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Ringing in the New Year with Matisse Parker Booties

Posted on January 16, 2017

Happy New Year, everyone!! Our apologies for a looooong overdue post. Juggling life as moms is an up at dawn, on the go job all day long. Song and I wouldn’t have it any other way, but our apologies for not keeping up with our reviews.

We’re starting off the new year with these Parker Booties by Matisse. I had my eye on these for a while, but then I finally bit the bullet when they went on sale this winter. I just love the winter shoe sales!

The height is a bit longer than I’m used to for booties, but I loved them the moment I put them on. The front is slightly higher than the back at 9 inches. The back height is 8 inches. The tan colored wood heel is just a pinch higher than 2 1/2 inches. They run pretty true to size, and they don’t feel as narrow as they look. They’re more of a normal standard width shoe.

The color is a rich chocolate brown suede (color name is actually Chocolate). They also come in black and tan. They have a really fun western stitched design.

Buy them HERE…Parker Booties by Matisse


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Current/Elliott Flat Pocket Cargo in Washed Black

Posted on March 7, 2014

When the skinny cargo craze started in Spring of 2010, I was hooked.  I wanted to own every pair in every color.  When I recently saw this particular pair, it brought back such fond memories of that unforgettable trend.  These are Current/Elliott The Flat Pocket Cargo Skinnies.

Anytime I find a pair of Current/Elliott pants that catch my eye, I already know they’re going to fit well.  That’s just how it is for me with Current/Elliott.  Their styles are almost always so flattering and comfortable.  So it was no surprise to me that I loved the fit on these.  They remind me quite a bit of their cargo skinnies that we reviewed a while back (see here).  The difference with these, however, is that the material is much lighter in weight.  And living in Southern California, light weight pants/denim can take me a long way.

The front has side slant pockets, almost like trousers.  Pockets like these on skinny pants are a little tricky. They tend to make the hips appear a bit wider from my experience, especially since these have a higher rise (8 inch rise).  But since I mainly wear longer tops, I don’t mind.  The rear have flap pockets with a snap closure.  The outer thighs have flat patch pockets that have zipper closures, so they’re a lot less bulky than the usual flap cargo pockets.  And given that they’re elongated in shape, they also give the illusion of longer thighs and legs which I can always appreciate.

The color name is Washed Black.  It’s a faded black color, so it’s not quite black, and it’s not quite grey.  The material is made of 70% cotton, 14% polyester, and 2% elastane.  The material feels like a light weight twill cotton.  The inseam is 30 inches.  The leg opening is 8 ½ inches with a 6 ¾ inch outer zipper.  I’d say these run pretty true to size.  They do stretch slightly with some wear as most Current/Elliott jeans do, so take that into consideration when ordering your size.

I wore these with one of my favorite ANINE BING Boots with Studs.

Washing instructions are: Turn inside out, machine wash cold, do not bleach, tumble dry low heat, Iron low heat.

Buy Current/Elliott The Flat Pocket Cargo Skinny Jeans here.


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