Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Danger in The Neutral Zone

I have an embarrassing confession to make.  I've worn this top out twice before I took outfit photos and I just thought it was one of the best, most comfortable, and luxe tops I've spent $35 on.  It wasn't until I was editing these photos for this post that I realized that it is nearly see-through! Now I have to make a note to myself to make sure I only wear it with a cami underneath.
Top: BCBGMaxAzria (current); Khakis: Banana Republic City Roll Up Chino
Sunglasses: Marc by Marc Jacobs; Earrings: Banana Republic (old); Necklace: c/o Kendra Scott (2012)
Cuff: Kendra Scott (old) (updated on sale); Purse: Rebecca Minkoff (old) (current)
Shoes: Diane von Furstenberg (current)
I ordered these khakis from Banana Republic during the September 50% sale and usually I go up a full size when I order petite clothes.  Normally, I wear a size 10 or 12 in their regular clothes, and then have to go to a tailor to get hems and sleeves taken up, or order a 12P if the fabric is ponte or 14P if it is cotton or other non-forgiving fabric like wool or silk.  I ordered the size 14P in these pants and while the fit is looser than I like, I think it will be an easy alteration for my tailor to slim the thighs and taper the legs a bit.  I just went ahead and ordered them in navy in a 12P and I hope their sizing is not inconsistent.  Even though they are petite, I am still pretty short at 5' and I have to roll these up more than the two suggested times to get the hem just beneath my calves.  The silver lining is that when unrolled, they fit me longer than ankle pants and that will be perfect for dressier occasions.

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