Zigida

Black and white is such an easy but classic combination and I love a midi paired with over-the-knee boots 🙂

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I will provide reviews of some of the garments and accessories available at www.zigida.com in the order I receive them. The store is not yet open to the public but feel free to register to be notified when it is ready. In meantime, stay tuned for my reviews here at ebelandi.com 🙂

Review: Elsie Printed Leather

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What: Elsie Printed Leather heels by J.Crew

Season: Summer 2015

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Material: 100% leather upper, lining and sole.

Quality: Very good! Soft leather, very unique print (some type of zebra-like lines). Pointed toe is well executed, minimal toe cleavage and mid-heel.

Fit: True to size. Very comfortable to walk in.

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Sissi’s verdict: Undecided….I love the versatility of the print, but not sure to keep at the full price (even with 30% promo…maybe wait for sale?)

Do you agree? Please share!

Review: Cole Haan Kinley Short Boots

A random purchase that has been my go-to with the heavy snows we have experienced this winter.  Unfortunately, the Kinley booties are only available in black at the Cole Haan online store so you may want to checkout the Cole Haan store in person…or this ebay sale for a size 10 (disclaimer: I am NOT affiliated to the vendor in any way, found the link via a random Google search).  A link to the longer, more conventional version here.

My review of the short boots below.

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Pros: waterproof (yay, I was very skeptical but they hold up very well!), comfortable, can wear all day long, nice almond color, great quality on leather, flat heels

Cons: the fit at the ankles is not my favorite.  Compared to the MK Arley, the ankles in these Kinley are pretty loose and no option to tighten…so your socks will show up, which may be good for some and a deal breaker for others

Material: breathable and waterproof leather (whatever that means) with rubber sole

Fit: true-to-size with room for heavy socks; loose fit at the ankles

Sissi’s Verdict: the store was offering a 50% promo with extra 20% sale coupon at the time of purchase, so the final price was a bargain for the quality and through wear during winter storms, the booties are a definite keeper!