While this trend may not be for everyone, it’s certainly cute! I adore Abercrombie & Fitch’s take on it! I just placed an order for their high neck neoprene pleated dress with cut-out back in black… I was inspired to by the beautiful Miss Kelly Ferguson (KellyLovesBeauty1 of You Tube). Can’t wait to pair this with one of my more stylish stockings =), which sadly do not receive much wear ever (part of valuing your purchases includes using and enjoying them to the fullest). What’s terrific about this dress is that it goes with just about any style shoe and can be dressed up or down: leather boots, ballet flats, sandals of all types, Converse sneakers, or even those recently popular slip-on leather sneakers.
P.S. A&F has become my favorite denim brand! Their jeans fit me like a glove and better yet, no hemming needed despite the fact that I’m only 5’3.” Also, yayyy to their awesome occasional discounts! My favorite? High-rise destroyed skinnys in either the dark or medium wash, though I just placed an order for a light wash since I have way too few of those and I needed to just step out of my comfort zone ;)
I’ve finally changed my mind about Vera Bradley. I didn’t like the brand when there was a craze several+ years ago. I’m normally a big fan of leather designer bags and definitely still am. Recently I spotted the pattern called “Sittin’ in a Tree” and I think it’s cute and has a younger vibe to it. I also like the retired pattern, Americana very much. I bought my mom, as one of her Christmas presents this year, a Poppy Fields Villager (I considered the Pleated tote too but liked the interior pockets of the Villager slightly more). It’s good to finally have a bag that I’m not afraid to use and it’s machine washable (colors have not faded on my totes yet post-wash). I feel a little more connected to my past (to the hot pink, down-to-earth bag which was my first love- the one with generous compartments)… I like the Villager, Pleated, Bowler, Carried Away (this one is humongous) styles. My MIL bought me a Gabby for Christmas and I’m glad she did because I most likely would not have considered this particular style on my own; consequently nor would I have discovered how wonderful it is. My current favorite patterns are Americana, Apple Green, Imperial Toile, Sittin’ in a Tree, Folkloric, Make Me Blush, and Poppy Fields. What are your favorites? I have to know!