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In The Emerald City / Foley & Corinna Giveaway

[CONTEST CLOSED. WINNER: NATHALIE]

The Shorts are officially back.

I think the last time you saw them was in my ridiculous Aldo dancing video, but here they are again! And best get used to them, because they are about to become glued to my legs. Maybe I’ll take them off for a sec to patch up that hole. Maybe.

From May through September, I wear one of my many pairs of denim shorts (but usually the True Religion ones you see up there; those are my faves) very nearly every day. And then from September through early November, I wear them with tights. It is, as they say, “my thing.”

This, in fact, is probably the most “me” outfit you’ve seen in any style post thus far; it’s just exactly how I like to look and feel: miserable down towards the foot area, comfortable everywhere else.

But a little misery is worth it when your heels are nude skyscrapers that make your legs look miles long…and have HOT PINK SOLES. Am I right? (They’re Betsey Johnson Carrlas.)

You may have noticed I’ve been all about the Forever 21 accessories lately. What happened was I got sick of wearing the same things day in, day out…so I went to my beloved F21, shelled out forty bucks, and went home with a bagful of earrings, necklaces, and that absolutely incredible scarf (which doubles as a handy tool when you’re still in that awkward almost-pregnant-looking-but-not-quite stage).

Here, I’m pairing them with the aforementioned True Religion cutoffs, a H&M blazer, a GapBody top, and Urban Outfitters sunglasses.

And oh my god, that bag. It is too beautiful. It’s Foley & Corinna’s most popular style – the Mid City, and can be carried either as a handbag, or folded over and worn over the shoulder, like I’m doing here. And it comes in billions of beautiful colors (my favorites are Emerald, shown here, Rose Nubuck, and Poppy).

And speaking of: I have some exciting news for you…

…which is…

…da da!…

Foley & Corinna would like to give YOU a Mid City (retail value $395), in any color that your heart desires. All you have to do is visit the Ramshackle Glam / Foley & Corinna Giveaway Page. Remember: while of course I’d love to hear your thoughts on the outfit (or anything), a comment on this post does not count as an entry; you have to visit the page to to win.

Good luck! I can’t wait to hear how the winner likes the bag.

Foley and Corinna is a sponsor of Ramshackle Glam.

  • Elisa

    contest closes may 19th – my birthday! fingers crossed 🙂

    • Anonymous

      happy birthday! and good luck to ya 🙂

  • Anonymous

    J, I can appreciate your enthusiasm to be sexy always, and I’m only chiming in because I’ve had kids and you’ve asked for advice, but short denim cutoffs are not gonna feel so good at 8 months (i’m not even getting into how they’ll look, because to each her own on that front). and the uncomfortable heels thing is also gonna need to go, of course. Preghood and then mommyhood does ask for style adjustments and it’s not  always a bad thing.

    • Anonymous

      Disagree completely.

      I think that nothing whatsoever prevents you from continuing to express your own style while pregnant – or while being a mom. Sure, I may not be able to (or feel like) wearing these particular cutoffs a couple of months from now, but I see nothing wrong with wearing stuff that makes you feel sexy even eight months pregnant. And shorts make me feel sexy. And “of course” the uncomfortable heels “need to go”? Do you have access to some rulebook I’m not familiar with? Obviously I wear flats while walking around the city to be safe, but I’m hardly throwing my heels in the trash.

      I think pregnant women and moms should wear whatever makes them feel beautiful and special, and if that’s shorts or heels, good for them. And I think anyone who dares tell a pregnant woman how she “should” and “should not” dress is asking for a major side-eye.

      •  Wow Jordan, I would never expect such a snide reply from you. She’s a mom and has been there before – maybe take her advice into consideration? I didn’t think she was trying to be rude, just practical. I know when I was 8 months pregnant, anything with a button closure cut into my stomach and it didn’t feel great. You know who else gets major side-eye? Smug people who’ve never been a parent thinking they know it all.

      •  Wow Jordan, I would never expect such a snide reply from you. She’s a mom and has been there before – maybe take her advice into consideration? I didn’t think she was trying to be rude, just practical. I know when I was 8 months pregnant, anything with a button closure cut into my stomach and it didn’t feel great. You know who else gets major side-eye? Smug people who’ve never been a parent thinking they know it all.

        • Anonymous

          this commenter has been unbelievably snide for months now – i’m not reacting to a single occurrence. he or she’s also said lots of sort of weird things that, in the end, started making me feel a little creeped out, and i don’t want any part of it.

          and the truth is, i don’t think it’s anyone’s place to tell me – or anyone – what they can and cannot wear, experience or no. it has nothing to do with having been a parent before.

          • No one is telling you what you can or cannot wear. I think she is just speaking from experience. From personal experience, I don’t like to wear my nicer clothes because I might get spit up on. I don’t like to wear heels because it’s just not safe or practical – I feel like I might trip while carrying my baby and I’d hate to hurt my child because I chose to wear “life threateningly” bad shoes. It’s not about whether I feel pretty or special … it’s about being practical. Much of parenthood is realizing it’s not about YOU anymore… your fashion choices, your personal style. Your smug naivete coupled with your defensiveness is giving me a good chuckle today.  not about YOU anymore… your fashion choices, your personal style. Your smug naivete coupled with your defensiveness is giving me a good chuckle today.

          • Nycgirl1986

            Though you do have the right to respond however you wish, I would like to point out that you specifically wrote above “I’d love to hear your thoughts on the outfit”. Whether or not you like what piapiapia wrote, you invited the dialogue.

