Wantable April 2016 Style Edit

Ah! April! It’s that time of the year again when shopping windows scream, “Sale,” pleading to empty our dormant bank accounts. But since I have been receiving my boxes from Wantable, I have had become a shopping window snob. Wantable gives me a different sense of excitement that traditional shopping does not. Yes, even in New York City – a shopping mecca – choosing fashion ensembles can become predictable. I realized that like life, shopping should be interesting; after-all, life is like a box of chocolates. Well this time, I am about to open my subscription box from my very own Stylist and I never guessed what I was going to get.

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I usually rate the products I get with love, like, okay and dislike. Let’s start with love since in Spring everyone’s in love at the first signal of warmth.  Love – is for the Clean Cuff Crop Kelsie Blue Wash Jeans. Buying a pair of jeans has always been a daunting task to me because I am finicky about proper fitting. I was surprised to see a pair in my April box. It’s a make or break challenge to pick a perfect pair; how much more for another person. Hats off to my Stylist for picking a perfect fitting jeans for me.

  • Mid rise
  • Skinny fit through hips and thighs
  • Skinny leg is cropped above ankle
  • Button and zipper front closure; belt loops
  • Five-pocket styling
  • Medium blue wash with whiskering and fading
  • Cuffed at hem
  • Machine washable

I can see myself using this for years. The quality is amazing and it is very comfortable. For business meetings, I dress it up with my strappy heels (in the background), lace top and a spring jacket. For casual rendezvous, I wear it with a white crisp top and pastel boat shoes.

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LOVE – is for this romantic sunset lace top. I requested this through wantable stream; originally in white but have absolutely no qualm about receiving it in black. Stylist, you are forgiven! Just wearing this automatically makes any woman be in touch with her femininity. It instantly makes you feel and be the beautiful person that you are. I paired it up with ankle length black leggings, gold flats, gold statement earrings and gold watch. Oh, and I also pulled my hair up in a chic chignon! The details of this fabric is intricate unlike the machine etched lace that is common in the market making this top perfect for date nights. Wink. Wink. At $105, this is a steal!

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LIKE – is for the aptly called The Essential Blazer. Everybody needs an easy to pull versatile blazer that can be worn both in dress up and dress down occasions. The cosy fabric makes is perfect for Spring. Its neutral tone makes it easy to pair it with almost any color that you can think of. Don’t be fooled by its surreal cosy fabric because the padded shoulder detail finishes it up as a structured piece. I call it the ultimate Spring Jacket.

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Dislike is for the two products that I received: Wilt Easy V Neck Long Sleeve Tee and Alfred Jacket. As soon as I saw how these two clothes fit me, I automatically put it in the return envelope to be sent back to Wantable. I like how convenient it is to return the products that you can live without. Not only was there a return bag, but the address is already typed in; you literally just have to bag and drop!

Just like in love, you just know what will work and what will not work. In finding your style, always trust your gut instinct. I received the tee in olive. I avoid wearing color like browns and other warm, earthy colors like mauve and olive. It just looks dingy and sad when they are used in prints and low-quality materials. Instead, I focus on black and white and really saturated colors that feel bright and crisp, like rich jewel tones. Also, it’s spring so why not wear something vibrant as pastels?

The Alfred Jacket would have had a potential to stay in my closet had it not been for the crazy cut. The front is already asymmetrical; with the soft unstructured fabric, the criss-cross back was just too much of a detail for the piece; not to mention the hazy print it is in. I tend to gravitate towards simple yet bold pieces that’s why I returned it.

Three out of five products that I received for April's Style Edit Subscription box made me happy. Spring is the time for new beginnings. Wave goodbye to things that do not flatter you. Wantable makes life stand before me like an eternal spring with new and brilliant clothes.

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