U.S. Polo Assn. Boys 8-20 Washed Cargo Short, Dark Grey
After reading everyone else’s reviews, I bought a size larger than my son normally wears. It fits him perfectly, hitting him right at the knees. The cargo shorts are attractive, exactly like they look online, and my son says they’re comfortable. The belt is a plus, since belts are require by his school next year. We’re happy with it all around.
If you’re looking at these aviator sunglasses, you know if you like the design. I don’t think my son has ever seen mirrored sunglasses before. He thought they were way cool, enough to agree to wear them for tennis. He must really like them, because I can never get him to agree to wear sunglasses.
When it comes to sunglasses, I’m more utilitarian. Does it fit? Does it protect my eyes? Can I see?
The temples (arms) have a little spring action in them. I really like that in sunglasses. It allows a more flexible fit for many different head sizes and doesn’t cause me any headaches.
These sunglasses are marked UV 400, which means it protects against both UVA and UVB rays. That’s important to me. I don’t wear any sunglasses unless they provide full protection.
The lenses are dark, darker than my old standby sunglasses, and the mirrored lens help reflect the bright rays.
I can see well enough to drive, but my vision is affected enough to notice. It’s subtle. I can see, but I have to check to see if I can see well. In bright sunlight, it’s not a problem. Other times, when it’s bright enough that I want sunglasses but not the most intense light (I’m sensitive to light), the decreased clarity bothers me.
These sunglasses win in every department and would receive a four or five star rating for everything except clarity. For the price, it can’t be beat; but clarity is so important to me that even inexpensive sunglasses must possess it. For that, I must give three stars.
This product was provided for review by Newport Blvd.
Sterling Silver BOX 1MM Nickel Free Chain 14″ 16″ 18″ 20″ 22″ 24″ 30″ Necklace (18 Inches)
This Sterling Silver Chain is just lovely. When I took it out of the box, it looked so delicate, it shimmers.
If you’re wondering about the sterling silver claim, I looked, and near the clasp is the engraving .925, which is only allowed on sterling silver pieces in the U.S. Silver plated pieces cannot bear that mark, at least not legally. Another good sign: I placed the necklace next to a strong magnet and they did not attract. No iron or steel inside. I don’t have acid to test with, but this looks like silver and I have no reason to doubt that it is.
It’s a pretty necklace. I don’t normally wear jewelry, but I’ve worn this necklace all day every day (sturdier than it looks, it won’t break). 20 inches is just the right length. It makes me feel just a little bit dressier and I love it.
This product was provided for review by Newport Blvd.
Green Tea Faux Fur Lined Jacket Black
This Green Tea Jacket is one of my favorite jackets. It’s warm, soft, and oh-so-comfortable. It has two zip up pockets for the hands and a “faux fur” lining that doesn’t look or feel anything like real fur. It’s more like what we find on a stuffed animal. The outside is a magnet for hair, cat fur, and lint, so have your lint brush handy.
Sizing is true. I bought a size larger than would fit me, because I like my jackets loose. The smaller size did fit, though.
Great jacket. I’m lounging in it as I type this review.
Black 21″ x 36″ Standard Top Load Canvas Duffle Bag
This Canvas Duffle Bag is well constructed out of tough, heavy duty material. It closes on top, not with a zipper but with a metal loop. The loop is on one side and grommets on the three other sides. Put the metal loop through the grommets by folding down the sides and secure by using the hook on the strap. I’ve never used such a closure, but it’s effective.
This is a well made bag. I imagine it can take a beating. Great for camping. I bought it for a tent, but the tent is huge and just a tad too big for this bag. I was able to squeeze it in, though. It works.
Child Gymnastic Boat Neck Leotard,G536CGRNS,Black Velvet/Green Swirl
This Child Gymnastic Boat Neck Leotard looks better in person than it does online. The fabric shimmers, and the combination of black and green give off an air of sophistication. Together with the matching scrunchie, it makes my little girl stand out from the crowd.
Sizing is true to size. My daughter wears a size 10. Medium is size 8 to 10, which fits her perfectly. I should have bought her a large (size 12-14) to give her a little room to grow. It doesn’t look like she will be wearing a medium for very long.
The leotard must be handwashed and line dried. I put it through the handwash cycle on my washer and it came out fine.
This review was originally posted April 29, 2011.
Skechers Little Kid S Lights-Shuffles-Vibrance Lighted Sneaker
These Skechers are so cute. The colors are bold and the flashing lights are the brightest I’ve ever seen in shoes. Sparkly laces are included, but they are optional. The shoes can be worn as slip-ons. Definitely attractive, especially for little girls.
Unfortunately, my daughter, who wears a size 1, cannot fit into the size 1 1/2 shoes. The tongue of the slip-on doesn’t stretch enough to let her foot in. We did struggle to get one on, but she complained that the heel of the shoe was tight and it hurt her.
Too bad the shoes don’t fit. She would have loved them.
Port Authority Side Pocket Wheeled Handy Backpack. BG76S - BG76S Grey/Black
I might have gotten a defective one. The Port Authority Backpack is very attractive, doesn’t tip over when my son put his things in it, rolls decently. The problem is the handle wouldn’t retract fully. The very first day my son was to bring it to school, he had a problem. I returned it.
Memory Maker photo bracelet — create a keepsake using your own photos
My mother-in-law gave me a Memory Maker photo bracelet. I love it. It’s a great way to display my children’s photos. They have to be very small, of course. Face shots work best, and we have to shrink them down. There’s a template included that help us decide how much the photos need to be shrunk, then it’s off the computer to print them out.
The bracelet is held together with elastic cord, which I always think will break, but I’ve had it for years and it’s still in one piece. Even if that came apart, it could easily be fixed. The bracelet has some weight, so it feels substantial, not like cheap plastic. There’s a gold and a silver colored version. If my mother-in-law didn’t buy me one, I’d have bought one for myself.
Calvin Klein Girls 7-16 Sleep 2 Pack Set, Purple
I bought this Calvin Klein Sleep Set for my daughter. It looks very nice on her — so grown up. I deliberately chose one size larger, so it’s a little loose and a little long in the arms and legs, but it looks just fine. The top is smooth polyester. The bottom feels more like flannel, but the tag doesn’t tell what material it is. “2 Pack” means “2 Piece.” I mistakenly thought it meant we get two sets. Oh well. It’s cute enough that I’m not too disappointed.