I shop for clothes so rarely and hate the inconsistent sizing found out there. So I tend to only buy from 3 places now:
Target (primarily tops, dresses and jackets)
JCPenney (Worthington is still my favorite RTW pant)
NY & Co (I can ONLY buy knit tops here. But their sales make it worth it when I do)
I had no plans today and a 15% off coupon for JCP and really wanted some cropped pants. I found LOTS of awesome things to try on though!
I've been wanting a maxi skirt and at $11 I liked this one enough to buy it. Even though my rectangle shape is so apparent.
I really, really liked the idea of this skirt but not the print, the length, the zipper...I do need to do a colorblocked skirt though. SOON!
I was NOT pleased with the imbalanced zipper tape! GROSS.
True to form; the size 12 pants were too tight in the thighs but fit PERFECTLY in the waist.
I absolutely loved this top. And yep...the Medium fit in the neck/shoulders but too tight across the bust, hangs up on the butt and too tight at the biceps, as seen below.
I got the large in a different colorway (white background). The sleeve bands are STILL too tight. :/
My friend said "I'm sure there's a technical reason they're 'too small' but I think they look great." :) Drag line city at those big 'ole protruding thighs of mine. No. No. No.
This top reminded me why I love a peplum. Really helps balance my figure. This one was too tight...they didn't have my size AND the fabric was a weird feeling poly knit. No thanks...I'll make my own. I did like the slim Obi belt though!
These pants are a 14. They are about 2" too large in the waist. I'm getting ready to sit down with my seam ripper now.
WHO AM I?!?!
I am voluntarily doing alterations on RTW! :-) But I know I don't have time right now to fit a new pant pattern and I like these a lot.
I probably should have gotten this dress. I liked it but not enough to pay for $24 for it. :) Life of a sewer.
Lastly, I ran across two items that captured my HEART! I will try to recreate them; soon.
I was thinking of the new Vogue (V1465) when I saw this one but L pointed out that S1070 is a closer match because it has the yokes
Where can I get faux leather bias tape?
I saw this as I was walking out the door and gasped. I LOVE it! I got lots of suggestions on IG for recreating it so hopefully this one will come sooner rather than later!
Yesterday, I got my August Burda in the mail and really loved several of the garments. I rarely review Burda as so many bloggers do an awesome job at it already...
I think this is so different and interesting!
I skipped past this in the preview but I kind of love that it's a chiffon "sweatshirt"! I am going to make this! With jersey for the bands
This bias cut skirt is simple but looks so beautiful on the model.
I love e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g. about this jacket! The collar, the puffed sleeve, THE POCKETS, all the buttons. It's just beautiful. I will splurge on some wool for this at some point and make it over our long winter.
There were some beautiful plus size patterns too. One day I'm going to work up the nerve to grade down a plus pattern!
A plus sized top with lovely details and shaping! :-O
This little capelet is ridiculously gorgeous to me.
Yes. Okay, this can go into 'shapeless sack' territory but I think it has enough interesting details to be elevated.
And then Westmoon (she always has the digs), posted the September preview and I lost it. There are A LOT of fantastic garments in this issue, IMO and so far, these are my faves.
VERY interesting lines in this little jacket/top
Gorgeous. Gorgeous. Gorgeous.
This is what Saturday's in October in the Midwest were made for. Must have.
Beautiful! And you know I loves me some wraps.
This coat made me SQUEEEEEEEEE! I will do a length between the two but yeah...
Did you know that if you're in the US, you can get a subscription to the REAL Burda (not that janky US Edition) through GLP News? (nayy) You can also buy individual issues for $10-$13 (I believe), depending on when you catch them in the mailing.
So that's the end of the epic post of epicness...LOL!