Feb 28, 2014

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SJP by Nordstrom

Late last week, Sarah Jessica Parker, aka Ms. Carrie Bradshaw herself, released her exclusive to Nordstrom collection. We all know that I am a fan of Nordstrom. I admire SJP (Hocus Pocus, anyone?!). I mean, her shoe game is RIDICULOUS. Ridiculously, magnificently, insanely fabulous.

I clicked through the SJPxNordstrom collection and waited. Waited for what you ask? Waited for that heart fluttering gasp of incredulity over how absolutely gorgeous these shoes and handbags were.

Instead, as I scrolled and clicked through, I was left feeling…..UNDERWHELMED.

I get what she did. She made the collection just expensive enough to be exclusive but not elusive. She made a collection for the young, new-to-the-world-trying-things-out-but-I-need-classics twenty-year old and the older, I-don’t-need-to-experiment-because-I-know-what-I-like fifty-year old woman.

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What I don’t get is why.

Why didn’t she go for more? Why didn’t she have at least one, ONE, shoe or handbag (or something!) that made me go “YES!”? Why didn’t she pay homage to the character that made her not only a name, but a brand? The Carrie shoe could have been something wonderful. Instead, it’s a t-strap pointed toe pump. Classic (read: safe), but boring.

Carrie-SJPxNordstrom

Inspired by Carrie Bradshaw

Perhaps in my love of Carrie Bradshaw, I overlapped her with SJP. Perhaps I assumed because of SJP’s style sense and risk taking fashions (that are very hit or miss, but I can appreciate), that there would be something there that I absolutely LURVED or positively LOATHED. Instead, all I have is a shoe that was named after a character that catapulted her to a fame that she didn’t have before. And to me, it’s all just….MEH.

Check out the rest of SJPxNordstrom and tell me what you think. Did you expect more, or is this collection right on point?

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  1. I have to be honest— I was more than underwhelmed with this collection. I was flat out disappointed. I thought it reminded me of any other average shoe line….

    I don’t get it. And frankly, I am surprised she would put her name on these!
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    • I was truly anticipating something fantastical. But we got average. You’re right; it is disappointing. I just don’t get why….it’s really messing me up. Are these the kinds of shoes she actually likes? Has she been just “playing along” the entire time? This is distressing to me.

  2. I love shoes, but I have a hard time wearing heals as I have gotten older, so I cant relate. Flats are my go to shoe but they aren’t very exciting. The only thing I really relate to with Carrie Bradshaw are the beginning of the cupcake rage and I thank her for that.
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    • I didn’t find flats exciting either, but I’ve found some lovely pairs. Also this is only a small example of some of the shoes available. I encourage you to take a look through, there are several flats available on the collection.

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