Monday, January 20, 2014
Sunflowers and Olives + Persunmall
______I'm sure you've all heard of Persunmall--they're an online clothing retailer with an ogle-worthy selection of dresses, skirts, and accessories, plus all the fashion forward things that are in-between. I've seen quite a few of you fashion-blogging ladies don goodies from Persunmall, and each time, I'm pretty sure I went, "Oooh, ahhh," as my eyes sparkled brightly like the sun-struck tears of a small child. So when Pesunmall contacted me to receive a lovely something in exchange for a review, I jumped at the offer.
______After browsing through their extensive collection, giddy as a goat in a summery field of grass, I opted for this classy olive coat; it's sturdily-built with thick fabric that keeps me toasty during those crispy Alabama mornings. It fits just right, too! It might be a tad tight in the shoulders, but I keep my coats open at the top for the most part anyway since I flail my arms a lot in conversation. Thus, it's nothing to throw a fit over.
______I know that many people shy away from Asian-based companies due to the bite-sized fit, but I've not had a problem so far. If you're uneasy about ordering from overseas retailers, I suggest sizing up at least one size; check the length if it's a dress (anything over 85cm fits a taller gal!) as well your shoulder width if it's a long-sleeved something. Do that and you should be fine as Sunday wine.
______Oh. And pick a style you imagine will look good on you based on your past purchases. That always helps. If the lovely model looks a little awkward in it, you're probably gon' look like a bloated corpse, too.
______I'm taking an Honors Painting class this semester, and it's definitely the class I'm most ready to produce work in. In reality, there are no real Honors art classes, so I wrote up a contract and had my teacher and the Honors college approve it so I wouldn't have to take an additional 3-hour Honors seminar studying the judiciary system of sea sponges in Caribbean reefs. As interested as I am in sponge politics and their oscillating mechanics, I'm really not.
Overcoat: c/o Persunmall (find it here!)
Sunflower dress: Urban Outfitters
Necklace: Charming Charlie
Leopard bracelet: Charming Charlie (similar)
Ankle booties: Jeffrey Campbell (similar)
Hair: styled by Momma Hval