September's Micro Collection was entitled Lost, and I'd been eyeing it several months, ever since promo pictures for it were first introduced on the company's social media sites. It included their Sofia Boyfriend Shirt, their Dreamer Amethyst Necklace and their Pink Silk Cord Bracelet. The box was priced at $85, but the items in the box had a combined retail price of $132. Granted, Popbasic makes these items exclusively for their micro collections and you cannot get them anywhere else, so I'm not sure where these items' retail price is coming from. But let me just say, where quality is concerned, you are getting your money's worth!
The Sofia Boyfriend Shirt is a "trapeze cut," meaning the waist will be bigger than the chest area, giving it a very relaxed, almost tomboyish fit. (See how I wore it here and here). The stripes are a soft grey, though they look almost blue from further away and is a pattern likely to go with anything- a basic closet staple if ever their was one! It is one of the best-made items in my closet for sure, with thick, sturdy material and well made button holes (button holes are truly a sign of whether an item has been well-made or not in my opinion.)
The Dreamer Amethyst Necklace was the item I was most excited about, and it did not disappoint! It is stunning and what I love about it is- it is not something you see everyday, either in color of style of necklace- yet it is the type of jewelry that works on women in their twenties and women in their forties and fifties equally well. The gold-colored metal only rings the chunk of semi-precious stone; there is not metal back to the necklace. This surprised me. Instead, the back of the stone is coated in a clear, strong substance. After wearing it however, I can see why this might have been done; even if the necklace gets turned around (as happens from time to time with a pendant on a long chain) you can still see the gorgeous colors of the stone.
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The last item in the micro collection was the Pink Silk Cord Bracelet. Honestly, this was the piece I was the least excited about, but might be the one I ended up liking the most. Now, I don't normally wear bracelets since they alway seem to hit things when I type of the computer or am working. This one though, doesn't bother me a bit on! It has a small extender chain, so you can adjust how tightly it is on, even if you have a smaller or larger wrist, keeping it out of your way. The color is also beautiful. It is subtle, yet feminine. Now I just wish I'd gotten the August box where they had similar bracelets too! Ah well! I shall just continue to love my own. Interestingly, this is not the first time a Popbasic item I didn't initially think I'd like has ended up a staple in my looks; both the necklaces in my last Popbasic order (the first Popbasic Micro Collection, actually) are also like this.
I'd also like to take a moment to add two other things I noticed while getting this box. First, when ordering, I had a question about sizing and sent a message via twitter. The reply was quick, and friendly. Later, when a friend decided to purchase one and had a question, a twitter conversation cleared things up and was again quick, and friendly! This is a company that knows the power of social media! Popbasic genuinely seems interested in developing relationships with their customers, and gaining input from them on future items as well. Each micro collection, they also invite customers to show how they would style the items, allowing different styling and remixing ideas to flow. You can see mine below here, but it is also featured on the site!
This particular box was a (much loved!) birthday present, as it happens, but I'm keeping an eye on Popbasic; they will be getting more of my custom in the future too. Would you try a Popbasic Micro Collection? What would be in your ideal micro collection of three trend and basic items?