          • Anonymous

            true. i do strongly disagree with people telling pregnant women and moms that they should dress in accordance with “rules” of any sort, though. they – as with everyone – should wear what makes them feel beautiful, whatever that is. my response was heated because i’m tired of this commenter’s backhanded comments (which have been under a variety of names for a long time now).

          • Anonymous

            ooh – with the exception of safety (for example, it’s my understanding that long, dangly necklaces with lots of little beads can be dangerous to wear when carrying a baby b/c they could put parts in their mouths…right?).

          • Mikki

            You look great Jordan and should continue to wear what you want. Obviously some readers, including the original commenter, think they are smarter than everyone else and are jealous! Great shoes and good idea for wearing flats and changing into these when out/for photos to still enjoy them!

          • oh please. reread the sentence you pulled that quote from again. i went back through the whole post but finally had to cntrl+f it because it was so out of context. the original commenter is grasping at stuff to hate on. i mean, thank GOD someone has finally stepped forward to reveal that daisy dukes might not be comfortable when 8 months pregnant!! this is relevant, reasonable, sought-after advice! oh wait, it’s not. at all.

            the original comment is the definition of trolling: commenting about stuff so out in left field and stupid. jordan, please continue to wear whatever the hell you want. you look great, and since babies don’t grow snuggled up to our femurs, i’m sure your legs will continue to be ‘duke worthy the rest of your summer, if i were you, i’d be researching maternity ones!

          • Anonymous

            thanks, alexis.

            p.s. to the person posting – over and over – YOU BLOCKED SOMEONE YOU ARE HORRIBLLLLLE I HATE YOUUUUU…yes, i blocked someone who’s been trolling my site for months under various names. that’s my policy.

          • Heather

             (I post under various names so disquis can’t track my comments, but I’m not a creep I swear.)

      • Km

         Here’s the thing. I completely agree pregnant women should wear whatever they want/whatever they can rock. I was able to wear all of my normal clothes while pregnant. Guessing Jordan will be able to too. The thing with the shoes though — it really is a safety consideration.

        • Anonymous

          Absolutely re: shoes – I tried wearing very high heels walking around the city once a couple of weeks ago, and won’t be doing it again, because it felt dangerous. Flip-flops in the purse to the rescue!

      • i’m so effing sick of people who are moms judging new moms. Jordan wear whatever you want, whatever makes you happy or sexy or comfortable…however you want to feel,  just do it. If you can pull off heels and short shorts while pregnant…that’s awesome! And if you feel comfortable doing that than I think people who can’t should be jealous! I’d love to be able to feel sexy while I’m pregnant. Congratulations on your baby boy!

  • Chelsea

     I’ve been dying to win one of your contests for months now- hopefully this one is the one!! That bag is GORGEOUS!!!!!
    P.S I absolutely LOVE your style- I wish I was as brave and creative as you 🙂 Keep up the good work!

    • Anonymous

      thank you!! good luck 🙂

  • Rebecca

    Jordan,

    Those shoes are to die for! How are they to walk in? I don’t mind sky high if it doesn’t make me walk oddly. How tall are you without shoes? I am 5’4″ and am trying to decide if these look good on someone my height.

    Thanks for all your posts! They are amazing! Congrats on the boy:)

    • Anonymous

      they are COMPLETELY MISERABLE to walk in. seriously, like life-threateningly bad. but i just stick them in my purse and wear flip-flops around, and then do an awkward street huddle-thing moments before walking into wherever i’m going to put them on. problem solved! 😉

      p.s. without shoes i’m 5’6″

      • Anonymous

        “they are COMPLETELY MISERABLE to walk in. seriously, like life-threateningly bad”. yeah, i guess i really don’t understand. you seem like an exceptionally intelligent person. and someone who’d be a great mother. hard to read that, i guess, and think it’s just cute.

    • Anonymous

      they are COMPLETELY MISERABLE to walk in. seriously, like life-threateningly bad. but i just stick them in my purse and wear flip-flops around, and then do an awkward street huddle-thing moments before walking into wherever i’m going to put them on. problem solved! 😉

      p.s. without shoes i’m 5’6″

  • azwriter

    That scarf is gorgeous. Not sure how I missed it — I’m in F21 at least once a week for an accessory fix. Cheap and cheerful! I always get more compliments on things I get from there then my expensive stuff.

  • natalie

     I think you look absolutely amazing. The profile photo with one leg slightly raised is my favorite! Your legs look stunning and you should, absolutely, show them off and ware whateve you want.

  • csf

    Hi Jordan,

    I love your blog 🙂

    Who won the bag (I know the answer is probably not me, but I’m holding out hope until you post otherwise)???

    Keep it up!

    • Anonymous

      My apologies – I completely forgot to post about the winner, who was chosen last week. Usually I select and contact them, but this time F&C did.

      I’m sorry about this one 🙁 But there are more great giveaways coming up!!!

  • Megan

    Hi Jordan, I love your style, and those shoes are KILLER (I only wish I could order them online to ship to Canada without million dollar shipping fees). I couldn’t stop thinking about that bag after you posted it though…. and so today – mine arrived from Foley & Corinna, in emerald green! 🙂 Just wondering if you’ve found yours has softened up very much? It’s not as buttery-soft as other leather bags I own, it feels a little plastic-y right now… but hoping it will age gracefully.

    • Anonymous

      yes! i noticed that too when it arrived, and since then it’s softened up a lot and gotten a lot slouchier – and i’ve only worn it maybe four times.

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  • Allison

    That link doesn’t work!

    • jordanreid

      which, the foley + Corinna mid-city? it’s no longer available. but it’s def on eBay!

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