The pants I got are the slouchy fit that is very popular lately. I like the relaxed look of the style but hadn't taken the plunge until now because I was unsure of how they would fit me. My bf says the style should be called "poop catcher" lol. But I told him I'd get the non MC Hammer style. Since these Drapey Pants were only $19 during the sale, have tons of good reviews, and not a dropped crotch, I gave them a shot!
So I think I kind of like these pants! The silhouette is different from what I'm used to, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. I got size XS based on the reviews I read. They come in regular, tall and petite lengths. I got regular. They are a lot longer on me than on the model above. Maybe I could have gotten away with petite since the description states they are 2 inches shorter which might have been perfect. Here they are on me, I had to kind of scrunch them up a little. I think the pant style goes well with my new shoes!
The waist is elastic, and there's faux leather detail on the pocket pleats:
The back has pockets too, so these pants look dressier than slouchy gym pants. Maybe I can even wear these pants to work if I gather up enough courage.
They still kind of give you a butt:
So the hem on the bottom is actually not that stretchy. I guess they stay up better that way:
The material is actually quite polyestery. They drape well, but I don't think they breathe that well. Who cares though, for $19 bucks. This is a trendy piece anyway, which will probably not have a long shelf life. Here's a close up of the material:
I got both in size S. I'm so happy I went with S instead of XS. I hate it when blouses are tight fitting so I wanted to be safe. S is actually quite perfect, I think XS would have been too small. I love this blouse in both colors. Yay!
So there are two hidden buttons. I guess you could get away with leaving one unbuttoned, but definitely not both. I think it looks good with both buttoned though.
The leather trim is pretty subtle:
Here's the ink haze. I don't have any navy blouses yet, and I love it:
I got this skirt in size 0, same as my other Ann Taylor skirts.
Closer look of the material and contrasting panel:
So I had worried that the zipper would go through all the way, and become accidentally unzipped lol. But it actually ends about 1/3 of the way down. The rest of the way down is just a fake zipper. It makes me feel more secure! This is the furthest it goes down:
There's also a button at the top you can use to close for extra security:
Got size 0 as well. I think Ann Taylor skirts are cut a bit wider at the hips for me. So they give illusion of a curvier figure. I'd prefer a closer fit to the hips, but a size down would make the waist too tight.
I think this skirt looks very nice for the price, which was like $35 after the discount:
I also appreciate that the slit is not too high on the back. I saw a girl at my work wearing a skirt with super high back slit the other day. When she got up from her chair, I could almost see her butt crack. How terrifying. Maybe that's how she got her boyfriend who works in her group lol.
The last skirt I got turned out to be super similar to the one above. It is the Lace Pencil Skirt in dark sky, which is a very very dark navy. It's almost black. I had thought it would have been lighter. So now I feel like I got 2 of the same skirt. Oh well. This one was final sale.
Again, size 0 in this skirt too. I wore it here with the navy top to bring out the blue tone from the skirt lol:
Same back slit - I just haven't cut the stitching on this yet:
The last item I got is an ugly sweater which is soooo getting returned. Winter Stripe Pullover. Gosh I hope this one was not final sale lol. It doesn't say so on the receipt so I'm hopeful. It's SO ugly. Nothing like these pictures on the model:
I got size XS, and it is still so boxy. It's also very very thick, and scratchy. When I bought it, there were no reviews online. But now I see some reviews went up echoing my thoughts. I laughed when I put it on:
I don't know what happened there. That was definitely a fail.
But I think I did pretty well with this order! I'm happy with 6 out of 7 things. So the odds are in my favor. The best part is that I can wear many of these pieces regularly for both work and casually. Once I get the ugly sweater out of my sight, I'll be even happier lol.