Saturday, October 28, 2017

As Told By INSTA-STORIES #2

Another Insta story, another blog post!
Follow along to see the clothes in action!

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This PJ set is the CUTEST! As I told you on stories the other night, it comes in 2 other very festive patterns that would be PERFECT for Christmas Morning! I had no intention of wearing these Christmas morning, so I got the neutral set- shocker. 
FIT: Runs TTS, I'm wearing my usual XS. It has a working drawstring, but I personally would not need to use it for ht purpose of holding the shorts up. 
It's made of a super soft, but light weight flannel, they're just so cozy!

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I have been after the FP bralette for the LONGEST time, I've seen it on so many people and its just so pretty, but I was stuck on the $38 price tag. I HATE paying full price for things, and the fact that this bralette was ONLY available at free people and they like NEVER provide coupon codes- urked me lol. But then I saw Aerie had a similar one in their new arrivals section (it's normally $29, but they are running a promo until Halloween where you can buy 2 for $31), and I thought I would check it out to see if it was comparable. 
Well, there is DEFINITELY a difference. While the double strap is probably the biggest similarity, the Aerie bralette is less pretty than the FP one. When I put the FP bralette on, I instantly felt prettier- weird, I know, but it's just so delicate and boho and gah! I love it! Like I said in stories, if you're after the bralette for the double strap look, then go for the Aerie bralette because its cheaper and seems like the fabric will hold up better than the FP one. Many of the reviewers of the FR bralette said theirs ripped on them, BUT they take ripped bralettes back which is good to know. If you are familiar with other Aerie bralettes, they are all made of the same fabric. The black Aerie bralette seems to have slightly less stretch than the grey one; while the FP bralette has a lot of stretch to it. I personally love the look of the FP bralette. I love that the floral lace detail sticks out of tops, depending on how you wear them. I will be ordering more FP bralettes if they go on sale for Black Friday or Christmas. 
It should be noted that neither of these bralettes have any padding whatsoever. I will probably be wearing a sticky bra with it if need be. 
FIT: I would say they run TTS I'm wearing an XS in both. I know reviewers have also said that if you have a bigger chest, they were surprised by the amount of support the FP bralette provided,  I can't speak for this, so if you are near a Free People retail store, pop in and try one on!
Verdict: I will definitely be keeping the FP bralette, undecided if I will be retuning both Aerie bralettes or just one... 

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This puff sleeve sweatshirt (currently on clearance for UNDER $20!) is a casual way to wear the balloon sleeve trend. It's not the softest thing I've felt, but its still slouchy and cozy! 
FIT: I sized up, like I always do for balloon sleeve tops. I just think the sleeves fit better and balloonier (yes, I just made that up) when it's more oversized.

Apparently these jeans have sold out... BUT I found these which I actually like better, and put them in my cart... The jeans that I am wearing run TTS, and are so so so soft! They have a raw hemline, just like the ones I linked for you guys, which make the cuff sit so much nicer! Definitely a fan of Abercrombie jeans

These booties you've seen a million times. I love them, they're really comfy and run TTS. They also come in black with the brown heel!

This necklace I love to wear with my cognac shoes. The bronze in the necklace just ties the warmer colors together and just makes the outfit flow better. 

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I can't say enough good things about this cardigan! I love everything from the color to the overall fit of it! As I was trying (and failing) to explain on stories, the bottom front of the cardigan comes up slightly in the front, which gives a slimming appearance. I love that it has pockets as well! 
FIT: I would say this cardigan runs TTS (I'm wearing an xs) ,I have this one layered with a long sleeve tee, and the arms a slightly tight. You could definitely get away with sizing up if you wanted a more oversized fit.

GAH! If you're looking for the most PERFECT long sleeve layering tee, look no further, HERE IT IS! It is literally the softest tee I've ever felt, but not soft as in it's going to get pilly and gross after one wash, soft as in silky soft! I got my usual size in this and it's definitely more fitted, which is exactly what I was looking for. The best part... IT'S TEN FREAKING DOLLARS!!! and comes in 10 colors (2 for $18 if you buy in bulk) like WHAT?? You'll thank me later. Hang on while I buy all the colors... 

TopShop Leigh Moto pants are back on sale (I own 2 pairs)! They're marked down to $42! I sized up, like all the reviewers said and they fit like a dream! I'm wearing a size 25.

You guys always go nuts when I wear this necklace! It's my fav and I wear it ALL. THE. TIME. (If you can't tell ;) ) It's currently under $30 which is a steal! I also found a similar one in gold, if silver isn't your thing!

Sam Edelman Leopard Booties (also available here; similar herehere, and here- these are the ones I would get if the ones I got weren't available)- there are no words... Just WOW! This is a statement shoe for sure, and I LOVE THEM!
They run TTS, but I have them in half a size smaller because that was all they had in store! They still feel good if I don't wear socks. They are comfy to walk in too! And I love the way they look with this hunter green color!

This leopard scarf is too cute to pass up! It's very light weight and perfect if you don't like the hugeness of blanket scarves! 

