Thursday, July 29, 2021

Monet

Selkie The Monet Day Dress
 
I've been obsessing over Selkie for some time and they've completely won me over with their new Day Dress style!  While they're famous for their classic puff dresses, the puff is much too short for everyday wear and the organza material in the California summer is *horrendous*.  The Day Dress is made in a crisp cotton which is perfect for all seasons and the length is just right for me.  This dress is easily my new favorite style and I can't wait to tell you all about it!

Selkie The Monet Day Dress

Selkie The Monet Day Dress

Selkie The Monet Day Dress
Dress- Selkie

The Day Dress is a cottagecore dream that features a corset-style bodice, a square neckline with a bow in the center, lined puffed sleeves, and a below-the-knee length skirt.  The sleeves have extra fabric so they keep that puffed up shape and the dress is finished with a back zippered closure.  I'm wearing a size small, which is my usual Selkie size.  It does give a little with wear but I wouldn't advise sizing down (like with other cotton Selkie dresses).  I also have the Day Dress in Citrus Trip print in a size XS and I find the fit just a little more restricting but not by much.  Basically, go with your usual size!  This Monet print is absolutely lovely and it was the perfect match with my pink bruja hat.  My only gripe is that this dress does not have pockets.  I would give it a perfect score if pockets were included!

The Day Dress is *extremely* popular and usually sells out within minutes.  I know they're bringing this print and many others back later this year so your best bet is to follow Selkie on Instagram to get all the info on restocks.  This dress is made in sizes XXS-5X and is ethically made in China.  While their items are on the pricier side, they're worth every penny to get a beautiful, high quality product and support an inclusive, woman-owned small business.

Do you own any Selkie dresses?  How do you feel about them?  Let me know in the comments below!

xoxo

Ashley

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Berry Best

Sarsparilly x Strawberry Shortcake Berry Best Friends Dress
 
There are two things I love more than anything else when it comes to fashion: a puffy sleeve and a great collar!  Luckily, this Sarsparilly dress has both!  Their newest collaboration with Strawberry Shortcake is giving off all the 80's/90's kid vibes with classic prints and vintage inspired styles.  I instantly fell in love with this entire collection and the sparkly collar from this Berry Best Friends dress instantly caught my eye.

Sarsparilly x Strawberry Shortcake Berry Best Friends Dress

Sarsparilly x Strawberry Shortcake Berry Best Friends Dress

Sarsparilly x Strawberry Shortcake Berry Best Friends Dress


The Berry Best Friends dress is made from a sturdy cotton sateen that has a bit of stretch.  It features a print of Custard and Pupcake tending to their strawberries, perfect for any animal lover!  This dress is a classic 60's style with a strawberry-adorned collar, puff sleeves with velvet heart buttons, a pleated mini skirt with deep side pockets and a back zippered closure.  I'm wearing my usual size XS in Sarsparilly items and I find the fit to be extremely comfortable.  This entire collection is available in sizes XXS-4XL and while some sizes have sold out, make sure to sign up for the Sarsparilly newsletter to find out when the restocks go live!

Last weekend Bianca went on a weekend trip with her grandma... Her first trip without her mom.  She had so much fun and I was a sad sack the entire time.  I missed her so much!  She's getting older and becoming more independent and I'm just trying to get used to that idea.  She's my only kid and while I'm proud of her for reaching important milestones, I'm also internally mourning the little girl that once was.  Being a mom is filled with so many emotions and I've been experiencing them all simultaneously!

xoxo

Ashley

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Stargazer

Kitschy Witch Designs Stargazer Box Pleat Circle Skirt
 
Feeling all kinds of love for the new Stargazer print from Kitschy Witch Designs.  I've been eyeing this print since Stephanie previewed it many months ago and it's finally here!  The Stargazer collection features a new dress style, skirt, scarf, and a bag... in case you wanted to astrologize (that's a word, right?) your entire outfit.  I decided to review the new Marie dress and the circle skirt and long story short: they're both amazing!  You can read the full review below!

Kitschy Witch Designs Stargazer Box Pleat Circle Skirt

Kitschy Witch Designs Stargazer Box Pleat Circle Skirt

Kitschy Witch Designs Stargazer Box Pleat Circle Skirt

Kitschy Witch Designs Stargazer Marie Dress

Kitschy Witch Designs Stargazer Marie Dress

Kitschy Witch Designs Stargazer Marie Dress
Shoes- Diego's

The box pleat circle skirt has made its return with a few adjustments.  It now has a little more room (so check the size chart before you buy) and a two button closure on the side for a better fit.  This skirt is super full!  It's made in a crisp, heavyweight cotton sateen, has box pleats that fall beautifully when worn and deep side pockets.  It's definitely a midi length, I'm 5'6" and falls well below the knee.  I am wearing a size XS and the fit is absolutely *perfect*.  I wear a size small in the Return to Oz version but because of the new fit I could size down to an XS.

