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Dr.LTC
Newport Beach, California
My Style: Classic, Girly, Cali Chic Mixed w/Alluring Uptown Style
Reviews: 204
Average Rating: 4.5
REVIEWS & RATINGS
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Posted January 14, 2011
Vince -- Love It!
I have worn this jacket every weekend since it arrived. It's so casual, yet completely chic, and it has the Anorak style (which February's Marie Claire magazine informs me is one of Spring's major trends) minus the sloppy look and feel of a true Anorak. It is lightweight, yet warm; perfect for SoCal's chilly low mid-60s Winter. A great piece to transition into Spring.
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
 
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Hmmmmm....
This is as boho as it gets (and who doesn't lean into that trend every once in a while?) but if you're over 20, make sure that you can actually imagine yourself strutting around on the streets wearing this. I took it on vacation -- and it was definitely a fun accessory -- but I was around total strangers whom I would never see again. I don't think I could get away with this look at home.
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
 
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Liked the Idea of It Better
This is a well-tailored jacket, but it wrinkled furiously at the elbows and it's likely best worn if you plan on not using your arms that day. It pulls if a gust of wind blows by. I wore it with a pale beige sheath dress and it was cute, but my instinct was that many, many, many people wanted to ask if I was wearing a bed jacket. It has a kind of Doris Day "Pillow Talk" vibe to it. If I wear it again -- assuming I can locate and operate an industrial strength steamer to remove the wrinkles from the elbows -- I'll dress it down with jeans. Maybe it will look less pajama and more street.
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
 
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Posted October 21, 2010
Mega-Confidence Required
(Faux) Fur vests are one of those trends that you have to really obsess about in order to buy and actually wear. Though my dog was convinced I was cheating on him with another animal -- he growled at it when it emerged from my closet and again later when I actually had it on -- the look grew on me throughout the day. This is much tamer looking in-person than it appears in the picture and it surprised me because it didn't shed (when you touch it, you'll have visions of long faux hairs in your mouth, up your nose, and in your eyes; none of which actually came to fruition). At first I felt like an extra on the set of "The Clan of the Cave Bear," but that feeling evolved and eventually, I felt adorable in it. My husband and dog would write a different review (neither were fond of it), Ibut I love it!
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
 
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Like a Bird Diving at a Shiny Object
I feel like a bird diving at a shiny object when it comes to this mini. Is it practical? No. Is it fun? Definitely. This skirt is like a spice that adds flavor to your closet. Unless you want to spend your time smoothing errant sequins, do not sit in this skirt. This could pose a problem if you have to ride in a car to get where you're going. I suggest putting it on once you arrive at your destination or find someone who will drive you while you lie flat in the backseat. This skirt makes you work, but the effect is worth it.
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
 
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Think Stripes Are a Staple? Get This Tee
I love stripes and this light/dark gray striped tee is a great staple. I wore it with the Haute Hippie skull poncho and a black mini. A great layering piece. I'm sure I'll wear the heck out of it. Plus, it's so soft, holds it shape, and I'm sure that even if I decided to roll down a long hill, it would still look luxe.
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
 
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Posted October 21, 2010
Super Short
These shorts are even shorter than they appear in the picture. I'm regularly a size 6, but bought an 8 -- so I could wear them at hip level -- and even sizing up, it was a squeeze to get the zipper up. I wore them with black opaque tights, knee-high boots, and a swarthy sweater. You'll need either loose and/or chunky on top to even out the super short on bottom. Very, very cute though. A good item to mix into your Fall-turned-Winter wardrobe.
Sizing: Smaller than Expected
 
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Posted October 21, 2010
Greatness Takes the Form of a Poncho
If you're reading this review, you're already wasting time. Buy it now! The last time I bought an item I loved this much was two years ago (a gray cashmere cape from Joie). This poncho is possibly even more fantastic. It is perfect for Cali's pseudo Autumn or any climate with a temp that hovers around 70 degrees. So far, I've worn it with a mini and a pair of jeans. It was the star in both outfits. Don't be surprised if girls try to rip this off of you; it's that cute!
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
 
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Great color for Fall
This nude/pink toned sweater is the perfect example of how well a typical summerish hue fits Fall weather. It's a piece that's easy to style. One caveat to its greatness: This cashmere bagged out at the elbows. This is the first time I've ever experienced cashmere doing that. I put in the dryer on delicate heat for a few minutes and it assisted the sleeves back into shape.
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
 
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Posted September 23, 2010
Only for Your Madame Tussaud Wax Twin
I couldn't wait to wear this dress; I ordered a size six which has always been the right fit for Black Halo dresses I've purchased in the past, but I don't think sizing up to a 10 would have made a difference. This dress was so tight and so short that even though it looked great when I put it on and completely froze in place, the second I dared to make even a minimal movement frontward, backward or sideways, I risked exposure on top and/or on bottom. I was disappointed because Black Halo features such a beauitful line of dresses. If you have an event where you won't be required to sit or move, and you can be wheeled in on a dolly and then stood frozen in place, this dress fits the bill.
Sizing: Smaller than Expected
 
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