Needless to have, I have had to cut down A LOT on clothing! I get one fourth of our RV closet, so I focus on leggings that all match the same long sleeve, short sleeve and tank tops for Florida winters, then cotton dresses, shorts and tanks for summer.
And, 5 pairs of Converse, flip flops, and 3 pairs of ankle booties/boots. Come on now, priorities! ;)
I am always looking for ways to simplify my closet, but still have beautiful, quality pieces, so you can imagine how blessed I was to have Tara Eveland, long time blogging friend, approach me about trying a capsule wardrobe to review for Agnes & Dora.
I looked up Anges & Dora and was impressed to learn they are USA made, leggings will be soon. Love that much much better then the made in China factory leggings! Keeping jobs in the good ol' US of A!!!! They also get excellent ratings with the BBB.
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After I freaked out that my package arrived, it was like mail Christmas, I gasped at the cute packing she gave us. How darling!!!!!
The first thing I noticed was how nice the material of these pieces was. Soft and stretchy!
The first thing the girls noticed, was the SUCKERS!
The pieces were wrinkled from shipping, and I was shocked how simple it was to let the wrinkles hang on hangers overnight. Just a light mist of water, and not a wrinkle left in sight! This is going to be great! (I do not keep an iron in the RV and am not about to start. I hang things direct from the washer and hope for the best!!!!)
This is one of the special things about Agnes & Dora. The majority of their pieces, are made out of a high quality rayon, called Modal. It's from Beech trees and is very strong, bio sustainable and environmentally friendly. It's also designed to be PILE free, no runs or little balls all over your clothes! You can also go straight from washer to dryer if you'd like!
Now, all these pieces I am showing you, are designed to mix and match. I didn't take pics of ALL the combos for you. Just know as you look through this post at the different pieces, that the skies the limit!
The idea behind a capsule wardrobe, which Tara will help you design if you'd like, is being able to take the same basic pieces, mix and match them to the point of SO many cool looks and combos, all while keeping a base small wardrobe.
Simplicity is SO freeing!
First up, the I Got You Babe Floral Blush & Gold pencil skirt ($28) and French Blue Rib Hi-Lo 3/4th sleeve tunic top! ($30)
I have tried on a skirt identical to this from another popular pop up clothing company, and didn't buy because it was $44!!!! (For a skirt? yikes!)
This Agnes and Dora one will only set you back $28, for the exact same thing! Score!
I love how many different ways you can wear this.....
This last one was probably my fav way to wear these pieces.
This hi-lo tunic top has enough material that you can knot it in the back.
You could wear it with knot showing, or simply flip it up inside and it stayed beautifully. I love the 3/4 sleeves as well, great for multiple seasons because of how light weight it is.
Did you know the modal fabric also naturally wicks away sweat and moisture, keeping you dry and cool all season long? Not all pieces are modal, but a lot are, it's kind of A&D's signature fabric. Amazing!
Next up, leggings! Soft like butter, and she even sent 2 pairs for the girls! Mommy & Me, eeek! So cute!
I ADORE that there are sizing options, S/M, M/L and XL. (Kids sizing too, by age) It's a better fit for me than one size fits all style leggings)
We are all wearing our own tops in the following group photos, but A&D has CUTE kids tunic tops that I am looking at for future wearing...
These leggings are called "I'm A Be-Leaf-Er" and costs $22 for adult, and $18 for the kids, and is one of MANY prints in the Mommy and Me options.
Check out this the gorgeous stretchy tunic top Tara sent me to go with these same leggings. See how it changes the WHOLE look?
It's called the Swing Tunic, and it's their number ONE best seller. I CAN SEE WHY!!! I want them ALL!!!! :) A lot of people size up, and wear it as a dress. Cool!
This brand is true to size for sure! I am wearing medium (8 -10) tops in all these photos. S/M leggings and M pencil skirt. (I am 5 foot 3 and 135 pounds if that helps you.)
I wish you could feel the material, wow. So silky, soft and nice!
This cream shirt could also go with the skirt we talked about above, and then the baby blue 3/4 sleeve shirt could go with these colorful leaf print leggings, too.
SEE?! So many good options and combos! I am impressed!
My favorite part, besides how luxuriously soft this shirt is, is the POCKETS!!!! How FUN! :)
I am also thankful for these beautiful basic tops to go with leggings I already own. This next pair has never had a top that matched them!!!!
Agnes & Dora for the win.
Plus, Dale loves me in white/cream. Oo la la ! ;) This one is for you, baby!
Last, but totally not least, the Tiered Tunic. This one is the Striped Ivory and Dark Mint one, and is $44. Goes perfect with my dark mint leather slip ons from Stitch Fix.
Yay, for a fashion win! Tara said people also pattern match and wear it with the pencil skirt we talked about above with this striped top. Be bold! You can do it!
