Review: Madeleine by Coach

When the Norstrom Rack opened its door in Center City Philadelphia, I made a stop to check out the shoes section…Below is how packed the place was, over four hours after the opening :)


Now, my review of the over-the-knee Madeleine brown boots by Coach.

What: Madeleine over-the-knee by Coach

Season: Fall 2014?

Material: 100% leather outer, lining and sole


Quality: Very Good.  Very gentle on the hand, I love the golden detailing.

Fit: True to size.  However, the boots did not go over the knee on my six feet self, which created a little friction (uncomfortable). Otherwise, looked good.

Sissi’s Verdict: I returned as they did not really go over my knees.


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Weekend outfit: red and white

Outfit from this weekend, happy monday!!



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Review: Jimmy Choo Lyon Glitter Lame Kitten

Very sorry for taking this long.  Below is a review of these gorgeous and comfy pumps by The Choo!

Sissi’s Weekly Review – 12 November 2014

What: Lyon Glitter Lame Kitten by Jimmy Choo

Season: Summer 2014

Material: Glitter Lamé upper, leather lining and sole, padded cushion

Quality: Excellent.  Just beautifully made.  The glitter is fab without looking cheap, just the perfect amount and no powdery leftover (one thing I do not like about typical glitter shoes).  The heels are very low and covered with some type of metallic cover (hopefully will not chip).  Open toe is good, not overly exposing the toes :) LOVE!

Fit: Small, need to size up.  The 11 was really a size 41 EU so was too small for me, the Saks store was able to enlarge the shoes to fit my big feet though. The shoes were so comfortable I wore them from 2PM to midnight non stop, even danced and all.


Sissi’s Verdict: Keeper!!! Price was high but soooo worth it for the wedding ;)

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Weekend outfit: Green and dots

Saturday while doing grocery with special B.


top/skirt/suede pumps

Tomorrow I’ll be reviewing Jimmy Choo’s Lyon glitter pumps. Stay tuned!


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October Challenge: Bridesmaid Look

Weddingtonway is hosting an October Style Challenge to honor Bridal Fashion Week (see Alexandra’s post here for details on the challenge).

I was invited to participate and now that I have had so much training the past few months preparing for my wedding :) below, am presenting my selected look using the WTOO7521 bridesmaid dress (see all their dresses here).

Weddington Way Challenge – My best Bridesmaid look

If I was maid of honor to a wedding again, and was given the choice to pick a dress and the whole look, I would go for one dress paired with various accessories between ceremony and reception. To avoid too much of a bridal look, I would clear away from white bouquet.  The looks below could also be used for a bride in my opinion.

The look(s):


Images courtesy of links provided under details below.

The details:

Look 1 – Ceremony: dress, shoes, topper (love this one too but more “bride” than ‘maid”), flowers, earrings, sash, hair&makeup, bracelet, nails.  The budget would be about $1,000.  Note on the topper: I do not like the sash effect at the back so I would cut the extra material from the topper and instead turn it into a button with very small hole to close it out. And would use the sash on top instead to complete the look :) Oh, if a bride is to choose this look, she may want to add this veil and use this sash instead :) As far as hair, I like the simple low bun with a nice rouge on lips (for bride, maybe nude for ceremony and rouge for reception ;) )

Look 2 – Reception: same as Look 1 minus the topper! If a bride were to pick same dress, then I would advise she changes the earrings to these and remove veil for this accessory instead and add this clutch ;)

Actual Sissi’s Bridesmaid wedding looks

For my wedding, my matron of honor wore the “Award Winner Gown” by Badgley Mischka (obtained via Rent the Runway).  My bridesmaids used the Alfred Sung D530 dress in Daffodil peau de soie (also available at WeddingtonWay here) with silver/diamond earrings and bracelet from Laila Rowe. My singing maids wore Dutch wax outfits.


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If you want details on my wedding dress, visit my review post here. I will be reviewing my wedding shoes next week :) Stay tuned!

What do you think of my picks? Please critique!

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