Hey all!

I’m taking a break from tax prep to post a couple of items under consideration.

- (Photos 1-2, 8) The blue patterned skirt is from Karen Kane and was a super sale item at Off Fifth. It fits beautifully and is wonderfully light and breezy. Blue and white is my summer jam, so it would be worn with white or blue tops for a simple casual outfit. But I want to know if the pattern placement brings too much attention to my low hip area. It was the only skirt there, so I had no opportunity to see if another skirt had a different placement, but the stock photo (see Find) seems to indicate that the print varies. Their website does say they have another M in stock, so I could try ordering one to see if the pattern placement is better on me (ETA: maybe not, website orders are final sale only).

- (Photos 1-7) The pale blue linen knit sleeveless top is from Veronica Beard, courtesy of Nordstrom Rack. Again, it’s wonderfully light and comfortable, it fits well, and I really like the color. High crew necks are not my absolute best neckline, but I tend to lean so heavily on V-necks that sometimes I get a bit bored with them and want some variety. Is this JFE?

I got halfway through the try-on session before I realized I was wearing the wrong bra, so disregard if you see a shadow of black under the top. Knit linen tops are notorious for being thin and see-through but this one doesn’t seem too bad. I had a black one that I donated right away after I saw a photo of myself in it — eek!

I’m posting pics of the top with pants and shorts too. Please disregard total lack of makeup or any attention to hair. Yikes.

Also, in photos 8-10, the Karen Kane white tie-front top and chambray tie-front top both arrived, and I feel like they’re both too big. Just too much fabric all around. I didn’t notice this so much with the black one, but I’m going to order these in a S to see if they work better.

Opinions welcome!

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