Tuesday, August 14, 2012

A few reviews in pictures and words: Loft Trench, ModCloth Pam Breeze-ly Tunic, Mixed Media Heels, Target Skinny Cords and Drifting Shimmer Bangle Set

Since I recently shared a few things that I purchased with you, I thought I'd do a few reviews to let you know how they all worked out.  I may purchase a lot, but I end up returning quite a few things in the end...either the fit is off, or I just don't love an item as much as I thought I would.  So here we go:

Loft




I ordered this trench in my normal Loft size, an XS.  The fit was perfect.  I maybe could have sized down to an XXS but I have broader shoulders so I may have had issue with it being too tight in that area in a smaller size.  The XS is fitted yet still has a little room under for layering pieces  The arm length was good on me...not too long.  After I snapped these pictures I realized you can also tighten the arm hole opening a bit to make it fit even better...nice touch.  The material is not too stiff at all.  It is comfortable and very well made.  The material and overall quality is impressive for Loft.  I have found their materials to be lack luster over the years so this is a nice change.  Overall I would say this is going to be a key piece in my fall wardrobe.  It's classic yet makes a statement all at once.  I highly recommend this trench!

ModCloth


I didn't take a picture of me wearing this top but I'll fill you in on my findings anyways.  I was SOOO disappointed by the fit and material of this top.  When I opened the package the first thing I saw was this slinky, almost shiny shirt staring back at me.  I pulled it out and immediately thought I was sent the wrong item.  It honestly looked like the top portion of silk pajamas.  It was very long and baggy and oh, the material...I just couldn't get past it.  It was awful.  I put it on and was even more horrified.  When I rolled the arms like in the picture above, I found the inside of the pajama top to be even shinier.  Heaven help me.  If they sold this in an X-Small I would have purchased that, but the smallest size it comes in is a small (what I got), so most smaller sized women will be sized out.  It looked like a tent on me.  And even if it did fit, the material was just horrid.  This will be returned this week.  Major fail.

Anthropologie


I ordered these shoes a few weeks ago in a size 8.5 based on the reviews.  I normally take an 8.5 or 9.  They fit great!  I found these to be the cutest shoes EVER!  They are so unique and the soft lavender color mixed with the cream and black design on the heel is brilliant.  The only complaint I have about these shoes is that they could have had a few more holes in the straps so I could have made the ankle wrap a little tighter around my small ankles.  I will probably take them to a cobbler to have an extra hole punched in each strap so that they'll fit perfectly.  All in all I'm thrilled with this purchase, even more so since they're already sold out again online.  Check in stores though...they may still be floating around!

Target




Last week I read a post by Debra from "I Dream of Anthropologie" showing some cheaper versions of more expensive clothing.  One of the comparisons she did was Anthropologie's AG skinny cords to Target's Mossimo skinny cords.  I was intrigued!  Anthro's version cost $168 while Target's cost just $22.99.  This was worth a look.  Last night when I went to do some school supply shopping at Target for my boys I decided to browse quickly through the women's section to see if I could find the Mossimo cords.  They must have just brought them out because they still had at least one of every size (that NEVER happens!!!).  I tried them on in both the yellow and the purple colors, and then also grabbed them in the turquoise colorway.  These are made in junior sizing, but I found them to fit more like a women's sized pant.  I tried these on in a size 3 to begin with and they were too big in the waist.  It's never good when you can stick your fist down the back of the pant...not cute.  I then tried on the size 1 and they fit perfect.  They have great stretch to them so they're super comfortable.  I am a HUGE fan of AG pants at Anthro, and have often proclaimed them to be my favorites, but I'm gonna have to go out on a limb here and say these Mossimo versions fit just as well as my AG's.  They even fit me much better than the Pilcro cords fit me last year...I passed on those altogether because the fit was so off on me.  The price point on these cords is too good to be true at $23 so I picked up all three colors I brought to the dressing room with me.  They also come in a few more colors online if you're interested.  RUN, don't walk to Target to grab these cords...they won't last long!  Thanks to Debra for pointing them out!!!

Anthropologie


I was so excited to get this bangle set in the mail and when they finally arrived, I knew they weren't keepers.  I opened the bag and shook them out and got a little surprise...I had glitter all over my hand.  These bangles have glitter on them!  GLITTER!  Are you crazy?  Bad form Anthro, bad form.  Due to the fact that I don't want to be covered in glitter every time I wear these, they'll be headed back to the store the next time I go.  Disappointment!

So there you have it...a few follow-ups.  Do you own any of these items?  Do you agree with the reviews or did you have different experiences?  

Chime in!



