A couple of weeks ago I tried out a post where I showed y’all tons of items I ordered, I reviewed each item, and then I told you if I was KEEPING or RETURNING the item. It was a big hit, so I’m thinking it’s going to become a regular thing around here! Now, I won’t be showing y’all everything I return because that would take wayyyyyyyyyyyyy too much time, but I’ll definitely highlight some things and hand out a KEEP or RETURN verdict for those that are curious.
But it’s important to know, if I state I’m returning something, make sure you read WHY I’m returning it. Some things I’m returning because I don’t recommend them, others I’m returning simply because I don’t want or need the item, even though I think it might be a good buy for others.
Let’s get started!
ITEM BEING REVIEWED: LEOPARD KNIT LOAFERS
You saw this sweater, the jewelry, and the fun bag on Friday’s post. I highly recommend them all! I’m wearing new Wit and Wisdom jeans, which we’ll talk about in the next outfit, but right now we are focusing on the leopard knit loafers.
First of all, they are 50% OFF right now, making them just under $40! WHAT A DEAL!
Secondly, they are DARLING.
They are also incredibly comfy and really cushiony. And get this…THEY ARE WASHABLE! They also have an antimicrobial foot bed (whatever that means). Ha!
I’m always on the hunt for shoes that are great to transition to different seasons, and these are awesome transition shoes that will definitely carry you all the way through spring and into summer and fall as well.
If you have a pair of the slip on sneakers from Amazon that so many of us love, these feel very similar to those. Except they look like chic flats (and not sneakers)!
To prove how cushy and flexible they are, check out Exhibit A.
And I can’t believe that I can throw these in the washer if I need to.
VERDICT: I’m OF COURSE keeping these fabulous shoes! I’m so excited about them!
ITEM BEING REVIEWED: WIT AND WISDOM JEANS
The tee and the cardi were already in my closet, but the jeans are new.
Everybody went crazy over the girlfriend jeans that I featured in Friday’s post, but the bad news is that they sold out super quickly. The good news is that my contact says that they WILL be restocked, so I’ll be sure to keep y’all informed when that happens!
Some more good news is that I found another great pair of jeans for those of you that want a new pair, but don’t want to wait.
These are officially called “skinny jeans” on the site, but you can see how the ankle isn’t super skinny, so they don’t feel like a true pair of skinny jeans. I’m wearing my regular size 4s and couldn’t have sized down in these, although sizing recommendations on the site say you should.
VERDICT: I’m keeping the jeans! I like that they are a bit darker than the girlfriend jeans, but they are definitely a medium wash and not a dark wash. These will be great with sneakers, sandals, and wedges.
ITEM BEING REVIEWED: BAG WITH FABRIC STRAP
I showed y’all these bags on Friday.
These slouchy crossbody bags both have an ADORABLE woven strap, and I love both of them. In fact, I like both of them so much that I couldn’t decide which one I wanted to keep.
I like that the bags are a different shape than any of my other bags, and I of course fell in love with the strapa. The bag is bigger than I thought it would be, but not so big that it’s overwhelming. It has one interior zippered pocket, a couple of open pockets, and it even comes with a thin black strap in case the woven strap isn’t your jam. But if you ask me, the woven strap makes the bag. And I think it’s an excellent deal at $78!
VERDICT: I’ve decided to keep the black bag! I truly do love both, but I think the black bag fits in better with my wardrobe. And while I really like both straps, I ADORE the strap on the black bag.
ITEM BEING REVIEWED: SPACE DYE LEGGINGS
Y’all know I’ve been on a Zella kick lately, and I know y’all have been as well! We all fell in love with the MUST HAVE leggings back in November and most of us have owned the plain black Zella high waisted leggings for years now. Lately I’ve received several requests from y’all to try some of the fun patterned leggings too.
I grabbed these space dye leggings to see what I thought, and I think they are so much fun! AND THEY ARE ON SALE! They are high waisted, flattering, they suck you in (while still allowing you to breathe), and they stay put like my other Zella leggings (no tugging on them to stay up).
For size reference, I’m wearing a small. I’m 5’4″, and they are long on me. If you look closely, you can see I had cuff them under at the ankle.
Here I’ve paired them with the oversized sweatshirt I’ve shown you before. I’m wearing a small in the sweatshirt, and it’s still quite oversized.
And here I’ve paired them with the cozy wrap jacket that I can’t stop wearing. It’s lined with a fleecy material, and it’s just so dang cozy. For size reference, I’m wearing an x-small and I’ve still got room, so definitely size down at least 1 size.
VERDICT: I’m returning these leggings, but only because they are too long on me and I don’t want to bother with alterations. I know many of you will love these leggings, especially at the sale price!
When I was preparing for the the Walmart+ Grocery Delivery Service post a couple of weeks ago (still OBSESSED by the way and can’t stop talking about it with my friends and family), I found myself browsing their clothes once again. A couple of years ago I had done a handful of sponsored clothing posts with Walmart, and I was often seriously impressed with what I found and thought it was so much picking out the gems! However, after ordering things for a couple of months that didn’t work, I kind of let them fall off my radar. Well, they’re back baby, and I have some Walmart finds to share with you today. And I’m CRAZY excited about a couple of them!
ITEM BEING REVIEWED: TIE DYE SWEATSHIRT
This tie dye sweatshirt caught my eye because the colors and design are different than anything else I have. It’s got a bit of a batwing design, and I think it looks great paired with joggers. I’d wear this for lounging around the house and for running errands around town.
