I have now received most of my NAS items, apart from a few bras and undies still in delivery.
I'll do a separate post about those and about the Open Edit jacket I also ordered. For now, here is a keeper and a maybe!
Trust Angie! She tipped me off about this Zella top that I would never otherwise have considered, especially after reading the reviews which described it as unbearably itchy and like grandma's bathrobe or bedspread. I do not find the first to be true (it's not itchy at all on me), but I definitely see the justice of the second remark; it's made of an odd poly jacquard fabric that is a bit like your grandma's bathrobe or bedspread. But you know what? I kind of love it for that reason! I remember my mother used to nod approvingly at how "lightweight" that material felt, and guess what? Mum was right. Also, it's a really fun, architectural cut. I love a batwing. I can see myself throwing this on all the time both at home for semi-lounge and out in the world as part of regular outfits. Shown here quickly with my stovepipe jeans, bonus stovepipe coming out of the top of my head, ha!
You've seen the earrings -- they were already keepers, but I wanted to try them with a high necked top to see if they work, and they do -- no interference.
The Franco Sarto loafers in navy are the maybe. I kind of love them. Like the earrings they feel both refined and chunky, somehow. Navy footwear is a wardrobe essential and also a bit of a HEWI for me, and at the moment, I own precisely NO transitional footwear that is not a sneaker. (Boots or sandals only apart from one indoor flat). So a shoe like this could fill a genuine need.
The problem is that I have a lot of trouble fitting loafers or really any flat that does not have a strap or laces. These fit me better than most. They have some nice padding inside. They are not too heavy. Without socks they do not flip off my feet (though they would eventually give me blisters, no question). With socks or stockings, they will, alas, be harder to keep on. Please don't tell me to use those heel grips -- I have never had luck with them. They also rub a bit on my left ankle bone but I imagine that would soften up in time; it's already better after a few minutes of indoor wear.
I'm mulling on this one. They give me a lot of pleasure to look at, and the price is right on sale, but shoes that aren't comfortable or practical are never a bargain.