Keep or Return: NAS fall items

Hi ladies! Back from vacation (those pics will come next week, promise!) and came home to a pile of boxes :) Here are my NAS purchases, I would LOVE to get some feedback from you all.

1 - Trouve camel blazer. Was I the only one who got this in camel? :o

2 - Houndstooth print blouse. I don't like how this fits from the front, planning to return.

3 - Vince Camuto black skirt.

4 - Bagatelle faux fur trim vest. Bit torn on this. One the one hand it's MUCH more glam than my style, and on the other look how cool it is ^^ I think if I kept it I wouldn't have the fashion guts to wear it out. Plus I feel like I need to wear torn leggings and my electric guitar when donning this ;)

5/6 - Cole Haan boots. ALL the boots I tried were too wide in the calf; these were the least wide, but is it OK for them to be a bit slouchy as they are on me?

7/8 - Seychelles bootie (bottom row in 5 and on my right foot/bottom in 6; F21 top row in 5 and on my left foot/top in 6). Got these to replace a cheap Forever 21 pair (not yet broken but I'm guessing it'll happen this season) but I'm just not fully sold on the thick heel (I generally prefer thinner/stiletto heels). Thinking of taking back and trying these pumps instead.

EDIT: I also ordered wool shorts, but they were defective and I have to get them exchanged. I hope they still have my size!

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24 Comments

  • Lisa replied 8 years ago

    #1-This blazer looks great on you for fit and the color is super, nice choice! I vote keep.
    #2-This looks like a layering and tuck into skirt type of top. If you prefer this untucked with skinnies I vote return.
    #3-Fun skirt, I vote keep.
    #4-A very strong look, and completely opposite of the skirt vibe in #3. It is super cool but if you already question wearing it, then you may not wear it out. I vote return.
    #5-These fit you exactly like they do on me (see photos attached), I vote keep.
    #7-I prefer the shoe with the thicker heel instead of the thinner heel one. For a boho look, the thicker heel will work better and I've seen you rock a few boho outfits.

  • Mo replied 8 years ago

    I really like the vest! The skirt reminds me a lot of an old fave I've held onto for 20+ years so I like it too! I prefer the thicker heel to the thin booties but am not super sold on the tassel. That's personal preference more than anything, I"m sure.

  • Sveta replied 8 years ago

    I like the camel Trouve blazer! I have ordered both camel and grey but camel would be my preference if the color works for me!
    I think these black boots fit well - I don't see any gaping at all.
    For the booties I personally like chunky heels better than the skinny ones so I like those!
    The vest looks great but I know what you mean: I had the same doubts myself so I passed on this one.

  • taylor replied 8 years ago

    LOVE the fur vest...dresses up all the way or w/ distressed denim:)

    The color of the booties are perfect for the camel jacket...FAB loot!

  • Angie replied 8 years ago

    You live in Seattle! Keep it all :). KILLER loot.

    I prefer the thicker heel by about a million percent.

  • sarah replied 8 years ago

    I love the jacket, skirt, top, and boots. I REALLY love the thicker heeled shoes. I'm on the fence about the vest - it's a bit too Hallowe'en costume-ish for me, especially from the back, but mind you, I'm fairly conservative (as in not adventuresome) compared to you, so you should go with your gut on this one.

  • rae replied 8 years ago

    I like it all! The Cole Haan boots look great - can't see the slouch you speak of. I prefer the color of the Sychelles to the Sam Edelmans, and I like the chunky heel, too. You look the best in the Trouve blazer of anyone I've seen try it on, I think. :)

    My reservation is the vest. It's cool... but I just don't see it as in keeping with the rest of your style, so my gut says you won't wear it often enough to justify the cost. Just doesn't say punk/Eurochic to me...

  • Freckles replied 8 years ago

    I think your own critic is spot on even though I really like some things that you do not.

    Return two and four and the booties since you don't like the chunkier heel.

  • kellygirl replied 8 years ago

    Home run! These look like great additions to your evolving style! I can't wait to see how you work them in to your wardrobe. Love the chunkier heel too. Killer vest--very dramatic. The Cole Haans look most excellent too! I think we are boot quadruplets--Antje, Lisa, you and me : )

  • Aida replied 8 years ago

    Thank you for the input so far, it's very helpful!

