AllSaints sweater

I ordered the AllSaints Lock mock neck sweater after mention of it somewhere here, and it arrived today. I was excited to try it on, so here are a few pictures.

I think I will return it, because the color is more yellow in person than I had hoped. More butter than chalk. It is soft, and I really like the style. It has my favorite neck style--a cozy cowl. This is my usual size, and it is quite roomy. I don't think I would size down, despite the oddness I'm seeing on the right sleeve in the back-view photo. I just think I need to hold out for a better shade of white, or I won't wear it. I do like it better with the lower-contrast pants and the narrower silhouette jeans.

I tried it on with
1-2: off-white boyfriend jeans I had on today (you can see how it is more yellow than the jeans)
3-4: black and white pinstripe flannel wool pants (OSKA) and black booties
5: neutral shades glen plaid wool wide-legged cropped pants (OSKA) and black booties
6-7: dark wash jeans and graphite booties


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NAS 2022

Here are some pics from the dressing rooms at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.
I tried on a few blazers, looking for just the right boyfriend look that can be worn casually but not too oversized. I found one that I love--the 1.State, which I hadn't picked in my online persual. I bought two pullover sweaters, undies and bras. The unintended purchases that somehow followed me home are pajamas and two pairs of jeans. I really don't need more jeans, but I'm thinking I can retire some that I'm not wearing. I might only keep one of these.

1: What I wore shopping. Peacock blue pants and swirl-pattern t-shirt (made by me); white denim jacket (Banana Republic), white metallic sneakers (Paul Green); blush crossbody bag (Nordstrom).
2-5: The winning blazer (1.State)
3-4: Two other blazers I tried (Nordstrom and Open Edit). The Open Edit is a different color than what's shown online, a really pretty mauve shade.
8-10: Pullovers. I bought the Nordstrom Signature cashmere in purple dawn and the Vince funnel neck wool blend in silverstone. I passed on the Nordstrom Signature in gray heather (I tried it in one size too large, but I liked the Vince better anyway).
11-13: Mother Tomcat cropped straight leg jeans.
14-15: Rag and Bone Rosa ankle boyfriend jeans. I might not keep these.

It was fun to shop at the flagship Nordstrom. I browsed bags and shoes but didn't see anything I couldn't pass up. I also didn't get to see the Zella track suit in person, and the jacket is sold out. I won't lose sleep over it. 

I ordered the Kiehl's body lotion, Caviar shampoo and conditioner, Olukai flip-flops, and a Zella tee online. I feel I kinda went crazy! But not too crazy.

I welcome your thoughts and questions, if I can be of help in your shopping decisions.

Edited to add: I also tried on the Vince and Theory blazers in Finds. The Vince is a beautiful dark olive, but the fit was off for me. The Theory was pretty, but I couldn't try it in my size, and I liked the 1.State better on me anyway.


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WIW: aqua long cardi from NAS

Yesterday it was cool enough to wear one of my new cardigans. And I decided to wear it again today, till it warms up.

The outfits:
1-3 (worn to work): black skirted leggings (Eileen Fisher); black and aqua wallpaper print cap-sleeve tee (made by me); aqua long cardi (Halogen); black sling-back Mary Janes (Think!); gray backpack (Rebecca Minkoff).

4-5 (worn for a day off): stone ankle jeans (NYDJ); aqua and cream tile print tee (Halogen); aqua long cardi (Halogen); stone and cream belt (Annette Goertz); gray d'Orsay Mary Janes (Think!).

I welcome your comments and suggestions. Thanks for looking!


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