FASHION, Jimmy Choo, Uncategorized JIMMY CHOO TURQUOISE JEWEL SANDALS 10 March 2010

It is absolutely freezing in Shanghai last week and this week, with temperatures dropping to -2 celcius. It even snowed yesterday, and it hardly ever snows in Shanghai! The chill is painful – it eats right into your bones and snap-freezes your fingers if they’re exposed. Ugh.

In anticipation of glorious summer, I’ve got a pair of Jimmy Choo turquoise jewel sandals! The barely-there sandals will be brilliant in the sweltering heat of Shanghai’s summer, and I really like the cheery colours 🙂

Begone horrible winter! Are you preparing for summer too?


Jimmy Choo turquoise jewel sandals

Summery!


52 Comments

  • catpuccino posted on March 10, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    OOoh lovely!
    Do you find that designer shoes last longer than other cheaper shoes? I mean not comparing to a $20 pair of flats (obviously won’t last that long) but say compared to an $80 pair of RMKs?
    I never think I can justify the $$$ for really luxe shoes!

    Reply
    • divad posted on March 10, 2010 at 12:18 pm

      that’s a really good question and one that’s fit for myth busters. I have this somewhat benign hypothesis that designer stuff lasts longer partly because people take better care of the more expensive items.

      Reply
    • beverly posted on March 10, 2010 at 1:25 pm

      you’re right, if you compare with really cheap shoes, it’s a huge difference.

      But when it’s maybe $100-200 shoes they actually hold up about the same. As in, sole/heel wear would be identical since it’s pretty much the same material.

      The stitching on luxury brand shoes might be tighter and more precise, but overall it’s quite similiar 🙂

      Reply
      • catpuccino posted on March 10, 2010 at 1:32 pm

        These are really pretty though… :o)
        No designs like that in the $100 range! Not that I’ve seen at least..
        So you pay for the aesthetics!

        Reply
  • divad posted on March 10, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    you know…

    I’ve always wondered… do you think Jimmy Choo got into Shoes because he was called Jimmy Choo? Or is it just a coincidence? I mean if his name was … I dunno… Jimmy Beckett, you think he would be making Jackets?

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 10, 2010 at 1:26 pm

      Re: you know…

      Errr I don’t think I follow you! If it was Jimmy Shoes, then maybe 😉

      Reply
      • catpuccino posted on March 10, 2010 at 1:33 pm

        Re: you know…

        I bet his real name isn’t Jimmy Choo – it’s probably Jimmy Chen and he just changed it to sound more interesting! ;o)

        Reply
        • beverly posted on March 10, 2010 at 1:34 pm

          Re: you know…

          I’m pretty sure it’s his real name, he’s a Malaysian.. but he was just a simple shoemaker and the brand actually got taken over. I read a whole story about the Jimmy Choo brand, but forgot most of it now 😛

          Reply
          • catpuccino posted on March 10, 2010 at 1:45 pm

            Re: you know…

            So it’s just convenient his name rhymes with shoe? 😛
            It’s very Aussie rhyming slang – jimmy choos instead of shoes! :o)

  • cenedrah posted on March 10, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    No I’m anticipating autumn/winter! hahhahaa! So excited for that; I prefer winter fashion to summer. Much more chic and I love layering.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 10, 2010 at 1:28 pm

      Haha we’re opposites! I don’t like winter fashion cos it’s always the same few coats that I keep wearing 😛 And also I’m a chicken and can’t handle the cold…

      Reply
  • beverly posted on March 10, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    Ooo nice! I love sandals, bring on summer 😀

    Reply
  • joni_to0622 posted on March 10, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    are they comfortable to walk in?

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 11, 2010 at 2:23 am

      I think they’re a bit flat, which is a weird thing to say 😛 I think normally I prefer shoes with a little bit of heel, it’s more comfy. I love how open it is though, it’s fantastic for hot weather!

      Reply
  • weelisa posted on March 10, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    Summer? What is this summer you speak of?

