Thursday, October 13, 2011

Colorblock dress

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A few of you have expressed interest in the Geri blouse that I wore in this post so I want to give a shout out to my new favorite online boutique called Velvet. The store based in Indonesia. Their clothes are chic and very affordable. Is it just me or their collections remind me so much of Zara? Velvet wanted me to introduce their July/August collection to you guys a few months ago. Unfortunately, there were a few issues with shipping and the package didn’t make it to my door until 2 months later. The dress that I am wearing in this post is already sold out. However they just launched the September collection a couple of weeks ago, be sure to check it out.

What I am wearing:
Dress: Albertine dress c/o Velvet (buy similar here - comes in petite sizes)
Blazer: Banana Republic - size 00P (buy similar here or here)
Shoes: Banana Republic Jacky Pump (buy similar here)
Necklace: Lia Sophia (buy similar here - comes in 3 colors)
Watch: Michael Kors 5128 in rose gold (buy here)
Nail color: Zoya Jinx (buy here)

It is no secret that I love mustard pieces for Fall. This color block dress instantly caught my attention while browsing their site. This dress runs small. I could go up a size. An XS would be perfect for someone who is a size smaller than me. There was no care/info label attached to the dress so I am not sure what the fabric content is. I asked my husband and he said, care labels are not required for businesses outside of the U.S. To me, the fabric feels pretty much like Ponte/knit material.

I adore this two-town dress. I wish the skirt part has a classic straight cut instead of tulip/pleated cut. However, it’s fun to wear something different than what typically wear. I can totally see myself wearing this dress as a skirt.

Quick review on other pieces from July/August collection:
Maxine Skirt : runs small
Selene Dress: runs big. I have to slim both sides
Mandy Dress: fits me perfectly. Love!
Geri Blouse: runs slightly big but doable. See it on me here.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Disclaimer: I received these items courtesy of Velvet. As always, my reviews are my personal opinion. I will not be compensated for posting this review on my blog.


lovely pettit_mom

so pretty:_0


i am a fan of mustard color so of course I really like this dress. I also love this new scenery for pix too!!! =)

Bravoe Runway

I love this dress Sydney! I have never heard of this Indonesian line, but I agree the material is definitely ponte like. I also like the mustard bottom, very nice outfit!


This dress is gorgeous on you! Great pick. The colors are muted and classic but the pleats spruce up the overall look. I don't think you'd need to go up a size - it fits perfectly.

Mitr Friend - Bhushavali

The dress is absolutely gorgeous...
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love this dress on you. fits very nice as is. i also like you styled it.


what a beautiful dress! i love the two-tone colors and the BR blazer fits perfectly too! i love the autumn scenery you picked for the pictures. lovely!

cute & little


I wanted to order a dress but the shipping was going to be $41 for the US... not the most practical place for US shoppers :\


@Anonymous $41.00 is way too high for shipping fee. I’ll check with them and see if there is anything they can do for U.S shoppers.


Oh my gosh, thank you for introducing this company to us! I adore this color-blocked dress on you and think the tulip skirt is quite flattering. I just browsed through their website and agree that the pictures, shop setup, and clothing remind me a lot of Zara. *rubs hands together in glee*

PS - The company's name is misspelled on the second line ;)


That looks so good on you. However is it just me or is there a little uncomfy pleat or folding of the material where the top and bottom come together?

The Girlie Blog

Love LOVE this dress, especially on you.


Dress looks lovely on you! Love how the pleats are unique but still keeps overall classic look. Gorgeous pics too!


That's a perfect shade of mustard! I love how you styled it with the blazer. You look fabulous!


Pretty that it's two-toned!

Really Petite

Love the dress on you and I think it fits u nicely:-)

Did u take pics by yourself? If so- great job!!!

The Little Dust Princess

The dress is perfect on you! I think it fits perfectly and the colours are gorgeous.


Gorgeous piece!! You look great in these colors! The neutral top is the perfect shade!

Too bad about the shipping! :/


this dress looks amazing with the blazer! I love the higher waist line...for leg lengthening effect! another winning outfit for sure!


What a beautiful dress!! I actually love the pleated detail on the skirt - it looks amazing on you!


Great dress, I also love mustard for fall! There are so many interesting lines to the dress, will definitely be hopping over to Velvet now.


I adore your dress! I love mustard this season.


Hillary Blanc

How is the qualityof the pieces? Also, I am a bit nervous about ordering as far as items not arriving etc? Should I be concerned. I love their accessories!


@Cee Thanks, Cee! I have corrected the name =)

@Hillary Blanc Regarding the quality, it probably is in the same range as H&M’s. Personally, I think their quality is better than F21 stuff. They’re very responsive in terms of answering questions so I wouldn’t be concerned about the status of your order. They’re working on reducing the shipping cost starting next month so you might want to wait. Hope that helps!

just tututiny

This dress is gorgeous! Like you I love the mustard color for the Fall season. With the blazer and access. that you've chosen you've made it look effortlessly chic. The photos are beautiful as well, really captures the essence of Fall with the leaves in the background. Thanks for sharing.

La Professionnelle

This dress looks great on you and the color is perfect for fall! Thanks for sharing this new-to-me brand.


Cammie Callisto

absolutely love this outfit!


Jenny, a question for you. I bought a dark blue (peacock blue) shirt dress, I want to pair it with neutral/tan color boyfriend cardigan and tan pumps. The cardigan is hard to find..any alternatives?

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