A Little Birdy Told Me…

Often times I find myself shying away from bold funky prints simply because I don’t feel every person can pull them off well. I am more a “playing it safe” kind of gal and prefer to mix solids with bright colored accessories to make a statement. But, there’s always exceptions to the rule right? Well I couldn’t help but fall head over heels in love with the Heartbreaker Monique Birdy Aqua Dress as it was just too damn cute to resist. As soon as JBR Clothing announced it’s arrival, I placed my order.

Available in sizes XS-2X in a variety of colors & prints ~ MSRP $80-96USD

HBMonique3I have to compliment Heartbreaker on their sizing consistency throughout their various styles, if you follow the size chart you are sure to get the right fit. Being my first Monique dress, I opted to order it in Medium based on my experience with the Beverly, Aimee, and so on. To my surprise, the bust was more snug due to the high bateau neckline and side zipper. I would highly recommend sizing up if you are considerably busty; go by your biggest measurements as the cotton has no stretch. Please bear in mind, my bust is 36″ which is the max for the size Medium. The Monique features the signature Heartbreaker A-line style, perfect for those days when you’re not feeling the wiggle or circle dresses. The matching tie belt is perfect to give the illusion of a nipped in waist. At 5′-4″ tall, the skirt length falls perfectly below the knee and pairs well with heels or flats.

HBMonique4What I adore the most goes without saying, the cute little bird print; you can’t not be happy while wearing this dress. I opt to wear mine on the days I feel lack luster getting ready for work as it always brightens my day. The Monique is very comfortable and suitable for many occasions. I truly enjoy the A-line styles as they are versatile for everyday wear. Of all the dresses in my closet, my Heartbreaker Aimee, Beverly and now Monique get the most love.

HBMonique5Accessorizing the Beverly is easy…pair it with your favorite pumps or flats and you’re ready to go. I find less is more when you’re wearing a bold print. A little hair flower will add a finishing touch and not take away from your ensemble. The Monique in Birdy Aqua looks fabulous with nude pumps and a little cardigan on those cooler nights. Two of my favorites colors are teal and orange, who knew they would look so perfect together!

HBMoniqueIf the bold prints are not your cup of tea, the Monique is also available in 30 different colors and prints! There is definitely something for everyone. Don’t be afraid to venture out of your comfort zone once in a while; you’ll never get the chance to fall in love with some of the most amazing fashions.

Do You Believe In Magic?

Often times I find myself making impulse buys when an item is on sale; something that I probably would never have considered if it was full priced. This can be quite dangerous for your wallet and leave you with buyers remorse but sometimes…you may stumble on the greatest finds literally by accident. Recently I was scouring JBR Clothing‘s Ebay store when I saw the Heartbreaker Sweetie Teresa Black Floral Dress for a steal of a price and the rest is history.

Available in Sizes XS – 2X in various colors & patterns – MSRP $90USD

The Sweetie Dress is spot on with the size chart and would definitely recommend going by your largest measurements since it’s made from 100% Cotton with no stretch. Reminiscent of its name, the Sweetie features a beautiful classic sweetheart neckline with halter tie straps which can be converted if you prefer non-halter. The full swing skirt is super fun and flirty suitable for all body types. What I love most about this dress is that is has some magical powers to give the illusion of a tiny waist created by the Princess seams. The first time I tried it on, I was literally speechless at the reflection in the mirror…holy hell the fit was mind blowing!

Heartbreaker has several styles and colors available in the Teresa Floral, truly a classic and beautiful motif which is not overpowering in any way. I cannot get enough of it and already anxious to add another Aimee to my wardrobe in this same print.  The Sweetie falls perfectly just below the knee since I’m only 5ft 4 inches tall. A simple design that will knock your socks off and make you fall in love instantly.

The classic look of this swing dress allows you to accessorize in a variety of ways. Add a cardigan or bolero for the office, or a pair of pumps for a night out. A small petticoat will give the swing skirt a more flirty flair, which you can also try in a fun bright color for more pizazz. The possibilities are truly endless…

Normally most of my impulse sale buys end up staying in my closet unworn and eventually purged during closet clean outs but the Sweetie is here to stay! There’s a reason why the Sweetie Dress has been around since day one at Heartbreaker…I now know first hand it has magical powers.

Having a little fun!!!