Tag Archives: Jimmy Choo

Light Pink and Dark Blue

Here’s a color combo I don’t wear a lot: Ballet pink and navy blue.

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Cardi: Old Navy
Top: H&M
Pants: Eileen Fisher via Goodwill
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Sunglasses: Florida Street Fair

I like the softness of the pink paired with the blue. I ruched these pants myself so they’d change from tapered ankle, out-of-date trousers to “the latest thing.” I’ve seen harem styled pants and wide, flowy cropped pants in magazines and thought I’d copy that style. I’ve worn these a few times. I even tried this last year with socks and sandals. Might as well break some rules now and then.

The pants look best with heels, but flats are more practical sometimes. The subtle gold sparkle on my cardigan ties in the gold toes on my shoes.

Do you alter clothes to make them your own?


Filed under DIY, Fashion, Thrifty

Back to Fashion’s Night Out at the Bravern

Last year, the Mister and I went to Fashion’s Night Out at the Bravern. We had so much fun, we did it again this year. First Mr. Jean of all Trades checked in. He looked fine. I was impressed that he left the suit behind and went with a Perry Ellis sweater and H&M slim-fit pants. It was more risky, but it paid off.


Then we listened to a band. Don’t you just love her shoes?


Last year, I drooled over Jimmy Choos; this year, I had my own pair. Of course I wore them to the event. We decided to head over to Jimmy Choo. On the way, I was distracted by the wonderful pattern- and texture-mixing in the window of Tory Burch.

Tory Burch

We went in so I could drool over the gold cuffs and double-wrap bracelets.

bling at Tory Burch

I sipped on champagne…

champagne at Tory Burch

And thought of all the ways I could wear these black riding boots: maxi skirts, tights and minis, over skinnies. Endless options and a classic boot.

classic riding boot

The fall collection is fantastic and the store drew a crowd.

Tory Burch collage

We dropped by Karen Millen too. I love the asymmetrical coats and shapely dresses. Everything has such structure, but was still feminine. A great combination of tough and soft.

Karen Millen

Finally, we made it to Jimmy Choo. I chatted with the wonderful associates who work there.

chatting at Choo

The champagne was flowing here too. Then, the wonderful, always glamorous Sarah Hulbert and her husband arrived. She picked up an extra swag bag for me while she was at The Bellevue Collection’s VIP lounge. So sweet! You can see the bag–red with white text and pictures of models–in this picture.

champagne at Choo

We did the red carpet thing–a must at an event like this.

red carpet

Here you can see my whole outfit. I wore an H&M dress, carried an oversized Asos clutch, and wore my Jimmy Choo shoes. My necklace is from Buffalo Exchange.

There was so much to see–we didn’t even get upstairs to David Laurence. I did pop into Anthropologie with Sarah. After we said our good-byes, I poked into Neiman Marcus and ogled the Stella McCartney bags. Amazing!

What a night! did you go out for Fashion’s Night Out?


Filed under Events, Fashion

Robin’s Egg Blue and Dove Gray

I have a bird theme going on today. My pants are robin’s egg blue and my shoes are dove gray. Well, the first ones. The second are blush pink. I can’t think of a bird-related name for that color.

blue and gray

Top: Wildlife Works
Tank: Target
Pants: Goodwill
Bracelets: Boutique on Bainbridge Island
Shoes: Badgley Mischka

I started with sky-high Badgley Mischka pumps. These are my cab-to-café shoes–but I was on my way to work.

shy-high shoes

Before I even finished this shoot, my feet were getting sad. I knew I wouldn’t last 8 hours in them so I switched to ballet flats.

jimmy choo ballet flats

Both these shoes are on the pricier side of things. The Badgley Mischkas were on sale online. The Jimmy Choos weren’t, but at least I’m getting lots of use out of them–and they are more comfortable for the long haul. The heels make the outfit more elegant, but I value comfort too.

ballet flats

I call these pants my “old lady pants” because they are high-waisted, pleated, tapered leg pants that one might associate with “the older set.” But rolled up and paired with a slouchy top, they suddenly become on-trend. I didn’t want to fork over a lot for the pastel trend or the harem trend, so I turned a pair of $5 pants into the latest thing. When I don’t wear them out of the house anymore, they’re going to be great for lounging around in.

old lady pants


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