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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Yuck: Larger & Smaller Than Expected
In my opinion, I could find this exact skirt (or near identical) in any bohemian downtown store in a Canadian city. The stores that sell bohemian clothing, tapestries, incense, accessories, and housewares sell this kind of thing for much cheaper. And while I paid $49.53 for customs and another $207.03 for the skirt (more in Canadian dollars; that's US dollars), I could get a very similar or identical skirt for under $50 Canadian dollars here. I am very disappointed in Mes Demoiselles. "In person" the skirt does not resemble the image of the skirt posted here. For one, I am 5 foot 9 inches and it comes down to my feet. Larger than expected in this way. The elastic waist does not have much stretch at all. Smaller than expected in this way. Shopbop must have had the best steamer ever known to humans to pull off making this skirt look so good in the images. Yuck is my final word on this skirt. Yuck. Yuck. Sending it back on the same day it arrived.
Sizing: Larger than Expected
 
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Right Up My Ally:
I am using the "Universal Case" as a wallet. It is a tiny bit bigger than the usual Marc by Marc Jacobs wallets, fitting my many keys along with cards, IDs, etc. The smell of vinyl is to be expected; but I love it. The wristlet loop and the unique Marc by Marc Jacobs logo plaque are very cool.
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
 
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Posted August 13, 2014
Substract 1 Star Due 3 SureToBe Cracking
I bought the Hunter Clear Tote for my 30-year-old- daughter. She loves it. We accept, however, that it may crack, tear, and certainly scratch easier than we'd like. She doesn't plan to use it for a beach bag. She does not go to the beach. She will use it everyday; hence, it's life-span may be less than Hunter intended. My daughter is a huge fan of Hunter boots and products. She thus loves this clear tote. We love: Tinted PVC vinyl outer. We like: Vachetta leather handle straps and trim (we wish they were non-leather). We love: Moulded base with contrast red rubber feet to protect against scuffs and scratches. We like: Dog clip fastening (we wish it closed more fully). We like: Detachable Vachetta leather purse (we wish it had vegan touches). We love: Design details are inspired by the Original boot. We love: Size: H 33cm x W 39cm x D 18cm. Again, we love all the composition, but not the leather. We love: Base - 100% Rubber.
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
 
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Stays put/Holds a lot of hair/Novel
PRO:Stays in my hair on it's own (i.e., no need to seek help from hair ties to bolster it).PRO:It holds a lot of hair.I wore it as modeled in the image; and I have thick hair.PRO:Love the French feel of it.It's made in FRANCE.Yeah.PRO:Very original.A stand-out piece. PRO:Earrings etc. are not needed when one has this on with just plain old jeans and a tee, or even with something more dressy.CON:My daughter does not like the barrette.It reminds her of my Kenneth Jay Lane Butterfly necklace, which she calls "crass; cheaply vulgar; tasteless; crude."You may have her tastes and not mine.The gold is very similar to my Kenneth Jay Lane Butterfly necklace(which,I never wore by the way. I agree with her about it).However, on the barrette the butterflies are smaller & thus less tacky in my daughter's opinion.CON:It is pricey for a barrette and the customs (for importing it from ShopBop) makes the pricing even more of a CON.OVERALL:If you want a stand-out barrette, this may be it.
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
 
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Calling Plus Size Gals 14 to 16 Bottom
I rate this as "smaller than expected" only because I have 3 other Chinti and Parker skirts and 2 of the 3 are size M. They both fit comfortably. I ordered size M this time - remembering that the L might be too puffy. I overlooked the fact that the "covered elastic waist" is only in the back on the Bow Print Mid skirt. This means that it has less flexibility than an elastic waist at the front and back. It fits a little tight but I think it will be ok and I will keep it. The material is gorgeous and one can tell it is not a "cheap" skirt. IMHO the pattern is much nicer in person. The pattern kind of reminds me of the beautiful patterns you see on traditional African clothes in some parts of that continent. For reference, I wear a size 14 to 16 (think GAP zip-up skirts) on bottom. I am 5'9". I have a flat bottom and narrow hips. I have a pot belly too. I am 18 to 20 on top; so this skirt balances me out.
Sizing: Smaller than Expected
 
