Fold and Wrap

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Of late, I tend to buy some of my tops and dresses one size up for a looser fit. And, honestly, just to be safe. Because when online shopping is your bread and butter, it's best to be safe than sorry. However, there are times when maybe sticking to my original size would've been the better move.

Take for instance this pinstripe foldover blouse from Catherines. I was all like, okay, given the style and cut, going up a size would definitely work.

I immediately removed the black tank for a sexier touch. Then I tried it on. There's loose fit...and then, there's oversize fit. Clearly, I was wearing an oversized blouse. Oops. My bad and lesson learned. The blouse already has a loose fit so sizing up wasn't needed. It's still cute, though. To make it work, I pinned the bottom wrap portion with a brooch and tucked the pinned side into the faux leather leggings. I wore this look to the Inglot store opening in Tyson's Corner.

Speaking of Catherines and store openings, there'll be one happening this week. With nearly 400 locations nationwide, Catherines chose the DC area to add another store. The grand opening will take place at Ritchie Station on Thursday, September 28. And you're invited! 

Catherines caters to women sizes 16W-36W and 0X-5X, including petites. They believe in their motto and promise, "We Fit You Beautifully" no matter your size. Come celebrate with sips and snacks plus have a chance to check out their newest fall collection which will have the must-haves of the moment: The Sleek Jean, Textured Tops, Versatile Pant, Modern Menswear, and Anything Active. You'll also get to use the $10 off $25 offer towards your purchase. Not too shabby.

I'll be there and I hope to see you there, as well. See image below for more details.