I don’t do reviews much on the blog these days, so when I couldn’t squeeze in a decent photoshoot for this cozy LOFT cardigan (50% off with code SHOP50 right now!) a few weeks ago, I took some quick snaps for the email newsletter in case someone was interested. It received some positivity from subscribers, and re-opened the door to an idea I still believe in, and have been quietly continuing to explore.
I love fit reviews. Especially from like-sized women, they are helpful in assessing fit before committing your hard earned money or valuable time into purchases, and can open your eyes to wardrobe gems you may not have found on your own. But there is a very intimate nature to them that a lot of bloggers (myself included) can feel uneasy about posting to the internet for strangers at all levels of creep or snark-dom to see. Publicly posting about things such as size and weight can also be alienating to non like-sized readers, and for all these reasons (and then some…I could talk about this subject for days but I won’t bore you with it here), I’ve backed away from posting fit reviews on Alterations Needed.
So, I’ve been ruminating about a less public way to bring clothing fit reviews to the readers who really want them…by email! In an effort to gauge interest in such a thing, I’m asking anyone interested in a fit review dedicated email to sign up here, and if there is enough interest, I’ll start working on it!
Pearls are wonderful this time of year. They quickly warm up when worn, so they are much kinder to the skin than cold metal jewelry. And who doesn’t love a nice cozy grandpa cardigan? Shrunken versions are hard to come by, so this LOFT cardigan is becoming a favorite of mine this fall. When too long, I find side-pocket cardigans to exaggerate the hips, often in an unflattering way. This one ends at the perfect spot… long, but not so long as to be unflattering.
Cardigan LOFT Shirt Banana Republic Jeans Rag & Bone Shoes Rachel Roy Handbag Jason Wu (similar) Belt Banana Republic (similar) Watch Michael Kors Necklace Iridesse (similar) Bracelet Stella & Dot Ring Daisy Knights (similar)
Altered: Shirt has darts added Shoes have ball of foot and heel pads added