Pros: beautiful fabric; amazing sheen; cut relatively narrow; love the pintuck pleat on the front of the pant.
Cons: wrinkles heavily if you sit for a while wearing them (especially if you do any real life activity, like holding your baby). Wrinkles are all bunched on the thigh, near the crotch - the way they do for the lived in jeans look.
Verdict: I adore the colour and the pintuck pleat. The pleat gives them a structure and crispness that's really lacking in the first couple of iterations they did in shantung pants. I have the original shantung pant in pink which lacks pintuck seams and I prefer what these do for me and my shape. (If you're looking for a brand new pair of the original pants in pink, drop me a line!) I just love the line/silhouette they make. I kept them and wore them out on Friday night!
Natasha pump in haven blue:
Pros: beautiful leather; well stitched shoe; lovely lines.
Cons: ankle strap can work or not depending on your ankle! They're a great deal right now on sale. Pain to get in and out of though.
Verdict: conflicted. No doubt a great deal right now on sale.