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Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Great shoes for fall

To me, loafers always felt preppy (or reminded me of Thriller-era Michael Jackson). But for our most recent hair tutorials, my friend Caroline wore patent black loafers with everything from jeans to dresses, and she looked effortlessly cool and tomboyish. This cute pair also comes in rose gold. I'd love to wear them every day this fall, wouldn't you?
P.S. Parisian wedges.

(Photos of Caroline by Jamie Beck for Cup of Jo. Jeans are vintage Levis; baseball tee from J.Crew; green men's jacket from Nicholas K, and striped dress from Madewell)

120 comments:

Erin said...

I have a suede pair from Steve Madden that I live in. I wore them around Belgium and Paris this spring and fit right in. So happy to break them back out now!

Shruti Kapoor said...

They look nice, not sure if I can pull it off with everything. Not a big fan of patent leather. Will def. give them a try :) Thanks!

Shawnee said...

wow, incredibly chic! that messed bun, red lipstick, and wispy braid complete each look as well. gorgeous. xo

Jhan said...

I had shoes like these when I was younger... black patent leather with tassels... Oh, I loved them so! I think I could totally rock them now.

brave canary said...

i'm too tomboyish to pull this off. i'd just look like i'm in drag.

Joanna Goddard said...

erin, it's so funny that you wrote that because i was actually thinking they'd be so perfect for a trip to Paris:)

Joanna Goddard said...

haha, brave canary:)

anniematic said...

i love me some loafers! dolce vita has a bunch of lovely, affordable options: http://www.zappos.com/dolce-vita-women-flats/CK_XARC11wFSAoQKwAEB4gIEGAECCg.zso#!/dolce-vita-women-loafers/CK_XARC21wFSAoQKwAEB4gIEGAEKAg.zso

abigail said...

I love to wear loafers in the fall, they are easy slip ons that allow me to hold on to the sock-lessness of summer just a little bit longer!

Although patent leather ones would really be a great staple to have! looks cute with everything.

stephanie schuurman said...

if i could, i would wear loafers every day! in every colour texture and pattern! thanks for sharing. xo

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bintheknow said...

Ah - YES!! I have been obsessing over these recently and am on the hunt for the perfect pair. I love that they pair with jeans, but could also be worn to the office.
Much love,
B

Lynn said...

I always feel so manly in loafers like that.

Liz Lauren said...

I really love the green jacket outfit


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Mrs.French said...

love and probably need! xo t

The Slow Pace said...

I loooooove loafers and I've been wearing them non stop lately! they are comfy and chic and they look nice with everything!

I have that dress too!!! :-)

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AVY said...

Very stylish, I'd wear them.

/Avy

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bridget anne said...

jo, i swoon. they are so simple & feminine. they're romantic in such an effortless way -- like stripes. you should get a pair! you'd look so chic.

p.s. i know my accolades are belated, but the redesign looks great!

i think therefore i blog. said...

these are adorbs! i have fallen truly, madly, deeply for patent leather this year.

i do have to say that, to me, caroline's loafers look more like the repetto patent leather loafers than the j. crew ones.

http://goo.gl/5hgV5

A FANCY DAY said...

Caroline never fails to impress in her cuteness! I would love to find some cute loafers to wear for Fall!

Nantucket Daffodil said...

Love Love Love these shoes. I agree with the preppy aspect...look like th loafers we saw all over the village where I grew up....

marketa anna medas said...

:) like it

Celeste said...

I bought loafers (a pair of Borns) this spring and have loved them. So classic!

Y said...

i love loafers!!!
I have a velvet pair in black that I call my hugh hefner loafers :)

xoxoxo

Morgan Liti said...

I LOVE the look of those loafers with some cute BF jeans - so classic! What a stylish friend you have. :)

Morgan
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hennypenny said...

One too many posts with this wannabe model girl. Later days, cupofjo

groovyjen said...

I have always worn loafers... travelled around Europe in them in '84 and they have become my signature shoe. Have you seen pics of Grace Kelly wearing them (not that I look like that! - but I long to)... amazing.

Lens & anything Else said...

lucky girl...I bought a pair (my very first pair) last year on sale :)!


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kendra said...

target has them in leopard print and gold glitter.
i got the glitter ones. they make me feel fancy yet also rock star. they're my favorite

Nomadic D. said...

Like you I've always that they were too preppy to even consider, but the patent version is surprisingly appealing to me. It feel like a casual younger brother to a pair of oxfords or something, still sort of walking the feminine/masculine line, very classic, easy elegance. Still preppy, for sure, but maybe now it's easier to mix it up and bring them down a notch.

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Nomadic D. said...

ps - if I was going to go all out and get the best of the best, I think I'd go for these:

http://www.farfetch.com/shopping/women/churchs-sally-loafers-item-10255239.aspx

Aren't they a thing of beauty?

