Weekend: Green and jewels

Sunshine after the mix of rain and snow! A review of the pretty pumps tomorrow ūüėČ

oi_weekend_ebelandi_26jan15_2 oi_weekend_ebelandi_26jan15_1dress¬†(great review here)/shirt¬†(retail review here/ Gigi’s review of factory version here/belt/shoes


Review: A Tale of Lace Minis – Retail Daisy versus Factory Scalloped Floral

Review of the week are the lace minis from J.Crew.  I had purchased the retail Daisy Lace Mini (I know, short for tall girls) with the intent to adjust it. However, it was too big.  As I was cleaning my closet for a trip to the consignment store, I saw the skirt and decided to part ways with it.  Then I came across the copycat version in the factory store, the Factory Lace Mini in Scalloped Floral (go figure why such a long name for the exact same thing).

Anyway, both skirts look similar to me, with very subtle differences.

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The retail version is a softer cotton, and its¬†lace details are slightly more delicate. ¬†The factory version is a brighter white (I would call the retail white as creamy white), and there is a gorgeous poppy red available as well. Bottom line: they look and feel pretty much the same…while the factory skirt is now at half the cost of its retail counterpart…

Pros: gorgeous poppy red, very cute floral details with tulle/organza background

Cons: length…seriously ūüė¶

Fit: True to size, but oh so short!

Material: 100% cotton with polyester tulle/organza at the bottom (underneath the floral details)

Sissi’s verdict: if you can manage the length, check the factory version.

I like how FitFabMom paired hers. You can also look at Simply Lulu’s.