WIW: my long awaited HEWI!

Remember I asked you all about JCrew shoes because I was attracted to these flat oxfords?  I have old Trouve oxfords which are falling apart and which were not as refined as I would liked and I have been looking for refined flat oxfords for 2 years without any luck.
Long story short I decided to pounce on JCrew oxfords when they had 30% sale and when they had free shipping and returns and they arrived last week. I was pretty sure they will be too narrow, not comfortable, etc. With trembling hands I removed them from the box and tried them on - and they were perfect fit for my wider forefoot and not pinching my toes even though the toe is almond. The leather is very soft quality and they were comfortable and not stiff at all. I still cannot believe that I got my HEWI and in this perfect off-white color!
I was also afraid that my feet wild look enormous in white flat oxfords but another surprise - I think they actually look good. My hubby also gave them a seal of approval - what more could I have asked for. Oh, and they are gone in my size now - I am so happy I pounced when I did!

I wanted to debut them today as they promise rain for the rest of the week. I was pouring over Angie's and Pinterest to figure out how to wear them with black skinnies (it was the only available trouser option for me). I even created a Pinterest board with loafers and oxfords outfits! Inthe end my solution came from one of the outfits in this Angie's post even though it is about loafers and not oxfords - but a gal has to be creative, right? I honestly think that flat oxfords work here as well as loafers would - what do you think?

I was not sure about the length of the trousers. They are full length skinnies but I felt like sporting crops or ankle pants today after Angie's post so here is a result. Leg shortening or not but I felt pretty good in this outfit all day (and was looking at my feet all the time admiring my new pets and thinking how lucky I was to gamble on them :-) )

Flat oxfords - JCrew
Tux blazer and Martin skinnies - Banana Republic
Sequin tee - Lord and Taylor via The Bay
Danier silver tote

Thank you for looking and sharing my HEWI finding joy with me!

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  • catgirl replied 6 years ago

    This may be my favorite outfit that you have ever posted! Love the whole thing!

  • greycat6 replied 6 years ago

    Beautiful! You look very elegant!

  • kellygirl replied 6 years ago

    Gorgeous! Fab new shoes. I'm so happy for you:)

  • Ginkgo replied 6 years ago

    I love a happy shoe story! This was meant to be.

  • shevia replied 6 years ago

    Great shoes and I love the jacket on you too!

  • Beth Ann replied 6 years ago

    Well done, and the shoes look fabulous with the black/white casual tux look.

    So happy for your happy feet!

  • Caro in Oz replied 6 years ago

    Beautiful look Sveta, great shoes.

  • columbine(erin) replied 6 years ago

    Wow! The shoes look so elegant and I like how you styled them. You look fab indeed.

  • Joy replied 6 years ago

    I'm so happy for you. Those oxfords are beautiful. The whole outfit is fabulous. Yay for cute comfortable shoes!

  • Gigi replied 6 years ago

    Wow, Sveta, those look great on you! How exciting to have found your HEWI!

  • Kiwichik replied 6 years ago

    Clapping hands for you- this totally works - the oxfords are a great shape and colour.

  • Greyscale replied 6 years ago

    Wow! What an amazing stylish outfit. So chic. Really one of your best. The long line of the jacket and top work so well on your height.

  • Runcarla replied 6 years ago

    There is something elegant about this look, even though it is casual or relaxed with the rolled cuff pants and scrunched sleeves. The fabrics and leather look 'luxe' to me. You look long and lean. Good call on the shoes!

  • Windchime replied 6 years ago

    Gorgeous shoes; so glad you tried them and had success. I really like your entire outfit; great to see that cool tee again!

  • CocoLion replied 6 years ago

    Congratulations on HEWI success!  Styled to perfection here.

    I love this look.  I live vicariously through you as I look at your recent WIWs Sveta.  First, I could never pull off cropped pants and flats.  Second, I could never pull off a long top like that in a contrasting color, it would chop me in half.  In my soul I am 5'10", at least, not barely 5'4", and wearing beautiful polished clothes like this!

