September Try-On Reviews: Madewell, J.Crew, Loft, Nisolo

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I have been planning my own Fall capsule wardrobe in between publishing the Fall Season capsule wardrobes. First, I shopped my closet for foundation pieces to include in my capsule, but there have been a few pieces I wanted to order and try on to see if they would fit in my capsule.

While I was trying on what I ordered, I snapped some photos for you all to see how they fit!

For size reference, my height is 5’9″ and I weigh approximately 165 lbs. For tops, I typically wear a size Medium (10) or Large (12), depending on the brand and fit of the top (slim fit I usually wear a Large). For bottoms, my normal size is a 10 OR a 30/31 waist, a 10-inch high rise fits my waist the best and a 28 inch inseam falls right at my ankle. My shoe size is 9 medium or 40EU.

Be sure to see the blog post, “How To Shop Online For Clothes: 8 Best Tips To Actually Love What You Buy” for my tips on shopping online to find your best size!

When I saw this Madewell Conway Striped Sweater (size Medium) online, I had to order it and try it on! Since it is a “relaxed” fit, I think I should have sized down to a Small. I ordered a size Small and it is on its way. I shop online about 95% of the time, so I be sure to notice the sizing and material makeup before I order. If anything says “Relaxed” or “Oversized”, I usually will size down, but since I wear either a Medium or Large in Madewell items, I went with a Medium. I’m hoping the Small on the way will be slightly more fitted. It’s a beautiful sweater and is very comfy being that it is all cotton.

These High-Rise Perfect Vintage Jean in Tile White (size 30) are lovely jeans! They have an 11″ rise, which is a bit higher that I usually wear, but the straight style is flattering and comfy. They are a mix of 98% cotton and 2% elastane which gives them a bit of stretch. I’m on the fence about keeping these because of the rise; what do you think?

I added my Sam Edelman Linnie Bit Mules in the “Saddle” color (size 9). I bought these last year and enjoyed wearing them very much! They are comfortable to walk in all day and are comfy right out of the box! The Lorraine Loafers are very comfortable also.

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I tried on this J. Crew Factory Chambray Shirt (size Large) and the color is lovely! This has been a classic piece offered year after year at J. Crew Factory. It has a great price point and fits really well, better than the current one at J. Crew! I styled the shirt half tucked in and half untucked so you could see how you could wear it both ways.

I tried on the chambray shirt with these High-Rise Perfect Vintage Jean in Tile White (size 30) are lovely jeans! They have an 11″ rise, which is a bit higher that I usually wear, but the straight style is flattering and comfy. They are a mix of 98% cotton and 2% elastane which gives them a bit of stretch.

I added another comfy pair of Rothy’s to my closet! These are The Square Tuxedo Flats (sized up to a 9.5). They have a “Chanel” look to them with the black cap toe style! Get $20 off your first order at Rothy’s with my promo link: https://share.rothys.com/x/N9SFyK

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Button-down cardigans are on-trend again this year! I found this Boyfriend Cardigan in the “whisper white” color (size Medium) and it is so soft! The top button is just high enough so you can wear the cardigan buttoned-up as a sweater or leave it unbuttoned and open over a top. It falls at the hips so it provides enough length, so it is not cropped or too long.

These Nisolo Everyday Chelsea Boots in the “Brandy” color (sized up to a 9.5 since I’ll be wearing socks with them) are new to my closet and were kindly gifted by Nisolo to try. They are very comfortable and I look forward to wearing them this Fall and Winter! Use my promo code “CLASSYYETTRENDY20” for 20% off your order at Nisolo and using this promo link: https://glnk.io/mzq69/classyyettrendyfw22! #nisolo @nisoloshoes #inmynisolos

I’m also wearing my J. Crew Factory Vintage Cotton White Tee (size Large) and my Madewell Cali Crop Flare Jeans (size 30).

I have been carrying my Portland Leather Goods bags non-stop for several weeks and am LOVING them! Ya’ll, these bags are like Madewell-style bags but the leather quality is so much better and the bags smell divine! They have several styles of bags, wallets, shoes and much more. This is the Classic Medium Zipped Tote in the “honey” color, shown in the photo below. They have four sizes of this tote in many colors and it also comes in a snap closure.
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The links for the Nisolo boots and Portland Leather Goods bag is above the photo.

