Wednesday, September 19, 2012

High Tea | SugarLips Royal Inclinations Dress Review

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Sugar Lips Apparel Royal Inclinations Dress w/ scarf print and sweetheart neckline detail (S) //
Merona for Target dotted sheer black tights // Mossini for Target black suede ankle boots (get it here) //
H&M segmented gold necklace // Thrifted Goodwill vintage belt //

Photography: self; tripod and remote

Sugar Lips welcomed me to my new place with another little number to style, Royal Inclinations Dress.  The sweetheart neckline makes this dress special, aside from the interesting "vintage scarf print." It features a horse drawn carriage? Horse saddle? Golden pipe? Golden lion head pin? Not really sure but it's mighty pretty (and no, I do not condone smoking!). I chose to style it with my "military jacket" to fit the theme of the prints. This is my first time ever doing milkmaid braids, so be nice. I'm actually quite impressed with myself since I never ever do anything to my hair besides wash it (I may or may not even comb it ... :P) Bobby pins are a brilliant invention. After jumping around for nearly an hour trying to figure out how my new official Canon remote works, I kind of favour the old $3 bootleg Chinese version I got off some weird site. The distance is very very close to my tripod which is terrible for prime lens users and i found that it has trouble focusing too close and too far unless I throw it in auto mode (fine by me as long as it's crisp). Eh ... not worth the $23 and the trouble. Or maybe my lens is just bust from humidity for real :(

The material is a lot thinner than I expected, almost like a satin scarf but with less sheen. From the pictures on Sugar Lips' site, it looked like a sturdy cotton fabric. Still, I was adamant this morning to wear it because I have been looking forward to getting dolled up post-exam for class and I froze my butt off. It was below freezing last night and when I left my apartment it was 41 degrees F and my derrière was not happy in this thin summer piece and sheer tights. Where did the end of summer go? We went from giving our sweat glands a workout to sudden polar bearing without a memo. Shakin mah head.

The bust area on this dress was very loose, and fit more like a usual Medium (or the occasional S at Forever 21) so after fiddling with flimsy double sided tape and hiding this hot mess under my jacket, I finally pinched and pinned with a safety pin. Fixed! So basically, this dress runs big. Next time I would go with an XS, which they do have. On their page they suggested styling this with a trench coat and white pumps - can do! That will be my next outfit with this, and I'm going to try throwing a lightweight sweater or chiffon top under it too to save my poor arms in this chilly weather. Finished off my day with kickboxing my guts abs out and tomorrow I will once again not be able to climb stairs without screaming every step of the way. Exercise, baby - make that fat cry.

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Sakuranko September 19, 2012 at 11:43 PM   said...

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ahoymichelle September 19, 2012 at 11:45 PM   said...

Aww! Sorry about the fit of the dress! It still looks great on you regardless. :)

Stevia September 20, 2012 at 12:47 AM   said...

that dress looks amazing on you. it seems like it fits just fine :)
I looove the gorgeous print on it plus that jacket is to die for!
love how you do your hair
maybe a tutorial soon? :)

The Sweetest Escape 

The Fierce Berry September 20, 2012 at 2:10 AM   said...

Great jacket!! :D

Anca C. September 20, 2012 at 3:31 AM   said...

nice blazer!
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michelle_ September 20, 2012 at 4:55 AM   said...

i love the dress and jacket ! but I think the look would be better without the polkadot tights :) just my opinion though !


ChocolateFashionCoffee September 20, 2012 at 5:57 AM   said...

love the dress :)

Angie | September 20, 2012 at 9:02 AM   said...

i agree! thanks for the tip, michelle :) greatly appreciated! it was sooo cold that i had to throw something over my legs

Angie | September 20, 2012 at 9:03 AM   said...

oh hahaha! i wouldn't ever dream of putting together a hair tutorial. if i master this braided updo i will try :)
you're very sweet, stevia!

Unknown September 20, 2012 at 9:32 AM   said...

i love the color and style of your jacket. thanks for visiting my blog, let's keep in touch!

