Belle’s Closet: Spring Purchase Reviews
Apr 29, 2015
Every few months, I like to review my recent purchases. Talk about what I liked, what I loved, what I loathed. This time, there are a mix of clothing and beauty purchases. Some are new, some are re-reviews. Let’s get started.
From the moment I put this dress on, I fell in love. It’s so pretty. So pretty. The cinched waist, flirty skirt, and eyelet fabric create a dress that is perfect for many summer occasions.
I ordered a 2 based on the size guide’s recommendation to size down. I’m typically a 4/6, but this dress fits very well. However, if you’re busty, you’ll want to take your regular size.
I bought this dress unsure whether it was a work dress, a dinner dress, or possibly both. I’m pleased to say that for many offices, this dress is both. It’s not so snug as to be inappropriate for work, but fitted enough that you can dress it up for dinner.
The best thing about this dress is the color. In the photo it is blush; in person, it’s a soft rose. It gives you a hint of spring color without washing you out.
As for the fit, the sleeves are a bit snug and the bust too. So you’ll want to take your regular size even though the size guide says to size down if those are your problem areas.
A few months ago, I gave this mascara a good recommendation. I take it all back.
As the mascara ages, it becomes impossibly dry. When I started wearing it, a bit would rub off on my lids. By the end of the first month, it started to flake like breakfast cereal. And changing contacts midday and fishing pieces of mascara out of the corners of my eyes is not a good time.
I’m going back to my Kevyn Aucoin mascara.
I bought these sandals for a casual summer option. I like that they have the cage front and an ankle strap to keep them from clopping about. They also come in gold and melon.
They seem well made for a $49 sandal, but it’ll take a few more weeks of wear before I know for sure. They’re comfortable, but did take a few wears to break in. Blisters are always a concern when you wear a strappy sandal, but some anti-chafe stick will keep them at bay (mostly).