The Things I Actually Bought During the ShopBop Sale

ShopBop Fall Picks

Theory Innis Sweater  // James Jeans Hunter High Rise Straight Leg // Tibi A Line Blouse

So you know this ShopBop sale that’s happening? Well, clearly I have an issue because I can’t resist a good sale. And rather than giving you a laundry list of things i’d want to buy, I figured I would show you the stuff I actually bought. Cuz, you know, that’s helpful. Here are the basics I scooped up: a cream sweater, high rise straight leg jeans (skinnies are bugging me right now), and a black a-line shirt in silk (because if you can imagine it, I didn’t own a black shirt).

Ted Baker Ohavia Peplum Sweater


Ted Baker peplum (wearing a Ted Baker size 4), J.Crew pixie pant, Seychelles boots (this season’s), Prada sunglasses

Guys, I think this top is my new favorite piece in my closet (aside from this baby, of course, let’s be real). The moment I put this on in the Neiman Marcus dressing room I felt amazing. That feeling doesn’t come very often so I made the immediate decision to buy it, regardless of the cost. Lucky me it was on sale plus the FF sale at Neimans, so bringing home that feeling didn’t break the bank. I love the exaggerated peplum, hot pink look-at-me pink knit, long sleeve length and thickness of the material. I’m so so smitten.



One thing that immediately struck me was the brilliant placing of the knit stitching. As you can see, it crosses directly over my chest, while continuing down the front narrowing my waist. This, of course, does great things to make my width look smaller while making my chest look great.


I love the back length of this top as well. Long enough to cover the top of pants but not so long that it cuts off the rear. The peplum also somewhat flattens in the back which I think gives it a unique look.



The knit is mostly cotton, part wool and party poly/blend and is very soft. I wear it with a Banana Republic tank underneath just to streamline my undergarments but it would be totally fine without it. The sweater is incredibly thick and heavy and didn’t require a jacket on top when I wore it last Friday.



I’m so so in love with this and would recommend it a million ways to Sunday. Further proof that Ted Baker is one of my favorite brands for pearshapes. Please let me know if you pick up this sweater and share your styling with me!

Banana Republic Sloan Pant Review


Gap jacket, Target shirt, Sweet & Spark necklace, Tory Burch sunnies, Banana Republic “Sloan” pants, Ferragamo pumps

This last weekend my Banana Republic Sloan pants finally came in the mail, so I thought I would style them up and give them a quick review. If you remember in my post last week, I have been intrigued by these pants for a while, always seeing them on petite bloggers and thought I would test them for pears. In short, while they are amazing quality, I am not super thrilled with these pants for a few reasons.


As you can see from each of these photos, the material tends to cling. It is a stretch cotton and shows every imperfection on a curvy body. They have much more stretch than a typical jean and as such, I don’t feel as “pulled together” as I would wearing another more substantial pant.


I’m not a huge fan of the stretching across the knee area or the bunching in the crotch. Furthermore, the length on me comes just around my ankle (for reference, i’m wearing a size 12 regular) and hits at an awkward part, making me appear shorter than I am.


The length issue is more evident from the side. I would need to have the pants slimmed and hemmed to hit where I typically like them, 2-3 inches above my ankle. Finally, I had quite a bit of waist gap in a size 12 but couldn’t have gone smaller for fear of it rippling across my widest part. Typically pear issue!


In short, I loved the color of these pants and think they would be wonderful for an apple shape, or even petites, but for this curvy lady, i’m still on the hunt for the perfect work pant.

J.Crew Fluted Skirt Review


Ann Taylor blazer (old, similar), J.Crew skirt, Cole Haan heels, Revlon lipstick, Prada sunnies

Let’s start off by saying that this skirt is mini. Like, definitely shorter than most things I would wear, but i’m in love with it. You saw in my Fall haul that I ordered it during J.Crew’s 25% off sale and couldn’t be happier with the fit. For reference, I ended up ordering a size 12 instead of my usual 10 because I knew the shape would sit lower on my hips and I wanted to avoid any tightness. I’m wearing it here with bare legs and a blazer (can we talk about how warm it has been in the bay area? Crazytown) but can’t wait to pair it with leggings and boots for cooler months.



Also, i’m entirely obsessed with dark lips and this Revlon lip color that was on mega sale at Walgreens.


I wanted to get some photos without the jacket so you could see the true fit. For starters, the skirt fits off the rack with no alterations (miracle). It makes my tummy area feel so slim and I love the seaming around the skirt that feels like it really holds you in. The skirt is a crepe, thick material with a hook and zip back.



The fluted seam hits right above my hip’s widest part and then flares, which, I thought would be unflattering but I actually am loving. It is a mini length and does tend to ride up a tad when walking because of the silk-like lining. Because I will be wearing this with tights I personally don’t see this as an issue, but should be noted.


Overall, I love the skirt and when it’s on sale, it’s even better. I envision wearing this with longer length sweaters, belted for definition, creating a faux-drop waist look.


And, have a great week!

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