Sorry about these photos. I was having one of those bad photo-taking days where not a single picture came out right:
These shorts did not disappoint. The color is a stunning jade green, and they fit great, though maybe a touch too high in the rise for my personal preference (I'm wearing 00P). They are a tiny bit snug in the waist, although, I tried them on after a full meal. Someone with a smaller waist than my own will not have this problem. I love that the belt is removable and that it actually has belt loops. Many shorts these days made with this kind of loose drapey material tend to have an elastic waist of which I'm not a fan. It is made of 90% polyester and 10% spandex. Total keeper.
Measurements of these resort shorts in 00P are: 25.5" waist, 8.5" rise, ~3.5" rise, 36" hip. They're a loose, drapey style so this last measurement shouldn't matter too much. For reference, my hip measurement is 32.75" and they don't look big from behind.
The other items I purchased to hit my free shipping quota were these two shift dresses:
They are exactly the same dress in different colors/patterns. I've been wanting a shift dress for a while, but it's not often I can find a good petite-fitting shift dress, and my dress purchases are pretty few and far-between--if I had a choice, I would almost always choose something else over a dress. But I decided to give this a go since I could not find much else on the AT website that I was interested in. The grid printed one was on sale for $49.99:
The material is a thick jersey and lined on top. It's a bit too boxy over all for my tastes, but nothing a little nipping in at the waist can't fix (I'm wearing it in XXSP). I also find it a touch long for a shift dress. It hits me at the knee, but I would prefer that it hit me where it does on the models above (a few inches above the knee), otherwise I feel like I'm wearing a potato sack.
I was a little on the fence about keeping this dress initially, but I started playing around with it and I really started to like its versatility, so I think I'm going to keep it and have it shortened an inch or so (I don't trust myself to do alterations with knits yet). The other dress in Intense Orchid fits exactly the same in every way (no photos), but it wasn't on sale, so it is going back (buy the Intense Orchid version here, the Grid pattern sheath is OOS).
I also wanted this dress in Mystical Ivy, but again, could not snag it in my size:
|Buy it here.|
Anyone grab anything they love during the Ann Taylor sale?