Style Watch: Lace and Eyelets

We see eyelets everywhere!!! If you want to jump and follow the trend, some options below:

H&M: lace dress (on sale!), lace top, beaded skirt

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J.Crew: Garden Eyelet (popbacks maybe), panel eyelet dress, Silk Chiffon Sweet Meadow, eyelet shirtdress, stretch eyelet dress, Collection lace shift, Collection eyelet jumpsuit and Collection Victorian lace (new arrival 23April14). Shoe-wise: perforated loafers (reviewed by Audreybella)

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Anthropologie: terrace dress, Carissima dress and patio party dress

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Gap: burnout dot and eyelet stripe shirts

 

Madewell: Eyelet hideaway, lattice work shirt and dress (on sale), eyelet wildfield dress 

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Tory Burch: Tiara dress, Trixy, Dakota, elena, perla, merida

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Target: Merona Lace short-sleeve (similar to a J.Crew factory top) and AMBAr halter top (cute!)

And if you are into DIY, I found this link by Beaute J’adore….and yes, I like!! Picture below and link to her post.

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image courtersy of Beaute J’adore

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: Whites and Geometric shapes

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dress/belt — geo skirt — top/sweater — halter top/boots — sweater skirt — cardigan/top/skirt

Some outfit ideas above from this week.  Let me know which you like best! I’ll be updating the links to later today.

Wishlist end of January 2014: Florals and brights

So, the arrivals are up at J.Crew and my wishlist is on…Free shipping on all orders, and continuing sales on end of season items with code HAPPYSALE.

Shoes: Collection Natasha Floral pumps and the Evie Midheel sandals–> why no size 11 for the pumps? Cute mid-heeled sandals, remind me of some sandals I had during my freshman year in college…

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Skirts: Collection Lace-stripe silk skirt and Collection circle in nightgarden floral —> seriously, where did the prices come from???

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Honorable mention for the Trellis skirt and the Floral jacquard mini

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Dresses: the puff-sleeved in super 120 —> so cute, wondering what does a bright hydrangea look like in real life

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What are the items on your list? Do Share!

Wishlist: End of December 2013 New Arrivals at J.Crew and A Scarf Face-off

Saw some new updates on Friday Dec. 27th 2013.  While most look to be a slight variation of previous offerings, I am fond of two new prints: the Misty Fog and the Moonglow Paisley.  J.Crew is offering each in dresses, tops and/or shorts (why not  skirts 😦 ). I am personally drawn to the tops…See for yourself below. collection_secretary_blouse_misty_fog-27dec2013Collection Blouse in Misty Fog

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Update: Shopping with M has reviewed this tee in her latest post.

Also, while perusing Banana Republic’s website, I came across their floral statement scarf….similar to the Hothouse floral scarf from J.Crew that you can see on Ina. Hmmmm

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Any new items on your wishlist? Please share!