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Monday, July 28, 2014

Manic Monday: Joe's 'Ali' Pump


A couple of Manic Mondays ago, I recapped you on my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale purchases. These pumps were on order at the time, so now that I have them in my possession, I thought I'd follow up with my review! Unfortunately, it looks like only black is available online, and in limited sizes at that, but just in case you happen to run into these in real life - you will know how I feel about them.

And the fact is, I love them.

I've heard some people complain that they have a short toe box - and that definitely is the case. I do get a bit of toe cleavage, but it doesn't bother me. They come pretty high up on the ankle, and I was afraid the rubbing would cause blisters throughout the day - I went to work prepared with all my typical shoe aids, but I was pleasantly surprised that the shoes "softened" more and more as the day went on. I didn't have to doctor them or my feet at all! I was also afraid that the heel height would be too tall, but again, my feet were fine - even without ball of foot pads in them. I've been ordering a half size up on narrower shoes, but I was able to order my actual size in these, so I do feel they are true to size in terms of width. So all in all, a very successful Anniversary Sale purchase!

Bobeau soft pant Joe's Ali Pump
Bobeau soft pant Joe's Ali Pump
Bobeau soft pant Joe's Ali Pump
Necklaces: Express, Stella and Dot | Top: Francesca's (option) | Bracelet: ExpressBottoms: Bobeau (40% off!) | Shoes: Joe's 'Ali' Pump

For their maiden voyage, I decided to pair them with these soft pants. If you recall, I have another pair I bought from Express that I have worn here and here. When I wore them the second time, I realized they feel a little bit heavy for the summer and I was looking for another pair, more lightweight. These pants came highly recommended by some fellow fashionistas, including Renata, so I decided to try them out. And, I mean, they're $28 so what did I really have to lose?

I was really happy with these - they do run big, so I sized down. They claim to be high rise, but I didn't feel like they were any higher than my natural waist. Granted, I do feel my body is slightly on the high waisted side… This top was the perfect piece to pair with them, and will be the closest thing to a crop top that you guys will see me in! I'm really digging the sporty chicness of this outfit!


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68 comments :

  1. Ah...sigh. Another pair of gorgeous, tempting shoes! I'm glad they worked out for you!! Also, this outfit is really cool. It's kind of a departure from your usual style (although you're good at taking risks and trying new things anyway) but it turned out GREAT and has a really cool, downtown Seattle kind of vibe. I like it!
    Gina - On the Daily Express

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    1. Definitely more relaxed than I would typically go. It's somewhat inspired from the OP outfit I posted the last time I wore my grey soft pants!
      Glad you approve!

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  2. I love pants like this one so comfy like pjs. Love this look, it's relaxed and sexy, the shoes are a stunner.

    xo
    PinkSole

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    1. Thanks, girl! I wanna wear my leopard sneakers with them like I feel like you have done?

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  3. Oh man, these are so cute! I am going to be so jealous of you every time you wear these, haha. I loved them but limited myself to just Tory Burch boots during the sale. (Tyler couldn't believe me when he found out the price I paid, haha!) I have been stocking up on bridesmaid gifts and other things like that during the sale so I have not been spoiling myself!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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    1. Well good for you for fighting the urge! I'm sure the boots are well worth the ban, as is the wedding! :)

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  4. These heels spell PERFECTION!!!!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  5. Those heels are amazing! I ordered those pants but have not gotten them yet. They look great on you! I love this relaxed, chic outfit!

    Jill
    dousedinpink.blogspot.com

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    1. Yay! Please report back after you get them. I hope they work out!

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  6. OMG I LOVE this outfit! Those pants with the heels is so chic and perfect for Fall!!!
    xo, Lee

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    1. Thanks! It's been randomly cooler here off and on so it's nice to get snippets of fall outfits mixed into summer!

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  7. Such cute shoes and I just love this outfit overall! The pants are so tricky in that harem style but you rock them!

    L,
    Vicky
    TheMummyChronicles.com

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    1. Thanks so much! Ironic how a more casual looking pant looks the best with heels!

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  8. Love love love those pumps, Carylee! They are so chic and you look great as always. Thanks for sharing. I might have to check them out this weekend. Enjoy your Monday!

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    1. Oh, I hope you find them and love them as much as me!

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  9. Love those heels! They will be great for fall too. I like them paired with a looser pant. Great look.

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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    1. Can you tell I couldn't wait to wear my fall stuff? Ha! Thanks for the note! I just love the shoes.

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  10. Those shoes are really great! But the whole outfit looks chic and comfortable!
    xo Adri
    www.adrilately.blogspot.com

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    1. I was so happy with how this came out. Thank you for the affirmation!

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  11. The punps are out of this world! And i love the tassel necklace!! :)
    xox, Crystelle
    CrystelleBoutique

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    1. Thanks! I always forget about this necklace but it's great!

