Juliet Dallaire
Montreal, Canada
My Style: Casual Chic, Classic, Minimalism-Love Carolyn Bessette Kennedy
Reviews: 213
Average Rating: 4.0
REVIEWS & RATINGS
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Posted September 08, 2014
Not for long walks; great for my life.
I own 3 black, 2 red, and tons of cap-toed Yosi Samra. I have so many, I'd have to count them to tell you exactly how many. How's that for a positive review? But I use them for teaching, walking around the halls of my campus, and for short bus rides to the mall. You will not find support and comfort for long walks in these shoes. "You will have sores and your feet will itch," my daughter said of her shoes. She tried using her Yosi Samra for longer walks and it was painful. As for size, this style - the rounded toe - is true to size. However, other Yosi Samras can feel tight. I like the more rounded toe ones, like these. I wear my Yosi Samra shoes with tights and skirts, with jeans, with leggings, etc. They go with everything. I never have a problem finding shoes to match my outfits with my collection of Yosi Samras. They take-up little space in one's closet.
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
 
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Posted September 05, 2014
Pink-red; elastic not flexible; pricey.
1.It's lighter in colour&more pink than the images shown.B4 purchasing it,I checked out other online images&now find the more pink images more accurate.Not a whole lot pinker,but certainly not dark red.2.The elastic doesn't stretch a lot.I'm about a 12-14 on bottom & the LARGE is a little snug with my pot belly. I'll wear it under the muffin top with a long t-shirt.3.This is a good choice for other women my size,who can afford it & who also probably experience the inability to find cute&cool clothes.4.It's over-priced, even on sale.It's just a cotton skirt really - a bit of silk.Looks 100% cotton.UR paying for label.I buy over-priced items since there's not a lot for women my size (18-20/top;12-14/bottom) to choose from & certainly not in my 'neck of the woods'.5.Slight pleating is fine with me because I have no hips & a flat bottom.6.Two pockets placed at either side of the hip is real nice.7.Fully lined.8.A-line skirt is flattering on a lot of us.Final Verdict: Too pricey;but sweet.
Sizing: Smaller than Expected
 
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Outside Use Is 3 x Less Life Than Inside
I only wear Yosi Samra, and one pair of boots and a pair of sneakers. I have dozens of Yosi Samra ballet flats. This is how much I love them. I try to wait for the styles I like to go on sale, due to the customs (import fees) to get anything into Canada. These are gorgeous. The brown is a little lighter in person than in the photo. I bought these for myself, but my 30 year old daughter took them. Lol. I find these TRUE TO SIZE. I have a lot and wear them for the most part inside; so they have lasting power. They are not meant for walking long distances in my opinion: (1) get torn up on the streets and (2) not comfortable walking shoes/lack support. My daughter wears her outside a lot and while my pairs look brand-new, her pairs look worn at 3 to 4 times the rate.
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
 
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Posted August 29, 2014
Material too thin;slit too high;too long
I had great luck with my first - OTHER - Splendid skirt, the classic Splendid full skirt rendered in jersey, with an inset elastic waist, slant hip pockets, and unlined. Its fabric is jersey; 47% cotton/47% modal/6% spandex. But this one was a HUGE disappointment. It is soft jersey; 47% pima cotton/47% modal/6% spandex - which is very different. As a previous reviewer stated, "it's very thin so feels a little bit like a long nightgown. I wish it would have been a little bit thicker." The so-called elastic waist is very flimsy. After a few wears, I wonder if it will even stay up. The slit is very very high and the skirt is very long. Keep in mind that the model is 5'9" and it still reaches the floor in the image. Good news: the large fit me and I am about a 12 to 14 on bottom. Just need to cover by "pot belly" with a long shirt if I wear it. I don't think I will ever wear it though because the soft jersey is too thin.
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
 
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Yuck: Larger & Smaller Than Expected
In my opinion, I could find this exact skirt (or near identical) in any bohemian downtown store in a Canadian city. The stores that sell bohemian clothing, tapestries, incense, accessories, and housewares sell this kind of thing for much cheaper. And while I paid $49.53 for customs and another $207.03 for the skirt (more in Canadian dollars; that's US dollars), I could get a very similar or identical skirt for under $50 Canadian dollars here. I am very disappointed in Mes Demoiselles. "In person" the skirt does not resemble the image of the skirt posted here. For one, I am 5 foot 9 inches and it comes down to my feet. Larger than expected in this way. The elastic waist does not have much stretch at all. Smaller than expected in this way. Shopbop must have had the best steamer ever known to humans to pull off making this skirt look so good in the images. Yuck is my final word on this skirt. Yuck. Yuck. Sending it back on the same day it arrived.
Sizing: Larger than Expected
 
