Girls' Factory Intarsia Bow Sweater, sz 14, $32, here
Since they didn't have the Women's navy version of this sweater, I picked up the Girls' instead. Sometimes Girls' tops are boxy or too short, but this one actually fits like a Women's XXS. A good option at a lower price point.
Verdict: Came close to buying this, but ultimately didn't feel like I really loved it
Intarsia Big Bow Sweater, XS, $44, here
You can see the Women's XS has longer sleeves and a slightly longer / roomier torso.
Verdict: No for me
Collared Peplum Top, sz 0, $20 on clearance in store, here
Cute concept and great price in store. The peplum is low-profile with just the slightest hint of a flare. For that reason (and my rectangular torso), I don't think it looks very flattering on me. Would work better for other body types.
Verdict: No, not flattering
Printed Bow Neck Top, sz 0, $38, here
Very cute! I loved the retail version last year. This one seems to run a little big in the chest and torso. I'd recommend sizing down.
Verdict: No. Material is primarily synthetic (I think the tag said ~90%). For that reason, I think the price is still a bit high even after 50% off.
Black Watch Plaid Blazer, sz 00, here
This particular blazer seems to fit like retail Schoolboy size 0. There are many people who look fantastic in plaid blazers, but unfortunately I look comical in it.
Verdict: No. Just can't pull it off.
Placed Lace Tee, XXS, $20 on clearance in store, here
(the lace pattern on this seems different than pictured online so this may be a different tee?)
This is a very cute tee and it fits well throughout, but the material is insanely thin.
It is so thin that you can see the blazer tag right through it.
Verdict: No, thin material means I have wear a cami underneath and I'd prefer not to in a form-fitting tee
Merino Charley Sweater, Burgundy, XXS, ~$30, here
This color is so gorgeous in person and I very nearly purchased this, but felt like XS would give me more breathing room to mask a big lunch (important for me). Unfortunately, they only had XL and XXS in store. It looks like you can order all the sizes online, but it's backordered until January.
Verdict: No, need to size up
See Gigi's IRL pic guide here for more reviews.
I didn't wind up buying anything for myself, but did purchase some items for my husband and son. I wonder if they'll have any additional promotion for Black Friday in stores?