Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Merona "Easy Care Easy Wear" Wrap Top: Target Review

Merona "Easy Care Easy Wear" Wrap Top from Target: $16.99 

Comes in multiple patterns, including leopard - avail online and in stores
95% rayon / 5% spandex - machine wash gentle

In a 'Retail Therapy' quest for career gear for a Wardrobe Rehab client, I found quite possibly the perfect work top.... 

Paired with a colorful blazer or an easy black cardigan, this top offers the ultimate in versatility!  Washable, non-clingy, and a cute but appropriate neckline.  It's just long enough to tuck into a higher- waisted pencil skirt, but tailored enough to not look sloppy when left untucked!  It's nice to see these fabulous options at Target for those who can't (or don't want) to blow their entire budget on work clothes!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Boucle Peplum Top and Nicky Cami Review: J.Crew Fall/Winter 2012

 I had my eye on this tweedy-peplum beatuy for a while, so I bit with the 25% off cardholders promo...

                                Bouclé peplum jacket

This is an XS ... I thought with the length being a little shorter I may want to size up, but my normal size with fine... the zipper stops short of the bottom, accentuating the peplum look.  No annoying bracelet length sleeves and just an ever-so-slight puff at the shoulders.

It's really soft - kind of like a mix between a sweat, cardigan, and jacket.  Very striking, IMO.  I don't like the light grey version as much because it's less dressy.... but it's also very cute and would be a 'sale' option if I end up wearing this navy one a lot.  If you're looking for a peplum piece to try this fall, I find this to be a very desirable and versatile piece. 

And while we're at it....

This is a size 2 ... I love love love that it's washable!  That's what made the decision for me on this top over other very similar (and probably cheaper) versions J.Crew is offering right now.  I love that the pink is not 'springy' but pretty seasonless!  

Look for a lot more Nicky Love in the coming weeks - I am loving her paired with the double breasted navy schoolboy!  

**FYI - J.Crew is running an extra 30% off sale thru Friday with promo code "LOVEIT"(online only as far as I know).  Promo items are also an extra 30% off, but not final sale!  Woo hoo!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Kirna Zabete for Target: Mini-Review

I did swing by Target and picked up a few things .... most are going back, this is the one picture I thought might be helpful for anyone thinking about purchasing....

Tweed Dress: Size XS ... I really wanted to like this.... the faux leather trim and tweed are cute and right on trend!  however, it fits kind of like a box.  The bust was tight (at least you can unzip it!) and the length was far too short ... now with leggings, it would be ok.  This is going back.... not so flattering.

Underneath is the lace top in a size Small.  I'm keeping this.  Very cute and stretchy and I think it will be a great and trendy laying piece.  I may even go back and snag the pink color, too!

Thanks for stopping by - lots of new J.Crew reviews coming soon! :-)

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

J.Crew Jules Dress in Snow Cat: Review

Jules dress in snowcat
Was: $188 Now: $119

This is a size 2.  It is just ever-so-slightly snug across the chest, but better than I expected from a non-stretch material.  As you can see, it is a little short with it belted... not too short for me, but I am 5'5" with shorter legs.... so 'bare' that in mind ... haha...

I love that there are pockets in front - not so sure I would use them, but a nice touch.  I'm also thinking of pairing this with leggings or tights when the weather cools down - if that ever happens!  :-/

Overall, I got this for about $105 back when it was on promo and extra off, so I think it's a keeper.  I didn't expect to like it, but I was pleasantly surprised!