Dr.LTC
Newport Beach, California
My Style: Classic, Girly, Cali Chic Mixed w/Alluring Uptown Style
Reviews: 204
Average Rating: 4.5
REVIEWS & RATINGS
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Posted September 12, 2013
Eye of the Tiger
This is the most money I've ever spent on a bikini. Add to that the cost of having both the bottoms and the top tailored so there was no gaping or sagging. The top was slightly larger than my C cup could fill out so I had it tailored to fit more closely to my chest; the bottoms had so much extra material that they literally sagged in the front. The tailor took care of that, too, and since then, this has been my favorite, most worn bikini. And the tiger face on the backside of the bottoms is unique and eye-catching. The quality of the fabric is excellent and despite the added cost of tailoring, on top of the spendy price of the suit, it's still such a great purchase. I'll wear this bikini for several summers to come. I love a full coverage bottom and this bikini is one of the few stylish ones I've found that manages to achieve coverage without losing its sexiness. Love this bikini; one of GFs loved it so much she bought one! It has to be amazing if 2 female friends will twin in public!
Sizing: Larger than Expected
 
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Posted September 12, 2013
Just Fun
Wildfox is my go-to easy attire for when I'm not doing anything special, but still want to look good. I ordered a large as I do when I buy sweatshirts from this line (I like my sweatshirts oversized), but could have easily gone with a small and it still would have been loose. I marked it true to size because for the brand, it is TTS (a large in Wildfox is like a small in other brands; I even get an XS in their fabulous sweatpants). I wore this top, paired with a Torn by Ronny Kobo black and white mini and Chloe camel colored wedges with black straps to LAX and I got so many compliments. For the most part, Wildfox manages to be sweet and edgy, and not at all cutesy. It's a fun piece!
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
 
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Posted April 11, 2013
Pret-a-Surf Nails the Bikini
This is my second bikini from this line and I love it. I especially appreciate how low the bikini bottom sits, but it's still full coverage in the back. Nothing is worse than a bikini bottom that scootches inward on either one side or both, requiring constant adjustment. These bottoms stay put. The halter bikini top is probably for at least a full B cup, but it's lined so any woman on the more petite side could get padded cups sewn in (the top is substantial enough to have padding sewn in without it being obvious or changing the natural shape). The PaS bikini I got last year was my "go to" favorite for every trip I took. I think this one will take it's place as my fave for this season. It's so incredibly flattering with both the fit and the contrasting stripes of the two pieces.
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
 
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Exceptionally Lovely & Figure-Flattering
Another amazing dress by Torn: Incredibly figure-flattering with a fitted bodice and a flouncy skirt. The dress (I almost always go with a large for length) is short -- very -- on my 5'10 frame; I hope this helps you have an idea of where it will fall on you. The fit is fabulous, but I could have sized down to a medium if I wanted it to be second skin (a look I'm not incredibly fond of for me). The dress is substantial given the texture of the fabric, but it feels lightweight when on. Torn dresses always look so luxe and they invite compliments from men and women alike. Flats and a denim jacket will make this a perfect weekend outfit; heels with a summer leather jacket will kick it up for cocktails and dinner; and wedges will make it the perfect "any occasion" look. Yes! I love this dress. It will be one of my favorite Spring to Summer (and even into Fall) dresses. And a huge bonus is that it will travel and unfold beautifully right out of the suitcase. You want this dress!
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
 
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Oh... The Horror! What Was I thinking?!
I cannot believe that I even ordered this. And once I received it and physically tried it on, I had no idea what it actually was. The description is "top," but it neither fits nor looks like a top. Dress? Nope. Especially considering it doesn't cover your lower half. My best assessment is that it's an overlay. For what, though, I'm unsure. There's a very delicate thread that closes the bottom hem of the top, just below the navel. The quality is disappointing. The long sides that come to points are uneven. Overall, it's just poorly executed. And that disappointment is magnified by the fact that this garment is nearly $400.00. As for the color... I have no clue how the video and the still photographs made the color appear to be more sherbet orange than its true color: Blinding neon orange. This garment now rivals a DVF dress I tried months ago as the worst piece of clothing I've ever tried on. It sure looked stylish on the model so clearly there are women who can carry this look.
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
 
