Monthly Archives: September 2012

Review: J.Crew Tall Memo Dress in Super 120s

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J.Crew Tall Memo Dress in Super 120s, Cinnamon Bib Necklace, J.Crew Factory Leopard Print Belt; J.Crew Factory Stretch Classic Button-Down Shirt

I’m not loving the J.Crew Memo dress on me. I really wanted to, but it just didn’t seem to work. The problem is definitely the pleating around the hips. The pleating starts at my waist and ends at the largest part of my hips. When I walk, the dress starts to bunch and creates a bulge of fabric around the pleating. Unfortunately, not flattering. I will be returning this dress.

A good sheath dress will show off curves, without being overly tight or uncomfortable to wear. This dress was the right length (just above the knees), the right size (4T) and the right color, but exaggerated my curves and was uncomfortable to wear. I think that this dress would be lovely on other tall ladies, but if you have larger hips like me, I would stay away from this dress!

The good news is that the other tall J.Crew dress I purchased looks a lot better on me and you can expect an outfit post next week.

Readers: Have you had any luck with this dress?

Style Obsessions: September 2012

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One of my most recent obsessions is the pairing of a deep burgundy with a bright magenta. It’s a great way to transition your summer pinks into fall. I’m absolutely loving the burgundy peplum top above which happens to be from the Topshop Tall section (for all you tall ladies!). Here are some of my picks:

  1. J.Crew Collection Cashmere Polka-Dot Sweater
  2. Vince Camuto Andrea Cross Body Bag
  3. Topshop Tall Sleeveless Peplum Vest
  4. Essie Exposure and Essie Carry On
  5. Michal Negrin Earrings

Readers: Do you like the burgundy and magenta trend?

Review: ASOS Midi Dress in Lace

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ASOS Midi Dress in Lace – Black (similar here); J.Crew Factory Jean Jacket; J.Crew Mona Dreamweaver Pumps; Color Bubble BIB Statement Fashion Necklace – Turquoise; J.Crew Factory Bracelets; Tommy Hilfiger Sunglasses, DL40

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Before we talk about the dress, I need to get something off of my chest. I broke down and bought a J.Crew knockoff bubble necklace! I know these necklaces have been all over the fashion blogs, but at $16, it is too perfect an accessory to pass by.

Now, about the dress. I purchased it a few weeks ago from ASOS, thinking that it would be long enough to hit my knees (like the model here). Unfortunately it missed the mark by about two inches. The good news is that the overall fit is fine and the quality exceeded my expectations for a $29 dress.

So far, I ended up wearing this dress on a networking cruise (you can see me on the dance floor here!), where I paired it with a simple gold necklace.

Readers: Have you had luck with ASOS dresses?