    I'm still unsure about the vest, though it's going over well; as Rae said, it's not in line with my Punk meets Euro Chic style desires, though I don't mind wearing the odd element here and there. I shall continue deliberating. I'm also leaning towards keeping the booties, I suppose having some heel variety in my collection is a good thing :)

    Kelly - Wooo! I'm excited to be boot siblings with you, you always have the BEST boots :D

  • Irene replied 8 years ago

    Ok so I LOVE the skirt, the boots and the booties. Last ones remind me of my own Camper booties, which are so so so beautiful (not so comfy on my feet because of the heel though). Keep al those!

  • greenglove replied 8 years ago

    Aida,
    You look gorgeous in everything. I like the houndstooth blouse. I love the vest- you can make it look funky, not glam by other elements and textures. I like the booties with the thicker heel.
    Everything else looks great. I got the trouve blazer in camel and was planning on returning it but seeing it on you has made me reconsider. I like it with all black. i will post. i love your pictures and as usual how you put things together..

    You are lovely and so chic!

  • Queen Mum replied 8 years ago

    Love the skirt, boots and booties.
    I'm not 100% sure about the color of the jacket on you.
    I want to love the vest, but something about it is holding me back.
    And unless you're wanting a dressier vibe, I much prefer the thicker heel for you.

  • Sarah replied 8 years ago

    I'm glad the Trouve jacket works so well for you. I was so disappointed that it didn't work for me. :(
    If you won't wear the vest, return it, but I think you SHOULD. I think it'd look great styled with flare jeans and the peacock blouse in your other haul thread. Very 70s. :)

  • Jonesy replied 8 years ago

    I love the skirt and the boots/booties! I think I'd like the houndstooth top more if you sized up (pulling at the keyhole opening in the back). I love the vest on you, but it sounds like you have some ambivalence about wearing it, it fitting in with your style, etc., so I suspect that it might become an orphan! I am not digging the jacket. Somehow, with this style, I want to see a more fitted silhouette. The boxy look just doesn't work with the riding style, IMHO. Just my two cents, of course!

  • Heather replied 8 years ago

    Aida, that Trouve jacket looks incredible on you!

    The CH boots are awesome. You and Lisa are twinnies.

    That vest....Holy Cow! I love it on you. Keep and wear it like it's your uniform! Obsessed.

    Those Seychelles just might be in my cart as we speak.....;D *whisper* keeeeeeppppp.....

  • amyreh replied 8 years ago

    I think they are all keepers - wear the vest, you rock it!

  • Scarlet replied 8 years ago

    The seychelles allllll the way! I hope the wool shorts work out.

  • tarzy replied 8 years ago

    I also preferred the camel blazer, which surprised me. It looks great on you!

    If you keep the vest, you really have to "own" it. I think you can pull it off, but will you wear it enough to justify it?

    It's fun to see you explore your style!

  • Lynne replied 8 years ago

    Aida, I like all of these, including the houndstooth top, the boots, shoes, and vest. The vest. If you're comfortable with it, I agree with Angie - keep it all! I hope the shorts work out - they sound great.

  • Debora replied 8 years ago

    Yes! The camel jacket is definitely for you! Great loot, Aida. I prefer the Seychelles and am thinking that the quality might be better, not to mention that great heel. Love the skirt, top, boots and vest. You'll have to let us know what you decide on.

  • modgrl replied 8 years ago

    I love the camel jacket and the booties with the thicker heel. They are my favorites! The other pieces are very nice too. I think the Cole Haan's fit you well, I bet they would look cool with the vest. The vest is beyond cool but if you think you aren't going to wear it, move on to something else!

  • Aida replied 8 years ago

    Thank you all for the wonderful input!!

    It seems to be unanimous agreement for skirt, boots, and thicker-heeled booties, with the blazer and vest coming in next. So! I will definitely keep all of those. I will return the houndstooth top because I'm not happy with the fit, and will sit on the vest for a while to think on it. Thank you again :D

  • Marley replied 8 years ago

    Chiming in here a little slow, I know - but the VEST - OH MY - my favorite of your entire loot! You could wear it with almost anything! Love the rest of the stuff too. Too bad about the houndstooth blouse - because it is so cool - how about trying a size bigger?

    Actually, the vest and the skirt are tied for my favorites! That skirt is just so girly and fun!

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