I’m swooning over Victoria’s Secret this season…
Who wants to be a Victoria’s Secret angel too???
And the closest for mortals like us to become a VS angel? Don Victoria’s Secret!
Riding on the hype of the recent Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2011, I decided to do a review on their winter classics. (Yup. Sorry. No lingerie or bikini babes this time. Not that there’s a next time either. :P)
Short-Sleeve Turtleneck Tee (Chocolate)
As seen on Victoria’s Secret
I read Mireille Guiliano’s Women, Work & the Art of Savoir Faire: Business Sense & Sensibility like a bible. She mentioned in one of the chapters that turtlenecks are closet staples for the office. So I pledged my allegiance to turtlenecks ever since.
To be honest, I don’t find turtlenecks flattering at all – they make necks appear shorter and make one look ridiculously stout. Well, not after I saw Victoria’s Secret’s angels’ rendition of turtlenecks.
Look at Candice!
Doesn’t she look incredibly hot in this pretty little chocolate number?
So I was enticed to buy one of these from Victoriassecret.com. When I first saw it, I was slightly disappointed because I thought it looked really plain. The brown color made the top looked dull and lifeless. (I wanted to kick myself in the butt – literally!)
When I tried it on…
Lo and behold! The top looked amazing and it actually accentuated my curves instead of hiding them.
The fabric is great too – it’s really thick. This quality comes in handy since it’s almost winter.
Because of the plain outlook, accessorizing became a breeze and the brown color actually goes well with almost anything.
All in all, I thought this is a pretty sophisticated and mature piece which is great for the office. Ramp up the look with scarves and belts for a more edgy appearance. It is not ideal for weekend wear/ casual look though as it might be too warm to wear in our humid weather.
Frankly, I thought the pictures above did not give this rose baby justice at all because it looks sweeter and more elegant in real life.
I have pretty small shoulders so an off-shoulder like this is very flattering to my body as it makes my shoulders appear slightly broader and shows off the stylish edge. In short, it’s a perfect blend of classiness and sexiness. This is definitely my most favourite piece of winter clothing in my wardrobe at the moment.
The material is rather thick too. Well, I would say it is thick enough for warmth in an air-conditioned environment but not in winter conditions – cold winds or blizzards.
Workmanship is top-notch – no loose threads.
Overall, a great piece for work and play. 4.5 Honeyz crowns!
Moving on from the boring, here’s the interesting.
Feast your eyes with stunning photos from Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2011!
Finally, Ladies and Gentlemen please let me present Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2011 in action.
For your viewing pleasure please.
Disclaimer: I know I’m going to sound like a broken record but I would like to emphasize again that Honeyz fashion reviews are NOT advertorial posts. I do not endorse any of those brands featured. Rather, I’m trying to show you how normal girls (girls with non-supermodel statures) look like in clothing from these famous boutiques. This is to aid you in making informed purchase decisions when it comes to updating your fashion wardrobe. 🙂