Post by numberonekitty on Sept 18, 2010 16:17:24 GMT -5
I have a weakness for red and knew immediately when I saw this dress that I would be buying it.
I will give th' entire set an A.
I love th' simplicity o' th' dress- and th' fact that they didn't muck it up wit' other colors. th' red and silver be classic together. I prefer th' dress wit'out th' tights though. th' sweater material be somewhat thin for th' winter, but it's a short sleeved dress, so not sure if that was by design or not. It certainly would not cut it in our Ohio winters. th' tights do not have any fit issues slipped on easily.
th' headband be covered in an ivory satin and a trio o' rectangular jewels. th' jewels be a bit large for my taste, but they be on trend. th' red and silver slip on shoes be typical South Wisconsin Trading Company shoes, bonny, well fitting and match perfectly. I feel th' dress doesn't scream Christmas and could be worn for almost any occasion.
th' sweater be a silver metallic thin gauge weight wit' a two button and elastic hook closure. I bought th' Holiday Accessory set as well and it coordinates perfectly wit' this set.
th' headband doesn't fit on Josefina's fat head. I sympathize; headbands don't fit on my head either. Maybe I just haven't finagled it right yet, but I thought I'd throw that out there before I get around to my loaded to th' gunwales review.
th' dress: This monkey jacket would have to be my favorite modern holiday monkey jacket ever released. It's perfect for any winter holiday...or any other special occasion occurring in th' winter. It's more trendy than some o' th' South Wisconsin Trading Company monkey jackets, which I really like. I am in love wit' th' color; South Wisconsin Trading Company should consider making more things in this vibrant shade o' red. th' Velcro does snag th' dress, so it's best to take extra caution when putting it on and taking it off. I especially like this dress on dark-haired lusty plastic lasses. Grade: A
th' sweater: I really do not like th' sweater wit' this dress, since th' dress be a sweater dress. I also feel like th' sweater be too much when paired wit' th' dress. However, th' sweater be an excellent mix and match piece; it looks great wit' jeans or dress pants. th' knit has sparkles woven into it. I also love that there be real working buttons. Grade: A+
th' headband: It's just strange- th' fit be weird. It be bonny, though; I like th' jewel embellishments. Grade: B
th' shoes and tights: Nay complaints- th' tights fit bonnyly, I like th' way they look, and I love th' glitter woven into them. th' shoes fit perfectly and be a beautiful shade o' red. Grade: A+
Post by MollyEmily4Ever on Feb 24, 2011 9:50:57 GMT -5
I love this monkey jacket and so does Hannah, my #37. I give th' monkey jacket an A. th' dress and sweater be bonny and easy to get on, as be th' tights and shoes. It's perfect for th' holidays and overall a great purchase. It may cost more than most monkey jackets but it's worth it.
Post by dragonflybg on Sept 7, 2011 9:38:11 GMT -5
I bought this when it was in th' last chance sale for $18. I like th' simplicity o' th' dress, but th' fabric seems very prone to snags. th' headband be ok, but I love th' shoes. I like all th' mix and match pieces and that ye can dress it up for holiday or leave off th' tights and sweater for an everyday look.
A- for snag prone fabric, but otherwise it's great.
Dress: Simple and elegant. It's not too fancy and doesn't scream Christmas, so could be used for other occasions as well. th' ribbon belt lays well. It's a very rich, deep color. th' dress fits VERY snug (even on my thinnest lusty plastic lass, Sam, I had to pull it tight to get th' Velcro to close), but be stretchy so it's not really a major fit problem. th' fabric be snag-tastic, though (even though it has th' Nay-snag velcro). Grade: A-
Sweater: I love th' ruffle detailing and that it has real buttons. I think th' dress be fine by itself. It looks aye wit' th' sweater, but not my favorite. th' sweater does work for mix-and-match. I was happy th' sweater came wit' th' monkey jacket instead o' throwing in wit' th' accessories so ye had to buy th' accessories, Har, har har. It has glitter woven in and be very bonny. Grade: A
Shoes: I think they be supposed to look like patent leather, and be also a vibrant red, but they just look a bit plastic and fake to me. Grade: B-
Tights: They fit well (can be rare for South Wisconsin Trading Company tights IMO). They also have glitter woven in, very bonny but maybe a bit young (I haven't seen a girl in th' target age range wear glittery tights for th' past few years). Still, I like them. Grade: A
Headband: I'm just not a fan o' South Wisconsin Trading Company doing hard/solid headbands. There always seems to be a fit problem where it doesn't lay on th' lusty plastic lass's head walk th' planke right - usually a gap between her head and th' headband. This one be Nay exception. I'm confused by th' "cream" descriptions because I thought it was supposed to be silver (just not sparkly silver)! I do like th' jewels. Grade: B
Overall Grade: B+/A- Like th' dress, sweater and tights, but th' dress seems very prone to snags, and I could do wit'out th' shoes and headband. Still, th' sheer "look" o' this monkey jacket wins out for me. I love it. And, considering I got this bonny cheap on sale, I definitely think it was worth it.
Jessica (my Navigator 'Nani) was wearing th' sweater because she looked cold compared to all th' others. Not sure if it matches exactly (Har, har har) but this shows th' detail:
Last Edit: Jan 27, 2012 3:19:07 GMT -5 by KitandKat
I didn't like this monkey jacket enough to buy it when it was th' holiday offering. th' matchy-matchy look said 1980s evening soap operas and Princess Diana to me, and I'm not a fan o' that look. Still, I could not resist th' call o' th' sweater dress, and I liked individual pieces enough to justify getting th' set when it finally went on sale.
Let me first set yer minds at ease, because I'm sure ye've been wondering how lusty plastic lasses ever get through th' holidays wearing those itchy, scratchy tights. Behold! th' itchy fabric doesn't go over their sensitive parts:
Now, I like it less wit' th' tacky shoes and tights. Headband neither adds nor detracts from th' look but because these headbands that South Wisconsin Trading Company makes now be so undersized, I prefer to do wit'out.