A Day in the Life Too... a blog about modest style

A 30-something mom's blog about modest style, DIY stuff, and limiting dessert. Just kidding. We eat dessert first around here.

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

a gifted slip. a dance of joy.

It's not a huge secret that I've been eying the slips at A Slip Shop for awhile. Which is a totally true statement if you just replace the words "eying" and "awhile" with "ogling & drooling over" and "forever." Seriously, have you checked them out? You'll die. They are So. Awesome.

That being said, you can imagine my sheer and utter delight when my friend Kaity contacted me about doing a product review of a slip. I thought one of two things was happening: (a) I had died and gone to a heaven where everyone wore adorable slips and ate chocolate chip pumpkin bread (that last part has nothing to do with the slips...it's just an integral part of my version of heaven...), OR (b) she had ESP (in which case I have a list of a few minds I'd like her to read...). Either scenario was fine with me, as long as I got to try out one of her slips!

Kaity was awesome to work with. You wouldn't believe the customized options available for these puppies. Seriously. I gave her the measurements she needed, asked her opinion on a few things (sooo hard to choose, but she had great advice), talked about style/color/length/fulness options (I went with the black pleated organza in a slight a-line), and viola. Got the package in the mail yesterday. Lightning fast. And lightning awesome.

shoes: head over heels. slip: a slip shop. skirt: thrifted. v-neck tee: gap. cardigan: j.crew. belt: kohl's (came with other skirt). necklace: don't recall. hairthing: f21.

[Editor's note: As for the rest of today's somewhat funky ensemble, feel free to take it or leave it. Me? I think it's great. I woke up feeling extremely lighthearted, so these clothes just kind of flung themselves onto my body in a free-spirited frenzy of...ah...free spirits. But the slip, my friends, don't mess with the slip. That is perfection.]

Not to beat a dead horse, but I can't even tell you how much I love this slip. And I'm not saying that because Kaity's my friend and I know she'll be reading this. (Hi Kaity!) It. Is. Fabulous! Such a feminine detail, it adds so much to a skirt-look. Annnnd I have some skirts that are borderline too shorty-short, so a chic skirt-lengthener is perfect. I have a zillion other ensemble ideas that I can't wait to bust out with this little number.

One thing I'd recommend for anyone who orders one is to go longer than you might think. On mine, Kaity recommended I go an inch longer than I thought I'd need, thank goodness, because if it were any shorter than what it is, my legs would hit the organza (as opposed to the slippery slip part) while walking, and the slip would probably ride up. 

So, in summary: I adore this slip. I can't wait to buy some of the other ones Kaity & I talked about, too. Wearing it makes me want to do the charleston as a dance of joy. 'Cept I don't really know how to do the charleston. But even that fairly significant detail didn't stop me from attempting it anyway and posting pics for your viewing entertainment. I am just that joyful.

Go check out A Slip Shop, you guys. I'm not kidding. You'll want everything. PLUS, if you got one, it would make my dance moves make sense. So.

Happy Wednesday.


Kristi said...
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Kristi said...

Kaity is a friend of mine too and I actually was lucky enough to go over with a couple of friends and look at them and try them on. DREAM! We all ordered some and are super excited about them. They are beyond awesome. It's so nice to be able to take a not-so-modest dress and make it something appropriate for church. Your slip is gorgeous, I love that one. Cute outfit!

Futurelint said...

Oooh, cute cute! That is such a good idea - a slip you're meant to see! I love the black, white, and olive color combo and your cute little Charleston series!

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

wow it's so pretty!! i love the pleats!!


Katri said...

Love the slip!! I have made my own before...and that one looks great!


Oh and p.s. chocolate chip pumpkin bread definitely belongs in heaven!

Alexis Kaye said...

I have also been eying them! I love them!! Someday when I'm rich [or just have a spare $30 in my pocket], I'm buying one!!

sisters4saymoreismore said...

#1 i die for that slip... DIE and #2 you are freaking HILARIOUS!!!!


Michelle said...

aw you look like you were having so much fun with the pictures. the outfit is great!

Anonymous said...

i'm a slip fanatic too, so am bookmarking that shop! so glad you posted about it. that slip is adorable on you. i'm actually wearing a similar white one today as a camisole, to give a little ruffle at the bottom of my sweater. these things are so useful!

Sara K.S. Hanks said...

Hey, slippy-slip sister! Love that we have this little style extender in common. =) Also, may I just say that I love the way you're rockin' that headband? It's flapper-riffic. I sometimes wear headbands in that manner, but end up feeling silly and changing it before I leave the house. Time to be gutsy and venture outside! You inspire me. It's like you're the wind beneath my wings. =)

Julie said...

gotta be honest. I'm not totally feeling the slip thing. I do like it on this outfit though. I can think if nada in my closet that would possibly look good with the slip hanging out. Hmmmm...this one is going to make me think for a while.

A Slip Shop said...

I'm so glad you got your slip. The black organza was a great choice! It looks fabulous on you and it's so versatile. You were WAY to generous with your super-ever-so-enthusiastic review. Many thanks!

A Slip Shop

H Rija said...

love ur outfit!

Midwest Mayhem said...

You made a great choice! Your slip is so pretty and looks great peeking out under your skirt!

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