Happy Friday, everyone! I’ve set some goals for this fall and one of them is to be up-to-date on my Instagram try-ons and publish them to the blog each week. If you follow on Instagram, you know I post try on’s most Sundays but I would say 20% make it here. Which is a crying shame because they’re some of my most viewed stories, so I want to share this content here as well. The best way for me to get all of this content online to you is to keep it quick, so below each photo will just be my fit details or issues and my sizing. If you’d like to hear all of my *colorful* commentary, please head to IG for language I shouldn’t post forever on this blog. 😉
Amazon Pre-Fall Try On
Last week’s try on was some recent finds from Amazon (my Amazon shop is here) and I actually added three new items here, so if you saw the try-on on IG, be sure to check the first three items out here — they’re new!
Black Wrap Dress
Love this dress! It’s a wonderful option if you’re looking for a nice everyday dress for work. It’s a twill so it’s more of a lightweight but you can easily layer for fall. I am in the medium, it is more fitted at the chest but TTS. Find it here.
Padded Shoulder Dress
A little boxy, but overall true to size! I’m in the medium and it fits loosely but I would say true to size. If in between sizes, size down one. I’m in the medium! Shop it here.
I actually didn’t expect this jacket to be this long but I don’t hate it! It’s almost dress length, so it would be. nice to layer over shorter dresses or with biker shorts and a tee! I am 5’9″ for length reference. I am in the medium / 8, it fits loose but true to size. Find it here.
Waffle Knit Henley
Love this soft henley — it’s a waffle knit and so soft. I am in the medium and it’s a wider cut but true to size. I almost want a looser fit, so if that’s you size up one! Find it here.
Usually the Amazon Essentials brand leaves you wanting more, but this is a nice weight, thicker cotton blend fabric with a little bit of stretch. Just enough to be cozy, not clingy. 🙌🏻 The tie in the middle is adjustable and you can move the waist band up to your natural waist or wear it looser closer to your hips as well. I am in the medium, true to size. Shop it here.
Padded Shoulder Tank
TOP: If you like the look of a padded shoulder but you don’t need or want that much padding, this top is for you. Like can you even tell that this is a padded shoulder tank? Exactly. I am in the medium — true to size. Looser in the bodice, arm holes are not too long / open and non-sheer! Shop it here.
JEANS: I am in the 28. They fit like Levi’s 501s in the waist. I would say they are true to size but these are just a smidgen tight in my waist, but not so much that I need to go to a 29. I want these jeans to be tighter at the waist, a more tailored look than relaxed. Shop it here.
JACKET: I try not to use dramatic sales language when it comes to most items I show but I will make one exception for this jacket. I DO think this will sell out this fall. It’s a DAMN good jacket, ya’ll. It’s a very thick canvas, high quality fabric and this color is 👌🏻 👌🏻 which means perfect in Kendi land. This is going to be a big color this fall; it’s a soft sage hue so think a faded, subtle army green. I am in the medium, great fit for me.I’d say ‘medium’ is good for an 8-10. I’m usually an 8 in blazers / jackets, for reference. Shop it here.
This is one of those essentials that work for all seasons, I love an easy tank, especially in black for fall. This one is extremely soft and I love the high neck. I’m in the medium and it’s true to size for me. A nice weight and length as well. Shop it here.
I love a pullover, I think it’s a nice throwback to 90s fashion but in a chic way. It’ll be cute with jeans + heels this fall as well. Leave the zipper down just a little to show a little skin / break up the sweater bulk. This zippered pullover runs big, so size down for a more fitted look. I am in the medium here. Shop it here.
Jersey Maxi Dress
This dress is so freaking soft, it’s basically a night gown. I am living for these high necklines, honest. I just love how chic the neckline looks. I am in the medium of the dress. True to size, so soft and plenty long for me (I’m 5’9”). Shop it here.
High Neck Tank + Black Jogger Pants
PANTS: I am in the medium. The waist band at the natural waist is slightly looser, but they are more tapered at the hips / bottom. I didn’t find that the waist ‘bowed’ out at the back or anything but if you have a smaller waist they may for you. I like this fit personally because it makes tucking in a shirt like this super easy with no puckering or bulking. If you have shorter legs, this will be a great length for you! They are a lightweight poly feel, but overall a nice everyday pant that you can easily wear to work because I don’t find them to look athletic at all. More of a work pant than a workout jogger. I am in the medium! True to size and such a great price. Shop the pants here.
TANK: I am in the medium — very true to size. I almost sized up to a large because I didn’t want it to be clingy but I read a review that literally said ‘KENDI DO NOT SIZE UP’ so I stayed TTS and it’s a perfect fit. This is a thicker fabric with a hint of stretch. I am wearing a strapless with this but I do think you could get away with a racer back bra with this one! Shop it here.
This cardigan is NOT messing around. It is so soft and SO WARM. 🥵 like this is not for right now at all. It is a really nice cardigan though and if you like to buy ahead of season, it’s a great find! I do think this is one of those that will sell out, like that jacket I showed earlier, because it’s a nice quality and really soft.
I am in the medium and wearing it like a shirt definitely shows some décolletage. If you wanted to wear it solely as a top, I would suggest sizing down one. If you want more of a slouchy cardigan, stay TTS. Shop it here.
Off The Shoulder Sweater
I am in the medium and honestly it runs a little generous. If you are smaller on top, I’d almost suggest sizing down one and just running with this look. I think this is one of those looks you’ve got to commit to. I like it to look slouchy so I’m good with the medium. Also I am wearing a strapless bra here. I think that’s the option for this off shoulder look. Super soft by the way! Shop it here.
Ruffle Neck Blouse
Love this ruffle yoke top AND it’s 100% cotton. It’s a light weight cotton which I appreciate for now because it is long sleeved. This is the perfect autumn weight though because you can easily layer it. I am in the medium — great fit. Looser in the bodice towards the bottom and it fully buttons up in the back. Shop it here.
White V-Neck Tee
TOP: If you are looking for a super soft tee that’s actually somehow not sheer — she’s your gal! I didn’t believe it when I ordered it — again low expectations = low risk. But it’s a really nice tee. I will say you’ve got to tuck it / style it because left on it’s own it’s a shapeless mess. I am in the medium, fit is true to size with wiggle room. Super long though, just FYI. Shop it here.
SLIDES: Kinda ugly, absolutely comfortable. I have forced these on everyone in my personal life because they are SO damn comfortable. Like walking on a pillow. They run a bit small, size up if in between sizes. Shop it here.
Wrap Knit Dress
I really like this dress! The little apron in front wraps around the waist and it is a super flattering look. I love the high neckline as well. I am in the large, I sized up after reading reviews. When dresses are tighter, I always err on the side of caution. I would say if you want a little bit more length or wiggle room, size up. But probably this dress is true to size. Just size up for preference. Shop it here.
Cape Robbin Sandals
Oh these sandals! Okay so shoes are always such a head scratcher right now because I want to transition into fall but it’s still very much summer temperatures. I found these sandals which felt a bit ‘heavy’ for summer so it works well with my idea of slowly moving to fall. They are super comfortable and have a slightly padded sole. I’ve never heard of this brand before but so far it’s a great shoe! I am in the 10, typical size. (PS: they do ‘clickety-clack’ when you walk. Just FYI.) Shop them here.