Review: Ella Moss Kinga Top and Adrienne Vittadini Adam Booties

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Ella Moss Kinga Drape Top / Paige Premium Denim Verdugo Jeggings / Adrienne Vittadini Adam Suede Booties 

I’m starting to really get into the loose-fitting-top-with-slim-cut-bottom-look lately. I think I generally try to avoid anything too loose-fitting because I’m afraid I will be overwhelmed by all the excess material. But I think I’m starting to learn as long as there is a proper balance and it’s not *too* big, this look can be achieved without looking like I started shopping in the Men’s department (or that I should go back to the Junior’s department).

I purchased both the top and the boots from Piperlime during G&G. I was so excited about the top! I mean, check out this embellishment:

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Embellished shoulders have been one of my favorite trends these past few seasons. And I think I really do love this top, but I’m going through a “I’m-just-so-cheap” phase and I can’t bring myself to keep it. The color is lovely, the material so soft and silky, and shoulder detail is just stunning. The top is a little bit on the large side, but I think it is meant to be like that, or least, I can get away with it. It’s regular price is $118. I purchased it with an extra 30% off from the GAP G&G plus another 10% off from an old code that GAP customer service sent me for trying to sell me something that was out of stock, PLUS another $20 off gift certificate from buying too much stuff from BR/GAP/Piperlime in the past year. Oh yea, and cashback. So this top is approximately $50 after it’s all said and done. I love it. But not enough to keep it because my conscience is telling me I should buy something more classic and versatile and preferably more work appropriate. The darned conscience is right. =(

If you remember, I was obsessing about little booties that dip in the front a few posts back. I thought that maybe I would give these Adrienne Vittadini Adam Booties a try and see how they worked out:

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Their regular price is $89.99 plus 30% off.  Beautiful soft suede (you know I love suede!), a 4″ heel, and a non-seamed, almond toe. The front dips just enough so that a little skin peeks out from under my jeans. So pretty. The soles are completely rubber, no slippin’ and slidin’ with these babies. The padding of the insole is rather strange though. It has a weird pattern in the inside of the shoe and I can feel it under my feet when I walk. Not sure whose idea that was. The heel is also a little wide so I do have some heel lift which does annoy me somewhat, and since I got my regular shoe size there is no room for a heel grip in the back of the heel without adding some discomfort. I think also the heel lift has something to do with the fact that I have narrow feet and small ankles, so there is a lot of space between the top of my foot and the top of the shoe. So instead of putting the extra thick heel grip in the back of the shoe, I put it at the front of the shoe and voila! Perfect fit!

Shoe Verdict?? Even though I really shouldn’t, keepers!

8 Comments

  1. curls-and-pearls November 27, 2010

    Cher are you in your storage cage? LOL! I love that top on you but I have so much shopping guilt too so I totally understand where you’re coming from. I assume you already got a bunch of stuff from Jacob already so I can’t wait to see what you get!

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  2. Michelle November 27, 2010

    You look so fierce in your storage pics! I am so sad that you are going to return the shirt!! It looks amazing on you! But I know what you mean about feeling guilty.

    Glad the problem with the booties has been solved! Since they are so versatile, I say keep! As long as you are completely comfortable with the fit!

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  3. AubreyOhDang! November 27, 2010

    im loving the new picture location & the booties

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  4. PetiteXXS November 28, 2010

    I’ve been online shopping way too much lately too, and know what you mean about shopping guilt. The booties are cute, and like you I’d probably keep a pair of shoes over a top… somehow I feel like I’d get more use out of shoes (although the more I buy, the less that’s going to be true!)

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  5. kileen November 28, 2010

    I love the embellished shoulder of this top, but I understand how it can be a bit much for something that’s not versatile enough to wear to work.

    and those boots look lovely!! i love suede too. and shoes usually get more use from me, so a good buy!

    cuteandlittle.com

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  6. Erin November 28, 2010

    I love everything about this outfit!! You look great! Don’t feel guilty, it’s worth it 🙂

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  7. PetiteAsianGirl January 31, 2011

    Ah thanks for letting me know about the dress! I just linked to it and it looks MUCH better on you. You fill it out nicely.

    And these boots…wow we are definitely on the same train of thought. I got them for about $40 so they are keepers. They look nice on you but I am definitely not against you returning these for those TDF D&G heels!

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  8. Michelle April 1, 2011

    You look so fierce in your storage pics! I am so sad that you are going to return the shirt!! It looks amazing on you! But I know what you mean about feeling guilty.

    Glad the problem with the booties has been solved! Since they are so versatile, I say keep! As long as you are completely comfortable with the fit!

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