cannucknic
Washington, DC
My Style: Bohemian, Casual Chic, Edgy, Casual, sometimes edgy, often bohemian.
Reviews: 32
Average Rating: 4.0
REVIEWS & RATINGS
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Posted June 15, 2011
Joie... as ever.
Joie blouses have really become a standby staple in my wardrobe. I love the slightly exotic prints they often have (incidentally- this one is much prettier in person), the fit is always incredibly comfortable, but without sacrificing style. Perfect everyday-wear. This blouse is already a throw it on and look great go to. Very happy I found it. My shape is curvy, so this style/cut of blouse which Joie does a lot of I already knew would suit me. But my mother who is much more petite and less curvy has stolen a blouse on occasion and looks great in them too. The top couple of buttons on this, when closed, will still reveal a bit of cleavage, just fyi-- at least on me. If you'd like to cover up though it shouldn't be hard with a little tube bra or camisole underneath. It's nothing scandalous though. Highly recommend!
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
 
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Fabulous!
I'm a lot happier with these pants than I expected to be. They're wonderfully light and cool for hot weather, but I don't feel at all chilled in overly-air conditioned buildings. I first wore it with the Joie Glenn Blouse which arrive about the same time, and they're fantastic together. Really happy. Highly recommend.
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Nice Enough
From the picture I thought this would be just a liiittle more special, but I'm not sorry I got it. I wish the diameter were a little larger so that it would hang just a bit, but on my wrist there's only room for one finger in between so it just stays put, which some people might like. The little clear bits do seem to be made out of glass, but they're sort of tear-shaped and not totally clear. They have little imperfections, which kind of suites the look. It's nice. It's different. For $45 why not.
Sizing: Smaller than Expected
 
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Very Pretty
These are beautiful and I love them. They sparkle and catch the light. They're not too overstated. The colours are lovely. The only bone I might have to pick is that they're not very versatile, but I'm still really glad I got them. I would definitely recommend them.
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Pretty, BUT
I got these very cute shoes a little while ago. They're only slightly larger than expected. Not a huge deal. As I say in the review title, they are pretty, BUT... I have never worn a pair of shoes with such a slippery sole. Our house has very smooth slippery porcelain tile through much of the main floor, and I've never slipped on it, but as soon as I put on these shoes I felt like I had to take tiny very careful little steps. Carpet/rugs are no better. The bottom of the shoes actually looks polished and you can see faint reflections in them. It's a design that is just maddeningly idiotic. You would think that the designer had never worn a pair of shoes! I tried slitting the soles with a knife to create some texture, like ballerina slippers, but even that wasn't enough. Now I'll have to try sand paper, or clear nail polish. Very annoyed.
Sizing: Larger than Expected
 
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Posted May 04, 2011
Very nice
I say true to size because you can see from the model pictured that the fit is meant to be quite loose. I was mainly attracted to this louse because of the colours and light material that i could see being great for Spring and the 85 degree 100% humidity that we can get as early as April where I live. It's definitely great in that regard. My only quip is that because I have a generous... chest, it doesn't fall on me very well. But undoing the top two buttons to reveal the navy tank top it comes with helps. Which brings up another point, namely that I really dislike the tank top it comes with. It's 100% cotton and has no elasticity, so because of my chest size, I'm always pulling it down, so it feels somewhat uncomfortable. The colour is perfect though, and it's not hard to find another navy blue tank top. I have one on the way now, so I'm sure I'll love wearing this much more when it arrives. I've also received lots of compliments since buying this, so that's always a good sign.
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
 
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Very cute
I haven't been inspired to wear these as often as I'd thought I would. But when I do, I like to wear them at an angle so that the feathers kind of covers my earlobe. I think they look more interesting that way. Best worn with hair up, or would look great on someone with a short cut that exposes the ears. Somehow I like the concept more than the reality, but they're still a keeper. You can't beat $25!
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Wonderful
I ordered the African Glass Bracelet, but the one pictured is now different from the one which I ordered and received. I'll try and post a picture of the one I have (if that's possible) because it's much much prettier. The large center bead is the same, but is round rather than a diamond shape like this one with the colours reversed so that the outside is coral and the inside circle green. The beads are more turquoise coloured, like in the Vanessa Mooney Vintage African Glass Necklace, with similar colours to accent, but they're also that same zig zag glass bead which is a large part of what makes it so unique and beautiful. I hope they bring back the version I bought because it's lovely, but when I was asked to review the bracelet I bought, this is where the link took me, and the bracelet pictured was obviously different. Keep an eye out for the one I described. I get endless compliments whenever I wear it and it goes very well with the Ella Moss Atlantis Blouse.
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
 
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Nice
I'm not completely blown away by this ring, but it's very nice and versatile. I've had it for a little while now. I've worn it a few times. Haven't received any compliments on it explicitly, but it doesn't necessarily draw a lot of attention. I suppose that's one reason I'm not completely thrilled with it. From the picture I somehow thought it would look a little more striking than it appears in person. But that said, it's a nice in-between ring. With a simple gray jersey top, it could make a lovely contrast and more of a statement. And then again, there's always room in anyone's wardrobe for a nice little ring like this.
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Posted February 08, 2011
Meh
This was just a little smaller than expected. I actually meant to return it but I went out of town and hadn't gotten around to it before I left. So now I'm a little annoyed that I still have it. It's just not as cute in person. The design isn't as sharp. It's just, meh. They should have used a slightly finer yarn for this knit. Not all that soft, feels like it might be a little scratchy after awhile.
Sizing: Smaller than Expected
 
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