New Shoes, New York

by jennine on February 9, 2010

This is it…the last minutes before I head out to New York. Hopefully… with the snow storm that looms, my flight is canceled, so I’ll be riding in on a train half way across North America. That’s 20 hours… I’m calling it ‘European Style’ traveling, because I can’t remember the last time I took a train anywhere in America!

I’m ready, I’m more than ready, I’m anxious to get through this… it’s been a lot of hard work preparing for fashion week, seemingly even harder than ever. Also, more exciting. This time I have decided to try not go go in rags…like all the previous times before, I did get a few new items (I’ve yet to show you) but this last piece was an impulse buy.. After seeing these Jessica Simpson  Charles Anastase knock offs on Aparrallel, I instantly went searching for them… I had to have them. Sure, they’re knock offs…they’re ‘wood’ (plastic) heels… but that much wood would be super heavy, and loud!  I just fell in love. So much for resisting the ‘clog trend’ these kind of go in that category. The truth is,  I haven’t even been much of a platform wearer since the mid/late 90’s, and for $90…I figured why not? I tried to get the ones in tan,but they completely sold out. Now the pewter ones are almost sold out too. Dang. Anyway, I hope it doesn’t snow too much more, because I really want to wear them this week!

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1 Tami February 9, 2010 at 5:18 pm

These are so lovely. It’s a bit too high for me, but you can rock it!
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2 Veronica February 9, 2010 at 5:37 pm

let us know how the TRAIN RIDE goes -

heard 2day that the some airlines will b charging for a pillow and blanket soon in coach - which may make train rides a better option - best with the ride,
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3 apparellel February 9, 2010 at 5:41 pm

i cannot wait to see you in these bad boys!

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4 Ashe Mischief February 9, 2010 at 5:43 pm

The close up of those is great! I love the wooden “texture” against the cracked leather…
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5 Sweety P February 9, 2010 at 5:48 pm

Fab shoes!
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6 Luana February 9, 2010 at 5:52 pm

WOW those are amazing. I agree with Ashe Mischief about the texture!
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7 Nickie Frye February 9, 2010 at 6:00 pm

Nooooooooooo!!!!!!! OMIGosh, I spent three days searching for the tan ones in my size & can’t find them anywhere. Don’t promote them, for goodness sake!! Now I’ll never find them. LOL!

I am so jealous! SO jealous. Talk about “The Coveted”, I am after these shoes like a wild animal. Dang.

Anyway, glad they meet with your seal of approval. I think they are fabulous, just completely fabulous. And if anyone sees tan ones in a 6.5 or a 7, send me a message. Please!
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8 DWJ February 9, 2010 at 6:12 pm

Ok, those are pretty fabulous. I’m curious to see how you style them. And enjoy the train ride. I know it’s long but you’ll have the internet to entertain you.
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9 Lola February 9, 2010 at 7:08 pm

Gorgeous shoes! Have fun in New York :)
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10 M February 9, 2010 at 7:14 pm

Fabulous shoes! I like the contrast of the dark wood against the silver, long live silver this season apparently, good luck on NYFW


11 china February 9, 2010 at 8:16 pm

I was wondering what brand made those shoes…Jessica stepped her game up her shoe collection has always been really good. Great purchase..but ur feet will freeze out here(ny) in them. Good luck sweety!


12 marion February 9, 2010 at 8:23 pm

omg yum. double yum in fact.


13 lei ann February 9, 2010 at 8:34 pm

all right…crazy story! i first saw these on a blog i *wish* i remembered who it was, then i saw the tan ones on ebay for $63. luckily i bought them right away. then lulu chang tweeted she got the silver ones…the next day rumi featured her black ones…then carey of corks + caftans showed off her tan ones…now you & silver. i’ve never seen a pair of shoes literally SWEEP the fashion blog world!!! *whew* glad i got mines. i hope i can wear them during NYFW…who knows what slushy nastiness this snowstorm will bring :(
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14 Alicia February 9, 2010 at 8:41 pm

The shoes are MAJOR. And thanks for the intro to Aparallel. Great blog.
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15 Leanne February 9, 2010 at 9:39 pm

Those platforms are STUNNING!! I have seen them but resisted thus far… Such a bummer to hear abut your long train ride…I guess take your laptop and lots of magazines or books, to keep busy, eh? Can’t wait to hear all about the conference :)
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16 WendyB February 9, 2010 at 9:41 pm

Those are great. I HEART clogs! See you soonish!
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17 Leanne February 9, 2010 at 10:00 pm

I just realised something. I was originally gonna drop everything to fly to New York from Sydney for the IFB conference, cos I so wanted to go. But I realised that flying 20+ hours to only be able to go for 4 days would be kind of ridiculous. Especially so when I looked back and all the places had filled up. But now I see that YOU’RE traveling 20+ hours to go! Of course, you’re organising it…but it makes me wonder if I shouldn’t have thrown caution to the wind and just gone for the heck of it. Especially with the overflow room now organised. One of those things I’ll always regret, I suspect…
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18 Maelle February 10, 2010 at 6:36 am

So beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!


19 Nickie Frye February 10, 2010 at 9:05 am

One more thing- are these shoes hard to walk in? I’ve only seen them online.
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20 Lauren February 10, 2010 at 9:09 am

Wow, those are killer! I hope you post pictures of the full outfit when you’re wearing them. Iwrote a post on your IFB site here, thanks for all the super inspiration:)


21 dora February 10, 2010 at 11:35 am

Have fun at NYFW!
Safe travels, whichever way you’ll be going.
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22 michela February 10, 2010 at 12:23 pm

hello…great shoes i want to get them as well. does anyone who how they run? I don’t know what size I should get! thanks


23 Kasey February 10, 2010 at 1:06 pm

OMG I’m so ashamed I didn’t check your site yesterday, and I just did a post inspired by a twitpic I saw about this same shoe…..but you know GREAT MINDS! :)
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24 Kathryn February 10, 2010 at 2:15 pm

I love train rides…best way to see the sites of the country and less security lines than at the airport! Love the shoes and hope you post your entire outfit for inspiration!


25 origami.dreamer February 10, 2010 at 3:17 pm

Those shoes are lovely! Good luck in NY, I know from everything you’ve posted that planning has been an incredible journey and you are so close to seeing everything come to fruition!

I have a question: Overall, how do you feel about Jessica Simpson’s line? I’ve seen many pieces I adored, but I’m usually loathe to purchase “celebrity” stuff for various and sundry reasons. But her shoes and bags are adorable. Do you think her stuff (excluding these obviously awesome shoes) is worth the purchase overall in terms of uniqueness/quality/etc?


26 SarahJayne @ Goldmine Trash February 10, 2010 at 4:41 pm

Those shoes are soooo great! I just caved in and bought platform clog mules the other day, haha.

Have fun at the conference. Wish I could go!
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27 alixrose February 10, 2010 at 5:16 pm

J- These are HOT! Cant wait to see how you rock them!


28 Kathy Coleman February 11, 2010 at 5:10 am

These are great alas I would be a giant in heels like these. Good luck with the train ride.
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29 Mer February 11, 2010 at 7:55 am

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30 grace February 11, 2010 at 12:02 pm

i just saw the tan ones on apparallel…want!!! i really want a pair of slightly exagerrated platforms when the warmer weather comes. eager to see how you wear these jessica simpson ones!


31 ebay fashion addict February 12, 2010 at 10:57 am

silver foil + wood = awesomeness


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