Sugarlips ~ Long Post!

The Outfit

Accordion Color Block Skirt (Courtesy of Sugarlips Apparel), Sofft Shoes, U/O Purse, Gmarket shirt, New Look Ring and Prada Glasses
Hey there everyone! I'm really loving this outfit I'm wearing today it makes me feel really beautiful and refined. Despite the hot summer days, I wanted to look cool and ladylike so I decided to make the main color of my outfit burgundy. The top is from the Korean shopping site called Gmarket, endorsed by G. Dragon of Big Bang, but my experience there was so mixed and so few of the items that I had purchased lived up to expectations....I'm not sure if I would use that site again. As for New Look, where I got my chunky ring, I think I would use it again....but I would probably wait for a sale. The prices in euros are quite....expensive, but their sales are epic!


My cousins, sister, boyfriend and I went to the park close to their house and found a great climbing tree. I wanted to grab some outfit shots for this post of course, but what girl in their right might would pass up the opportunity to shimmy up a great climbing tree? I tried in heels first....and quickly realized that a terrible idea that was. So I shed my heels, climbed a few branches, and then felt a breeze blow up my skirt. In all honesty wearing a skirt and climbing a tree wasn't a very smart idea.


The skirt, gifted by Sugarlips, is an item of clothing quality wise that I would imagine be available for purchase at Urban Outfitters. The make is relatively high quality with the pleats all even and well spaced and the closure had both a zipper close and a covered button. I loved the beige, yellow, and navy colors on the skirt and I really thought it would be a versatile clothing item that could be worn all seasons. I've styled it in my summer version here, but I could also see this being adorable with black tights, chocolate oxfords, a beige sweater and a navy blazer. ;) Look forward to it during the winter months!


I find that the skirt moves well and is at a pretty modest length, enough so that you can feel relatively confident in wearing this to a semi-formal even or a job interview (if you spruced it up with a blazer of course).


The skirt on the website is $50 dollars and I feel like its equivalent to most skirts on Urban. I encourage you guys to check out the site for yourself here.


Here's a close up on the accessories that I wore with this outfit today. =) I kept it pretty simple with an  Agate Ring from New Look and some Prada tortoiseshell sunglasses. I love the detailing on those!! I purchased them recently and I'm so pleased with the color, design and quality. Honestly, this is probably why designer brands charge so much. ><


These shoes are actually the most well worn heels in my closet. Made by the brand, Sofft, they specialize in foot-friendly heels that are a breeze to walk in. These shoes do not hurt. I could walk around for a whole day in hilly San Franciso in these and I've received a lot of complements on these shoes. Honestly, they're beginning to get a little worn out and I really am compelled to buy a "backup" pair.

Purchase:
Accordion Color Block Skirt
Agate Ring
Prada Tortoiseshell Sunnies

The Skinny

I hope you guys know that I'll always be honest and genuine with you guys. I'm really excited to share with you guys that Sugarlips Apparel recently contacted me in joining their Fashion Bloggers Program. ;) You guys might have noticed the new banner on the side of the site, I hope it wasn't too distracting! =P Essentially, from my perspective, every month Sugarlips apparel sends you a clothing item of your choice and you have to review it and take photos of yourself wearing the item (a full length photo) and chat about it on your blog. In their words:

How It Works:

1.] Fill out the application form on Sugarlipsapparel.com { click here }
2.] Choose one of the banners on SUGARLIPS BLOG BANNERS and post on your blog. Please be sure it links correctly back to our website. This is how we will track traffic from your blog.
3.] Please post your look within 7-14 days of receiving your gift. Please try to take a couple different angles and at least ONE full length photo. Bloggers that take amazing photos can be eligible for the rewards mentioned below.
4.] E-mail us the link to your blog post. We have the right to post and feature any images you post featuring our clothing. If you do not agree to this, please inform us in advance. While we would love to post all of your lovely photos on our site, please remember we're not obligated to do so but we'll always give you a little lovin' on twitter or a shoutout on facebook.

The rewards for the program are mentioned on their site, but for your convenience I've copied the information down below:
REWARDS and BENEFITS
1.] COVERGIRL >> If you're our chosen Facebook Covergirl that means we LOVE your photos and next month you'll receive TWO gifts from us!
2.] FRONT PAGE NEWS >> Your look is featured on the FRONT page of our website. You'll receive TWO gifts from us next month!
3.] IT GIRL STATUS >> You've posted lots of consistent awesome looks featuring Sugarlips clothing and have driven lots of traffic to our shop. You've achieved IT GIRL status and we'd love to do an interview with you and a Blogger Feature on our site. You'll also receive TWO gifts from us next month!
4.] LOCAL CELEBRITY >> You consistently post awesome outfits featuring Sugarlips clothing and we're kind of mad crushing on you. You dig us, we dig you. We're going to invite you to our headquarters where you'll get to STYLE and be FEATURED in an editorial. Hooray! – Only applies to Los Angeles/Southern California residents.
There is also a section about referrals, you guys can join this Fashion Bloggers Program too! If you like you can tell them that I sent you too. >< Only if you want!! 
REFERRALS
Refer as many friends as you would like for our Blogger Affiliate Program. For every 20 bloggers you refer and we accept into the program you'll receive an extra gift the following month!

The Review

Honestly, I've received emails like this before, and being super afraid of scams, I've always checked out the website and company intensively before committing to such agreements. When I checked out the Sugarlips site, the name had already sounded a bit sketchy to me, but I was pleasantly surprised to find that I really liked most of the clothes that were offered on their site. I chose three items and within a week or so I received the package with my cute little skirt in it. Quick, speedy, and I didn't want to let them down. Maybe this will give me the motivation to actually get my backlogged posts written and out! =P Oh dear.....anyway. Thanks for coming and thanks for reading!

+Love


5 comments :

  1. Love the skirt! I've been thinking about trying out the sugarlips thing and I was also a bit weary and so it's good to see that others are enjoying it! Please check out my blog and tell me what you think at popcornandpersephone.blogspot.com
    Ally xoxox

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  2. I've applied to Sugarlips a few days ago and haven't heard anything from them (yet):-( Maybe I'm lucky and a package will just magically appear...

    Mary Jane
    http://ahintofredness.blogspot.ch/

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  3. @Ally Yeah, they're pretty nice albeit uncommunicative. A month later they still haven't put my link up in their site. ><

    @Mary Jane K That's how it happened for me! >< I applied and the package magically appeared. hahaha <3

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  4. Hi I just posted my 1st sugar lips outfit under their blogger program, how has you experience been? :) Jeni @ www.jentendesigns.net

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  5. @Jenifer Hey! I'm sorry for my delayed reply. > > I'm pretty terrible about this responding thing. My experience with them has been ok, a very mediocre ok. >< I have a nice skirt courtesy of them, but as stated before...they are *VERY* uncommunicative. I haven't received any response from them (like three months later) nor packages. >< So. Derp.

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