Sunday, March 18, 2012

Sponsor Review: Tess Designs Pink Safari Separates


I have been very fortunate of late.  Firstly, Shabby Apple sent me my own Bali Ha'i dress to review. Secondly, I had chosen an Ava top and Eloise skirt from Tess Designs' Separates Collection as part of their Valentine's Day sale and Theresa (recently promoted to Major in the US Air Force - congratulations!) included an extra top and skirt for me so I would have the whole pink mix and match set!  That's Theresa to a T - unfailingly generous.

It is my absolute pleasure to review these stunning garments.  As I have said previously, the quality of Tess Designs is exemplary and I recommend them wholeheartedly.  The front gathers paired with the delicate side buttons and peplum made me feel elegant and ladylike, yet comfort was not sacrificed for style in any way.  The garments are comfortable and practical, as they can be washed and hung to dry.


With these four new pieces in my wardrobe, my mix-and-match options are almost limitless.  Above is the gorgeous Ava blouse in pink stripe, which I paired with the matching Eloise skirt.  They are made from a deliciously soft cotton poplin and fully lined in cool and silky rayon.  This outfit epitomizes summer and I really wanted to find a sandy beach and walk about, sinking my toes into the sand.


Eloise is definitely a full, twirly skirt, which I love.  It closes with an invisible side zip and is also fully lined.  The delicate feel of the fabrics is luxurious and I feel quite spoiled to be sporting such lovely garments!  As you can see, both the Eloise in Pink Stripe and in Honeysuckle mix effortlessly with my Ava blouse.  Quite by accident, I was able to coordinate my umbrella, too!


I was feeling rather fancy and chose to dress up these outfits; however, I did wear my Eloise in Honeysuckle later with a simple black and white striped knit shirt and ballet shoes.  I threw a cardigan over my shoulders to keep out the chill and went grocery shopping.  Versatility is one of the many qualities I love about Tess Designs.  Theresa well understands the need for clothing that can meet the diverse needs of women. 


Ava is a beautiful wrap blouse that closes with delicate (but sturdily sewn) buttons and features a softly gathered bodice and deep V back.  It's these extra feminine details which really set Tess Designs apart.

I highly recommend Tess Designs for high-quality, timeless pieces for your wardrobe.  The designs are undeniably feminine and flattering and an homage to the style of yesteryear.  They offer a variety of styles from day dresses to cotton separates to silk cocktail dresses.  Stop by Tess Designs today - I know you'll find something that is just right for you.

See? I can do anything in my Tess garments!

11 comments:

Debi said...

such a lovely outfit! I really love the striped ensemble! And that last picture is absolutely perfect!

Lisette said...

Those are all so lovely! I adore the striped set.

kristenmakes said...

I love these photos! Looks like this shoot was a lot of fun :) Those separates also look like a lot of fun!

Bajanbreeze said...

Very lovely!!!...The colors are cheery:-)

Bajanbreeze said...

How lovely!!!...Great colors as well, you look great:-)

Beverly said...

These dresses are so cute! Very flattering!

Tors said...

I love both ensembles and love that you can mix and match them too. They look great on you, love your photos!

mahaila said...

I love the blouse. The silhouette is really flattering:) The stripes are also a winner!

Sewing Princess said...

lovely outfits! I love the picture with the umbrella

Rochelle New said...

Ohhh myyy that looks SO comfortable! AND classy! Do you really need anything else in an outfit? I don't think so :)

Meg the Grand said...

You are just too fabulous for words!! I love all of those pieces, but especially the Honeysuckle skirt - it's so cheery!