I received J.Crew’s stylebook catalog today, and got a better glimpse of a print that has been catching my eye in ads for the past several weeks.
The J.Crew Hummingbird Floral print, which is part of their “Collection” line (read $$$), has absolutely stolen my heart. I love the pale blue background. I love the pops of red, black, white and bits of pale pink, green and purple against the rich silk/cotton blend fabrics.
And the Hummingbird Floral-print Etta pump with glitter heels are an absolute stunning combination that will be hard to go without. But then again, that little minaudière would be a treasured piece for many years to come!
In fact, I want virtually every piece in the collection. But at J.Crew’s inflated “Collection” prices, I may have to just choose one!
If you follow me on Pinterest or caught the post on handbags in my favorite color, you have probably picked up on the fact that I UH-DORE turquoise. J.Crew sent me an email with their fall lookbook (Thanks J.Crew!) and says that I can even pre-order.
Of course, I had previously checked out pics from the J.Crew Fall 2012 show (see here), so I knew that I was going to be coveting half the store this season. (Is this different from any other season?)
Let me first warn you that I am on a little bit of a rampage today. And those close to me know that this generally means, I am occasionally handing out my unsolicited opinions, in a not-so-subtle way… ok maybe more than occasionally.
First, I’m going to start out with the positive. I ordered my first pair of Pour La Victoire platform pumps. I always love the look of platform pumps in ads or on celebs, but feel a little “pole dancer-y” in them myself. But trust me when I tell you that I need the height, and these Irina II pumps are sky high, which generally means you have to be “high” to wear them!
Pour La Victoire Irina II pumps, lastcall.com Sale $175
But I am here to tell you that these are amazingly comfortable. The insole of the shoe is padded and the 5″ heel is offset by a nice 1.5″ platform. The toe is rounded, which means that your toes have plenty of room. The upper provides a snug fit, which is obviously important when you are walking around on your tip toes for extended periods of time. And since they are so high, they make your legs look fabulous as any good platform pump should.
While these are not a particularly cheap pair of shoes, they aren’t in the out-of-reach Louboutin segment of the shoe population either. And wait for a good sale at lastcall.com (read almost daily) and you can pick these up for a song.
I don’t know what my preoccupation is with red these days. I posted that cute cherry clutch the other day, and ever since the Talbots catalog showed up with their early fall line last year, I have been coveting red pants.
Then in a moment of weakness, I perused the sale selection online at J.Crew and there they were – the café trouser in wool, in the petite length, in my size….AND in maraschino cherry!
I had to have them! And they arrived today, but I have yet to unpack my cherry red beauties.
I hope to God that I love them, because as perfect as they are, they are also a final sale.