Review: Pinot in grey

What: Pinot embellished dress by Byron Lars for Anthropologie

When: Winter 2016

How (Material): Polyester everywhere! This is usually a big no in my book, but the dress is simply gorgeous.ebelandi_anthropologie_pinot_embellished_dress_1

Why (Pros):

  1. Look: The look is simple, a fitted dress with modest sleeves. But with Byron Lars, the secret is all in the details and oh my did they deliver on this one! Just take a look at my pictures below and judge for yourself. Looking forward to wearing this to a party!
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  2. Comfort: Comfortable but very fitted. It reached right at my knees so I would say it falls right below knees on regular frames, as shown per the Anthropologie picture below.

    Pinot embellished dress by Anthropologie
    Pinot embellished dress by Anthropologie
  3. Quality: Great quality. Detailing work is outstanding!
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  4. Sizing: True to size but you may want to size up for looser fit.  However, I have sized up for another dress (that I shall review next) and I’d recommend you stick with your regular size.

Why Not (Cons): The steep price tag, oh my! However, with the 30% promotion going on you may save $300 on the full price.ebelandi_anthropologie_pinot_embellished_dress_6 ebelandi_anthropologie_pinot_embellished_dress_7 ebelandi_anthropologie_pinot_embellished_dress_8 ebelandi_anthropologie_pinot_embellished_dress_9

Sissi’s Verdict: Keeper, if you can afford it! What do you say?

Review: Versailles Dress

WhatVersailles Dress by Moulinette Soeurs

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Season: Summer 2015

Material: Cotton and polyester

Quality: Excellent! The lace is well done, and the cream and fuschia pair very nicely! Love the lining with mesh which adds to the whole effect.

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Fit: True to size

Pros: The colors, the midi (really knee) length and the interesting almost-there sleeves, machine washable!

Cons: May have just a little too many layers for some

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Sissi’s verdict: Keeper! Anthropologie is offering 20% on sale, see if you can grab this dress.

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Review: Gilded Bryonia

WhatGilded Bryonia Sheath by Anthropologie

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Season: Spring 2015

Material: 100% cotton outer with glitter accents. Made in India.

Quality: Excellent…minus the annoying zipper that tends to pull on the back of the dress! You’ll have to be really careful zipping down your dress otherwise, great quality materials.

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Fit: True to size but slightly tight on hip area if you are hourglass. I sized up for a loose fit at hip, but need to tailor the top as it is too big 😦

Sissi’s verdict: Keeper!!

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Review: BHLDN Crystal Lattice bracelet

I was looking at some items at Anthropologie’s wedding store: Beholden or BHLDN. Today, I am reviewing the Crystal Lattice Bracelet.  Below is the picture per BHLDN website and further down are my own pictures.  I have more BHLDN jewelry and two BHLDN knee-length dresses to review in the coming weeks.  Stay tuned each Tuesday 🙂

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This is the Crystal Lattice bracelet per BHLDN website

Sissi’s Review


What: Crystal Lattice bracelet by BHLDN

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Material: Cotton, glass, metallic thread, suede backing.  The suede is pretty nice on the skin. And the closure is fairly innovative

Quality: average.  I admire the design but it does not justify the original price, nor the sale price in my opinion.  The bracelet looks nice from afar but not up close.

Fit: bracelet fits the wrist nicely

Sissi’s Verdict: Return. The design is cute but am not sold on quality for the price, even on sale. Do you agree? Please share!