#goals2017 – Day 5: Stripes, tweed and leopard

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shirt/coat/skirt(review)/shoes(sim.)/bag

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And Day 5 is done ūüôā …. 360 more days to go!

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

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Why (Pros):

  1. Look: Cute print, different A-line that did not quite hit home with me.
  2. Comfort: Comfortable, does not impair movement.
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  3. Quality: Good quality silk twill.
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  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: Ruffles and paisley

What: Ruffle front chiffon top in vibrant paisley by J.Crew

When: Winter 2016

How (Material): Silk upper with poly lining

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Why (Pros):

  1. Look: Cute paisley, pink and girly.
  2. Comfort: OK though you need to size up for arm motion, especially if you’re tall.
  3. Quality: Good silk chiffon.  I like the vibrant paisley.
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  4. Sizing: If you’re tall, size up. I went 2 sizes up to have a decent fit.

Why Not (Cons): The sizing issue.

Sissi’s Verdict: Keeper if you size up. What do you say?

Review: Snakeskin and elsie

What: Elsie pave in snakeskin by J.Crew

When: Winter 2016

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

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Why (Pros):

  1. Look:¬†OK… It’s the same shape as the other Elsie’s but with a cutout strap in the front and embellished button. ¬†However, something about the overall look just did not work for me…not sure if it’s the print paired with the shape. ¬†It may be different for you though. ¬†The same style comes in a¬†black watch print as well.ebelandi_jcrew_elsie_snakeskin_pumps_embellished_4
  2. Comfort: Comfortable, heel is not too high and the pointed toes are well executed.
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  3. Quality: Good snakeskin print but am no fan of artificial sole at high prices.
  4. Sizing: True to size, to slightly running large.

Why Not (Cons):¬†I just did not feel it, but it may be a different experience for you. Another negative: the man-made sole for a $278 pair….No, thank you.

Sissi’s Verdict: Return. What do you say?