of years old but it is still available and on sale (I’m wearing size 0/2)  The price is amazing for a leather jacket.  It took me a long time to find the perfect leather jacket – one that looks great, fits great and it’s not $$$.  And I can’t recommend this one enough.  It comes in Petites as well.


Scallop Cami –  tts for me (if you’re bustier you might have to size up).  The straps are adjustable.  The cardigan is from Old NavySo in love with these Loafer Slides. They come in more colors and run tts.



I don’t buy a ton of shoes (but yes, I do own many that I have accumulated over years), but what I buy I want to love and wear for a long time.  I’m so excited about the ones below, warmer weather can’t come soon enough.

Cap Toe Small Heel shoes,  Leopard Flats, Ecru Loafers Slides (c/o Ann Taylor)


You can also see all my fitting room snapshots in one spot now…. on top of the page there are categories and hover over “Outfits” then select Fitting room snapshots.   Hope this makes it easier to find them 🙂


As always, thank you for reading! xo



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  1. 2.17.19
    Monica said:

    Hopefully the J. Crew shoes work for you. I can’t wear them for more then 2 hours. So uncomfortable.

    • 2.17.19
      Lilly said:

      Oh darn! I was afraid of that. My last pair of leopard flats was like that…too painful for more than a couple of hours. I heard these needed breaking in…even though they seem comfy now. But might have to try and wear them around the house an entire day to make sure. Thanks for sharing that.

      • 2.17.19
        Ninette said:

        I have worn the JCrew flats maybe 5 times and the toe of the right foot has already worn down so it shows white….and I am not a clumsy walker. Very disappointed 😔

        • 2.17.19
          Lilly said:

          Omg…that’s terrible. They seem well made but looks like they’re not…such a bummer 🙁 Thanks for sharing that.

      • 4.24.19
        Debra said:

        My Marc Fisher leopard flats are super comfortable and I can wear all day and walk in them. Best pair of leopard flats I’ve found

        • 4.24.19
          Lilly said:

          Love Marc Fisher shoes. Thank for sharing, I’ll have to check them out.

  2. 2.17.19
    Rena said:

    The pieces are cool and timeless!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

    • 2.17.19
      Lilly said:

      Thanks Rena! My favorite type of pieces 🙂

  3. 2.17.19
    Curly said:

    Each piece is super cute. Thanks for ideas and inspiration. Can’t wait for spring.

    • 2.17.19
      Lilly said:

      So many great pieces! Thanks for reading xo

  4. 2.18.19
    Tina Olroyd said:

    Love your work! I really like the distressing on the jeans but the link takes me to the wrap sweater. Could you tell me where they are from?

    • 2.18.19
      Lilly said:

      Thanks so much Tina! Ah sorry, I updated the link. Thank you for letting me know 🙂

  5. 2.18.19
    Diana said:

    What size do you wear in the Topshop jacket? I ordered it before but felt the size I got was a little tight, but didn’t take into account that leather may stretch so I returned it. Topshop sizing can be tricky sometimes!

    • 2.18.19
      Lilly said:

      Hi Diana, I got 0/2 and it feels comfortable (I’m usually xs in tops, size 0 in jackets/coats). Yes, their sizing can be so off sometimes.

  6. 10.25.19
    Contessa said:

    I like how long the short sleeves are in the black tee shirt with the cream pants and leopard shoes. May I ask where did you get it?

    • 10.25.19
      Lilly said:

      It’s a really nice shirt. The link for the shirt is right under the picture but it looks like it’s sold-out in black. This one is similar style http://bit.ly/3405dgE

  7. 11.21.23
    lyn said:

    I am tall and slim but with a long torso and short legs. Can you suggest some office workwear for me through the seasons? thank you 🙂

    • 5.15.24
      Lilly said:

      Hi, Ann Taylor has great office wear as well as J.Crew and Loft.