My wardrobe has some really basic requirements now — easy to put on in thirty seconds after a shower, easy to nurse in, and not too precious (because babies = all kinds of things all over your clothing). For awhile, that meant yoga pants and nursing tanks and t-shirts, which didn’t leave me feeling very stylish. Thankfully I’ve managed to upgrade! I’ve traded yoga pants for (stretchy) skinny jeans, and t-shirts for comfortable sweaters and button-downs.
So, when Joules offered to send me something to review, I was super excited to see all of the great options on their website that would fit right into my ‘mom style’. I’d never heard of the brand before but quickly had 10 different tabs open in my browser, each with a different shirt, tunic or dress I loved. It was hard to narrow it down, and I actually sent them three different items I’d love to have and left the decision up to them because I couldn’t do it!
When the package came in the mail it felt like opening up a gift because I didn’t know what’d be inside. I unfolded the Creme Bird Rosamund blouse and couldn’t wait to put it on.
The nursery is my new outfit photo place, haha! But I can’t show you my bottom half, because I’m wearing men’s socks pulled up to my calves. Trendy, right?
The most exciting part of this shirt to me is the pattern. I’ve stopped wearing jewelry and scarves (just something in the way) and I live in jeans and basics, so I jumped at the chance to get a bit of whimsy in my wardrobe. Even my husband was impressed with it and wanted to look through all of the different types of birds.
The length and fit are exactly what I was hoping for — not too tight, not too short, but not so loose that it’s frumpy. I had a bit of a hard time rolling up the sleeves and buttoning them back, but I’m awful with that with any cuffed shirt. One thing I appreciate — the button tabs have a little loop to hold them in.
The shirt feels really lightweight and soft. It’s machine washable, which is a must for me, now. It can’t be machine dried, but that’s way easier to manage than hand-washing, especially once we get the clothesline back into play.
My only complaint about this shirt, and it’s again a common button-down problem for me, is that it wrinkles pretty easily on the bottom and back. Of course, I’m contorting into weird positions on the couch, and routinely lifting it up and down — I imagine if you were wearing it to work, sitting most of the day or on your feet, it’d hold up a bit better, especially if it was tucked in (and I think it’d dress up really nicely, tucked into a skirt or dressier pants! Or belted, which I’m hoping to do with it once I don’t need unrestricted button access).
Overall, I’m thrilled with the Rosamund blouse and I’d definitely wear Joules again! I love the tunics, and they have a great line of rain boots.
The shirt in this post was provided to me by Joules in exchange for a review. Opinions are my own!