These black booties are a new addition to my collection. They're currently 40% off at just $59, which if you tried them on, you wouldn't believe thats the price! When I first tried them on straight out of the box, they seemed a tad tight, but walking around in them for 5 minutes around the house loosened them up and now they're PERFECT! I can't recommend them enough! They have a small like 1.5" heel so they have more arch support than a totally flat shoe. I just love them so much and cant recommend them enough... I also have the olive pair!
FIT: TTS, I'm wearing my normal size 7.5. 


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THIS FLANNEL IS EVERYTHING! Its so soft and so lightweight and the fit is so flattering! I'm wearing my usual size XS and i'm obsessed w the fit! and it comes in 10 other patterns, I have the navy as well as this one and I love the fit of them! They're the perfect amount of drapey and just SO GOOD.

GAH! If you're looking for the most PERFECT long sleeve layering tee, look no further, HERE IT IS! It is literally the softest tee I've ever felt, but not soft as in it's going to get pilly and gross after one wash, soft as in silky soft! I got my usual size in this and it's definitely more fitted, which is exactly what I was looking for. The best part... IT'S TEN FREAKING DOLLARS!!! and comes in 10 colors (2 for $18 if you buy in bulk) like WHAT?? You'll thank me later. Hang on while I buy all the colors... 

TopShop Leigh Moto pants are back on sale (I own 2 pairs)! They're marked down to $42! I sized up, like all the reviewers said and they fit like a dream! I'm wearing a size 25.

These black booties are a new addition to my collection. They're currently 40% off at just $59, which if you tried them on, you wouldn't believe thats the price! When I first tried them on straight out of the box, they seemed a tad tight, but walking around in them for 5 minutes around the house loosened them up and now they're PERFECT! I can't recommend them enough! They have a small like 1.5" heel so they have more arch support than a totally flat shoe. I just love them so much and cant recommend them enough... I also have the olive pair!
FIT: TTS, I'm wearing my normal size 7.5. 

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THIS FLANNEL IS EVERYTHING! Its so soft and so lightweight and the fit is so flattering! I'm wearing my usual size XS and i'm obsessed w the fit! and it comes in 10 other patterns, I have the navy as well as this one and I love the fit of them! They're the perfect amount of drapey and just SO GOOD.

This exact skirt is from a few years ago, but I found an almost identical one here. You know the quality is amazing if you get this one. I love the edginess of a faux leather pleated skirt! 

These booties are from a few years ago and I wound't recommend them. These booties look really cute and are very similar!

You guys always go nuts when I wear this necklace! It's my fav and I wear it ALL. THE. TIME. (If you can't tell ;) ) It's currently under $30 which is a steal! I also found a similar one in gold, if silver isn't your thing!

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As you can see, I bought both colors of this sweater, and as you heard on stories, I ended up liking the black one more! I sized up because I wanted a more oversized fit, and I couldnt be happier with the fit! The sweater isn't super soft, but I love the way it drapes. What can I say, I have a thing for stripes!

TopShop Leigh Moto pants are back on sale (I own 2 pairs)! They're marked down to $42! I sized up, like all the reviewers said and they fit like a dream! I'm wearing a size 25.

These olive booties are a new addition to my collection. They're currently 40% off at just $59, which if you tried them on, you wouldn't believe thats the price! When I first tried them on straight out of the box, they seemed a tad tight, but walking around in them for 5 minutes around the house loosened them up and now they're PERFECT! I can't recommend them enough! They have a small like 1.5" heel so they have more arch support than a totally flat shoe. I just love them so much and cant recommend them enough... I also have the black pair!
FIT: TTS, I'm wearing my normal size 7.5. 

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I was SO excited when I saw this sweater on Old Navy's website! I love it in person, but just not on me :( . It's SO soft and warm and just so nice, but I think it's just too long for me. I'm 5'3" and I feel like it just swallows me whole. If you're taller than me, please get this so I can live vicariously through you! 
FIT: runs big I would say, I'm wearing an xs and its just big...

TopShop Leigh Moto pants are back on sale (I own 2 pairs)! They're marked down to $42! I sized up, like all the reviewers said and they fit like a dream! I'm wearing a size 25.

These booties you've seen a million times. I love them, they're really comfy and run TTS. They also come in black with the brown heel!

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This sweater is the result of my trip to the mall on Friday. What drew me to it was the U neck, they're such a flattering neckline, and not something you see all the time. The back is longer than the front so you can wear it with leggings. The sweater itself is thin and lightweight, and not as soft as some other sweaters from H&M, but I still love it. At $25, you really can't go wrong. 
FIT: Runs big, I'm wearing an xs. 

American Eagle Olive Skinny jeans: These are the softest pants ever! They're super comfy, and stretchy, and they fit like a dream. I got my usual size 0 in the short length (i'm 5'3" with short legs). But I like the look of cuffed pants, so I cuff mine.
FIT: Runs TTS, if you're between sizes, size down.

ANDDD.. Another new pair of booties :). The color of these are what drew me in, grey is one of my favorite colors, so these were a no brainer. The only problem that these have is that they don't have a zipper, they're just pull on, which could be a problem if you have wider feet. I find it easier to push them on like you would a sneaker, than sitting down and putting them on. 
FIT: runs TTS, i'm wearing my usual 7.5.

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THANK YOU SO MUCH for reading!! 

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