Shark Bite

Dress- Forever 21 | Jacket- BB DAKOTA | Shoes- Jeffrey Campbell via Nasty Gal | Bag- Mulberry Alexa c/o LuisaViaRoma | Sunglasses- Ray-Ban Aviators | Jewelry- Tiffany & Co., Michael Kors

I am absolutely obsessed with these amazing new Jeffrey Campbells I acquired via Nasty Gal last week. They are reminiscent of Theysken’s Theory in their colossal pointy-toe ankle-strap awesomeness, but they have these bite marks in them that could verifiably hurt as much as the shark bite they invoke, but they don’t hurt because your feet are protected by a sturdy bit of malleable clear plastic. Ohmygosh I love them.

One thing you definitely won’t see that often on PSS is me baring my legs – as a shorty (5’2″) I’m not a fan of my stems, and hardly think of them as dainty. But when I put on these shoes, let me tell you…

Ladies, if you are self conscious about your legs, do as Auntie Kristina did, and:

  1. apply self-tanner, then
  2. immediately regret the orange knee idea, then
  3. slap on these platforms and you will seriously feel amazing.

It’s something about the shoes. And the fact that I no longer look quite so ghost-like.

Hair tutorial via Wendy

Dress- Forever 21 | Jacket- BB DAKOTA | Shoes- Jeffrey Campbell via Nasty Gal | Bag- Mulberry Alexa c/o LuisaViaRoma | Sunglasses- Ray-Ban Aviators | Jewelry- Tiffany & Co., Michael Kors

You can purchase your own pair at Nasty Gal, my friends. Get bitten, you so won’t regret it!

  • http://initfortheloveblog.blogspot.com/ samantha

    I love that this has a boho feel but also looks so clean and pulled together! Wanting those shoes so very badly. x

  • http://madaboutculture.com Asia

    I love these shoes!! I always fear a really high wedge what kind of tips do you have for wearing and balancing in shoes like these? Also are these comfortable on a scale of 1-10 how would you grade them? See it really is funny I have skinny longer limbs (also a shortie but my limbs are really long looking) and I absolutely love the shape of your legs.

    • http://prettyshinysparkly.com Kristina

      I guess we always want what we don’t have, right asia?

      These are very easy to walk in if you have worn platform heels before. I was pleasantly surprised. On a scale of 1-10, 10 being very comfortable, I would rate these about a 5. I’ve had some pretty darn uncomfortable shoes in the past, but I was able to walk around in these for quite a while without blisters or any sharp pains. However, I rated them a 5 because a 10 to me would be like bunny slippers. :) Hope that helps!

  • http://www.thedailysequin.com Vidhya

    Love the shoes and the hair. You aren’t putting down Tiffany necklace anytime soon , I’m sure ;)

    • http://prettyshinysparkly.com Kristina

      Oh heck no, Vidhya! It has become part of my regular jewelry collection, right alongside my Michael Kors silver watch and engagement ring. :)

  • http://www.the-beautiful-things.com Vittoria @ The Beauitufl Things

    hey, i always say that if the heel’s high enough, i’ll attempt any look! (p.s. it’s way to cold in nyc to attempt a bare leg!)

  • http://kulturundstil.blogspot.com Anita

    great shoes! and a wonderful outfit!
    I’m very cautious with self-tanner, well let’s say I’ve not yet found the perfect one…
    xxx Anita

    • http://prettyshinysparkly.com Kristina

      Okay Anita, yesterday I was determined not to give up the orange-glo fight–I went to sephora and bought this: http://sprk.li/AzLiFO

      and it’s amazing! put the tanner on last night and today woke up with NO orangey spots, just a beautiful, natural looking tan! I’m so happy!

  • http://www.styleclouds.de Christina

    Kristina – the shoes are fabulous!! And I love the jacket as well! You look fantastic! Have a great Monday! xo, Christina

  • http://thosethingstheysaid.com Melanie

    I already saw this on instagram, but I have these babies and I love them so much! I hot them a few months ago, but noticed Theyskins Theories on blogger Jazzi a little while ago and was happy to own something so similar. Love this post..keep up the great work!

