Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Dress Review: Trashy Diva Jade Watercolor Separates

I was a little late to the game when I got my Jade Watercolor separates from Trashy Diva


The Jade Watercolor print from Trashy Diva came out at the same time as the Geisha Fans, just in time for spring! Before they released all the dresses, when all of the internet only had just a teaser of what the print was from people's cell phone pics of some of the dresses in the shop windows, I was really hoping they would have one of their Hopscotch or Dixie styles in this print. I imagined and dreamed about how lovely it would be for a Hopscotch or Dixie in this print.... Ah, to have an emerald green contrasting top to go along with the gorgeous emerald green, light green, and in places turquoise colored, airbrushed, watercolor looking foliage against the white background of the print. Once the dresses were live though and I saw there was no Hopscotch or Dixie in this print's offerings I was disappointed. I put too much time hoping for that fabled Hopscotch or Dixie. If they didn't have a Hopscotch or Dixie in this print, I didn't want it!

And so I didn't buy anything in this collection. Other prints came out. I got them or I didn't. All the while I heard people raving about this Jade Watercolor print. Meh.

But eventually I gave in. Over time the print grew on me and it became something I had to have. There wasn't any Hopscotches or Dixies but they did have a Honey with the contrasting top and they also were offering skirts and lena tops which also had the contrasting green at the bust. Because I couldn't go to the store to try them both on before I bought them I bought them both knowing that one of the two will get sent back. I crossed my fingers and really hoped that I would like the separates more. I have the perfect mint green sweater top to go with that skirt! But deep down I had a feeling I would probably end up loving the honey more because it's a dress and I do me some dresses.

When they came in the mail I was pleasantly surprised that I indeed did like the separates more. They were both nice really but the honey dress I felt  gave me a weird shape at the waist because of the side zipper. Also, compared to the skirt and lena top separates it just didn't have the same easy to wear feeling. It felt a bit more constricting and just not as comfortable. Back it went to the store while the skirt and lena top stayed home with me!

The skirt is a basic circle skirt. I usually order up a size in their skirts or shorts but even the size up they were sold out of so I got two sizes up from my normal size which ended up not being that big of a deal at all. The Lena top is a cropped top. If you don't want your mid-drift showing you will definitely need to pair this with a high waisted skirt (like the coordinating circle skirt) or with some high waisted shorts or pants. Lucky for me not only do I have a mint sweater top that goes perfectly with the skirt but I also have some high waisted capris that pair pretty nicely with the lena top as well!

The lena top exceeds expectations! The construction of this top is very well made. It has a shelf type bust which then has a gathered bust in the contrasting green that I love so much with this print and the whole thing is self lined. Also, the shoulder straps on it are completely adjustable to ensure a great fit. I was able to get the top in my usual size.

This print came in a thick heavy weight cotton that has lots of stretch.


Trashy Diva Lena top and Circle skirt in Jade Watercolor- Front View

Trashy Diva Lena top and Circle skirt in Jade Watercolor- Side View

Trashy Diva Lena top and Circle skirt in Jade Watercolor- Back View

Trashy Diva Circle skirt in Jade Watercolor with Mint Sweater Top- Front View

Trashy Diva Circle skirt in Jade Watercolor with Mint Sweater Top- Side View

Trashy Diva Lena top in Jade Watercolor with High Waisted Capris- Front View

Trashy Diva Lena top in Jade Watercolor with High Waisted Capris- Front View





And just for comparison, the Honey dress in Jade Watercolor that I did not end up keeping.


Trashy Diva Honey dress in Jade Watercolor- Front View

Trashy Diva Honey dress in Jade Watercolor- Side View

Trashy Diva Honey dress in Jade Watercolor- Back View


F.Y.I. all items in this collection are currently on sale at Trashy Diva!! :D Use the coupon code JADED to get 20% off anything and everything in this collection :D










2 comments:

  1. I absolutely love all of these outfits!! The Jade watercolour print is dreamy. Gorgeous as always x

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    1. So sweet of you Kayla!!! <3 Thank you so much! :D

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