January 23, 2013

Today's Everyday Fashion: The Loafer Pump

Inspiration: Shopbop




My first look with these plaid jeans was decidedly rock-n-roll. This time I went preppy with a navy boucle jacket, tie-neck shirt (also pictured without the tie), and to top it off - new loafer pumps. I've been wanting dark brown pumps and decided to go with a loafer style, for a little extra oomph and it's a style I've been considering for awhile. I got a great deal with an online coupon (now expired), however, I'm not totally sold on them (I haven't worn them out of the house yet). Which way do you prefer today's outfit - with or without the tie? Which loafer pumps are your favorite?

Navy jacket: Zara, $90 (similar, similar, similar, similar)
Sweater: Gap, old (similar)
Printed shirt: Banana, $40 (similar)
Jeans: Limited, $20 (similarsimilarsimilarsimilar)
Loafer pumps: Nine West/Piperlime, $40
Purse: Emma Fox c/o Ross, $60 (same)
Watch: Michael Kors, family gift
Rings: My Stella & Dot website 1, 2
Bracelets: My Stella & Dot website 1, 2, 3, 4

Nine West / Cole Haan / Anne Klein
Nine West / Tommy Hilfiger
Naturalizer / Nine West / Limited

53 comments:

  1. Love that Zara jacket!
    -Alexandra
    Www.rhymeswithfashion.com

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  2. I definitely like the look better without the tie.  My favorite out of your loafer picks are the first Nine West pair.  Loafer pumps are really cute and a fun change from regular heels. I like them paired with wide legged trousers.  Heather

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  3. great take on the first look -- and love the heels on you too! xo

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

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  4. I really like this outfit! I didn't even realize that the tie was separate until that final photo!
    Jenn
    With Luck

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  5. Just so you know, i'm obsessed with seeing what you wear everyday!  You've really inspired me :)

    Melissaamileinherboots.blogspot.com

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  6. Love them i have a black and nude in those pumps they are true classic.


    xo
    http://pinksole.com

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  7. I like this look better without (this) tie; I love your loafers, and out of those other picks I like best the 5th - Tommy Hilfiger , also 3rd (N.W.) and 2nd (C. H.)

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  8. I think I prefer it without the tie.  I like loafer pumps as long as the vamp is low cut enough, otherwise they feel unflattering.  I think I like the Cole Haan ones best for that reason.

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  9. I never comment on these things, but greatly appreciate your posts. Have you ever considered cutting layers into your hair? Or maybe sideswept bangs? 

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  10. LOVE the laofer pump trend! They are so classy! I'm really diggin the ones with a chunkier heel.

    Blessings!
    www.beautyandbows.com

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  11. I actually really like the tie--and I love the loafers. I have a similar pair, but they're super chunky feeling (they work great with dress pants). I really want to get another soon that I can wear with skirts. 

    dottedandlime.wordpress.com

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  12. I love it with the tie, so, so, so much more! Just gives it that finishing touch. 

    www.coutureandcarbs.com

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  13. loving those pants! what a great print!

    www.modernsuburbanites.blogspot.com

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  14. I like it without the tie. It's simpler. Love the outfit. Not sure what I think about a loafer pump. The jury is still out on that one but I do like it on you. The style will grow on me i'm sure.

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.wordpress.com

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  15. very charming! something anyone could wear and not think twice about it. 

    Cassy
    http://theworkette.blogspot.com/

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  16. Really like how you transitioned the plaid jeans to a whole new outfit! I actually think I like them more in this look than the rock-n-roll. And I have also been eyeing the loafer pumps online. I am undecided if I can make the plunge because they remind me so much of the Steve Madden penny loafers that I wore to death in junior high circa 1999 (I thought I looked like Cher from Clueless in them). But if going with a loafer pump now I think the key is picking a style that doesnt herald back to the 90s - more rounded toe and less chunky heel definitely do it. 

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  17. love loafer pumps, especially the ones on the far right of the image (limited)
    kw, Ladies in Navy

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  18. Just wanted you to know I'm rockin black and navy today and it made me think of you!!

    XO Samantha
    http://designerinteal.blogspot.com

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  19. Super cute shoes!

    www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com
    www.daisyraeboutique.com

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  20. Adore the loafer pumps!  Wish my fussy feet would let me do heels that high.  I do like the look with the bow blouse just a little better.  It ups the preppy look that is so perfect with the jacket with the gold buttons.  And how can we choose between the rocker look and the upscale, updated preppy look with the plaid jeans??  They're both amazing.  Thanks for the inspiration!

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  21. She's probably not seeking opinions on how to style her hair .........

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  22. I love the outfit, especially with the tie - it visually balances the look :) 

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  23. LOVE how you styled these pants, very British and polished, yet modern and fun.  I liked the rock n roll version, but think this is my favorite.  

    PS  I check your posts DAILY, and just ordered your black Michael Kors bag from Zappos.  Waited until it went on sale (which it just did the other day).   Thanks for sharing with us.

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  24. I actually just purchased the Naturalizer shoes your pictured above and have been having a very difficult time styling them! They are super cute and comfy but like you I  haven't worn them out of the house.Hoping to figure out a cute outfit soon! Do you think a skirt would work with these shoes?

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  25. love those pants and the way you styled them!! perfection!
    Jess
    JESS CAUSE BLOG

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  26. I prefer the outfit without the tie...not sure about the loafer pumps. I feel like I had a pair in middle school or high school in the mid-90s? They're not my favorite.

