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Last month, I introduced you to a new clothing line that I had discovered – Honey & Lace (now called Piphany). I shared about several pieces of their clothing that I had tried and about consultant Laura Schaller.
This month, I’m introducing another Honey & Lace consultant and a few more pieces from their versatile clothing line…
Introducing Crystal Hiatt
When I decided that I wanted to try to learn more about Honey & Lace, I joined a Buy, Sell, Trade group on Facebook. I asked some questions and Crystal was THE FIRST consultant to make contact with me. (First impressions always stick with me and Crystal was so nice, friendly, and helpful.) Since joining her Facebook group, I have realized that we have homeschooling in common. It’s always fun for me to connect with fellow homeschoolers from across the country and I love supporting moms who are supplementing their family incomes with work-at-home jobs.
Unboxing Crystal’s Surprise Package
Crystal’s package came so quickly and I was so excited to open it up and find what new goodies were in store for me. Please excuse the video as I was interupted by someone knocking at my door at the end and had to cut the video short! At least I had a chance to check out all the clothing first!
Wearing My New Honey & Lace
The Julian Maxi
I actually received a Julian Maxi in my package last month and ended up returning it. I have tried the Honey & Lace Marina Maxi and I like it (it’s very similar in cut to LulaRoe’s Maxi skirt). The Julian, however, is a slimmer cut Maxi. When I pulled this leopard print design from the package, I immediately thought this would be a piece that my daughter Ashley would try to steal from me. In fact, I’m surprised it’s still in my closet. I did end up putting it on with a black Perfect Tee from LulaRoe (I tied up the sides). The outfit paired nicely, but I could never wear this skirt with a shorter shirt. I do not like full- body pictures of me (and this picture is no exception) but I felt it only fair to show off the skirt. My son Ian was my photographer (and his skills leave a little to be desired, as do my modeling skills!)
The Bel Air
When I first pulled this shirt out of the package, I was excited. One of the things that first attracted me to Honey & Lace was the fact that they have so many more options for various seasons – ranging from sleeveless options to long-sleeved options (most everything from LulaRoe – at least up until very recently – is short-sleeved and doesn’t work year-round where I live). I love red, so the red and white stripes looked cute to me. And this shirt looks so cute on this marketing picture:
But, this shirt is definitely NOT MY style.
First of all, I’m short and this shirt is LONG.
Secondly, it accentuates everything that I don’t WANT accentuated!
In fact, it goes against everything that is in me to post this picture, but I feel like I must for the sake of honesty.
If this were a Stitch Fix box, I would not be keeping this shirt, that’s for sure. I paired it with a pair of long denim capris from the Avenue and a long vest I found on clearance at Walmart this past spring. Even the vest couldn’t help cover up the flaws that are so obvious on me in this shirt. And now I think I need to go and do some sit-ups (lots and lots and lots of sit-ups!)
This was my most favorite item in this surprise box! I love the style of this shirt and the colors of it. I received it in a 2X and I felt it was a bit too tight for me (now, if I do those sit-ups mentioned above and lose about 20 pounds, this shirt will be perfect!). However, I do really, really like it and I can totally see myself trying this shirt in a 3X. It comes in so many cute pattern/color options and the two-tone look of it really appeals to me for some reason.
It pairs very well with jeans and could be a very versatile piece for spring and fall.
To learn more about Crystal, be sure to check out her introduction. You can connect with Crystal by checking out her website or by following along with her Facebook group. I enjoy the get-to-know-you questions that Crystal often posts on her page – it’s been a way for me to get to know Crystal and her family just a little bit. They often go live on Sunday nights to share new inventory, so if you’re interested in shopping, you won’t want to miss it!
***This post made possible by Crystal Hiatt and The Hiatt Hive.***