Vince linen top – Uniqlo Pant – Jil Sander shoes
This Vince top was another TRR purchase that was waiting for me when I got home from my trip. Z really likes it. It’s soft and easy to wear. I do worry a little the sleeves might get smaller if I put this in the dryer, so I’ll have to remember to flat-lay dry it. It’s listed as an XS and the sleeves, beyond the low shoulder seam suddenly get smaller, but are still comfortable. I think a Small would’ve been too big in the neck though had one been available.
I’ve noticed I have issues with sleeves more now that I have arm and shoulder muscles. It’s a little depressing to think that women are boxed into types by the types of clothes that fit their bodies. Skinny women with truly long, lean skinny limbs look best in skinny styled clothes. Then there’s clothes with stretch to help women with more muscle/fat on them. But if they want clothing with full, all natural fibers they are left with clothes that are made to be oversized or without much shape to speak of. I know I am walking into the lion’s den by stating this (ok, who am I kidding I have no major readership so just shut up Jen), but I mostly think of Elizabeth Suzann or Eileen Fisher clothes. It’s not that the clothes are bad but I’ll admit I’ve always thought the Georgia Tee is fugly for looking like a fabric trapezoid. I run into so many issues now with sleeves due to my arm muscles and it’s a bit annoying and frustrating. I want sleeves that look nice on me that aren’t made out of stretch fabric all the time and not like I’m hulking out despite the rest of the shirt fitting me perfectly.