Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Jacob Dress: Review

Today, something very different. Recently, the wonderful people at the Canadian clothing company JACOB asked if I would be interested in reviewing one of their new dresses for the summer season. I've been a big fan of JACOB's for a long time, so I was happy and honoured to be asked.

They have so many beautiful dresses this season, but I narrowed it down to this lovely black and white number called the Playful Polka-Dot Dress, because it's quintessentially what JACOB has to offer: well made, timeless pieces that can be worn at work and casually. The dress is in a soft, high quality polyester fabric, and it's lined, which is always a great touch. This dress is great on its own, but it's also the perfect blank canvass, and can be worn many different ways, and I wanted to show you two ways I'd style this dress: 
One look for the Weekend and one for Work. 

For the Weekend Look, I threw on my favourite, worn in, been-all-over-the-world-in-it denim jacket, a couple of wooden bracelets and a pair of canvass shoes. Voila, an easy outfit to run around the city, visit friends, do errands, enjoy the day.

For the Work Look, I want to liven it up with pops of colour. I paired it with a bright coloured blazer, my gold charm bracelet, and blue suede heels. Tada, ready for work!

I work in a creative, and casual environment, but if you're in a more corporate office, throw on a black blazer and nude closed toe pumps and you're set.
For another fun look, get a white denim vest, and brown boots.
Or pile on tons of gold bracelets and friendships bands, a pair of spiked heels and a leather jacket and you're ready to party.
In the Fall, I'd cover up with a red cardigan cardigan or a grey sweater and wear my favourite flat suede boots, and a pretty scarf.

Now one thing to keep in mind is fit. I've gained weight this year, close to 10 pounds above my normal weight (I'm not dealing with this gracefully), and I seldom buy things online because I generally like to feel the fabric and get a better sense of how the garment will fit by trying it on. I carefully reviewed the size chart on JACOB's website and even though the chart clearly indicated that I should go for an XS, I decided to "play it safe", and asked for a size Small.

As you can see, the dress is too big. I could exchange it for an XS or just get it tailored. But my point is, you should keep this in mind when you're shopping on the site - don't make silly mistakes like me, use JACOB's size chart on their website, it's accurate and you'll get a proper fit.

Despite being a bit big for me, I really like this dress, and the best part is that it's on sale right now. It was $99 just a couple of weeks ago, and now it's on for $59.40!

If you get it, definitely send me a note, and a picture of how you've styled it! I'd love to feature you on the blog!

Thank you folks at JACOB for asking me to review this dress.
And thank you guys so much for stopping by, let me know what you think.
~ Photos by Nazia ~


  1. nice dress..love the pics..
    beautiful with blue shoes and red jacket

  2. your hair is beautiful..adore it <3

  3. Such a cute dress! Love the different ways you styled it!

  4. that is such a pretty dress and I adore how you styled it with the red tuxedo and blue heels!

  5. I like specially with the red and blue

  6. Cute dress but I really love your blue shoes !

  7. Love the shoes!

    take care

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  8. nice dress, looks adorable on you!
    My fav is the 2nd combination! ;)


    1. that is my favourite too, the dress and the jacket are so great.

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  9. such a nice dress ... it's so versatile!!! this one could be a good friend in every girls wardrobe ...


  10. It looks great on you, and I especially love it with that red blazer! You look beautiful. Great blog, too :)

    1. I love that red blazer too, it just completes everything.


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  11. Love the dress and love the looks!


  12. I love the way you have rocked that outfit in so many ways, I love the dress, and that red jacket. I have one like that too, Mine is from h and m

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  14. I'm a huge fan of polka dots. Love the denim jacket with the dress.

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  15. Absolutely love it with the red jacket, beautiful!

  16. you look faboulous in you deress :)

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    Much love

  17. Oh what a beautiful dress! I thought the denim jacket looked beautiful, but I love the red blazer with it even more! :)

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  18. Love the dress with the red blazer


  19. Gorgeous hair! I like the shots from head on- I think the ones angled up towards you are not as flattering. You are so pretty. Seeing that you are from canada makes me want to visit :)

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  20. i love how this looks with the pop of red! great review :)


  21. the dress is so adorable, i love how you've dressed it up with the red blazer!

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  22. the dress is darling on you! i LOVE it dressed up with the cheery, cherry blazer! xo.

  23. The perfect date dress!!

  24. amazing dress! I love the location! it this where you live? I would love to move to the city, sos much inspiration! great blog keep up the amazing work! please stop by sometime!



  25. such a cute dress! And hey, great blazer :)
    xo Cara

  26. Love this post, such a lovely idea! And great lipstick!
    very cool denim jacket!

  27. I love the blue mixed with the red so so much. I have a tough time trusting size charts too. I'm always afraid that I'm missing something. But you're right. Measured numbers don't lie! Just a little nip, and that dress will fit like a glove.

  28. This dress is so cute. I love the red blazer. It's perfect for the dress.

  29. The dress looks great with the red blazer

  30. Beautiful photos and the blue and red shoes with the dots is fabulous!!!

  31. Cute dress! I love it with the denim jacket and sneakers!!! I'm wearing a similar look today :)

  32. i love the outfits which are completely office-appropriate...but they look even better with your lively photos! it's great how you are really enjoying the clothes you are wearing-- don't ever change that!


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