Friday, May 29, 2009

makie striped dress on sale


this dress is now $88 at makie. i would say it fits true to size. i just tried on the 1 (S/M) and had room to spare in the waist and chest. The shoulders fits me perfectly, and there was enough wiggle room in the hips. it's very nautical and summery. i only wish the black was on sale, too!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

wiksten mini shop update



speaking of prints, here's a lovely skirt for sale right now in a size 6 ($95). as always, i love seeing jenny's new creations.

Monday, May 25, 2009

we're back and running



maybe it's because i was taking care of leon, but i didn't buy a single thing while in southern california. i did, however, try on the Steven Alan silk Soma dress, which is now on sale for 50% off (ron herman and SA). first off, i love the fit and print. it has zippers at the shoulders, along with a side zipper. the waist is very fitted around the ribcage, so i would have been better off in a medium. also, the dress is quite short.

no new clothing, but i did enjoy more than a few servings of pinkberry green tea frozen yogurt. not too bad as a consolation prize.


Wednesday, May 13, 2009

california, california


we're off to socal tomorrow morning for ten days of fish tacos, banh mi, and bulgogi. i wish i had bought two Tina shirts at the Steven Alan online sample sale. they now have a blue plaid version, but this red/yellow/blue madras makes me unreasonably happy. i'm looking forward to going to the Steven Alan, Opening Ceremony, and A.P.C. outposts in LA.

Monday, May 04, 2009

steven alan sample sale (online)


i hope there are button downs that i like. i need to stock up for summer.

church and state dix dress



my church and state dix dress arrived this morning, and i'm in love! i ordered it from frances may, which is fast becoming one of my favorite shops. i used a style bite coupon for 15% off and ordered it in a size 6. in terms of fit, it really doesn't accommodate larger bust sizes. i'm a 34B right now, and there's a tiny bit of wiggle room, so probably a full B would be ok, but nothing larger.

i can't find any more 6s online, but here are the measurements for reference:
chest--17"
empire waist--16 1/2"
length--40" (just below the knee)

apparently the 4 is 32" in the chest, but i think if i weren't nursing, i could fit into it. my only complaint about the dress is that it doesn't have pockets, but that's only because i love having pockets in all my dresses! i think it will be so perfect with a long-sleeve tee in the fall, too. it's definitely one of those workhorse dresses that can be dressed up. the intricately pieced bodice and brass buttons, plus the loose and swingy waist, definitely makes this one of my favorite dresses.

Frances May, $320 plus 15% discount "xostylebite" (sizes 2, 4)
Le Train Bleu, $352 plus 30% discount "mayday" until May 5 (sizes 2,4)

Sotto Boutique
might be getting a few Dix dresses in navy and stripes, so it might be worth contacting jocelyn.

EDIT:
well crap, now i feel stupid. there's a new coupon for 25% off at frances may (FMCANDY).