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
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.