I fell in love with the Diane Von Furstenberg Lucy Printed Jumpsuit in Wing Dance Mini New Apricot. It was love at first sight. Unfortunately it was sold out on shopbop.com. I just had to have it and I shelled out $460 to get it from Net-A-Porter.com (double the price than on shopbop.com).
Sorry for the phone camera pictures. I did not find this jumpsuit appealing enough to break out the DSLR. I ordered a size 10 according to the size chart online. However when I tried it on, there were so many problems with the jumpsuit. It made me wish I had listen to the reviews around the internet.
The size 10 was based on a 31″ waist which is accurate. Fits me to true to size. But that’s the only place it fit me. The inseam was too long. I was already wearing 5″ heels and the pant legs were still dragging on the floor.
Because of the Kimono sleeves style, there was no shoulder definition. The boat neckline was too large on my frame and it puddled downwards. I understand it supposed create a waterfall effect but what happened was the two button closures on the back of the neck were heavier than the material. The neckline kept pooling backwards causing the front neckline to become a mock turtleneck (and it bit into the skin of my neck) while the back drooped too low.
And the worst part of the jumpsuit was the zipper part with hook and eye closure plus its 3 tiny snap on buttons along the side of the jumpsuit. My fingers are pretty slim and I usually have no trouble with tiny closure, but it took me about 5 minutes to snap and hook these closures.
The print is gorgeous and the material is a satin silk like crepe that is so comfortable. I so wished this was a keeper. DVF makes beautiful clothing that’s feminine and easy to wear. I was very disappointed this jumpsuit did not work out. It was swiftly returned and Net-A-Porter.com was quick to refund in full. I guess I should be happy about that. It did make me feel better that I did not have to waste time or money in the end.
Have you purchased something with high hopes and it disappointed you? Comment below and let me know!
When I saw this BCBGMaxAzria peplum jumpsuit during the ShopBop Fall Sale, I knew I had to have it. My only concern was the sizing. I purchased a Medium (the largest size they had at the time) and I crossed my fingers hoping it would fit.
I was very surprised at the fit.
I still have to get this jumpsuit altered especially in the pant legs (too roomy) and alter in the top at the sides (my post pregnancy boobs are gone – so sad).
I think this jumpsuit is a great formal and professional outfit in one. The fit is perfect, the material is wrinkle free, and minimal alterations. I would love to wear this to a business meeting or even to date night (when will that ever happen?).
Outfit: BCBGMaxAzria Peplum Jumpsuit (here)
Shoes: Mui Mui Criss Cross Patent Leather Platform Heels sz 7.5 (Ebay)
Bag: Chanel Classic Quilted Medium Caviar
Jewelry: Banana Republic Necklace and Jewelmint Bracelet
Keep an eye out for my next post on another jumpsuit. Unfortunately, it did not look as good and I had such high expectations for it.
Totally loving this weather! (Except when it makes my kids sick.) It’s a cool day at 64 degrees. The sun is out, no more rain and out comes my turtlenecks and sweaters. My kind of weather.
I decided to reach for my Juicy Couture Cropped Cape today. I really like the high cut sides that makes the cape flare out. I forgot to take a picture of the lining which is a beautiful print of (I believe) Cherry Blossoms.
I have been exhausted lately. So exhausted I have not exercised or stayed dedicated on my Paleo diet. I try my best to stay grain free. Probably one meal a day, I’ll have something with grains. It’s just so easy to reach for something with grains like rice, pasta or bread.
Exercising at home or going to the gym has been nonexistent too. My gym membership expired so that’s been keeping me at home. That’s no longer the case since I just found out I could renew online. Awesome!
Shirt: J.Crew Cashmere Turtleneck (here: 25% off till 10/30/13)
Coat: Juicy Couture Double Cloth Trench Cape (last season)
Pants: Loft Modern Straight Leg Jeans (here)
Shoes: Tory Burch Reva in Pebbled Magenta (similar here)
Bag: Louis Vuitton Speedy 30
Jewelry: Loft Beady Statement Necklace (old, similar here)
So when my favorite retailer sends a mass email of 50% Off EVERYTHING, I listen and I buy.
It is 1 day only! Ends Thursday 10/24/13 at 11:59PM. So check out my picks below along with other retailers that have are having their sales this week.
1. Clean Hair Total Care Shampoo (here)
2. Chanel Le Vernis in Quartz (here)
3. Pixie Tinted Brilliance Balm in Radiant Rose (here)
4. Organix Moroccan Smooth Perfection Blow Out Cream (here)
5. Chanel Perfection Lumiere Foundation (here)
6. Goody’s Ouchless Ribbon Elastics (here)
I found some great beauty products lately and I’d like to share some with everyone reading. After having a baby, my hair becomes really brittle. With my first two children, approximately 2 months after giving birth, my hair would fall out in clumps! With Annabelle, I took more care with my hair. I changed my shampoo (from Herbal Essence) to Clean Total Care Shampoo and I added Omega 3′s to my diet (lots of salmon and fish oil pills). I really think it has helped because my hair feels healthier and it’s not shedding at an extreme rate. The only complaint I have with this shampoo is that it makes my hair feel really ‘squeaky’ when I’m shampooing. *Tip: A way to lock in shine to your hair is by shocking your hair with cold water right before you exit the shower. I never do it until recently. I find that it really does make my hair shine more.
Since my hair has been really superb lately, I wanted to find more products that can help maintain the shine especially since I blow dry every time I shower. Going by many recommendations online and Lauren Conrad’s, I got Organix Moroccan Smooth Perfection Blow Out Cream. Just a dollop of cream, rub between both hands and run through my hair. I blow dry and the cream helps keep my hair and scalp from drying out 9no more dandruff). Later when my hair is dry, I tie up my hair with creaseless elastics. These are hair elastics that are ribbons. They don’t leave a weird crease in your hair. I always had that hair problem and I was not going to stop putting my hair in a ponytail.
I finally splurged and purchased a Chanel Le Vernis Nail Color in Quartz. It was a discontinued product from Spring/Summer 2012 but Chanel brought it back. I had wanted a darker nude shade for a while so when Chanel was having a complimentary Overnight Shipping for purchases $50 or more, I had to get it. The color is a dark nude, almost tan with shimmer. There are probably so many reviews online. Check out a review on The Beauty Look Book. Another purchase from Chanel was my usual Perfection Lumiere Foundation in Beige Rose. But I was surprised that Chanel had upped the SPF from 10 to 15. Did it maintain the same coverage? Not as quite. I feel like my foundation wore off a lot quicker than the previous Perfection Lumiere with SPF 10. There’s more shine on my T zone too. Or maybe this new baby is causing my skin to change? Sleep deprivation? I don’t know.
Lastly was a purchase at Target – Pixie Tinted Brilliance Balm in Radiant Rose. It goes on like a muted Hot Pink but eventually changes to a rosy pink on my lips. Very cool indeed.
Any recommendations for me to try next? I’m looking for a bronzer for the upcoming dreary winter. Keep me posted!
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