The new Marie dress is absolutely darling.  This dress has thin adjustable spaghetti straps, ruching at the bust, a gathered a-line skirt with deep side pockets, and a back zippered closure.  It's made with the same fabric as the skirt so it has a heavyweight feel with a considerable amount of stretch.  I'm comfortably wearing a size XS in this dress and I'm usually a small in most other clothing brands.  While this dress in the Stargazer print is almost sold out, the Marie is also available in the Twenty Thousand Leagues and Wunderkammer prints!

You can find the Stargazer collection exclusively at Kitschy Witch Designs!  All their clothing is made here in the USA and are available in sizes XS-3X.  Find amazing, well-made products and support a small woman-owned business in the process!

xoxo

Ashley

Friday, June 18, 2021

Summer Witch

Southern California Belle Target Wild Fable Black Floral Sun Dress
 
The temperature here has been nothing short of miserable and I've transitioned my wardrobe to light and comfy (but still cute) outfits.  I've been trying to find pieces that reflect my personal style while still being functional and this dress definitely fits the bill!  I like to wear it while lounging at home but it really dresses up with a pair of cute sandals and a summer (witch) hat.  Plus, at $25 you really can't go wrong!

Southern California Belle Target Wild Fable Black Floral Sun Dress

Southern California Belle Target Wild Fable Black Floral Sun Dress

Southern California Belle Target Wild Fable Black Floral Sun Dress
Dress- Target

This adorable floral dress is made from a light rayon fabric and features a slight puff sleeve, keyhole tie detail at the neckline, stretchy ruched waist, and a tiered above the knee length skirt.  You can slip this dress right on and feel like you have a complete outfit!  I traditionally wear a size small in most clothing and I opted for a medium since this is dress is in junior's sizing.  This dress is available in sizes XS-2X and is available in two other colors, in case you don't love black as much as I do.

The family and I are heading over to Disneyland on Saturday for the first time in over a year!  This is probably the longest we've been away and while I'm excited, I'm also just worried about the way things are now.  I've heard lots of horror stories about crazy lines and no space to sit down but I'm trying to put those stories aside and just enjoy my time there.  We're also going to check out the new Avengers Campus at California Adventure and I literally cannot wait!  Here's to hoping we have a good time and it's not too terribly hot!

xoxo

Ashley

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Rainbows and Chill

Sarsparilly x Care Bears Rainbows and Chill Dress
 
Can't help but feel extra cheerful when I'm wearing a dress with the Love-a-Lot Care Bear on it!  If you've read my last post, I told you I'd be back with another amazing piece from the Sarsparilly x Care Bears collection.  The Rainbows and Chill dress is the perfect retro inspired piece with modern features.  And unlike most true vintage, this dress is also available in inclusive sizing.  Take a trip down memory lane and get nostalgic with me!

Sarsparilly x Care Bears Rainbows and Chill Dress

Sarsparilly x Care Bears Rainbows and Chill Dress

Sarsparilly x Care Bears Rainbows and Chill Dress

Sarsparilly x Care Bears Rainbows and Chill Dress

The Rainbows and Chill dress is made from a soft but sturdy cotton sateen.  It has a bit of stretch but still conforms to the body nicely.  This lovely piece features thin yet adjustable spaghetti straps, a fitted bodice, a massive gathered swing skirt with deep side pockets, a back zippered closure, and a matching rigid grommet belt.  It has an all-over print of shooting stars and the most cheerful border print of Love-a-Lot bear on a rainbow.

As for fit, I would highly recommend sizing down.  As I've mentioned in previous posts, Sarsparilly does run a full size smaller than your usual size.  Since I am usually a small, I always take a size XS in Sarsparilly dresses.  I find the fit to be quite comfortable!  It's definitely one of those dresses you can throw on and go about your day or really dress up for a fun vintage inspired look.

You can check out the entire Sarsparilly x Care Bears collection HERE.  All the pieces in this collection run from sizes XXS-4X.  Please note that prices are in Australian dollars, so make sure to use their currency converter!  While these pieces are definitely an investment, they're worth every penny.  The quality is top notch, the sizing is inclusive, and you're supporting a wonderful woman-owned business!

xoxo

Ashley
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