Elegance is Timeless

As a recovering online impulse shopper, I now force myself to really think about each purchase to know if it’s truly meant to be. Sometimes that can mean waiting several months to acquire the object of my affection but then it won’t lead to the dreaded buyer’s remorse and a closet full of unworn clothes. Patience is truly something that can pay off long-term; who doesn’t want to buy pretty things on sale and avoid paying full price? Needless to say, my patience was truly rewarded when I was presented with the opportunity to feature the dress I have coveted for ages, the magnificent Stop Staring Timeless dress in green.

Available in sizes XS to 3X in a variety of colours ~ MSRP $158

IMG_4011Being a longtime Stop Staring customer, I have always found their sizing to be consistent to the brands’ size charts throughout their various collections over the years. Depending on the material of the specific dress (which Stop Staring indicates on their website), you will want to adhere to the size chart accordingly. Based on my current measurements (36-27-39), I fit precisely within the size Medium range. When the Timeless dress arrived, I couldn’t wait to see if it lived up to my expectations after all this time. From the moment I tried it on; I didn’t want to take it off. The fit was perfection and required no alterations at all. The Timeless dress features a delicate keyhole cut-out with sash detail, cap sleeves, with matching belt and a sash off to the left side of the skirt. Made from a tropical stretch fabric, which is not quite as stretchy as their millennium bengaline. At 5’-4” tall, the skirt falls a couple inches below the knees.

IMG_4022The sheer elegance and unique design in such a stunning shade of green is a winning combination all around. The Timeless dress captures the soft femininity of the era while accentuating the female form in a classic manner; this is not your typical wiggle silhouette. I chose to pair it with my staple Rago 1294 girdle to ensure to create a sleek line as intended by the design. If green isn’t your favorite colour, the Timeless dress is also available in red, plum, baby pink, blue & more. There is no doubt that this classic beauty has won the hearts of several celebrities as well…now you can steel their look at an affordable price!

IMG_4016The Timeless dress is ideal for any occasion or in my case, perfect work attire for the office. Accessorizing all depends on the setting or the look you wish to achieve. With the lovely sash details, I would opt to keep things simple with a bracelet and round toe pumps or strappy kitten heels. To create a genuinely glamorous look, add a bold chunky layered necklace, long satin gloves and sky high heels to knock their socks off.

IMG_4014After waiting for soooooooo long, it is truly a rewarding feeling when the object of your affection turns out to be even better than you had imagined. The Timeless dress instantly became a personal favorite in my collection and I will be the first to say…DON’T WAIT!!!

Add a Little Love to Your Style

How many little black dresses should a woman have in her closet…is one really enough? As a self proclaimed dress hoarder, I am a fond believer in the more the merrier! But oddly enough, I currently don’t own a staple LBD since I always gravitate to jewel tones and/or bold prints. It’s about time that I break out of old habits and diversify my wardrobe to include more options like the infamous LBD without sacrificing my desire for sense of uniqueness. Stop Staring has created a fabulous twist on the typical LBD with the Love Dress in black; with a stunning keyhole back and back bow, sure to bring out the sexy bombshell in all of us.

Available in sizes XS-3X in a variety of colours & prints ~ MSRP $158

IMG_3691 IMG_3698It has been quite some time since I have acquired a new Stop Staring dress, none since my recent weight loss so I had to consult their size charts in order to see if I could now fit in a smaller size. Previously, I always wore a size Large and had to invest in alterations every time. Today, I find myself in their size Medium range with my current measurements of 36-27-39. When the Love Dress arrived, I was ecstatic that it fit like a glove and actually didn’t require ANY alterations. The millennium fabric is super stretchy, it hugs your curves like second skin and incredibly comfortable. As mentioned earlier, the Love Dress features a sexy keyhole back and lower back bow, a sweetheart pleated neckline, cap sleeves and side rushing at the waist which is fabulous to flatter tummy trouble areas. At 5′-4″ tall, the skirt falls a few inches below the knees.

IMG_3722The Love Dress has created a fabulous twist on the classic LBD, one that is bound to turn heads every time. I am absolutely smitten with the keyhole design, as it allows me to show up my back tattoo without sacrificing comfort of my favorite undergarments. There’s no need to worry about finding a strapless bra, the cap sleeves and strategic placement of the keyhole allows you to wear a regular bra. No wiggle dress is complete without my Rago 1294 Girdle! On the other hand, the uber flattering side rushing in combination with the dark colour and thickness of the bengaline does lend well to allow you to forgo any shapewear if you prefer. The Love Dress is a serious knock out; I felt my confidence at an all time high and I can’t wait to wear it for a date night with the hubby.

IMG_3748With the sexy details in the design, accessorizing the Love Dress should be kept simple. I paired it with my cherry red Madden Girl pumps, Lux De Ville Lady Lux Bow purse and Vintage Box 1947 red rose hair flower. My second option was to pair the Love Dress with my leopard heels, both looked fabulous. Believe it or not, normally I steer clear of anything with bows…but this time I couldn’t help but make an exception.

IMG_3732 IMG_3733The Love Dress has won a firm place in the heart of a gal who always chooses colour and bold prints over the traditional LBD. Stop Staring’s attention to detail has made this beauty into a true wardrobe staple and also available in a variety of colours for those who already own too many little black dresses.