  • http://fashionfractions.com/ Neris

    Kristina, this might be my fave look from you EVER! love the shoes, the hair, the jacket… everything :)
    Oh, and you have AMAZING legs ;)

    xxx,

    Fashion Fractions

    • http://prettyshinysparkly.com Kristina

      Aw thank you Neris! That is so sweet of you to say – I hate my legs but I’m glad you love this look! I loved the outfit too and want to repeat it again! LOL

  • http://keepcalmandcarrylipstick.blogspot.com Sarah

    Those shoes are ah-mazing. Your legs look great! ;)

  • http://a-cocktail-a-day.com Kristina

    Your hairstyle is very cute! I adore it :)

    Love,
    Kristina from Switzerland

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  • http://tastygorgeous.com Liz Randell

    Wonderful pictures as always :) The shoes look fabulous and I love the colour. Also loving the hair photograph, will be giving that a go! Thankyou for being brave and baring your legs, although I do think it’s way too cold to do that here in the UK at the moment! :)

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  • http://crinkleyourcloset.blogspot.com Rachel Tatem

    I am la-la-loving that jacket!

  • http://www.pennypincherfashion.com Penny Pincher Fashion

    I’ve never loved my legs either. Although I’m 5’8″, I’m also pear shaped so they’ve long been my least favorite body part. So, maybe I need to get these shoes – they DO look quite fantastic on you! :)

    • http://prettyshinysparkly.com Kristina

      You and me both sister. But seriously, after I took these photos, the next day I went to Sephora and bought this ah-mazing sunless tanner, and now, no orange spots! And my legs look slimmer! so that with the shoes = good legs. Not great legs, but finally at least good ones. :) Here’s the sunless tanner that has changed my life in the last 48 hours: http://sprk.li/AzLiFO

  • http://www.doyouspeakgossip.com/ Call me M @ DoYouSpeakGossip?

    Awww I love them! Way more than the Theysken’s Theory ones. They are more special, and I really liked their color and their shark bites. hehe
    Loved everything about your outfit, and your hairstyle. Really stylish look.

  • http://www.considermelovely.com Rocquelle

    Those shoes are gorgeous!! I adore your braided bun too.

  • Chaz

    I love your hair. It’s so cute! And your legs look great. :)

  • http://www.hautechildinthecity.com Chelsea

    Jeffry Campbell makes a hell of a shoe an these look fantastic on you! Love the hair too! Great look!

  • http://theworldoftiffany.wordpress.com Tiffany

    The hair is awesome. JC makes great shoes. Bare legs wow- mine won’t be out til May in Chicago LOL

  • http://engineeredstyle.com Jenni @ Engineered Style

    Love this, Kristina! I’m typically not a Jeffrey Campbell fan (yeah, probably the only one), but I love this shoe! Maybe it’s because it’s a bit daintier, and I love patent in any color . Fun hair, too–my hair is finally long enough to try some funky updos, so this one is now on my list.

    • http://prettyshinysparkly.com Kristina

      I completely agree with you Jenni re: JC. This is kind of a departure because they are more feminine and demure…but still have that fierceness with the cut out details. I’m a big fan of Jeffrey Campbell and I loved this shoe, so I guess he won over both sides of the camp with this one!

  • http://agirlofmanyhatslydia.blogspot.com/ Lydia

    Love the hair. And the jacket!

  • http://livingchel.com Chelsa

    I love the shoes and your hair looks gorgeous like that.

