Juliet Dallaire
Montreal, Canada
My Style: Casual Chic, Classic, Minimalism-Love Carolyn Bessette Kennedy
Reviews: 206
Average Rating: 4.0
REVIEWS & RATINGS
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Posted May 22, 2014
Stretcher Than Madewell Bayfront Skirt
When I first put on the red Madewell Turntable Skirt (size LARGE), it fit nicely. But I think it stretched after about 5 hours of wear. Now, the LARGE wears more like an EXTRA LARGE (maybe?). I'll have to wear it a few times to get a real feel for it. Nonetheless, this is ok for me since I am PLUS SIZE. I just recently purchased another elastic waist skirt by Madewell, the Bayfront Skirt. Alas, the elastic in it has little to no stretch (more like NO stretch). I should also note that though I am PLUS SIZE, I have a flat bottom and small hips. So, I can do with a bit of volume, which the Turntable Skirt has. It may not work for a bottom heavier gal. A final comment: I love the red.
Sizing: Larger than Expected
 
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Posted April 30, 2014
CONS AND PROS
CONS: 1. Elastic does not stretch much. This plus-size gal was counting on a little more stretch. 2. It is see-through even with the underlining, and I am reviewing the BLACK one. The WHITE one: I wonder how see-through it is. 3. Lint gets caught in the little holes. 4. Customs (duties) to bring it into Canada is a killer. PROS: 1. The elastic waist helps this plus size gal (who is on the smaller end of plus size) fit into this stylist skirt. I have a belly that is my enemy when it comes to fitting into anything. Strangers ask me when I am due (i.e. they think I am preggers) all the time. I hope this information gives other plus size gals a realistic view of the fit. 2. The material - despite the lint getting into the holes - is lovely. 3. The price point is fair, especially if you can buy it during one of ShopBop's great sales like I did (25% off everything sale). 4. It is very practical.
Sizing: Smaller than Expected
 
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3rd Jennifer Zeuner piece, 2nd I liked
One star subtracted due to retail price. The Hamsa is a good size for this plus-size gal, as is the length of the rope chain at 30 inches. The six lucky charms definitely connect with my personality, per Jennifer Zeuner's motto. I LIKE the over sized hand. BUT I LOVE LOVE the elephant, lucky number 7, wishbone, horseshoe, four leaf clover, and the eye centered with a diamond. I also LOVE how the six charms are fitted like a puzzle with all of its matching pieces. This is my 2nd necklace from Zeuner. I have the large butterfly pendant, also on a 30 inch chain, from about 2 or 3 years ago. I have out-grown it a bit (i.e. seems too young for me now). I don't think I will outgrow this one. I purchased one of her bracelets from ShopBop and found it cheap and childlike. I returned it. I'll stick to the necklaces. ShopBop: would you get more Zeuner necklaces that are 30 or more inches please, for us plus size gals? Please, please. Thank you.
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
 
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PERFECT
Gorgeous - just as pictured. But best of all, it fits this plus size gal.
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
 
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Gorgeous
Tied for first place for nicest item I ever purchased on Shobop.com. For women worrying that one's wrists might be too large for this strap; don't worry. It fits me fine. If you can afford it, BUY BUY BUY.
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
 
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Perfect Price 4 Parsian Fans
If you want to dress like french women, this book is the best introduction - especially given the price. The photos, drawn images and interviews are worth reading again and again. If you love the street style of french women, you won't want to miss the chance to own this book.
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Cheap and Small: Child-like Bracelet
I have very tiny wrists and yet the Karma Bracelet fits me like Bruce Banner's clothes fits the Incredible Hulk. Unless you are very thin and have lots of cash to splurge on this with, I'd pass on this one. It looks cheap to me too. I am very surprised and disappointed.
Sizing: Smaller than Expected
 
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Looks like a child's bracelet
I may keep this one for my granddaughter, who is now 4 for when she is older. I may return it. I would like to return it. It's so hard to get customs fees back when you pay these directly to Shopbop.com (Customs Canada requires so much paperwork) that I sometimes keep disappointing purchases. I have thin wrists and when I put the Karma Bracelet on, the very last circle is tight: completely tight. It does not hang and it is like the Incredible Hulk, bursting to get out of his clothes. It is very fragile looking too. It reminds me of children's bracelets; hence, why I might keep it for my granddaughter for when she is a few years older. I am very disappointed in it.
Sizing: Smaller than Expected
 
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Love it!!!
Fashion Box by Antonio Mancinelli is not only filled with the most amazing images of some of the most stylist women, but is deceptive in the best way possible. With its focus on 16 wardrobe staples one might assume limitations on how the author might give the reader ideas on how to dress. So not the case. In addition, the box format is "to die for". It looks beautiful on my ladder bookshelf with my other fashion books.
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
 
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Great Photos & Well Researched
In my humble opinion, overall a 5/5: PRO: The number & quality of images is first-rate. PRO: The book has a personal touch since the author discusses personal fashion influences, from childhood to the present (including images of family, friends, and herself). PRO: The organization, selected images, & descriptions helped me define my style better than ever before. PRO: The author has researched the topic at a PhD level, from old Hollywood starlets (e.g., Jean Harlow) to modern day icons. PRO: Dorothy Dandridge is included in the book. I've often wondered why Dandridge does not receive the same fashion icon status as Audrey Hepburn. She deserves it. About time. CON: I do not share the author's love of fur. The author advocates for fur. This is in direct opposition to my own ideological views. I wish she loved faux-fur instead. CON: Angelina Jolie is included & I don't quite understand why. All other inclusions are right-on IMHO.
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
 
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