  • Deborah replied 6 years ago

    They are the most stunning shoes I have seen in some time. Congrats on finding your hewi

  • leopardluxe replied 6 years ago

    Yay! Isn't it a great feeling when you finally obtain a long sought after HEWI? Congrats on finding the perfect shoes. They look great and your outfit does a great job of showcasing them! YLF!

  • Inge replied 6 years ago

    Hurrah!! The oxfords are fantastic, Sveta, and so is the entire outfit!

  • Ingunn replied 6 years ago

    How wonderful! The oxfords are perfect for you, and I'm so happy for you that you had luck with the fit. I love the whole outfit - perfection.

  • Karie replied 6 years ago

    Yay for another HEWI achievement story! You look fantastic in this outfit, and the shoes are gorgeous. I like ankle pants, and think the length of your trousers is fine. It's nice that us tall gals can risk a little leg shortening, isn't it? This is one of my favorite outfits of yours! 

  • Jjsloane replied 6 years ago

    Gorgeous shoes on you. So glad it worked out so well. Thanks also for the review, I'm tempted but I don't often wear oxfords and I have a couple pair already. 

  • unfrumped replied 6 years ago

    They look great on your feet and make your feet look good, too. That IS a HEWI in my book.

  • lyn67 replied 6 years ago

    Is there a challenge going on here I don't know about?(who posts the best outfit ever????) Shannon and Sveta head to head for the prize...and I haven't seen the other posts yet either...:-).

    So plonk here again! As AG said, one of my faves ever! I generaly  have mostly a want them but hate them on me relationship with flat, high wamped, laced shoes, oxfords, or any others, but  these, in white- are delicious!

    The all outfit is fab2fab, love it Sveta!

  • replied 6 years ago

    Super shoes! And I am excited, because that means they will probably work for me too.

  • viva replied 6 years ago

    "with trembling hands" .... Sveta, I love you! And I am so, so glad these worked out so beautifully for you. You look stunning in this outfit and those shoes are incredible on you. I'm sure we will see a lot of those!!!

  • merwoman replied 6 years ago

    Woo hoo! Gorgeous from head to toe! Love the new shoes!

  • Suz replied 6 years ago

    What Denise and Viva said! I don't know which is better, your hilarious description of the shopping adventure -- or your amazing outfit. 

    I get a real 80s vibe from this -- in a good way. So jealous that you can carry off that super high contrast with flats and still look one million per cent amazing. I see no leg shortening -- just styling brilliance! Congrats on finding your HEWI and enjoy!

  • Janet replied 6 years ago

    Hooray for the HEWI! Those are great shoes, and I'm so glad they worked out for you!

    Love that whole outfit on you too. There is something very 80s inspired about it, in the best possible way. You look fantastic, Sveta!

  • replied 6 years ago

    *throws confetti*

    Hooray for HEWI!!!!

  • Elizabeth P replied 6 years ago

    Oh, this is fantabulous Sveta.  I'm thilled you found your white shoes... I know how challenging that can be, and I don't even have hard to fit feet. 

    This whole outfit is wonderful.

    Any chance you could share where that amazing sweater came from?

  • Aubergine replied 6 years ago

    Gorgeous -- glad they worked out!

    And I'm with CocoLion in envying your tall-person ability to pull off outfits like this.

  • Lisa replied 6 years ago

    Yay for finding your perfect shoe!  And a wonderful outfit for a first outing.  Isn't it nice when a gamble pays off?  I have not tried JCrew shoes myself, so I was very curious to hear how they are, thanks for the report!

  • deb replied 6 years ago

    The shoes look beautiful on you. And the whole outfit is stunning!!!!!

  • Transcona Shannon replied 6 years ago

    Oh good grief Sveta! These are PERFECT!!! And the outfit is fabulous. YAY for Happy HEWI Hunting (HHH)!

  • jackiec replied 6 years ago

    Absolutely outstanding! Way to go for holding out. Outstanding.

  • Neel replied 6 years ago

    *clapping hands* and those oxfords are drool worthy!!! Lovely styling too!

  • LACeleste replied 6 years ago

    Great outfit with perfect shoes!!!  Hooray!

  • texstyle replied 6 years ago

    The oxfords do seem so perfect - very happy for you that they worked. I love the outfit overall!

