Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Glitter on the Highway, Glitter on the Navy Shoes...

Oh, when the time comes for me to go and meet my God, won't you just bedazzle me into the ground?  Glue a few sequins on my tombstone?

I do not know if my love of glittery shoes is a direct result of my love for the ruby slippers, but I do love a shiny, glittery shoe - you can be all sedate and proper on top and then BAM! - look at your feet and then: "damn! those are some fine feet!"

As you know, I have eschewed heels higher than 2 inch!  So it is important to me that despite wearing heels that leave me, well, almost as close to the ground as I already am, those heels have some pizazz.

Enter the Kiki.  You know I love them.  I think Dani and I should be doing public service announcements for them.   This is my fifth pair of Kikis.  I am not proud of that fact, though in my defense, they have been bought over the course of several months and always for a good sale price.  However, I do love them. They are lovely chic, comfy shoe.

But to quote everybody on Game of Thrones who is about to die or get very cold:

WINTER IS COMING

and with winter, one needs a little more sparkle, because when winter comes so does Santa Claus and parties and presents for pretty girls from their husbands. 

and I will be ready.  Hell, I am ready now.

So when J Crew released the navy glitter Kikis, I was all over them.  There was a dilemma - navy kikis or burgundy ones?

Silly question - of course I will need both.  But the burgundy ones aren't available until October and someone might have an event before then.  I MUST be ready.

Here they are in the all their glory:





The glitter on these should be okay, if my Lula glitter ballets, now going on their third year, are any indication.

I thought I would show you three different ways I plan to wear them ( I am doing an Audrey Bella here - well actually, these were just the first three items I could think of!)

Casual - with jeans and a tshirt: (this just seems very Ines to me, n'est pas?

 
 
Winner Paris T, Nougat London cardigan, Richy and Skinny Jeans, Kikis....

Simple: J Crew black cashmere T, jeans and Kikis:


Dressy: a navy Pink Tartan skirt (oldish), black cashmere T (black tights when the time comes) and Kiki.  The navy Kikis just make your heart do a back flip!





Oh and with navy tights and my navy bottoms, navy dress, navy blazer.  Wear it with my pinstripe suit...

Can a burgundy be far behind?  And don't they look kind of like Dorothy's slippers?

Kiki glitter ballet flats


So what do you think?  Can you use a little glitter in your life??????  And I may have peer-pressured Dani into buying these...

Tomorrow: Wendy, embellished: a craft project




58 comments:

  1. A comfortable shoe is certainly worth its weight in gold. I'm not usually a glitter person but I loved how the shoes worked with your outfits. These actually looked like a neutral. Better than silver I think. On that note, start saving for the burgundy too.

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    1. Well, I do have the mirror ones as well, but I think they look best with jeans and summer things, and I got them for a song (rationalization time!) and so love them, but the glitter are ooh-la-la! What I like about the Kiki is the tapered toe. My lula glitter flats are really rounded and really only work with jeans IMO. The kikis, with their little heel and tapered toe, look lovely with skirts and dresses!

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  2. If I could bring myself to do flats, these would surely be the ones. But I think that if you do not have lovely shapely ankles and thinner legs (which you do!) then flats are the express highway to stumpification. I am honestly jealous because they are so practical and look so cute on others (but really, not on me).

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    1. Well Monty - I have the same envy about the ladies who can wear heels and a) walk in them and b) are not in horrific pain in them! Especially since I am so short! SO I hear you! ;-)

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  3. Mine are on the way! Pair number 5 for me as well. Those shoes are the best, I wear mine every day. I had sworn off JCrew shoes and now look at me!
    Your outfit options: so pretty! I think I have all components to copy that last festive outfit.

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    1. I think you have all the components, too! I have already thought of a few more! Wouldn't your Kate Spade faux fur pullover, dark rinse jeans and those flats be amazing.....

