So anyways, I ordered the dress in a size 16 even though I've heard their sizes usually run large. The dress was a good fit, maybe a little roomy. The color was a pretty peach, the beading was super cute...on the hanger, it was everything I wanted it to be. When I tried it on, I noticed it was really comfy but also a bit short and little girlish. I like cutesy, feminine clothes, but this looked too Cupie dollish on me. Sad, since it doesn't look that way on the model or on What Laura Loves. The biggest problem was that one sleeve was more than an inch shorter than the other. I'm not a fan of cap sleeves anyways, but I thought the ruffly sleeve on the dress would make up for it. Sadly, not so. So I took off the dress, disappointed, unsure of whether I wanted to simply return it or swap it out for another one.
The next day, I straightened my hair and put on a little bit of makeup to see if it helped to improve the dress. I really should learn not to try on clothes with my hair in a messy bun and no makeup on. No matter what I wear, it's going to look crap under those conditions. So, looking a tad more presentable, I tried the dress on again. Better, but still not good enough. I don't think solid pastels are for me. Maybe a pastel print? The peach was too close to the color of my skin. It really is a darling dress, which is why I'm so sad, but it just isn't darling on me. Back to Simply Be it goes with "defective" on the return slip so no other young lady receives a dress with one sleeve shorter than the other.
And instead, this Evans dress I've been drooling over is on its way. It was half off plus a 10% off coupon. Evans is another company I've only recently heard about, so this is my first order with them as well, so hopefully the fit is good. I love the print, although the color combo is a bit "unique." I think that's part of the appeal though.
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Kahakai Skirt - $68
Kelwa Dress - $298
Golden Age Earrings - $48
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Sparkling Fete Bobbies - $24