Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Mocha Mix

I am loving the California weather these past few days, the sun is beaming and the air is crisp.  Ah perfect spring weather for perfect spring outfits, right?  Last week that long over due mani/pedi finally came to be, so you know I had to show off the toes.  I wore another Kmart Fashion outfit from Love Your Style Love Your Size (LYS), this time it was a tunic/dress.  Its a Mandarin collar v-neck dress with rolled tab sleeves and double draw string waist.  I got it in a lovely mocha/taupe color, which by the way I am kind loving lately.  Since I have fair/light skin the really light nudes kinda wash me out, so the deeper mocha/taupe colors look better on me. To show off my pedi I wore some new Dolce Vita gold studded sandals that I am also loving.  Gold tones are slowing creeping into my wardrobe, after years of banning anything with gold. Take a look at how I styled the LYS dress and read my review below. I was at the mall and took advantage of the cute Easter display to take my pictures. I was very close to taking pictures with the Easter Bunny, but "someone" thought it was cheesy.  Hey what can I say sometimes I like being cheesy! ;)

~LYS Dress: c/o Kmart ~ Dolce Vita Sandals: Ross ~ Denim/Patent Mulberry for Target Bag: Target ~ Bangles: H&M ~ Gold Hoops: Belina ~ Gold Tone Casio Watch: Target~

Here is what I thought about the LYS dress; loved the color and satiny fabric. The length was a bit long, the descriptions says its a tunic, but it fit me more like a dress. Even when I tied & cinched the waist it was still a bit longer than I would have liked. On the model it looks like a tunic and hits her around the hip area, models are obviously taller than I am. I liked the light weight feel of the fabric which makes it great for warm So Cal days, but its a bit sheer and had to wear a slip.  Would have loved if it either was lined or came with its own slip.  Luckily I had one that worked out. You may not be able to tell, but it has pockets by the waist area, which is great! They came sewn closed so I have to figure out if I can undo the seam and actually get my hands in there. I really love dresses with pockets. One thing I was not loving was the double draw string at the waist.  It has 2 thin strings to cinch at the waist making it a bit weird if you don't pull them both the same amount.  Also having 2 strings to tie got all tangled up and had a heck of a time undoing them. Preferably just one draw sting would be fine for a dress like this.  Overall  I liked the tunic/dress and felt good wearing it. I got many compliments.  As I mentioned in my previous review of LYS (here) I am very happy Kmart decided to create a modern, on trend and budget friendly plus size line.  Being a new line, I think there is room to grow and improve on design, the quality is great for the price.  I look forward to seeing what LYS has to offer for the up coming seasons and will definitely be buying more pieces to add to my wardrobe. 

*This post was my honest and personal opinion of the product, for best results you should always try it out yourself. I was not paid for this post, but was given clothing samples to review, courtesy of Kmart & LYS.


  1. Cute!!! I wore my LYS Maxi dress today too!!! You look amazing!!
    Diva in Deep Thought

  2. That is REALLY cute! I'm definitely going to check out LYS!


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