  • http://www.wearaboutsblog.com Rory

    this is the PERFECT outfit! I adoooooooooore your dress and jacket combo and the shoes are icing on the cake! <3
    Rory
    http://www.WearAboutsBlog.com
    CHICTOPIA

  • http://www.theprettyfactor.blogspot.com Erica

    Never seen those shoes before! Very original. I like how you paired them with a dress :)

  • http://katherinenholm.tumblr.com Katherine Nicole Holm

    This is such a beautiful outfit. Words cannot describe those shoes. I usually find most Jeffrey Campbell shoes a little too ostentatious for my taste, but these are perfect!

  • http://megansilianoff.blogspot.com/ Megan Silianoff

    Looking good girl! And can I make a request for your next vlog – how to apply self tanner. I’ve always wanted to do this but am super scared of the orange knees you mentioned. Need your guidance! =)

  • http://www.theaveragegirlsguide.com alyson – the average girl’s guide

    Gorgeous hair, and love this outfit! Have to admit that I’m not sure how I feel about these shoes… partly because I just can’t picture myself wearing them… however, I absolutely LOVE you in this dress/jacket combo. I also don’t wear skirts too often but have on up on the blog today (knee-length, though!). Happy Monday.

  • http://adoretoadorn.blogspot.com Nancy

    I hate to sound like a random poster, but I actually found your blog through Instagram! This post is actually something I totally relate to! (1) I’m a 5’2″ gal, (2) I don’t necessarily like exposing my gams since I’m pale (and petite) and (3) I don’t have a lot of fab heels/wedges to show off.

    I saw those same JC wedges online but am tempted after seeing them here. =) The color and the design are so appealing!

  • http://www.lemonsandloafers.com Julia @ Lemons and Loafers

    I just adore your hair here. The braid is too cute! I love the mash up of braid and pearls.

  • http://www.TheFashionableESQ.blogspot.com Netty

    I too am pale, pale, pale. I found a spray tan place where they use an organic, sugar compound that goes on clear and then it intensifies until you shower. It’s very cool because when you’re “tan enough” you can just hop in the shower and it stops”tanning” but you stay tan for about 8 days! It’s not sticky at all either.

    Shoes: want & need them.

  • http://glamslamblog.com Stephanie

    Kristina, you look amazing! You have no need to fear bearing your legs sweetie. AND – BY THE WAY – THOSE SHOES ARE BEYOND, BEYOND AMAZING! I’m in love them! I love how you paired your dress w/ your jacket from your “Sgt. Pepper” post and pair it withe the shoes. Very cool my dear! :)

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  • http://shoeschampagne.blogspot.com Tiffany Elam

    You look great in this outfit. I like all the details in each pieces, as well as your hair= FAB!!

    Tiffany
    http://shoeschampagne.blogspot.com

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  • http://www.onewomansstyleevolution.com/ One Woman’s Style Evolution

    Love t he jacket and especially the SHOES. Wicked glam!!!!!

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  • http://thefashionistabubble.blogspot.com Naghmeh

    This outfit is so pretty and feminine, the lace and the colour! and those shoes are just wow!
    xx

  • http://heelaholic.wordpress.com/ Jenna

    When I saw you tweet these shoes the other day, I wasn’t sold on them but actually seeing them on? OMG, they are hot!

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  • http://www.practicallyspoiled.com Kelly @ Practically Spoiled

    This outfit is absolutely adorable! I know how you feel about the pale legs, I’m nearly translucent in the winter… Good job on the self tanner – you don’t look orange-y or streaky!

  • http://www.inez-mysmallworld.blogspot.com Inez

    Cute shoes. Loove the jacket. Nice outfit. Love the braid in your hair too.

  • http://fashionferno.wordpress.com Fern @ FashionFerno

    I absolutely adore those wedges, how interesting, thanks for the intro to Jeffrey Campbell also.
    Pastels and Black is going to be a hit this spring!
    I. Cant. Wait!

    Lovely post!
    :)

  • http://goldenhigh.net/ jojostylee

    yup, the shoes are fierce

  • http://josefinelievie.wordpress.com Josefine Lievie

    I love your confidence and that you just do it! Thank you for being an inspiration.

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