What I've been up to - purchases and question

Well I'm starting to re-enter my life after a family crisis occurred (very private so won't be sharing details). But we're all starting to heal and it's time to get on with things.

My Whole30 experiment (posted about in Off Topics) went incredibly well and as a result, I've dropped some pounds and inches so am fitting nicely into some clothes I had actually tucked away for being too small. A lovely feeling I must admit.

I've purchased some EF pieces from my eBay seller which are en route to me. All can be returned should they not fit or be what I had hoped. And yes...they are all black despite my comment about wanting to add more white into my wardrobe for summer. Black just works so seamlessly with my existing wardrobe and I adore it. I'll be pairing the items with lighter colors as well. My purchases include:

#1 - an asymmetrical sleeveless tunic to wear with my VC tube skirts and cropped slim trousers

#2 - a sleeveless crepe/linen blend vest to wear over structured dresses, VC tube skirts and cropped slim trousers

#3/4 - a linen draped back cardigan with mother of pearl buttons. A great layering piece over a tank

I would also love your opinion on the EF linen dress in pics #5 and 6. It's a linen that is washed to look like denim. I adore linen in the summer and long ago made peace with the crease. It has a hi-lo hemline and is made to be worn over skinnies, cropped pants, tube skirts or Bermuda shorts (or on its own depending on how short that front section is on me). I've also seen pictures of it open like a jacket over a sheath dress...just lovely. However I'm wondering if the shape works with a petite apple - it is petite sized by the way. It is non returnable (different seller) so I would want to be pretty sure. The seller has provided fabulous measurements which do work for me but it's the shape I'm wanting to check with y'all. Has anyone seen this dress IRL?

Well that's things...now off to read about a bazillion posts to try and catch up. Missed you all :)

P.S. Been doing some trying on of sandals/shoes with no luck so far. Feet are fussier by the day...


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