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    2. Oh my gosh... keep talking Wenders!! That sounds perfect, I've been thinking I need to get more wear out of that fur thing!

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    3. That KS faux fur is my workhorse, I wore it to death last winter.

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    4. I am still stalking that in my size on ebay!

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  4. Those glitter shoes are something else. Look you got both whimsical (come on...glitter) and nostalgic (Dorothy) with them. You are on a roll.

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    1. I know - they cover all of the bases, don't they? I just love 'em!

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  5. I had gold sequinned ones ages ago and I was surprised ow I wore them with everything!

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    1. ooooh - gold sequins - love that!!!!

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  6. These are adorable! I can't do them because I am the plain one, but they suit you. I felt proud of my self when I sprang for one of those black tiny sequin tanks! I may have to break down and acquire one of the plain Kikis esp as I wear flats ( now which color do you advise??) If you click your heels, perhaps you won't be in New Brunswick anymore?

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    1. Oh Lane - you are asking me which one of my children do I love best!

      Well - the black are timeless and chic and the red are glorious and add a subtle pop of colour to every outfit, I think - they are a good red and so they are very versatile. I like the eggplant as well, though I do not own them. I know Dani has the sand/navy cap toe version as well. For a party, the new gold with the cap toe would be quite smashing... If I click my heels I could find myself in Lake Como and what would Barry do?

      Finally caught a mouse last night, after crackers were ravaged...It is a battle royale here - of mice and man!

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    2. I still think the mice are quite lovely, I'll be battling them two months from now with chocolate and peanut butter - they love my kind of food.

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  7. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these shoes!!!!!!

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  8. Those are gorgeous! I have a cheaper pair of glitter flats from the Loft and I still get compliments on them. Do you have to size up in Kikis?

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    1. Hi Friendly Femme - nope, I always wear a 6.5 in J crew and these are those. I love the Noras, but they are too wide for me feet - the kikis are a tad narrower, but not too narrow, if you know what I mean...

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  9. They are lovely Wendy! I might need them now. How does the sizing run? I know that you have reviewed them in the past, but please save me the trouble of searching for the review.
    Also, any toe cleavage? I don't mind it with pumps, but hate it with flats.

    Thanks Wendy!

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    1. TTS. They do stretch a bit during the day, so you wouldn't want to size up. There is a tiny bit of toe cleavage on me, but only a
      bit of it.

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  10. I love them, Wendy! These are perfect. I love them with all of those outfits but particularly with that blue skirt outfit. I have been eyeing the blue glitter Darby loafers in the store, but I can only see myself wearing those with pants. The Kikis are more versatile. The burgundy ones do look like Dorothy's slippers but in a good way. I think they need to be yours!!

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    1. Hi Cate! I have thought about the Darby's a lot and keep going to the kikis for that very reason - you can wear them skirts and dresses. I would only wear my loafers with jeans and trousers I think. I do see people wearing them with skirts and maybe with sporty ones, but I have those black loafers from Donald Pliner that look almost like coated black candy and I don't think I would wear them with this skirt, but I might try it sometime!

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  11. Love love love the navy glitter! You styled them just beautiful. However one pair of glitter is enough. Think you can find a different shoe ,which you can wear more often rather than two glitter pairs . Sorry I am just thinking of your closet you just purged.

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    1. Oh Anon - great point! Very sensible of you! On the other hand, I may wait for a sale and snap them for the party extra!

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  12. They are lovely shoes, but I love very much the way you pair them. I find all those outfits great and having seen that, yes I could add some glitters in my life. I also do not wear heels: can't walk at all in them!

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    1. well they are leather Steph - so you might really enjoy them!

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  13. They look fun and you are obviously smitten with them. Totally at the other end of the spectrum from my taste, I find just plain patent leather to be too flashy some of the time LOL. Love the outfit with the Pink Tartan skirt. Party on!

