Thursday, August 28, 2014

j. crew turner pant

the challenge for anyone with a slouchy pant (but especially for someone a bit shorter like me at 5'3) is to try to find something that doesn't look like it's wearing you. i am also mindful to try not to look like i'm reincarnating either parachute or harem pants or the m.c. hammer look. those barely worked the first time around!

well, it's j. crew's turner pant to the rescue. it's a great crepe material that is actually dressy enough for the office. it is also not too heavy. the pant leg slouches beautifully and i prefer these pants to the other drapey ones i've tried so far. i have the regular length, as the store didn't carry petite sizing. i also took my regular j. crew bottoms size and the elastic band was not uncomfortable, which was a concern. you can either hike up the the pant to waist level for a more sleek look or pull it lower so the legs can show some slouchiness. all in all, this is a 10/10 for me. joining tara's summer style link up!

outfit - blouse: joe fresh short sleeved silk blouse, here. pants: j crew turner pant, here. similar here, here, here. shoes: j. crew etta heel, here. similar here.

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

summer nights

Summer loving had me a blast
Summer loving happened so fast
I met a girl crazy for me
Met a boy cute as can be
To, uh oh, those summer nights

Summer days drifting away

the kids are back to school today, and for them, summer is over. that being said, it is fun for them to return to school while the weather is still nice, and warm. (kind of.. we've had a wet last couple of days). i am a fan of fall and fall fashions, but absolutely not in a hurry for it to arrive. like my best friend I has said when we look at fall emails or posts, don't make us leap to the next season quite yet. we get a few days of fall, which is followed by 1,000 days of winter. so, for the time being, even if it is raining, i'm good with summer.

outfit - t-shirt, zara, old. similar herehere. shorts: gap destructed boyfriend jean shorts, on sale herehere. similar here, here. shoes: converse chuck taylor, here.

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Monday, August 25, 2014

review: aquazzura sexy thing cut-out booties

i have received a few sizing review requests for the aquazzuras i've added to my shoe collection recently. my first pair from was the aquazzura sexy thing cut-out booties (here). when edgardo osorio launched his aquazzura brand, the sexy thing booties was one of the pairs that put him on the proverbial shoe map. it has become an "it" shoe, and i have been swayed into getting these from my friend J who told me about this style, and likened it to one of the most comfortable hot shoes or words to that effect. J is my expert on so many things, so to hear this praise was a ringing endorsement. i also blame olivia palermo and giovanna bataglia for looking too amazing, hence pushing me over the edge. 

you may already know this, but there is an amazing promo going on right now at with 20% off your purchase using PhiPhi20. this code doesn't apply for valentino and expires on August 31, 2014. it does apply to aquazzura though!  n.b. this is not a sponsored post. all opinions are my own.

J is right. i've never ever worn a pair of heels this soft and comfortable. they're 4 inch heels so, don't get me wrong. you will have sore feet if you decide to walk or stand around all day in them. however, while you do it, you will feel like a fierce amazon. i do, and when you're 5'3, feeling like an amazon is a great feeling to have! it is the perfect nude for me and i know i'm going to wear them to within an inch of their lives. i wonder though if i can spray the inside of the soles so that my toes don't imprint too deeply on the suede. sizing-wise, i went up half a size from my US shoe size. i could possibly go up another half size but definitely not down. 

with her sister, the belgravia 75 mm heel, here, which i will review soon as well.

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