Shop Chico’s with Karen, Leigh, & Me

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Happy Monday, ladies!  I am excited to share with you the first post of Shop Chico’s with Karen, Leigh,& Me!

When you shop Chico’s for January, you will see so much fun, because they are packed with new styles…so we took a new friend.

As I wrote this weekend…just consider this the small, medium and large version as we shop Chico’s.

Leigh Ann is a Petite who often wears the petite sizing at Chico’s….and she tends to wear the size 0.

When Karen went to shop Chico’s as a size 10, she made Size 2 selections.  Karen and I are about the same height.

At this time, I am sometimes a 2 and sometimes a 3, and I size down on larger garments.

I have not tried the Petite sizes at Chico’s just yet for me…but I promise to do that soon.

It is so new to me to think Petites that sometimes I forget! (Read Friday’s Post if you have not heard my latest size development).

So let’s get started and have you shop Chico’s with us…it was fun and we have so much to show you that Part 2 (featuring navy) will post tomorrow.

Remember, we try on all colors for those of you who do not wear the colors we wear.

The posts are more about shopping for YOU than for us.


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I introduced the new colors to you last Would You Wear It which we discovered how best to shop Chico’s January collection.

Karen is a brand new retiree, and brand new grandmother of two born a month a part.

In fact, I could’ve called this post Shop Chico’s with Meme, Cece, & Gigi!

Anyway, she will need a more casual lifestyle and she does like to look her best.

Karen is wearing the 3/4 Sleeve Tropical Print Slub Tee which is so popular that you may need a notification when it is re-stocked if you do not have it in-store.

She is wearing this colorful top with the Zenergy Polished Pant in Classic Navy.…(tomorrow’s post will feature our new favorite Zenergy pant!)

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Leigh loves to wear shorts and skirts, so she began with this fun tropical look.

She is wearing the So Slimming Girlfriend Short in Wisteria Blue and a size 0.5.

She liked the tank top so much that she asked me about Chico’s Microfiber Tanks…I have always liked their tanks and color options.

Currently, you can purchase them for $19 in lots of colors.  This color on Leigh Ann is called Conch Shell.

Finally, she tops her outfit off with the Spun Rayon Mediterranean Cardigan in a 0.

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I need to carry a dryer sheet with me this time of year.

I love this poncho for the cool color ladies…however, it was super clingy with static!

This is the Mediterranean Coast Sheer Poncho…and I sized down to a S/M.  It would also be a lovely swimsuit coverup!

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This reversible Floral Drama Ruana was in the smaller size, but I believe would have fit me better and laid smoother in the larger size…it would it have more fabric though.

You can see how the fabric bunches at the top.  It is more like a topper or kimono to me than a ruana.

For many pieces I tried this day to shop Chico’s, I am wearing my favorite Chico’s pull on jeggings.

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You will begin to see how we discovered while as we shop Chico’s that SLEEVES are a big part of the new collection story.

Karen is a classic dresser, but must be ready to have some fashion fun because she liked the sleeve-embellishments!

This is the Pima Ruched Knit Woven Mix Tee in the Conch Shell Color...a fun twist on a traditional tee and in three colors, including classic navy.


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All of us loved these Heart Print pull-on cuff ankle jeggings and agreed that we would wear them all year long.

Who wants to stop spreading love after Valentine’s Day…not us!

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Leigh Ann looks super cute pairing the jeggings with this Knit Woven Mix Puffed Sleeve.

A nice top this time of year is a Chico’s denim jacket…and I love the way they design their jackets with lots of flattering seams.

This is the Petite Fray-Hem Denim Jacket in Palace Indigo.  She is wearing a Petite 1.

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These girls were having too much fun in the heart-jeggings, and fun sleeves!

Karen tried on the 3D Embroidered Poplin Stripe Shirt in a size 2.

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Here is a closeup of this beautiful new Beaded Multi- Strand Necklace which compliments many of these new colors.

Most of you know that when I shop Chico’s,  it always means I take time with the jewelry…just love to see what is new.

