J Crew Collection Darby Eyelet Loafers

During the “TAKENOTE” promo I ordered the Collection Darby Eyelet Loafers in Natural Black. I already have the Calf-Hair Leopard Loafers and they are very comfortable. These are just a bit different because the upper is not lined in leather like the other Darby’s.

As soon as I saw them IRL they reminded me immediately of the Valentino Lace Espadrille. The upper is airy like those.

I took my normal size 7 in these and they fit perfect. I like that the upper is trimmed in leather.

The heel has a nice leather piece that should keep the the upper from tearing. The Valentino’s look like they would rip or snag easily. 

The material makes the shoe see-through but you can’t really see much.

The Natural Black color is a better match for what is in my closet. I am worried that the bend at that occurs at the front of the foot when you walk will eventually cause the material to rip or tear. I hope that doesn’t happen, especially after the first wear.

I am happy I was able to get these on promo. Both these and the Lucie (review) were on my wishlist as soon as they hit the website a few weeks ago. 
Have you been able to try the Darby in Eyelet


  1. January 21, 2014 / 3:48 pm

    I honestly had not even considered these, but they are super-cute. I think I will need to go check these out!

    • January 24, 2014 / 1:20 am

      Lisa – I can definitely see you rockin' the Rose Mauve.

  2. January 21, 2014 / 7:55 pm

    So cute!! I didn't realize they came in this color. I'm holding off for now, but I'm keeping them on my radar. Thanks for the review!

    • January 24, 2014 / 1:21 am

      Cate – You're welcome. I was surprised they were in the 40% promo. Hope you can get them on sale + a promo!

  3. January 21, 2014 / 11:44 pm

    Those remind me of the dreamweaver pumps and flats. The color palette is nice 🙂

    • January 24, 2014 / 1:22 am

      Ahhh, the Dreamweaver Pumps. They left an impression on my skin so I had to return the ones I had.