Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Jimmy Choo > > > __________ (OOTDs)


How are you all doing, the day after Black Friday, I mean Missoni For Target Day?

Today's post is an exercise in apologetics. Well, sort of. Except instead of defending a religion, I'm defending my recent shoe purchase.

Though I suppose an argument could be made for shoes being a religion. *shrug*

Anyway, I love these Jimmy Choo Phoenix Espadrilles:

  • they go with just about everything!
  • they're extremely comfortable, and I've got moderate to severe hallux valgus
  • the quality is fantastic
  • they're pretty

I've actively tried to work these shoes (which I still like to refer to as shooz) into every outfit lately, because...well, what better way to justify a purchase of espadrilles in late August (and attempt to assuage my inevitable guilt associated with the price tag) than chip away at that cost-per-wear factor?

(if for no other reason than to make myself feel better)

So, here we go!

Let's see, they go with florals and blushes... (I'm a fan of my new faux-leather gold rhinestone cuff, by the sparkly it's ridiculous!)
Zara Blush Blouse ($$$ version here, another version here)
Anthropologie Apothecary Skirt (similar here and here)
Anthropologie High Gloss Belt (one that costs more than the entire outfit combined here)
Nordstrom Necklace (similar here and here)
Francesca's Collections Dazzling Diva Cuff (similar here)

They go with white!

Tracy Feith for Target Dress (similar here)
Anthropologie Field Game Cardigan (Spring 2010, similar here)
J.Crew Metallic Leather Skinny Belt (similar here)
Nordstrom BP Bow Necklace (similar here and here)
Hello Kitty Band-aid (yes, I cut myself shaving. I'm an idiot like that.*blush*)

They go with olive-toned shirt-like dresses!
Anthropologie D'armee Dress (similar here, really cute version without sleeves here)
Anthropologie Idesia Necklace (similar-ish here)
Rope Belt from Anthropologie Triumvirate Belts Set (similar here)

I think they even look good when pondering major life issues. Like, "Hmm...what do I feel like eating for dinner?"

Liberty of London for Target Dress (similar-ish here)
J.Crew Jackie Cardigan (similar pink cardigans here and here)
Anthropologie Looping Lanes Belt (Spring 2010)
Nordstrom BP Bow Necklace

Comfortable for...dancing?

Old Navy Button Down Shirt (similar here and here)
Anthropologie Heat Wave Shorts (Spring 2010)
Rope Belt from Anthropologie Triumvirate Belts Set

Or in case of zombie apocalypse...?
Nordstrom BP Jersey Dress (pretty version here!)
Anthropologie Looping Lanes Belt

Or walking like an Egyptian or doing yoga...
Anthropologie Pezza Dress (Spring 2011, similar here, kinda here)
Anthropologie Looping Lanes Belt

Kickboxing or just general shenanigans...

Anthropologie Vappu Dress (Spring 2010)
Rope Belt from Anthropologie Triumvirate Belts Set

Forgive me, readers. For I'm nothing if not silly. (italicized and everything)
Anthropologie Sun Shades Dress
Oh, Hello Friend Ruffled Cardigan
Nordstrom BP Bow Necklace

And I am willing to go out on a limb and say they look good with hockey jerseys and jeans. Because that's how I roll.
Suomi (Finland) Olympic Jersey (1998, autographed by Teemu Selänne)
American Eagle High-Rise Flare Jeans
Easton Hockey Stick (autographed by Dan Sexton)

Well, I hope I've made my case for these shooz. They are my new favorite shoe.

Again, many props to Carol, for inspiring me to bite the bullet and grab these babies. Needless to say, I highly recommend them. They really do go with everything. If not for this year (because we're heading into fall now), there's always next year. They seem to be a staple shoe.

So, as we all know, yesterday was the day that the highly anticipated Missoni for Target collection hit stores and the Target website. I'm sure you all are already well aware of events that transpired throughout the day so I don't want to belabor the point. But I figured I'd share what I encountered in my store:


I got nothing.