Alessandra Astorino September 20, 2012 at 10:05 AM   said...

Yoou have a great blog!
Nice dress!


Kathleen September 20, 2012 at 10:50 AM   said...

Beautiful dress. I like the print on the fabric. I would need an XS, too.

Unknown September 20, 2012 at 10:57 AM   said...

Beautiful jacket & skirt!


Bisous Natasha September 20, 2012 at 1:33 PM   said...

You look cute !

Angie J. September 20, 2012 at 3:12 PM   said...

holy crap that dress is LUSH! love the jacket as well. very cool, I love your quirky styling!

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Unknown September 20, 2012 at 4:31 PM   said...

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PinkOrchids September 20, 2012 at 6:07 PM   said...

I love your dress! I love your outfit!! The jacket is really nice and goes so well :)

Elena Khalchenko September 20, 2012 at 6:59 PM   said...

Fine, I Love your "hussar" jacket! Fine dress and plait. You look perfectly! Thanks for your comment.
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Carina Adam September 20, 2012 at 7:13 PM   said...

Thank you for visiting me on my blog and on Chictopia.
I really like your look. The military jacket is adorable and I think it fits great with the dress and the necklace.

MILEX September 20, 2012 at 9:49 PM   said...

I can't stop staring at you, what a perfect creature!

betty; September 20, 2012 at 11:38 PM   said...

Hiii :D I just wanted to say you are adorable, haha I just found your blog today from the PFC for this month. This may be an odd question but what is your background if you don't mind me asking. And I love your outfit, it's so cute and I really love the jacket. As well I am a new follower, I look forward to seeing your future posts.

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Lauretha Sudjono September 21, 2012 at 2:35 AM   said...

I love everything your look, perfect! Bisous.

Naina September 21, 2012 at 3:38 AM   said...

More than the dress I absolutely LOVE your hair - seriously, such a cutie! I never have the patience to do mine that way, teach meee :(

Anonymous September 21, 2012 at 4:09 AM   said...

Very nice look! What about following each other?

Claireta Teressa September 21, 2012 at 8:08 AM   said...

cant stand how much i love this post!


Meera September 21, 2012 at 10:16 AM   said...

That dress is so gorgeous! I absolutely love the color combination of this outfit.

xoxo, Meera

Sin12012 September 21, 2012 at 6:00 PM   said...

Wow ! Nice dress ! Love it ! :D

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Candy September 22, 2012 at 5:20 PM   said...

Gorgeous dress hun!

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Emi ♡ 恵美 September 23, 2012 at 3:59 PM   said...

Lovely pics ^^

Your hair style is cute ^^

Love Emi

E September 23, 2012 at 10:59 PM   said...

Such a pretty dress! I love the scarf print!

Joshua Tjandra September 24, 2012 at 10:09 AM   said...

SOOOO CLASSY. I'm out of words, this is one the best outfits I've ever seen <3

thecalichemist September 24, 2012 at 12:56 PM   said...

Loveee the pattern of that dress! Stunning =)


Carolyn September 24, 2012 at 7:43 PM   said...

cute braided crown!

lisacng September 25, 2012 at 11:29 AM   said...

I love the braids! First thing I noticed! And I love the Sgt Pepper jacket paired with the print dress!

SewPetiteGal September 30, 2012 at 4:14 PM   said...

LOVE the jacket and your hair! Pairs so nicely with scarf-print dress.

Morgan October 1, 2012 at 1:02 AM   said...

I love this outfit! I love how you styled a navy jacket with the orange in the dress. Awesome, plus your jacket is just amazing.

MAGGIE October 2, 2012 at 7:27 PM   said...

The dress is so pretty. Definitely head-turning! :P Your hair looks amazing as well. Too bad I can't style my hair like that. :P my hair is curly and a bit weird. haha. ^___^


Anonymous October 6, 2012 at 12:57 PM   said...

I absolutely love your hair in this one; the whole outfit, with the bold print and military jacket makes this look one of my favorites! I don't know you you do it every time~

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