Review: Pleated Plaid Dress

What: Pleated Plaid dress by Anthropologie

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Season: Spring 2015

Material: 100% cotton outer with polyester faux-necklace, 100% poly lining

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Quality: Very good! Brown is not my favorite color when it comes to clothing but the plaids are nicely done and the faux African inspired necklace was a classy addition.  Overall, great quality despite the poly blend at the top as well as the poly lining.

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Fit: True to size but it may be a little tight fit on bust area if you’re heavy chested.

Sissi’s verdict: Keeper!!

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African Designer of week: Mimi Plange

The Brand: Mimi Plange.  Based in NYC. All pictures below courtesy of Google Image search.

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The IT Factor: Feminine silhouettes with lots of funky lines.

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The Designer Behind the Brand: Mimi Plange.  She has a great story and good advice for anyone trying to break into any field, really. Inspirational. See blog here. What I like about her is that she used her background in architecture design to fuel her passion for clothes. And her hoe collection for Manolo Blahnik is pretty awesome too.

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Country of origin: USA (she grew up in California) but her parents are originally from Ghana

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WebsiteMimi Plange

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Where to buy: Could only find her clothes on ebay…anyone knows where to purchase?

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Sissi’s Notes: No use of Dutch wax material, but she uses very feminine silhouettes and is not afraid of color….my type of designers! ;)

Review: Scattered floral sequined top

What: Scattered Floral Sequin Top by J.Crew

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Season: Spring 2015

Material: 100% cotton outer.

Quality: Very good! The embroidery is just too cute, specially on the green/rustic mint top. Love it! The white top is good too, but the rustic mint color just elevates the whole design in my opinion.

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Fit: True to size
Sissi’s verdict: Keeper at sale price!

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Review: Gilded Bryonia

WhatGilded Bryonia Sheath by Anthropologie

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Season: Spring 2015

Material: 100% cotton outer with glitter accents. Made in India.

Quality: Excellent…minus the annoying zipper that tends to pull on the back of the dress! You’ll have to be really careful zipping down your dress otherwise, great quality materials.

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Fit: True to size but slightly tight on hip area if you are hourglass. I sized up for a loose fit at hip, but need to tailor the top as it is too big :-(

Sissi’s verdict: Keeper!!

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