Archives For Charming Charlie

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Not too long ago, I posted an article about taking a break from shopping for a couple of months. That didn’t happen. I have, however, been more careful with my spending which was the goal in the first place, so…yay! I mentioned in that article trying out Gwynnie Bee. The best thing to compare them to is the snail mail version of Netflix, but instead of sending you DVDs, you get articles of clothing (ranging from sizes 10 – 32) from items you put in your virtual closet. You can wear what they send you until you’re bored with it and send it back, or if you love what you get, you can buy it at an extremely reduced price. The number of garments you have out at a time depends on which subscription plan you have, and right now they’re offering a free 30-day trial. I’m in the middle of my 2 garments at a time trial, to which they added and extra week because of reorganizing going on at their distribution center.

These were the first two dresses they sent me:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

They didn’t work out. They looked cute on the site, but there were definite quality issues with both dresses. On the first one, the lining flipped out at the neck, and the shawl collar and drawstring belt on the second one looked sloppy. The material on both were not so great either, so they both went back. I was wondering if I should continue with the trial. The first two dresses were the same brand; however, I had experience with some of the other brands that GB offers, like Kiyonna, and knew that they are high-quality. I proceeded by removing all of the Spruce & Sage dresses from my closet, and I’ve had much better luck since!

IMG_2579I’ve actually bought three of the dresses they sent me, all by Lucie Lu, and the prices were great–especially since I’m still in the trial period. I will continue with the paid membership. I’m glad that if something doesn’t work, I can send it back, or if I love it, it can be mine!

Dress: Lucie Lu via Gwynnie Bee//Necklace: Charming Charlie//Shoes: Zappos

 

 

Dare to Bare!

May 27, 2014 — 10 Comments

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You dared; I bared! Well, just a little bit. In my Triple Style Dare post, I asked you which fashion-forward trend I should try, and you picked bare midriff! And, to show I’m a woman of my word, here’s the outfit with a little missin’ in the middle:

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This eShakti top and skirt set arrived just in time for some Memorial Day pics, and the weather felt every bit like a summer day. Please excuse me if I glow a bit more in outfit photos over the next few months–the heat in Louisiana is pretty brutal. Anyway, since eShakti allows you to tweek certain aspects of their clothes when you order, I decided to add a cap sleeve to the top; however, while I do like the custom fit of the outfit, I don’t think I’ll be wearing the top much. Because it isn’t fitted under the bust, I show a lot more than my midriff when I raise my arms, if you know what I mean–so, no high-fives, okay?  I do anticipate wearing the navy skirt often as it goes with many things in my closet, and it was main reason I decided to buy this particular outfit.

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I love the rose tones in the necklace and earrings from Charming Charlie. A chunky statement necklace is perfect for such a simple neckline. I decided on neutral flats from Zappos because I didn’t want the shoes to compete with the rest of the look.

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So, I guess I’m not a chicken! Maybe I’ll actually show my belly at my belly dance performance next week…stay tuned!

 

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May 14, 2014 — 2 Comments

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Dress: eShakti (Different color; customized to be sleeveless)//Bracelet: Charming Charlie//Necklace and Earring Set: Charming Charlie//Sandals: Torrid (old)

Maxi-mum Stripes!

April 22, 2014 — 2 Comments

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Black and white stripes! With a pop of color! Again! If it ain’t broke…

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Dress: Torrid, Sandals: Lane Bryant, Necklace: Charming Charlie

Jeans: Torrid//Gingham dress: Modcloth//Top and skirt set: eShakti

Jeans: Torrid//Gingham dress: Modcloth//Top and skirt set: eShakti

Also, don’t forget to vote in the poll from my last post! I’ll wear your dare! I’ll tally the votes Saturday. Looks like Bare Midriff is winning so far…eeep!