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I Went To The Mall, Tried On A Million Things And Here’s What I Loved (And Bought)

Shopping can be hard. Knowing what is actually good online can be harder. So this year I thought it would be fun/useful to take you to the mall and physically try on all the things – the staples and the current cult favorite pieces in an attempt to recommend affordable (and some not) pieces I really love. You see, I’m full up with stuff and I don’t really want to recommend anything I haven’t tried or seen in person, nor do I want to do the buy-online-ship-and-return waste cycle just for a blog post. So I went with the intent to not buy a thing, but as you’ll see there were a few things that were just extremely good. So here are my favorite things from the mall, in 2022. Shout out to Washington Square:)

Also before I go into it you need to know I kissed a lot of frogs. I tried on so many clothes. I didn’t want to body shame myself or design shame a store so I’m not showing you all the stuff out there that sucks in fit, style, and quality. That’s all to say, what made it is because it’s legit good.

*A holiday gift guide statement – we can’t be all things to all people at all times, so we are curating our gift guides differently this year. Everyone shops/consumes differently based on their location, budget, needs, and wants. We truly want to give ideas, with an editor’s eye and be a service to all in an attempt to help you find stuff you will actually use/love long term – regardless of budget. This shopping post (and a couple of others this coming week) are for those shopping the big sale weekend at larger retailers, but we have many others with small businesses, gift kit ideas, thoughtful gifts, and of course my favorite things (still working on it). If you don’t like shopping at big box stores, skip this post and come back again – there will hopefully be one for you 🙂

My Mall Outfit: Jacket (similar) | Denim Shirt | Jeans | Boots | Bag

J. Crew

I tried on a ton of different pieces here and many were mediocre, TBH, but then I asked a salesperson what were the most popular and she pointed me towards these three things: 

Magic Rinse™ Relaxed Crewneck Sweatshirt

I’ve been wearing The Great for 8 years (since it started I think) and have some of the OG sweatshirts but always nice to find more affordable versions. J. Crew’s slouchy sweatshirts are so good because the seaming (a diagonal) makes the right drape shape – it allows space near the tummy, but cuts in near the armpit with a wide neckline. These details are crucial to a good slouchy sweatshirt that looks cool and not frumpy. I wish these came in more colors (the cream is good and red is great for the holidays but I would love an off-black, a stripe, a heathered gray, etc). The fit is excellent. I’m wearing an XS here but could have sized up to an S (so it’s a bit oversized but not crazy oversized). 

Quilted Sherpa Fleece Half-Zip Pullover

It is very good. If I didn’t have enough fleeces already I would have absolutely bought this one. We all agreed it was VERY VERY GOOD. 

Tissue Turtleneck In Stripe

Admittedly I’m not selling it in this photo, but it’s a perfect layering piece. When the salesperson told me that these were cult favorites I tried it on and was sold. These are so thin but forgiving (maybe because of the pattern) – it didn’t even really show my bra strap. Not too tight or constricting totally breathable and kinda just felt like an undershirt, but since it’s a turtleneck you get that cute pattern at the neck and sleeves. PERFECT for layering under sweaters, sweatshirts, jackets, and coats. I wish they made them in every stripe possible. 

9″ Vintage Slim-Straight Jean In Daisy Wash

Jeans. SOLD. As you know I have a short torso and big boobs so I can’t do the high-waisted mom thing which I know is “in”. These remind me of my Rag and Bone boyfriend jeans but with the 40% off, these were $70 versus the usual $225 (when did that become normal?). Such a good fit without holes, not crazy low-waisted (a 9” inseam), and didn’t cut in but sculpted a bit. On my trip to Thanksgiving, these were the only jeans I brought. BIG FAN. 

