Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Limited - Scandal Collection: Printed Split-V Blouse, Drape Neck Shell, Elbow Sleeve Sweater, Neck-Tie Blouse

Here are some of the tops I liked. They'll go with the bottoms I have scheduled for later today.

~ Printed Split-V Blouse, Medium ~
This was a nice blouse and draped well. I need to tone my arms so these shirts won't be so tight in the arms. This does fit TTS. The V-Neck didn't bother me and wasn't too low for my tastes. I moved around a bit to see if it would open up or would tempt a downward gaze and it didn't. 

~ Drape Neck Shell, Tan, Medium ~
I really thought this top was grey. It wasn't until I checked the website did I realize it was tan. I loved this shell. I think it fit TTS in the Medium and the drape neck/cowl neck felt flattering to me. If I worked in an office I would have bought this to layer under cardis and blazers. 

~ Elbow Sleeve Sweater, Grey, Medium ~
Since this sweater is supposed to be form-fitting the Medium fit TTS. The Pink was also in-store but I grabbed the color I would buy. I like the neckline but I am not really feeling the elbow-length sleeves. I think it should have been extended past the elbow, almost 3/4-length. I know this didn't feel itchy or uncomfortable on but I can't recall how soft this was. 

~ Neck-Tie Blouse, Green, Medium ~
I liked the Green color of this blouse. The "tie" is not really "tie-able". One side has a loop that the other side is placed through, giving the illusion of a tie. The Medium fit well and the length would work well tucked in or not. Again, not an in-office worker so I passed on this. 

The shirts all seemed to fit TTS. I haven't bought from The Limited in a while so I don't know if these sizes run in line with their non-Scandal Collection items. 

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Shoes-day: Old Navy Faux Suede Bootie

~ Faux-Suede Ankle Boots, Wine Suede, size 7 ~

I saw these booties on someone on Instagram and was shocked to find out they were from Old Navy. I headed to my nearest store and found them right as I was about to give up. They come in whole sizes only and my normal size 7 fit perfectly.

The heel height is 3 inches and very manageable. I wore them all day without any issues or feet hurting at all. 

The color is a beautiful Wine/Burgundy/Maroon (however you want to call it) color. The suede is faux but doesn't look or feel cheap to me.

At a price of $35-40, it's a good buy for your budget. I know I'll get quite a bit of wear out of these, especially when I want a heel instead of a flat or sneaker to wear. The day I wore these I received so many compliments and was happy to pass along that they were at Old Navy

Happy Shoes-day!

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Monday, September 29, 2014

The Limited - Scandal Collection: Plaid Cape, Dolman Wrap Coat, Funnel Neck Tweed Jacket

I'm not in need of any coats but I had to try on THE coat. The Tweed Jacket also made me curious as well.
~ Plaid Cape, Medium ~
I just need a pipe. I felt very Sherlock Holmes-ish in this cape. I loved it but it ran really big. I would definitely size down at least one size. Gigi said she'd get a Petite Small and I think that I probably would too. 

I liked the plaid though this isn't a heavy cape. It's very lightweight and definitely not for cold weather. I can hear Husband now, making all kinds of jokes about this cape. I know someone will rock this cape, but it won't be me.

~ Dolman Wrap Coat, Medium ~
THE COAT. And another version of The Coat. I loved the feel of it on, so very cozy but it ran big. I would definitely size down to a Small. I was swimming in the Medium. I like the Tulip bottom of the coat as opposed to the straight line around on the other coat. Also, the sleeves are 3/4-length so this isn't really a good winter coat. I know it doesn't go with the show, but I think black would have looked very nice. Though that wouldn't have been very Gladiator/White Hat, would it? 
~ Wearing with the Liv Pant ~

The Dolman Sleeve...

I really loved this jacket. I think the Medium was a little too snug on me, but I would still say this runs TTS. I would probably go with a Petite Large to give me little more room in the arms and shoulders. Alas, I have no need for a jacket like this. I have so many blazers I already need to wear adding this to my closet would just make them jealous. 

Which of these coats from the Scandal Collection to you prefer? 

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The Limited - Scandal Collection: Tulip Skirt Sheath Dress

I was at the mall the day The Limited came out with the Scandal Collection so I stopped by. There was a sign out front stating there was a "launch party" going on but it was pretty sad. No one but the SAs were in the store. But, the Collection was front-and-center when you walked in the door.

~ Tulip Skirt Sheath Dress, Dusty Pink, size 8 ~
The overall fit is great. I'd need a different bra so that everything was smooth. The length in the regular size is good for me so I wouldn't get this dress in Petite. I love the tulip details of the skirt portion.

I must not have adjusted the lining and dress well enough because the hem on one side was all wonky and bunchy. It felt really uncomfortable. I think I had some lining still bunched up somewhere.

No struggling to zip this up on the back. The zipper pull has a grosgrain ribbon on it to grab and pull up or down. 

The bar on the belt is for accent only and not functional. The belt actually connects in the back

I only tried on what visually caught my eye and what I would wear. You can see more of the Collection on Gigi {here and here}. My store had more of the pink toned colors than the green. They also brought in some other store items not part of the collection to blend with them, like the Leather Opera Gloves and 3-Compartment Tote.

I'll have more reviews from this collection soon. 

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