I went a little crazy this month, y’all. I stepped it up and bought two large totes, plus an add-on dress and a scarf. So much of my money gone. Or maybe not, but we’ll get to that in a minute.
I mostly like these, and there are a few I’m unsure about mainly because I put on a bit of weight over a really stressful couple of months which I expect to re-lose soon. In 10 pounds some of these should fit differently, which makes it hard to tell what I should keep. Since I have a billion pictures here, I’m keeping my comments to a minimum. Oh, and my regular camera is still missing, so now I have photoshop again, but cell phone pictures. Sorry, I’m doing what I can!
Chosen Item: Thread Supply Vegan Leather Moto Jacket with attached hood. I like this a lot, and will like it even more once I drop a couple pounds.
The hood can be zipped away, if desired:
Chosen Item. Floral print blouse by Porridge. Very much like.
I love this print.
There’s a button on the collar if you prefer a closed neckline:
Jewel toned Aztec print open front cardigan by Cut and Sew for Golden Tote.
Everyone hated this on the Facebook group, but it’s really grown on me. It’s well made and looks better in person. It could stand to be a bit longer, but I’m surprised by how into it I am.
Surprise. Blue wrap dress, Priddy by Puella. I like the length, but the waist hits me at a slightly awkward place. On the fence about keeping this one.
Striped Navy Le Lis tunic with contrast back. I LOVE THIS.
BONUS ITEM. My Moto Jacket was a higher priced item, so those totes only had 3 surprises instead of 4, but they also included a scarf, which was really nice. everyone got something different, and I LOVE this earth-toned infinity scarf my The Look. It is a really, really nice, expensive-feeling scarf.
Chosen item. Skies are Blue open front Jetsetter Jacket:
Too small in the shoulders! I ordered a size down due to the open front and I shouldn’t have. 😦 I’m getting rid of this one.
Chosen item. Orange Aztec print A Line swing dress by Skies are Blue. I love this so much and have already worn it twice!
Surprise. Teal Naked Zebra blouse with button up back. I like this a lot and will definitely be wearing it to work.
Surprise. Cowl neck striped sweater dress by Le Lis. This is quite short on me, but I like it a lot.
Surprise. Leshop military shirt/jacket thing. It’s very heavy fabric, so I can’t tell if it’s a heavy shirt or a light jacket. Either way I couldn’t close it because it was too small. It won’t be staying.
Surprise. Le Lis Brown striped sweater tunic. I was so disappointed in this because I love the design and the fabric, but the shape looked like a maternity top on me. No bueno. These pictures don’t even show how enormously billowy it is.
Black Puella La Boheme Maxi Dress. Urgh, I wanted this to work, but it’s way too tight on me. I’m not sure if I want to keep it and see if I lose weight, or what. I got the same dress in a chevron print last month and adored it. It’s an inch or two shorter than I’d like, but the shirred fabric at the waist actually makes the length a bit adjustable. I’m ok with the length anyway.
So risk keeping? Be safe and get rid of it? This has been a super popular item, so I bet I could trade it in a few months if it never manages to be flattering.
Add-on Fox scarf by The Look. So soft, I really like it (and it works well for my fox obsession):
Freebies! This month GT teamed up with The Keep A Breast Foundation for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and everyone got one a bracelet. I like it! The totes were tied up in these headbands, too. They’re stretched out, but hopefully they will shrink back down soon.
FINAL VERDICT: I am considering returning a tote for the first time ever. GT will let you pick and choose items to return as a tote as long as you include the right number of pieces (2 chosen and 4 surprise), so I’m considering returning the Puella maxi and Jetsetter jacket, plus the Le Lis brown tunic, Leshop military jacket, Priddy wrap dress and Cut and Sew cardigan. I don’t hate all of those items, but I’m wishy washy enough about them that it may just make more sense to send it all back. Or I might trade the few that REALLY don’t work and keep the others to see if they actually get worn.