Jimmy Choo Degrade Glitter Abel Pumps

So for those of you who read my post about these gorgeous Jimmy Choo Degrade Glitter Pumps, you know that I’m long overdue for a post to show off these beauties.

Jimmy Choo Glitter Degrade Anouk Pumps

I keep waiting for the bitterly cold weather / snow here to dissipate so I can take some proper pictures, but since that doesn’t seem to be happening any time soon, I’ll have to settle for some inside shots.

Jimmy Choo Degrade Glitter Abel Pump

These are the Abels, which are shorter than the Anouks by about an inch. That inch makes all the difference in the world, because I could barely stand in the Anouk but I can actually walk in the Abel. The footbed feels relatively wide and doesn’t pinch at all, so it really fit like a glove. This design just makes these more comfortable than your average 4″ pump.

Jimmy Choo Degrade Glitter Abel Pumps

I was also concerned about the glitter; as you can imagine, a bunch of loose glitter constantly falling off these pumps is not exactly my idea of a shoe I want to touch, much less wear (though that didn’t stop me from buying these!). To my relief, the glitter is stuck on like there’s no tomorrow. Even rubbing against it I didn’t really get any falling glitter.

Jimmy Choo Degrade Glitter Abel Pumps

Overall, a stunning pair of pumps that met my (very high) expectations. I can’t wait to wear them casually with jeans now and come spring/summer, flirty skirts. Get them here in the Anouk version for $675. Get them in the lower 3″ Agnes version for $625.

Affordable & Adorable Accessories to Buy Now

crewlade affordable adorable accessories to buy now

1. The Rail Red Check Knit Scarf – the quintessential red/black plaid scarf of the season and only $13.40. You heard right! If you’re wondering why you haven’t found this gem in all your shopping, it’s because it’s conveniently tucked away under the Men’s section at Nordstrom. Get it here.

2. Splendid Beanie aka Pom Pom Hat – I’ll admit this is a bit steep for a hat, but it’s just the perfect hat and very on trend this season. The pom pom is the perfect size (not tiny making it disproportionate to the rest of the hat nor overly large), the length of the hat is just enough for it to drape/hang a bit in the back of your head and not stick straight up, and the color is the perfect shade of red. Great as that pop of color for any neutral-colored outfit. The model wears it poorly so don’t judge it based on that. These are very popular and limited now, as they’re now shipping the remaining stock from stores. Get it here from Nordstrom for $48.

3. Julie Vos Belize Ring – Gold and turquoise is a fail-safe match and ever so exotic yet chic. Very “Belize”-y. Love that this is now included in the Julie Vos sample sale at 60% off, now with an additional 25% off with code EXTRA25. It’s a no-brainer. Get it here for $66.

4. Trouve Cricket V-Neck Sweater – yup, this is basically the budget version of the ubiquitous Rag & Bone Talia sweater that has been seen on every other blogger and celeb, but instead of $495, this sweater is only $78. Reviews are all positive and it’s 100% cotton. I’d say this qualifies for “find of the week!” It’s also getting very limited, as the remaining stock is now being shipped from stores. Get it here from Nordstrom for $78.

5. Gucci Mini Bamboo Shopper – Ok, this is probably the least “affordable” pick of the bunch, but this little bag is super adorable, super high quality, and actually priced relatively cheaply considering its larger counterparts are much, much more expensive and the mini Gucci swing bag (which is a cheaper series) is not that much lower in price than this one. Get it here in Black, Pink, or White for $1,350.

6. Julie Vos Button Shell Bangle – My second pick from the Julie Vos sample sale. Love the unexpected touch of turquoise at the two ends, and it’d go perfectly with the turquoise Belize ring. Get it here for $38 (that’s 60% off!). Use code EXTRA25 for another 25% off!

7. Isabel Marant Wila Wedge Sneakers – It seems whether or not wedge sneakers are awesome or an atrocity is still up for debate, but I personally am a fan of any high heel that’s this comfortable and allows me to actually run. If you don’t love the skinny jeans + wedge sneaker look, then at least they’d be great to wear under jeans and help lengthen the visual line of your leg without all the pain of typical heels. Get them here at 30% off for 251 Euros from MyTheresa. Also love this one.

C. Wonder is Closing Down!

This was a real shocker. With so many stores and so much buzz, they seemed like an up-and-coming hip retailer with a lot of fans and an unique niche in the market. I’ve always loved their home goods and various accessories; there’s really no other store that offers such cute, modern pieces at such affordable prices. So now that the news has broke and they’re shutting down their site for good by next week, it’s a scramble to get all the pieces you want while you still have the chance and while they put everything at 50% off. PS a lot of the stuff I wanted is no longer available, so hurry.

C. Wonder Monogram Jewelry Box (also check here if your initial is sold out)

C. Wonder Monogram Jewelry Box

C. Wonder Monogram Square Dishes (great as a jewelry tray/dish. Also check here if your initial isn’t available.)

C. Wonder Monogram Square Dish

C. Wonder Buffalo Check Tea for One

C. Wonder Buffalo Check Tea for One

C. Wonder Lucky Elephant Smoking Slipper

C. Wonder Lucky Elephant Smoking Slipper

C. Wonder Puppy Porcelain Coaster

C. Wonder Puppy Porcelain Coasters

C. Wonder Embroidered Puppy Love Intarsia Sweater (“Picture this: you wearing a sweater with a puppy wearing a sweater”)

C. Wonder Embroidered Puppy Love Intarsia Sweater

C. Wonder Porcelain Puppy Dish

C. Wonder Porcelain Puppy Dish