02 October 2015

Warrior Weave Clovers

clover canyon

This is my first go trying one of the Clover Canyon scuba dresses and I am in pseudo-love. What's to love? The prints! And how the scuba knit kind of sucks everything in and gives you curves where there used to just be lumps. What's not-so-much? Well the price ... and how the scuba knit does feel weirdly wet-suit-stuck-to-your-skin-ish.

I was also a bit uncertain about the sizing since I heard they ran small - sometimes - and I wanted to this piece to be work-appropriate so I ordered a size M. I'm normally a size 2/2P/4P dependent on the brand so likely the S would have worked but I was concerned that it would have stuck to my curves more than I would have liked. So the M fits great and I don't think it's too va-va-voom for the office but the fabric tends to ride up a bit at the waist ... likely a problem I wouldn't have had if I had gone for the S and it was a big more figure-hugging.

So I'm not sure. Am I just trying to make a not-really-fit-for-a-business-casual-environment piece work or should I get the smaller size and relegate this piece to dinners out and days when I'm feeling extra confident and want to werk it? Or stop being so darn conservative and wear it proud ... #newdressproblems ...

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Dress: Clover Canyon warrior weave now on sale (Clover Canyon dresses and skirts, items on sale)
Jacket: Ann Taylor (worn before - sim for less than $75, other kinds of  denim jackets)
Bracelet: J.Crew hammered double cuff (sim gold cuff bracelets)
Rings: F21 & c/o JewelMint (beautiful selection of sim gold rings)
Shoes: Zara cap-toe court (worn before - sim on sale, other styles of cap-toe shoes)
Bag: Coach legacy flight (worn before - sim, flap studded for a steal, other burgundy crossbody bags)

clover canyon

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30 September 2015

Style Lately

These gilded shoes are a new fall fave (exact shoes).

Gingham + leopard with everything (exact shirt, & sim pants, belt - bracelet via Rocksbox
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Getting dressed for college football Saturdays (exact shirt, skirt now for $35, sandals).

Weekend wear (exact scarf now for less than $15 & sim top, bag, loafers).

Looking forward to more fall layers (factory version of the vest & sim shirt, turtleneck).

Black and blue (sim sweatshirt or cardigan, skirt, heels).

Shoes that feel like slippers (exact shoes, hat).

28 September 2015

Colorblock with Camel

colorblock stripes

When I first purchased this dress, I thought it would be an easy piece for me to ride out the remainder of summer in, considering it feels like I'm wearing pajamas out. But now that I tried layering a striped tee under the dress? It has totally changed the piece for me. Prepare to see this piece take me well within the SE fall ...

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Dress: Old Navy sleeveless midi now on sale (worn before - sim maxi length)
Top: H&M (sim, sim for under $13, smaller stripes)
Necklace: Anthropologie vetula bib on sale for less than $40 (sim lighter for $20)
Ring: c/o JewelMint (sim)
Shoes: c/o Farylrobin x Free People  vegan addison (worn before - sim tasseled for under $35)
Bag: Pour La Victoire roma (worn before - sim darker, smooth)

colorblock stripes

25 September 2015

Summer's Last Hurrah

blue gingham denim

It may still be 85 degrees outside, but this is probably the last time this year I'll be donning these shorts and sandals at home ... because it's almost October. Sheesh, where has the year gone - it's almost time to start thinking about make holiday plans!

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Sweater: J.Crew space-dyed v-neck (sim longer)
Shirt: Lands' End gingham poplin (worn before - sim, lighter, small pattern)
Shorts: Old Navy (worn before - sim for less than $20, longer)
Bracelet: Ann Taylor (sim, in white leather)
Ring: INPINK (sim, square)
Sunglasses: Sole Society (sim, sim for less than $15)
Shoes: Sole Society angelin now for less than $25 (worn before - sim on sale, sim)
Bag: Brahmin anytime (worn before - sim, plain, trimmed)

blue gingham denim

23 September 2015

Tweed Printed

sleeveless ponte sheath

I often have to go into work environments where business attire is required, so a lot of pieces in my closet are pretty much suit separates. But let's face it, business attire is not really super duper comfy - and I haaaaaaaaaate being uncomfortable - so I've been real happy that ponte knits in more business-y cuts have been gaining popularity with retailers these past few seasons.

So this dress from Lands' End is right up my alley. It's stretchy and soft, thick enough so that I don't have to worry about what kind of underthings I'm wearing, plus it's got a cool tweed-y print without being actual tweed (ew, itchy, thick ...) And I knew the fit would work for me since I already own the keyhole version in black and teal. And I also own about 2,367 other knit dresses from Lands' End because - hello, comfortable!

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Dress: Lands' End sleeveless ponte sheath (same in floral prints or solid hues)
Top: F21 (worn before - sim, long-sleeved)
Bracelet: J.Crew hammered double cuff (sold out though - sim, sim for less than $10)
Earrings: J.Crew (sim, sim)
Shoes: Pour La Victoire mai (worn before - sim flats, stiletto)
Bag: Zac Posen eartha soft (worn before - same with pewter hardwarein merlot, colorblock)

sleeveless ponte sheath

sleeveless ponte sheath

* I received a gift card from Lands' End to check out items from their fall collection but selected this dress myself. If you've been reading my blog, you know I'm a years-long LE fan, so I was thrilled at the opportunity to work with them.
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