It’s time (again!) for another at-home dressing room diary. Did anyone else feel like Valentine’s/President’s Day sales rivaled Black Friday?! Some of the clothing deals were too good to pass up. For this round, I’m sharing what I found at American Eagle. I swear by AE denim, and I am occasionally able to find some cute tops as well. This order was placed with our upcoming California trip – we’re going in April! – in mind, and warmer weather in general.
For reference, I’m 5’7″ and 143-145 pounds. From AE, I typically waver between a small and medium for tops and a size 4 for pants/bottoms.
Color: Blue | Size: S (also tried M) | Verdict: Returning it
I first saw this top on someone else via Instagram and fell in love. Look at those beautiful buttons! This top is why I placed an order at all, but unfortunately it didn’t work out. The material is so heavy – you almost could wear it open as a utility-type jacket/top. The cut also is very boxy, which works when tucked into high-waisted bottoms, but overall it’s not my favorite/flattering on me.
Color: Softest Jade | Size: 4 REG | Verdict: Going to exchange for a smaller size
These pants are ridiculously comfortable! It has been a long, long time since I’ve worn anything other than skinny jeans/jeggings and now I’ve seen the light. Doesn’t hurt that Ryan also loves these. 😉 This is the exact color green that I’ve been looking for, too. These pants will be perfect for spring/summer with a pair of sneakers or sandals. I am, however, going to try a size down since my normal size 4 seems pretty generous plus stretch!
Size: L (also tried M) | Verdict: Returning it
I wanted to love this dress. There were visions of strolling along Catalina Island in this dress. But, sadly – nope. The medium gives a more flattering shape overall, but the large has better length. It actually would make a cute coverup for the beach/pool, but I personally wouldn’t feel comfortable wearing it on it’s own.
P.S. the dress isn’t dirty with white spots … that would be my mirror. Oops.
Color: Dream Blue | Size: 4 (also tried 2) | Verdict: Returning it
A denim skirt is another thing I’ve long coveted. I mean, hello – those were my jam during my teenage years. I actually love the overall fit and look of this jean skirt; however, it’s just too short for my old-ass self. Maybe I should try it in a tall size? It also seemed to ride up every two seconds while walking, so maybe it just doesn’t work for me and my body type.
Color: Blush | Size: M | Verdict: Undecided
The last thing I probably need is another sweatshirt, but given where I live I wear them year round! I thought the color combination of this one was so cute – I’m only undecided because I’m not sure the blush works on me. Otherwise, this sweatshirt is so soft and is a good in-between weight of warm enough. I might be able to size down to a small for a more fitted look, but I do like more room in sweatshirts so the medium still works.
Unfortunately a majority of my order is going back, but that’s just the way it works sometimes. I still think all of these styles are really cute for the upcoming warmer seasons, so I hope some of you will be able to order yourself something or get a little inspiration!
Have you found anything lately at AE? Any upcoming travels? Share with me in the comments!
Don’t forget my latest Loft dressing room diary!