That gets us started on our recent finds while we shop Chico’s for January…we have more for you tomorrow and I will show you an outfit I did purchase for travel this year.

Any thoughts on our first Shop Chico’s with Karen, Leigh & Me!  Does it help to see three different body types and sizes?  We would love to know!

Thanks for joining in today…hope to see you tomorrow for Part 2…and always ….


By Pamela Lutrell

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  1. Thank you Pam. For several things: doing in store try ons, trying to meet the needs of your readers by offering pictures of three different body types in featured clothes and including Chico jewlery! I loved many of these outfits. I appreciate your critique of the items shared. Pros and cons are important in selecting a new piece to add to my closet I am similar in height and size to Leigh Ann and always enjoy seeing her selections. Welcome to Karen and I must say I’m envious that I am not there to shop with you all….I bet it’s lots of fun!

  2. Thank you, Kat! It is fun…as shopping should be. I have always desired to remove the stress and put more fun into shopping for my readers! Happy Monday!

  3. I usually love Chicos, but I am not a fan of the puffy sleeves. I think they make a larger bust look even larger. And a plus size woman even larger (I wear a 3). I tend to buy their plainer options.

  4. This is very helpful! I have been shopping more at Chico’s lately and I’m usually a 1 but I find I need to try everything on for sizing! They are having great sales but many of the items are final sale; unless I try it on I will not purchase it. My Chico’s here is a big store connected to a Soma and it’s a pleasure to shop.

  5. Just beginning to wear Chicos Jeans! Great fit! I also own quite a few necklaces and scarves from their stores! ( you sent me one!) all are very nice and brighten up my neutrals!
    Looks like a fun day!

  6. I am a Chicos 3, and, unlike others who rightly appreciate their unique style, I love their basics. Their denim jackets, knit pants, and those microfiber tanks are fixtures in my closet and help this larger woman build a wardrobe. Kudos to lovely model Karen, for being willing to pose for us. I agree with her: “she will need a more casual lifestyle and she does like to look her best.”

  7. I am not a regular at Chicos. I seem to walk in , look around, and walk out. I tend to be more of a minimalist, and Chico’s seems to show their outfits as ‘busy’ to my eye. I LOVE how you have added Karen in though, showing another body type. It seems complete! Who knows. Maybe I will find a piece or two to liven things up! Kudos!

  8. What fun! I truly love seeing clothes on real people. Ya’ll look great and I know you are having fun.

  9. Lovely post today, and a big WELCOME to Karen joining the team! Looking forward to seeing the navy selections tomorrow, as that’s a big mainstay in my wardrobe. As you go out and about over the next month or so, if you see any skirts or dresses that strike you as possibilities for casual resort-ware for my upcoming trip to Mazatlan in March, would love to see them. No need to try on – just snap a pic or include in your carousel. In a town of 22,000 people you can only imagine how little I have to choose from, and even if I do get up to the bigger cities they may not yet have any spring/summer clothing on display, this being cold and rainy Oregon until probably May. Ugh! Thank you!!!

  10. That’s nice that you’ve got a size inclusive team.
    We’re all perfect just the way we are, but we are all different.

  11. Absolutely, Rose. Whenever we can, we will try to bring some different body types and options.

  12. A big Texas welcome to Karen, from a “Gigi” in my seventh month of retirement! I would encourage her to implement wardrobe changes slowly, as I am still figuring out what types of outfits I need more than six months after retiring. When I first became a grandmother I immediately bought some soft, loose, wash and wear pieces to wear just around the grandkids; most were from Chico’s and I still wear most of them today, when my third grand is about to turn two. Even though I tend to wear the same colors and styles as Pamela, it does help to see three different sizes. I love that red top and heart jeans on Leigh – so much fun! I am out on the poofy sleeves for myself, and the blue-based colors and outfits don’t work for me, but I love seeing what’s in the stores while I am at home (still!) recovering from pneumonia. Thanks for letting us tag along and join in your shopping expeditions virtually!

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