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In the dressing room! Crossroads edition.

It’s been a while since I’ve done an “in the dressing room” post. I’ve been in a bit of a fashion rut again and am unsure about my style. I go through these periods now and then where I question what I actually like, and what I feel is pushed upon me by designers/stores/advertising/what fat women should or shouldn’t wear etc.

In the dressing rooms - Crossroads

This is something that pushes me a little out of my comfort zone of what I normally wear, but OH MY GOSH, it was so comfortable, it felt like I was wearing pyjamas. First up, this top. THIS TOP. It is made out of the softest most beautiful material, it’s a little clingy, but I didn’t want to take it off. The back has a dip hem in a different material, but it was the front that I loved. I tried it on in a 20, and as you can see, it’s a super relaxed fit. The pants are a 20 as well, they have a fitted waist at the front but elastic at the front, which meant I could easily wear them high or on my hips. I’d have to have them taken up either way. I loved the speckled dot pattern and the roomy palazzo legs.

Swing Tee – $29.95 – Also in pink. Tried on in a size 20.
Palazzo Printed Pant – $49.95 – Tried on in a size 20.

In the dressing rooms - Crossroads

This dress is something a little different for me too, mainly the colouring. Sure, back in the day, all I ever wore was black and red, but these days, I don’t have much red in my wardrobe. The neck is what drew me to this dress, and whilst it is available in a solid black, I really did love the rose pattern. I also just loved the cut of the dress, the fake small tulip of the skirt/hem. This is the dress in a size 20, and it fit well. If you have bigger boobs, this would fit you better. I found it was a little gape-y under the arms and I probably could have got away with a size smaller.

Cut out shift dress – $49.95 – Also in plain black. Tried on in a size 20

What is your favourite thing I tried on?

In the dressing room – Crossroads

As you can tell, In the dressing room posts have been coming once a week lately. I’ve put myself on a buying ban in the lead up to moving, but I still want to show YOU some of the awesome stuff that is in store. Thank you to everyone who has commented letting me know about the items you’ve scored.

In Adelaide, the girls of my local Crossroads store knew me by name, and would try and keep things aside in my size that they knew I’d like. I miss those ladies! I was drawn into Crossroads the other day by the racks of coloured jeggings, but was most excited about the below.

A gorgeous cut out skater dress! (HERE – $49.95). I picked it up in a XL and dashed off to try it on! The XL fit me perfectly, the pleats were in a great position and the cut outs in the neckline were such a cute detail. I kind of wanted to cry hanging it back up on the rack, $49.95 is a steal, but I didn’t NEED another black dress. Go check it out though, it is amazing!

I do however, need a few more warmer things, especially seeing as that where i’m moving too is colder then my current house. On the left is the ‘Open Panel Top’. I am so so so in love with the mint colour that is currently in. Such a pretty colour. I also tried on a few of their jeggings. The picture to the right is the ‘Penny coloured jegging’ in ‘Bluebell‘ size 22. I ended up having to go down to a size 18 to get the best fit. I came home and ordered the Pop Pink in my size, I’ll try and get some good OOTD pictures in them to show you the fit better.

Unlike the previous ITD posts, these are JEGGINGS, not actual jeans, but I found them so much more comfortable. They are somewhat higher waisted and just elasticated. No zips or buttons. Sure, when I wear them, I’ll have to wear more of tunic shirt, they create more of a ‘camel toe’ then normal jeans, but IMO, they fall more in the ‘pants’ column then the ‘legging’ column. They are a thick, sturdy, elasticated material. I had to jump a little to get the 18 on, but once they were on, they felt GREAT. I was told they’ll stretch out a little, due to the elastic, but I felt comfortable and that everything was held in place.

But really, how awesome is that cut out skater dress!?

In the Dressing Room – Best & Less

When I was younger, my Mum would have to drag me into Best and Less, these days, it’s more like the other way around. I’m a huge fan of the ‘Lily & Lou’ range, 9 times out of 10, it’s bang on trend & reasonably priced. I wanted to show off a few of the things that are in store at the moment. Please excuse the somber expression, I was feeling pretty sick the day I took the photos.

Skater dresses! I tried on the red, in a size 22 and it fit pretty perfectly. I loved the sleeve length on it, but the skirt area isn’t as full as I usually like my skater dresses. I like to have a pleat in the front/middle area, without it, it made it a lot more form fitting. The material was thick, but not as thick as the City Chic skater dresses. I LOVE the contrasting colours top, I’ve been enjoying the mint colour that is in. I tried the top on in a 24 (I wanted it oversized) and it was really oversized, I would probably go the 22 if I was to buy it. The jacket is amazing, but I find the jackets always seem too big on me, I am smaller up top and even the size 18 looked a little too oversized.

Red and blue skater dresses. Bright pink and teal skinny jeans. Mint and Blue shorts. Hello pretty colours!

I tried on a pair of jeans and I have to say, I was debating with myself over buying them. The colour is an amazing bright pink, the material is thick and rather warm, they are accented with gold fastening and zippers. I tried them on in the 22 and this is how they fit, pretty comfortably, but more on the tight side, as apposed to Big W’s 22 which was baggy. So if you may have to size up. I was really impressed with these and i’m now kind of wishing I had bought them. (I’m trying to save with having to move)

Pricing wise, I think it was great value. The jeans were $35, skater dresses $35, contrasting jacket was also $35 and the mint contrast top was $25. For those who aren’t too fond on bright colours, they also have stuff in more neutral colours and super sassy leopard print. They have a leopard print maxi skirt that kept catching my eye, oh and a polka dot shirt!