Style File – Wardrobe Improvement

I’ve been having trouble “being an adult” this week. My husband is out of town, I haven’t been feeling well, and the apartment is turning into a sty.

Nonetheless, I am determined to tackle one task that has been on the to do list for ages — go to the tailor. I used to sew. I don’t sew much anymore. Sure I can hem a pair of paints. But I have never really gotten the hang of figuring out how to do more complicated alterations than that on my own clothes, mostly because I need to wear them to figure out how much to take them in, where to put in the dart, and how much I need to hem the skirt up from the floor. When I’m twisting, bending over, etc. to put pins in, it always changes the fit.

So to the tailor I must go for another set of hands and eyes. And hey, they can make the alterations much quicker and better than I would, so I’m willing to spend the extra little big of money to make my clothes fit correctly.

Also, I am on the hunt for a pair of pointy, nude (to my skin tone) pumps with metal toe caps. I think toe caps are a pretty cool trend. I was hesitant at first, because I didn’t want a pair of shoes so trendy they’d lay unused in my closet after this season. But nude pumps have proven they have staying power, so I think finding a pair with a contrasting toe cap is a good way to wear the trend subtly.

Unfortunately, these shoes from Topshop are perfect, but are sold out in my size. I’ve been looking everywhere online for something similar in a 6.5. I feel like I saw shoes like this everywhere a few months ago, but now when I’m ready to pull the plug they are nowhere to be seen. Am I the only one that seems to always happen to?


  1. Katie* says:

    When I clicked on the link, they had a 6.5….

  2. Penny says:

    I’d love to see a before and after of the tailor job. It really intrigues me!

    • jacqueline says:

      Drats, I just dropped them off at the tailor. I’ll post after shots for sure. And next time I go to the tailor, I’ll make sure to take some before pictures.

  3. Sarah says:

    I just got some nude pumps (finally!) and LOVE them. Steve Madden … I know they have a pointed toe style (mine are round), but I’m not sure about the caps.

    And tailoring … yes! We finally found a fantastic guy, and I’m thrilled … I can do J’s alterations, but not my own! Now, to get that skirt hemmed…

  4. Terri says:

    I too am on the hunt for nude-to-me pumps, although my hunt is not complicated by the toes you’re after. Good luck finding them. Sounds like you have a petite foot.

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