Friday, February 12, 2016

Fit Review: Bring It Backbend Sweater

Fit review day today! Sorry I've been MIA with fit reviews in the last little while, it's been a bit hectic  around here. I will do better!!

On Tuesday I mentioned that I went a bit crazy ordering the Bring It Backbend Sweater and a few other items. I ended up ordering my size and a size down in the Minty Pink sweater, and my size down in the black. I definitely feel this is a size down item because even in the 8 it is wide in the chest and still quite long. Both sizes I could pull the back down and keep the opening closed, or I could wear it higher on my hips and have it stay open. You are not sacrificing a relaxed slouchy fit by sizing down in this, and the TTS may even be a little too big on you if you have narrow hips and shoulders. The pink and black both sold out online but my store had these in today (Coquitlam Centre/BC) and so you still have a shot of picking one up in store if you are in Canada, or ordering by phone from a Canadian store. 

I like this sweater but honestly I cannot say I am in love with it. My main hold back on loving it is I feel the front is really plain and the crewneck is high so it feels really plain in the front. Usually with oversized sweaters like this you get a really pretty and flattering neckline that shows off your shoulders or your neck to make it still interesting and feminine but this is just an oversized knit from neck to hip.  The material is lovely and the color is lovely so I'm inclined to keep one but I don't feel this is a knock out like the Chai Time Sweaters are. I'll have to think about it. 

As far as the color, I really love Minty Pink a lot. It's such a vibrant and interesting peach/pink. Unfortunately I think it may wash me out a bit and the color is pale enough that it's slightly sheer. The black was definitely more elegant on. 

What do you guys think? Did you also order the Bring It Backbend Sweater and have a fit review to share with us? 




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Fit Review: Love Tee II, Salute The Sun Singlet II

I got to stop in at the store this morning and was surprised to see that a Canadian store got the Salute The Sun Singlet II in Tiger Space Dye. Only the US got the Tiger Space Dye on Tuesdays upload so I assumed we wouldn't be getting it at all. 

I fell in love hard with this Love Tee. I didn't order it on Tuesday but I kept looking at it online and feeling major regrets as it was selling through in my size options. Luckily my store had this one in today and when I tried it on I knew it had to come home with me. I was really torn with sizing down to an 8 in this vs. taking my usual size 10 (shown in this picture) but ultimately got the 10. All my other Love Tees are 10's and I like that they are causal and relaxed fitting but sometimes I feel they are a little too slouchy after washing. The 8 fits really nicely and has a slightly more feminine fit to it but I think I'd end up avoiding wearing it on fluffy days so I stuck with my usual size 10. 
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I haven't been that interested in the Salute The Sun Singlet, especially in the original version. I just felt like they weren't as nice as 105F singlets which I love so I never bothered to try them on. This print made me give it a chance and I'm glad I tried it on. I've been wanting something in this print but it's only come in cold weather long sleeve which didn't entice me. The II version of this tank is much nicer with the bottom hem closed up at the back. It has a more streamlined fit and actually, it is very similar to the 105F singlet with a slight a-line. I don't even mind the peekaboo in the back. This is my TTS 10 and it's nice and loose with deep arm holes. I can't see myself sizing down in this but I think if you are petite in the hips and bust you could size down.  


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