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Is It A Keeper?

I had rotator cuff surgery the first week of January. It has been a long slow recovery. It's been boring. It's been frustrating. But, I've turned a corner and am starting to see the benefits and improvements. I started taking bookings with clients towards the end of March and into April. I am looking forward to see you all again and getting out and feeling free. :)

In the meantime, I ordered a couple items to check out and see if they were items I could recommend for Spring. The first one was a pair of black Wit and Wisdom Skinny Jeans.

When I put them on, they fit me like leggings. The sizing was right in the waist and butt but, the leg were very snug. I rarely choose the look of leggings for me to wear. I was hoping they'd have more of a denim look. I returned them.



I also ordered a WashLab denim front tie shirt. I thought it could be cute with skirts and shorts this Spring and even be worn under a blazer. But, when I tried it on, it ran shorter in the torso than I needed. It kept riding up showing my love handles and climbing up closer to my bust. I often buy petite options for tops so, this one is running short. It just was not the right fit for me. I would pull this top for someone who's not busty and has a slim waistline. It is adorable; just not on me.


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I have been looking for a basic taupe/brown loafer that I could wear with denim and ankle pants. I tried this pair of Anne Klein soft sided loafers and loved them. They are comfortable, light, flexible and have a clean line look. They're a keeper!

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Lastly, I ordered this khaki tan LIVERPOOL blazer with stretch. When I saw it online, it had a casual Chino fabric look that I liked. I'm a fan of the brand LIVERPOOL. Their products are stylish and comfortable. This blazer is 53% Cotton, 44% Viscose

and 3% Elastane. I put it on and it felt good. I could move easily in it and I liked the fit. BUT, to sell me on an item I believe it should be versatile and easily paired in three different ways. Here's what I found. (Humorous to see the pile of clothing grow behind me as I put together outfits.)



crop pant, booties, denim shirt

wide-leg pant, sneakers, shell top

shell top, ankle pants, loafers

shell top, pencil skirt, pumps (choices)

ponte sheath dress, belt, pumps

floral shell top, distress jeans, sneakers

shell top, camo shorts, belt & shoe options

It's a Keeper! This is a great blazer. As I tried it on in numerous ensembles, I kept thinking this is great blazer for traveling! The stretch and comfort, plus the versatility makes this a winning piece. It can be worn to the boardroom, the ball game, or a casual dinner with the hubby. This is an item that's a fantastic Spring purchase.

Happy Wardrobing!

Twin Cities Wardrobe Consultant and Stylist Kathy Banta

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