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Fit Review! J.Crew Petite Lodge Coat & 2021 Musings

I usually like to do New Year's resolutions but 2020 made all of that seem moot. I think being healthy, happy, and staying sane until we see Covid free days is all we can hope for. Be kind to yourself. Cut yourself some slack. Be nice to others. 2020 was a year where I was still able to exercise at home. I'll continue to do so and hopefully I'll get a little stronger this year.  My loungewear exploded. I replaced all of my bras which was pretty expensive. Looking at my spreadsheet I spent about $5,000 at Lululemon and probably close to $2,000 at Athleta in 2020. That's kind of nuts considering I spent $3000 total on both brands in 2019, which is a much more reasonable amount. I think for 2021, I want to be extremely selective on what I add to my closet this year. It has to be something I need, or needs to be replaced or just something very special.  I would also like to declutter just a little bit. I'll start donating/selling some of my things. I'll be going thr

Athleta Brooklyn Ankle Pant Petite

Last month I tried on the Brooklyn Ankle Pant at the Athleta store in size 0. Here's the link of my review in case you missed it. The length was too long on me so I ordered it in petite 0 from the website. It finally arrived and I wore it out today. I love it so much I placed another order for a pair in black. The 25 inch length is perfect!  Brooklyn Ankle Pant  Size 0P  I'm wearing my Allbirds wool runners here, but I'm thinking once it is a little warmer and when we can all go outside again without any worries, these will look great with my Birkenstocks . In case anyone is interested my bag is Coach Duffle 20 . It's currently 30% off with code MARCH30 . Sadly the coupon ends tonight. I also placed an order for the  Studio Jogger  in black and gray. I figure since I'll be working from home for a while, I need some more comfy lounge pants. 😊 I'm really excited for these. The reviews are amazing and the length is petite friendly. Plus

Fit Review Friday! Banana Republic Faux Fur Bomber

Happy Friday! Banana Republic is offering an extra 60% off sale styles today. I tried on this super cute faux fur bomber at the store recently.  For reference I'm 4 feet 11 inches and typically a size PXS/XS in Banana Republic. Size 4 in Lululemon tops and size XXS/PXS in Athleta tops. I was pretty impressed with how soft the faux fur is. I'm wearing size XS here and it works because the style of the jacket is cropped. The bomber look is something that never really goes out of style in my opinion and I like the ribbed cuffs and hem. The thick collar is also also a nice touch. The jacket hits at the hip and does not cover the bum. This jacket is semi fitted and very comfortable in the size XS. The PXS would have been a little bit more fitted on me, but they didn't have it at the store. The fit is slouchy in a cute teddy bear way. The sleeves are as always too long on me. I did not go home with this mainly because the camel color is never a shade I re

Banana Republic Friends & Family Event!

Banana Republic is having their Friends & Family promotion right now. If you're a cardmember use code BRCARDFF  for 50% off regular priced items. 30% off leather, suede, silk, and cashmere. For reference I'm 4 feet 11 and wear a size PXXS in this wool blend twill peacoat . Petite Wool Blend Twill Peacoat size PXXS The fit is pretty spot on. Hits at the hip. Sleeves are the perfect length. The style is really cute. I love the stripe twill pattern that runs diagonally. It comes with a collar tab that is removable. It's a cute detail but probably something I would never use. Removable tab. I'm not even sure what to call it to be honest! I love how the back of the jacket looks. The waist is accentuated and looks very pleasing with the button placement. The fit is very comfortable. The wool is soft. The jacket is fully lined. The pocket placement is a little awkward. It's off to the side and the only way to place your hands in is s

Review J.Crew Lightweight Sweater Blazer

Hope everyone had a great weekend! Happy Easter to those who celebrate it. We had some friends visit from New York and ate way too much food. I'll have to write a post about it! J.Crew Sophie Lightweight Sweater Blazer Today I have for you the new J.Crew Sophie Lightweight Sweater Blazer. I have the fall winter version in 2 colors and decided to try the new version that's great for spring and air conditioned summer.  For reference I'm 4 feet 11 inches tall and typically a size PXS or XXS in sweaters/tops.  For this sweater blazer I'm wearing a size XXS. This sweater runs true to size in my opinion. I like the casual look of the sweater. If you want a more fitted look size down one size.  The question that I really wanted to know the answer to - is the sweater really thinner than the fall/winter version? The answer is - yes, but only ever so slightly. It's made out of cotton, polyester and wool. It's definitely very soft to touch