05 August 2013

Party in the Back

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I am always kind of afraid to try new retailers online because there are a load of unknowns, especially when it comes to sizing (what can I say, as much as I like to shop, I sometimes prefer to shop online because I hate trying on stuff in-store).

So I was excited when I was approached by Choies about trying out their site. Choies is an international fashion online store that sells budget-friendly on-trend apparel, shoes and accessories.

flounced stripes  flounced stripes

Choies took care of my apprehension pretty easily since they offer free worldwide shipping and list measurements for each apparel piece. Great bonus for folks like me who don't trust generic sizing charts.

With any online retailer, make sure you check out return and exchange policies before ordering. My order took about a week to arrive and I was pleasantly surprised. I found a fun new piece that fits me well and it's something that isn't in every store.

Since the tee was frilly in the rear, I thought of making it work-appropriate by pairing it with a slim bottom. And you know me, I can't stay away from an opportunity to pattern mix.

flounced stripes

Top: c/o Choies stripe peplum tee
Skirt: Tabitha by Anthropologie olmeda (worn here - sim, sim, as dress)
Bracelets: J.Crew, Yunikelley (sim), Glitterbox Jewelry (deal, sim)
Shoes: J.Crew cap toe etta (worn here - sim, sim, spectator)
Clutch: Cole Haan (sim, sim, luxe)

48 comments:

  1. Lisa this is a great choice! I've clicked through for a look at the top on their site as it is right up my street so to speak. I really love it! x

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  2. Such a fun skirt! I bet it's easy to style!

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  3. This top is SO cute. I love how you styled it!

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  4. oooohhh. I love that top on you! So great. Will have to check them out!

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  5. That skirt is going to be so fun to remix! The colors in it are so fantastic and I cannot wait to see what you style it with again!

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  6. cuteness! love the print of your skirt! looks fab on you hon!

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  7. Wow! I love your skirt and top combination! You look awesome!

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  8. What a fun top - totally unexpected! And of course .....awesome pattern mixing! Have a great week!

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  9. That top is so cute with the peplum in the back! I'm wearing a top from Choies today too on my blog and I was pleasantly surprised with the quality of their pieces. :)

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  10. i really like this top and mixed with the skirt, it is a brilliant outfit! love it! i will have to check this site out. xo

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  11. Beautiful patterns! And your clutch completes the outfit so nicely. I love online shopping, but only through stores who offer free shipping and returns (Nordstrom, DSW, Target, etc). Otherwise, I usually avoid it because I've run into too many sizing errors!

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  12. I just saw Sharon from the Tiny Heart wearing an adorable peplum from Choices and now I must go there . . . just to look around of course ;-) This top is so adorable on you Lisa!

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  13. Love this look on you! The pattern and shape make that skirt the perfect companion to that wonderfully mad top! I got badly burned with sizing once, and ended up paying a lot for alterations only to have this dress still not fit me. That made me really cautious, but I do still shop online, just much less frequently.

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  14. You look great! And that top is super cute!!

    Taylor

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  15. It's official! I am IN LOVE with this look. I'm sure we will be very happy together... in cyberspace. ;)

    That peplum tee is the BEST. So original and eye-catching, and yet also casual and fun. Would it be too short for a long-waisted lady like myself?

    Jen @ Librarian for Life & Style

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    1. I don't think it'd be too short, but I've only tumbled the top in the dryer to freshen it, I've not laundered it yet, so I am not sure if it will be bad to shrink yet!

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  16. Lovely outfit Lisa! You look great here!

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  17. Dying over your skirt. It's so unique and gorgeous. Great outfit, Lisa! Hope you're enjoying your Monday!

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  18. Interesting top.... and of course marvelous pattern mixing.

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  19. Great pattern mixing! I love when online retailers take the time to provide measurements for individual items.

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  20. I quite love this! The top and skirt work so well together!
    -Ash
    www.thestylizedwannabe.com

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  21. what a cute top, and love it mixed with the stripes!

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  22. I'm loving your print mixing here! That top is adorable...The back of that peplum is gorgeous!
    Meredith
    createthatoutfit.com

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  23. Super cute top! Great pattern mixing once again. Loooove the skirt's pattern..so fun!

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  24. How fun is that top?? I love how you paired it with the printed skirt. You are one of pattern mixing idols. ;)

    Lauren
    Style of One's Own

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  25. Really cute. I am always afraid to mix and match patterns but you do such a great job. Love peplum.

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  26. Such a unique top! It's so chic and I love it!

    xo,
    Angela

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  27. Great pattern-mixing! I love how the peplum's back stripes are slightly different.

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  28. Super love this Lisa. I love stripes and the pattern mixing. So fun and you look great. The peplum back never seen that before.

    xo
    Sam
    http://fabulouspetite.blogspot.com

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  29. That top is a winner....Choies has really pretty stuff!! And everything else you put together is great!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  30. Oh my gosh, this top is SO cool! What a great, unique piece. I love that you went all out and paired it with this skirt. Such an awesome combination!

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  31. The print on your skirt is beautiful! The top is just amazing, what a fun little surprise ruffle in the back, I often think the little unexpected details like this really make an outfit special.
    xo Hannah

    thebraidedbandit.blogspot.com
    thebraidedbandit.etsy.com

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  32. Great top, great skirt (and the rest, not mentioning the shoes as that is obvious).
    Combining them is not what I would have done, but you know I am chicken in this field. Love the back of the top.

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  33. I love shopping online too, but sometimes I regret not being able to try things on. That outfit, however, looks killer on you!

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  34. OMG! Thank you for posting the information for this beautiful top! I ran across this top on another style blog but I could not afford it. I think the original designer is Sacai and the top is carried at Barney's. I think this is a good replica and I will definitely buy this item. Did you have any issues with taxes on the item coming from Hong Kong? I attached a link to the top on the Barney's website.

    http://www.barneys.com/Sacai-Striped-Peplum-Back-Tee/502627663,default,pd.html

    Thanks,

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    1. Thanks for the link, tseabrook!

      No I had no issues with duties or taxes shipping to the states, though the delivery was via DHL, who required a signature to delivery. The DHL folks were really helpful and nice in rescheduling delivery though.

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  35. oh my gosh awesome! I want this whole look!
    Chic on the Cheap

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  36. It's a really cute top - love the surprise ending :).

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  37. Lisa, this top is SO cute on you! I love finding pieces like this! Thank you for visiting my blog - I love your blog name and style! I'm following you now on both GFC and Bloglovin' and looking forward to seeing more posts. =)

    http://www.avecamber.blogspot.com
    http://www.bloglovin.com/avecamber

    I hope you have a great weekend!

    Amber

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