Marc Fisher Pumps for Date Night

Jeans & Joie Shirt 1

Blouse, Joie (old) | Denim Jacket, Kut from the Kloth Helena| Jeans, J Brand (old) | Pumps, Marc Fisher Zala (on sale!) | Bag, Chanel | Sunglasses, Ray-Ban Aviators

I love the look of pumps, but rarely wear them, because my narrow heels mean that pumps never stay on my feet.  These white Marc Fisher Zala pumps are the rare exception – it was a Cinderella moment, where I put them on and they. just. fit.   With a block heel, these are easily my most comfortable pumps, which is why I put them on for a casual date night to Holbox recently.  (Highly recommend for any seafood lovers in Los Angeles.  Don’t be fooled by the photos – the food looked very high end, but it was located in a very casual food court, where flip-flops and shorts would have been acceptable).

With a hopeful spirit, I immediately purchased the black leather pair and black suede pair, but unfortunately, the sizing on each color is a little different (sniff!).  The black suede runs small and the black leather runs a little large.  Both went back.  But for now, I still have the perfect pair of white pumps.

Switch Jewelry Rental Review

As I have been exploring my style, I’ve been hesitating to buy too many new items.  Jewelry in particular is a challenge.  My jewelry is very minimal – I generally wear the same simple gold hoop earrings and “B” necklace everyday.

I found Switch a month ago, and have really been loving it.  It’s a monthly jewelry rental service, with high quality jewelry pieces (they say the average retail value is $500).  They have a well-curated selection with a range of styles – everything from minimal to bold to trendy (apparently chokers are back!).  The cost depends on how many pieces you want at one time: Gold is 1 piece ($29/month), Platinum is 2 pieces ($49/month), and Black is 3 pieces ($69/month).  You keep each piece as long as you want, and then you return and select a new one.  They are pretty quick – once they receive the item, I can immediately get a new one, and they ship within two business days.  The company is in Los Angeles, so I have been getting the pieces within on day, but it might take a little longer the further you live (they ship regular USPS, except for the first item which came next day air).

I’ve gotten two pieces so far, and have really enjoyed them.  I’ve tried to select pieces a little out of my comfort zone, and while I wouldn’t have bought any of them, they are so fun to try.  Each piece comes nicely boxed, with a fun note card.



First, the Chloe Hoop Lariat Necklace (retail $590) – When I first got this piece, I didn’t think I would like it.  It was a heavy, brassy gold chain – not my style at all.  But when I started playing with it, I found I really liked it.  It went with more casual and more formal outfits, and brought a little style to my neutral outfits.




Next, vintage Chanel clip-on earrings (retail $500) – I liked the bold statement look of these earrings, and the brassy gold vintage look with the faux pearl center.  They would go well with office wear or evening wear.  These were larger than I would normally wear, and a bit on the heavy side for me, so I didn’t keep them on too long, but they inspired me to keep bolder gold earrings in mind.


I’m still using the program, so stay tuned for my next review.  If this review has helped and you interested in joining, please consider using my referral code:  TaoCarolyn22J  The Switch website is here.  This is not a sponsored post, but I will get a small referral credit.  Thank you!

Navy Striped Jumpsuit – Summer Workwear

I love jumpsuits for summer – they feel like pajamas yet make me feel put together instantly.  I get a lot of compliments on this one!  The cropped leg necessitates a nude shoe on my 5’2″ frame – while a higher heel would probably look better (probably true for all outfits), the 1-inch block heel on these sandals makes them very walkable.

Jumpsuit – 1. State (old)

Cardigan – Ann Taylor cropped cardigan (old), similar (40% off) here
Sandals – Vince Rianne sandals (old), similar here

Bag – Gucci Soho Disco

Earrings – Vintage Chanel, rented here