January 2nd, 2019
On My Mind

Rise and Shine

Now that we are officially in 2019 I’ve been musing about last year. 2018 came in like a lion and, thankfully, went out like a lamb. If you’re into numerology, 2019 is a 3 and it’s supposed to be filled with fun, creativity, and happiness — I’m already feeling upbeat.

An end of December post highlighted some items that I bought last year — all black basics (a black coat and bag, too), which pretty much sums up my state of mind in 2018.  So, when I spied this picture in January Vogue Germany, I started craving a little pizzazz in my wardrobe. A few years ago I had my eye on a pair of gold Jimmy Choo pumps. In the end, I didn’t think they’d go the distance and back they went. Now I’m sorry that I returned them — they’d be just as good today, possibly even better. Live and learn. Maybe these Chanel Mary Janes could remedy that mistake.

Photo by Bobby Doherty for Vogue Germany

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  • I love a good silver shoe, especially a belle flat Roger Vivier.

    TracyJanuary 2nd, 2019  12:47 PM

     
  • Look at the Chanel silver espadrilles….I bought them anticipating how fun they will be with white jeans (and tan ankles) !

    DawnJanuary 2nd, 2019  12:54 PM

     
  • I bought those gold Jimmy Choo pumps after I saw them in your post and have worn them over and over. I may need to splurge on these Chanel Mary Janes too! Thanks for the continued inspiration.

    YnyJanuary 2nd, 2019  2:00 PM

     
  • I think you’re right. I love a low heeled metallic Mary Jane

    DisneyrollergirlJanuary 2nd, 2019  2:23 PM

     
  • On my daily commute, those silver Mary Janes in the Chanel window caught my eye. Fun and practical.

    ClaireJanuary 2nd, 2019  3:59 PM

     
  • The silver is beautiful. I’d also love your thinking on what jeans feel right now. Thank you and happy new year!

    LFRJanuary 2nd, 2019  4:47 PM

     
  • Shiny shoes just speak to me! They are a great neutral.

    slfJanuary 2nd, 2019  5:20 PM

     
  • Those are lovely! I have shiny silver loafers that seem to go with just about everything.

    ErinJanuary 3rd, 2019  8:54 AM

     
  • I bought some elaborately embellished Miu Miu heels for the holidays. I wore them with a really pared down black jumpsuit for holiday get togethers. My daughter loved them, but I’m still not sure if I should just not have gone there. Wish I had a fashion stylist I could FaceTime for those dilemmas.

    KimJanuary 3rd, 2019  11:20 AM

     
  • Go for it! I love metallics in limited amounts.. I have metallic shoes and sandals in silver, gold, amd rose gold. Also pewter metallic boots. My gold YSL sandals are a classic. The Chanel silver Mary Janes are likely to be a classic also.

    RebeccaJanuary 3rd, 2019  3:18 PM

     
  • Definitely a classic! Somehow I talked my mother into a smocked-bodice baby doll style dress in silver ‘low shine metallic’ for a 9th grade “Christmas Ball’” and wore silver metallic Mary Janes, which had a low block heel. I’ll never remember my escort but will never, ever forget that snazzy dress and shoes! Buy them without delay – who wouldn’t feel happy wearing those shoes?! Happiness in the New Year!

    PaulaJanuary 3rd, 2019  10:05 PM

     
  • How do you get these crystal clear images from the magazine? And if it is the digital version, they often size it so you can’t get the whole image. Thanks!

    Marcy CarmackJanuary 7th, 2019  3:48 PM

     

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