    I hate the cold weather so badly, I have no words for it. Probably not a good idea to live in Winnipeg – it seriously is the coldest part of Canada – colder than the Nunavut quite often! What the…? I grew up in Toronto so I’ll never quite get used to it. I’d love to experience those long, sweaty, hot, humid Toronto summers again. Or Shanghai’s!!

    I also want a new pair of sandal/slides this year but they have to have a little heel and be super-comfortable. I’m a fan of Ecco and Hush Puppy(!) cause they can be stylish but it’s like you’re wearing runners. Maybe with a strap:
    http://www.ecco-sandals.com/ecco-womens-chocalate-sandals-p-3.html

    Or just a slide:
    http://www.sears.ca/product/hush-puppies-orbz-8482-plus-keys-slide-sandals/A000356728547602Y8?ptag=1

    I also need to start looking for basic, black capris pants to go with little sleeveless shirts.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 11, 2010 at 2:30 am

      Lol! I’m such a summer girl.. so that’s the thing that depresses me about Shanghai. Of course, not as wintery as Winnipeg 😉

      I like Ecco and Hush puppies too, they’re sooo comfy!

      Reply
  • catpuccino posted on March 10, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    OOoh lovely!
    Do you find that designer shoes last longer than other cheaper shoes? I mean not comparing to a $20 pair of flats (obviously won’t last that long) but say compared to an $80 pair of RMKs?
    I never think I can justify the $$$ for really luxe shoes!

    Reply
    • divad posted on March 10, 2010 at 12:18 pm

      that’s a really good question and one that’s fit for myth busters. I have this somewhat benign hypothesis that designer stuff lasts longer partly because people take better care of the more expensive items.

      Reply
    • beverly posted on March 10, 2010 at 1:25 pm

      you’re right, if you compare with really cheap shoes, it’s a huge difference.

      But when it’s maybe $100-200 shoes they actually hold up about the same. As in, sole/heel wear would be identical since it’s pretty much the same material.

      The stitching on luxury brand shoes might be tighter and more precise, but overall it’s quite similiar 🙂

      Reply
      • catpuccino posted on March 10, 2010 at 1:32 pm

        These are really pretty though… :o)
        No designs like that in the $100 range! Not that I’ve seen at least..
        So you pay for the aesthetics!

        Reply
  • divad posted on March 10, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    you know…

    I’ve always wondered… do you think Jimmy Choo got into Shoes because he was called Jimmy Choo? Or is it just a coincidence? I mean if his name was … I dunno… Jimmy Beckett, you think he would be making Jackets?

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 10, 2010 at 1:26 pm

      Re: you know…

      Errr I don’t think I follow you! If it was Jimmy Shoes, then maybe 😉

      Reply
      • catpuccino posted on March 10, 2010 at 1:33 pm

        Re: you know…

        I bet his real name isn’t Jimmy Choo – it’s probably Jimmy Chen and he just changed it to sound more interesting! ;o)

        Reply
        • beverly posted on March 10, 2010 at 1:34 pm

          Re: you know…

          I’m pretty sure it’s his real name, he’s a Malaysian.. but he was just a simple shoemaker and the brand actually got taken over. I read a whole story about the Jimmy Choo brand, but forgot most of it now 😛

          Reply
          • catpuccino posted on March 10, 2010 at 1:45 pm

            Re: you know…

            So it’s just convenient his name rhymes with shoe? 😛
            It’s very Aussie rhyming slang – jimmy choos instead of shoes! :o)

  • cenedrah posted on March 10, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    No I’m anticipating autumn/winter! hahhahaa! So excited for that; I prefer winter fashion to summer. Much more chic and I love layering.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 10, 2010 at 1:28 pm

      Haha we’re opposites! I don’t like winter fashion cos it’s always the same few coats that I keep wearing 😛 And also I’m a chicken and can’t handle the cold…

      Reply
  • beverly posted on March 10, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    Ooo nice! I love sandals, bring on summer 😀

    Reply
  • joni_to0622 posted on March 10, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    are they comfortable to walk in?

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 11, 2010 at 2:23 am

      I think they’re a bit flat, which is a weird thing to say 😛 I think normally I prefer shoes with a little bit of heel, it’s more comfy. I love how open it is though, it’s fantastic for hot weather!

