My Wardrobe Today – Tuesday

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Blazer – Ann Taylor (similar)
Skirt – Caslon (similar)
Belt Lauren Ralph Lauren
Shoes – Jessica Simpson (similar)

Today I was rushing to get Emerson out of the house and I didn't even realize I forgot my coat. It's so warm in DC, I just wore this with an avocado-green pashmina looped around my throat. Crazy!

These shoes, as Chelsea so perfectly put it this AM on Twitter, are “taxi to tabletop” shoes. In theory, they are comfortable – hidden platform, soft suede. In reality, they are constructed in a strange manner where my feet seem to slide not only forward but in a pigeon-toed manner where my pinky toes want to slip out of the vamp. I always forget, put them back in the closet, and pull them out with shoe amnesia. They have Foot Petals to keep from slipping, I slide them on and they look cute and feel comfortable… until I walk more than 20 feet. I wish I still had my Chucks in the bottom drawer of my desk. Good thing I don't have to do much walking at the office today!  Note to self – don't try wearing these shoes AND walk more than one block!

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  1. December 22, 2011 / 12:31 am

    Love the idea of these shoes with the jacket from the other day. Have so many ideas now on how to wear that jacket. Thanks! 🙂

  2. December 22, 2011 / 12:30 am

    The back-up pair for work has been replaced; ready for the next time I wear these babies! 🙂

  3. December 22, 2011 / 12:29 am

     Oh the cramped toes… so been there! But yes, we sometimes deal with such torture for fashion! Even though these shoes don’t love me, I love them and won’t be getting rid of them any time soon!

  4. December 22, 2011 / 12:28 am

    Velvet in jackets is so great – pair with nice trousers for a cocktail look or with jeans for a funky weekend style.  Do it! 🙂

  5. Teri Stan
    December 21, 2011 / 5:55 pm

    That pink velvet is luscious!  Very pretty indeed!  I’ve been contemplating a velvet jacket… I do think i’ve been inspired! 

  6. ChristinaC
    December 21, 2011 / 3:54 pm

    Great ensemble.  I love everything about it, the colors, wonderful jacket, the shoes, and pencil denim skirt.  You look great!!  I hate when shoes slip and it just gets worse as the day goes on, even worse is when you put in the foot petals or heal inserts and it still doesn’t work.  I have a few pairs like this and I like them so much I continue to wear them, but I do find that I have to do this weird walk/shuffle and by the end of the day my foot is cramping b/c I’m trying to curl my toes to keep them on.  I feel your pain.  But regardless, fabulous!!!

  7. December 21, 2011 / 11:58 am

    Love the jacket – gorgeous colour!

  8. Linda
    December 21, 2011 / 2:59 am

    That my dear Allie is one sassy outfit!!  You look amazing!!  Kick-ass lip/stripe/jacket match!!

  9. Cynthia W
    December 21, 2011 / 2:09 am

    I have a few pairs of shoes like that and I always vow to give them away or toss them after forgetting and wearing them to work. Fortunately, I always have an extra pair of shoes at work, so I don’t have to suffer all day because I inevitable decide to keep the shoes for the taxi-to-table occasions – especially if they’re sexy and they usually are. 

  10. December 21, 2011 / 12:37 am

    I have two pair of JS shoes. One tan that I love love love and a pair of black pumps that are only good for being dropped off at a restaurant front door and picked up there after we eat. So cute but SO not for any distance!

  11. December 21, 2011 / 12:33 am

    I have two pair of JS shoes. One tan that I love love love and a pair of black pumps that are only good for being dropped off at a restaurant front door and picked up there after we eat. So cute but SO not for any distance!

  12. December 20, 2011 / 11:54 pm

    NO SHOPPING!!! Wait until after Christmas when everything is at a steep discount and clearance racks will be overflowing with returned goodies! Be strong! 🙂

  13. Eleanorjane
    December 20, 2011 / 11:52 pm

    Uncomfy or not, those shoes are the most luscious color! And I love the rich ruby of the jacket too. Oooh… urge to shop… rising…

  14. December 20, 2011 / 11:10 pm

    Those shoes are temptingly cute, but I’m glad you told us the really really before I succumbed!

  15. Heidi
    December 20, 2011 / 10:58 pm

    What about wearing yesterday’s jacket with a skirt and a green, gold,or turquoise shirt or sweater underneath.  And then wearing the painful shoes from today???  I hate saying I don’t like something and then not offering something constructive.  I don’t think I liked the  white blouse with the jacket and jeans, I think you need to pull some color from the jacket.

  16. Heidi
    December 20, 2011 / 10:52 pm

    This looks fantastic.  And you look super slim in it.  I wouldn’t change a thing, well I’d let you wear comfortable shoes.  Yesterday’s look, not a favorite.  Not sure why.

  17. December 20, 2011 / 8:05 pm

    You look great! Love the berry and the turquoise. You look slimmer too! 

  18. Nicole
    December 20, 2011 / 6:47 pm

    Super cute outfit!

  19. N. L.
    December 20, 2011 / 5:56 pm

    Beauty is pain, they say,except I don’t know who they are. 🙂 You look great and love the color of those shoes.

  20. em
    December 20, 2011 / 5:49 pm

    I scrolled down and then saw the SHOES! 100% perfect in every way. 🙂

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