Nordstrom – Clothes

Jaro Plaid Wool Blend Jacket

Like I need another one but once I put it on all of us were like, “oh that’s good and so you”. I asked Brian for it for Christmas because I feel too guilty adding another shacket to my collection (and this one was expensive which I didn’t realize until I tried it on – whoops). But this one is SO GOOD!!! The cut is excellent. It’s lined and falls well in a non-stiff yet structured way. And obviously, that plaid has Emily-Farm-Henderson written all over it. Again, I didn’t get it but it might be under the tree if Brian actually reads his texts from me:) 

Plaid Coat

The thing about trench coats is that you can leave the house looking cool while wearing something really basic underneath. No secret that I love a plaid coat (I’ve been wearing this Madewell one every time I leave the house lately – over sweats! I look so pulled together but secretly wearing athleisure!). This coat is GREAT. Had I not had that Madewell one I probably would have bought it. The plaid is cool without looking bathrobe-y. This one is a bit oversized (it’s a medium because they didn’t have a small). Pockets. Great collar. Just a solid investment IMHO.

Oversized Mixed Media Faux Shearling Jacket

I know that this is what is cool and in – super oversized, sherpa, etc. If someone gave it to me I’d be psyched but I think I felt a bit silly in it. Kaitlin (our photographer who has with me but has a younger/cooler style) loved it hard. So I think it’s for a younger demo. We both agreed that the white isn’t the best for kids and that you must know it adds bulk – which is “in” right now but just not my thing. Anyway, it’s a splurge but we liked it enough to show you.

Abrazo Half Zip Fleece Jacket

YES. So many yeses. If you are in the fleece market this is a GREAT one. It’s a mid-weight (not thick like some NorthFace but not cheap and thin). The color blocking is great.

Arena Fleece Cropped Pullover

We all really liked the color blocking on this one, too. It felt cheaper, TBH, but I think on sale it could be a good gift for a Gen Z gal. Again, good shape and colors.

Breton Stripe Henley Cashmere Sweater

She’s good, boxy, with slight bell sleeves, extremely cozy and soft. If I were in the market for a new classic sweater this would be IT. They didn’t have a small in store so I’m wearing a medium here which is slightly too big so it seems like it runs true to size. Big fan. 

Lucca Cable Knit Quarter Zip Organic Cotton Sweater

In my mind, this looked way better on me haha. If you have a lady in your life that is picky, this is a great classic quarter zip that is thin enough to layer over (again, not bulky) but warm in itself. Target has a pretty awesome version right now, too. 

Mayslie Coated Ankle Straight Leg Pants

On the other hand…These pants clocked in as one of the things I didn’t “need” but couldn’t not get. The shape of the leg. The finish of the fabric (waxed so a bit shiny but in a high-end way). They fit low on hips and those large rectangular pockets ALWAYS play with the eye and reduce the size of your stomach and hips (if you are into that). The structure of the leg is wonderful – not tight, but tailored. These were expensive so I’m hoping that they are on a Black Friday sale. I couldn’t not get them and am excited to wear them when I need to look like I know my style and care (in a comfortable casual way, of course). 

The Roller High Waist Wide Leg Jeans

Yeah, we agreed these are awesome, cool, comfortable, and with volume in the right place. They are Mother jeans, which if you don’t know specialize in a specific level/chemistry of stretch making them far more comfortable while still keeping you retained.

I’m a low-waisted gal myself, but I could totally see dressing these up or down and looking cool.

Anna Crewneck T-Shirt

Kaitlin picked this out for her but I tried it on and was like “oh shoot”. This is a GREAT t-shirt and I thought it was going to be one of those annoying $120 shirts, so was happy it was $59 (not on sale yet). Yes, that’s still a lot but the cut, fit, fabric and wash are really good. The cuffed sleeves are great for those of us a little self-conscious about our upper arms (it flares out giving the illusion of a smaller arm) and the wash doesn’t wash me out! Pure black cotton often just makes me look extremely extra pale, but this wash doesn’t. Thank you, Kaitlin! And yes I bought it. 

Nordstrom – Shoes

Nordstrom was at first none too pleased with us taking photos so I had to be really brief and sneaky. I asked Kaitlin and Emily M. what shoes were “in” so they divided and brought them all to me. 

Lug Sole Chelsea Boot

This style is obviously everywhere and we love them – plus I think they are PNW-friendly. This pair itself was comfortable, and cool, with a not-too-tight (but still tight) ankle.

