LillaLee
Melbourne, Australia
My Style: Casual Chic, , Bohemian
Reviews: 12
Average Rating: 4.5
REVIEWS & RATINGS
12 reviews 1 2
Posted September 19, 2011
Pretty but poorly constructed
When this bracelet first arrived, I thought it was very pretty. Not the most well-made piece in the world, but certainly dramatic and fun. I did wonder why the elasticated knot tying it together was sticking out, rather than hidden in one of the pearls. Also, I noticed that the pretty little diamanti encrusted pearl was sort of misshapen. Nevertheless, it was cheap enough and a fun piece to wear. So I wore it for just one very relaxed, low-impact afternoon, and within 2 hours, the pearls started to chip. I was really shocked. I am no stranger to the delicate and transitory nature of inexpensive costume jewellery, but this is really pushing the limit. So no, I definitely would not recommend this piece to anyone. It is a shame, because the concept is still really pretty and as I said, it is a striking piece to wear.
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Posted September 08, 2011
Really pretty skirt
Anyone who is crazy about beautiful fabrics would surely delight in the entire WInter Kate collection. Since I categorise myself as just such a person, I was thrilled with this skirt. The dainty floral print is very pretty, but what I truly love about this piece is the lightness of the silk. When I first slipped it on, it was like wearing nothing at all! It has a lovely drape and swoosh to it, and it goes perfectly with a tank top, on hot sticky summer days. It does run slightly large (I ordered large), but that doesn't bother me, since I am quite tall, and can easily adjust it by simply pulling the drawstrings tighter. Love it.
Sizing: Larger than Expected
 
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Best basics around!
I am hooked on Alexander Wang's T collection. Each new item I buy very fast becomes my go-to piece, on my causal days about town. I am tallish (176cm) so the large worked well for me. It is wide and billowy, and definitely doesn't pull around my bust, which is great. It is a shorter tank, so it works wonderfully with loose skirts or even minis, as pictured. I love the ultra fine jersey fabric, and the way it drapes. Highly recommended summer staple! I liked this one so much, I got it in two colours.
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Posted September 08, 2011
Lovely splash of colour
Usually I am really wary of "celebrity" designs but I have been totally seduced by nearly every item in the Winter Kate collection - and this shrug/cardigan is no exception! I am tallish and rather bosomy at the moment (new mother), but this cardigan is still loose and lovely and very flattering. It can be worn with jeans and a tank top, as styled by shopbop, or thrown over a loose dress in the summer. It's a great summer staple piece, and gives a billowy splash of colour to any old outfit. Highly recommended piece!
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So easy but lovely to boot!
I ordered this in black. The fabric has that wonderful, fluid drape and fall that much of Wang's collection boasts. I am tallish (a little over 5'9"), and I got a large, which is perfect. The sleeves are generous and long, and the cardigan just floats lightly around my body. The cross-over detail on the back is just smashing, and makes it so much more lovely and interesting than just another black cardigan. I love this piece. I got it on sale and would highly recommend it to anyone considering buying it. It's the sort of piece that can be layered under coats or thrown over dresses and tees. Basically, it is so useful that I am almost at risk of over-wearing it.
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Floppy but maybe too comfortable
I love T by Alexander Wang for his elegant but casual basics, but this dress isn't as easy as it looks. I am almost tall (5'9.5") and rather curvy, so maybe this just isn't the cut for me. That is, it isn't very flattering for anyone with a largish bust, and makes one look a little portly. Also, when I put it on, I had this terrible feeling that I just looked too comfortable and too sloppy. As with all of Wang's T collection, the fabric is light and has a lovely drape, so I guess it will make a nice summer house-dress or beach throw-over.
Sizing: Larger than Expected
 
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Posted August 01, 2011
Wearable but not remarkable
This poncho is nice, but not great. I generally like my outwear to fit loosely, and I am quite tall (5'9.5") so I ordered M/L, but it is VERY large and VERY long. It would have been perfect as a maternity top... Shopbop styled it really well, with the white shirt and shorts, but I bought it for more of a winter context, since I live in the Southern Hemisphere. But it isn't warm at all - it is definitely a spring/fall sort of a poncho, the fabric is thin and doesn't keep wind or cold out. Today I wore it in the wind, and it kept flying open, which was slightly annoying. It is nicer when you belt it, and it becomes more fitted. Usually I love Madewell but this piece isn't convincing.
Sizing: Larger than Expected
 
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Leggings with a difference
These are so amazing! I am a great lover of leggings, so I was excited to see these ones with the added feature of legwarmers. Initially I was a little worried that the legwarmer feature might make me look like a wannabe Japanese schoolgirl, but the black on black is actually very chic - not childish at all! It is Winter here right now, and the legwarmers give the leggings just that extra snuggly, warm feel. I also love that the thicker layer on the legs adds a certain weight to the legs, bunching at the ankles. I have skinny ankles, so these actually make my frame more balanced. I am tall (about 5'9"), and these are a good length - not too short at all! Love these. Highly recommended for colder months.
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Amazing boots!
These boots are wonderful. They arrived this morning, and I was so excited to see them that I immediately had to figure out an outfit which displayed them to their full advantage, which was easy to do because the neutral tones work well with almost everything. The fit is very comfortable, though they are narrow (which is fine for me, since I have a narrow foot, but just thought I would mention that they are narrower than standard Swedish-made clogs)... The heel is a great height - not too high, and still really walkable. Some built-up platform shoes can be a little hard to handle, and make you feel like you are tripping along the street, but these boots don't do that at all... Basically I am really pleased - they are great everyday shoes, which are still interesting and fun to look at. Really happy with this purchase! BTW, I usually wear 39.5 but I ordered 40, and it was the right thing to do.
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Classically comfortable
I adore this sweater. I am tall (about 5'9") and have a rather athletic build and a long torso, and it looks like it was just made for me. I ordered it in large and find the cut very generous. I like that it sits loosely on my body, without pulling or tugging at the bust. The fabric is soft and adorable. It is a great solution if you want to feel comfortable without compromising your sense of style. Great weekend wear. Highly recommended.
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