Review: Colection Secretary Silk Blouse in pinstripe

What: Collection secretary blouse in pinstripe by J.Crew


Season: Spring 2015

Material: 100% silk.


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…


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


Season: Spring 2015

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


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


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.


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.

ebelandi_oi_16avril15skirt/belt(j.crew,old) —skirt/belt/necklace(old) –top(express,old)/sweatertop/boots

Review: Geo eyelet by LOFT

What: Geo eyelet skirt by LOFT


Season: Spring 2015

Material: 100% cotton eyelet and lining.


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 ;)


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.


Sissi’s verdict: Keeper!

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