Now that I have finished publishing all the Fall 2020 capsule wardrobe eBooks, I have started planning my own Fall capsule wardrobe for my closet, deciding which core closet essentials and trending items I want to include. A couple of weeks ago I saw this Silk-Blend Short Sleeve Sweater in the “heather natural” color online and loved the color, so I ordered a few things from J. Crew, Shopbop and also Amazon. You all may have heard a few months ago that J. Crew and its brands filed for bankruptcy. I was so pleased to hear recently that they have restructured and are no longer in bankruptcy. J. Crew, J. Crew Factory and Madewell are some of my most favorite brands and I love their styles!
If you are a fan of Grayson shirts like I am, I have some exciting news…I am now a Grayson Brand Ambassador! You may recall the Grayson Try-On Review a few months ago in May of 3 of their shirts. They offered to send me one of their new Liquid Flannel shirts to try, so I selected this Morgan White and Navy Check shirt. Oh my gosh ya’ll, I absolutely LOVE this flannel shirt! I ordered a size 3 (they have their own sizing system) and it fits perfectly. It is SO SOFT, is more lightweight than your typical flannel shirt and has just enough room to be comfortable. The plaid pattern on this shirt is gorgeous and the navy is dark enough that you can wear it with either navy or black colors in your outfit. I also like the “Shannon” and the “Allison” prints. The Morgan flannel shirt will be in my Fall capsule wardrobe and I can’t wait to wear this shirt more this Fall. You can wear this shirt with jeans, pants, skirts and even leggings, since it is just long enough to cover your behind.
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Let’s start the try-on session…
For size reference, I am 5’9″. For tops, I typically wear a size Medium or Large, depending on the brand and style of the top (slim fit I usually wear a Large). For bottoms, my normal size is a size 10. My shoe size is 9.
This is the Grayson Morgan White and Navy Check shirt (size 3). Isn’t it lovely?! I love the plaid pattern, which is like a windowpane design. Since the flannel material is lightweight, it’s easy to do a front-tuck or you can leave it untucked for a casual look. This shirt will look great underneath a cardigan, utility jacket, denim jacket or suede jacket for the Fall season and you can also add a puffer vest to keep the chill away. I’m also wearing these Citizens of Humanity Rocket Crop Jeans (size 31). I sized up to a 31 since they run small. They are a mid rise jean. I love the medium wash on these but with they were a high rise style, since that’s my favorite rise. These Paige Sarah High Rise Jeans have a similar wash so I may try those. I’m also wearing this Gorjana Banks Coin Necklace, which is so pretty and these Shashi French Twist Hoop Earrings, which are the perfect size hoops. I added my Sloan Booties in “taupe” (size 9) from last year.
I’m all about discovering good white tees, so when I saw a review of this tee from another blogger, I knew I had to try it. Ya’ll, this tee does.not.disappoint! It’s called the 365 Stretch T-Shirt and is made of modal/elastane, so it has a jersey material feel to it. You know how some tees have a stiff cotton feel to them? This one does not, as it drapes beautifully and isn’t see through when you wear a nude bra. I ordered it in the white and black colors. I’m usually a size Large in J. Crew tops, but I ordered an XL for a bit of a roomier fit and it fits perfectly. The 365 Stretch T-Shirt is also available in navy, a bright pink and blush pink. I have been looking for a pair of black mules and I found a pair by one of my favorite shoe brands, Sam Edelman. These Linnie mules in “black” (size 9) are so comfy and can’t wait to wear them more this Fall. They look very similar to the Gucci Princetown mules, but are much less expensive. I ordered the black and the brown pairs. It was a tought decision which one I was going to keep, but am keeping the black pair. The Linnie mules in the “saddle” color is a rich brown and is absolutely gorgeous, so you may like that pair better. See below for a snapshot of the saddle color I tried on. I’m also wearing the Citizens of Humanity Rocket Crop Jeans (size 31) below.