This top is super soft, stretchy fabric, high quality, flattering, covering and super cute with jeans, leggings, pencil skirt, or whatever floats your boat!
I am so in love with this one....
Now, for the BEST part! Sweet Tara is giving away $50 in A&D clothing of YOUR CHOICE to one blessed RV oilers reader!!!!
YUP, you read that right, FIFTY DOLLARS to shop on her Agnes & Dora site!
HOW TO ENTER TO WIN:
1) Head over here to Tara's shopping website and look around at the beautiful selection for every size and age. Come back and COMMENT on what you would like to WIN!!!!!
2) Go give her FB page a "like".
*Both items must be done to win. We will select one lucky winner from the comments section on June 27th!*
HAPPY SHOPPING, I cannot wait to announce our WINNER!
P.S. If you want an extra chance to win, share this post to your FB page and tell me you did a 2nd comment! Each comment (2) = ENTRY TO WIN
6/20/2017 07:12:52 am
I love the pencil skirts! LOVE them! If I had to pick just one, I would pick the golden dots skirt. Or the navy and chambray I've got you babe. So many cute things!! Thanks for the generous giveaway!
6/20/2017 08:54:18 am
I've had such a hard time finding tops to go with leggings that will actually cover my fanny, and I see now that I should have been looking online all this time. Its boring, but the first thing I'd probably buy is the essential tank in black. There's so much cute stuff on here, though!
6/20/2017 10:49:31 am
That would be such a good basic to build around!!! I can't wait for you to feel this material!
6/20/2017 09:19:56 am
Wow, love all those outfits. There is nothing as comfy as a pair of leggings and a big top! Definitely sharing your blog post and liking the Agnes & Dora fb page. Sounds like a great place to shop in the near future.
6/20/2017 10:50:00 am
Comfy AND cute!!! Total win :)
6/20/2017 08:55:47 pm
6/21/2017 03:06:18 pm
did both steps. The things I liked was Joplin T and Burgundy Ribbed Hi-Lo Tunic and also the Midi Skirt I got you Babe Navy and Chambray. Can't wait to not only try them but also love the idea of soft fabrics.
6/20/2017 08:46:48 am
I love the relaxed ruffle tee and the Joplin dress and I love the tunics. This is something I could really get into.
6/20/2017 10:50:36 am
Oh those dresses! I love the fisher too, and cannot WAIT to get my hands on some!!!! Thanks for coming by :) Good luck!
6/20/2017 09:04:02 am
I love the tunics and tanks! I love wearing leggings but have had a hard time finding shirts that cover the booty. These clothes would be perfect! Sharing on my fb as well.
6/20/2017 10:51:34 am
YES! One of my rules for the girls and I, is the booty MUST BE COVERED even when moving around and bending!!!!!!
6/20/2017 09:08:32 am
Love these items.... Favorite Cardi - gold and black...Essential Tank - all colors...and Dancing of the Hummingbirds Kids Leggings (so cute!). :)
6/20/2017 10:52:12 am
DARLING choices!!!! Comfy and cute for you and little missy. :) Good luck!
6/20/2017 09:23:26 am
So many to choose from, but I think my first pick would be for the luv tunic. I would like to know if true to size as I am not a small person yet
6/20/2017 10:53:39 am
Hey Rita, this is VERY true to size!! I am a 8-10 top and sz 6 bottom and am wearing medium everything in this post and S/M leggings.
6/20/2017 09:25:07 am
So hard to choose just one thing! Would love to try the Dreanweaver Tunic Hope Blooms-not sure how the sizing runs so either in a medium or large. Gorgeous!!
6/20/2017 10:54:50 am
MARY!!! Oh my gosh, its been ages!!! How are you?! Someday I want to come through your area and meet you for real! :) Still at the B&B?
6/20/2017 09:28:47 am
And I shared the FB post about the giveaway!!
6/20/2017 09:32:45 am
The nightingale dress is gorgeous... in any print! I also love the layered tunic, and the chiffon blouse. (Oh, and don't forget leggings). There's honestly so many beautiful pieces to choose from.
6/20/2017 10:55:41 am
I agree! My wishlist is LONG. Those dresses are STUNNING!!!! And you'll love the pieces you mentioned above. So soft and comy, but classy.
6/20/2017 10:38:13 am
I love the "nightingale dress tea for two". It would be perfect for a certain "black & white" party! (wink, wink)
6/20/2017 10:48:46 am
YESSSSSSS!!!!! Totally :)
6/20/2017 10:46:34 am
I would love to try the chiffon ruffle tunic in jade. These are very cute clothes!
6/20/2017 10:56:19 am
The ruffle tunic is beautiful! Good choice!!!!! :)
6/20/2017 10:51:13 am
Would love to win Favorite Cardi Gold.
