Archives for November 2013

On The Hunt: Extended Calf Heeled Boots

wide calf boots


Madewell “The Watchtower” (old, but does anyone know where I can find them, or anyone tried them?), UGG “Dreaux”

If you’re a ThePearShape veteran, you know i’ve been on the hunt for a pair of wide-calf heeled boots for ever. I have ordered and tried countless pairs, either not happy with the heel height, material or comfort. At this point, I am willing to take a look at a great brown/cognac pair or a sleek black option in a variation of heel heights. My only requirements are that they are leather and comfortable enough to walk in. I am definitely not in the business of teetering on these babies through work. Anyone have any specific recommendations? Anywhere i’m not looking? I have considered Duo but don’t want to go custom unless I have to. Help!

Holiday Outfit Idea: Black White and Gold


BCBG top (on sale!), Victoria’s Secret dress (here in fit and flare), Vintage Gucci belt (super similar), SPANX tights, Sole Society booties, Kenneth Cole handbag

This week’s Holiday Outfit idea is another departure from your standard red/green trend, and leaning more towards chic black and white with hints of gold. I love the slightly sexy feel of this outfit and think it would be perfect for a Holiday party with your girlfriends or a sexy dinner date with your man.


This dress is literally ancient and really only looks good now with tops layered over it. Lets just say the girls have grown since high school!


On another note, this Holiday series is making me realize that I need a new pair of black heeled booties. I really want a pair of black heeled boots that are at least somewhat walkable, but haven’t been able to find a wide calf option. Anyone have any recommendations?


Layering Floral in Old Navy Ponte Dress


Madewell top (same cut in Winter colors), Old Navy dress (full review here), H&M necklace (old), SPANX tights, Kurt Geiger shoes (borrowed from Jennifer)

This dress makes me feel so great that I just had to find a way to layer it into Fall.  A cherry blouse and black tights took care of the top portion, and with these amazing shoes borrowed from a blogger bud, it’s a happy, cheery yet warm(er) way to wear this favorite.



For those that didn’t catch the last full review of this dress, it is the cheapest, most amazing piece. At nearly $25 from Old Navy, it has served me amazingly from Summer into Fall and I envision layering it under chunky knits and coats into Winter.



Thanks for reading!

Review: Vince Wool Car Coat


Vince Wool Car Coat (on sale!) (wearing size L), Nordstrom white T-Shirt, JamesJeans jeans (linked in dark wash), Jack Purcell shoes

Last week during Nordstrom’s half-yearly sale I had one of the most major shopping scores of my young shopper career. This Vince car coat, which i’ve been eyeing for a while, was 40% off with the last one available in my size. I received the coat just a few days later and legitimately have not taken it off since. It is just so gorgeous (especially on a fuller figured girl, rather than the slim model) and I absolutely love it.


Truthfully, I don’t own any other item like this. It is the most draped, softly structured garment in my closet but I love it for precisely that reason. The way that the contrasting colors drape in the front, the length hitting right at my knees and freeing feel make it so much fun to wear.



The coat is wool and is a two-tone color with a light charcoal coating the outside, and a soft camel fully lining the interior. When the coat is turned up at the sleeves or blows in the wind, the gorgeous camel peeks through.


The snaps you see above technically work to drape the coat over and close on the opposite end, but I do not plan to wear it in this way at all. I love the blanket-like ability to wrap it, and even envision myself wearing it belted.


The bottom is a beautiful curved hem with slits on either side (much more flattering in my opinion than up the back). The coat also falls fully to my knees in the front and the back, eliminating any unflattering cut across my widest part.


I absolutely could not ask for a more fun yet timeless addition to my closet.

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