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katilda said...

hmmm. I'll have to be a dissenter and say that I'm not big on these shoes. They look a little too...outdated? And not in a "they are vintage and great" way...more like a shoe I would probably pass over in a thrift store. Plus, looking at them already makes me think of sweaty feet and blisters if I don't wear them with socks or hose all the time. Maybe I just have demanding feet. haha

isabel said...

love the shoes! they are on my wishlist for this fall too!!!

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Cassimus T said...

Hmph. Well, I think she's lovely, and I like seeing her every now and then :)

Cassimus T said...

I love the shoes..but I'm OBSESSED with that dress she's got on. I assume it's either not available anywhere or out of my price range...does it exist online maybe??

jennbordr93 said...

WHERE IS HER JACKET FROM? omg.

Cassimus T said...

I'm observant.it says in the post..

sumslay said...

She looks adorable in them, but they are not for me. They make me think of a Bill Cosby sweater or a more formal version of slippers Hugh Hefner would wear around the house.

Ashley Brown said...

I so want to be into this trend (even considered buying a pair of Rebecca Minkoff's Harlis) but it is just not for me. Your friend totally can pull it off though!

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amiechristo said...

I have a pair that I've worn for the last year and a half that I wouldn't trade for anything. :)

mfelenyuk said...

Not for me. I have the thing against black patent shoes - they look too much like galoshes. Maybe in a more fun color, like red or orange, I'd be willing to give them a try. But black is just too severe.

AMBER G. said...

Oh my gosh! Love the jeans. Where do you find vintage Levi's that fit as well as those do on her?? Please tell!

Lisamarie said...

I want to be this girl in every single one of her photos. I would even wear the shoes... =) And just by the way... I still am so in love with your new blog format.

Annie said...

Love it!! Although I'd have to get a brand new wardrobe if I wanted to make the loafers look that perfect w/most of what I wear, so.. maybe for another year.. :) I'll start saving!

JS LC said...

You must share with us where that great army jacket is from! I'm in lurv!!

Annie said...

Not my jam, but they look good on her. Finally started blogging again...

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Kate Uhry said...

I have been eyeing those Jcrew ones for months, and add them to cart, and chicken out because of the price tag. LOVE.

Katie said...

Ditto the army jacket comment... i've been scouring the internet and can't find the perfect one!

Sarah Carlson said...

Oh, I'm so glad! My new pair from Shoemint just came in the post today! I got the Oxblood loafers that look a lot like the J.Crew. They're great!

Jessie Ammons said...

My friend just got these (linked below) and they are TO DIE FOR. I'm heading to Target ASAP, they look like a million bucks!

http://www.target.com/p/mossimo-black-vianca-tuxedo-flat-assorted-colors/-/A-14053289

16a0cbca-0db7-11e2-8b73-000f20980440 said...

Love the shoes, but L-O-V-E that green jacket! Do you know where it's from, by any chance? XO

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Peggy said...

Jo - I LOVE these shoes! But what really caught my eye is your friend's jacket. Do you know where she got it? I've been searching for something just like that and haven't found anything quite like it. I'd love it if you could share.

Ali Mackin said...

I love the effortless look of the first image. Easy chic!

ali of www.aliandang.com

Cassandra Fink said...

Maybe this is an east coast trend? They would not fly in California. I just don't get it - they look like men's shoes and her outfits are so cute they deserve adorable flats & boots to go with...not those.

Amanda said...

SO cute! I have a vintage pair I need to dig out after seeing this!

A said...

They are really cute, but so expensive :(

I used to work for J.Crew, and although I love their style, I can't justify paying full price for their clothes/shoes/jewelry. Their prices have absolutely skyrocketed since Jenna Lyons took the design helm and I think it cost J.Crew a lot of middle-of-the-road customers.

I guess there's always the outlets!

Scout and Rice said...

Not a fan of the shoes, I have been seeing them everywhere and I'm just not into it... I'd love a pair of moccasin-style shoes though, like those Minnetonkas?

Another who would love to hear where the jacket is from. :)

Sunshine said...

Loafers are great!

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ashleesanders said...

Jo- where can I find this striped dress??! darling!

Jocy said...

I once hated preppy, but in the past few years, I've slowly embraced "preppy" details such as oxford shoes and more button-down shirts. This woman makes anything look chic.

therefinedcool said...

Loafers are my favorite!!! I would so wear them everyday if I could.

Britt T said...

Ew, I can't get past Michael Jackson.

Lilith said...

gorgeous photos. Love it!
xo
lilithfashion.blogspot.com

raemissigman.com said...

kinda happy to see them come back in style - especially cute with vintage jeans with huge cuffs and a great blouse! thanks for sharing!
Rae

Ramya said...

Jo, where is that incredible jacket from!?

Singer Crawford said...

SERIOUSLY! It's beautiful...looks like Anthro, but it's not! Where's it from?

Fai said...

I love it and wanting to own one, but Japanese school girls wear these (I'm living in Japan). So I got the oxford shoes instead!

I love the Jacket and her tomboyish style :)

x

Bugsy said...

Where did her coat come from? That's what I want!

Catie Beatty said...

I love loafers, too. I was sad to get rid of my old pair of Cole Haans, but they were just falling apart. Time for a new pair!

