Monday, April 8, 2013

Hot Buys Weekly 9: Minimalist

My apologies for the random, unexplained hiatus! I was on vacation over the Easter break, but I'm back and definitely ready to review the latest Hot Buys Weekly release!
So while perusing the Starplaza, I came across the ad for this week's Hot Buys, and I was pleasantly surprised. While the ad itself was in black and white, the jumpsuit and the dress were in lovely shades of soft pastel blue and pistachio, while the belt and sandals were a bright, lime-green. I honestly think this is one of the classiest ads for a Hot Buys collection Stardoll has released so far, and I love it!

So the first item I came across was the Mint Ruffle Jumpsuit. I cannot adequately express the sheer glee I felt over this piece. I absolutely loved the ruffles on the sleeve, and the very modern but plain cut of the top. With a nice pair of wedge heels and some chunky bracelets, I think this would be a great addition to any dollies' wardrobe.

The Ruffle Sleeve Dress was also another piece that I found rather interesting. Although I didn't like it as much as the jumpsuit, I thought it was pretty nice, overall. The ruffles were very nicely done, in regards to composition. The collar was maybe a little too thick for my tastes, though. The dress reminded me a little bit of a nightgown, to be quite honest. However, it really wasn't bad. I think maybe if you paired it with some tall, white leather boots it would add a more futuristic look to the design.

The next piece was definitely a hit or miss for me; the Ruffle Chain Purse was a miss. The design looked kind of elementary, and the chain was a little awkward. I also wasn't quite sure of the actual color theme for it, as there seemed to be an odd tornado of mismatching colors going on there. The green faux gems on the clasp looked really, and I mean, really cheap and gaudy, and although the shading was very nicely done, the shape of the bag itself was just weird. Didn't like this at all.

The Citrus Stud Heels I was about 50-50 on. Not really sure if I liked or disliked them. One thing I really liked was the ankle cuff with the pyramid-spike studs, which were fresh, contemporary, and definitely popular in today's fashion market. The composition was very nice, but it was just "meh". (I apologize, that was a very inadequate description of my sentiments about these heels, but I feel like that sound kinda captured it, haha.)

And last, but certainly not least, the Citrus Stud Belt. It definitely got at least a B+ from me on composition and design, but I wasn't quite sure what the point of having the fabric meet in the middle was. I think it might have looked a little more "put-together" with a continuous band, minus the neon-greenish-blue rimming it. I'd say it was another win with the studs, but I'm a little skeptical about spending 8 Stardollars on it. I mean, I'm not that great with belts, but I'm not quite sure what to pair it with? It doesn't look very versatile, but I suppose beauty is in the eye of the beholder, as they say!

This week's collection scored an A-

In all honesty, I'd say the reason this week's collection got such a high rating was because of the ad. I mean, it was mesmerizing. So cosmopolitan! ...hey, I'm a sucker for a good advertisement poster. Seriously, I am. Oh! And my apologies for being unable to see the color of the actual pieces; you may want to check them out in the Starplaza for yourself, because the ad, unfortunately, is only black and white! 

And on that note, I bid you adieu, dollies (:


  1. The ruffle sleeved jumpsuit was the best!

  2. loved the jumpsuit

  3. that bag was soooo awkard

  4. I like the bag, but the clothing is "awkward" as Anonymous says. It's quite strange, really. Not really a fan.