Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Review: DEX Boat Neck Sweater



Sweater: DEX Boat Neck Sweater (Graphite, size XS)
Bottoms: J Brand Lighweight Lovestory (Ink, size 25)
Boots: Michael Kors Parker Boot (Black Patent, size 6.5)
Jewelry: Forever21

     Lots of reviews lately, but I'm still working though my Piperlime haul. I got this DEX Boatneck sweater hoping for a great casual look paired with one of my favorite pairs of jeans, J Brand Lovestory.



     I really liked the idea of this sweater. But even though the picture did look like it had dolman sleeves, the description on Piperlime didn't explicitly say so, so I thought maybe that it didn't. It definitely did.  And in combination with the thick knit and boatneck, I felt like the sweater made my shoulders look extremely wide and broad. If I had been wearing skinny jeans with this sweater instead of the flare, I would have looked like an upside down triangle. The sizing itself is TTS, and the overall length is pretty good. It hits about mid-hip. The original retail price on Piperlime is $79, plus I managed to get it with an extra 25% off for a total of $60 plus cashback. Still not impressed. It's going back.


     As you might have noticed, my hair got chopped off. And no, not on purpose, at least not by me. For the long version of the story, I missed my appointment with my regular stylist because I was still on the road from D.C. to T.O. and I was so desperate for a haircut that I decided to go to the local mall for a cut. Bad idea. I asked for a collarbone length cut but the stylist disagreed with me saying it would make the ends go all crazy and instead he'll make it shorter....and *snip*. Yep. He took off a whole three inches more than I had asked. Argh. I'm really annoyed. I look twelve years old.  I'm not one to be overly attached to my hair...so as long as I'm the one who chooses to cut it. I know the cut doesn't look that bad, but I still hate it! And it takes exponentially more time to style in the morning. On the bright side, I probably won't need a haircut for another six months.  Anyways, that's my sad, sad story.


     I hope you all had a fabulous weekend (whether it was a long one or a short one). Mine was great except for the massive loss of hair. 

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12 comments:

Sara said...

I actually think the hair makes you look more mature, in a good way! But GEESH I would have flipped out if someone cut off more than I asked, especially a whole 3 inches!! Also those jeans are freakin HOT on you :)

AubreyOhDang! said...

Your hair looks great! Though I understand...it's not what you asked for. Why don't these ppl listen to their customers?

I like the cut & color of these jeans. flares on you just at the right length.

littlenashua said...

Those jeans make you look 6' tall. I agree about the sweater - dolman sleeves are just wrong, IMO. As for the hair - I hate it when that happens. could your current stylist do something to the ends to add texture and make you look older? Just an idea.

PetiteLittleGirl said...

I do like your hair though. I don't think it looks bad at all. I understand that's not what you want but it'll grow out :) I haven't heard most of the brands you reviewed. I am all about trying out new brand/label.

Michelle said...

I think your hair looks nice, but I understand why it would anger you since it is not what you asked for! :( Have some fun with it...add some bangs or some colors (if work allows).

I'm not feeling the shape of the sweater, either. Bummer. It does look like an upside down triangle! I do love the texture of it, and I am loving the necklace!

I have been really interested in trying Piperlime since it is free shipping. What is the return shipping like?

Stylepint said...

I kind of like the sweater since it gives you a different silhouette. But the jeans are hot! You look so amazing in them! As for the hair, I think it looks fine, but I can understand when the stylist doesn't listen to your concerns. You don't look young at all...just the right age! =)

kileen said...

i have to agree and say that i like your short hair too! definitely shows off your facial features more and makes you look older instead of younger!

those flare jeans are amazing. you look so tall and slender!! i'm not a huge fan of dolman sleeves, but it's not too bad on this top. still, i think returning it is the right answer.

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PetiteXXS said...

Love your jeans and the top goes pretty well with it. I think you look great with the short hair, but I've had hair that short before and it was a nightmare to maintain, so I know how you feel.

curls-and-pearls said...

Damn those jeans are amazing on you! I actually really like the top - love the whole outfit!

Eeek! I hate going to random salons - I did that once and I have curly hair - they completely butchered it! I like the length on you, but if it's not what you asked for then I'd be annoyed too!

Cher said...

@Michelle: The returns are very easy. You actually don't even have to print out a shipping label because there's a sticker that comes in the package.

@PetiteXXS: You know what's funny? Is that I had my hair this length for years and years in my late teens and early 20s and then again around my mid-20s, and I don't remember it being this difficult! I think it's probably the way the stylist cut it. If he was intending on cutting it this short, he could have at least used a razor. Just my luck.

Callandra said...

Aww, it's too bad you don't like it. Before I read your post, I was looking at your pictures saying "wow, her hair looks awesome"! Seriously, I wouldn't just say it to make you feel better. I understand though if that's not the look you were going for. Had it happen to me once to, shortest haircut of my life!Lol On a bright note, your legs look a gazillion miles long in those jeans!! I do like this sweater, but the price seems kind of steep and if you're not happy I'd def return it.

kileen said...

i have to agree and say that i like your short hair too! definitely shows off your facial features more and makes you look older instead of younger!

those flare jeans are amazing. you look so tall and slender!! i'm not a huge fan of dolman sleeves, but it's not too bad on this top. still, i think returning it is the right answer.

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