Friday, April 11, 2014

Playing Dress Up: Peter Som for Kohl's

The long awaited Peter Som for Kohl's by DesigNation finally hit stores yesterday! I was super excited to shop, since the lookbook outfits just looked amazing. But I'm always a little hesitant to get too pumped up, I don't want to be let down. I have to tell you guys I wasn't disappointed AT ALL. The clothes felt great, the quality was there, the casual effortless chic of St. Barth's was apparent. Perfection.

Just to let you know if you shop online only there is XXS available for the first time in a designer collection! I always complained that the sizes were much to big for me in previous collections. But the things I tried were very much TTS. 

For reference I tried on Size 2's and XS in-store. I tried a total of 16 pieces.

It's time.

Playing Dress Up in Peter Som for Kohl's:

 Printed Shift Dress $52.50 (Orig $70)
I wasn't going to try this on, typically not my style, but it's very pretty. The stripes at the bottom is a striking contrast. A lot of ladies will want to wear it everyday.

Color Block Flounce Hem Dress $51 (Orig $68) 
I thought it was cute in the lookbook. Even cuter in person. The material is soft yet thick cotton. Black and white with a flare, always a winner for me. This is something I want to come back for.

 Striped Romper $48 (Orig $64)
This was on my must-have list. And I had to have it. It's cute, it has stripes and pockets and it's going to look great belted. I like the fact that the shorts are high-waisted and roomier. I'm not a fan of skin tight short shorts so this is one classy romper ;)

Buttons on one shoulder for extra cute. 
(Fyi: Romper comes with a backup button too).
Also it comes in black and a palm printed version, online only. I wish I could try it on!

 Striped Maxi Dress $58.50 (Orig $78)
I loved this in the lookbook, but not on me. It's too loud. It also comes in black and navy and white so those would probably work better for everyday wear. I do like the sheer panels at the bottom, how trendy is that? The material is comfy and stretchy but you can see every line of fabric underneath, so you would have to wear nude & smooth undergarments. 
(BTW, I'm 5'3 ish? and I'm wearing it with a short heel)

 Tye Dye Shirt Dress $55.50 (Orig $74)
I don't do tye dye, I just don't. But I had to try it on for the sake of fashion and that Kate Bosworth wore it. KB wore it better in this case. See pic here. Other than it not being my style, this is well made dress with unique details, like a mid sleeve, tye dye belt and subtle ruffles at the bottom.

 Embroidered French Terry Sweatshirt $43.50 (Orig $58) 
& French Terry Soft Pants in Indigo $36 (Orig $48)
Put these two pieces together and call it a day. This is perfect for a flight or for running errands. Looks effortless chic with heels too. 

The Pants are waaaay soft, I prefer them scrunched up. They fit perfect.
The sweater is too cute. It's a boxier cute and the embellishments were spot on and makes the sweater shirt worth the price. Here's a close up:

Marled Tape Yarn Sweater $43.50 (Orig $58)
I like this sweater. Nice for layering over dresses or rompers for a bit of extra warmth. 
The moderate high low makes it stylish.
 J'adorable Striped Tee $30 (Orig $40) & Eyelet Shorts $33 (Orig 44)
Just J'adorable!!! The tee was on my list and it was a no brainer, I'm wearing right now as I type. I love stripes, tees and cute sayings. The XS is a little loose but that's fine, it depends on what look you want. A XXS I'm guessing would be tighter I'm sure. I might just get both sizes, one as a back up ;)

The shorts are super cute. Not on my radar but they fit well. 
The only thing is they are VERY much see through. 

 Postcard Sweatshirt $37.50 (Orig $50)
The blue sleeves and back match the soft pants I tried on earlier. The fabric on front is silky. It's actually really cute, nothing I would normally try on. If you are into this kind of print, go for it!

Striped Sweater Tank $37.50 (Orig. $50)
Looks better far away or in photos. I'm not too crazy about in person. Very thin material which is nice for the summer, but seems like it could snag easy.

 Motorcycle Jacket $58.50 (Orig $78) & Charmeuse Soft Pants $37.50 (Orig $50)
First off this looks kind of awesome together right?
The jacket is a soft cotton material with gold zipper details. The gold details really make this a stand out piece. I would've bought it but I just bought the white moto from the Catherine Malandrino collection on clearance. The sleeves are bare so it's great for scrunching up. 

Close Up:

As for the pants. They have pineapple prints on them. Nuff said.
TTS, feels like silk and the drawstrings have little gold accents at the end. This is a must-have piece. I'll come back for them.

 Striped Faux Wrap Top $30 (Orig $40)
I love the soft stretch of the material and it drapes nicely. Easy chic tank for the summer!

Printed Charmeuse Tank $36 (Orig $48)
Another favorite! Stripes and Pineapple print! Ugh I love it. I'll be searching for this come clearance time if it stays around. Fits a little larger, I personally would go down one size because the arm holes are a little loose and bigger.

As you can tell I'm overall pleased with the clothes and the style (the prices...ehh on sale they are just fine for me!). I'm a casual girl after all. The clothes will just be perfect for vacations this summer. 
Wearable and comfortable for a flight or a day dream at home.

What I got:

Shopping Link for Peter Som for Kohls
It's all 25% off right now and you can use numerous coupons floating around right now for cardholders and non cardholders between 30-15% off extra. And when anyone spends $50 you get a $10 Kohl's Cash reward. Online Code w/out Card


  1. Loved your post and review!! I can't believe how many pieces you tried on! You are showing some major restraint only buying two items, but in my opinion, those are the two that will probably won't make it to clearance and I am not taking a chance on that tee...btw, I was also thinking about buying 2 of the J'adorable tees, you know, just in case ;-) I want everything even more after your pics and review, seriously I want almost every piece. Those pineapple pants are the cutest, did you see the matching tee? I'm thinking this collection is going to cost me more than previous collars for sure ;-) Okay, now that I have written what feels like my own post (LOL) I'll wrap this up!


    1. Thank you so much Tracy! I'm so glad Kohl's doesn't have a dressing room limit, I took advantage of that, lol! I hate that I had to restrain myself (budget blogger problems), but you know how it goes with our collab obsession. Wait it out until clearance ;) I just know you will love that tee once you try it on. I did see the matching pineapple tee, it's cute! It def all starts to add up quickly! :) Thanks for the mini post btw. HAHA xo-Franci