I finally got a chance to spend several hours shopping today, so I hit the local Macy's, along with the J.Crew, Ann Taylor, and Levi's outlets. I ran out of time and patience before I could check the shops at the other end of the shopping center, so that'll have to be another day.

I took photos of everything I tried on, but I won't bother posting the many misses. I grabbed all kinds of things I wouldn't normally try, but these are some that came close. My focus was tops I can wear with skinny jeans.

Photo #1 - All the things. I think I did a pretty good job staying in my color scheme!

Photo #2 - Utility jacket almost. I thought this was cute, but it wasn't on my list.

Photo #3 - Denim jackets. The first one, from Macy's house brand, was crazy comfortable, due to a high stretch component. Second was Levi's. Not as stretchy, but 100% cotton and I like the look better. Comparable prices, so I'll probably go back for the Levi's one.

Photo #4 - Free People sweater. I was surprised to kind of like this on me, but it was a rayon-polyester blend and seemed fragile. I dunno what's up with the pose. Those sleeves made me goofy.

Photo #5 - Loooooooved these Kut leggings. LOVED. So comfortable and PLAID. They weren't on my list, but I'm still thinking about them as a replacement for the Old Navy plaid pixies that I hate.

Photo #6 - Three tops that probably would have come home with me if they weren't all polyester. The first one is J.Crew Factory. The rest were Ann Taylor Factory. Stupid polyester factory stores. Actually, the middle one had a back made from a rayon-polyester blend, which was somewhat tempting, but I wasn't sure just how much it would breathe.

Photo #7 - Layering fun at J.Crew. I did bring one striped layering tee home.

Photo #8 - Kind of liked this, but also kind of not my style.

Photo #9 - Ditto, but also polyester.

What do y'all think? Any looks I should explore more?

ETA #10 - The striped tee in the Find and this photo was the only thing I bought. It's lower contrast than the linen striped tee I wore to shop...graphite and off-white instead of navy and optic. Shown with a flannel from my wardrobe and my new browline glasses. I probably would have grabbed the same tee in the mustard colorway, as well, but they were out in my size. Still might. They gave me a free shipping/discount coupon, should I decide to order online.

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