My one complaint is that the neck hole is on the small side, but I happen to have a seriously large head (so it might not be an issue for others). The small neck also bothered me a bit even after it was on because I felt like it sat a little close to my neck, but I’m super sensitive to that. If you decide to give it a try, I would definitely size up if between sizes (I’m wearing a medium).
VERDICT on tie dye sweatshirt: KEEP! Even though I wish the neck hole was a big larger, I love the way it looks with joggers, so I’m going to deal with the neck.
ITEM BEING REVIEWED: CAMO SNEAKERS
Today’s Keep or Return post was originally supposed to be last Friday, which is why you’re seeing these camo sneakers here today even though you’ve already seen them. If you saw Friday’s post, you know I love them and the fact that I’m keeping them should come as no surprise.
I am SO EXCITED about these sneakers.
First of all, they are DARLING. The camo canvas, the faux microsuede toe, the pink star, the silver laces…..I love it all. And they are super comfy! The foot bed is super cushy, and they are true to size for me.
The laces are long, but I have them tucked in the sides of the shoes in this picture. I actually think I’m going to cut the laces and tie them off really short like these sneakers.
And get this… THEY ARE ONLY $25!!! I’m actually surprised that stock seems to be holding on these, but I still think they’ll be gone soon.
VERDICT on camo sneakers: KEEP!!! I love these sneaks.
ITEM BEING REVIEWED: LOUNGE SET
This set is super cute, but the fit is off for me. For size reference, I’m wearing a medium in the sweatshirt and the shorts. The sweatshirt is a good size, but the shorts are too big. And just like the colorful tie dye sweatshirt above, the neck is a little tight, but it bothers me a bit more in this top. (Side note: I need to order my favorite self tanner immediately because HOLY WHITE.)
VERDICT on lounge set: Return. The fit is off, and I can’t stop thinking about how much dog hair it will attract. I typically try to steer away from dark colored items when I’m just lounging around the house.
ITEM BEING REVIEWED: LOUNGE WEAR SET
I saw this lounge wear set and immediately put it in my cart. I thought the little ruby stripe design was so cute, and I’m always looking for great little sets to wear around the house. It’s very soft and has a very comfy fit. For size reference, I’m wearing a small.
I’ve had these slippers for months, and although I have several pairs of slippers in my closet, these are the ones that I reach for the most. They keep my feet warmer than my UGG loafers do. I’m a 1/2 size, and I sized up.
VERDICT: Since I purchased this set, they’ve added a ton of new great colors and patterns, so I want to try a different color. I can’t decide between the leopard, the grey leopard, and the light pink tie dye…but I’m going to exchange the khaki for one of the new colors.
ITEM BEING REVIEWED: RUFFLE NECK SWEATER
With the temps being so cold in McKinney right now, I decided to order a handful of new sweaters to try. This ruffle neck sweater is incredibly soft and has lots of lovely design details. The ruffle neck, the slight balloon sleeves, and the pointelle stitching are all so pretty. And it’s warm, even though it’s lightweight.
I love that it looks great with jeans, but it would be a great sweater for office wear as well. For size reference, I’m wearing a medium, but it’s a little big. I need a small.
VERDICT: KEEP! This is such a great sweater.
ITEM BEING REVIEWED: CAMO HOODIE
This camo hoodie is thick, warm, and adorable. I’m often drawn to items with a camo pattern, and this sweater is no different. For size reference, I’m wearing a medium.
VERDICT: Return. The sweater is awesome, so even though I’m not personally keeping it, I still think there are many of you who might want to grab it. If you’re 5’4″ or under, I think it will be great with leggings.
ITEM BEING REVIEWED: RUCHED SLEEVE TEE
This ruched sleeve tee is a light weight 3/4 sleeve tee, but it’s way better than just a regular ol’ t-shirt. The sleeves MAKE this shirt. I love the length of the sleeves, and the ruched detailing make the sleeves so interesting. It’s fun here with my black distressed jeans and taupe booties, and it will be perfect going into spring with my new girlfriend jeans and camo sneakers! For size reference, I’m wearing a medium.
VERDICT: KEEP! This is a perfect top to have in my closet as we start transitioning into Spring.
ITEM BEING REVIEWED: POLKA DOT SWEATER
This polka dot sweater is soft, cozy, and darling. It has a slight blouson sleeve and a ribbed hem, so it can be worn out or you can 1/2 tuck it. I think it will be cute with jeans and sneakers, but it’s definitely nice enough to wear to the office as well. For size reference, I’m wearing a medium.
VERDICT: Return, but only because I already have a polka dot sweater in my closet from a couple of years ago. This is a super cute sweater that I think lots of you will love.
ITEM BEING REVIEWED: QUILTED JACKET
I first saw this collarless quilted jacket on a mannequin in the store, and I couldn’t get it out of my head. I ordered it online the next day. I first pictured wearing it with a white tee and my itty bitty boot cut jeans, but I think it looks great styled with the grey and taupe neutral tones as well. For size reference, I’m wearing a small.
VERDICT: Return. I was prepared to love this jacket, and white I do like it a lot, I just don’t love the way it fits me personally. If I sized up to a medium, I think it would be too broad across the shoulders, but the small is more fitted than I would like. It’s definitely a fun twist on a little jacket, and I love the neutral color, so I’m betting some of you will love it.
That’s it for today, y’all!
I hope y’all liked the first official KEEP OR RETURN post. If you want me to continue to do them, please sound off in the comments!
And I almost forgot! I’ve got 2 winners from the blog and facebook giveaways. If you see your name, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org within 48 hours to claim your prize!
Cami, you win the Kendra Scott necklace (#2 in the Looking Forward to Spring Colllage)!
Jill Hammond, you win the Colleen Rothschild body butter trio!