6/20/2017 10:56:57 am
That is such a good classic piece to start with! Good luck :)
6/20/2017 10:51:38 am
I absolutely love the Leggings Hummingbird Floral and Swing Tunic Seafoam for myself. Starting in the educational field this year and feel this would be a professional, but extremely comfortable outfit while keeping up with kids all day. Would also love to pair the Watercolor Floral KIDS Leggings with several of my girls current tops in their closet.
6/20/2017 10:58:46 am
Hi Tiffany! Welcome to RV oilers! :) Oh my goodness, I think these pieces would make the most beautiful work wardrobe, with lots of switching pieces and making new looks each day. I also think you will not be able to get over the comfort level of these pieces, and they wick away sweat for those days the kids are driving you mad, you will be cool, calm and collected! ;)
6/20/2017 11:14:32 am
I have also shared this post to my FB page.
Brenda L Veinotte
6/20/2017 10:59:40 am
I love the layered tunic, and the chiffon blouse and the leggings. So many cute things..
6/20/2017 09:15:30 pm
So many good choices, right?! Good luck!
6/20/2017 11:19:13 am
I love the navy/w flowers pencil skirt 😊😊 or feet with sandals or heels 👠 or flats - all pencil skirts are adorable
6/20/2017 09:14:27 pm
YES, you would be darling in that one! Super stretchy and comfy too.
6/26/2017 09:25:56 am
I shared your giveaway post on Facebook land😍😍
6/20/2017 11:40:51 am
OK- so I'm suppose to pick ONE!? EEK... Toss up... Chiffon Ruffle Tunic Jade, Boxy Tee Look of Love Mustard or Swing Tunic Jet Black... then of course would HAVE to have at least one pair of leggins to match ;) OOOOh so many choices!
6/20/2017 09:16:44 pm
Hey Lisa! Long time no chat. I totally agree, it'd be super hard to pick just one thing! I have a WHOLE wish list of items I want!!!!!!!! :)
6/20/2017 11:49:08 am
Read, commented, Joined and SHARED!
6/20/2017 12:53:42 pm
Here is the skirt I want!!
6/20/2017 09:17:44 pm
That pink would be gorgeous on you!!!! And comfy enough to still carry around baby girl :)
6/20/2017 01:10:13 pm
Tiered Tunic Striped Ivory and Dark Mint (M)
6/20/2017 09:18:32 pm
ANNIE! hey girl! :) That'd be super cute on you for sure
6/20/2017 04:07:29 pm
6/20/2017 09:18:04 pm
You will ADORE how soft it is <3
6/20/2017 05:56:42 pm
Love the tiered tunic!
6/20/2017 09:15:00 pm
Agree! So many cute choices too
6/20/2017 08:58:34 pm
What a hidden gem! How had I not heard of this?!! I really like the tunics- I love leggings and am always in need of a coordinating top! I'm drawn to the floral swing tunics but also love the sleeveless tiered tunic! Defenitlely will enjoy being part of her group!
6/20/2017 09:13:24 pm
This was my first exposure too! And I am in love with swing tunics, WOW! :)
6/20/2017 09:29:54 pm
I would love to try a tiered tunic and Capri leggings!
6/20/2017 10:51:56 pm
Love the "Oh Snap" leggings for my buddy photography girl and the pencil skirt in Roses and Rounds for me (large). 😉
6/20/2017 10:57:51 pm
Shared on Facebook!😁
6/21/2017 06:59:18 am
I'm in love with the Army Hi-Lo Tunic
6/21/2017 07:54:12 pm
I would like the Living In Leisure Austen Dress On Orange first, however, I'm don't think I could squeeze into the only size Medium that's listed...So my second pick would be the Joplin Dress Revival.
6/22/2017 12:15:04 pm
It is so hard to choose but I absolutely love the Nightingale Dress Tea For Two!! I gave her page a like!
I love so many things - I can not just pick one .....however there was a super fun black stripped dress that I would pick out and also lots of leggings I loved!!!
6/26/2017 09:33:20 am
I love all the dresses. My favorite is the nightingale! <3
6/26/2017 09:46:10 am
Wow this stuff looks great! I'd love the Tiered tunic in the ivory and dark rose stripes, sad there is only an XL as an option.
6/26/2017 10:10:24 am
I love the Fisher dress style in Flirty and Thriving. I actually love all of the florals! I just ordered a tiered tunic yesterday and am looking forward to seeing how it fits!
6/26/2017 03:41:41 pm
Thanks for the giveaway Tara and Tonya. I would love to try their skirts. Also really like the tiered tunic.
6/26/2017 05:24:34 pm
Swing tunic and the pencil skirt! Everything is so beautiful!
6/26/2017 05:27:43 pm
6/26/2017 07:57:44 pm
I love the tiered tunic in ivory and white, the black tiered tunic
6/28/2017 02:41:09 pm
I love me some A&D. Curies are my jam! I would love the PINKY PAISLEY PROMISES TONIGHT CURIE DRESS
8/8/2018 08:10:56 pm
Where did you get polka dots converse sneakers from?
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