Review: Pencil and Houndstooth

What: No.2 pencil skirt in houndstooth by J.Crew

When: Winter 2016

How (Material): Wool upper, polyester lining

Why (Pros):

  1. Look: Classic pencil skirt, hits right at knees.
  2. Comfort: Very comfortable.
  3. Quality: Great quality. Love the inside details, the corduroy at the waist and the fun lining. Well done! Color is darker than the previously offered No.2 skirt in tweed.
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  4. Sizing: True to size.ebelandi_jcrew_no2_pencil_houndstooth_7

Why Not (Cons): Nothing much. Beware the houndstooth is darker in color than pictured.ebelandi_jcrew_no2_pencil_houndstooth_2

Sissi’s Verdict: Keeper! What do you say?

Review: Zara Poncho Coat

I saw this beauty a few weeks back, very up to trend with the wave of poncho coats seen lately on the blog-o-sphere 🙂 Review below!


WhatPoncho Coat by Zara

Season: Winter 2014

Material: Wool blend outer, polyester lining

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Quality: Very good! The style is very well executed, just love it especially for the price.  However, there is no large size for this coat (why!!???!!).  As a result, the shoulders were a little too tight on me, not that noticeable, but hey, anything to make me NOT go over budget 😉 Also, the wool blend may attract more hair and similar elements on your coat, but black coats usually are harder to maintain.  Overall, great job, Zara.

Fit: True-to-size to slightly small if on taller side.  The coat does not come in

Sissi’s verdict: Keeper!! But am on budget for January, so I smiled, tried it on and let it go for the lady next to me (was only one left).

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