SarahtheShopper
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My Style: Classic, Edgy, change my look to suit my mood!
Reviews: 30
Average Rating: 5.0
REVIEWS & RATINGS
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Gorgeous Bag!
I actually purchased this bag (in Cobalt) in the larger size direct from the designer's site since Shopbop didn't have it. I won't comment on size since I have the larger one but I'll review on detail and color. The leather quality on this is great. It's almost like a pebbled saffiano leather in it's look and durability. This lends it great structure and wearability which I like. The cobalt is striking in person. It's very deep blue and gorgeous! Two drawbacks are the lack of interior pockets (there's only 1 zip pocket, that's it) and the fact that this is incredibly difficult to actually clasp. However, I knew about both of those going in so I wasn't disappointed. I typically just leave it unfastened and you can't tell when carrying it. This bag is very easy to dress up or down and I love how easy it is to change the look of the bag w/the zippers. This is my 1st Phillip Lim bag and I'm very satisfied. Quality is great. Definitely recommend if you're looking for an edgy bag.
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Posted November 26, 2012
Fun bag!
I purchased this bag in the black and white houndstooth pattern and I absolutely love it! The pattern is bold and the sequins really set this apart from anything else I've seen. The bag itself is on the large side but it's a tote so I was expecting that. This will be great for carrying extras to and from work or for books and magazines on weekend getaways. I can't wait to use it. Great quality too!
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Rock n Roll Tennies!
I'm a huge Sam Edelman fan as well as a fan of anything studded so I knew I had to give these shoes a try when I found them online. The quality is superb. Leather is supple and has the perfect lived in look I was going for. The studs are well done too. They're sturdy and seem like they'll stay in place without issue. I really like that these zip on the side so getting them on and off is easy. I think these run true to size. I'm usually a size 6 but in SE shoes, I have to go up to a 6 1/2 because they tend to run somewhat narrow for my slightly wide feet. The 6 1/2 fit fine as well. Despite all of the positives, I'm just not sure what I would wear them with. Shorts and denim mini's are a given but because the shoe is a high-top style, it cuts my leg off in an awkward spot (I'm only 5' 3"). I don't think I would rock these with skinny jeans so... I'm not sure that I'm keeping. Overall though, I definitely recommend.
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Gorgeous Michael Kors watch!
I received this watch in rose gold about a year ago as an anniversary present from my husband & wear it about 95% of the time. Occassionally though, I really wished I had this in silver (generally when it would compliment my outfit better than the rose gold) so I finally ordered it when Shopbop did their recent Friends and Family sale. This watch is such a statement piece in person. I knew what to expect regarding the size of the watch so no surprises there and though I think the rose gold version will be my absolute favorite, this one is definitely a close second. I own over 25 watches, including a few other MK watches but these are by far the ones I've worn the most. The face and design is definitely masculine but that's what I wanted. I love how these are so easy to dress up or down and they coordinate well with whatever I'm wearing. I've gotten so used to the large size of these watches that I have a hard time wearing anything smaller! Highly recommend this classic piece!
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Posted February 23, 2012
Fantastic bag!
I purchased this bag in Raspberry (from another site) and couldn't be more pleased with the quality! The leather is lightweight but still durable with a crackled sheen to it that really gives it a rich quality. The numerous outside pockets are quite handy and roomy enough to stick small miscellaneous items in. They also add to the look of the bag. I would say this is a true mid-size bag BUT it holds quite a bit (really just as much as my larger handbags). I can easily fit my Nook, checkbook, small make-up bag, small notebook, sunglasses (in case), small hairbrush and a few other small items in this without having the bag too stuffed. I didn't find the problem the other reviewer noted about it losing it's shape but that could be b/c I have it fairly full. I get compliments on this bag regularly. It's very easy to dress up or down too. This is my first Rebecca Minkoff bag but definitely won't be my last!
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Funky chic but...
I purchased this bag in black because I loved the look and it reminded me of a Balenciaga City bag (minus the ridiculous price tag). When I finally got it though, I was a little disappointed. The leather quality is good and the bag looks great but the five zippered pockets on the front aren't all completely functional and those that are, they're a bit on the small side (the pockets in each corner work but aren't usable). The zippers that go along each side of the bag don't do anything at all. I was under the (false) impression that they were narrow pockets that went the entire depth of the bag (which would have been fantastic imo). The main compartment is quite roomy and holds everything I need. I think I was just expecting more out of this bag given how much I love and use my RM Cupid bag (which has several great fully usable pockets). I decided to send this one back and keep looking for my perfect rock n roll daily bag.
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Posted January 03, 2012
Sweet but...
I wanted these boots for so long but I was hesitant to purchase them because of some reviews that stated how difficult they are to get on if you have a high arch and/or a bit of a wide foot. Being as I'm "blessed" with both, I couldn't quite get on board. I managed to track them down at a local store and try them on and I'm glad I did. They're not quite as cute in person. They're still a fun little bootie but to me, they really popped online and I wasn't in love with them in person. They were also (as I had feared) incredibly difficult to get on. Since I was in actual store (with people around) I couldn't really give it the old college try but I don't know that it would have helped. Given the cost, I decided to pass and get the Sam Edelman Louie instead and I'm much more satisfied with my purchase.
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Posted January 03, 2012
Love Louie!
I originally purchased these in black but after immediately falling in love, I had to get the tan and the cognac as well. The quality of the suede is excellent. The fringe is flirty without being too over the top. It adds just enough western flair to really make your outfit pop. The heel height is perfect and these shoes are so comfy (even after shopping in them for several hours!), you'll never want to take them off. Sizing is true. I'm typically a 6 & the 6 had just enough room to allow for a thin ankle sock. What I love most is there versatility. They look great now with skinny jeans and a cable knit sweater, a dress or a skirt and a little leather jacket but they'll look just as great later on with cutoffs and a tee for summer. They are truly a seasonless boot. Highly recommend if you're looking for a fierce boot that's easy to dress up or down!
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Posted October 24, 2011
Unique Coat!
I have several BB Dakota coats and this might be my new favorite! I wasn't sure what to expect since it's a "blanket" style. I'm only 5'3" and sometimes this style tends to overwhelm my frame. However, the design of this coat is done very well. It hits a few inches below the hip so it's not too long as to look like you're wearing an actual blanket but not too short that it looks awkward. This looks cute open for a more a relaxed look but I prefered it belted which really cinches in the waist and gives you a modern yet relaxed look. This coat is just heavy enough and definitely seems like it would keep you warm when the weather is cold. Looking forward to wearing this with dark skinny jeans and boots for a perfect relaxed but dressy look. I'm typically a size 4 overall (34B as well) and the small fit just fine. This allowed plenty of room to layer if I wanted to as well.
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Posted October 19, 2011
Unique Vest
I wish i could give this 3 1/2 stars because while I like the overall look of the vest, the quality doesn't quite warrant the price tag. The vest is well constructed but the tweed material and the faux leather trim isn't the best quality. It's not poor, just a litte more lightweight than what I was expecting. This does run true to size (i'm 5'3", 34B, size 4 overall and the small fit fine). The front of the vest drapes well and as others have mentioned, this will be easy to belt or leave open depending on the look you're going for. Though I think it's a little pricey, I'll keep it because it's different than anything I have in my closet and since it is lightweight it should make it easy to layer. If this was half the price, I would have given it five stars. Overall, a good piece for fall that i look forward to styling.
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