What I Wore: Prints Please

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wardrobe oxygen over 40 fashion blog usa wardrobe oxygen eloquiiDress: ELOQUII (14) | Shoes: Nine West (similar) | Bag: c/o Novica | Jacket: Amazon (XXL) | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Lipstick: Beautiful Rights in Pantsuit Pink

wardrobe oxygn in an eloquii dressI haven't featured much ELOQUII before; I placed an order in the past and everything was for a woman taller and curvier than I.  But after my post about the Kady Pant, I decided to make another attempt.  This dress is a 100% winner.  When busty, it's hard to find a shirtdress that doesn't gape between the buttons.  This dress fits perfectly, not a single safety pin in the placket.  The print is so fun, and I love the contrasting striped bow at the collar.  I found more pieces that worked with my shorter stature and am psyched they're starting to carry petites.  This won't be the last time you see me wearing ELOQUII on this blog!

The lipstick I'm wearing is Pantsuit Pink from the brand Beautiful Rights, a cause-driven makeup initiative.  Beautiful Rights donates 20% of all sales (not profits) to the organization of your choice that support women’s rights and gender justice (the choices are Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, EMILY's List, Lambda Legal, Legal Momentum, and MomsRising). The 20% contribution was chosen as a reminder that women in the US are still still paid 20% less than men for the same work.  All products by Beautiful Rights are paraben free, fragrance free, no animal testing, and made in the USA.

wardrobe oxygen size 14 fashion blogAs for this coat, as you know from this post, I've been wanting a leopard faux fur coat.  I'll delve into this coat more in an upcoming post, but it's a winner and a reasonable price.  Super soft fur, well made, but the sizing is wonky.  Read the reviews.  I got an XXL and I could have sized down if I didn't want to wear over sweaters and bulkier styles.


  1. joiezabel
    February 1, 2017 / 8:52 am

    i am hunting that awesome dress down posthaste!

  2. Linda B
    January 31, 2017 / 9:25 am

    Fabulous print mixing! And I love your photo settings. I have always thought that if I stepped into the world of blogging myself, I would make use of my city’s amazing array of wall art in the way you did with this post, so it was fun to see you do it!

    Also, I am going to check out that lipstick. Sounds perfect from every perspective. Can you comment on how well it wears? I get annoyed by lipsticks that disappear quickly with a few sips of water or coffee!

    • January 31, 2017 / 10:19 am

      I like it. it’s not super long wearing, but will survive my morning mug of coffee. It’s not drying either!

      • Linda B
        January 31, 2017 / 10:41 am

        Thanks so much for your quick reply! If it survives that morning coffee, I’m in!

  3. shessomelicious
    January 31, 2017 / 2:57 am

    So well timed; I just received my first Eloquii order and hopped over here to see if you had any reviews! My experience was hit and miss. Agreed that they are cut for a taller broad – at 5’4″ and a size 20 everything I ordered was too long in the torso and too broad in the shoulder. One dress and one top I’m paying to have altered, the other two weren’t worth it for the $$. Too bad, because the quality of every piece I ordered was excellent, and returning from Canada is a pain. I hope they expand the petite selection; it’s currently sort of slim pickings. For a taller, differently proportioned person I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them though.

    • February 4, 2017 / 4:11 pm

      They said there will be more petites, I can’t wait and once they are out I’ll be sure to order some and review!

  4. Alison French-Tubo
    January 31, 2017 / 12:09 am

    You and that dress look great together! I have tried on a couple Eloqui items, maybe at Nordstrom Rack?, which were waaay too long for me, so excited to hear of petites.

  5. Christine
    January 30, 2017 / 11:13 pm

    You look so pretty in this dress. This is a dress that work well for more than one season.

    • February 4, 2017 / 4:10 pm

      Agreed, and without the ribbon with the neck unbuttoned a bit, or adding a belt it will give a completely different effect!

  6. Lilliasrose
    January 30, 2017 / 10:21 am

    I have a very faux fur leopard coat I found thrifting. I hardly ever get to wear it though, as it is oddly un-windproof.

    • February 4, 2017 / 4:10 pm

      Faux fur is like mesh, it doesn’t keep the wind at bay like real fur. I felt the same today wearing this coat, it was windy and I was chilly!

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