City Montreal Sneaker

We all really like the colors of these sneakers but since I also have these and these from Madewell I didn’t need them. But they would be perfect for an elevated “super causal” look:)

Brex Waterproof Chelsea Boot (On The Ground, Second From The Left)

If my bootie collection weren’t still deep I would have absolutely bought these and part of me still might. These are so much cooler than what I have had for years, can be dressed up and down, add instant edge and youth, and still feel like me. Gosh, I’m convincing myself right now that I should own them (fun fact, to assuage my consumer guilt my sister is selling all my clothes on Poshmark right now, saving for a house for her and her two boys – head over there to see it). These are awesome and would still be great in rain or snow. Shoot. I need them. 

Hayle Platform Chelsea Boot (On The Ground, Third From The Left)

The famous Steve Madden boots that were sold out last year and now I see why. These give height, are chunky but so comfortable, and tuck in REALLY NICE with the cloth ankle. So good. Tried to convince myself I needed them but I love my new Madewells that are also waterproof and have a heel. These are just a bit more edgy and cool. 

Creepers Wallaby Platform Loafer

OOF. These are so dope. I’m a huge Ganni fan so I wasn’t surprised that I loved these.

I want these very bad and am hoping that Brian will buy them on Black Friday/Cyber Monday should they be on sale. DEAR LORD, they make you look cool, even if you are wearing sweats. Does my farm life need them? Nope! Which is why I didn’t buy them for myself. But would I be bummed if they showed up under the tree? NO, I WOULD BE VERY EXCITED. It’s not like they’re delicate velvet ballet flats. These souls can handle some rain. But I just feel cool in them, and feel like they actually work great into my lifestyle and capsule wardrobe. We, of course, found more affordable versions out there because these are crazy expensive – check out these and these

Corbin Platform Loafer Mule

I think the platinum loafer mule combo is a pretty darn great one. These were VERY cute.

Oversized Quilted Jacket

This had a really good shape (sorry hard to see with my pose) and flares out with the front and back longer than the sides (in a good way – like tails).

This came in a couple of different colors and is a cute affordable gift for sure.

Coat

Never not trying on a plaid coat. This is great – a bit bulkier than the Rails one above, but for those who like the bulky oversized look we got you.

Abercrombie & Fitch

Curve Love Ultra High Rise Ankle Straight Jean

Ok, these are the famous Abercrombie jeans everyone is talking about (I hear). I absolutely get it but they aren’t for me. As a 43-year-old mom, I don’t think that mom jeans are doing me any favors. I do, however, understand why these are cool for the younger crowd. The shape of the leg, the stiffness of the side seam, the height of the inseam, the length – it’s all cool. I think if you have a Gen Z daughter they’d likely love these. As you know the 90s are very back and cool – just some of us may not want to revisit it.

Tailored Wide Leg Pants

These pants are famous and now I TOTALLY SEE WHY. A flowy trouser is in and my lifestyle doesn’t really warrant needing this, but these are just so comfortable. They have light elastic in the back which you can’t see, making your butt kinda pop out in a really good way. They fit and then flare out. The front pleats are super flattering (sorry – so hard to see here – just check the site for detailed photos). Excellent, excellent, excellent.

Let me know if you are into this type of fashion shopping/review post in the comments (no need to say that you hate this post, y’all) and if so I’ll go back and do a second one – this mall didn’t have Anthro, Urban, Madewell, or Zara – but I’d be happy to play dress up again 🙂 And stay tuned for Brian’s post very very soon…Off to get a Cinnabon:)

*Photos by Kaitlin Green

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Maggie
8 days ago

I loved this post so much! Malls always make me nostalgic and I have an extra fondness for malls during the holiday season. I would love another post like this with a few more stores included, like you mentioned! Any chance you could do a cute round up of dressy casual things? Sweaters and dresses that might be cute for those of us who work in a school (teacher here!) or office? I sure would love to see that!

Michelle
8 days ago
Reply to  Maggie

Ditto! Seeing Emily at the mall is so relatable. Also appreciate he take on current trends because I’ve learned we share a lot of preferences for new ideas with volume (NL Shon pant is my ride or die. IYKYK).

Christy
8 days ago

I love this post. I love malls, but the one in my area is dying so it’s nice to get some vicarious mall action.

KMR
8 days ago

Yes, I’m very into this post. I like the idea of someone else (ie not me!) going into popular retail shops and trying on the crowd favorites. I never shop at J Crew but I think I’m going to buy that sweatshirt!