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Calling Plus Size Gals
Smaller than expected is my rating since I have other Chinti and Parker skirts, with elastic waists, that have more give. Size M is a little tight. But then again, I am a size 14 to 16 on bottom. The L would have fit more comfortably, but I would be fearful of the puff. As it is, the puff is still a concern on the M. I may send it back. I am plus size but have no bottom and hips; yet, this skirt makes me look as big on bottom as I am on top (20 to 22 on top), which is arguably good given that I like to look portioned. This is my 4th Chinti and Parker skirt and I find them to be stand-outs. The pattern on this one is much nicer in person than in the image. The material is of the highest quality. I am glad I got it on sale though. The cost to me: $127.67 in Canadian dollars, including $30.54 import fees. This is more when converted to US dollars.
Sizing: Smaller than Expected
 
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Posted July 02, 2014
Pricey but L fits this 14 to 16
An Average to Good review would be more accurate. I deem it average because the material is very flimsy for the price. I paid 116.66 for it - more in US dollars - due to customs to bring it into Canada. I think it is too pricey for what it is. The good news, given that I am top heavy, it balances me out with just a bit of a flare. But that's when the material comes into play. Maybe a little too clingy for me. The good news, plus size gals who are 14 to 16 on the bottom may get this to work. That's me and the L fits. I rate it "true to size" because I don't believe in how society labels plus size. I would advise waiting for a possible 30 to 50 reduction before purchasing. I would not keep it if I had tons of choice as a plus sized woman. I think I could get more for my buck. I still may send it back. I am unsure. But I wouldn't keep it at 116.66 Canadian (more in US dollars) if I had so little to choose from as a plus size woman.....
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
 
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Posted June 21, 2014
By Five Eight In Height, Plus On Top
Picture this. I run a size 20(top)/10-14(bottom) to a 16(top)/10-8(bottom), depending on brand. Picture this. Size 3 in Raquel Allegra's Maxi Skirt on me. Quite something to look at. It makes me look so thin on bottom. I look like I have one leg. That's how thin I look on the bottom in this Maxi Skirt. Alas, I am not proportioned. I look like an upside-down pear. This Maxi Skirt is for proportioned people (what isn't eh, lol). I think it is gorgeous though. Nice thin breathable material. I am 5'8" and it is a perfect length for me - a tiny bit longer than pictured on me than on the model. I take away one star due to the placement of the pockets. The pockets are too close together IMHO. Think about how pockets on hoodies are placed and you get the picture. A final note: I am returning my size 3. Maybe one of you proportioned ladies can enjoy it. :)
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
 
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Shape, material, & pattern are GORGEOUS.
I LOVE the Pickles Puppy: the navy and red version of this scarf. In addition to the pattern and colour, the shape is very nice and makes it possible to wear it in various ways. The 27% silk is a nice combination. To be honest, I am not a fan of silk, especially in scarves (sweat and silk is yucky). I wish it was a little less silk, but the 27% does not take away from my LOVE for the scarf. Best part: the dog pattern and stripes, and the gorgeous colour combination. The previous reviewer mentioned that the scarf works well with her dark hair. My strawberry blond hair is also a fit to the navy and red version. I like the navy and red so much, I may have a closer look at the other colour.
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
 
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Calling Plus Size Gals
I am very happy with the BLACK version of the Tessa Eyelet Midi Skirt by Ella Moss. I am plus size, about a 14 on the bottom with more than a bit of a pot belly; yet, the size LARGE fits me comfortably - thanks to the elastic waist. At the same time, I find it slimming. I am top heavy and it helps to balance me out too. Beyond my happiness with the sizing, it is quite beautiful. I know I shall wear it all the time. In fact, I plan to buy a 2nd one in BLACK/LARGE. This is a skirt that does not come along often. Even if I was not plus size, I'd still love it. Well worth the high price point, and extra and high customs fees to import into Canada. A+++++++++++.
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
 
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