Topshop skirt (old, similar in black), Ann Taylor top (old), Parentesi bag (old)
Today's outfit combines a few of my favorite older pieces updated with a fresh pair of pumps. I've teamed up with Jimmy Choo at Nordstrom to show some of their classic footwear, which are available down to sz 34 or 35 depending on style. Funnily enough I have a close friend who shares the same name as this designer, which has caused plenty of misguided excitement by other friends thinking I'm out vacationing or lunching with the footwear mogul ; )
I've had a number of friends get married in their JC heels, and last through the night as dancing testaments to their shoes' comfort. This sparkly pair here would be great for bridal showers and activities down the road, but I also wanted to show them toned down for everyday wear. I picked these for the versatile material, which is labeled "gold" but ambiguous enough to look great with both gold and silver tones. The material glistens like small crystals up close and are finished off with a sleek, mirrored heel.
Fit & sizing: This was my first time shopping this brand, so Nordies free shipping & returns was a big help for trying on different styles for size. I tried several of their signature styles, including the 4" Abel pumps and also the daringly high but glamorous 4.5" Anouk stilettos.
True to the description for each, the Abel and other pumps fit true to size (I took my usual 35 which were comfy despite pointier toes) and the higher Anouk required half a size up. Thinking ahead to events where I'd be on my feet for hours, I ended up keeping this 3.5" tall Addison style. I can't find this exact style online, but the Mariella is the same shoe with a marginally lower 3" heel.
On a separate note, I've gotten several requests to show more pairings with this blazer - I'm more than happy to oblige as it's been on weekly rotation! The color name "bouquet" reminded me to dig up this ancient petal top from the Ann Taylor outlet, which longtime readers may also have hanging somewhere in your closets. To keep the look from being too syrupy sweet, I added a saturated blue color to cut into the pastels and some geometric print.
This post was sponsored by Jimmy Choo at Nordstrom. Here's a few more of my picks for special events, including wedges and low 2" heels for those who want glamour but also more stability: