Karen Zambos

Prada Pumps

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Prada Platform Patent Pumps in Cammeo - Worn before here with Society for Rational Dress and Chanel classic sunglasses

Karen Zambos Vintage Couture Reversible Camisole in Green - Worn before here with Missoni trousers and Alaia platforms

Alice + Olivia Leather Tulip Skirt in Tan - Snagged off Tobi.com for $371.25 (Retail: $495)

Blue Nile Byzantine Necklace in 18k Yellow Gold - Worn before here with Miu Miu booties, Rag & Bone suede leggings, and Kimberly Ovitz sweater

Cosabella Lexy Cropped Camisole in Mint - Worn before here with Quail skirt, Thayer tank, and Yves Saint Laurent suede pumps

This skirt by Alice + Olivia is a new addition to my wardrobe for spring.  I think leather skirts are timeless and I have plenty of black ones I love so when I saw this one in a beautiful nude shade I thought it would get plenty of use.  I used a code at Tobi to order it over a month ago.  It has a great tulip shape to it and it is slightly longer than a lot of skirts I own, but I really like that about it.  It is very feminine and the tan color blends with my skin color.  I think Alice + Olivia makes some of the best leather skirts.  My black pleated leather skirt by Alice + Olivia is already one of my favorite pieces in my closet.  I cannot say I love their leather leggings, but the leather skirts are very well made compared to the leggings. 

I am in spring gardening mode and getting ready to plant lot of veggies so I have had the color green on my mind quite a bit.  When I saw the skirt I knew a deep tree-like green would be beautiful with it.  You have seen me wearing this silk cami before and it is one of those pieces that is extremely versatile.  I slipped it on over this lace cropped cami in a mintish green.  I also wore my gold byzantine necklace and some nude platform pumps by Prada.  These pumps are an investment piece because they are the exact shape and color I was looking for in a nude patent pump.  A lot of the pumps out there are described as a nude color, but in actuality they are pink and that was not what I was looking for in my perfect leg elongating pump.  I bought these at the end of last summer from Saks and they were pretty difficult to find.  I treasure them because I am picky about pumps and this pair is definitely a keeper.  I am beginning to think Prada and Miu Miu own the market on comfort in designer shoes as well as these do not pinch my toe box at all and my feet are not extremely narrow.

I wanted to answer a question I get asked quite often.  Do I wear high heels all the time?  No, I do not wear them all the time.  I wear them quite often, but if my feet ever start to hurt I also carry ballet flats in my bag, purse, or car so I can change.  I also carry some Converse and some Nike running shoes, as well as flip flops.  Sometimes I even carry Uggs in the winter because they are warm, comfortable, and I live in a snowy state.  I love high heels and designer shoes, but I also do not want any type of foot deformities.  I think you can wear high heels for as many hours as you feel comfortable, but if you are ever in pain you should have some other footwear choices in your car.  If you search my blog you can find me wearing ballet flats, Uggs, and Converse in various posts.  If you want to see me in flip flops check out my Poodles & Pigs page in the navigation bar at the top. 

xoxo

Jacqueline



Elizabeth and James Long Field Trench Coat

 

 

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Elizabeth and James Long Field Trench Coat in Luggage - Worn before here with Brian Atwood ankle boots, Helmut Lang sweater, and Graham & Spencer leather skirt

Karen Zambos Vintage Couture Morgan Dress in Black - Snagged off BunnyHug.com for $100 (Retail: $450)

Balmain Fringed Leather Boots in Black - Worn before here with Alexander Wang leather shorts and Kimberly Ovitz sweater and here with Rock & Republic blazer

Here is another take on dressing down sequins using a dress.  This beautiful ruffled black sequin dress by Karen Zambos Vintage Couture had been hanging in my closet for quite a long time.  I recently rotated it to my movable rack of clothing because I wanted to wear it soon.  I always felt it was so sparkly and dressy, but since I dressed down the Alice + Olivia sequin leggings in an earlier post I thought I could now tackle a sequin dress.  I like ruffles, but ruffles don't always like me because I have a butt.  Luckily, the ruffles on this dress were just along the bottom hem and not in the butt area so no problems there. 

To dress it down I couldn't help but pair it with a green/brown canvas material.  This trench by Elizabeth and James seemed like the perfect match, right down to the asymmetrical front.  Rachel Bilson was spotted wearing this field trench as well.  For shoes I chose one of my favorite pairs by Giuseppe Zanotti for Balmain, the fringed leather boots.  These are my favorite shoes because they are casual and dressy at the same time.  They also have fringe and are moccasin-like which embodies my bohemian spirit.  I really thought the suede, fringe, and green canvas came together to subdue the shiny sequin dress. 

Be sure to watch my video where I talk about online sample sale sites and my experiences with them, the good and the bad.

xoxo

Jacqueline