The most interesting top I got this time is definitely an eye-catcher. It's the Slim Fit Floral Print Portofino Shirt. I don't usually like floral prints, but I thought this particular one looked pretty cool, especially on this model! I was also curious to try out the "slim fit" of this Express staple. I have like 5 Portfolio Shirts that I've bought in the past, but that was before they came out with the slim fit.
I got this shirt in size S. My other Express Portofino shirts are size XS, but I feel like Express has been making their sizing smaller within the last year or so. Plus, since it's slim fit, I thought I'd be safe and order S. Turns out I was right! I like how the S fits.
So, on photos, the sleeves look white/ivory. However, in real life, they are actually a light dusty pink color.
Clearly, the sleeves can be buttoned up or let all the way down. I like the versatility of these shirts.
I actually got another slim fit Portofino shirt, which is the Sheer White Plaid style. I've been really into white tops lately. Must be because of summer!
I got this one in S as well, so it's also a good fit. It's slightly sheer, so I'd probably wear a tank under it for work.
Then, I got another very very similar top, but it's the Regular Fit Chevron Stripe Sheer White Portofino Shirt. It was on sale for like $20 haha. I figure I could use 2 of these!
They only had size S left so I got it in S as well. Surprisingly, it fits the same as the slim fit one! I really can't tell the difference.
Ok, one more Portofino item... lol.. it's the Original Fit Chain Print Sleeveless Portofino, now on sale for $26! I love this print.
Got this one in S as well. It fits larger than the Portofino shirts with sleeves. The armpit area is looser in particular. So XS probably would work as well. I just didn't want to chance the chest area popping open in a smaller size.
Ok, 2 more items! The next 2 are casual, and super cheap! The first one is the One Eleven Strappy V-Neck Cami. It's only $16! It comes in tons of colors, but I got it in this teal blue color which is very pretty. The material is actually quite soft too, since the fabric has modal in it. I think it's quite a steal for this price.
Size S as well. I think this cami would be cute to wear casually, or wear under a jacket to work.
The front design is a bit different:
Lastly, I got this One Eleven Sequin Rose Graphic Tank. It's $25. How perfect is it for Italy! It says Rose & Shine lol. I can totally see myself having a nice glass of rose while wearing it lol.
Size S. This tank is pretty soft too.
It's kinda hard to see, but the letters are made of soft pink sequins:
I actually also ordered 2 more items which have some issues lol. First, I got the Lace Yoke And Back Silky Rolled Sleeve Blouse which I really love, but I don't know why I got it in XS! It's not stretchy at all, and it's a bit tight in the chest. I should have ordered S like I did everything else. But it looked so loose on the model. Sigh. I am trying to hunt down a S, in either white, black or red! But stock check online says that there are none in stores near me. I'll go to a store and check in person too. But if not, then I'll really have to debate whether to keep it or not. I really like the style though.
The second item I also got is this Striped Asymmetrical Maxi Dress, but I'm returning it. It's not as cute as I thought it would be. It's actually kind of formless on me in size S. If anything, it's a size down item. But I'm not interested enough to try it on in XS so I passed.
I would have taken pictures of the last 2 items on me, but I already have them packed up in a bag sitting in my car trunk lol. But anyway, just take my word for it haha.
Overall I'm really happy with this order! Express does have a lot of cute things right now, I'm afraid if I go look on their site I'll end up buying more lol.