I had a zen moment yesterday while perusing Ann Taylor, Express, and the myriad of stores offering extra discounts on their past season merchandise and was able to detach myself from the WANT WANT WANT WANT NEED thoughts racing through my brain. This is not to say that if this top (similar ones seen on Sophia here) and this top from Ann Taylor come back in stock I won’t snatch them up without hesitation but I was sort of proud that I didn’t cave in to my shopping impulses.

In any case, this post is about one of my favorite brands: LaRok. I discovered LaRok about two years ago and was so impressed by the quality and fit of their dresses that I became an instant fan. I already posted about my favorite LaRok dress here and another one that I try to wear to work here.

This is my favorite LBD, the LaRok Musical Debut Strapless Dress. It has so much stretch to it and hugs my body perfectly. I am wearing an XS and I think it can accommodate someone a bit smaller than me and someone a size bigger than me. I actually like the dress on me better for a change because it’s kind of an indecent length on the model.

This dress is from last fall so it’s no longer available through large retailers. Here is a similar one

And Larok jackets are typically less formfitting but still beautifully made. This military-styled jacket is my favorite short jacket at the moment (though I still haven’t worn it out yet) and I wish I had better pictures to post because it is gorgeous. The sleeve lengths are not particularly petite-friendly but I have fairly short arms so this might be a problem that only affects me.

Have you tried LaRok? What is your favorite little-known brand?

P.S. Don’t forget to enter my CSN $35 Gift Certificate Giveaway, ending today at midnight EST.

And don’t forget to enter Jessy’s CSN contest, ending tomorrow. She recently did this awesome tutorial on commenting etiquette.

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