Lynn said...

I think you're right, but that Jo only links to sites where she can get a cut of sales (she's a smart businesswoman). Thus often the links are to items the model isn't wearing but are similar.

Lynn said...

I agree, Caroline is beautiful, but just because she could look good in a paper bag doesn't mean I'm gonna go out and buy one.

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mrschatelaine.com said...

Repetto have a great pair like that as well! They always look good!

xoxo Mrs. Châtelaine in Paris

anna | Today I like Blog said...

The pictures are so beautiful, NYC really is the best location :)

Jackie B. said...

Funny, loafers have just recently caught my eye too and I find myself wondering... can I pull them off? Need to buy some and just rock them! Love that striped dress too. -jb.

http://madewithlovebyjackieb.blogspot.co.uk/

Sarah D said...

eh- not a fan. I love the outfits, but the shoes are jarring to me and don't flow with the rest of the look. Softer, more feminine ballet flats or perhaps a nice pair of boots would be better.

Lisa said...

I love the Green Jacket, can you tell me where it is from?

Love

erie.73@hotmail.com

Karina Cifuentes said...

Yea, I remember when Kate Moss started the trend a couple years back and it didn't really stick. Needless to say, I bought a pair. Just remember to wear socks! Or you'll get blisters. I still love the look.

Michelle said...

The jacket?!?!?! Where is that from?

Cassimus T said...

Haha, Lynn, you're right- she could. Man, if i could look good in a paper bag I'd save SO much money on clothes!

Stylelinx said...

Love the loafers, just wish they were a little less preppy and a little more hip. These are good but the search continues. I refuse to wear ballet flats, cuz they're everywhere!!

melissa said...

Seems to me that refusing to wear something because everyone else is, is just as bad as wearing something because everyone else is. I wear ballet flats and nothing else, because they're comfortable, and screw the high heel-wearing haters. ;)

I love these! I'm so afraid of patent leather, though - I'm really hard on shoes and I just remember how scuffed my Easter shoes would get as a kid, just from one day of wearing them and trying to keep them nice. I can't imagine what they'd look like being worn every day!

Rachael {all things beautiful} said...

I have to admit that I'm not a huge fan of the loafers.. just not my style. Love the rest of Caroline's look though.. she is gorgeous and always looks so effortlessly chic.

Nikki Finnemore said...

I got it in my head about 3 weeks ago that I needed a pair of patent leather slipper loafers and after 1 week of searching for a reasonably priced pair (Sadly Chanel is not in my budget) I found them. Absolutely love this staple.
Thanks for the post Jo.

Jessica Montes said...

I don't know if I can pull off loafers. They're adorable, though. I'm loving the Madewell dress.

Thanks for the post, Ms Jo.

http://jessicadmontes.blogspot.com

Kathleen McKnight said...

Any suggestions for less than $200?

iamchasingbaby said...

An inexpensive alternative!!

http://www.zara.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product/us/en/zara-us-W2012/269196/828162/PATENT%20LEATHER%20SLIPPER

iamchasingbaby said...

ps I bought the velour ones and LOVE THEM.

http://www.zara.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product/us/en/zara-us-W2012/269196/862538/BASIC%20VELVET%20SLIPPER

Qué Acierto! said...

Complete agree....loafers gives any outfit a quite preppy touch. I adore it.

Sarah Jane said...

in a two month period, i have bought like five pairs of loafers, obsession?

gabsbrown said...

Sorry to be the party pooper, but I think those shoes are just horrid...reaalllly nasty. Rest of the outfits are gorge though. Really lovely.

Patricia O'Shaughnessy said...

I have an old pair of coach loafers that I pulled out again this fall. Love them again just like I did my original oxblood bass loafers from high school in the 80's

Mommy Lauren said...

This look wouldn't fly in Florida,i can see NYCers wearing them but I'm not a fan, the restof the outfits I love!

Susan said...

So sorry to side with the dissenters, but I have to give a definite nix to the these kicks! They would be nice for grandma but a young girl should reconsider her options. The good news, however, is that when you're as lovely as Caroline you can wear anything and still look good.

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Kaylee said...

Particularly delicate ice blue combined with the white wedding dress, looks elegant and is matching with your outfit.
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Unknown said...

I love Caroline! She is a dream girl!

Stella said...

I just bought a pair of chocolate patent leather losfers! They look great with skinny jeans and today I wore them with some printed shorts, lloked great too!

estebach said...

how about these? - GORGEOUS on EBAY!!!
1/2 size too large for me.
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Made in Italy- which is my only gage for quality these days.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Banana-Republic-Womens-Polished-Black-All-Leather-Loafer-/281009394255?pt=US_Women_s_Shoes&hash=item416d77124f
hope they are your size.

Molly said...

I was unsure of this look when I first saw it, but as I kept looking at pictures it continued to grow on me. I really love it now. It is just so effortlessly chic and seems to go great with everything. I definitely might be purchasing me a pair within the next few days!! Thanks for sharing!!

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