Bloomingdales’ Friends & Family sale is currently in full swing – take 20% off nearly everything with code FRIENDS (ends Sunday 10/6), w/ free shipping and returns on all purchases until then. My picks:
1) Longchamp planets large tote – great for traveling (see it in my packing tips post), work or school. It’s sturdier and a little more water resistant than their nylon le pliage foldable ones, but is still pliable. Mine has been easy to wash and shows little sign of wear despite a lot of use.
2) Classic Burberry trench or wool coat. I’m not in need of more Burb coats, but I tried on one of their best sellers last year (available in soft grey and black) and thought it was beautiful and warm. The only alteration that a sz 2 would’ve needed on me was sleeve shortening. I also found the camel coat from my last post online, also eligible for sale.
3) Clover Canyon has some stunners out like this “Russian Enamel” or “Russian Room” dress, both of which can be rocked through cold weather with dark tights and booties. Note how high the blue waistband is on the model for the second dress….too high, which means it could be potentially more flattering on a shorter gal.
A few months back, I posted a review of Clover Canyon’s signature short sleeve dress (had ordered that plus a sleeveless version to try, with intentions of keeping my favorite one). Although the Taj Mahal print of the sleeved version is more of a crowd pleaser, I preferred the color scheme and fit of this sleeveless sheath. Their neoprene dresses are designed to be very snug, so will fit more like regular sheath dresses on small-framed ladies.
As mentioned previously, I purchased this dress through Revolve which has everyday free shipping & returns, plus an awesome 30% off your entire order discount for new customers.
Just email their customer service with your order # for a retroactive discount; I hear exclusions do apply but not sure on what, so maybe email their customer service first if you want to make sure certain brands are eligible. They were very quick to re-apply the discount on my second dress after processing the return for the first.
When lying flat, this dress in XS measures: 13″ across the shoulders, 15″ across the armpits, 12.5″ across the waist, 33″ length. Material is 90% polyester, 10% spandex, made in USA. The sleeved and sleeveless versions fit very similarly in the body, but an issue I had with the former was some extra room in the shoulders and armholes. It didn’t bother me at first, but after trying on the sleeveless, I knew it’d be more comfortable and versatile for the long-term.
Also wore this back in summer for a friend’s birthday: