Review: Gemstones in a skirt

What: Collection printed silk twill in gemstone print by J.Crew

When: Winter 2016

How (Material): Silk twill upper, polyester lining


Why (Pros):

  1. Look: Cute print, different A-line that did not quite hit home with me.
  2. Comfort: Comfortable, does not impair movement.
  3. Quality: Good quality silk twill.
  4. Sizing: Runs slightly large.ebelandi_jcrew_silk_twill_gemstone_1

Why Not (Cons): The fit is odd.

Sissi’s Verdict: Return, despite gorgeous print. What do you say?

Review: Avery and tartan

What: Collection avery embellished heels in tartan by J.Crew

When: Winter 2016

How (Material): Wool upper, leather lining and sole


Why (Pros):

  1. Look: Cute pointed toes with a square heel. Clean tartan pattern.
  2. Comfort: Very comfortable.
  3. Quality: Great quality leather.  The J.Crew description says in man-made sole but the item I received had genuine leather sole…
  4. Sizing: True to size.

Why Not (Cons): The  cheap looking buckle. Once removed, I think the shoe looks much better.ebelandi_jcrew_avry_collection_tartan_4

Sissi’s Verdict: Keeper if you like tartan patterns. What do you say?

Review: Dorsay and snakes

What: Elsie D’Orsay pumps in snakeskin printed leather by J.Crew

When: Winter 2016

How (Material): Leather upper and lining, man-made sole


Why (Pros):

  1. Look: Sophisticated shoes that can be paired as neutrals for almost any outfits.  The heels remove the casualness of the flat version, though both are equally cute (see flats reviewed by Gigi Gone Shopping and Easy Petite Looks and a pairing by Economy of Style). I particularly love the glitter detailing in the lining.
  2. Comfort: Comfortable pair, the pair is a little slippery on carpets (typical with artificial soles) but nothing crazy.
  3. Quality: Good quality leather upper and lining, adorable glittery details.  The artificial sole is a deal breaker for me, but it works here.
  4. Sizing: True to size.

Why Not (Cons): The price…and the man-made sole.  Hard to justify a high price tag for man-made soles…

Sissi’s Verdict: Keeper…if you don’t mind the artificial sole (and you get it on pop-back as the pair sold out quickly). I returned mine. What do you say?

Review: Stacked Floral Sequin Stripe Dress

What: Collection Thomas Mason for J.Crew Stacked Floral Sequin Stripe Dress


Season: Summer 2015

Material: 100% cotton with sequin flowers


Quality: Very Good.  Cotton is great quality and light, sequins are well designed and applied on the dress


Fit: True to size to slightly large


Pros: The midi length, the pretty flowers, the interesting sleeves

Cons: Maintenance…I can already see the sequins falling off after a few wears (and washes)…

Sissi’s verdict: Keeper if you can afford it on sale.

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