Review: Viv Metallic Bow Flats

Below is a review of the Viv Metallic Box flats from the Crew. In one picture below I show the silver against the gold of the Nora glitter pumps that I reviewed HERE.

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Pros: nice leather, loving the bow which is just the right size (though smaller than the viv bow flats from a few seasons ago), very nice silver shine not overboard, comfortable, low toe-cleavage (which I do not mind but some do)

Cons: price…regular is outrageous, the coupon I used made them borderline OK but still too high in my opinion

Material: 100% metallic leather upper, 100% leather lining and sole

Fit: true-to-size to slightly tight

Alternative: Coach Wilma or Coach Wooster (but sandals)

Sissi’s Verdict: Undecided….would say keeper but only with more significant cut.  Otherwise, you can look for cheaper, and add your own bow clips 😉

OI: Prints and Lines

Hi all, some outfit ideas below.  Will update links this weekend as well. Let me know which you like best!

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topskirt (old)/top/necklace/boots (on sale) — dress (old)/flats (Zara, old) — sweater/shirt/skirt/flats

If you are in new york city and a lover of DVF, they are hosting a sample sale this week, be sure to stop by!

 

Big feet…Nordstrom is the answer

I am a shoe size 11 (EU 42) and it is a challenge to find shoes that fit my ‘big’ feet. As a result, the rule I follow is to either buy it if I find it, or forget it because it won’t be back 🙂

So, I was pleasantly surprised to receive the following notification from Nordstrom: they have extended their line for out of the norm feet 🙂 (over size 10 and under size 5).

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Well, so many choices and now I have a headache 🙂 You can checkout the shoe haven at Nordstrom.  Some of my picks below, simply click on the image to be redirected. Let me know if you fall for the temptation, and which shoes you select 😉

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Reviews – J.Crew pumps: everly, glitter and jeweled – 28 Oct 2013

During the 40% off promo, I purchased three pairs of shoes from J.Crew.  I ended up returning the everly pumps for an exchange, and am still undecided on the glitter and jeweled.  Let me know what you think!

Let’s start with the Everly Jeweled printed pumps:

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Pros: Nicely made, the print is unique and definitely stands out, moderate heel, comfortable, nice jewelry addition

Cons: fabric will peel off I fear, especially at the heel, jewelry and metallic accent may seem a little too much, price

Sissi’s verdict: undecided, leaning towards keeping.

Next, the Everly Leather Pumps in Vintage Murberry:

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Pros: Nice leather, soft and high quality, moderate heel, comfortable, may be dressed up or down

Cons: I received them damaged (scratches all over….seriously?!? 😦 ); leather covered heel…so hard to maintain compared to wooden heels

Sissi’s verdict: Returned for exchange; will keep the exchange unless defective again

Finally, the Nora golden glitter ballet flats .

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Pros: Comfortable, fun

Cons: Glitter will come off (choker!), runs large

Sissi’s verdict: undecided, leaning towards keeping.

What do you think? Please share!

Outfit Inspiration – Butterflies, dots and stripes – 25 Oct 2013

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top/skirt (H&M oldies); top and old skirt; top and skirt

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top, skirt and flats; top, skirt and flats; jacket, top and boots

Some outfits above.  Yes, I am still in the sweater/shirts tucked-in with skirts or jeans.  Let me know which you like best!