faintlymacabre
Calgary, AB
My Style: Casual Chic, Edgy
Reviews: 38
Average Rating: 4.5
REVIEWS & RATINGS
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Fan-freaking-tastic!
I just bought pair #4: Navy. My other ones are Black Cherry (a more muted red than the Bright Red), Riviera Blue (deep teal), and Truffle (warm taupe) which aren't available on Shopbop. The sizing is so flawlessly consistent between colours, and the fit is wonderfully flattering. I am a hard body to find skinnies for, being small in the waist and large in the thighs. These have that bit of stretch that makes them fit like a glove! The twill is super soft and comfortable. I do find that they bag out in the waist area and start slipping down by the end of the day, but perhaps I tend to notice that more than most people. Wonderful pants, in any case!
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Elegant
I bought this dress to wear to a wedding, and think it will be perfectly suitable. Contrary to what the previous reviewer wrote, I find this dress to be super simple to wear. Unzip the side, put it on, zip it up! Nothing confusing about it. The length is right at the knee on me, so I may hem it a touch shorter for it to hit where it does on the model. I am only 5'2". I typically take a 4 or 6 in DvF, depending on the style, and I took a 6 in this dress. Perfect fit.
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Stylish and walkable wedge
I've always been impressed with Rag & Bone's quality. These wedges are very well-made, unique, and most important of all, practical! They give my 5'2" self some sorely-needed height and I can walk all day in them. I ended up getting a 36 because 37 was sold out. I am typically a 6.5, and the 36 fit alright -- no foot overhang anywhere, but I might prefer a 37 if it were available just for a little bit of "border" around my foot. My feet are also slightly wide, and even the 36s had ample room.
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Great shoes at a great price!
Certainly can't beat 50% off. These shoes are worth full price though! Super comfortable! The footbed is nicely shaped. As other reviewers have mentioned, the back-of-the-heel area is made of SUPER soft leather, so there is zero rubbing or scraping on the Achilles tendon. I love that the sole is rubber, so I don't have to go to a cobbler and get my own put on for traction! Wonderful. I am just sad that I missed out on the other colours! I'm currently wearing these with cropped/rolled up jeans, but they would look great with skirts and dresses as well! I took a half size down from my usual 6.5 due to my other Boutique 9 shoes running large, and they fit perfectly.
Sizing: Larger than Expected
 
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Short!
I'm 5'2", and like the reviewer before me, also found this dress too short! I need to wear opaque tights or leggings with this to be comfortable. Other than that, it's a very cute, simple, easy throw-on dress. Perfectly TTS for me.
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Posted June 07, 2011
Size downdowndowndowndown...
The sizing of these shorts is really off!!! I own Houlihans in size 26. (Sharkskin 26 fits snug on me, Vintage Olive 26 fits looser.) I ordered these Cadet shorts in a 25 after reading reviews for the white ones, and they are still too big! As in I can stick an entire fist down the back of them!!! I will try sizing down to a 24 (that's just wacky) to see if they'll be alright then, or if they're just not made for a curvy body type. My waist is 11" smaller than my hip measurement. These shorts ARE very soft though, and the length is absolutely perfect, with plenty of room for athletic thighs.
Sizing: Larger than Expected
 
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Posted April 27, 2011
Perfect in every way
I found this TTS, but it does run larger than the other Velvet items I own (because I find Velvet to run small). For example, I have the Ganet tunic dress and another top in M. I took a size S in this dress after reading reviews stating that it runs larger. I am typically a size S/US4 with a 34B bust. This dress is PERFECT. I'm backpacking in Europe for 3 weeks very soon, and I am incredibly pleased with how versatile this item is. I'm 5'2", and when this dress is pulled down all the way, it hits 3" above my knee. I love that it can also be pulled up higher for more of a minidress look, or even higher to be worn as a tunic with leggings! I can see myself wearing this a lot! I got the Biscotti colour and it's beautiful. I also love that it's double-layered so that it isn't sheer. The ruching shows off an hourglass shape so well!!!
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The HOLY GRAIL of jeans!!!
Those of you reading reviews for these jeans probably know how hard it is to find slim leg jeans that fit properly on a curvy body. I have a small waist, but a booty and thighs, and I can usually fit 2 fists down the back of any jeans that actually fit my thighs. These jeans are PERFECT in every way!!! The waistband fits perfectly with zero gapping, the thighs are not skintight, and my butt looks incredible!!! The rise is also high enough in the back to be flattering! Jeans are usually not cut for as much booty as I have, and thus ride really low in the back and cause muffin top. I've tried Joe's Skinny Honeys and Levi's Bold Curve skinnies, and those really pale in comparison to these! I am not buying any other jeans from now on. For reference, I have a 26" waist and 37" hips (mostly butt, not hips). The size 26 fits like a dream.
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A little large
Wicked design! I really love the deep charcoal colour, the high/low hemline, and the buttons on the shoulder. However, this ran a little large. I am typically a size S or US4, and the S was loose in the bust/waist. I could have gone down to the XS. I also found it to be a little longer than expected -- something for petite girls to keep in mind. I am 5'2". Still, a great quality and uniquely-styled sweater that I wish I had purchased sooner, as it's getting a bit warm to wear it!
Sizing: Larger than Expected
 
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Could these be any more perfect??
These are my first pair of Madewell shoes, and I am incredibly impressed. Definitely "made well", and perfectly proportioned! They don't look chunky on the foot at all, and actually really slim down my athletic calves. I found them to be perfectly TTS -- I am a 6.5, and the 6.5 fit just right. My feet are also borderline wide, and I didn't find the 6.5 to be narrow or pinchy. Very comfortable with the platform in front. The leather is great quality, and these will just look better with time!
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