Elizabeth Hajost
8 days ago

I LOVE these posts and would enjoy more. Plus, PLEASE tell me what jeans you were wearing in your kitchen reveal video. They’re perfect!

Shannon
8 days ago

I would love to know about those jeans as well! I asked about them on the kitchen reveal post on Instagram!

Kj
6 days ago
Reply to  Shannon

The top from the video is easy (Ulla Johnson Arin in midnight https://modesens.com/product/ulla-johnson-arin-poplin-top-midnight-13622101/?), but I’m not very good at denim IDs. The back pockets looks like Levi’s? Maybe the Wedgie with a chewed hem? Any denim experts out there?

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Ika
8 days ago

Thank you so much!! Loved this post. As a mom of 2 little ones I don’t have the time to visit stores (how I miss that!) and the online photos from websites just don’t cut it. Cool oversized just ends up looking tent-like IRL. I also appreciate knowing which sizes you find fit you as we are a similar build and I love your style. I don’t want to revisit the 90s and can’t pull off mom jeans, though they could be excellent gifts for others I love. I’m definitely ordering some of your recommendations here and can’t wait for the future shopping/gift guides! All versions, including what Brian and your kids like! Some readers may not be into the shopping posts, but they are super useful to do more intentional and curated shopping. It gives me the courage to order one “big” gift rather than a bunch of potentially junky smaller gifts. Streamlines this season for me. 🙂

Side question: what size do you have in your famous Alex Mill quarter zip? Though splurgey I might finally take the plunge.

Lori
8 days ago
Reply to  Ika

Seconding the Alex Mill size question– I’ve loved that quarter zip since the first time I saw it!

Reply to  Ika

Hi, just wanted to comment on the “As a mom of 2 little ones I don’t have the time to visit stores (how I miss that!)” part of your comment. don’t worry, not anything mean/critical. just wanted to say that when my 2 kids were really little (i’m a working mom, but on my days off with them…), i LOVED taking them to the mall and they absolutely LOVED it too. we did it all the time. we would stop at every water fountain, ride the escalators up and down and the glass elevators (saying “up up up” or “down down down” each way), talk to plants (when they were toddlers). we would go into lots of stores. in anthro, they would get to look at all the knobs and smell every candle, and in other clothing stores, squeeze soft sweaters .it was the best. and now that they are older, when we go to that mall, they still bring up those trips. all of this just to say, don’t underestimate how much fun it is to take little ones to malls. you may love it! 🙂 i miss those days.

Ika
4 days ago

Thank you, Loveley! Yes, we do fun targeted shopping trips together, but not a full “sweep” of the mall. Anthro is magical with them. They’re 15 months and 2.5 years old so lots of “up up up” and “down down down” chants too! I haven’t fully given up on shopping 😉

Anna
8 days ago

Love posts like this! I love your personal style and it’s fun to see things on someone with my similar body type.

Vanessa
8 days ago

So much more fun shopping at the mall than online and then doing returns. Fun post!

Reply to  Vanessa

YES! Support the brick and mortars!

Sarah P
8 days ago

That Luca cable knit half zip looks super pretty on you! What a fun post to read. I usually find shopping at the mall draining and depressing, because I am usually alone, and trying on the “frogs” when you’re alone can be pretty hard on the ego. So, I appreciate the hours you spent putting this together to give me some direction (for my online shopping.)

Molly
8 days ago

Agree – I loved this post and I’m almost 50! I appreciate the honesty and the hours you spent going through the frogs to find the prince. I am tall with a long torso but it was still helpful and a fun way to spend my Saturday morning, window shopping while in my pjs.

8 days ago

Yes ADORE this post!!!!!

Siel
8 days ago

Though I won’t buy anything (trying to be über considerate about every purchase), window shopping is still a guilty pleasure!
This kind of post might also be interesting with different body types? Like those you did some time ago with your team?

Emily
8 days ago

I loved this post too! And I always love try on posts with others on the team as well since it’s helpful to see what works on different body types. I do find the Emily-only posts helpful because my body is so different from hers. If a pair of jeans work for her, I know they will not work for my long torso, thick thighs, booty forward body and that is useful information.
Ill be buying a plaid coat of some type for sure in the next 2 weeks!

