Ruffle Revolution! :)

I have a tendency to wiffle waffle between sizes constantly, and with the Ann Taylor Chiffon Ruffle Shell, this time is no different – it’s even worse! I think I’m leaning towards the XXSP, but I really don’t know, since I fit both seemingly fine. The difference seems to be a wider neckline in the XSP and they hit at different points of the hip – the XSP is slightly longer (something I don’t mind.)

I keep on putting on the XSP, then the XXSP, then the XSP, and then back on the XXSP, and I’m back to square one. The side picture of the XXSP does seem slimmer when the shirt is straightened out as compared to the XSP. But I’m still baffled. Which one do you think I should keep? XSP or XXSP?

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Ann Taylor Factory Ruffle Shell, XXSP in Soft Pewter, Front and Side Views

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Ann Taylor Factory Ruffle Shell, XSP in Soft Pewter, Front and Side Views

And an unrelated note: Since starting this blog, I’ve really noticed how taking pictures of yourself wearing items you own helps quite a bit in realizing “oh my! I thought that fit….” Case in point, the Vigoss jeans that I am wearing in the pictures are too big for me. They stretch so much throughout the day that it becomes very baggy and I am constantly pulling them up. I ordered them in the right size (26), and thought they look fine since they looked good when I first bought them, but when I took some “back” pictures of the shell, I noticed my behind area just looked awful, all baggy. Since I don’t look at my behind much (that would be something of a magical feat!), it’s very eye opening to see that your behind simply sags – and really tells me that my jeans no longer fit as well as I had thought.
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Yesterday, I met up with wonderful fellow San Diego petites Aubrey and Christina for sushi and to give them the Ann Taylor Factory Ruffle Shells in XXSP that are all a flurry in the petite community. I look tall in this photo, thanks to very tall heels 😛 Aubrey is in fact taller than me. It was a night full of talk about fashion, finds, beauty and silliness! Unfortunately, Aubrey and Christina have said that the ruffle shells look to be too big for the two of them and will have to be shrunk. So sad! I hope to meet up with them more (and with Kelly too!) They are absolutely adorable and it was my pleasure to spend time with these lovely ladies!

4 thoughts on “Ruffle Revolution! :)

  1. It’s so nice of you to share your goods and to meet up with others that you have met through this great community! San Diego? I went to UCSD and graduated in 1998 – such great memories of that city! Now, I’m stuck in the Midwest 🙁

    Looks like you ladies had a lot of fun!

    • Aww… where are you in the Mnidwest. Wow, You went to UCSD? So you’re a Triton as well? 🙂 I graduated in 2003 (in five years.. haha) Seems so long ago and like yesterday too.

      • Hi grace-yes I am a fellow triton-went to muir and graduated in 1998. Grad school and then meeting my hubby here brought and kept me to/in northwest Ohio. I was having memories yesterday of being on the UCSD campus. I miss the RIMAC and that crazy library as well as the beautiful surroundings and weather! But it’s not so bad out here-just waiting for spring so I can wear my new duds!

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