Leonardo
Los Angeles
My Style: Casual Chic
Reviews: 10
Average Rating: 4.0
REVIEWS & RATINGS
10 reviews
Gorgeous but runs large
Leather is buttery and squishy, which gives this potentially boxy shoe a sleeker look. Zipper detail in back really makes the shoe but you need not unzip them to get them on and off. Elizaveth and James shoes are always incredibly well-made and when they fit, it's like a glove. I'm a true 7 in Clergerie, etc. but I took a 7.5 in E&J's Kimi Buckle Flat from last season and I definitely need the 6.5 in this one, Pax. Length is fine and I imagine they'll stretch -- hope so, not because of any discomfort but they squish the skin at the top of the arch right now (thus 4 vs. 5 stars)
Sizing: Larger than Expected
 
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Posted January 19, 2013
Nice but not much shape
The cotton is quite lightweight and good year-round in warmer climates. And the stripes and loose fit give it a nice casual,preppy feel. But it's quite long -- and I'm 5' 1" petite and curvy -- so it bagged up in the wrong places and, due in part to the stripes, I looked kind of baggy//wide and without as much of a defined waist as I like. If you're taller and not busty, this is a lovely shirt. It's true to size - I took an xs - but, alas, sent it back.
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
 
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Posted September 29, 2012
Beautiful but, alas, too tiny
Had been looking for an undersized yellow-gold diamond stud that would subtly twinkle without looking remotely ostentatious or studied. But these are so tiny they can barely been seen. Even close up, there's no sparkly effect and I had to "search" for them in my earlobe. Were they just a bit bigger, they would be perfect. They're a great concept but the designer needs to recalibrate slightly the scale of this item. Love Ginette_ny jewelry but, with regret, I returned them. Disappointed.
Sizing: Smaller than Expected
 
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Posted August 17, 2012
Too boxy if you're short but nice fabric
I got this top for its soft v neckline, deep color, and nice "hang" of the fabric, which is modal/coton and sort of flowy. Unfortunately, the shirt is cut too wide so it looks kind of boxy -- doesn't fall close enough to the body -- which cuts you in half if you're short. I'm 5'1" very petite though full-busted and Velvet sizing never quite works for me. Oh well. Back it went in size P and S.
Sizing: Larger than Expected
 
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Nice low-key touch
This pretty little finger band is a nicely made. Just enough hammering to give it character and the right patina. It's nice on my hand which is petite but not particularly delicate --- which means that chunkier rings look better on me because they make the fingers appear more slender. I like the fact that it's small but substantial, that it's worn above the knuckle for fun but can also serve as a pinkie ring. Plus, it's adjustable! Looks nice with pale nail colors. Put it on and kept it on. Nice affordable piece from Citrine by the Stones.
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
 
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Posted December 31, 2011
Perfect Versatile "Go-to" Top
Very wearable - all the time. I bought both stripe combos in XS. I'm 5' 1", very petite and full-busted. The shorter length is perfect for me. And the fabric, kind of a fine and silky cotton jersey, hangs beautifully and feels luxe - more pulled together than a cotton tee but still good for running around, casual dinner out or even at work with dressier pants. No tank or camisole required. Throw on with jeans and boots and I'm doing that Vince casual minimal elegant thing. A keeper.
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
 
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Worthy of Gepetto's Awl....
That's the Italian shoemaker who crafted Pinocchio. I mean, artisanal perfection. Hand-crafted yet sleek. Slightly rough-hewn yet sophisticated. The tie in the back is an unexpected detail. The tiny heel gives a nice proportionate lift without looking, as so many boots can, like hoofs, and the color is neutral, a brownish burgundy that's not as purplish as classic penny loafer oxblood. Two issues for me and the cause of my having to return them: they run a half-size large (I'm a perfect 7 in Clergerie, Sigerson Morrison, Eliz and James, Rebecca Minkoff) and they're too pointy for my height (I'm 5'1" and very petite so they look too long from the side, as if they'd touch my knees if folded upward). Oh well. But if you're of average height or taller and they have your size, grab 'em!
Sizing: Larger than Expected
 
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The Perfect Not Another Ballet Flat
Sophisticated casual elegance. Ms. Wang has totally nailed what I was looking for: an every day flat that's classic and edgy at the same time. Not as cutesy as a ballet flat and not as stodgy as most loafers, it's a versatile hybrid that fits like a glove and feels like a cashmere mitten on the foot. The brushed suede and rubbed leather combo texture gives interest: the brown reads suede, the black, pony skin. And there's a refreshing graphicness to the pointy toe after years of round-osity! The rubber sole is a city walker's fantasy. Loved the black so much I pounced on the brown; I plan on getting years of wear out of these. I'm a perfect size 7 and these fit me like Cinderella. Get them if they still have your size!
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
 
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Posted October 08, 2011
Just sweet enough
I'm always on the lookout for looser, lightweight cotton woven cotton tops to wear in the summer and this one is, as the fairy tale says, just right. Unlike a lot of "romantic" poet/peasant tops that tend to be all fussy with lace insets, billowing sleeves, this one's understated, with clean, closer to the body lines, three quarter sleeves, and just a hint of simple crochet trim at the deep v-neckline. The back yoke gives it structure. It's a perfect go-to top. Pair it with a tank (it's semi-sheer), lightweight jeans, and black ballet flats and you're all set. I'm quite petite and full-busted and am often betwixt and between Ella Moss's extra-small and small, but the xs fits just fine. It's a keeper.
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
 
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Theoretically, a nice summer top
The fabric is good for summer, lighter than air and sheer. But it sticks to the tank you have to wear under it, so it bunches up and the flow of the cut - which is too boxy and wide for a petite person like me - is destroyed and it just looks sloppy. I really wanted to keep the top in freesia - a lovely pale lilac - but returned it. Maybe if it came with a built-in tank in a material that didn't catch under the body of the shirt and if it were cut just a little narrower..... Splendid fit and texture - and the relationship between the two - is always a bit of a wild card for me.
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
 
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