Thursday, May 26, 2011

Dressing up

When I was in Sydney in March and received a fashion makeover compliments of Nikki with Styling You (you know Nikki, she of Best Australian Blog - woot woot!), she suggested that to achieve my desired personal brand of "gypsy sex-goddess with a touch of professional panache," I look for outfits that were soft and flowing, i.e dresses.

Dresses. I own very few of them. I like them. I just never think to buy them. Or wear them.

So when Westfield offered to let me pick out one of their dresses as part of a review of their online catalogue, I jumped at the opportunity.  And of course I turned to my favorite fashion guru for help. Nikki suggested I look at a few of Leona Edmiston's creations. I was tempted by this cute little red number:






...but ended up picking out something similar in darker colors. I wanted a fall dress that I could wear with my new black boots.  It's a dress that can work equally well for a night out on the town with friends (or, um, beside a tree)
 



...as it does at the office (in front of adorable pictures of children).




Or, for that matter, at the office under a sexy picture of Uluru.




Can it possibly BE more versatile? I think not.

I do quite a bit of my clothes shopping online so I appreciate a well-designed site and I really found the Westfield site easy to navigate. Once you choose a category (like women's dresses), you can choose to shop by size, color, designer, store or price. Once you've chosen your options a number of thumbnails are displayed on the screen side by side so you can further narrow your options. When you click on a thumbnail to enlarge it, you can zoom in on any part of the outfit you choose.

It was a enjoyable shopping experience and the dress itself is comfortable, fits well and is of good quality.

I give Westfield two thumbs and two toes up.

Thanks Westfield for the opportunity to review your online site.


Okay. The more I look at it, the more I want the red dress. And check out the kaftan number:


Want




17 comments:

  1. I think the red one is awesome!

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  2. Love them all. And I love the black tights with them.

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  3. Yes, I'm thinking I need the red one!

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  4. I want the kaftan! Nice dress, K.

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  5. I WAS going to make Mr Woog a cake, but now I want to shop!

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  6. @ Woog - you were going to make a cake?? Honey, I've seen your pantry. I think you'd best get straight to shopping. ;)

    @ Dorothy - I know! Cuteness.

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  7. Leona's stuff id so... 'woman' it's awesome.

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  8. I love the dress you chose but reckon you should get the red one too! Isn't it nice to be able to shop online with success! Glad to see your blog - was worried that you may have been affected by the Tornado's. Cathy

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  9. Aw, thanks Cathy. Have spent a lot of time sitting in the basement waiting out the sirens! We didn't get hit so hard up here. Lots of smaller tornadoes touched down in the area yesterday but didn't do much damage from what I can tell.

    And Phonakins, I agree, very 'woman'!

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  10. Oooh that kaftan is very cute. So is the red one. And so is the one you chose; you look lovely :-)

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  11. Get you, catwalk queen! Very glam, indeed. ;-)

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  12. That dress looks great! The neckline is perfect for you. I like the kaftan dress too. I used to have some of those, made them myself.

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  13. Oooh love the Kaftan with the tights. I could go one of those ... xo

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  14. Beautiful! I think you should definitely get the red one too!

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  15. Love how the dress looks on you, Kristin. Stunning and super easy to wear. x

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  16. My goodness that tree really knows how to work the camera. You look gorg.

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