I had really wanted the ballet flats in fuschia, or one of the infinity scarves (and maybe the umbrella and that stupidly cute espresso set!), but I refuse to pay an exorbitant amount for this stuff when I feel like I can go and buy actual Missoni-Missoni at those prices. So yeah. Screw that noise.

No Target for Missoni for Kathryn. *shrug* Oh wellz.

As always, thanks so much for putting up with my wacky antics. And thanks so much for reading!



  1. As far as Missoni for Target goes-keep checking your Target for buyer's remorse returns or reseller's "no one's buying my marked up stuff bc ebay's saturated with it and I don't want it for myself" returns.

    And the shooz...they look like a great investment.  The espadrille is a classic and while they look great in each outfit and, ahem, scenario...I think they look simply wonderful with the jeans and jersey!  Who knew?  Well, you did.  Clearly, the shoes give you super brain power, too!

  2. You are so funny Kathryn! I LOVE the shoes!

  3. Those are the best OOTD posts ever - you are adorable.  Thanks for making me smile!  

  4. This is amazing!!  I'd say you've more than justified the purchase :-D

  5. Hahahaha, best OOTD pictures everrr!  Love them AND your shoes--I just love a good, comfy wedge.  *sighs happily*

  6. that is such a sad sight! Even here in Reno, Nv (where people normally could care LESS about the target designers. Usually they end up on the 75% off rack) the stuff went fast. I got the silk scarf I wanted and another knit scarf for someone for xmas. other than that, there was two skirts and one shirt left when I got there (1 hr and 15mins after opening). There were also some housewares, shoes, bags and kids clothes but really not much. Probably one or two of each and going right in front of my eyes. Our store only received 60% of their shipment so there will be more! :)

  7. BritishAnthropologiestSeptember 15, 2011 at 2:28 AM

    LOVE this post! The photos are amazing. And those shoes go with everything: your purchase has been officially condoned!
    How do you edit your photos, by the way? In dire need of tidying up my blog a bit, laziness be damned.

  8. Most adorable OOTDs ever! I especially love them with the hockey jersey. May have to try that with a Bruins Stanley Cup Champions jersey! ;-)

  9. Those are some fabulous shoes, and you rock them!

  10. You are ridiculously adorable.  Loved every second of this post.  

  11. Hahha, loved the photos! I can't decide whether my favorite is the dancing or the zombie attack or the jersey...

  12. I went on Ebay that evening after the collection debuted and of course these sellers are demanding a king's ransom for the squiggly cardis and skirts. I'm a fan of Missoni like everyone else, but holy cow, they're not giving out a limited supply of the cancer cure or anything! OK, mini rant aside, I love your new Choos - I think my fave outfit has to be the last one -  if you just trade in your hockey stick for a LV tote, it'd be all about Real Housewives going to the game, sitting in the skybox ...

  13. Love your photos today!  And seriously, those shoes don't need a reason to be bought.  They are amazing.

  14. Love your post and your cute photos!  Adorable!

    I have a few Missoni things that I picked up that I was going to return.  I have the umbrella in Passione, the ballet flats in a size 9.5, and the Passione Shoulder bag as well as a purple long scarf and a brown long scarf (you can search ebay for the images if you're not sure what's what).  If you're interested in any of those items, I'd be happy to sell them to you AT COST.  : )  Just respond here and I'll get in touch via your email address on the blog.  

  15. Ooops, meant to add that I live in Carlsbad so not too far from you.  : )

  16. Sara-You, Me and AnthropologieSeptember 17, 2011 at 9:33 AM

    Kathryn, this post gave me a good laugh, which I definitely needed :) It also really made me wish that we lived closer so that I could raid your closet!

  17. ha- so many great reasons why these shoes are a fabulous investment- and awesome to get this array of outfits!   You look fab in those shorts!!

  18. I am in love with the first blush blouse,it is perfect!
    Love your funny poses,too. :)