I'm on a no-buy, but it is awesome to have a sister who is into clothes as well, so I can borrow from her closet all the time things that are "new to me". Here are the couple of items that she picked out, which also happen to fit me (yay!) so I'm thankful I haven't missed out on this collection even though I'm not making any purchases. (It's kind of cheating, but oh well.)
Sophia & I both tried on the dresses and here are our thoughts!
This kimono style dress is delightfully over the top. The colors in it are vibrant and the huge sleeves are so much fun! The material isn't too bad either, it's made out of recycled polyester and feels pretty soft. I think this style dress works best on tall, thinner frames like my sister. I think it's fun but overwhelms me a bit. My sister paired the dress with Michael Kors Gansevoort heels while I chose my Enzo Angiolini yellow peep toes (similar here). I think it would look great belted as well.
This organic cotton dress with floret detailing has a very crisp feel to it, perfect for summer. The detailing along the neckline is what makes this dress special in my opinion. It's an interesting silhouette, since it does flare out quite a bit, so this would be the perfect dress to wear to a summer barbecue where one can get their fill of hot dogs and burgers and hide one's food baby (just be careful not to spill ketchup on it). We both agreed that it is a bit short for Sophia, who is 5'7", but nothing too scandalous, and it is the perfect length for me. I paired it with my Kate Spade Marli wedges, but think my flat gold sandals would go with it as well.
All in all this collection had a very romantic, ethereal quality about it, which suits my taste perfectly. My sister normally has a more minimalist attitude towards fashion, but thought that these two pieces were a fun addition to the closet. I am itching to pull the trigger on a floral printed blouse but am sticking to my no-buy! It was all pretty reasonably priced which actually makes it harder to resist!