Here is the 365 Stretch T-Shirt in “black”, also size XL. The leopard pattern on these Skimmer Leopard Flats (size 9) looked so pretty online so I ordered these to try on. I was wanting the pointy toe flats but they were not available in my size. I think these flats may be a bit dressy for me and I may need a more casual pair instead, like these Frances Leopard Loafers or these Zoe d’Orsay Leopard Flats. I’m also wearing my Wit & Wisdom Dark Wash Skinny Jeans I bought from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (see the try-on session).
A closer look at the Skimmer Leopard Flats (size 9)…
I added this Sophie Sweater Blazer in the “Heather Khaki” color (sized down to a Medium). Sweater blazers were popular last year and I’m glad to see they are in stock again this year. I love the neutral khaki color on this sweater blazer! They have a lighter color, “heather natural” and it also comes in gray, brown, navy and black. This sweater blazer dresses up your jeans outfits a bit and also looks great over a dress or with a cami or top and skirt.
365 Stretch T-Shirt in “black”
Wit & Wisdom Dark Wash Skinny Jeans
Sophie Sweater Blazer in “Heather Khaki”
Skimmer Leopard Flats
Gorjana Banks Coin Necklace
Shashi French Twist Hoop Earrings
I thought this Leopard Dot Slip Skirt (size Large) was so pretty online and it is even more gorgeous in person! It has a satin feel to it and has a slip-on waistband for a comfortable fit. It’s a midi length, which is perfect for Fall. The Large is roomy on me in the waist but I’m not sure if a Medium will fit. I have been wanting a puff sleeve top (one of the most popular trends for the season) and ordered this Daily Ritual Puff Sleeve Top in “black” (size Medium). Since it’s a terry material it is soft and the I love the puff sleeve detail. It comes in several colors to choose from. I’m wearing these Zoe d’Orsay Flats in “black suede”.
I frequently link this chambray shirt in my capsule wardrobe eBooks and ordered this Everyday Chambray Shirt (size Large) for me. Ya’ll this shirt is THAT GOOD! I’m so glad I finally order it for myself. The fabric feels great and the arm length and shirt length are perfect. I added these Wit & Wisdom Ab-Solution Black Jeans (size 10) I bought from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and the Linnie Mules in “black” (size 9).
Here is the Silk-Blend Short Sleeve Sweater (size Large) that prompted my J. Crew order. I absolutely LOVE this top! It has a soft silky feel, drapes well and is machine washable. It comes in several other colors as well. I’m wearing it with my Wit & Wisdom Ab-Solution Black Jeans (size 10) and Zoe d’Orsay Flats in “black suede” (size 9).
Next up is this Margot Crewneck Sweater in “heather camel” (size Large). It’s a good neutral sweater and I like the length of the hem and the overall drape of the sweater. I’m also wearing the Wit & Wisdom Ab-Solution Black Jeans (size 10) and the Skimmer Leopard Flats.
I have always heard great things about J. Crew’s Tippi Sweater, so I ordered the Tippi Sweater in “black” (size Large). It has slightly shorter sleeves, but are not quite 3/4 length, so you can still wear this sweater nearly all year. I hope the “heather saddle” color comes back in stock. I’m also wearing the Citizens of Humanity Rocket Crop Jeans (size 31) and the Linnie Mules in “black” (size 9). I added these Pearl Hoop Coin Earrings to my J. Crew order and they are beautiful!
I found this Colorblock Cardigan in “861 Pink” (size Medium) on Amazon. The colors are so pretty on this cardigan and it comes in several other color combinations as well. I also love the “861 Yellow” color combo! The medium is slightly small on me so I’m going to order a Large. The material is so soft and it drapes well. For a budget buy cardigan it is well made and the quality can be easily compared to similar cardigans at Nordstrom and Madewell! I’m also wearing the 365 Stretch T-Shirt in “white”, the Citizens of Humanity Rocket Crop Jeans (size 31) and my Sloan Booties in “taupe”.
I hope you all enjoyed seeing everything I tried on as much as I enjoying trying it all on! Which pieces were your favorites?
* I was gifted the Grayson Liquid Flannel shirt for being a Brand Ambassador. As always, all opinions are my own.
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