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  27. Love this outfit!  I find loafer pumps hard to style, but they look excellent here!  I like both the tie and no-tie outfits and can't decide!

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  28. I think either outfit is good! The tie adds a little more to the outfit, but I like the one without the tie as well because there isn't too much going on.

    http://emmastyleguide.blogspot.com

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  29. Love the plaid pants with that jacket :)

    XO Nat
    www.natinlove.com
    Nat in Love

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  30. Hi J, this is random, but I'm going to be visiting Orlando for the weekend, and based on the weather reports was planning to pack very lightweight clothes, mostly sundresses and tank tops to wear with sweaters. But I realized your recent posts have featured jackets, thick sweaters and many layers. Am I going to look ridiculous walking around like it is summer? I'm from the frozen north (it is 7 degrees here today) so I think my sense of "coldness" might be different than you guys....

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  31. We are total wusses about the cold down here Irene! This morning it was 45, today it was high 60's and to us this was really cold. (lol) But you won't stand out if you are in shorts. This time of year people are in all sorts of attire, so I would just pack layers and find a mix of whatever feels comfy to you when you get here! :-)

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  32. I absolutely love your blog!! I'm 15 and I love your appropriate yet stylish outfits. They are fantastic inspirations for me. Thanks!

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  33.  Alright, I'll just do whatever I want:) Thanks so much for the advice! I really appreciate it. I'll be sure to bring a few layers heavier than I think I need just in case.

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  34. I love how you styled the pants!
    I am still not sold on the loafer heels either. The ones you're wearing are cute, but they are still highly reminiscent of the kind of shoes the older women would wear when I began my first real world job. Maybe the trend is too new for me still (although I would consider myself a trendy person).

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  35. What a great collection of loafer pumps! I love all of them! And the preppy version of the plaid pants is fun too. I could take or leave the tie, either way works!

    -AJ
    FitTravelerAJ.blogspot.com

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  36. Beautiful jacket! And the shoes are great, especially #1 - love the tassels.
    Great blog!

    Lynette
    http://burlingstreetchic.blogspot.com

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  37. Of all the styles of loafer pumps, (Above), I think I like the first pair, i.e., Nine West Women's "Drammatico Platform Pump" - (with two traditional tassels and a kiltie tongue) - the best because............ if you look very closely............ of the #8 styles, it's the only style with a SQUARE tongue, instead of a rounded tongue.    I like the other loafer pumps, but (to me) the "Drammatico's" square tongue simply looks *much younger* and *sharper*;  plus a LINEAR tongue might possibly (?)............ complement the LINEAR plaid design of your jeans better than a rounded one does.    (The specific designs of Kiltie-Tassel Loafer Pumps;  and red-and-black Scottish Plaid Jeans would also----*t.r.a.d.i.t.i.o.n.a.l.l.y.*----really go well together, too!!)

    I love the idea of some type of "soft structure" FOR the plain neckline of your white sweater, but (instead of your print tie-front blouse), I wonder how your deep-navy-and-white scarf in your 6/16/10 blogpost would look............ i.e., maybe arranged in either a "pouf -y" ascot-style;  or simply draped around your neck, "criss-crossed," then tucked into the neckline of your sweater?: 

    http://www.jseverydayfashion.com/search?q=Photo+left%3A+My+androgynous+inspiration+from+Zara.com.+

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  38. See! This is why I like your blog so much. I own a pair of loafer pump, but didn't know it. I just called them my brown heels.  I learn something new with each of your posts. I'm hopeless when it comes to the names of items!

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  40. I love pair #3.  I have always loved loafer pumps.  The ones you bought are super cute and for $40 you really can't go wrong.  I am also totally digging those pants.  I wonder if at 42 I could pull those off?  HECK YES I CAN!  :)

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  41. While the rock look is still my fave, this look is also pretty awesome. I like the tie look more. Just seems more interesting. I have a pair of brown loafer heels I bought about 3 years ago. Love them but they need some TLC from the shoe repair shop. It's weird but many times I see a fashion and I often find myself thinking, "I've been wearing that for years"! I'm a fashion visionary! Lol! But seriously, maybe I AM stylish and don't even realize it...hmm...

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  42. I like the Naturalizer pump, but I am 69 and I need a bit lower heel with some substance to it.    I have just discovered your blog and I am enjoying it so much.  One can be inspired at any age by someone else of any age.  I am already shopping my closet to put something new and edgy together.
    Thanks,  Carolyn NC

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  43. I prefer without the tie - much more my style :) As for the loafer pumps, I really like the middle row Nine West pump. It's super cute!

    -FashionEdible

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  44. I totally loved that tie.  It gave it your unique J twist that makes you so talented.  I am heading to nine west to buy those pumps on the left from the second row --now. 

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  45. I've worn loafer pumps as long as I've been wearing heels.  I think it's such a classic look, with a slightly sexy twist.  Way more flattering than flat loafers.

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  46. i like the outfit without the tie.  it just feels a little younger and more modern to me without.  i do, however, love your pumps!  they take an outfit like yours to another level.  imagine this same outfit with black tuxedo flats or boots.  still cute, but the loafer pumps "business" the outfit up a little bit.  very cute and classic!

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  47. I too love this blog. I am going to be 43 soon. I can't wear heels (or any opentoed/no back shoes)  where I work. (I do IT and have to go to the warehouse often) so flats or boots are what I can wear. I love the inspiration here. Steph

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