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    1. xoxo - that's the southern preppy belle in you - so classic! I find that I don't like too many sequins on my body - I rarely ever wear my sequin tops. My silver sequin shoes, however - I adore! Bling for the feet! I would SO be one of those women buying the diamond shoes if I could afford 'em!

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  14. So funny! Winter is coming and I have ten days left of shoes like this before I box them up. I'm not a sparkle fan in anything now but I think that navy sparkle is the very best option I have a silver sparkly pair of Jimmy Choo's - what on earth was I thinking?
    xoxo - I can't wear patent either - far too shiny!

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    1. Tabs - Too funny! I will wear mine with my tights come winter and carry them with me to events. I loves the shine! Is that the kiwi coming out in me as it doesn't seem like it would be the scots part of me!

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    2. Ah, you see I have very very stumpy ankles, flats and opaques are horrific on me.

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    3. I don't think you have stumpy ankles at all! How does one know one has stumpy ankles?

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    4. Tabitha, at least you can wear the Rockstuds, they scare the daylights out of me.

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    5. Is it the height or the studs, xoxo?

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    6. Heel height is not an issue for me, it's definitely the studs and what they "say".

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    7. hee hee - that is the nice southern lady again!

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  15. I love the glittery navy shoes, and I also love your dress!

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    1. thanks! they are all pretty, aren't they?

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  16. I love those shoes, both colours. My family know that my very favourite thing in the world is shiny red shoes! I recently bought some silver glitter high heels which I love but can't walk a step in!

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    1. Jay - that is too funny! I used to buy shoes I couldn't walk in, but nevermore (until I break my own rule, which I am wont to do on a regular basis!). But they sound like beauties!!!

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  17. I love those shoes, both colours. My family know that my very favourite thing in the world is shiny red shoes! I recently bought some silver glitter high heels which I love but can't walk a step in!

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    1. Jay - I would love to see a pic of those!

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    2. Not quite sure how my comment got no here twice but then I am computer illiterate! The shoes were very cheap on ebay so it's ok if I never wear then, they cheer me up every time I look in the wardrobe!

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    3. Hi Jay! YOu can wear them whilst lying on the bed, watching a cricket match!

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  18. I would wear those shoes in a heartbeat. I'm a magpie at heart, especially for shoes. (Also a big fan of the Wizard of Oz and the ruby slippers.).

    Love the outfits you are wearing the shoes with. :-)

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    1. Thanks Vava! I am a magpie at heart, too and I just think these are lovely little shoes to warm the cockles of my soon-to-be-winter heart!!!

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  19. These are gorgeous. I'm a fan of anything sparkly...love the casual and the dressy outfits you paired them with. The navy look like they'll work well in your wardrobe but gah, the burgundy ones are gorgeous too! I have yet to try the Kiki flats but really loving them! Great purchase :)

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    1. They are exquisite! I would love the leopard calf hair ones but the price is so high..

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  20. My lord - I love them! Reminds me of some glitter ballets I just got on clearance at Calypso. The fact that they are navy is particularly special. Thank God I can't wear J Crew shoes or I would own many pairs!

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    1. Hi - I think you are right about the navy factor - it does make them quite unique! I wish Calypso shipped to Canada - love their stuff! I really can only wear the Kikis from J Crew - almost everything else has now moved on to friends or consignment - I guess I just have the wrong feet!

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  21. I'm with you on giving up the heels, and I love the J. Crew classic ballet flat. I've never tried the Kiki's, but I couldn't resist after seeing your review. Just placed my order! This may be the start of a new addiction.

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    1. I one is never enough! I hope I do not sway you in the wrong direction!!! I do love them and they are very comfy, even more than the classic for my old dogs, since they have a little heel.

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  22. Do the kiki's run by actual size or do they run smaller or larger? Please help me! I want to order a pair because I don't live near a JCrew

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    1. Hi Anon, I don't live near one either so I feel your pain. I fun they run TTS fOr my feet. Hope that helps!

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