Lipsy Ballerina Net Skirt + October Work Outfits

October 05, 2010

After AN's Fitting Room review of Lipsy I went to a Bloomies and tried on a few items for myself. Lipsy has a lot of really girly things...like frilly skirts and ballerina-inspired dresses. For dresses I fit reasonably well in a size 8 as the size 6 was way too snug on me around the bust. The size 6 was a snug fit in skirts but the size 8 was too loose. Armed with this information I felt more confident ordering online. I first spotted this skirt on Lipsy's website but was sad that it had sold out in my size...after some search I found it on ebay for about the sale price on Lipsy. This is a size 6, which fits really well.

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I usually refrain from ordering things on ebay when it's a brand that I am unfamiliar with but I took a chance on this one. If I order Lipsy again I would probably go through ASOS since they are offering free shipping and free returns.

And Mellisa at A Working Mom's Closet is organizing a challenge for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. She challenged bloggers to wear pink (can just be accessories or accents)to raise awareness. I have a ton of pink things in my closet but most of them are probably inappropriate for work (see Exhibit A and Exhibit B). I am only peripherally participating but love all the pink outfits.

Two outfits from this week and last.


 Blazer: Theory Gabe B in 0
Shirt: Stationwagon in S
Skirt: Victoria Secret in size 0
Tights: Betsey Johnson Sweater Tights in S/M (photos are blurry but it's a flower print, super comfy)
Shoes: NYLA in size 7

I ended up wearing a different blazer to work with this outfit because it was actually really cold. But I only have pictures from before I came to my senses so here they are.

 Blazer: Theory Amanda B in 00 (linen material, not very warm at all)
Shirt: Polo Ralph Lauren in size 0
Skirt: Bought in Taiwan, OSFM 
Shoes: Rampage in size 7

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13 comments

  1. Hehe Asians and their OSFM! The weird thing is that the girls there don't look terribly dressed, even with that type of sizing! I like that skirt with the Rampage shoes.

    I just browsed Lipsy, and check out this dress~ http://www.blackwhitedress.com/lipsy-oyster-frilled-dress.html?___store=default&___store=default ! I could totally picture that on you ^_^

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  2. i have seen lipsy at bloomies! definitely lots of fun party dressed. the skirt is really pretty and love the bow on it.

    i like the casual work outfit. looks very light weight and easy to wear. too bad it's starting to get so chilly!

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  3. Sophia - I am puzzled by those OSFM clothes...it really does seem to fit most. Thanks for the link, I love the dress...it's gorgeous but I have been SO bad! no more casual purchases for a while...unless I cave in and get this one.

    Ping - I am curious what you think about Lipsy. Did you happen to try any on? Some of the less frilly ruffly pieces look like they are made for you.

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  4. Elle-- I acutally didn't pay that much attention, but I saw a lot of party stuff. I did try on this and wished they had smaller sizes! http://www.lipsy.co.uk/store/jackets-and-coats/lipsy-faux-fur-jacket/product-is-OU00484_036
    Was the stuff a little pricey or just me? I'll take a closer look next time when I'm at bloomies. Everything looks like it runs pretty small too!

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  5. What a cute and fun skirt! It looks really pretty on you. I also love your patterned tights, would love to get some like that :)

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  6. Oh I really love your skirt from Taiwan! Show off those legs :D

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  7. The tutu-like skirt is so you :) I love the bow detailing at the waist, so cute!

    Thanks for posting about Mellisa's Breast Cancer awareness challenge. I'm off to look in my closet now!

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  8. Gosh Elle, it seems like YOU have quite a few Theory blazers hiding in your closet as well! I sent out your oatmeal gray one this morning. I'm terribly sorry again for the delay : /

    That bow skirt is beautiful and would look so nice paired with one of your blazers. I would be hesitant to order it on eBay too but I suppose you did try on some sizes at Bloomies. I'll have to stop by that section the next time I am there (to buy more Theory blazers that I don't need, ahh)...

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  9. The skirt is cute! Although personally I would take off the bow because I somehow think that will help me look less like a little kid lol. And since you mentioned it, you're not Taiwanese, are you? My hubby is! :)

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  10. The Lipsy skirt is really great, and those work outfits are super cute! I especially love the skirt in that second outfit, and the shoes in the first outfit are really great! Melissa's challenge has definitely been a lot of fun to follow, and I ended buying a great pink cardigan because of it, so yay for excuses to shop! I hope the rest of your week goes well! :)

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  11. Ping - things do run smaller than usual...I think it's more consistent with junior sizing. I can't wait to see what you have to say. :)

    Tiny In Texas - these sweater tights can probably still be found. I got them for SUPER cheap at TJMaxx last spring.

    SPG & Cee - thanks! :)

    PAG - Yay, thanks for sending it out. And I don't think there are such things as "having too much Theory in one's closet" or "unnecessary Theory blazers". :)

    PetiteXXS - I have the same concern that you have about bows...and I took one look at this one and knew that if I want it removed I would have to call the big guns because if I try to remove it myself it would look like someone ripped it out. I am Taiwanese, my family moved here when I was uber young! And we are the best. :)

    Matt - Can't wait to see your new pink cardigan at work! I am really loving her challenge too. :)

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  12. The Lipsy skirt is so cute, Elle! I'm loving the tutu inspiration of this skirt. I'm not familiar with this brand, but I'll definitely check it out! Thanks for posting a review on the sizes. UK sizing always throws me off lol

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    P.S. I read about the asos free US shipping and return, too, this week. So exciting!:)

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