Saturday, October 6, 2012

Shades of Blue

I've been a bad blogger lately. I've been so busy between work, family, and "extracurriculars" that I've just had no bandwidth for blogging.

Which is why I'm belatedly posting this review of a jersey dress from Mokkafiveoclock, an Etsy seller and a long-time reader of In Pursuit of Pretty Things.



Jersey Dress c/o Mokkafiveoclock (similar here)


When Monika (the talent behind Mokkafiveoclock) contacted me to ask if I'd be willing to try and review one of her dresses, I was more than happy to oblige. I'd actually been stalking her Etsy store for quite a while, just waiting for the right time to pick up something - it's always chock full of pretty, pretty things (currently eyeing this dress - in my shopping cart as I write, this skirt in colors #1 and #17, and this dress despite the fact I am not a bridesmaid - it's just too lovely). Knowing my penchant for comfy, pretty, jersey dresses, Monika sent me this one - and needless to say, I just love it.




It's a summer weight dress, so unlined. At first, being used to the heavier, lined dresses of Bailey 44, I was worried that this one would be "too light." I actually didn't find it to be a problem - in fact, when I layered a slip under it, I realized there wasn't all that much of a difference, and so left it off. In warm weather, it's fantastic - I ran around San Diego in it perfectly comfortable the whole day - and in the evening, when the temperature falls, I layered a cardigan over it, and it was great that way too. Being mindful of my petite stature, Monika made it to my measurements specifically. I don't know if she does this all the time with the dresses in her shop, but I really love the proportions, the drape, and the flow of the dress. 

This particular color is great too - in the spring and summer, the pool blue is just perfect, and in the winter, I think it'll be great to brighten up my gray sweaters and black tights and boots. Taking a peek at the store, it doesn't look like this color is available anymore, but Monika may have others available too.

Hope everyone is having a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by.

14 comments:

  1. You look GORGEOUS in this dress! What a pretty color.

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    1. Thank you! The blue really is pretty, isn't it? Monika has a great eye for color.

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  2. Nice!!! I am now looking at this dress in the burnt orange colour...

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    1. It's serendipitous that she has that burnt orange, isn't it? It's like the universe is conspiring on your behalf, Sasa. :)

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  3. Your hair looks amazing. How did you get the waves? Is it just the new cut?

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    1. Thanks! My hair has been getting progressively frizzier over the past year - it had already been a little on the frizzy side (I don't have that lovely sleek, straight Asian hair. I have the coarser, frizzier Asian hair) and I'm not sure why, but it's just been getting more textured in the past few months. Because of that, I was always straight-ironing it on the days I had time or just pulling it back into a ponytail or knot on the back of my head, as I wasn't sure how to style it otherwise.

      When I got this last cut with my friend Paul, he cut it so that the hair would have a nice shape even with the texture, and then, he recommended a couple of products to help me convert the frizz into waves - you can't believe how pleasantly surprised I was to find that my hair would actually do that, with minimal effort on my part. I've been using Moroccan Oil Intense Curl Creme, which I just apply to my hair while it's still wet after washing. Then, I just sort of grab the hair and scrunch it up a few times, in my hands, then let it air dry.

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  4. Pretty dress! Love it with the blue belt. Hope you're having a great weekend!

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  5. This colour is gorgeous! And you're still looking fab with your new hair :)

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  6. Carol, you look so beautiful. I love how you wear it with this thin blue belt and with beautiful shoes.I couldn't choose better model to present this dress.

    Thank you so much for your help and your feedback, you opinion means a lot for me, and it will help to create even better dresses.


    Once again thank you.
    Monika
    Mokkafiveoclock

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  7. Love this look ! I like that you paired it with nude pumps to highlight the dress!
    XOXO
    Ty


    Please check out some of my looks on BestTrendsForever.com!! my blog/closet name is Ty Az
    XOXO
    Ty

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  8. Such a beautiful dress! Great fit and color!! Love that you paired it with a belt!! CUTE! katejones.me

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  9. The dress is just lovely and after browsing her etsy shop, I an enamored with a lot of her dresses! You look fantastic!

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  10. Love the dress on you! How are you styling your hair since you got the new cut? It looks great!

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  11. Just gorgeous. I have been a little click crazy lately so I can stalk her shop and dream, until funds replenish :-) Lucky she gets you as a model, and lucky you get to wear this gorgeous dress!
    Another Anthro Blog

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