I'm *really* ready to pack away all of my sweaters and boots for warmer weather clothes. The only problem is that last year I never wore my Spring/Summer clothes since I was wearing maternity clothes or postpartum attire. It's been two years since my shorts, tank tops, and summer dresses saw the light of day and I'm not all that impressed with my wardrobe at this point.
My biggest problem is that I don't like to spend a lot of money on a single item of clothing, so I end up buying inexpensive stuff that shrinks after a few wears. I figured this out for my winter clothes and I have one pair of jeans from Gap, a few Lululemon yoga pants, and some leggings from Athleta that have stood the test of time. A few tops from the same stores have been my favorites, too. But otherwise, my cheaper purchases fit like a joke and the older I get the more fit really matters.
Also, being 5'10" means that although I try to wear regular tops and bottoms, it's really not meant to be and shirts become midriff boxes while bottoms become high waters/inappropriately short shorts. When will I ever learn that I can ONLY buy talls and should really invest in nicer pieces that will last more than one season? I love you, Old Navy and Target, but I'm looking right at you with your boxy midriffs. Again, fit is too important these days!
I am on an eternal quest for The Long and Flowy Top. I own approximately two shirts that qualify as fitting me properly in length, are slightly flowy, but still slim fitting to my torso. Usually I get something that is 'tunic length' and it becomes standard length for me which is fine, but it's difficult to find something long enough but not super wide. If you know of any tops that fit my ideal description, I would love links!
My perfect outfit for spring would be: long and flowy shirt (tank top or short sleeved), skinny jeans or shorts that are NOT a 3" inseam (completely inappropriate on me), and a pair of flats. Maybe a scarf or a fun necklace if I'm feeling fancy. Perhaps an open-front (long and flowy!) cardigan for cooler weather. I also love bold colors and need to be comfortable/baby friendly. I guess I really like casual comfort but can't wear work out clothes 100% of the time I'm at home (90% yes). Again, the older I get the more I realize that putting on a decent outfit really does wonders for my mental state. But I cannot sacrifice comfort for fashion, either.
So basically outfits like this are totally me (or just look at my whole Getting Dressed board on Pinterest):
From GlamRadar--nailed it.
A few things I think I should just order in TALL size from Gap:
I like this Sateen Roll-Sleeve popover. Makes me nervous it would be a box, though. Definitely only in a 'tall' and even then, nervous.
I probably need a denim shirt finally. Would love to wear with black leggings or khaki shorts, would not feel at all comfortable pairing it with another light denim like this model. In a different life, would like to wear this with white shorts (hahaha, no way as a mom of three disgustingly filthy children).
Gray jeans in my favorite 1969 Always Skinny style:
I know lots of people love Stitch Fix but I feel like I'm probably not going to love the fit on half of the stuff and the price on the rest. I'd rather you guys just tell me where you love to shop (especially if you struggle with the tall gene like me). Gap, Loft, Athleta, Title Nine, and maybe Anthropologie (but of course they have 'petites' but no 'talls'....grrrr)? What else?