Review: Pintucked skirt and laces

What does pintucked mean, exactly? And how is that applicable to a skirt? According to the wisegeek, pintuck refers to stitching a fold of fabric together in a pleat, to create a visual line at the chosen point.  Indeed, “pintuck” pleats are present at the front of the skirt.
My review below:

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Outfit Ideas: Lime and Black

This week has been bright to stat then gloomy…as a result I was either cheerfully in lime, or grumpily in black.  Some outfits below, let me know which you like best by taking usual poll.

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skirt/sweater(j.crew,old)/cami (j.Crew,old) — skirt(ann taylor, old)/top (j.crew,old)— skirt (H&M,old)/blazer (j.crew,old)— skirt/top (H&M,old)

Also, next week, I will be reviewing the Collection Audrey Suede pumps, currently on sale with additional 25%-30% off. A preview below!

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Style Watch: Photo Floral

This is a print that has gathered a few raves per my Personal Stylist.  The Photo Floral reminds me of the Punk Floral from last Spring.

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images above courtesy of J.Crew.com

The style comes in a dress and a skirt.  The dress felt like a sturdier cotton, but it was too short so I passed on it.  I tried on the skirt. A quick review below:

Pros: very cute print, fresh and light, can be paired with whites, greens, blues, etc.  It’s all cotton but…

Cons: No lining!!! I felt a little too exposed and with the summer heat, there could be sweat spots which are unflattering.  I’d recommend a slip if you are considering, or wearing now in Spring with cooler temperatures.  Also, considering the very light cotton, I am not sure the unique print by itself justifies the full price… 😦

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Material: 100% cotton, no lining

Fit: Runs large.  My regular size was simply too puffy and the waist did not hold.  I’d recommend to size down or go with your smaller skirt size at the Crew.

Sissi’s verdict: I’d say wait for sales, but I hear it’s been going fast like the Punk Floral from last season.  Up to you, I’d wait for a discount.

Do you agree? Please share!

OI: Bows, Red, hearts and a sweater skirt

Some outfit ideas, let me know which you like best! The red dress with purple belt and boots was put together by my friend Mrs MSquared….she always looks for the highest boots in the world in an effort to look taller than me…guess she’ll keep on trying 😉  The floral dress was a purchase from the Neiman Marcus @ Target collection few years back…the dress looks and feels amazing! Well designed by Lela Rose!

turtleneck/skirtshirt/sweater/bootsbow shiftblazer and dress

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Phillip Lim @ Target Unveiled – 24 Sept 2013

Finally got to visit my local Target to checkout the Phillip Lim collection….disappointment.  I did not wait in line (should have?), which explains why there was nothing much left in store for the women’s line.  The men’s however boasted blazers – ‘Sports coat, miss, not blazers’ someone told me….really? 🙂 – shirts , shoes and sweaters.

The leftovers on the women’s line were polyester tops and dresses.  The non-polyester items I was looking forward to, and may consider purchasing online, were the BOOM sweater, the orange leopard bag and the Navy/Green pullover sweater.   Pictures of my store disappointment below.

Were you able to visit Target for the Phillip Lim collection? How was your experience?

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