Sunday, October 28, 2012

Dress + Pants

My casual take on the dress + pants trend.
Free People Dress (similar here).
Free People Sweater (similar here).
AE Jeans (similar here & here)
Corso Como Dabria Pumps. Size 5.5. See my review here.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Armani Exchange Dresses

I did a bit of shopping last weekend and picked up these 3 dresses at Armani Exchange. I couldn't make up my mind on the spot so I decided to take them all home and think it over. Well after taking photos, it is more clear on which dress is a good fit and which is not. The camera definitely doesn't lie!
 Tie Neck Dress. Siize 0P.
I really loved this dress because of the polka dots and love the way it fades from white to black. It's very sophisticated and also kind of playful with the bow tie. The chiffon fabric is also very light and airy and makes you want to twirl around in. This girly dress is a great number for date night or even to work with a blazer or cardigan over it. After viewing the photos, you can see the fit is not ideal in the torso area. I wished the waist would have sat higher and the cut was slimmer. Unfortunately, this was a return for me. 

Ponte Shift Dress. Size 0P (fits like an H&M 2).
Initially this was the dress I wasn't going to buy, but thought to myself hmmm I think this could be a nice versatile piece that I could style with different items in my closet. After taking pictures, I'm really glad I purchased it because it's my favorite piece now. The material is a really nice thick ponte which is nice and help prevent bra or panty line from peeping through. The armholes are just right, not too big or small. The dress is a nice fit and also allows room for layering a shirt to be worn underneath during cooler weather. I can see this dress styled with booties or boots to give it a more of an edgy feel. Love this dress and is a definite a keeper! I almost forgot to mention that it comes in red and gray color too.

After viewing this dress in photos, I felt a little indifferent about it. I didn't love it or hate it so I thought why keep it if it doesn't excite me. Its one of those dresses that look better on the hanger than it does on a person (or me). Haha!  In terms of fit, the dress would have been better if the black waist band sat higher on the waist. I also wished the skirt would have not ballooned out as much and was more tapered against the leg.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Ann Taylor Reviews & 30% Off Everything!

Hello ladies! Here's my AT purchase from a couple of weeks ago. I haven't received my last item which are the Petite Westside Pants. The 3 people who reviewed them gave these 4.5 stars out of 5 so I'm hoping I'd like them too.

I didn't love anything in particular so I'm going to keep the reviews short and sweet!
Loved: Color and Jeweled Neckline
Did not love: boxy fit especially in the torso area, baggy sleeves and scratchy material
This sweater made me itch so bad, I really couldn't wait to take it off!

Loved: the B&w color
Did not love: I thought I'd like the print, but if you look at it for too long it might make you dizzy. The shirt is just overall too blousy and even when tucked into a skirt it still looks messy. The sleeves do not stay rolled up and keeps unfolding itself due to the silky texture of the material. Super annoying!

Loved: Color
Did not love: The draping in the front area looks over-sized?
This sweater definitely was just blah! There's really no excitement to it, but I'm sure the 3 people who reviewed it and gave it 5 stars will probably disagree. Haha!

Ann Taylor is also running 30% off everything! Use promo code: Sale30
Here are a bunch of sales items that still have small sizes left:

Ponte Cowl Neck Shell - $20.99 after discount
3/4 Sleeve Wrap Top - $20.99 after discount (*my pick - a great piece for layering during the fall or winter)
Ruched Shell - $24.49 after discount
Back Ribbon Tie Dolman Sleeve Tee - $17.49 after discount
Button Back Short Sleeve Sweater - $27.99 after discount
Lace Tiered Shell - $27.99 after discount
Cowl Neck Halter - $29.99 after discount
Short Sleeve Button Down Shirt - $31.49 after discount

Ponte Colorblocked Side Stripe Shift Dress - $48.99 after discount
Abstract City Print 3/4 Sleeve Jersey Wrap Dress -$76.99 after discount
Doubleweave Zip Pocket Short Sleeve Dress - $83.99

Refined Cropped Pants -- $31.41 after discount (*final sale) - see my review