What do you do when Nordstrom asks you to take a peek at the Marc by Marc Jacobs line? Well. If you’re a 90’s girl like me, your heart-rate speeds up, you stutter out something incoherent (thankfully, Nordstrom is fluent in SWOON) and in your excitement you promptly forget your pants.
HA! Just kidding. I am actually wearing pants.
I mean OK but really I am.
Here we go! A hem has been sighted, dead ahead.
Whatever. Pants are over-rated, anyway (Mike vehemently agrees). So let’s move past the may-or-may-not-be-invisible-pants-situation and get down to business. To the SERIOUS STUFF. And by that, of course, I mean shoes.
On the topic of Marc Jacobs shoes, I have a firm opinion: They are crazy fabulous. You can have your Manolos or Choos….I’ll stick with my Marc Jacobs.
This company, year after year, manages to make shoes and boots that are interesting. They’re SO interesting and unique that they never go out of style – because they were never part of a “trend” to begin with! I have an old (OLD) pair of Marc Jacobs pumps (actually, you can see them here, first pic) that I’ve been wearing since 2001. Pointy-toe pumps have come in and out, patterned heels have come in and out, stilettos, chunky heels, kitten heels and flats have all made appearances….and yet my Marc Jacobs pumps garner a ton of compliments each time I wear them, regardless of year or current trend.
That’s staying power.
These Marc Jacobs boots are my latest love affair. I’m sick of heels I can’t walk in; these are a refreshing change. Besides being totally unique and comfortable, they look so badass. And who doesn’t need a little more badass in their life?
Psst! I finally figured out the secret to wearing ankle boots with bare legs: black Smartwool socks. They help solve that big-boot-skinny-leg problem AND make the whole thing so much more comfortable.
Now I could talk ad nauseam about how much I love all of Marc Jacobs’ accessories (and, of course, my sweater which you may be sick of by now. It’s still in almost-daily rotation with no end in sight, so I promise nothing after this)….but let me just suffice to say that the whole line of Marc Jacobs nylon totes/backpacks/bags can be easily cleaned.
In Shana-speak, that means I wash them. In the washing machine. #BAM #momTOETOUCH
shorts: old…similar to these Volcom cutoffs
sunglasses: Marc Jacobs Retro Sunglasses in crystal & red
Here are a few of my other favorites from the Marc by Marc Jacobs line:
A huge thank you to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post! I couldn’t have been more thrilled to work on this piece. As always, all thoughts, product choices, and opinions on pants or otherwise are my own.
photo credits: my husband (thanks, Baby)