Fiigirl: Très Chic

As you know I turned 25 two months ago, and since then I’ve been thinking a lot about how difficult fashion can be sometimes. I’ve always gravitated towards pink and super girly things, which are unfortunately not always befitting older women. Worse, I have very few clothes that are appropriate for my age. A week ago I was scheduled to go to a book launch of my favorite fashion blogger, Tricia Gosingtian, and I was worried about what to wear to the event. Tricia has easily transitioned from being cute to sophisticated, and I wish I was that successful. I just can’t seem to let go of my affinity for anything young and girly.

Luckily, Fiigirl–an online shopping site based in China–sent me a really nice black dress, which arrived a day before the event. Talk about timing.

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The transaction was actually made in August, so it took about a month for the package to arrive at my place. This was the dress I was expecting to receive, according to the website:

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Product description (taken from the website):

Features:
* Sleek popular design
* High class standout quality
* Very soft and comfortable to the touch
* Material: Cotton
* Pattern: Solid pattern
* Color: Black/rosy
* Size: M, L

I picked this style because I thought it looked so chic and definitely office-appropriate. Here’s the actual dress, I got the medium-sized one:

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Online shopping is quite tricky because you won’t see the item until it arrives at your doorstep. I’ve heard (and experienced) a lot of horror stories about online shopping–from clothes not looking the same as posted, too small or too big, etc. Thankfully the dress I got from Fiigirl is almost similar to the one posted on the website.

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It’s not as cottony and stretchy as I hoped it would be, but that’s fine because the dress fits–although it’s a little tight around the armpits and a little loose at the shoulders. I’m not broad-shouldered so I understand that part. I just hope the sleeves were a tad shorter and the asymmetrical v-neck was more prominent like what is shown in the website. I think that’s the most interesting part of the design and the dress could have been more awesome if it was more noticeable.

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Nonetheless the dress still looks chic to me. LBDs are a woman’s must-have and I’m glad I finally got one that’s appropriate for my age but still fashionable. The best part is, it looks great with any shoe color.  Zalora sent me these gorgeous heels a week ago and I’m so glad it went well with the dress. They’re very comfortable too!

I wore very minimal accessories because I wanted the dress to be the key piece of this look. Tricia took a photo of me during the launch, I just hope I didn’t look fat in it, hehe. Overall, I’m satisfied with dress. It’s pretty and very affordable so I’d give it 4 out of 5 stars.

triciaTricia + Me at her book launch. Thanks to Candy Magazine for the photo! I gave her a subtle cat ears headband which I made the night before the event. I was so happy she liked it! She’s the nicest, I swear. Be sure to check out her book, 150 STYLE ESSENTIALS FOR EVERY GIRL! #fangirling

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Fiigirl dress | Pill shoes from Zalora

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Hype this look on

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  • Imdeb

    you’re looking pretty in these outfit obeviously.

  • nicoleta buru

    Absolutely amazing, honey *__*

    Lots of love,

    Nicole

    http://www.nicoleta.me

    ps. check out my first wedding post if you want *_*

  • The dress looks fabulous on you sis! 🙂 I think I’d also pick that if I was in your shoes. hihhihihi :3

    • Oh goodie! There were lots of fabulous pieces in the site but I chose this because it can look corporate! Thanks, Rhea <3

  • Frances Claudine Segui Vasquez

    Love your shoes Ate Daf 🙂

    • Thanks, Frances. Maganda ang Pill, super comfy! 🙂

  • You look amazingly beautiful! Love the dress 🙂

    http://www.vonvogue.com/
    xx, Claire

  • Simple yet classy dress. So far 28 out of 30 online shopping that I did were successful. ^_^ http://fashionmoto.blogspot.com

    • Thanks, Wrey! Good for you then 🙂

  • jo-anne

    I love the dress on you, very elegant.

    • Thank you, Jo-anne! 🙂

  • jaquiperez

    Your dress is very classy! suits u well 🙂

  • i remember in an interview of bianca gonzales with inno sotto re the opinion about what every girl should have ” a white tee, pair of pearl earrings and a black dress” that one looks good on u! il check out the shop and see if i can find one for me.

    • I remember that interview! I’m still yet to find a nice pair of legit pearl earring tho. Check out the site if you have time 🙂

  • l-essence

    So pretty! I love your shoes 🙂
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  • aniacytrynka

    wow!! amazing dress! you look gorgeous <3
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  • anne diocos ?

    Soo lucky of you to be able to meet The Tricia Gosingtian. I hope I can too, soon. Anyway, I love your heels esp.the color. It goes pretty well with the dress. 🙂

    • I’m pretty sure you will, someday. I’ve been following her since 2010 and Oct 10 was the first day I met her. Thanks, Anne! 🙂

  • Madara Lieciniece

    This is such an amazing dress! Love the asymetrical cut on the top of the dress! And I agree sometimes online shopping can be tricky, there have been countless times when I have ordered items from various online shopping stores and the sizes don’t match up (especially the case with sheinside.com!)

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    • Oh that’s unfortunate. I thought sheinside is a good website. Thanks for telling me, Maddie! 🙂

  • I just turned 25 too!!! 😀 and I have to agree, sometimes it feels weird to think, what fashion comes with a certain age 😀

  • Lima Ché

    Wooooow you look awesome!!
    I’m not ordering a lot online cuz most of the time it’s not the same as on the pictures.
    But your dress looks great!
    Come and have a look at my new post if you want!

    http://www.limaswardrobe.com

    • I totally get you! You really don’t know what you’ll get. Thank heavens mine was all good. 🙂

  • maria

    THOSE SHOES ARE KILLING ME! GIVE THEM TO ME! Love the outfit 😀

    http://fabulou-se.blogspot.mx/

    • Haha thanks, Maria! 🙂