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  12. Those heels are gorgeous. Glad to hear they're comfortable too. They go really well with this outfit. Have a great week! ~Cynthia

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    1. Yes, I was worried they would hurt - glad I was wrong!

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  13. Ok, those heels are super hot (and apparently comfortable - I would have never guessed!) But I love your outfit!!! I just purchases a blue/teal striped dolman top that is kind of like yours in shape - and I love it paired with the track pants! And $28? Crazy and somewhat irresistible....

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    1. Do ittttt! They really are great. And with Nordstroms amazing return policy, you really have nothing to lose and only fashionable pants to gain! :)

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  14. Super pretty look! Those shoes are gorgeous and I love how they look with these pants!
    Marianne
    www.goodgirlgoneglam.com

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    1. Thanks, girl! Match made in heaven!

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  15. Love those pants! And those shoes look fab with them! Love your style, Carylee! You are always on point!

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    1. That's such a big compliment! Thank you!

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  16. Absolutely gorgeous shoes - and they look great with those pants. Thanks so much for hosting!

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    1. Thank you! I appreciate the comment!

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  17. Carylee, now I'm super jealous. It's hard to find great shoes in gray. Good score and glad they are comfortable too.

    Lea
    HighHeeledStyle

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    1. I swear I own more grey shoes than a person should. But they're just perfect!

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  18. Loving the relaxed look on you! The shoes are GORGEOUS! Thanks for hosting the link up!
    xo,
    Monica
    GlamVolution.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Monica!! We love having you!

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  19. Your new pumps are gorgeous and what a great deal. Gorgeous loose pants too. They all work perfect with that tee.

    Happy Manic Monday Carylee!! I'd love for you to check out my new Blue Dress. I think you'd like it. ;-) Thanks, Ada.

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  20. Love the shoes especially the color, looks great with your outfit. Thanks for the link up opportunity.
    Nora
    www.jacketsociety.com

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  21. Such beautiful heels girl! Thanks for hosting the link up :)

    Lauren xo
    Sophisticated In Style

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  22. Those shoes are so pretty and those pants are such a steal! They look great on you!

    Nicole
    Nicole to the Nines

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    1. Thank you, Nicole! Loving this whole look - the top is old, too, so I'm glad I was able to find use for it.

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  23. Love those shoes! The whole outfit is great! I love loose comfortable pants with heels! Such a chic casual look!

    xo, Erica
    Casually Styled

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    1. Thanks!! Oh, your new booties would look awesome with these pants, too!

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  24. Gorgeous shoes! I love the outfit you paired them with, too. I need a pair of stylish, comfy pants like that:)

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    1. Yes, you do! And these are a cheap option to try the trend out!

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  25. I love this fall-ish outfit. It is one of my favorites of yours. And dare I say it, but I'm ready for the fall clothes. This is probably because it's perpetual summer here in Florida. Gorgeous shoes too!

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    1. Ha! I know what you mean though. I'm already getting tired of summer clothes and then in two months, I'll complain about all the sweaters!

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  26. Girl, that outfit is FIERCE! Simple but yet so chic. I love your coined term, "toe cleavage" by the way :)

    Thrifting Diva
    www.thriftingdiva.com

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    1. Haha! Thanks! Some people hate the toe cleavage! I've gotten used to it!

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  27. I am loving every piece of this outfit on you, Carylee! So chic! =)

    http://www.avecamber.blogspot.com
    http://www.bloglovin.com/avecamber

    I hope you have a great week!

    Amber

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  28. Those pumps are absolutely gorgeous and I love, love how your styled them. Great sense of style as always.
    http://redreticule.com

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  29. I really wish I was better at wearing heels, you always have such amazing shoes that it really makes me want to give them one more chance, but I am such a sucker for flat comfy shoes, I guess I'll try some of your shoe aids and see how it goes.

    Natalia

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    1. I know, heels are not easy. But the right ones can be great! Don't give up on them completely! <3

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  30. Those shoes are to die for indeed! You scored a major deal! Love the way you paired it as well, those slouchy pants look amazingly comfy!!
    xx

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    1. I know you could rock these heels, too! You have quite the beautiful collection!
      And thank you!

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  31. Carylee - I love those shoes! I think they would look better on me! Just teasing! ;)

    Cheresa
    www.misshotcouture.blogspot.com

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    1. Haha! Well, you have first dibs in my will, how about that? :)

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  32. Thos heels are fab! If only I could find a pair with pointy toe that fit my feet!

    Alex - Funky Jungle

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    1. Aww! That's no fun! I am confident your perfect pair are out there somewhere!! Sending you shoe fate!

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  33. You are working those heels. I LOVE them! XO

    ~Whitney
    www.whitneynicjames.com

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  34. Ok those heels are gorg and I really think I need those track pants too!! SO cute!

    Jessi
    www.haircutandgeneralattitude.com

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    1. DO IT! They're only $28!! Such a steal!

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