Dr. LC
Newport Beach, California
My Style: Classic, Cali Chic with Uptown Style Allure
Reviews: 222
Average Rating: 4.5
REVIEWS & RATINGS
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The "It" Factor
I saw this dress and it was already limited availability. I went with the 4 since my usual 6 was sold out, but the 4 fits perfectly. The dress fits and hangs in such a flattering fashion. It arrived in really poor condition, including being excessively wrinkled and missing the belt. Thanks to all of the colors in the fabric, tons of other belts will look fabulous to define the waist or hang loosely just above the hips. At 5'10, 142 lbs, this dress doesn't hug my body, but it also doesn't swallow me. That being said, I do think a belt is necessary in order to optimize the look of the dress and give the body definition. It hits squarely mid-thigh and is a great look for work, party or a weekend outing. The excessive wrinkles largely fell out of, without steaming, the 100% silk fabric so that's a huge plus. If you're familiar with Mason then this piece is the same terrific quality you're used to; if it's new to you, it's a perfect first get from this stylish line.
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
 
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Wearable Straps
Elaborate strapping has crept into so much of this season's swimwear and it's so easy to get tangled in it as you're trying to get into it. I love the look of the straps and this top has just enough to be on trend while still being functional. I ordered a medium and it covers just enough to be wearable. Though the top is double-lined, the areola is still somewhat visible through the white. This top needs to be paired with the matching bottoms (see review); I don't think it will match with any other bottoms. But as a look, this bikini is sensational.
Sizing: Smaller than Expected
 
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Chartreuse & White Magic
At first I thought this was a muted neon green, but in-person, it's definitely chartreuse. And it's gorgeous! The bottoms are almost full coverage in the seat and the cut is very flattering. The material is quality with a good amount of stretch in it. It looks great against my fair skin and I think it would be equally complimentary against a darker skin tone. And matched with the top it's styled with on the Shopbop site, this bikini is stylish and functional. Beautiful!
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
 
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Ohhhh, I Wanted to Love This...
I had seen this dress in a lookbook a couple of months ago and I was so excited to get it during the recent Shopbop promo! While it fit true to size, and everything from the sturdy canvas and gorgeous leather detailing to the immaculate construction makes it a truly gorgeous piece, I returned it because the top is SO revealing that something under it -- a t-shirt or button-down, maybe a tank -- is necessary in order to make it wearable. The way in which it was styled in both the lookbook I had seen and on the Shopbop site was with the dress as a stand-alone piece. Even if I were to use masking tape, I still couldn't get the top to cover the sides of my breasts. I'm so disappointed because Derek Lam is usually a perfect fit for me and this was THE dress I was most looking forward to adding to my Spring wardrobe. If you're both tall and smaller busted, this will be your go-to piece. Whomever this dress fits is so fortunate; you'll be lovely in it!
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
 
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Posted March 21, 2015
Wow! The Magic of a Second Strap!
I bought this bikini top to go with the bottoms (see review) with which they were paired on the Shopbop website. Love the bright royal blue color as I feel it looks stunning with my very fair complexion and light blonde hair. But what really makes this piece pop is the second strap on one side of the bra-esque top (love a bikini top that fits similarly to a bra). This top gives no support whatsoever and if you're bigger on top (I'm a DD), size up to make sure that you're properly covered. I found it to be true to size -- the medium would have fit fine -- even though I ended up with a large because the medium was sold out; the large offered more coverage which I like. Despite the lack of support, this top is incredibly flattering and it pairs beautifully with the full coverage bottoms. This is definitely an eye-catching bikini. I can't wait to wear the heck out of it!
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
 
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Posted March 21, 2015
STUNNING Color and Full Coverage Bottom
The beautiful blue of this bikini was the first aspect that caught my attention, but the fact that it's a bikini bottom that features full coverage was what ultimately sold me! I'm 5'10, 142 lbs, and bikinis are my favorite swimsuit style. What I don't love are the often "barely there" bottoms that seem to be all the rage. Even If you have a backside that you work hard to keep shapely and toned, sometimes, you still want the security and modesty of full coverage. I've never had a piece from this brand, but the material is quality and the style is seasonless. Great piece to mix with other bikini tops, too!
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
 
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Unwearable
Zimmermann is a pricier line and the quality fabrication and materials, in addition to the beautiful designs, often make its pieces worth their price. I have several "cover-ups," including another romper, from this line and they are totally wearable far beyond the beach and poolside. This romper, with its sweet pattern and cute cut, looked like a great piece, but when it arrived, I was surprised to find that the shorts were slit, on each side, completely up to the waist, making it unwearable. And considering its price point and the thin cotton material, I wouldn't want either chlorine or saltwater on this. It was a no question, same day it arrived, return,
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
 
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Kinda Coverage
I have the slightly longer version of this piece in three colors so I figured the actual bra version would be a great purchase. The fit is perfect and the nude color works so well under whites and creams, but unlike the longer version of this piece, the areola is still somewhat visible through the bra and therefore, also through sheer, lighter colored pieces. So, it's ultimately less versatile than I'd like it to be and while I could buy modesty adhesives to cover what I don't wish to be seen, it shouldn't be necessary!
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
 
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Does the Job
Only Hearts is my go-to line for pretty and functional underthings, and this slip is just like my other purchases from OH. It gives great, unnoticeable coverage under unlined skirts and dresses. If you're tall (I'm 5'10) this slip works well under minis, too.
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
 
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Posted February 12, 2015
Size Down for Sexy "Sweats!"
I love Wildfox sweatshirts and have several of them and though I have fewer pairs of their bottoms, I love those just as much as the tops. I always get an XS in their bottoms because they seem so incredibly oversized. However, I also like a snug fit in the bottom and sizing down delivers that. These are made of the softest material. I got them in black and know they'll be my new go-to lounge pants; pants I don't have to change if I do need to leave the house.
Sizing: Larger than Expected
 
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