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Style Shopper: MM Lafleur Blogger Review from Canada – Soho Skirt and Fey Top in Rainforest Green

STYLE SHOPPER

You can read all of my clothing reviews here under Style Shopper.

MM Lafleur is one of my favourite brands to buy clothes from but they are so dang pricey..

I did review one other item before from MM Lafleur called the Catherine 2.0 dress in Midnight Blue and the Lenox Skirt in a double-faced silk in Amaranth.

MY BODY TYPE & SHOPPING PREFERENCES

I am normally a US 4 on bottoms (designer US 4, Banana Republic 2).

I’m an inverted triangle and normally wear an Small or 2 (smallest sizes in all mainstream brands except for designer brands where I usually take a US 4.

I am also 5’6″ and fairly slim overall. Small busted (A cup).

I will say for my shoulders I ALWAYS take a US 6 in designer brands, or a US 4 in Banana Republic for instance, because my shoulders are large and my body is slim.

I am super picky and hate itchy items, too-tight things and anything that doesn’t look or feel expensive and wonderful.

$9 is $90 is $900.

The price makes no difference to me.


MM LAFLEUR REVIEWS

I have all of my other MM Lafleur reviews here – MM Lafleur Reviews.

This is the entire outfit I got and it is PHENOMENAL together.

I feel like Joan from Mad Men, I feel covered up, sexy, elegant and so stylish all at once.

My neighbour and her husband saw me after work in this, and their mouths sort of dropped open, then later on she winks at me and says: You look… REALLY… good in green.

 

 

SOHO SKIRT

MM Lafleur Soho Skirt

This skirt is everything it promises to be for draping. The front part can be a LITTLE pooch-enabling but that is okay because anything that is drapey like that is fine in my books for a little pooch.


COLOUR RAINFOREST GREEN

SIZING: MEDIUM

I am not showing you my stomach for no good reason here, this is to show you how high up the skirt sits — it is VERY high waisted which is where I am most comfortable but if you wanted it mid-rise you could pull it down a bit.

I also like the medium size for the bottom and the small for the top because it gives me a little more room to move and breathe in. I don’t like skin-tight skirts and a medium is perfect to give me some breathing room (literally).

My bottom is usually a US 4, but I could have easily taken the size small in this (I tried it on in the Soho Skirt in Dune Grass here) but I found it a little too fitted. Don’t get me wrong, it got on, and fit fine, and looks good, but I like a little room so I can move and not feel encased.

See? Just a LITTLE room. The back looks slightly more draped, less skintight.

The side with the draping gives a bit of a pooch but.. meh.

The front together with the top tucked in, is just perfection.

I also love that they are separates — the top can go with something else, and the skirt can pair with other things, like my Cream Deneuve Top review here..

 

FEY TOP

MM Lafleur Fey Top

COLOUR RAINFOREST GREEN

I had no idea I would love this colour so much until I got it on me, and I gasped. I love the dark blue tones of the green going through this, and it did not look at all like how I thought it would look on me.

It instantly became a “MUST BUY” favourite.

Here it is with the shirt OUTSIDE on top of the Soho Skirt:

You can see that it hits about at my hipbone:

And this photo from above, is the shirt tucked into the Soho Skirt to show off the great draping of the skirt:

In terms of the fit for the top, I am not 100% in love with the fit because of 3 things:

A) The bust is meant for bustier women. I’m an A cup and this doesn’t fill out as well. It gapes a little, and frankly a B cup or bigger would be better..

B) The arms are strangely tight. Why did they make them SO TIGHT? I have no idea but their fit model must have twigs for arms. They need to loosen up in the arm a bit and give a bit more room even if it looks drapey on some people because when I wear this top, I have to twist to adjust it around my arms (no, they are not toned, but no, I am not fat nor do I think I am), to make sure they look good.


It is tight.

C) The overall fit to pull it over my head is a bit of struggle because I have US 6 shoulders but a US 4 torso. SIGH. This is more my issue than yours, but.. really.

I did try on the Medium for comparison sake, but I found the front WAY too drapey, even more droopy and far too big, but the rest of the torso was looser, and the arms fit well. I just hated the front being so loose, that I took the small instead and bought a deodorant sponge to get rid of any stains while I am dressing.


The front looks good — deodorant stain alert on the left side of the photo from me pulling it down over my body:

And you can see that it IS kind of drapey in the front to the point where I have excess fabric, and yet the arm is strangely tight like a sausage casing..

There you have it!

I think this is one of my all-time favourite dress-looks ever, and they are ALSO separates. It is like a win-win.

I can’t even begin to squeal about how great these purchases are.

MM LAFLEUR REVIEWS

Again, I have all of my other MM Lafleur reviews here – MM Lafleur Reviews.

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Sherry of Save. Spend. Splurge.

Millionaire at 36 after getting out of $60K of student debt in 18 months, a little over a decade earlier, using TheBudgetingTool.com. Since then, I have paid my $600K home in cash (my half was $300K), my $180K casr in cash, worked 50% of my career (taking 1-2 year breaks), and quadrupled my income within 2 years of graduating, going from $65K to $260K with an average lifetime savings rate of 50%. I could retire today if I wanted, but love my work-life balance as a freelancing consultant in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). I am all about balance - between time and money, and also enjoying my money. I also post daily on Instagram @saverspender.

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