December 2011

Mad For Tweed Part 2 – MyUniqueen.com Malang Jacket

by dietingfashions on December 22, 2011

I finally got the Malang jacket from Myuniqueen.com in a size Medium. I first ordered a Small which the sleeves did not fit my arms. It was too tight. Jean from Extrapetite.com did a review on the jacket and I fell in love with it. I decided to wear a form fitting black dress that is work appropriate along with the jacket to see how it will look.

Dress: BCBGMAXAZRIA LBD
Jacket: Malang Jacket from Myuniqueen.com
Shoes: AT Perfect Leather Pumps

The jacket is quite comfy and it is the right length on me. It’s not thin as the Yesstyle.com Tweed jacket in my previous post. I was surprised to see how much thicker it is. If you check out Jean’s post on the Malang, she notes the size and measurements of the jacket. But there is one difference I saw from her post. She has a picture of the lining. Hers show a shiny satiny lining. The jacket I got has a quilted lining that it a bit matted. There are top and bottom pockets large enough to put in my car and house keys. As noted by Jean, this jacket is an open style that just hangs wide. I am considering putting in a hook closure.

This is another outfit I wore with the Tweed Jacket. The weather was 60 degrees all day and dipped to the 40s at night. I was still warm because of the jacket. My turtleneck from Diane Von Furstenburg however was very thin and sheer (had to wear a nude cami underneath). I was glad I paired it with the jacket.

Overall regarding the Tweed Jacket, I think it will be staple in my wardrobe.

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Mad For Tweed Part 1 – Yesstyle StyleKelly Jacket Review

by dietingfashions on December 20, 2011

After Jean from Extrapetite.com reviewed her MyUniqueen.com Malang Tweed (Boucle) Jacket, I was determined to get one. Why? Because I always wanted a ladylike jacket and I have been burned before by buying one I thought would look good (Ann Taylor Loft Tweed Jacket with Studs).

So when I got my Tweed Jacket from Uniqueen, I was sad to see that the Small size did not fit. It fit everywhere except my arms. Yes, if I wear even a thin sleeved layer, the jacket becomes extremely tight and constricts my entire arm from wrist to shoulder. It was like stuffing my arms in plastic tubing. Very odd. I never had a problem with the arm holes of jackets or such. So I returned the jacket and ordered a Medium after consulting with Anna Cho from myuniqueen.com.

In the meantime, my Yesstyle.com Tweed Jacket from StyleKelly arrived. Luckily I ordered a Medium and it fit. But there was a downside, it was too short! My tweed obsession keeps being twarted by my nitpickiness. Still I shot these photos, just to document.

The Jacket measures:
Shoulder to Shoulder – 14″
Length – 18″
Sleeve Length – 22″
Bust – 18″
Waist – 16″

After seeing the pictures, I was pleasantly surprised at how well this jacket looked on me. I love how my Ann Taylor Ruffle Poet Blouse’s collar adds a flirty flare to the outfit. Yesstyle.com’s description of jacket stated that it is a Beige color. However, the picture (could be due to lighting or the shade of my blouse) showed a light pinkish hue that I really like. Even though the jacket does not have pockets, it had fun studded like hardware sewed where the faux pockets are. The jacket is lined in a shiny pink satin however it is very thin. I don’t think it would keep me warm at all during 40 degree weather like what Houston has been experiencing.

The pictures were an eye opener to me. The jacket is on the expensive side at $150.00 and I even requested to return the item. However, looking at the photos I really like it. Hopefully I’m not making another serious mistake. It took me a week of contemplating. I kept taking the jacket out and pairing other outfits and I think it’s going to work out in the long run.

Am I right to keep it? How would you pair this jacket?

This post is a Color Brigade Challenge from CuteandLittle.com. If you like the outfit please vote for me here.

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BCBGeneration Cross Pleat Dress

by dietingfashions on December 20, 2011

I featured this dress as a CRAVE: Polka Dots (here) a couple of weeks ago. I decided to go ahead and buy it considering the 20% off from Piperlime.com for Black Friday/Cyber Monday.

After trying on all those BCBGMaxazria dresses from Hautelook, I didn’t know how this Polka Dotted Dress would look. I do like the chiffon mesh at the front and back yoke. This keeps the dress conservative yet hints at some skin. The cinched waist is right at my natual waist. It does not feel tight at all. The material is very thin although it is lined. It has hidden side pockets though not very deep.

I like how it looks on me but apparently even with the 20% discount, I eventually found it cheaper on Macys.com for HALF the price. Consolation: Macy’s doesn’t have my size. So I will be keeping this dress. I do really like it and I think I would regret not keeping this dress.

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BCBGMaxazria Short Ruffle Dress in Blue Sapphire

by dietingfashions on December 18, 2011

My search for a great dress for a wedding continues. Haute Look (referal, cashback) had a BCBGMaxazria sale, I had my eye on this Blue Ruffle Dress. The front is very flirty with the ruffles but the back is left bare which gives the dress a major WOW factor.

Unfortunately, on me, the WOW factor was diminished. I don’t know why but the dress made me look a lot wider from the backside. The pictures showed that I have a slight hunchback for some reason. Could it be the angle and lighting?

Bracelet: House of Harlow Leather and Crystal Bangle, Talullah Tu Tassle String Bracelet from ASOS
I was determined to keep the dress so I corralled my husband into taking this next set of pictures.

It was a lot better, but the pictures still showed that it was not a good dress for my body. The ruffles at my hips made me look a lot wider. Furthermore, the placement of that black strip against my back is too high up. It cut up my body from the back making me look short. I want a dress to elongate my body not splice it up.

It was a fun dress to consider. Sorry I had to return it.

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BCBGMaxazria Ruffle Front Dress in New Red

by dietingfashions on December 16, 2011

This is the 2nd dress I bought from Haute Look’s (referal, cashback) BCBGMaxazria flash sale. The Short Ruffle Front dress is classy and sexy. I love it! It was a fun and flirty with a V neck, and side slit pockets in the skirt. The ruffle trimmed the bodice to the straps. I love the feel of the satin against my skin. It was very easy to put on. The zipper did not catch and stall like most dresses to a certain point. I don’t know why the zipper was gold when the dress was red.

Bracelet: Forever 21 color block Bangle, Banana Republic 3 piece brangles
Even though I love the feel of this dress and the look of it, it was quite large for a size 6. The bust was roomy and loose. The straps also were way too long. The dress cost $98.00 but alterations would add an extra $30. I didn’t it was worth the time and effort. I rather use my time and energy to find one I adore and can’t live without.

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