22 February 2012

Spring Fashions | post 17

A maxi skirt

I dare you to find anything sister-wifey about this skirt. Can't do it, can you? It's all in the happy-making color and the silky sway of the fabric that hints at what's underneath when you walk. They suggested adding a simple turtleneck, but eh, I'm not a huge fan of turtlenecks, and I know a lot of you aren't, either. Maybe try a simple t-shirt or even a light sweater. I love this look for Spring!

Anything with a peplum

What is a peplum, you ask? Definition of PEPLUM: a short section attached to the waistline of a blouse, jacket, or dress. Before you look at this '40s-era flourish and think, Yeah, not on my hips, take note: An otherwise trimly cut jacket like this one, paired with slim pants, gives anyone a showstopping hourglass of a figure. So cute!

In case you're wondering, because I was! {Blazer, H&M, $39.95}

Bold blush & a fun hair clip

How's this for a double shot of energy? First, swirl a blush you can actually see on the apples of your cheeks; poppy pink works on every skin tone. Then, tuck a flashy-pretty clip or comb into the side of a low bun. Couldn't be easier.

Printed pants

Word is, these are probably the biggest trend out there for spring. That doesn't mean I'm sold on them. I might as well stick a flourescent sign on my rear end that reads, wide load. In silky fabrics and slim, not pj-ish cuts, they're figure-friendly (and crazy comfortable). Balance them out with neutral, slightly flowy pieces on top. You haven't convinced me yet, but I might give them a try!

Colorful lace

A hue this vibrant, material this luxe--there's a lot to love here. The key to feeling confidently covered in a sheer top is wearing a skin-tone tank underneath. And go for something more conservative on the bottom, like this sweet pencil skirt. I'm digging this look.

The Jackie O. Dress

This flirty spring dress flatters every shape and adds a touch of class to your warm-weather wardrobe. Pair it with a little sweater and some flats and you just might be the talk of the town {in a good way}.

L.L.Bean Signature, $119

Spring Flat

Okay, I found this cute flat somewhere on Facebook, but now that I'm going through all my FB friends status updates, I can't find it anywhere. I wanted to give credit where credit is due, and also so you can all go out and get yourself a pair. Sorry, I will keep looking. I need {not want}, a pair for spring! Oh, oh, I found it... It's from Thistles Home and Gift. Click here. They also have a store in Draper, yea! It's at 217 E. 12300 S. Ste. J1. Check it out, I know I will!

Read more: Spring Fashion and Beauty Trends - Redbookmag.com

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16 February 2012

Product Report Card | post 16

Hi everyone!  Recently, I was given the opportunity to try a product from Halftees.com. They are a clothing company that specializes in halved tees {hence, 'halftees'}.  They offer many colors at reasonable prices with free shipping on orders over 75 dollars.  You can choose from a tank, basic, 3/4 sleeve or long sleeved top.  There are even options for youth.

I decided to try out a white 3/4 sleeve in medium.  At first I was very curious to see how the shirt would feel with a band on the bottom edge but it rested right over my bra strap and was hardly noticeable.  The shirt was very comfortable being made of 48% Cotton, 48% Modal, and 4% Spandex.  It seemed the perfect length and fabric for the weather we've been having here in Northern California.  The material was quite soft on my skin.

The fit was a tad generous for my physique according to their Fit Guide; although I am on the petite side.  The shirt was very modest when I paired it with a pink top of my own.  It generously covered my bra straps and bosom and it came 3/4 of the way down my arm.  It was very easy to move in and didn't feel like it would tear when I lifted my arms up.  I love the versatility that these shirts offer.  I could wear a tank under a cowl neck or v neck top, a basic during warmer months and the longer sleeved halftees and turtle neck during the winter.

Now I chose a simple white color having to decided between 7 timeless colors for that style.  I do hope they would come out with different patterns and textures.  I know I would definitely buy a long sleeve that had lace material over it, if they ever came out with that.  This is certainly a wardrobe staple for all.  I can't wait to own more of these!  

Here's my HALFTEES report card:
Material: 10/10
Modesty {when worn under another shirt}: 10/10
Style: 9/10
Website: 10/10
Cost {splurge, moderate or affordable}: Affordable
Versatility: 10/10
Comfort: 10/10 
Size: 9/10
Overall {like, lust or love}: LOVE!  Can't wait to own more! 

Check out another TMW author's review {HERE}.  Please take a look at their website, {HERE}!

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12 February 2012

SPECIAL Valentine's OFFER!!

Right now, until the 01st of March, 2012, receive 15% off at {The Shabby Apple!} and FREE shipping on orders over $100.  This is a perfect excuse to get a Valentine's gift for yourself ;)  Have fun shopping! Please use this {LINK} to automatically receive the discount, remember you have until 01March2012 to redeem this offer.

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07 February 2012

Halftee.com product review! | post 15

We here at The Modest Wardrobe had the opportunity to do a product review for the genius halftees.com. I was so excited to get my halftee in the mail the other day! I reviewed the long-sleeved black halftee, and I loved everything about it. The fabric is so soft and feels lovely on the skin. It's also very breathable and I was able to move well in it without the tee getting bunched up or moving around. It also has great coverage. I wasn't constantly pulling it down or checking to make sure my bra strap was covered. It covered wonderfully in all the right places. I wore my halftee to church, under my dress, but you can wear the halftee anywhere. The possibilities are endless, really! What I really loved is that the style is timeless, and something that will never go out of style. I would also love to own a halftee in a fun print, to layer with a t-shirt or vest, or something. I loved this product and would recommend it to my nieces, sisters, mother, grandmother, and friends. Thank you, halftee!

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