Aqua High Low Dress - Stripe Tube, S, here
So of course I would be drawn to the stripes :) The dress is very cute and strapless held up by elastic at the top. Word to the wise, the elastic piece is very tight to prevent wardrobe malfunctions and gave me some unsightly underarm flab. This added to the $98 price makes it a great candidate for DIY.
Aqua Jacket - Spike Trim, Tweed, XS, (here)
You can't really tell in this picture, but there are small silver spikes trimming the edges and pockets. SO (hmm, pretty / cute doesn't seem to be appropriate here) eye-catching! The jacket fit pretty well and the sleeves were at a perfect length for me, but I didn't like that it didn't have any closures. I really appreciate the option of wearing cardigans / jackets / blazers opened or closed so this was a "no" for me. I have a good deal of spikes at home so I might play around with trimming an existing jacket.
Aqua Tank - Stripe Block Peplum Ponte, XS (here)
I've peplum-ed just about everything except stripes so wanted to see how it'd look. The construction of this particular piece was very nicely done. The princess seams plus the angled side stripes provide great fit along with figure flattery.
Lauren Ralph Lauren Color Blocked Boat Neck Dress (here)
Love the navy + green combo here! I didn't try this on, but I imagine the darker side panels would make anyone appear more trim. On the list of future projects for sure!
Do you ever "shop" without buying?