Product Reviews

Spring Court G2 Vintage Off-White Heavy Twill – (review by S. Courter, 4/17/2019)

c/o Spring Court – G2 Vintage Off-White Heavy Twill

When it comes to footwear, I’m drawn to cute, comfortable styles for everyday wear. I recently received a pair of G2 Vintage Off-White Heavy Twill c/o Spring Court and these certainly checked off all of my “must have” boxes. (ICYMI, these are the same tennis shoes Meghan wore while out shopping with Harry at Ilāpothecary in London, 29 March.) The tennis shoes pair perfectly with almost anything in my closet, from jeans to crop chinos, shorts or a cute summer dress.

The removable cushion insert provides amazing cloud-like comfort that I look for in a shoe. Cotton twill uppers make these a no-brainer for the warmer months, Spring through Fall, and no need to break them in.

The shoe sizes run in Euro sizes, 36-41. If you wear a 1/2 size I suggest sizing up to the next whole size. I wear a US 6.5 and received these in a 37 which fit me fine. I can wear liner socks with these and be perfectly comfortable. The footbed measures 9.5 inches (my foot length is between 9.25-9.5″ if that helps). The Spring Court site offers a great size chart with measurements to better determine sizing. See my **TIP below for measuring your own foot for a better idea on size and fit.

The Spring Court G2 Vintage Heavy Twill in Off-White, €89.00 (100.00) – available in all sizes. Shipping available to the US and all countries.

The style is also available in all sizes in a vintage wash version (slightly whiter) from Stuarts London, $82.00 with shipping to the US.

If not fond of white, the tennis shoes are offered in a variety of other colorways including a beautiful sunny yellow, light blue, washed grey, navy, stripes as well as leather.

All in the family: The Spring Court tennis shoe were invented in 1936 and the first shoe created for play on clay by tennis lover Georges Grimmeisen. The shoes were quickly found on the feet of amateur and professional tennis players up until the late 1970s. Off the courts the shoes were worn by artists, rock stars and the general population as a whole.

“The Spring Court style reaffirms itself by revisiting urban cultures. Fashion changes, collections reflect the seasons, but the original style is eternal.” Spring Court, Our Story

Today the company is still family run by Theodore Grimmeisen, current president and son of Georges Grimmeisen.

Read more about the Story of Spring Court here.

A very big thank you to Spring Court for sending me a complimentary pair of their tennis shoes featured in this post. All opinions are my own.

**TIP: You can either measure your own foot or measure the footbed of a pair of shoes you own that fit you well. To measure your foot length, you will need; a blank sheet of paper (8.5×11), a pencil, tape and ruler or tape measure.
Place the piece of blank paper on the floor with the 8.5″ side against the wall. Use a small piece of tape to hold it in place on the floor. Next place your bare foot on the paper with your heel lightly up against the wall. This will help to line your heel up with the edge of the paper that is against the wall. Then, using a pencil, either trace around your foot or you can just mark where the tip of your large toe is on the paper. Step off the paper, remove it from the floor and using a ruler, measure from the edge of the paper, where your heel was, to the mark you made for the tip of your toe. This will give you the length of your foot.
Keep this measurement handy for future use as some shoe brand/designer size charts can vary.

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Suzy Levian Floral Eternity Band: (Review by Susan Courter, 9 June 2018)

If you’re looking to #MatchMegsStyle Birks Iconic Stackable Ring first worn in Edinburgh, this is the perfect piece to add to your jewelry box. Officially called the Sterling Silver Cubic Zirconia Floral Eternity Band by Suzy Levian (there’s a mouthful!), this ring is even prettier in person than what is shown online. I ordered the ring in the rose color to match Meghan’s rose gold ring. I received my ring within days of placing the order and was pleasantly surprised when I opened the package. The piece is of good quality and solid weight; it doesn’t feel or look “cheap” in any way. The CZ stones really sparkle and shimmer in the sunlight light, more than I expected. A note about sizing: to be safe I ordered both a size 7-1/2 and an 8 and ended up needing the bigger size. If you are an ‘in-between size’ or waffling between two sizes, I would strongly recommend ordering the larger size. The ring is offered at Overstock.com for $71.49 USD; and also at Walmart for $52.50 USD

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Birdie’s Slippers: (Review by Susan Courter, 8 May 2018)

I own a couple of pairs of Birdie’s Slippers and just love them. The brand has been a favorite of Meghan’s for several years. She owns the Blackbird style*, a pair I also have. The brand is known for the comfort of its classic quilted footbed, a ‘7-layer Responsive Cushion Technology’ that customers rave about. The slippers also have “elevating arch support, pressure-reducing heel cookie and no-slip rubber sole.” The Blackbird style is topped with an elegant calf-hair upper in black; it is a very sleek, elegant look. The slippers fit true to size and they are super-comfortable, I *love* wearing them. They retail at $140, which is what I paid; I can’t recommend them enough.

NOTE*: The Birdies ‘Blackbird’ style was replaced in Fall 2018 with a newer version, The Starling, in velvet, $120.

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c/o – BaubleBar ‘The Peacemaker Ring’

BaubleBar ‘Peacemaker’ Ring (Review by Susan Courter, April 2018)

I have always loved trying various styles and trends. However, I find the most fun to be with accessories.  It’s no news that accessories play the starring role in transforming any outfit. Taking a simple outfit and turning it up a notch by swapping out a small pair of earrings to a fun sequin tassel pair. A statement necklace with glass crystal pieces works perfect with a cocktail dress and yet takes a simple tee shirt or sweater from casual to fun and FABULOUS! So versatile, so easy!

I was surprised and delighted when BaubleBar reached out to me about the Peacemaker ring that Meghan wore back in 2015 and offered to send me a complimentary ring for a review. This was a ring I had been eyeing recently and on my list of pieces to try.

I received the ring earlier this week and was really excited upon opening the box. BaubleBar does an excellent presentation job when shipping anything – tissue paper, cute writing on the inside lid, things that make you smile.

The ring is just so pretty in person! The photos online do not do this ring any justice! Even the photos of Meghan wearing it (sorry Megs, I love you dear, and all your-foggy-smartphone-Insta-trendy-super-cute-photos but some things need to be really SEEN!)

You can wear the ring on either your first and middle finger or middle and ring fingers together as it’s a two finger wrap-ring. The longer leaf part extends about two inches onto the back of the hand. It is more of a ring you would wear for a party, wedding or a night out. It is different and stunning on. Even as I type this and look at the ring, I love the way it looks. I am looking forward to wearing this to the next party I go to or a night out and having it be a conversation piece – as I’m sure it will spark some compliments.