Karen Consumer
New York area
My Style: Bohemian, Casual Chic, Classic, , Eclectic. I like to mix styles
Reviews: 29
Average Rating: 3.5
REVIEWS & RATINGS
29 reviews 1 2 3
Posted April 22, 2014
Fresh, Fresh, Fresh
This dress is super-highly constructed (does it have boning?) with a very fitted bodice and a really full skirt - 360 degrees. Fabric is true white and a true, clean blue - the photo is accurate. The overall effect is girlish, and although we've seen this silhouette before (redolent of Alice + Olivia ) the dress still comes off fresh, fresh, fresh. The front zipper is a great touch for style and convenience and it is "Apple I-Pod"-white - really a great touch. My only criticism: I wish the skirt were two inches longer (it could still be shortened but it can't be lengthened). The length made is making me hesitate (at my age??), but what the heck.. Diane Keaton looks great in a full skirt (albeit longer) and this fits great.
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A good pick for a cropped top
So if you're going to go with the cropped trend this is a very good pick because of the fabric, which is both heavy and stretchy, and the cut, which is not too too short or too tight. I'm very petite and the XS for me hits the top of my pants line for medium - rise pants. So Im not hanging out too much (just a peep). The colors are a heather grey on a lighter grey background (NOT a white background as the picture suggests) - very clean and soft greys which I like. The piece is highly textured and feels more like a good, heavy sweatshirt than a sweater. Overall I found this a bit pricey for what it is but it is so cute that Im keeping it . I think it would work well on almost any build - even if you're a bit top heavy - and will certainly go with a lot: jeans, grey sweatpants for a casual look, black, white or grey pants, or white shorts. I personally like khaki / light beige bottoms with it too. I might even try a white denim skirt! A fun on-trend piece.
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Form and function
Very cute medium-to-lightweight quilted jacket. The colors are described as black and taupe but it's really a dark charcoal grey and cream (the picture is more accurate than the description). it is nicely made - a step up for Free People and well-proportioned (also somewhat unusual for them). I am very petite (size 0 or 2) and the XS is a terrific fit through the body and shoulders, and a perfect length, hitting at high hip just below the waist. The sleeves are a little long but as they can be rolled or pushed up that's ok with me. I plan to wear this running around on the weekend for errands and the gym - perfect since it won't show dirt or grime. I'll wear it with a bright colored orange or turquoise solid scarf though almost any solid color would work. Bottoms will need to be balck, grey or neutral/ beige. Overall a nice casual, usable piece, that's a little different than what everyone else will be wearing and that's both well-proportioned and well-priced.
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Posted October 03, 2013
Nice look, large in the "can"
Standard coated / leather / faux leather legging look, which I think is attractive on most. And if you have a tummy, a rear end or hips and have trouble squeezing into standard leggings, these are for you - they are cut large in between the waist and the top of the thighs. It will accommodate those who are long-bodied too. Reasonably comfortable (Im never sure whether these things breathe or whether you're going to peel them off and be sweaty underneath) and a price thats a bit on the high end but not ridiculous. O yeah - nice wide waistband too.
Sizing: Larger than Expected
 
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Posted October 03, 2013
Over-Priced for the Quality
I live in hoodies on the weekend. This one is cute - but very overpriced for the quality. Thin and unlined - I would have felt better about spending close to $200 for a cotton hoodie if it had been a thicker, more substantial weave, or a more luxurious material but it is light - bordering on flimsy - and nothing special about the styling either. Girls: you can get a really good facsimile of this for under $50 with other brands.
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Very Pretty. Unusual Fabric.
Love the look of this: clean, classic, well-proportioned. The color is that silvery gray that is hard to find. The texture makes it interesting. This skirt is flared and the unique fabric is what gives the flare body and volume- a great line that would flatter most. I wish the elasticized waist had more elasticity to it as for me, it fell short of fitting my waist by a smidgeon (and no way to fix it - or a very pricey fix). However, at the end of the day, what sank this garment for me was the fabric. I just didnt like the way it felt - very cardboard-like. And, the skirt was wrinkled when it arrived and I am not at all sure that a steamer would unwrinkle it (I didn't try, however). I would be very shy of packing or traveling with it. My return was reluctant - if it had been less expensive I would have kept it. Also I cant imagine wearing it with anything other than a white blouse.
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Runs Huge - But May Work for You
This is made ok (not great) but the fabric is what it is - i.e., kind of low-end. That being said, this could be a viable substitute for the very pricey, very trendy candy-colored pleated leather skirts that have been so prevalent this season if you dont feel like spending $400 or $500 for one of those. My biggest issue was the fit - Im always an XS and this was just humongous - and not worth the price of a seamstress (nor did I love it so much that I would invest more in it). I ordered the lilac color and it was a bit blue-ish but not far off. This is far from a rave review but I could see where something like this could fit into your summer wardrobe if it fit you. Personally, I found it a bit uninspired.
Sizing: Larger than Expected
 
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Great Colorway, Good Shape
Very pretty denim wash (I love how the color is more saturated at the seams) and perfect for summer. The denim is light to medium weight, feels great, and has the right amount of stretch - I dont think it's going to go saggy even after a lot of washes (I have had that issue with some other premium brands). I like the cut too - not too too low rise and the flare is there, but moderate. I dont usually spend this much for jeans but I'm glad I splurged. You may want to thinki about sizing down if you're conflicted (Im either a 23 or 24 and the 23 was perfect) due to the stretch. Yes - I;m very petite but these jeans would look great on anyone. I personally think that flared pants generally make your legs look longer but matter of opinion I guess.
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A.Dorable
The ShopBop description does not do this jacket justice. It has great "body" - neither too thin nor thick - possibly because It is lined with a light layer of a fleece-like material that also feels soft. The proportions are also great - neither a short bomber jacket nor draggy-long - and not too narrow in the shoulders. Pure colors and fun styling complete the visuals.. and the price is terrific. I'm quite petite - 5'2", 98 pounds - and am usually an XS. I ordered the S here and am glad I did - sleeves are a little long but I could wear the thickest sweater under it if I chose too. I will wear with black or grey leggings or pants, jeans, leather, or black or grey skirt. White denim would also look great. This is wearable for more casual days at work, great for dates, and to run around on weekends - to yoga, shopping, lunch etc. Will work for cool summer nights though the fall. A real find!
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A.Dorable
The perfect summer dress for the office or for a social gathering where you don't want to show too much skin. Very feminine, but the collar and cuffs add crispness. Looks great with ballet flats, wedges, sandals or summer pumps - either neutral or in colors. You can style it with your own belt too - either rustic / boho (I have a woven leather belt in brown) or polished (red patent leather or braided metallic, in my case). Nicely constructed too - the lining shows through as a slip, but it is actually sewn into the dress and unbuttons along with the dress itself. A great piece that is very current, but that will never go out of style. For reference, I'm petite (5'2", 95 pounds) but the lines are clean and this would look well on virutally any figure or size
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