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Right Up My Ally:
I am using the "Universal Case" as a wallet. It is a tiny bit bigger than the usual Marc by Marc Jacobs wallets, fitting my many keys along with cards, IDs, etc. The smell of vinyl is to be expected; but I love it. The wristlet loop and the unique Marc by Marc Jacobs logo plaque are very cool.
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
 
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Posted August 13, 2014
Substract 1 Star Due 3 SureToBe Cracking
I bought the Hunter Clear Tote for my 30-year-old- daughter. She loves it. We accept, however, that it may crack, tear, and certainly scratch easier than we'd like. She doesn't plan to use it for a beach bag. She does not go to the beach. She will use it everyday; hence, it's life-span may be less than Hunter intended. My daughter is a huge fan of Hunter boots and products. She thus loves this clear tote. We love: Tinted PVC vinyl outer. We like: Vachetta leather handle straps and trim (we wish they were non-leather). We love: Moulded base with contrast red rubber feet to protect against scuffs and scratches. We like: Dog clip fastening (we wish it closed more fully). We like: Detachable Vachetta leather purse (we wish it had vegan touches). We love: Design details are inspired by the Original boot. We love: Size: H 33cm x W 39cm x D 18cm. Again, we love all the composition, but not the leather. We love: Base - 100% Rubber.
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
 
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Stays put/Holds a lot of hair/Novel
PRO:Stays in my hair on it's own (i.e., no need to seek help from hair ties to bolster it).PRO:It holds a lot of hair.I wore it as modeled in the image; and I have thick hair.PRO:Love the French feel of it.It's made in FRANCE.Yeah.PRO:Very original.A stand-out piece. PRO:Earrings etc. are not needed when one has this on with just plain old jeans and a tee, or even with something more dressy.CON:My daughter does not like the barrette.It reminds her of my Kenneth Jay Lane Butterfly necklace, which she calls "crass; cheaply vulgar; tasteless; crude."You may have her tastes and not mine.The gold is very similar to my Kenneth Jay Lane Butterfly necklace(which,I never wore by the way. I agree with her about it).However, on the barrette the butterflies are smaller & thus less tacky in my daughter's opinion.CON:It is pricey for a barrette and the customs (for importing it from ShopBop) makes the pricing even more of a CON.OVERALL:If you want a stand-out barrette, this may be it.
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
 
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Calling Plus Size Gals 14 to 16 Bottom
I rate this as "smaller than expected" only because I have 3 other Chinti and Parker skirts and 2 of the 3 are size M. They both fit comfortably. I ordered size M this time - remembering that the L might be too puffy. I overlooked the fact that the "covered elastic waist" is only in the back on the Bow Print Mid skirt. This means that it has less flexibility than an elastic waist at the front and back. It fits a little tight but I think it will be ok and I will keep it. The material is gorgeous and one can tell it is not a "cheap" skirt. IMHO the pattern is much nicer in person. The pattern kind of reminds me of the beautiful patterns you see on traditional African clothes in some parts of that continent. For reference, I wear a size 14 to 16 (think GAP zip-up skirts) on bottom. I am 5'9". I have a flat bottom and narrow hips. I have a pot belly too. I am 18 to 20 on top; so this skirt balances me out.
Sizing: Smaller than Expected
 
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Calling Plus Size Gals
Smaller than expected is my rating since I have other Chinti and Parker skirts, with elastic waists, that have more give. Size M is a little tight. But then again, I am a size 14 to 16 on bottom. The L would have fit more comfortably, but I would be fearful of the puff. As it is, the puff is still a concern on the M. I may send it back. I am plus size but have no bottom and hips; yet, this skirt makes me look as big on bottom as I am on top (20 to 22 on top), which is arguably good given that I like to look portioned. This is my 4th Chinti and Parker skirt and I find them to be stand-outs. The pattern on this one is much nicer in person than in the image. The material is of the highest quality. I am glad I got it on sale though. The cost to me: $127.67 in Canadian dollars, including $30.54 import fees. This is more when converted to US dollars.
Sizing: Smaller than Expected
 
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