  • BethL replied 6 years ago

    Sveta! Oh my goodness, where to begin? Great shopping and unpacking your package story? Check. The Sveta combination of elegance and edginess? Check. Love your shoes, love your outfit. Thanks for the fun view into your style adventures.

  • NDMom replied 6 years ago

    Just love everything about it....but most of all the SHOES! :)

  • Angie replied 6 years ago

    Killer stunning beautiful, Sveta. I'm thrilled for you. All good things come to those who wait. Perhaps you can provide the link to the oxfords? 

  • rachylou replied 6 years ago

    Gorgeous shoes!

  • Emily replied 6 years ago

    Wow, Sveta, I'm glad you found your oxfords!  You look gorgeous!  No leg shortening is happening here, you are statuesque and elegant as always.

  • Diana replied 6 years ago

    The new oxfords are amazing!  Love how you have styled them too.

  • Catnip replied 6 years ago

    Sveta, you look fabulous!  The outfit is gorgeous and the oxfords complete it perfectly.  I'm so glad you found them.  I have white oxfords left over from last summer, and they are one of the most versatile pieces in my summer wardrobe.

  • Sveta replied 6 years ago

    Wow, such love for my new pets! Tank you so much for sharing my joy!
    I am also glad that fashion police was not after me for breaking PPL with those rolled up pants! :-)
    Angie, I did provide a link in my post but here it is again:
    They also come in taupe and nutmeg colors (but I think cream is the best of course! :-) )
    Catnip, high five for white oxfords love!
    Lisa, I am happy with those  - they had first outing yesterday including 2 mile walk to work and my feet were pretty happy. You should check them out if you are on the market for flat oxfords.
    Elizabeth P., this is Lord &Taylor tee I got in The Bay. It is called "424 FIFTH Pick Up Sticks Tee" :-)
    Denise, believe me that being 5'10" has so many challenges shopping wise you may be much better of with your 5'4" :-) I guess the grass is always greener...
    Karie, we tall girls have to have some perks right - after all these shopping nightmares of everything being too short most of the time...
    lyn67, thank you for your enthusiasm! Maybe you should try the oxfords again? I find those working much better for my style than my old Trouve ones because they are more revined and elegant which is a nice counteract for the masculine style. I also began a whole Pinboard for inspiring looks with flat oxfords and hope this will help as well.
    Ceit, you should try them. Mushroom color is on sale now and with 30% it comes to $112 - pretty good deal now.
    Viva, have no doubt: you will see these shoes a lot when weather start cooperating.
    Suz and Janet - I did not even think of 80's vibe. Hmmm, if it was not intentional should I be worried? :-)

  • Eliza replied 6 years ago

    Sveta- head to toe perfection. Love the oxfords and they will play well with your stunning wardrobe. Have fun!

    Full disclosure: I have a very similar pair of cream oxfords that I pair with almost everything. I especially like them with tuxedo style jackets.

  • Ledonna N. replied 6 years ago

     The complete outfit is very nice.  Proves that you just have to wait for what is right for you.

  • Parsley replied 6 years ago

    Happy sigh!
    Those shoes look just perfect, and your perseverance has paid off.
    You whole outfit is strikingly beautiful on you.
    Hooray for a HEWI that you can cross off the list!

  • dustt replied 6 years ago

    those are awesome!!! - the perfect oxford IMO and who doesn't love a tall girl with rolled pants!! - perfection!!

  • Lyn D. replied 6 years ago

    Stunning shoes for a stunning Fabber!

  • Jewell replied 6 years ago

    *happy sigh* I love a happy ending. Fab shoes and outfit!

  • Aida replied 6 years ago

    Gorgeous, Sveta! Your pins got me hankering after a pair of these too, but DRAT already gone in my size. Definitely looking forward to more white oxford outfits from you!

  • Sveta replied 6 years ago

    Thank you ladies!
    Aida, check back for the size. Mushroom oxfords were gone in my size when i placed my order 2 weeks ago and now they are back in stock. You never know...

  • sarah replied 6 years ago

    Those are beautiful, Sveta!

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