The first item I purchased was this Silk Top by Eight Sixty in Chateau Grey, size XS:
I saw so much potential in this top because I could wear it either with a pair of flares, or wear it to work, tucked into a skirt or trousers. I pulled it out of the box and my first thought was, "Oh. It's purple." A very pale purple, but it was definitely purple. Silly me. I thought it would be grey, which would be more versatile with my wardrobe. Even if they were going for "french grey", this isn't quite what I was expecting. I could possibly overlook this if the fit was right. When I was ready to put it on, I realized that it had no buttons or zipper. I guess I assumed that it would given the placket and seaming down the front. Well, OK, that's fine too, I suppose. Now, if a brand isn't vanity-sized, I can generally fit into a regular XS on top (as opposed to a XSP or XXS). I'm really surprised (and disappointed) if it doesn't. And, this time, I was surprised:
Holy boxy fit. The top was just wide all over. I tried even tucking it in a bit to try and make it work, but it wasn't having it.
Shoulder to bottom hem: 23.5"
Armit to armpit: 19.25"
Shoulder to shoulder: 16.0"
Total width of bottom hem: 20.25"
It's regular price is $90, on sale for $58.99 plus 30% G&G and an insignificant amount of cashback. Even for ~$41, I couldn't justify it given that I would have to have this tailored.
P.S. I have a surprise! Come back in a few days to see what it is!