Sarah Jessica Parker or ‘SJP’ is best known for her role as Carrie in Sex and the City. If you have even watched the show you know that her character Carrie is obsessed with shoes. Not just any shoes: Manolo, Choo, Louboutin, Prada, Gucci, and Dior. Girl has champagne taste and the credit debt to match. One of my favorite episodes of Sex in the City is when Carrie finds out she could have had a sizable down payment for an apartment if she hadn’t spend all her money on shoes. Hell, she keeps shoes in her oven. As a result of the hit show, most people think SJP is a style maven. I’ve always admired her style whether I like it or not. She’s got some pretty big fashion cojones so I was surprised when her collection of shoes debuted recently. The collection is full of respectable classics with one or two pop colors thrown in. Not that there is anything wrong with this. SJP is very concerned with you spending your money on classic shoes that will fit many occasions. While I appreciate her practical approach, I was looking forward to a little ‘Carrie’ frivolity. The shoes on the whole are getting good reviews for comfort and quality. Since the collection is exclusive to Nordstrom, you can feel confident in a purchase; their legendary return policy and their top notch customer service speaks for itself. I used to think Nordstrom was too hoity toity for me but after spending some time comparison shopping, they have the same prices as other department stores on most big brand names. They do tend to carry some higher class brands that others don’t so I think that’s how I came by that impression. Without further ado, I give you my top selections from the new SJP collection!
Italian Leather, 3.5 inch heel, Size 36.5 to 40 EU
These are my absolute favorite. The asymmetric ankle strap is incredibly leg lengthening and makes wider feet look sleek!
Italian Suede, 3.25 inch heel, Size 36.5 to 40 EU
I love the color on these and the fact that it’s got a solid suede toe box which will give you comfort and keep the shoe from pinching. The strap is also at a very flattering height.
Italian Leather, 3.5 inch heel, Size 36 to 41 EU
The Anna is great because it’s a nude for pale women. Most nudes don’t look right on me but this actually has a shot at sort of blending with my skin. It also has a great shape and set to the strap.
Italian Leather, 3.5 inch heel, Size 35 – 42 EU
These Jill sandals are just a lot of fun with the high shine and delicate strap detail.
Grosgrain and Leather, Convertible shoulder and cross-body strap
I like the size, utility, and color of this clutch. It’s super classic but the color makes it the prefect evening bag for spring and summer!
Overall, I think there are some great pieces in the collection. I appreciate the fact that none of these shoes are over 4 inches in height. I’ll be saving my pennies for the Diana and the Ina! Did you have a favorite from the SJP collection? Let us know in the comments below!