Yellow Coat anyone

I have been eyeing the Lady Day coat in Warm Chartreuse because of the lovely and happy color. Browsing the web, I found a DIY coat made by Beaute J’adore…I like how she is able to sew her own clothes using quality material! Take a look at her blog. My favorite picture from her blog below.  Copyrights Beaute J’adore.

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Review: Collection Caged Bow pumps

I have a thing for ankle-strap shoes and booties and the caged bow pumps by J.Crew looked too good to pass on.  My review below.


What: Collection Caged Bow pumps by J.Crew

Season: Winter 2014

Material: Satin and suede upper, 100% leather lining and sole. Some elastic fabric to tie the shoes


Quality: Very good, as far a material goes. Was not too crazy about he tying fabric, just seemed off to me. The shoes are gorgeous otherwise, I love the subtle contrast between the navy satin againts the black suede. And the caged look makes the pair stand out.

Fit: True to size.  Loved the heel height , the caged look…very cute, but the tying ribbon…


Sissi’s verdict: I just could not get past the tying ribbon…seemed like some type of elastic material and it was a deal break. I would advise to substitute the ribbon for something else, maybe some leather lacets. At that price, I decided to return.  Do you have these cute pumps? Please share!

Review: Toggle coat – part 2

Last year, I had purchased the toggle coat in brilliant frame color from the Crew (a review here).  Unfortunately, I had to size up as J.Crew did not offer a tall size.  Well, this year, the toggle coat is back in four colors: navy, henna red, turquoise, navy and olive green. Also, the wool is Melton this time …which appears to be a medium thick wool used for blankets and old military uniforms per this link.

Now, below is a review and if you are interested into purchasing my vibrant flame toggle coat from last fall, email me 😉 Tomorrow, I’ll be reviewing the Collection Harper Calf Hair flats by J.Crew. Stay tuned!

Sissi’s Weekly Review – 20th October 2014 2014


What: Melton Toggle coat by J.Crew

Season: Fall 2014

Material: 95% wool and 5% poly outer, 100% poly lining


Quality: Very Good.  The wool is warm and high quality, and slighter thicker than last year’s toggle coat version.  The henna color is a deep orange in my opinion, very autumnal.

Fit: True to size.  The tall size is a much better fit for me, went with my regular tall size and the shoulders are well in place and the hood covers my big head.  The sleeve length is ok, I still feel the sleeves could be longer but this version looks more decent on me than last year’s coat.  Zippers and buttons add to the look.


Sissi’s Verdict: Keeper…the promo is good but you may want to hold for sale, if it lasts.

Style Watch: Inspiration from Sharapova

Yeah yeah, I am not her fan on the court and will probably never be; but I do like some of her outfits and particularly this combination of white and coral/peach from a picture taken while she is in Sochi for the Winter Olympics (source: The Slice). Very nicely done, Maria!

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I love white dresses and with the pretty coral hue for the shoes, am all for it!  From afar, the jacket looked like one of those long tuxedo jacket à la Mickey Mouse in the opera…but it turns out it is a coat tied at the back…only disappointing element.

Regardless, I will look to copy this look.  If you are interested as well, some options for the items below…depending on your budget…

White dresses @ Yoox (la petite robe or Marni) / Piperlime (FreePeople) / Zara (shift)

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Coral/Salmon/peach jackets: Yoox (Claudia and Gutha) / YesStyle

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Matching pumps: Aldo

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Review: Lady Day Coat in pretty blue

A quick review of the lady day coat from J.Crew in a pretty vibrant blue (I cannot recall name and it is not available online anymore).  The first picture below shows the texture but does not give the color justice.  I’d say the gorgeous blue is consistent with the second picture.

Pros: pretty color, nice fit, reduced price

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 Cons: final sale item

Material: mixture of wool and polyester.  I’d say the wool is same as the double-cloth coat

Fit: TTS to slightly small.  The fit is tighter than the double-cloth as the lady day accentuates the waist more.  I went TTS but was advised after my order to size up by the J.Crew Aficionada community. I would say to go with your larger coat size at the crew.  I am OK with my true size but could have gone up as well.  This was final sale so no return.

Sissi’s verdict: keeper! Do you agree? Please share!