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So Pretty... So Ethereal... So Summery!
This "sunset" yellow (seems like a tangerine-ish orange hue mixed-in to make this shade of yellow) dress is floaty and pretty and oh-so-subtly-sexy thanks to the double layers of silk and the shoulder cutouts. HH does quality beading better than most designers so unlike Parker and some other lines that commonly feature beading, the beading on this garment is both even and securely attached. I don't like super-fitted material around the neck so I am pleasantly surprised by how wide the neck opening actually is. The two hoops through which the buttons on the back of the neck are secured are too small as it took me twenty minutes to gently work two buttons through the hoops; a visit to the tailor might be in order. But the huge drawback (warranting 4/5 stars) is just how wrinkly the material is. Shopbop clearly shipped it without having steamed it - it arrived in terrible condition - but I steamed it and the wrinkles easily fell out. But as you wear it, expect wrinkling. But so worth it!
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
 
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Just Okay
I purchased these DVF shorts with an upcoming vacation in mind. I thought that being silk, they'd be appropriately casual, but still more stylish than typical cotton. The fit is generally fine, but they're more high-waisted than I expected which means that they're also shorter than I expected. And considering how high they naturally sit, there is major potential for thigh rub. Ugh! And the colors clash -- big time -- in-person. The colors looked softer in the photo. I think these could be very cute if paired with the right top, but I don't have the desire to look for it. I also think they'll be much more flattering on a petite woman.
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
 
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Completely Amazing!
These jeans are spectacular. The perfect amount of stretch and snug all at once! And I love the shredding/deconstruction. I ordered up one size, but these are definitely true to size. And if you're in the market for a super tight fit, you're probably safe sizing down. Thankfully, the jeans have enough stretch/snug factor in them that going up a size doesn't affect the look; I just hope they don't stretch out as they're already loose around my waist. Be sure to point your foot as you slide through the legs. My toe immediately went through one of the shredded patches even just trying them on. And the shredded patches are on the delicate size so if you're not careful, you'll end up with big holes. Sure to be my new fave denim!
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
 
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Posted March 30, 2013
Beautiful Shorts, But Too Short & Snug
I've worn Haute Hippie for years and among the reasons I've stayed loyal to the brand is the quality fabrics. These are silk; featherlight and so soft against the skin. However, I'm returning because they not only are incredibly short -- to the point of indecency -- but also far too snug. They're supposed to have a slight bubbling out around the leg, but these felt more like bloodpressure cuffs, unpleasantly squeezing into my thighs. I was so disappointed because I love the pattern of the material; they make for a great summer staple. I ordered an 8 -- my usual size in HH is a 6 -- thinking that they would hang loosely around the waist and thus giving me the opportunity to tuck in a blouse and also gain me a couple of inches in length. I had to struggle to get the waist fastened. I'm seriously considering ordering the 10, but I'm unsure as to whether even those would fit. The sizing just seems incredibly off (a problem I've never had with any HH garment). Even so, they're gorgeous.
Sizing: Smaller than Expected
 
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So Simple and Summery
This is YFB's classic maxi style. I've collected a few of these dresses over the last several summers and the pinks in this fabric made this the one I chose to add into my wardrobe for this Spring/Summer season. I have seen, repeatedly, reviewers state that their backsides are visible through too transparent material. I've never had this problem so I'm wondering if it's dependent upon height and which part of the dress hits one's backside? It hasn't been an issue for any of the YFB dresses I've purchased. The fabric is so soft, quality, and hugs the body in all of the right places. Two issues with this dress: First, as usual, it was several inches too long. I ordered a medium and at 5'10, I'd have to wear at least four inch wedges to ensure the hem doesn't drag. Plus, I like to wear flats with most any maxi dress so it's a given that a visit to the tailor is required. Second, every other medium in this style has been a perfect fit. This one was baggy; consider sizing down. Fabulous!
Sizing: Larger than Expected
 
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