Friday, July 22, 2011

[Fall Preview] Elizabeth and James E-Moxy 



I'm sure you're all familiar with Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen's modern lifestyle brand Elizabeth and James which spans from women's to now, a men's line. I'm not familiar with any of  clothing, as I don't own any but the above pair is my second piece from their footwear collection. I basically scoured the internet for the E-Moxy booties since January, coming close in February with a black leather pair from Bergdorf Goodman. Unfortunately, that pair was a 1/2 too big, so I had to return them. A few weeks ago, I stumbled upon the above pair on theOutnet, Net-A-Porter's discount site notorious for posting loads of past season merchandise. Not only were the  booties on sale but my size was available! Overall, I'm pleased with my purchase, I do have two criticisms about Elizabeth and James footwear.

Sizing. I am a solid US 9 or European 40. I already have a pair of shoes from Elizabeth and James (seen here) and although they fit perfectly at a size 9, they're slingbacks. The E-Moxy's fit but they aren't terribly comfortable. I'm hoping that after I've properly broken them in, they'll be easier to wear; I just their size 9s were more uniform.

Quality. The shoes look and feel great but I can't help this nagging quality concern that I have. I'm pleased that these shoes are manufactured in Brazil and not China, so perhaps they will stand the test of time and the many hard wears that I will give them! After just running around in the booties in my yard and on the sidewalk, I can tell that they will need to be resoled after a few hard wears which is a bit annoying. In the end, how the shoes hold up is merely a question of time. 

Nevertheless, I can't wait to wear these babies come the fall and winter. I think they'll look especially adorable with my Nanette Lepore Poison Ring Coat (seen here). There's nothing like buying for fall and winter during the summer! 


20 comments:

AMY LEE said...

thanks so much for stopping by and for the kind comment! love these boots. do you think you'll ever buy something from their clothing line, not just their footwear line? :) love mka

amy xo
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Trend Steps said...

you are just too sweet!
your blog is amazing, and you are gorgeous :D

lifeisamaze said...

I like these shoes :)

almaa. said...

nice shoes!

calla said...

alright... soooo HOW THE FUCK DO YOU WALK AROUND THE CITY IN THESE?! every time i'm there it's flat shoes, flat boots or flip flops (which usually equal grimy ass feet once i get home). when i was an intern in the les i wore platforms ONE DAY and learned my lesson... haha!

ISABELLE said...

Beautiful heels! I really like this kind of shoes and this color is great!

xoxo

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Francesca Felix said...

LOVE these shoes. they do look like they are gonna be amazing on and that color is freaking so unique I love it

The jeans are lovestory Jbrand actualLY! I think it does depend on your body type. for me this look is more flattering. Makes me look like I actually have curves!! haha but I guess it all depends on taste in the end :)
xo
francesca

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Annette Krubner said...

love your shoes♥

sara l said...

wow, those are gorgeous!
love your blog, def following!
and thanks for the sweet comment you left on my blog.
xx

Ice Pandora said...

Gorgeous shoesss<3

xx

Coily Mystic said...

fabulous shoes!!

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Bad Joan said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE these shoes!

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tessa said...

oh these shoes are gorgeous! sorry the quality isn't as up to par as you expected.. but the sacrifices we make for pretty shoes right? ;D

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Snow Black said...

Loving the boots . OMG have you seen the price tags for their brand The ROW ? *Gasps* ! But then again, when one lives on noodles and has no kids to support. mwahaha ;)

Snow Black said...

Loving the boots . OMG have you seen the price tags for their brand The ROW ? *Gasps* ! But then again, when one lives on noodles and has no kids to support. mwahaha ;)

Jazzy E (hivenn) said...

Love the colour! x hivenn

Bruna said...

great shoes!

lucille said...

Jealous!

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Sydney said...

damn these heels are fine!!

*thanks for the comment i appreciate it x

- sydsense

Anonymous said...

Hi! Love your style. Just wanted to know if your Frye boots are 12 or 8? Thanks!