Before I start, I just wanted to mention how pleasantly surprised I was with the fit! As a rather petite Asian girl, my stats are as follows:
- Height: 5'0"
- Weight: 105 lbs.
- Measurements: 32"-26"-36"
- Dress Size: 2
I had anticipated that I would have to head straight to the tailor for alterations, however, it appears that I'm going to be just fine wearing everything off the rack! Hooray!
First up is the Black Flared Dress with the nude belt and lace hem. The fabric is a nice weight, and appears to be good quality. The belt accents the waist with a touch of color, in this case, a pale pinky nude. I love that it has a built in crinoline which helps retain the full shape. The lacy hem is embellished with sparkling black sequins. And I simply LOVE the pockets! Those were a surprise. Such a classic, elegant, and flattering cut! I think I'd be able to wear this dress 20 years from now and still look timeless! (if I still have my figure, that is. lol) I also found that my Lovelina Vintage Garden Rose Earrings were the PERFECT adornment for this dress. Whaddya know? :D
Next is the Navy Floral Sleeveless Chiffon Dress. It's a lightweight, billowy shape that's neatly cinched with a mustard-yellow patent skinny belt. The fit is flowy, feminine, and effortless. I can't wait to wear it in the spring, although I'm sure I'd be able to pull it off with some brushed fleece tights and a cardigan for our current nippy weather! I thought my Lovelina Leafy Bow Pearl Drop Earrings were a good fit with this dress. :D
Then I have the Blush Tee with Black Tie and the Straw Clutch. Though the tee is cute, it's extremely loose-fitting, as you can see, for an extra small. The quality is so-so, the stitching for the tie around the neck could definitely use some improvement, but the overall look is fine. I think I like it best with cropped leggings. I really can't find any fault with the clutch. The contrast top-stitching and clasp are nice details and I love the texture of the straw. I imagine it would be easily dressed up or down.
Last, but not least, I have the Blue Floral Printed Scarf and Classic Flap Handbag. The scarf is one of my favorite pieces because it's so versatile! I can wear it as a headband (as shown), as a belt, as a...well...scarf, etc. There are so many possibilities! I just adore the cheerful combination of soft blue, white, and yellow. The handbag is a little darker in color than I had expected, but is still super-cute. I don't know if I have any floral printed purses, so this is a first for me. I like how I have the choice to wear it on my shoulder or simply hand-carry it, though I did feel that the detachable strap was several inches too long even at its shortest. I think my Lovelina Teal Floral Painted Wood Button Drop Earrings goes best with this set.
Well, that's everything! Can you believe we shot all this in under an hour? (those of you that are familiar with photography understand that one can spend over an hour photographing just one outfit) Big thanks to my li'l sis for being such a fantastic photographer! XOXO She's also a tremendously talented graphic designer and illustrator. You can check out her artwork HERE.
I really wish I could have gotten my hands on the Navy Blue Poplin Dress and the Navy Trench Coat among many other things, but I really didn't have deep enough pockets for more than I purchased and I feel pretty fortunate that I got anything at all!
Hope you all enjoyed my mini fashion show and have a great weekend!