Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Coach shoes

These two gorgeous styles finally went on sale and I had to try both. The mules are actually new, in their fall rollout, and also come in black. They're listed as a 4" heel but feel like a 3.5" at most. Trust me, I cannot do a true 4" heel.

The black pumps have a gold sole, including lining the heel back in gold. They visually look huge, like a size 8, but fit reasonably snug. I'm a true 6M and took my true size in both.

I'm questioning the black. Does it look OTT? Does it look like Roger Vivier, or witchy poo?

I'd love your thoughts!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

J Crew Regent blazer

Sizing: I took my usual-for-blazers one size down: a 00. The charcoal fits better than the red in the sleeves, though both are regular 00.

Pros: I like the drama of the stand up clear and the way it frames my face/neck. I love the piping at the base of the collar - in the charcoal blazer it's done in a deep forest green. I like the lean and long cut.

Cons: the woollen fabric is thin (like the schoolboys) and seems to wrinkle even more readily than the woollen schoolboys.

Monday, September 22, 2014

OOTE: for an upcoming dinner event

JCrew Collection Trousers, JCrew Collection silk top, JCrew choker, own bangle, Coach calf hair clutch; Tory Burch Isabella pumps.

I had the silk top shortened by about 1.5" and the trousers shortened by one hem length.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Suede Bartlett boots

Sizing: TTS. I bought my usual size 6.

Pros: made of supple soft suede. Feels silky to the touch. Trendy heel

Cons: upper is too soft for my taste (can wrinkle upon wearing) and the nose of the shoe is unimpressive. 


Block heel like go go boots