Uniqlo Cotton Embroidery Shirring Sleeveless Dress, size XS | c/o Amazon The Drop Women’s Monika Flat H-Band Slide Sandal (I have this sandal in my usual size and a 1/2 size up)
After going through a little bit of existential crisis I recently turned 40 at the end of April. I’m back with a few reviews for spring/summer. First up is this gorgeous eyelet maxi dress which comes in white, black and blue. It has adjustable button straps (I’m trying it on the shortest length) and it’s fully lined with pockets. I spotted the dress in the window display and size XS fits me well. The back is smocked and stretchy so it’s easy to put on even though it doesn’t have a zipper. For size reference I’m 5′ 2.5″ and my current weight fluctuates between 115-119 pounds.
Uniqlo Combination Sleeveless Flare Dress, size XS | Celine Pico Belt Bag | Zara Vinyl Pearl Slide Sandals (I took size 7 1/2 which is 38 EUR)
A few weeks ago I bought this black maxi dress but I ended up returning it since the material on the skirt portion attracts a lot of lint even though I had left the dress hanging on the door after I tried it on. I was on the fence about the fit since the total length is a bit too long and the skirt is fuller/puffier than I prefer. This Ann Taylor scalloped linen blend flare dress with scallop details along the neckline is on my wish list.
Ann Taylor Ruffle Button Front Dress, size XSP (regular sizes here) | Uniqlo Rope Belt (one size) | Coach Outlet Mollie 25 Tote in straw (also available in black) | Zara Vinyl Pearl Slide Sandals (I took size 7 1/2 which is 38 EUR)
The dress is fully lined and it comes with a matching black sash in the same material but I like it paired with this rope belt (also available in cognac) for added interest.
Ann Taylor Eyelet Belted Shift Dress
Speaking of dresses with sleeves I’m eyeing this gorgeous red and white embroidered dress in petite after seeing it in person.
Coach Outlet Mollie 25 Tote in straw (also available in black) | Zara Vinyl Pearl Slide Sandals (I took size 7 1/2 which is 38 EUR)
Click here to see a closeup of the above straw bag which has a crossbody strap. I haven’t bought a Coach bag in years and I was eyeing the Mini Rowan crossbody bag in white but they came out with this straw bag just in time for the summer. The bag arrived more carefully packaged/wrapped than any bag I’ve ever purchased (a bit wasteful in my opinion) so it took quite a while to unwrap just to try it on for size. I’ve been looking for a new bag for the summer and this one is a good size and it fits Ralphie’s water bottle which is an important criteria for me.
Ann Taylor Striped Mesh Stitch Henley Sweater, size S | MANGO Paper bag denim skirt, size 13-14 years | Polène Numéro Sept Mini (review here)
I ordered this henley sweater a while back and I sized up since my preferred size was sold out so it is oversized on me in size S. I took a chance and ordered this paper bag skirt when MANGO was having a sale for 30% off site wide and the stretchy waistband is comfortable. Girls size 13/14 should fit size 0/2 petite.
I often browse MANGO’s site and I caved and ordered this straw bag along with the other items above but the quality of the bag was disappointing since the weave and overall construction was uneven (and the woven material had too much green for my preference). I also saw this woven LOFT straw tote bag in store and for some reason they had a defective one on display as seen here (although I saw the same bag at another store and the quality was better but there are better/cuter straw tote bags to be had).
MANGO Pleated Detail T-shirt, size 13-14 years | LOFT Destructed Hem High Rise Kick Crop Jeans in Clean Dark Wash, size 0 regular | Lancaster Paris Ikon Bag (sold out, similar here)
I took a chance and ordered this peplum t-shirt and size 13-14 fits like XS petite.
Dudley Stephens Greenpoint Boatneck in Terry Fleece, size S (similar here) | HeyNuts High Waisted 7/8 Leggings with 25” inseam in carbon dust, size XS (review here) | Cuyana Mini Leather Backpack in ecru | New Balance 327 Sneakers in leopard
I ordered this fleece boatneck in size S on final sale in white since I had previously tried size XS in this post in the turtleneck style. I went with size S and the shoulders, chest and sleeves are more comfortable than size XS which was too narrow and snug. The lower neckline of the boatneck is more flattering since I find their turtlenecks too high/exaggerated.
I also purchased another pair of my favorite 7/8 leggings in carbon dust which is a nice season-less neutral color since I’m trying to wear less black leggings. Ralphie’s fur always get on my black leggings.
Large Bow Claw Clips | Mejuri Essential Pearl Earrings (you can see them on me here)
I love these sturdy bow claw clips and these Mejuri earrings I bought during Black Friday have not tarnished since they’re 14k gold.
Floerns Midi Dress in blue and white floral print, size S (review here) | c/o Amazon The Drop Women’s Monika Flat H-Band Slide Sandal (I have this sandal in my usual size and a 1/2 size up)
Lastly, I love this floral print dress (and I always get compliments on it especially in the above print) so I just ordered a new color/print to try even though I already have the dress in 3 colors/prints. I’m so happy that it has finally warmed up enough to put away my coats for good. I’m also pleased with my latest layered haircut as seen here although the waves fell a a bit by the time we went out a few hours later.
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