Heather
8 days ago

Loved this post Emily. I own those Abercrombie and Fitch jeans but have never loved them. I’m in my 40’s as well, and they’re just wrong for me. The J Crew jeans looked so good on you, and I could not pass up 50% off. Purchased! Thank you!

Jaycee
8 days ago

Thank you for this post! Can you include Uniqlo on you list? I’ve decided not to buy clothes online and do it the old fashion way, in person. Because it’s not as accessible, I help myself by not buying as much and only buying what I like. No more forgetting to return or having the mental clutter of returning things.

Reply to  Jaycee

yes to brick and mortar shopping.

Maggie Pollard
8 days ago

Love this post! More please!! Would love sizing dets too!

Lori
8 days ago

I admit that usually the shopping posts aren’t my thing, but I see I clicked on….12 things! And I love that you’re not recommending the popular “mom jeans” because I, too, cannot wear them, or anything high rise. And I do need a new pair of jeans at this point.

J Leisch
8 days ago

Love it! I hate going to mall. Posting the pieces you tried on plus your own wardrobe favorites is so so helpful! Thanks 😊

Sara
8 days ago

Shopping with your links now!! Love this – please remind us of your height and can you also have one of your taller/curvier associates join you in the dressing rooms? Much appreciated, love everything you create!

patty
8 days ago

Great post! Thanks for doing all the heavy lifting. One comment: you mentioned a 9″ inseam; I think you confused inseam with the rise. The inseam goes from crotch to ankle, the rise goes from crotch to waist.

8 days ago

I love these posts because I don’t have time to try on everything. Go to Bridgeport village 🙂

Melissa
7 days ago
Reply to  Betsy

I second Bridgeport! Please go to Anthro and Urban… this post was so much fun!

8 days ago

This was fun, Emily! Thank you! Even though I’m not in the market for clothes, I still love following along and window shopping with you!

Susan
8 days ago

No thanks…just adds to the hyperconsumerism. Of course if you try something on you will want to get it. I was at the thrift store yesterday and a woman bought a giant pile and when the total rang up she said, “my husband is gonna kill me but I deserve this stuff” and I just cringed. She probably DID deserve what ever she got but it seems to me that a lot of shopping is about the thrill and buzz, not need. Once that wears off we are stuck with the bill and then reselling or donating one season later. Not a hamster wheel I want to ride

Annie K.
8 days ago
Reply to  Susan

I’m with you that the “treat yourself” idea, however grand in theory, can be harmful in practice. But as someone who does NOT like to shop, and does not have an intuitive style sense, these posts are very helpful and fun. It can be a “both, and” – having someone show us nice things is both helpful and problematic. Hopefully we’re learning as a society that less is more, which is a theme I see reinforced here, and then it’s up to each of us individually to decide where our lines are.

7 days ago
Reply to  Susan

Yes, unfortunately capitalism has hijacked self-care and ‘treat yourself’ is now a good excuse to spend money on things you probably don’t need. I was definitely a culprit of this until i started a ‘spending freeze’ to save for a travel year. Best decision ever and I haven’t gone back to shopping for new clothes since. 25 free ways to treat yourself linked in my name. window shopping is one of them but i prefer to look online or go to local shops / thrift stores 🙂

Not sure if the ehd team has heard of the good on you directory? They rate brands on how they treat people (their workers), the planet and animals. Both j crew and Abercrombie are rated ‘not good enough’ which makes the prices even more shocking. I’m sorry but even when i bought new clothes $90 pants were not affordable.

I know other readers have addressed the constant contradictions happening and given that Emily herself says she doesn’t need anything in the first paragraph it’s just a little hard to absorb. perhaps a good way to counter that is to take someone in need shopping? Idk just an idea.

Kj
7 days ago
Reply to  Steph

Steph, I’ve never heard of Good On You, thanks for sharing: https://directory.goodonyou.eco/

left coast
6 days ago
Reply to  Steph

sanc-ti-mo-ni-ous
adjective
making a show of being morally superior to other people

Kj
6 days ago
Reply to  left coast

con-tempt
sulfuric acid. the most poisonous: destroying psychological, emotional, and physical health

Nat
8 days ago

Fun post! Would love the Poshmark link so we could shop your clothes:)

Suzanne
7 days ago
Reply to  Nat

Yes, I’d also like the Poshmark link.

