Who else finds the best things shopping when you aren’t even looking for anything? My weekend shopping haul came from just some returns I had to take back to a couple stores. It ended in retail therapy success though. The stores I went to were: Express, Aerie, and Abercrombie.
I’ve linked the items from my try-ons above and will post the video here below:
Pucci Print Dress
The Express Pucci print dress looked so incredibly short in the pictures online so I tried on the size Medium here. The length was not too short on me at 5’5″ so I would be just fine with a size Small. The material was thick and the dress is fully lined. Since I am an absolute sucker for Pucci print, I will be stalking this dress online waiting for a good sale.
Genuine Leather Heels
I had just grabbed the brown heels to try on with my other items. But I ended up so impressed with them that they came home with me. The heels are not only stunning but comfortable as well. I was so impressed by the unique triangle block heel. They are true to size and currently 50% off!
White Tweed Romper
This white tweed romper is so cute on! The material is thick; I was so impressed with the quality. I tried on the size 2 and it fit well enough, just a bit snug in the top. I am large chested so I should have compared it to the size 4. It was a rainy day though so I didn’t want to go through the whole disrobing process again. If you are not a 32F, like me, you will be just fine not needing to size up. But I will be stalking this one for a sale too. I felt so ultra sophisticated in it, I would love to own it.
The black lace trimmed cami definitely came home with me. It has adjustable straps for a perfect fit. The cami is a wardrobe staple that you can wear with everything all year round. It comes in so many color options as well.
Light Wash Distressed Jeans
I recently tried on some popular style jean from Vici so similar to these that were a glorious failure in fit that I had to return. So I was so excited when I saw these at Express. Express is where 80% of where my jeans are from for a reason. They offer short, regular, and long. I am usually a size 0 but sized up to a 2 in these. I wanted the fit to be comfortable and loose without risk of my thigh squeezing out of the distressed part.
Super High Waisted Trouser Jeans
These jeans came home with me as well. They are stunning showstoppers and I have already had so many of my friends telling me they need a pair too. I tried on both the 0 and 2 and stayed true to size with 0. You don’t want these jeans bagging anywhere. The material is more rigid but that holds the shape of the pants so nicely. I love jeans that look elevated enough for the office.
Drawstring Cargo Pants
My teenager looks so cute in her baggy cargo pants she wears that I wanted to try on a pair myself. I found these drawstring cargo pants at Aerie at a great price. The drawstring part is such a cute print and makes the pants versatile to wear higher or lower on your waist. I did the size small and they were loose and comfortable. These were a purchase for me.
High Neck Bra Top
The bra top I grabbed to try on with my other items but I ended up really loving it. I stayed true to size Small and it accommodated everything perfectly, no need to size up. The material is so thick that I was confused it was called a bra top and not a crop tank. It does have a nice shelf bra in it though.
Pool Cover Up Set
I ordered a similar set already on Amazon so I wanted to try on the Aerie version. I stayed with my true size Small in both top and bottom. I would not size down, the fit is meant to be a bit relaxed/oversized. The material is 100% cotton so it may shrink a bit the first time you wash it. The sleeves on the top are not quite full length but look cute rolled a bit. The material has good thickness to it. The shorts are a stretchy waist and have pockets. (I will add a little update here once my Amazon set arrives since both pieces are less than just the shorts on this set.)
The Abercrombie linen blend pieces are so impressive. I tried on a cute top and wide leg pant set (pieces come individually) in white, the ultimate test of quality. The pieces both passed with flying colors. The material was thick and not see thru at all. The top has a smocked back and adjustable with button straps, the pants have a stretchy waistband and pockets.
Linen Midi Dress
This strapless dress comes with optional straps, petite, regular, and tall lengths, and many color options. I went with the size Small in the cream floral print. The back has smocking for a perfect fit, back zip closure. There is one side slit. This dress is perfection so it came home with me. The browns in the floral print perfectly matched my new Express leather heels. This dress would be perfect for a wedding guest, Mother’s Day, Easter, Baby Shower, or any Spring or Summer occasion.
Which were your favorite?! Do you own any of these pieces already? Leave a comment and let me know which stores you like to shop at. This trip was so fun, I cannot wait to do another for you! xoxox