Review: Colection Secretary Silk Blouse in pinstripe

What: Collection secretary blouse in pinstripe by J.Crew

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Season: Spring 2015

Material: 100% silk.

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Quality: Excellent! Substantial silk, you do not really need to add a cami underneath. Great feel on skin and the tie neck is nicely done.  Loving the color and the subtle pink stripes.

Fit: I would say true to size.  However, this is not available in tall sizes, so I sized up for length. In the combination below and above, I paired it with the pumps from 3 winters back…

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Sissi’s verdict: Keeper!! Do you agree? Please share!

Designed by Bel: First dress!

Yes am still sewing…This month, am working on a long sleeved dress with a pretty red and white fabric.  Unfortunately, at the time of this post, I still have to attach the sleeves to the top of the dress. However, am running late on posting, so below are pictures of my progress and I shall update with the finished dress once completed!

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Review: Laser-cut circle midi

What: Laser-cut Circle Midi skirt by J.Crew

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Season: Spring 2015

Material: Cotton and Poly outer, 100% cotton double-lining

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Quality: Good! The cuts are well designed, and the double-lining prevents the fabric from being too sheer.

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Fit: True-to-size to slightly large at the waist area. I’d recommend to go with regular size though. The skirt reaches my knees so may indeed be a midi length on regular sizes.

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Sissi’s verdict: Keeper with the promo.

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OI: Black & white,blue,green

Some outfit ideas for this week. As usual, let me know which you like best! I’ll update the links tonight.

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Review: Geo eyelet by LOFT

What: Geo eyelet skirt by LOFT

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Season: Spring 2015

Material: 100% cotton eyelet and lining.

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Quality: Excellent! Loving the eyelets, the feel of cotton (instead of polyester) on the skin. Mdeium weight, bright color…all ingredients to keep me happy ;)

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Fit: True to size to slightly large.  I could have sized down for my waist but feel the hip area would have be snug. I’d say go your regular size and tailor the waist if need be.

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Sissi’s verdict: Keeper!

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