      Reply
  • weelisa posted on March 10, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    Summer? What is this summer you speak of?

    I hate the cold weather so badly, I have no words for it. Probably not a good idea to live in Winnipeg – it seriously is the coldest part of Canada – colder than the Nunavut quite often! What the…? I grew up in Toronto so I’ll never quite get used to it. I’d love to experience those long, sweaty, hot, humid Toronto summers again. Or Shanghai’s!!

    I also want a new pair of sandal/slides this year but they have to have a little heel and be super-comfortable. I’m a fan of Ecco and Hush Puppy(!) cause they can be stylish but it’s like you’re wearing runners. Maybe with a strap:
    http://www.ecco-sandals.com/ecco-womens-chocalate-sandals-p-3.html

    Or just a slide:
    http://www.sears.ca/product/hush-puppies-orbz-8482-plus-keys-slide-sandals/A000356728547602Y8?ptag=1

    I also need to start looking for basic, black capris pants to go with little sleeveless shirts.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 11, 2010 at 2:30 am

      Lol! I’m such a summer girl.. so that’s the thing that depresses me about Shanghai. Of course, not as wintery as Winnipeg 😉

      I like Ecco and Hush puppies too, they’re sooo comfy!

      Reply
  • kare2711 posted on March 11, 2010 at 12:09 am

    I asked on Twitter but I just need to know. You posted a similar pair some time back. Are they the same? I love them and have been searching for them but can’t find them online. Pray tell where you got these. Thanks.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 11, 2010 at 2:30 am

      Ya, haven’t worn em yet.. but gearing up for summer, hehe. I got them ages ago so I guess they were still in stock but discounted!

      Reply
  • starbucksweetie posted on March 11, 2010 at 12:52 am

    Pretty!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 11, 2010 at 2:32 am

      If only summer would come asap. sigh…

      Reply
  • tricia_sum posted on March 11, 2010 at 1:48 am

    Oh bugger is it still cold in Shanghai? I’m there next week! Darn, means its going to be even worse in BJ…

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 11, 2010 at 2:37 am

      Yeeees 🙁 But youre lucky, starting tomorrow, it warms up rapidly! Who knows about next wk tho..

      Reply
  • kare2711 posted on March 11, 2010 at 12:09 am

    I asked on Twitter but I just need to know. You posted a similar pair some time back. Are they the same? I love them and have been searching for them but can’t find them online. Pray tell where you got these. Thanks.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 11, 2010 at 2:30 am

      Ya, haven’t worn em yet.. but gearing up for summer, hehe. I got them ages ago so I guess they were still in stock but discounted!

      Reply
  • starbucksweetie posted on March 11, 2010 at 12:52 am

    Pretty!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 11, 2010 at 2:32 am

      If only summer would come asap. sigh…

      Reply
  • tricia_sum posted on March 11, 2010 at 1:48 am

    Oh bugger is it still cold in Shanghai? I’m there next week! Darn, means its going to be even worse in BJ…

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 11, 2010 at 2:37 am

      Yeeees 🙁 But youre lucky, starting tomorrow, it warms up rapidly! Who knows about next wk tho..

      Reply
  • hotpinkmanolo posted on March 14, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    amazing. I often wonder what it would look like if you took a picture of all your shoes. Or bags…

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 15, 2010 at 12:02 am

      SCARY , thats what, Hehe!

      Reply
  • hotpinkmanolo posted on March 14, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    amazing. I often wonder what it would look like if you took a picture of all your shoes. Or bags…

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 15, 2010 at 12:02 am

      SCARY , thats what, Hehe!

      Reply
  • j0s1e267 posted on March 17, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    I LOVE your Choos! They will go perfectly with your Magenta 😉

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 18, 2010 at 2:09 am

      Hehe so true.. AND the new papeete, cos of the green in there!

      Reply
  • j0s1e267 posted on March 17, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    I LOVE your Choos! They will go perfectly with your Magenta 😉

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 18, 2010 at 2:09 am

      Hehe so true.. AND the new papeete, cos of the green in there!

      Reply

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