Friday, April 5, 2013

Friday Favorites: April 5, 2013

ASOS: Navy Blue Sweet Heart Skater Dress

My brother's engagement party is coming up at the end of this month, so his fiancee and I are scrambling for a dress. The venue recently changed so I had to scrap my last outfit idea for something more "night time" appropriate. 

ASOS is my favorite place to look for party dresses because they have so much selection and most of their styles are so trendy. However, the plus size section didn't have anything that caught my eye. I did the daring and checked out the normal range of sizes (which as a lot more options). 

I fell in love with this dress first because of its color, fit and simplicity. It also came in a beautiful red, but the last thing I want is a bright colour to pull any attention away from the bride! I'm imagining it with a skinny nude belt with nude wedges, and I'm already set to get my ombre done that day!
Their biggest size is one size down from what I usually order. ASOS is also notorious for being bigger to size. Along with stretchy fabric, I'm convinced I can pull this off! 

New Look (Inspire): Stone Trench Coat

I posted this coat on a FF a few months ago and I was battling between the ASOS one and this one. Sadly the ASOS coat was sold out pretty quickly, but I have no regrets getting this one! The Newlook coat was always reasonably priced, but I also used a 20% off code. Spring is really short in Ontario so I know I won't be able to wear this often, so I'm happy I didn't need to invest too much in it!

I am in love with this coat. Even though its way out of my style range, because I usually dress super casual and more grungy. I wanted to step out of my comfort zone and own a few more pieces that are more mature. I'm studying Accounting so I'll be working in an office next year, so I'm getting a head start on owning work clothes ^.^

I got one size bigger than I usually order, which was great because its a perfect fit. The length is great because it doesn't make me look too short and the arms fit so comfortably. The jacket is also lined so its actually very warm, I can see myself wearing this late into autumn as well. 

Dorothy Perkins: Floral Bikini Top, Land's End: High Waisted Swim Bottoms

With summer coming up, I'm already excited for new swimsuits! After how amazing I felt wearing a swimsuit (first time in years) last summer, I definitely want more!

If don't love showing a lot of skin and tired of one piece and tankini swimsuits, try high waisted bikini bottoms! Theyre flattering on everyone and are such universal pieces! If you buy one in a solid color, all you need are a bunch of bikini tops to mix and match! 

I stumbled on the bikini top from DP and was so happy something so cute came in my size. But I only had black high waisted bikini bottom, so I found this navy blue one at Land's End and I'm planning to snatch it up! With a black and navy blue bottom, I'm basically set with matching any bikini top now. 

*I'm hoping to do a swimsuit post in the summer ^.^

Dorothy Perkins: Ponte Skater Skirt

I really love the skirts at Dorothy Perkins because they always have an amazing fit and cut. I also personally love them because of the length. Sadly other people complain that their too short, but for me they're perfect! I usually have to get my clothes tailored because of my height. 
DP has recently put a bunch of cute skirts on sale or at reasonable prices. I made sure to pick up a couple for the upcoming season. 

Onestopplus: Brown ankle boots

I've been seeing these boots everywhere BUT a place to actually buy them. I was browsing randomly and was so surprised to see these shoes! The style, color and price were too perfect. I was confused about their sizing though because I've never purchased shoes with a wide fit option. I opted for a normal fit and I already regret it. I think a wider fit would feel so much more comfortable. I also didn't like how canadians get all these extra fees during checkout. It really takes away the joy of these shoes being on sale.