Monday, April 14, 2014

Shabby Apple Brand New Me Dress (plus fitting room reviews)

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Dress: Shabby Apple {hemmed and shrunken} - size 0 (buy here)
Shoes: Christian Louboutin - size 35 (buy here)
Purse: Prada (buy here)
Necklace: Pearls (similar here and here)
Earrings: Kate Spade (buy here)
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Happy Monday!  Today I want to share with you this adorable Shabby Apple dress. I love dresses with elbow sleeves and this one is was too cute to pass up. It comes with the black sash too!
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The smallest size they have is a 0/2 which was a bit wide and long for me. Since the material is 100% cotton, I was able to wash and dry it on high heat (one cycle) which made the dress slightly smaller. Shrinking clothes is not recommended and is also very risky so please do it at your own risk. I also took up the hem several inches (forgot how long it was originally).
Shabby Apple Brand New Me Dress 2
You can wear the black sash with the bow in the front or back. I like it both ways depending on my mood. I would definitely recommend this! On another note, here are some items I tried on this past weekend: 
Banana Republic Petite Dresses
Pieced Panel Sheath Dress - size 00P (buy here)
Ponte Cross-Back Fit and Flare Dress - size 00P (buy here)
H&M Navy Sleeveless Dress
H&M sleeveless dress in navy - size 2 (buy here)
This is the same as the yellow in my previous post and also the same as the blush that I tried last year or the year before (too lazy to find the photo). I did end up taking this home with me. I like that I can wear it to work and on the weekends. Would recommend.
H&M Yellow Sweatshirt Skirt
H&M Sweatshirt Skirt - size 2 (buy here)
 I didn't care for this but wanted to share in case anyone likes it.
H&M Textured Dress
H&M textured tweed dress - size 2 (buy here)
This is from the "Trend" collection and is super cute. It was hard for me to pass on this but now I'm sort of regretting it. I love that it has pockets and sleeves but unfortunately has an exposed zipper in the back. 
Forever 21 Striped Knee Length Skirt
Forever 21 striped knee length skirt - size small (buy here)
Meausrements: waist 11.5" across, length 22"
I was shocked at how thick the material on this skirt was. I couldn't believe the quality and forced myself to try it on. Size small fits me perfectly but I must warn you, it does not provide much stretch so I'd suggest sizing up if you are unsure. I like that the length is modest and hits me right at my knees. I'm so glad it's not skin tight on me and I'll be able to  wear it to work. The best part is - the skirt is only $10.50! And the stripes on the sides actually line up (my biggest pet peeve when they are uneven). It's available in black/white or navy/white. I got navy/white (obviously). You can buy it here.
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Thanks for reading and have a great day! :)
P.S - Don't forget to enter to win a mint J.Crew bangle here - ends soon!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Sale Alert: DVF Friends and Family 25% off sale

Get 25% off at DVF.Com with code SPRING25. Offer includes sale items and is valid from April 10. to April 13. Some exclusions apply. Here are my picks:
Dresses/Skirts

Blouses/Tops/Outerwear
Happy shopping and have a great weekend!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Banana Republic Piped Lace Sheath Dress (plus small J.Crew giveaway)

Banana Republic Piped Lace Sheath Dress
Dress: Banana Republic - size 00P (buy here)
Blazer: H&M {old} - size 2 (similar here and here)
Necklaces: Double strand pearls with 60" pearls (similar here and here and here)
Shoes: Ferragamo - size 5 (buy here)
Purse: Kate Spade (buy here)
Earrings: Kate Spade (buy here)
Bracelet: Stella & Dot (buy here)
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Hi everyone! I'm really loving this piped lace sheath dress! I tried it over a week ago and just fell in love with everything about it.  See fitting room review here. It fits really nicely and I would definitely recommend it. I'd suggest wearing nude undergarments as the material is slightly see through.
Banana Republic Piped Lace Sheath Dress-2
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Banana Republic Piped Lace Sheath Dress-3Banana Republic dresses seem to fit me really well. They have some super cute new arrivals that I can't wait to try on. This blue printed fit-and-flare dress and yellow ponte dress are definitely on my wish list.
J.Crew mint enamel bangle
Today, I have a small surprise for you lovely ladies! I have an extra J.Crew mint bangle to give away (see it on me here and here). I love it to pieces and wear it all the time.
Good luck!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Mint Tulle Skirt and Blush Tee (plus Loft reviews)

Mint Tulle Skirt and Blush Tee
Tee: J.Crew - size XXS (buy here)
Skirt: Shabby Apple {hemmed} - size XXS (buy here)
Shoes: Christian Louboutin - size 34.5 (buy here or 100mm)
Necklace: J.Crew Factory (buy here)
Clutch:  Zara (similar here and here)
Earrings: Kate Spade (buy here)
Bracelets: Vintage + J.Crew (similar here and here)
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Happy Monday everyone! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Today's post is one of my favorite color combos for Spring - mint and blush.  
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If you are looking for a tulle skirt, this mint one from Shabby Apple is too cute! It comes in three colors and is available in XXS - XL. The XXS measures 12 1/4" across and 26" long. I had the length on mine hemmed to 23" (I'm 5' tall). I know some of you ladies are thinking to yourself, can I really pull off a tulle skirt? The answer is yes! Why not? I think it's so much fun and ultra feminine.
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On another note, here are some items I ordered from Loft recently. 
Loft Anorak Jacket, striped eyelet dress and ruffle shell-3
Laser cut ruffle shell - size XXSP (buy here)
This was my favorite out of the bunch. I love the ruffle detail and it tucks in nicely. The armholes are small and there's no pulling in the chest. Love the gray color! Would definitely recommend.
Loft Anorak Jacket, striped eyelet dress and ruffle shell-2
Eyelet stripe dress - size 00P (buy here)
I wanted to love this dress but it made me feel pre-pubescent. The 00P fit me well but I didn't care for it. Returned.
Loft Anorak Jacket, striped eyelet dress and ruffle shell
Anorak jacket - size XXSP (buy here)
I had high hopes for this jacket when I saw it online. It fits me pretty nicely except the sleeves are a bit awkward and wide. I like that the waist can be cinched so it doesn't look so boxy - huge plus. The color is a peachy tan color and wish it was more of a blush pink. Undecided but would recommend if you need a light Spring jacket.
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Thanks for reading and have a great day!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Sale alert: Kate Spade Friends and Family 25% off entire purchase

Happy Friday everyone! You know I love Kate Spade and this sale was too good not to share! Get 25% off your entire purchase (including sale items) with code S14FFUS plus free shipping and free returns for U.S orders. Sale ends 4/6.