Time to review Black Friday and early December purchases. I’m still waiting for large haul that J.Crew mostly has refused to send me. I’m also waiting for a skirt from Boden that my local post office seemed to have,!
but then mysteriously sent to a new location. I need to go ask them where it is. Anyway.

I have a few keepers, a red sweater question, and a hem question. Also, I have an item I know I want to pass on.

1. Lucky Brand Fair Isle - love! Not too heavy at all, but I can layer under it if needed. Great colors.

2. Born Regis booties - this is a continuation of my quest for booties that don’t exacerbate my back pain. I think these will be good. Not as good as my Born Chelsea boots, but I also needed a different toe shape in a black boot to make some outfits work. These will replace my Sam Edelman Petty booties, which are too hard on me now.

3. Lucky Brand Bowie tee - threw this in for fun. This will mostly be for casualwear but maybe fun under a blazer.


4. Kut corduroys - I was pleased to see someone create a find with these corduroys in this rich color. I returned some Kut burgundy jeans from NAS because the color was too close to a faded brick red. THIS is the color I really wanted. I don’t usually do corduroys, but the fine whale here makes them okay for me. I want to hem them, but how much? Definitely want to keep, especially now that I have this sweater! ETA - photo angle not as good as it could be.

5: Anthropologie Audrey Mockneck - my keyboard is dead, so I can’t create a find. Basically, I’ve been looking for a true red sweater, solid colored, to wear with various bottoms. I think this one is the winner after a long search, but I think I may need to size down. Or should it remain fluid? Thoughts? ETA - made a custom find of it.

6. Loft red sweater - this was my other sweater contender. I do like this, but the sleeves are slightly tight. I think they might stretch over time, but I think the other sweater, which is a finer guage, will be more useful overall. Or maybe chunkier is in? I’m trying to find an “essential” in red, basically. My gut tells me to return this and make the Anthro sweater work (either in this size or one down). Thoughts? ETA - The other one is slightly see-through, and I usually wear dark bottoms, so this one has an advantage on that score.

ETA - Anthro sweater is staying. I made an outfit of it today with the new boots. Added a pic of that. The LOFT sweater is going to go back.

7. Ann Taylor ribbed pullover - I think this is a very pretty sweater. I’m just not feeling it, though. Too shiny, maybe. I’m not wrong in thinking this is just OK on me? I need things to be better than just OK....

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