I’m doing another blogging conference. This one is online and it’s called Alt for Everyone. There’s a yearly summit and someone posted a few shots on Instagram this past summer. That was the first time I’d heard of it. After looking it up online, I thought it was for crafters, DIYers and food bloggers. I wasn’t sure it would be a match, but I kept them on my radar, knowing this conference was being offered. The price was awesome and I was happy the three days have worked with my schedule. I listened to the keynote and did 2 sessions on Thursday. Yesterday, I did four. Today I’m doing two of them. I don’t know if I will ever travel to Salt Lake to one of the summits, so this online option is good for me. Sadly, they aren’t having enough signups and might have to discontinue the online offerings.
There are once-month classes as well. I don’t know if they’re going to continue with those either. In the meantime and on Monday there’s a free session by Flipboard. The company might not like my correlation, but I think of it like a Pinterest in magazine format. You pull content and put it into one place. I did a free session a couple of months ago and it was a good way to learn about Flipboard, as well as see how the online class format work at Alt. They use an Adobe program. I found the process easy to figure out, partially on my own and partially thru tips from Alt and other conference goers. Being at home is cost effective and convenient. I’m just not sure it’s the best way for me to gather and absorb information. I felt the same when I took a couple of college courses online, awhile back. One of today’s classes is about photography and I’m looking forward to that. Hopefully I will learn & retain some key facts. Now, let’s go to The Limited.
Ruffle collar top () runs regular XS – XL, petite XXS – L and tall XS – XL. Color choices are green and black, only available in regular sizes. The off-white and black is available in regular, petite and tall. Front:100% Polyester; Back: 95% Viscose Rayon/5% Spandex.
Size S – I wasn’t fond of the green and black. I think that version looked a little cheap. Shine tends to be popular as we move into cooler months, but it’s not a rich, green tone. It’s kinda dull. The cream and black looked nice on. The front is a silky type of polyester and the back feels like rayon with a little stretch. The contrast in fabrics isn’t jarring. The colors matched very well. I had to double check that I was actually seeing and feeling two different fabric. The rear fabric has a little stretch in it, so it pulls the front part closer to your torso yet doesn’t make the top tight.
The ruffle is subtle and the b&w contrast is nice. Look at that side seam at the bust. It’s like a glitter horned unicorn in a forest next to a pot of gold. (more than ->) Rare at this price point in fashion.
Size 6 – black – These shoes drive me nuts. No amount of Band-Aid Friction Block is going to save the fact that they’re just uncomfortable. I love my patent Valentinas and they’re worth breaking in. Once you do, they’re a comfortable shoe to wear for the day.
The pants have a side zip. No belt loops. The I didn’t expect these to look good at all, but they did. That bit of stretch helps them to fit to the body, but they weren’t tight. These were the 2nd pair of pants I tried on and was very impressed. I don’t review many pants here because they can be such a difficult fit and I’m not sure that I’m always helping. I don’t know if they used ‘real models’ to get the fit right on these, but they nailed it. If you have belly issues, give these a try. I’m 5’0″ and 39″ hip measurement. I’m straight on the sides and more round in the back. Fit will vary if you have hips to the sides, as I like to call them. You know this, but I always like to point it out because the photographs always tend to show otherwise.
Ruffle front top ($49.95) runs regular XS – XL and petite XXS – L. Color choices are light pink and off white. 95% Rayon/5% Spandex.
Size S – light pink – It looks more pink than this, irl. However, it is still very much a pale, light pink. My chest measures 37″ across the fullest part, to give you an idea of sizing. I liked where the cap sleeve ends. If you’re mad at your arms right now, you might not like all that exposure. Me? I’m hanging onto one, remaining little piece of definition. lol
How slimming are the Livvy slim leg ankle pants? The top is pretty basic, but I like the neckline on the top, color and fit.
Here’s a close-up showing where the front and back fabrics join. On the left is the viscose/spandex blend. On the right is the polyester. The contrast in fabric weaves is subtle, in-person.
Funnelneck tweed jacket ($168) runs regular XS – L and petite XXS – L. The color is called khaki. Outshell: 40% Acrylic, 30% Polyester, 27% Wool, 3% Others; Lining: 100% Polyester. Made in Vietnam.
From centerback to hem: Regular=23″, Petite=21 1/2″.
Size S – This was a tight fit for me. If you have a smaller chest and/or more defined waist, zipping it up will be less of an issue for you. Try your regular or most often worn alpha size. The S fit well, but for sleeve length and all that, I’d go for the PM. And a better bra to lift things up and give the illusion of a longer torso. It would also help the jacket fit better. I wonder how this La Perla looks. Or this one by Warner’s, which is half the price.
Asymmetrical styles come and go, so it gets a small ding from me in that dept. However, the funnelneck style and tulip hem make the whole thing interesting overall and it won’t necessarily seem out of fashion once asymmetrical takes another break. I have so many ‘cute, little jackets,’ so this will be a pass for me. I liked the fit and color, though.
The trim and accessories on all of the garments are nice quality. The zipper pull is heavy. I did run into some function issues. It twisted to the side, got stuck and stayed there for awhile. I almost didn’t get the jacket zipped up, but I think I ended up taking it off to adjust the pull so it would work properly.
Well done. Thumbsup.
Have you tried any of the pieces yet? Will you visit The Limited this weekend?