It’s springtime is most parts of this hemisphere. That means the snow has melted. Flowers are blooming and the spring wardrobe is rearing its head. If you live in the South, your summer wardrobe might be calling your name as well.
It’s been unseasonably warm and that brings me to my yearly quandary of what to wear when it might be warm or it might be cool. And so I’ve been re-examining my closet and wondering what I need more of. Then it happened…
Fresh Produce clothes asked me a few weeks ago if I might be interested in reviewing an item of their clothing. Umm, that’s like putting a kid in a candy store. I immediately checked out their website (ad nauseum) and I’ll admit, I was a little hesitant.
I know that sounds crazy but I looked at their spring clothes and saw an awful lot of pastels. For the record, I don’t do pastels. Ever. I saw some casual clothes and I was a bit alarmed by some of the prints. I’m really not a print girl. And I wasn’t sure if this was going to work. But I started to look at some of the beach dress and thought, I see some earth tones. I KNOW I can find something.
So I picked a dress that would work for the cooler days of spring, perhaps with boots and a cardigan, and would also work for the warmer says of summer with some sandals and fun earrings. And voila… my selection was the Twist Front Dress.
It’s gorgeous, right? I love any dress in black and with the turquoise jewelry, it was totally my style.
But I just couldn’t bring myself to pick another black dress. So I looked at the TWENTY-THREE color choices, including pastels (yuck), and settled for Olive.
I’ll be honest. This dress retails for $79 so I had high aspirations for it. And from the moment I opened the package, I could feel the quality of the dress. It was a bit wrinkled from shipping but I was too lazy to do anything about it so I put the dress on and decided to go out the town with my hot date.
What did you think? Yeah, I know the whole blogger meetup thing is a crazy, loud time but so much fun. The dress was perfect for the evening. Casual but fun and I got to show off my @allorahandmade necklace AGAIN!
The only thing I would be aware of. For women like me, that may be a bit endowed…
It definitely showed off some of my more feminine features.
It’s a totally comfortable dress and very high quality. It wrinkles easily but that’s simply because of the material (92% rayon, 8% lycra). It also was a little clingy in my midsection but as I mentioned in the video, that’s more of a midsection problem than a dress problem. I also loved the 3/4 sleeve because, in my book, that makes this a three season dress.
My only downside? The price is a little high for a bargain shopper like me. I like deals: that doesn’t mean cheap; that means high quality at good prices. In the future, I’d be more inclined to purchase from their sale selection because knowing how good the quality is makes me know what a bargain those prices are.
Note for my international readers: Fresh Produce now ships to over 200 countries, so women outside the US can enjoy the colorful styles, too.
Disclosure: Yep, I got a free dress out of the deal. Fresh Produce Clothes sent me a clothing item of my choice to review. The opinions expressed are entirely my own but I will say they were extremely helpful in helping me make a selection to ensure I got a product that fit!