K/R Angie's picks: Dolce Vita Giya red pointy loafers and Dorothy Perkins white moto

Here are two of Angie's picks--the Dolce Vita Giya red pointy loafers and the Dorothy Perkins white floral jacquard moto jacket. Let me know what you think of them and whether I should keep or return! Thanks so much! Bonus--DS2 and kitty Max decided to help me with the K/R shots.

1-3. Giya red loafers. Looking for a pair of bright red flats or low heels to match my purse. Not sure if these are too pointy and masculine too work for my style? Wondering if they're making my feet look long too (#3). They would mostly be worn with skirts and dresses...I think these shoes might go better with pants. I'm a little unsure on these and leaning toward return.

4. DS2 loves to teethe on Ms. Scarlet!
5. My current Stuart Weitzman red ballet flats--a little too burgundy to match well with the purse.
6-13. DP white moto. Size 6 which matches the bust/hip size on their chart. It's slightly snug around the waist when zipped up, but that's because I'm an apple (if I went by their waist size on the chart, I'd have to get a size 12!!!). I normally wear a size 4 in jackets and 6 in dresses if that helps. I'd mostly be wearing this unzipped. Kind of Spiegel-ish, but in white cloth! The sleeves are a little wrinkled from the package, didn't have a chance to steam them yet. #13 shows the closeup of the pattern. Leaning toward keeping if you think it looks good on me.

Thanks for your input!

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  • Mo replied 6 years ago

    Ooh, I was waiting for this K/R!  I love it.  Does it stretch at all or is it a tight woven?  
    I hear you on their size chart . . . they list me as a 6 and I'm never a 6 in jackets.  

  • cobaltblue replied 6 years ago

    I'm a nay on the loafers but a huge yay on the white moto. DS2 is so cute! Hard the believe how much he's grown and changed already - teething!

  • goldenpig replied 6 years ago

    No, it's not stretchy, which is why it's snug around the waist on me (darn apple belly!) I think you might be a size down from me Mo--don't you usually take a size smaller in jackets? Like that cropped purple tweed one? I think the 4 would work for you.

  • Mo replied 6 years ago

    yes, I am a 4 or even 2 in some jackets.  That's where petites often work for me.  
    It's great on you.  You should definitely keep it.

  • unfrumped replied 6 years ago

    Yay for jacket. Not sold on the shoes. They look more long- pointy IRL than in the stock photos. I think you will rock pointy, but haven't found " your" shoe yet.

  • Day Vies replied 6 years ago

    DS#2 is SO cute! And just like a baby his age everything goes into his mouth.

    I love the floral skirt it's darling! The striped tube skirt also works. I keep getting distracted by the shirttail so I'm not loving the outfit as a whole. The white moto is gorgeous. I say keep it all if you love it. I also love those pointed toe red loafers -- NICE! 

  • MsMaven replied 6 years ago

    The shoes aren't flattering.  The jacket looks fine to me--not too snug.  

  • goldenpig replied 6 years ago

    Thanks Becky, Mo, Unfrumped, DayVies, and MsMaven. Yes, DS is so big now...time flies! It's interesting that I wear my black pointy flats all the time, but have struggled to find another pair of pointy shoes that doesn't look too long and pointy. DayVies, thanks for the suggestion--I'll try the shirt tucked next time. You're the only one who likes the loafers so far...maybe you have a higher pointy tolerance than everyone else!

  • cobaltblue replied 6 years ago

    Natalie, I think I'd like these more if they were a little shiny. From here they seem quite matte. For some reason, the combination of matte and pointy isn't my favorite, here.

    Keep searching for the ultimate pointy toe! I'd love a pair of pointy flats, too, but it's hard to find the right ones.

  • Angie replied 6 years ago

    I'm sticking up for the shoes. Natalie, there is something about the camera angle and the way you are taking pics that makes them REALLY pointy. I have had these pointy toe slipper flats on many clients, and tried them on myself of course. They don't look at all like how they are photographing in #2 and #3. So I am a 100% yay on the shoes - if they are comfy on your feet - because I know what they look like irl. Not as pointy and completely in proportion.

    Ladies, THESE ARE UK SIZES. Dorothy Perkins is a British retailer. They are not the same as US sizes. A size UK 6 is about a US size 0.

    Love the jacket. Great fit.

  • Mo replied 6 years ago

    Angie, for some reason they are trying to list US equivalent sizes on the website.  I plug in my measurements and they give me a 6.  I know I'm an 8 or 10 in UK sizing usually.

  • Angie replied 6 years ago

    Mo, I usually take a UK 6, and when they run small, a UK 8, like in some designer wear. I wear a US size 0, and sometimes a 2 when I want a more fluid fit - like on Theory trousers. I never wear petite because the lengths are a disaster - petite widths work well though.

    I would guess you need a UK 8 in this jacket, Malina. You don't want it too tight either. I love the way this jacket fits Natalie. It looks nice and modern. My motos fit this way too. I do prefer a looser tailored fit.


  • goldenpig replied 6 years ago

    Thanks for the input Becky, Angie & Mo.
    Angie, I was going by the US equivalent size that they listed on the website. The DP jacket I have which they said was size 6 doesn't actually have size 6 on the label. It says UK 10, Euro 38.
    Angie, interesting that you are sticking up for the shoes! That makes two, you and DV! I guess my issue with the shoes isn't so much the point, as whether I can wear loafers with skirts and dresses. I don't own any loafers because so far I've felt that they were "man shoes" and wouldn't go with my style. I tried the pointy loafers because it's obvious that no man would wear these! I'll have to wear them around the house more and decide. The toes are feeling slightly squished, if that holds up that may be a deal breaker. I'll give them a chance though. You're right that the angle of the pics (extreme close up on the floor) always tends to make the shoes look worse on me than IRL.

  • Angie replied 6 years ago

    UK 10 sounds exactly right for you, Natalie.

    And I hear you on not wanting to wear slipper flats with skirts and dresses. It is not everyone's cup of tea. I enjoy doing it myself because I find it very comfy. And if those shoes pinch too much, Natalie. Send them back. Life is too short to wear uncomfortable shoes.

  • Adelfa replied 6 years ago

    Natalie, what I'm seeing with the shoes is that your foot doesn't seem to fill them out side to side. There is gapping along each side of your shoes, as though they were made for a higher volume foot. For that reason I would vote return.

    The jacket is fab!

  • Eliza replied 6 years ago

    Love that jacket on you.  I like the style and color of the shoes very much.  If they are comfortable to wear and walk in, I'd say they are a go.  

    Your baby is so cute.  Teething on Chanel- a modern equivalent of being born with a silver spoon in your mouth?  Adorable.

  • replied 6 years ago

    I rather like the loafers, the colour is lovely. The jacket is fab. I think I might like one too! I like the look of the fabric in it.

  • JulieJohn replied 6 years ago

    That jacket is really unusual and lovely. A perfect polished moto for you. Your baby is adorable. Show us the shoes with pants and photo from a different vantage point. Boy, I'm bossy, huh? ;)

  • CocoLion replied 6 years ago

    Love the jacket.

    As for the shoes, I love them in picture 1.  But in the close up pictures, they look too big and long, so I'm torn.  They are very chic and the color match is perfect.

  • Suz replied 6 years ago

    LOVE that jacket and I feel a lemming coming on.....oh oh....

    I am worried that the shoes are too wide for your mid -foot. But if not, and they are comfy, keep. 

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