Liz
8 days ago

I have owned that stripe tissue turtleneck for several years and can vouch that it is an amazing layering piece! I wear it under jumpsuits and short sleeve dresses to make some of my favorite clothes more versatile year round, and I also love it with overalls. It’s a perfect weight and colorway. It would make an excellent gift!

Irene Lindeman
8 days ago
Reply to  Liz

I agree that the J Crew Tissue Turtleneck is amazing for layering and also makes a great gift! I currently have a stripe and a floral version.

Jen
8 days ago

Love this so much! So helpful! I’m in the process of a wardrobe overall after too long in stretchy pants. This post is helping so much.

Jess
8 days ago

Thank you! Busy workin mom here and going to multiple stores to try things on is not a luxury I often have. This helps streamline things for me! I’d love to see your Anthro picks and also Target and Madewell!

Annie K.
8 days ago

I always love these posts! Usually it’s more wish fulfillment and voyeuristic, but today I clicked and bought because it’s just perfect timing. I try to maintain a capsule wardrobe and most of my items right now are falling apart or not the right size. So man I just bought a lot! The JCrew sweatshirt and a matching beanie, the JCrew jeans, the Chelsea lug boots from Farm Rio, and the H&M jacket. We’ll see how they all turn out, but I’m looking forward to a “hot mom winter”. I usually try to buy things used, but I find that easy to do with tops and dresses and harder to do with pants and shoes. And the jacket and sweatshirt – I’m excited about the shapes and the colors. Thank y’all!

Could you post the link to Emily’s SIL’s poshmark store?

Suzanne
7 days ago
Reply to  Annie K.

I’ve been buying more and more used. I agree tops and dresses are easiest, but I’ve also had a lot of luck on Poshmark searching for specific styles I’ve tried on before (usually jeans or pants). If I know how certain brands fit, I tend to stick to those, as well. But shoes, I buy new, as well. Fit is too specific.

Jen
8 days ago

Fun post…. how’s about a link to your sister’s poshmark listings? wink

Julie
8 days ago

As someone who just went to a mall and dressing room for the first time in ages, I found this helpful! I only had time (and stamina) for one store-ha, so I liked this real life/real world experience. Even though we don’t have the same body type or style, I still like seeing what you like and how it looks on a “real” person. 🙂 And sometimes it actually looks better on you than the stock model! Thanks, such a fun post, and I’d like to second (or third) the other stores anthro, jcrew etc and the poshmark link!

V
8 days ago

Yes, more, please!

Maria
8 days ago

Thank you!! I loved this post and look forward to your reviews of the other stores you mentioned!

Shannon L.
8 days ago

I liked it!!! I’d be into more like this along with others going shopping for different body diversity.

On another note, I appreciate you putting the disclaimers for the negative comments but wish you didn’t have to.

Samantha
8 days ago

Yes! Love this

emily jane
8 days ago

Thank you Em & team -I very much enjoyed shopping vicariously through you (and I clicked on tons of the links -which I think is good for blogs somehow..?) and would enjoy similar posts in the future. Thumbs up!

PS. non-sequitur: I strangely want to warn you about shoes/boots with tread
on a farm
with animals
during the rainy season… : )
Needless to say, I am very much looking forward to THAT shopping post!

Joyce Garrity
8 days ago

It does facilitate buying butI enjoyed the post and it helps me know what I may hunt for at goodwill.I read that influencers facilitate consuming, increasing it 35%, I know you try, but something to think about, more used shopping trips.. goodwill maybe? ( I’d be happy to take you, my friends say I’m a master finder.. wearing a goodwill purchase now..$4.99 the crew stripped turtleneck!) can you do a post on remaking clothes? I do it all the time, take in legs, change sleeves, add collar or cuffs. Still worried about facilitating consumerism. the average person wears an item 8 time before disposing of it. the life of a well made item is 10 years. I’m trying to ask myself if I will wear it in 10 years. ..( better, but harder question than do I need) but now I add can it be easily changed.

