personalstylist
Santa Monica, CA
My Style: Bohemian, Classic
Reviews: 15
Average Rating: 4.5
REVIEWS & RATINGS
15 reviews 1 2
Posted October 31, 2012
Love that color!
The beautiful green sold me on these boots. And dark green is a neutral, right? A sturdy heel under 3" is wear all day stuff for me, so I expect to wear these boots with cropped pants and longer styles too. I always wear a size 8, and the 8 fit fine. If the boots get roomier from wearing, I'll just put on a slightly thicker sock. The distressing is well done - it doesn't make the boots look old and worn, just kinda rough. Getting the boots on and off doesn't involve a struggle;the elastic gusset in the side stretches. In a perfect world, I would have liked a more graceful, pointier toe, but the good news is if you're self-conscious about your big feet, these make your feet look small.
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Great flat sandal
These sandals do not look cheap. The combination of metallics is unusual and makes them very versatile. I read the reviews and yes, they run wide. But if you have a wide toe box, that's a good thing. My pinky toes aren't squeezed by the horizontal strap across the foot. Bliss! I have a narrow heel, so I put in an adhesive insole - cutting off the top, of course - which keeps my foot from sliding around and chafing. With that added, they were comfy the first time I wore them. The ankle strap is loose, but if it starts irritating my skin I'll just attach some moleskin to the wrong side of the strap. The great price and styling made it worth it to work on the comfort a little.
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Posted January 05, 2012
Great jacket
The color seduced me, and it's as gorgeous as in the picture - a purply blue. The shininess of the jacket reminds me of the look Moncler made popular (for much more $$$) I'm 5'6'' and a 4 or small 6 on top, so I considered ordering the XS, but the jacket has adjustable pulls inside, and tightening them up a little made it fit narrower on the hips, so the S is just fine. I wore it on a warm ski day (over 30) with one light layer underneath and wasn't cold. Love the double zipper, and how light the jacket feels. It looks great with white, red, black, navy or orange, and if I can find a pair of lime green ski pants, I'll grab them in a second.
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my new favorite sweater
I ordered the khaki color and the sweater is gorgeous and very well made. I'm 5'7", and the Small is just long enough to wear with high-waisted trousers or a slightly low waisted pant, even without a layer underneath, as in the picture. Although it isn't snug in the body, the sweater is so well cut that it doesn't look sloppy or baggy, partially because he sleeves are skinny, and the shoulder fits well. I'm usually a 4 or 6, and the Small fits. The sleeves are rolled up and stitched at the wrist, but it was easy to take out the stitching to make them full lenth. I was afraid the shoulder buttons would be gaudy, but they're pretty subtle. It's a cozy, warm knit, but not too heavy to wear indoors. It looks like a more expensive sweater (Chloe? Celine?). Definitely worth the money.
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Posted November 24, 2011
summer heat
I wanted this dress for those hot summer days when you'd really rather be naked - mostly for wearing around the house. It will work just fine for that, because it's very light, soft, and loose on the body. But it isn't baggy around the hips, which is good. I'm normally a 4-6, but the XS was the right size. I'm 5' 6" and it was a little shorter than I'd hoped, but the uneven hem helps (some areas are longer.) It has a low armhole and neckline, but looks cute with a black tank underneath. The print in black and white is cool - almost looks like an animal print, but not quite.
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