This is NOT a NSale post. You guys know how I feel about the Nsale and I pretty much avoid the whole darn thing out of principle. HOWEVER, one of those blogs that goes overboard with those sponsored posts shared a pair of shoes that I thought were really cute, so I decided to order them to try out. And while I was there, I added in another one of those “Perfect Blouses” that I received in my July Trunk Club box.
Both of the items were on sale under that darn Nsale at the time that I ordered them, but now they appear to be back to full price which is a total bummer. I was curious about the online vs in person thoughts myself though, so I figured I’d share my feedback with you in case either item is on your wish list.
Let’s take a look…
Eileen Fisher Zanya Sandal (find it here)
Nordstrom Rating: 4.9/5 Stars
I know that the ‘sporty’ sandal is somewhat polarizing. At first, I kind of hated the whole rubber sole look with a more formal top… but then it grew on me. This version has a bit of a sneaky platform base with stretchy straps and a zipper at the heel. I thought they might look cute with some of my work outfits, while still being super comfortable for walking. I’ve gotten rid of most of my sandals at this point (Rothy’s 4Eva), but I still like to show off my pretty toenail polish after a pedicure, so here we are.
Online reviews gave these shoes a 4.9 out of 5 stars with feedback being that if you are in between sizes to size down. I usually wear an 8.5 in shoes but with sandals may size up to a 9 so I don’t get that horrible toe overhang look that drives me insane. I ordered these in an 8.5 to try out at home.
Okay, so call me an old lady because gosh are these dohickeys comfy! I slipped them on after a full day at work and they fit like a glove. The stretchy straps are super comfortable on my feet without pinching or binding anywhere. The leather heel portion and zipper curve perfectly with my heel and the soles are like walking in sneakers. The problem is… I’m not sure if they are too casual to go with some of my work looks. I’m going to have to try them on with a few options to see. However, I wore them on Casual Friday with a pair of skinny jeans they are adorable (in an athleasure old lady kinda way, which is apparently my jam?).
Curves 360 by NYDJ Perfect Blouse (find it here)
Nordstrom Rating: 4.25/5 Stars
I received the solid black version of this blouse in my July Trunk and I love the way it fits for a fun Casual Friday look. I’d been keeping my eye on other colors, so when this one popped up on sale I snatched it up to try at home. I was thinking I’d wear this with jeans on Friday’s and also tuck it into a pleated skirt for a fancier weekday look.
Here’s the thing though, is the pattern too crazy? Also, it seems to fit a bit more generously, so there is a lot of fabric going on. I originally thought it was fun and cute, but then I looked at my close up…
Am I approaching on Mrs. Roper territory? I haven’t worn it out of the house yet and the tags are still on it… so now is your chance to be super-dooper honest. Should this one go back to the store?
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