Review: J. Crew Smocked-Waist Pleated Dress

I have mixed feelings about the resurgence of smocking details in clothing. I mean, for a (long) time in the early aughts, I was all about Juicy Couture terry cloth dresses with smocked bodices, so the nostalgia factor is there for me. But smocking can also really cheapen an article of clothing, so there’s no shortage of design train wrecks…

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Side Ties (+ Lioness Military Minds Mini Dress Review)

I’ve been living in (sweat/tee)shirt dresses, because they don’t require (much) coordination or styling. And one of my favorites is the Lioness Military Minds Mini Dress, which is casual enough for everyday, but the ruching detail separates it from basic tank dresses. The material–a mid-weight 89% viscose/11% nylon knit–is soft, (very) stretchy, and surprisingly substantial. The side ties allow for…

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Denim Hat

In an earlier post this month, I confessed to hoarding straw hats, but the scope of my hat problem goes beyond that. I also buy baseball caps and sports visors (and beanies in the colder months) regularly. One of my newest purchases is the Madewell Denim Baseball Cap (currently an extra 40% off with code VERYRARE): I like the low… View Post

Desk to Dinner: Drapey Jumpsuit

A good desk-to-dinner piece is necessarily unostentatious. The accessories you choose will determine what occasion the outfit is suited for. This drapey jumpsuitĀ (also sold here) is versatile because it comprises both casual and dressy elements: the moderate v-neckline allows for a range of neckwear; the fitted top and defined waist accentuate the billowy bottom; and the wide crop pantlegs lean…

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Weekend (+ ASOS A-Line Mini Skirt with Scallop Hem Review)

Bumping up this post because the A-line Mini Skirt with Scallop Hem shown here is on sale in a number of colors: Pistachio (petite sizes here), Grey Lilac (also here), Red (also here), Soft Grey (also here), Terracotta, Teal (in tall sizes here), Silver, Blush, Lavender, Mint, and Blue. Also, the ASOS winter sale must not not be missed. Some… View Post

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