Not your average party shoe

Recently I've been embracing the idea of incorporating more trainers into my wardrobe, and when JD Sports offered to send over a pair of shoes, I had to choose the most glam pair on the site.

Something about the shiny black snake embossed leather on this pair of Nike trainers made me want to dress them up with velvet and jewels. With all the running around on the holidays, I wondered if these trainers could be just glitzy enough to complete a party look - and I do think they are!

Even if I might not opt to wear them in place of heels all night, it's always good to have a backup, and they will most certainly add a lot of flare to my weekend looks. It's great to have the comfort of a Nike trainer with the style of fashion trainer. The monochromatic look sets these apart from so many other styles.

This weekend I will undoubtedly be doing a lot of running around! The last weekend before Christmas there will be no relaxing for me - I'm already worried about getting it all done; so many cookies to bake and gifts to wrap. My fellow procrastinators, it is time to rally.

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The Rundown
Jeweled Sweater Kohl's similar
Skirt c/o Vera Wang for Kohl's similar
Black Velvet Blazer Urban Outfitters similar
Leather Trainers Nike c/o JD Sports
Fold Over Clutch Alberta Di Canio via TJMaxx similar
Gold Twisted Bracelet The Cavernous Jewerly Box similar
Naomi Druzy Ring c/o Kendra Scott
Pearl and Rhinestone Ring Forever 21
Sunglasses "Meteor" Ray-Ban c/o TJMaxx
Nail Color "Lion Around" Essie

Thanks to JD Sports for sponsoring this post!


  1. Those ring - WOW! what a great statement piece :)


  2. Those are so fun! I love how you dressed them up with the skirt and sweater!
    This weekend I'm pretty busy too, but not with Christmas stuff (except Saturday and Sunday night where we have family movie nights, haha) I'm finally seeing The Hobbit on Sunday, woooo!!

  3. Love your skirt! And your blog! Great finding a fashion blogger with a budget! My kind of gal! ;)

    Dannon //
    Like The Yogurt
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  4. Nice! I love that you incorporated some sneaks into such a chic ensemble :)

  5. Definitely not your average party shoe! However, certainly comfy and chic!

  6. Great Look! Those sneakers are just too cute!
    We Shop in Heels

  7. Loving all of the sneaker posts today! Those are fantastic nikes!

    Eleventh & Sixteenth

  8. These shoes look both comfy and cute!! Love that embellished sweater too. Good luck with the rest of your baking and shopping! xx

  9. Ever since I had Reilly I have been obsessed with the sneaker trend. I am so happy to see them paired with cute skirts like you have here!

  10. we are twinning with the shoes today, you look so cute.

  11. Love how those can be so dressed-up! Adorable.
    xo Annie
    New England Romance

  12. I was just lamenting that I haven't baked a single cookie for Christmas this year. And come to think of it, haven't written a single card, either. It definitely is time for we procrastinators to rally, but to be honest, I still have so much to do that I have no idea when I'm going to find the time. Maybe trainers are the secret? I love how glamourous this pair is, they really do look lovely with your skirt and bet they're way more comfortable than the shoes you would normally have worn with this outfit!

  13. Ooh I love love those sneakers! You have the whole weekend - you can do it!

    little luxury list formerly Chic 'n Cheap Living

  14. Love the shoes, great outfit!!!!

  15. Looks like the perfect party shoe to me!!!
    Melanie @

  16. These shoes are totally awesome! Love how you styled them!

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  17. Sweet Kicks! I love the shiny black leather. I don't think I've ever worn sneakers with a dressier outfit but you pull off the look well!
    Jeans and a Teacup

  18. They pair really well with your outfit! Nothing like happy feet with all that you have to do!

  19. Those are fun sneakers--I love the fancy snakeskin embossing! Nothing beats actually being comfortable at a holiday party!

  20. They are cute shoes! Perfect for running around.

    Good luck with all the last minute tasks! I'm terrified of going out to the shops so close to Christmas, even more so with baby in tow, so all my shopping is done thankfully. I just have to get the groceries for Christmas dinner, but that can be done locally, away from the huge crowds at the shopping malls!

    Away From The Blue

  21. Those shoes are great. I can't really get on board with the sneakers trend, but I love them on everyone else. Weird, I know.

  22. Cute sweater and shoes. I love your style! I saw you on TLC. Greetings from Indonesia :) xx

  23. The sneakers look so cute styled with that skirt! And you can't go wrong with anything comfy :)


  24. Cute shoes! I like their classic look.

  25. What fun shoes! I love how companies are dressing up casual shoes with more luxurious fabrics and bling. These are adorable paired with your sweater!

  26. I absolutely love cute, dressy sneakers like those and I need a similar black pair myself. Looks great with the feminine, all-black outfit! Well done!!

  27. These are cute - i'd wear them! considering i am not the sneaker gal, so its a compliment.