Suz!!! So nice to hear from you. Your voice is always missed when you get busy. I do have very high hopes for that Vince Camuto ensemble. But I have to admit I was looking at the picture of it today and I felt a bit less brave about it than I did yesterday. Still I would prefer to show up at a wedding wearing that than what I wore last year. Sigh. I just can't get weddings right.
Thanks Karie. I have one other Ryan fit pant and they suit me very well. If anything they might be a bit large in the waist ban. That doesn't bother me. Restricted movement bothers me.
Viva -- I certainly am going to wear that fuchsia top as a statement piece.
I am not sure about the length of the pant either. They are definitely an odd length. I could go up or down them. Probably up.
Smittie -- I so agree. They are most definitely a step up from cotton or viscose. And the color is saturated. The navy is as rich as the fuchsia, just a different vibe. I need both in my wardrobe. Although they are statements, they are also essentials.
Emily K, I can explain. How to explain. In 2009 I lost a lot of weight. I started wearing my clothes kinda big because my brain did not keep pace with my weight loss. I kept buying and wearing clothes about a size too big. In time I got really comfortable wearing looser clothes. This was ok because fashion/style moved toward oversized and boyfriend styles. The problem is that now when I wear my true size I feel like the garment is constricting.
The Ryan pant is my true size and they fit great, but mentally I feel they are "tight." I worry about being able to sit and bend and move through life. This is a problem that I know I need to work on.
I'll wear the pant this evening and get back to you with specifics about stretching out. I hope the Avery fit sateen crops are perfect for you. Let us know your final decision.
Elizabeth P -- definitely stop by to look at the silk sweaters. They really are that nice. I have had a long lull when I just could not find anything I wanted to wear. Now I am seeing LOTS that inspire me.