I saw this Pocket Tunic Shirt (size Medium) and ordered it with the boyfriend cardigan shown above. A blue button-down shirt is a wardrobe staple and this shirt is lovely! It is a medium blue color and since it is an oxford material, it will be thicker than other button-down shirts to wear in the Fall and Winter. Sorry for the winkles, I took the shirt right out of the bag and tried it on!

I’m also wearing my Madewell Cali Crop Flare Jeans (size 30) that I already had in my closet. These jeans will be in my own Fall capsule wardrobe. Crop Flare Jeans look great since they are slim in the leg but flare out slightly at the hem giving them a feminine style. These jeans have a 10.5″ waist rise, a 27″ inseam and are a blend of 99% cotton and 1% spandex so they are stretchy and move with you.

I added my Sam Edelman Linnie Bit Mules in the “Saddle” color (size 9). I bought these last year and enjoyed wearing them very much! They are comfortable to walk in all day and are comfy right out of the box! The Lorraine Loafers are very comfortable also.

Here is another Portland Leather Goods bag. This is the Medium Crossbody Tote in the “honey” color with the added Classic Size Tassel also in the “honey” color, shown in the photo below. You can carry this bag by the handles, in the crook of your arm, on your shoulder or wear it as a crossbody. It comes in several gorgeous colors too!
Get 25% off your order by entering my promo code “CLASSYYETTRENDY” at checkout at portlandleathergoods.com/classyyettrendy!

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The links for the Portland Leather Goods bag is above the photos.

A crewneck sweater in a neutral color is a wardrobe staple and will go with so many pieces in your closet. I have been wanting to invest in a gray cashmere sweater and bought this J. Crew Cashmere Classic Fit Sweater (size Large) in the “hthr ash” color. The sweater has a band on the hem and on the sleeves, but the hem is not tight at all and is loose. It is a quality cashmere, is very soft and it is WASHABLE! Since it is cashmere, I’m going to hand wash it and use some of my The Laundress Wool & Cashmere Sweater Shampoo and lay flat to dry on my Folding Sweater Mesh Drying Rack. I have two of these drying racks and they are stackable!

I’m also wearing my Madewell Cali Crop Flare Jeans (size 30) that I already had in my closet. These jeans will be in my own Fall capsule wardrobe. Crop Flare Jeans look great since they are slim in the leg but flare out slightly at the hem giving them a feminine style. These jeans have a 10.5″ waist rise, a 27″ inseam and are a blend of 99% cotton and 1% spandex so they are stretchy and move with you.

These are The Rothy’s Square Tuxedo Flats (sized up to a 9.5). They have a “Chanel” look to them with the black cap toe style! Get $20 off your first order at Rothy’s with my promo link: https://share.rothys.com/x/N9SFyK

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9 Comments

  1. Love the Tile White jeans on you. The 11” rise looks great . I say keep them. They are very flattering.

  2. I like the high rise on you. They don’t look like pouchy “mom” jeans but look neat and trim. I’m wanting a pair now as they look like they may have some natural control around the tummy.

    I’m confused about your remarks about the J. Crew chambray shirt. Are you saying the one you’re wearing is an older one and the current one isn’t as nice?

    I love your work on this blog and am finding a lot of inspiration and help – thank you!

  3. Thank you Mary! J. Crew has a relaxed chambray shirt that I tried on last week. The chambray shirt at J. Crew Factory (that I tried on in this post) fits better than the more expensive one at J. Crew.

  4. I loved every one of these looks perhaps because they are the epitome of classic and casual like my lifestyle. I agree, keep the white jeans with the 11 inch rise, just perfect on you. Thank you for all that you do to help us look our best.

  5. I have been carrying my Portland leather tote for about 2 years now. I absolutely love it, and it still looks nearly brand new! I saved money by buying one of their “almost perfect” bags. It was hard to see any flaws when I got it.

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