K/R EF Harem pants

I'm finally in town (after two weeks traveling, and before traveling next week too), so got a chance to try on the EF harem pants with a variety of tops and shoes.

Unfortunately, several of the pictures cut off my shoes :(   I'm going to show you them anyway, hoping that you can see enough to judge and I don't have to retake too many of them :)

My questions:
To winterize them,  I'd wear them with tights and boots, like in #14.  Does that work?

Where do they work and not work?  I think they're working best with hi-low hems and drapey tops, and not well with tops that leave a vertical line across my middle.  Am I right?

And I know you can't really see the shoes in the pictures, but I'm not a great judge of shoe combos - they all seem fine to me.  Are there ones that clearly work better or worse?

Do you think these work with a wide-enough variety of tops to warrant keeping them?  

Do these set me in a good direction with my fashion?

My apologies for hair that got crazier and crazier in the wind and changing of tops....

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Tempted by EF Harem pants

I just noticed that the EF Harem pants are on super clearance for a price that I think I could swing.

But can my style handle them?  I live a casual life, that sometimes needs to be business casual.  I like the idea of arty drapey pieces, and they usually flatter me, but I honestly don't wear them that often.  (Probably because I don't really have much in that style).

What are your thoughts?  Should I try them?  

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New Frames test?

I chipped my glasses a couple of weeks ago, and used it as an excuse to order a new pair with frames that I'd seen in an online ad and immediately liked.  

They arrived today, and I'm not convinced that they online place got the prescription right, so I'll be taking them an optical place tomorrow to ask for them tested, and get the fit adjusted slightly.

But I thought I'd ask your thoughts on the frames.  How do they look?  If I have to return them due to an incorrect prescription, I can certainly replace them with a different frame if I choose.

They are, in case it doesn't show well on the picture, deep red (almost match my burgundy hair), with a bright light blue inside that I tried to show in #2.
Comparison to my current (chipped) glasses in #3.

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K/R Mesh sweater

I tossed in this mesh sweater the other day with a jeans-to-try-on order from Old Navy.  None of the jeans work, but perhaps the sweater does?
It's peachy-pinky, and smaller than I expected (I expected it to fit more oversized than this).   But I think it probably fits well.

What are your thoughts on the fit, the color, and the item as a Spring wardrobe item?

(Pics are taken with a pink camisole underneath)

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I may never get dressed again...

It only took two years for you all to convince me to upgrade my lounge wear.  I finally caved in for these sweatpants..   I bought two pairs of the fleece sweats (white/gray snowflake and a dark gray) and a pair of the waffleknit (blue with a fair isle snowflake pattern).  I don't think I've ever worn something cozier.  I want to spend the rest of the winter in them. 

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Return? light blue sweater

Just sanity checking before I return it (and pardon the lack of glasses - I'm used to my face having more color than this now.)

If I should keep this sweater - let me know :)  

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K/R Sweaters from Gap, part 2

Got my sized-down versions of the sweaters from this thread.  What do you think?

#1 - #2 They were sold out of the v-neck in the light blue that originally caught my eye, so this one is a different style.  I still like the color (I think it's quite similar to the color of the other sweater).  I bought the tall, because I like that tunic length - and the extra long sleeves are also a "plus" for me (I'm likely to wear them scrunched up further - but left them down for this pic).  The shoulder fit is good, I think - but is the length swamping?  I'll likely wear is as shown (minus the just-unpacked wrinkles) - untucked or semi-tucked with bootcuts, boyfriends or skinnies.

#3 - A different size of the colorblock that I tried.  I still don't really think it works.  Do you agree?  It gives me pause, because it's the exact same sweater (same size too) as #1-#2, just a different colorway.  Which makes me think that I'm not seeing some inherent flaw in the way #1 fits.

#4 is the same sweater again - but a shorter size (L, rather than LTall).  It's a pale blush with pale tan (oatmeal? beige? heather?) colorblocking for the arms and back.  I think I like it - but is the color okay on me?

What are your thoughts on these?  Any worth keeping?  

ETA: Sweater from #1, untucked with skinnies, for abc :)

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K/R two sweaters from Gap

Two sweaters arrived today, and I need an opinion on them.
The first is a light blue - a color I've been trying to find for more than a year.
  
The second, I bought thinking that it might be a good 'statement' sweater.

Both are quite a big larger than I was expecting (I think my idea of sizing is still stuck on last year's size, not this year's roominess, so I tend to size up, when I shouldn't)

My question is: Are they nicely oversized, or swamping me?  A size down isn't available in the light blue, but is in the colorblock (which is the bigger of the two - and the light pink colorway in that one is interesting me too..)

I'm showing them about how I'll wear them (except, I hope, for the wrinkles from packing).  Do the proportions work at all?  Is it worth trying a size down in the colorblock, or should I go for something entirely different?

Another note - they'll probably shrink a big in the wash, right?

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Ask Angie and all: Choosing glasses (part 2)

Thanks for your help and feedback last weekend.  After reading and measuring some more, and taking lots more pictures, I've eliminated most of the possibilities that I originally showed you.  

I'm currently favoring these three.  They are wide enough (I think), not too deep (I think), oval shaped and half-rimmed, and not too heavy.  They all have adjustable nose pads for my overly-wide bridge.

#1 is dark red
#2 is shown in purple, but I think I'd order the blue version - their photo of the blue just had a lot of white and made it look weird
#3 is blue

What are your thoughts?  What am I missing?  Is there a clear winner or loser?

ETA: Found a wider set in brown and black (#4-5).  They're a bit heavier than the others, but probably not un-doable.  Everything wider than this and also oval half-rimmed is wire frame.

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Help choose glasses frames? ETA: New Head shot, lotsa pics

I'm armed with an updated prescription, and have narrowed down my frame choices.....  But I'm having troubles with the final decision.  Would you mind weighing in?

I can get two pair - so feel free to vote for two.  I'm thinking that one red and one not-red would be a good mix.

#1 and #2 are dark red, #1 a bit thicker, and #2 has plaid arms.

#3 is blue (but I wonder if it's a bit too angular for my face?)

#4 is my favorite shape, but these are black.  They also come in very bright red, that I fear will accentuate the redness my face gets when I'm flushed (which is rather frequent).

And apologies for the non-clear lenses on #1-3.  I wish they online pics were better....  

And as always, feel free to tell me to go back to the drawing board too (but be prepared to offer concrete suggestions if you do :) )

ETA: New Head Shot, (with same four frames, and new frames under consideration) added.  

#5 - same frame as #1, new head shot.  

#6 same frame as #2. 

#7 same frame as #3

#8 same frame as #4

#9 same as in my first comment after showing my old glasses

#10 the wider red ones (from my comment)

#11 the wider black ones (from same comment)

#12 a blue semi-rimless (I think these are probably too tall)

#13 a lighter blue

#14 black with gold (for Jenava)

#15 brown

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