Thursday, December 31, 2015

Two Vince Silk Tops and A Ted Baker Dress

I ordered some stuff online the day after Christmas, since a lot of brands were having pretty good discounts.  First place I went to was my favorite brand Vince of course.  Haha.  They had 25% off sales price.  So I decided to pick up two silk tops that I could always use for work.  I'm slowly converting my work wardrobe to more blouses, since they seem to be so versatile and can be paired with pants or skirts, and with or without jacket over.

First top I got is the Silk Frayed Edge Placket Cap Sleeve Top in off white.  I was kind of iffy about it at first, since I don't think it looks that good on the model and it's final sale.  But I decided to get it anyways and I think it works!  The details on this top look a lot nicer in person.  This top is now $110 with additional 25% off.  Down from $275.  Vince silk tops rarely go below $100 when they go on sale so this is maybe as low as it gets, other than their sample sale.



It looks really long on the model, and it is very long on me as well.  I got my normal Vince size which is XS.  Here it is on me and you can see how long it is:





But you can just tuck it into your skirt or pants and it would be ok.  I do wish it was slightly shorter though, so I wouldn't have to tuck in as much material.



But I think the frayed edges are well done, and the capped sleeve makes it perfect to wear alone when the weather is warm, or to wear with a jacket over it.

Clearly, it is a little sheer.  I am wearing a light pink bra and you can see it in the photo.  I'd only go with nude bra if I wear it alone without any cami under.



The mandarin collar can be buttoned up like the model has.  But I think it's nice to leave it open.  As you can see, there is another button towards the middle of the chest that you can button for more coverage.  The opening ends there though.  It's not a fully button down shirt like it looks.  


The next Vince top I got is the Silk Cap Sleeve V-Neck Top with Leather Trim.  This top went down to $118 from $295, and an additional 25% off sales price.  I thought that was a really good deal especially considering the trim is soft lamb leather.  Here's the navy one that's still available in all sizes.



I got this top in XS as well.  As usual, it fits loosely but true to size.  I've said it before, but Vince is like the most consistently sized brand I've tried.  I feel way more comfortable buying from their final sale section than any other brand.

This top is long too:





Once again, it can be tucked and looks a lot more appropriate for work:



Here's a close up.  The leather trim is really nice:




Ok, after I ordered from Vince, I also bought another Ted Baker dress from Nordstrom that's on sale - the Linn Stripe Midi Dress.  On sale for $116 now from $195.  I thought it looked pretty cute on the model.  Also, since I am so impressed by my newest Ted Baker dress, I wanted another from them.




I read some of the reviews which said this dress runs really small, and it is very long.  So I ordered one size up from the Ted Baker dress I just got recently.  I got this one in size 2.  It is actually a very comfortable fit.  But it is VERY long!  That can be hemmed, but my major issue with this dress is that the belt is really tight.  It looks nowhere like the effortless fit on the model.  So I think I'll be returning it.





The belt is pretty though.  It's a combination of blush color on the front and black on the back:




So it just has a button closure.  It is adjustable but it is at the longest.  They should have put on multiple buttons as well lol.


Here's the side which shows the black:


Anyway, the material is really nice though.  I could wear it without the belt, but I think the belt was one of the cool features about this dress.  Too bad!

Hope you all have a happy New Year's Eve!  See you in 2016!




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