A review of Cinderella of Boston shoes, and the LOFT ruffle cardigan…in one!
The LOFT ruffle cardigan comes through! Nicely fitted, in pretty colors (I also got the turquoise, and am considering keeping both…eek!), and a light fabric that will transition well between summer and fall (see how Chloe layered her’s here), and it’s safe to say I’m pretty excited about this cardigan. Lots of ruffles always have the potential to look ridiculous on my small frame, but these are small enough not to overwhelm, but fun and fluffy enough to add interest to what would otherwise be a simple cardigan. All you’ve gotta do is pair this cardigan with a pair of nice jeans, and you’ve got a really simple way to look put together without much effort.
Cinderella of Boston is a truly remarkable company in that they specifically cater to our petite community. They make shoes in only small sizes, those being women’s size 2 to 5.5 (medium and wide widths). I’ve been curious to try Cinderella of Boston shoes for quite some time now, and finally had the opportunity to stop by their retail store in Westminster, CA. I got to run around in lots of pairs of shoes, marvel over how tiny the size 2′s and 3′s were, and chat with the merchandise buyer! More to come on this later.
I found these to run true to size. I generally wear size 5, and am on the narrow side (or, as I learned during my trip to CoB…a skimpy size 5…lol), and the medium width size 5 shoes in a variety of styles fit me really well. At a similar price point to Steve Madden or Nine West, the shoes are an affordable alternative to other companies making similar small sizes (see my posts on Shoes of Prey and Pretty Small Shoes), and feel sturdy and well made.
The people at Cinderella of Boston were nice enough to let me keep one of the pairs of shoes I tried on, so, in the name of research, I promptly put them on and proceeded to roam the expansive South Coast Plaza in them for a few hours. The results? For a brand spankin’ new pair of shoes…very comfy! They have a cushioned foot bed, nothing rubbed, nor did I think about adding heel liners. Not bad Cinderella of Boston…not bad.
Quite a few styles appear a bit dated (little old ladies need shoes too, right?), but there are also plenty of younger styles, and simple basics that are great for work. In fact, there was a little espadrille style that I thought would be cute for summer, and is on sale for only $20! I’m thinking about it…hmm…
See this post for more on my trip to Cinderella of Boston.
More from Cinderella of Boston:
Cinderella of Boston Store Visit