34 comments:

  1. Thanks for all the reviews but my eyes are on those lovely lovely shoes. That color combo is dreamy, can't wait to see you wear them. How's the comfort factor?

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    1. I haven't worn the shoes for an extended period of time yet, but just walking around my house they are super comfortable!

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  2. Thank you for the reviews! Would you mind sharing what size you normally wear in AG for comparison?

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    1. You're welcome! =) Oh, and I wear a size 25 in the AG Stevies.

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  3. I noticed in store the blue side beads on the bangles had fallen off. Not good quality for sure.

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    1. Ya, another one bites the dust. =(

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  4. Great reviews! I LOVE the Loft trench on you!!!!

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  5. I'm SO glad the cords worked for you! I couldn't find them in my Target store yesterday to try on, but it's been so hot here, I think our Fall arrivals are slow coming. I plan to check back. Thanks for the link love!!! :)

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    1. You're welcome!! So glad you pointed them out!!

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  6. Lovely post - I've seen the loft trench coat on a lot of blogger's wishlists - and I can see why - it's so fresh and elegant - glad you found a keeper!

    Those target jeans look amazing on you - especially love the purple one - the price point seems perfect for such a trendy item - and the fit is amazing (Old Navy have a lot of cheap-ish colored denim - but they look pretty cheap too material & fit-wise). I can't wait for Target to come here (supposedly next year) - but I'm going to see if I can find these jeans to order online :-)

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    1. Oh I would be lost without a Target or two close by! Hope you get one soon!!!

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  7. I love those cords! I strode right by them the other day while I was quickly running into Target to pick up a toothbrush I'd forgotten for my weekend trip. I will have to go back and browse more carefully.

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    2. For sure, go back and take a look!! =)

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  8. I REALLY like the stripe trench...way cute! and those cords...I must see if I can locate those! I've been looking for some mint jeans. Thanks for the tip!

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    1. They are such a great deal! The turquoise color is definitely more turquoise than mint, just to warn you. But it's a really pretty color!

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    2. Gott'm! :o) You're right about the color, but I still like them anyway. Good thing I went by this afternoon, the ochre was already sold out in my size....so, they're going fast!

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  9. Thanks for the reviews. They are always so helpful. Love the trench and I'll have to check out the cords. What a steal at that price. Too bad about the bracelets. What did you think of the Deletta tank that you ordered that went on sale? Thumbs up or down?

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    1. Thumbs up on the tank, for sure. I had actually tried it on and did a review on it before so I didn't mention it in this post. I love the colors and it fits well. I got it in an XS. Definitely look out for the cords..they are awesome!

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  10. The cords are sooo cute on you Jenni! I tried them but they didn't fit me right. I did get the red skinny jeans- I liked the deeper color of them better than the cords. I got maggie the teal cords- she loves them! I also got the snakeskin jeans - did you see those? they fit so great! You should have seen me in the Target dressing room today texting Debra my pics for a thumbs up or thumbs down! haha. Gotta love my blog budddies!

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    1. I've totally texted pictures of things I've tried on in the dressing room before to my BFF...sometimes you just need another opinion!! ;)

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  11. Oh I LOVE those cords on you!! They look amazing! I may have to run to target tonight!!

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    1. Thanks!! For sure, give them a try!!

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  12. Love those purple Target skinny cords! I saw Debra's post but glossed over it because Target pants have fit terribly on me in the past... however, I adore AG jeans so I will have to give these a shot!

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    1. I was pleasantly surprised to see such a great quality piece from Target...give them a try!!

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  13. Great deal on the pants. I love those shoes. Hawt!

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  14. Loving the cords...especially at that price. Will you post some outfits with the purple and yellow cords on Polyvore? I Can't figure out what I'd wear with them.

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    1. I'll definitely do a few sets on Polyvore...may have to wait till next week after my kids go back to school and I have more free time!!

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  15. ooooh so pretty!!!.. i just ordered the shoes..... they ARE online...at least in size 9 ( petite w/ big feet)..but ordered thru a store...too bad I wasted my b'day discount on a dress that got cancelled! I usually wear 3" with a 1 " platform.... 1 1/2 in max..but the reviews screamed comfort..... i also never do ankle straps due to short legs....but these are so artsy looking what do i have to lose????
    thnx for all you do to help my shopping :)

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  16. Oh good!! Glad you found them back online! They are gorgeous in real life...you'll love them! Glad I could help! ;)

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  17. :) I feel like a "wild woman" ordering them.................ha. can't wait for them to come.

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  18. I have a love affair with colored jeans lately and I picked up a pair of Mossimo cords in purple on your recommendation and I love the fit! Thanks for the sharing your review! I look forward to how you will style the purple cords.

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