Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Popbasic Review: Amelie Collection

It's been awhile, but let's talk about my favorite clothing company- Popbasic. They aim to make women's closets full of quality pieces at affordable prices. About once a month they release a new "mirco-collection" which generally consists of three pieces that are sold together for anywhere between fifty and hundred dollars, depending on the collection. There is generally one main piece along with two accesory peices. These could be shirts, skirts, clutches, belts, jewelry or scarves; there's a huge variety. The best part is- it is not a subscription; you can sign up for each collection as you want it. The pieces balance the need for interesting "pop" pieces and basics every closet needs.

The last collection I got for myself was the Amelie Collection; it was a gift form the company co-founder and included a striped dressed along with a subtle silver necklace and a rope bracelet.
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One of the unique things about this particular collection was how much its design and creation was influenced by the company's consumer base. Popbasic had earlier sold their "Le Breton" striped shirt with an early collection. It was so popular that they were later able to sell it on its own in both the original navy striped and red stripes (both are still for sale at Popbasic too, if you are interested!). However, someone asked about whether a "Le Breton" dress might be in the works. As the weeks worn on, the answer turned out to be "yes!" Social Media followers of the company were asked to weigh in on things like the neckline and sleeve length too. The dress's stripes give visual interest but keep it classic; its made of a material that doesn't wrinkle either. Both of those things mean it is an easy choice when getting dressed for work in the morning. Plus, I think it would look great on a teenager or a twenty-something,but also on a young mother, or one with grown kids. The dress is just versatile and drapes well.  Amazingly, even though this was released in late November a few collections in the large and extra large dress sizes are still available, so go on and snap one up! 

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Along with the dress, this came with two pieces of jewelry. Now, I know jewelry isn't everyone's cup of tea, but I personally love the collections that come with two jewelry items the best. Looking at these can you blame me? Popbasic has released several other rope bracelets in earlier collections, but this is the first with silver links, and is it's thickest bracelet to date too. I've not really seen anything like these bracelets for sale anywhere else, yet they are classic. It is such an easy piece to add to any outfit. Likewise, the necklace sees a lot of wear. Its is small that makes it delicate and subtle, a classy touch. 

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If dresses aren't your style, Popbasic released it's Jovial Collection recently too, with it's first pair of pants ( a stretchy, waxed, black jean). I got that collection for my sister who is working to build up her wardrobe post-college. I can't wait to see what they come up with next! 

All photos are curtesy of the Popbasic website. 


1 comment:

  1. I really want the dress, but I know I won't wear it until spring. I hope they offer it again, maybe in a different color. I did order the silk blouse from Kickstarter, and I can't wait to get it :)

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