Suzanne
7 days ago
Reply to  Joyce Garrity

I agree a used clothing shopping trip would be fun. They take a lot more patience, but the challenge is fun. There are also more curated used clothing stores. In California, we have several Crossroads Trading Company stores. I’m sure Portland has some options, too. As someone who has a few things from 30 years ago, I’ll tell you it’s really hard to know which items will stand the test of time. In both cases, those items are knee length a-line dresses in a shapely but looser style. They have fit me at various sizes and body fluctuations. There are other things I would still have if my size didn’t change or shift. Post pregnancy bodies are often very different than pre pregnancy bodies even at the same weight. The same goes for the menopause shift. I weigh slightly less than I did 20 years ago, but couldn’t wear the same pants because of the way fat shifted. The other thing I’ve noticed is some clothes, like favorite jeans, I’ve worn over 200 times, but a fancy cocktail dress I’ve worn twice. And I’ve impulse bought items I ended up loving and thoughtfully bought items I ended up hating. Now… Read more »

Suzanne
7 days ago
Reply to  Suzanne

I just checked locations of Crossroads, and they have two locations in Portland, and quite a few around the country.
https://crossroadstrading.com/store-locations/
They also have Instagram pages for their various locations. Here’s the link for their general one.
https://instagram.com/crossroadstrading?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=

It’s also a great place to sell, but they are pretty picky and you don’t make as much as selling on Poshmark or eBay, but it’s easier.

Katelyn
8 days ago

Yes! Love this type of post; please do more! The malls around me don’t have these stores so it’s so helpful to see some of these things on a person & hear what you like! 🙂

Pam
8 days ago

Very fun post! As long as other’s are asking about the other cute items you wear. Would you kindly tell me where the low leather slip on mules/clogs that you were wearing at the beginning of your beautiful kitchen reveal are from?

Kj
7 days ago
Reply to  Pam

The flat ones are the Layne Clog Mule by Madewell: https://www.madewell.com/search?q=Layne+clog&lang=default&context=women

gretchen
8 days ago

Any chance you could share who makes the denim/suede jacket you are wearing?

Kj
7 days ago
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Cris S.
7 days ago
Reply to  Kj

You are so good at tracking things down KJ!

Emma
8 days ago

Love this type of post – please do more! The loafers are so cute and my fave 🙂

HH
8 days ago

Thank you for kissing a lot of frogs, Emily. 🙂 And the link for the Brex Waterproof boots goes to the Farm Rio boots, but I found it on Nordstrom: https://www.nordstrom.com/s/sorel-brex-waterproof-chelsea-boot-women/6569932?origin=keywordsearch-personalizedsort&breadcrumb=Home%2FAll%20Results&color=203
And I now I want them sooo much as I love Sorels.

Robin
8 days ago

I adore these posts! I have found so many great wardrobe staples (and avoided some not so great items) over the past year just by reading these. Thank you to the SBEH.com team!!!! Oh… and I was over the moon when you moved to Oregon. I just moved to Portland from California a few years ago – and you have uncovered a whole list of places here I can visit in person! Even more thanks for that!

priscilla
7 days ago

Lol, YES to more vicarious shopping!

Ashley
7 days ago

I love this type of post! Thank you! Definitely would like to see Zara and madewell!

Suzanne
7 days ago

I actually love those Abercrombie “mom” jeans on you!

Demet
7 days ago
Reply to  Suzanne

I agree! I think you’re totally pulling them off! And plus one to all the comments saying I love this kind of post and would love to see more and have found these very helpful over the years.

7 days ago

Helpful post for me personally as we have the same body type and it’s hard to find online models for me to see what works~ So thank you!

Lisa
7 days ago

This was really fun!!! Loved to go window shopping with you today 🙂

Reanna
7 days ago

Loved this – you narrowed down the options for me, and now I’m ready to go to the mall myself!

Patricia
7 days ago

You can pose in clothes for me anytime.

Patricia
7 days ago
Reply to  Patricia

The mall right next to me is now a training center for the Kracken Ice hockey team. While cool , not as much fun to shop at.

Diane
6 days ago
Reply to  Patricia

Lucky for you Alderwood is just up the trail. 😀

Amy
7 days ago

LOVED this post! Thank you!! More please 🙂

Amy
7 days ago

VERY into it! More please!

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