ShoppingSki
Toronto
Reviews: 48
Average Rating: 4.5
REVIEWS & RATINGS
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Posted September 08, 2011
Pretty, but not good for small heads
I bought this to jazz up my sloppy weekend hair. It's pretty, and I like the fact that it has two separate strands that you can place together or apart, depending on the look you want. However, as with most headbands, I find it slightly too large for my head (I have a small head). It is pretty expensive for a headband, but I haven't had any problems with the stones yet (still early on).
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
 
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Posted August 30, 2011
Colour nicer in person
This casual shirt has great features. The colour is nicer in person - the background is more grey than white, and it's got a nice depth to it. The buttons on the shoulder add some interesting detail. The shirt is VERY long though (I'm short-waisted, which sort of makes it feel even longer). Good for leggings and skinny jeans, but not a regular T-shirt length. The V-neck is just the right length. Overall, a nice casual shirt!
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Funky
Normally I'm safe with size M but can often wear a size S. I followed other reviewers and sized down to a size S, which is perfect (I hope it doesn't shrink!). I'm fairly tall and my arms are fairly long and slim, although pretty muscular, and I don't find the arms at all too tight. I'm also short-waisted so that was another good reason to size down, since the sweater is cropped; I wanted it to fall at the right point. The knit is very soft and I think the thumbholes are a funky twist. I'm looking forward to wearing it to work this fall over a white collared shirt.
Sizing: Smaller than Expected
 
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Lovely and simple
Snapped this up on sale, and don't regret it. The print is lovely, the fabric has the right amount of thickness, and the cut is nice and flowy. It's very comfortable. The length (it is a "mini") and off-the-shoulder look definitely make it more of a going-out dress than a regular day-time dress. In U.S. designer sizes I'm typically a M or an 8 in the bottom, and the 8 is perfect on me. The only thing I don't like about it is that it doesn't have a zipper, so it's a bit tricky to pull on.
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Fabulous work dress with a twist
Love Nanette for work clothes with a twist. Have gotten several compliments each time I've worn this crisp shirt dress to work. I'm 5'8" and the length is fine (might be just slightly too short for some more conservative environments). I normally wear a 6 in NL and this 6 is perfect. I could probably have gotten away with a 4 (she seems to be making her sizes more roomy) but that would have been fairly tight in the ribs and chest. The fabric is just the right weight for summer and the cut is unique and flattering. I don't find it to be poufy; love the pockets in the skirt for key pass etc. Have worn it with wedge heels and tan booties. Could go with a flat too if you want to make it more casual for the weekend. Love it.
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Flattering cut
As another reviewer said, the way the panels at the waist are cut is very flattering. Tank is nice and light, not too sheer. I've worn the blue stripe with jean shorts and liked how they went together. My only complaint is that the racer back is so slim, it's hard to find a bra that fits under it without showing, so a layering tank is needed. Having to add another layer detracts from the lightness of the tank itself.
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Versatile, hardware strangely positioned
Fits true to U.S. sizing. Can be dressed up or down. However, the metal hardware in the toe area is moderately uncomfortable, although not enough to prevent wearing the shoe for an extended period. One of the studs pressed against one toe in particular, but strangely didn't cause a blister. I wore them in the office and it was fine, but I don't think they could be worn for a day of sightseeing. Too bad, because I really like my other CV shoes. These will still get good rotation though.
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Great for the weekend
The blue dyed overlayer is as great in person as it is on screen. Beautiful colour. I bought this as an easy option for the weekend when I barely have time to get dressed before going to do errands. It's a nice change from shorts and a plain t-shirt. Unfortunately, at the time I ordered, there were no Mediums left but I took a chance on the Small. I'm 5'8" and normally a 6/8. The S is good on top but a bit more snug around the hips than I would like, so I'm more comfortable wearing leggings underneath. Other than that, the length is great. The M would have been perfect for me.
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Posted May 30, 2011
Roomy carryall for summer
I took a flyer on this, not being familiar with the brand, because I wanted a casual bag for the w/e that would hold lots of stuff and I loved the look. I ordered it in camel. Roomy inside, but the interior zip pocket on one side and compartments on the other help with organizing small things. I've stuffed tons in it and it's very comfortable to carry empty or full. Because of the short strap, you can carry it in the crook of your arm if you get tired of having it over your shoulder. A great summer bag! Appears to be well-made generally, although I have some concerns about how sturdy the handle/strap will be. The leather is quite thin and doesn't seem to have extra reinforcing. I'm unsure how it will wear over the long term, especially if regularly carrying a lot of weight. It is a large bag, and because of the bucket/cylinder style (it's not tapered toward the top) and the short strap, some might find the way it sits under the arm against the body to be a bit strange.
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Posted May 11, 2011
Great kicks
Love them. Perfect for the weekend (especially now that I have children) with skinny jeans, leggings, or short skirts. They are practical but look good - even my husband liked them! The leather is somewhat stiff and for some reason, the right boot was slightly more difficult to put on (my foot got stuck at the ankle opening - strange, since my left foot is the bigger one), but they were not at all uncomfortable once on. I mean, I think they're meant to be sturdy! They're not a "fashion" boot. As for fit, my calves and ankles are I guess fairly slender and I normally wear an 8.5/39 (normal width). I ordered these in 8.5, and they're exactly right. However, given the effort to get one foot in, I could see how someone with a wider or higher foot might have some trouble at the ankle.
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