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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Hugs Your Body... Killer Dress!
I purchased this dress after seeing it in a recent Shopbop Lookbook and also purchased the loose-knit overlay it was styled with. I LOVE the look and on its own, the dress is just as sexy and stylish. It's extremely flattering and the texture and patterrn of the fabric works with your body, not against it like most body-con dresses. I'm not normally a fan of this designer (the "T" line features some of the poorest quality, worst-wearing fabrics I've ever owned), but if this dress is any indication, the quality and sustainability of the material seems superb among the designer's original line. I'm wearing this dress to an engagement luncheon this weekend and as I was trying it with different shoes today, it looked so pretty with sky-high heels, simple flat sandals, and surprise... even boots. The hemline is on the short side; but even at 5'10, I don't find it excessively short. This is just one of those great finds that looks much better in-person than in the photo
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
 
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Posted March 18, 2012
Great for Layering
I purchased this piece as the overlay for the Alexander Wang dress it was styled with in a recent Shopbop Lookbook. And used to top that specific dress, it does look so fashion-forward. But even better is that it works as a top layer for a James Perse dress I've had for several months but haven't worn because each time I put it on it felt too tight/revealing/plain. This loose-knit overlay turned my James Perse dress wearable! And it will definitely work as a cover-up for the pool and beach. At this price a peace as versatile as this one is an unbelievable steal! I ordered a medium and it measured about 1.5" longer than the fit description reported. And I found it to be thicker and more opaque than it looks on the model in the still photo. I suppose it's going to stretch and become more transparent, but even if it doesn't, I'm going to love styling and wearing this piece. Get it before it sells out!
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
 
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Posted March 10, 2012
The Prettiest Color Ever!
I'm a huge fan of Vince silk tops and I snagged this one at a department store before it was available on Shopbop. From the photo, I would have never guessed the color would look like what it does in-person. It's such a soft blush color; one of the most complimentary shades that works with a range of looks: everything from white jeans, cream-colored silk shorts, and any variation of blue denim, among other options. The fit is so billowy and the longer length is ideal for taller women. The side slits stop right at the top of the waist of all of the bottoms with which I've paired this top. And I love that as I move the slits expose just the smallest glances of my waist. I think Vince is overpriced, but the quality, fit, fabric, and classic, seasonless style keeps me coming back for more. I have this same shirt in black, too. This is the type of blouse you will keep forever.
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
 
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Posted March 10, 2012
SUPER Short
Not normally a fan of animal print, I loved the look of these shorts paired with the Tibi silk tank in the photo. I ordered that tank in "Neon Orange" (see review) to pair with these shorts and the look is fantastic. I love short shorts, but these were about an inch to two inches shorter than even I'm usually willing to wear. I ordered up one size so that they would sit lower on my waist and in doing so, I got a little more length in the leg. The cut is very flattering both front and back and the cotton material seems mostly wrinkle-resistant. I'm also going to wear these with an oversized black sweater and wedges to make the shorts more wearable than they are when they're paired with the slinkier silk tank. So glad I got these!
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
 
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Fun, Flattering, and Functional
I love Haute Hippie and these pants are another great item from the line. They look and feel super luxe, and the sweetness of the polka dots is punched by the side slits on each leg. The material is great quality and doesn't wrinkle. And the pattern and design are an ideal pairing for a range of this season's trends including a bright neon tank, a sweater in a bright primary color or a silky neutral button-down (like ones from Vince or Equipment). I just wish they had a longer inseam than 34" because if you're taller, you'll be limited to flats. Still, a quality, versatile, really pretty piece.
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
 
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Posted March 10, 2012
All Wrong
I ordered a large because I love a sweater I can move in so I was really surprised when this arrived and the large not only looked like, but also fit like an extra small. It's also much more sheer in-person than it is in the photo. It's actually see-through. If that's not enough gone wrong, the fabric feels and looks incredibly cheap. Considering the price, I was so disappointed by everything about this sweater. I'm returning it.
Sizing: Smaller than Expected
 
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So Pin-Up!
Though I didn't get the matching bottoms, this bikini top is flirty and fun, and pairs perfectly with solid bikini bottoms (see review). I removed the padding (which is minimal to begin with) and the medium ideally fit me, a 34C. This creates gorgeous cleavage and it's very comfortable because it fits like a bra. It's also very pin-up and gives a 1940s vibe. Great quality. So sweet!
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
 
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Posted March 10, 2012
Full Coverage
Each new swimsuit season I add a couple of new suits to the mix and one of my "musts" is a bikini bottom that offers full coverage. I love being able to mix and match bikini tops and bottoms and this is a great match for the Tory Burch bikini top I paired it with (see review). Lots of positives: It's a true dark navy color; it's true full coverage on the backside; it's truly a flattering fit; and the quality is excellent. However, this is four, not five stars because it hedges on being "boy shorts" with its wide sides and high-rise waist. But finding full coverage when you're a size 6 is not easy because it seems like designers think that if you're an average size that you want to expose your backside. The coverage alone makes this a great find!
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Posted March 07, 2012
Sweet and Lovely
I ordered this tank in "neon orange," but "sherbert" would have been a more fitting description of the soft, pastel color. It is so "Springy" and gorgeous. I love the cut -- though it seems to be at least one size larger than what the tag suggests -- and I ordered it to pair with the Tibi cheetah shorts with which the top was originally pictured. That specific look really works, but beyond just that one outfit, this tank is going to pair beautifully with everything from white jeans to sheer, wide-leg pants and anything pleated. For the quality, fit, and on-trend color, the price seems like a steal!
Sizing: Larger than Expected
 
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Posted March 01, 2012
FABULOUS!
Yes, pricey, but after trying it on, this is money well spent. This dress has the most amazing fit -- which I find to be true for almost every Kimberly Ovitz dress I own -- and the look is definitely "designer." The black base is splashed with muted reds and oranges, and the short in front, long in back is a trend I was avoiding, but after trying on this dress, am totally on-board with. But this dress' star quality is the back which is essentially open, save for a single vertical strap and another single horizontal strap, which intersect one another at the low back. To make this dress much more wearable, I put a black Cosabella cami (see review) underneath, but I'll definitely try it without the cami for a sexy date night. The cut around the bust is exposing -- the sides of the dress fit right at the sides of my breasts so some double-sided tape will likely be necessary without a cami or bra underneath. I love this dress; my favorite purchase of the season so far!
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
 
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