Good Morning Fashion Lovers! This past Friday February 28th, I had the opportunity to scratch an item off of my NYC bucket list. What NYC gal does not want to meet the Queen of Shoes Ms. Sarah Jessica Parker. I have been eagerly counting down the days and praying that I was not disappointed. I am sure we have all experienced that awful feeling when we have someone built up so high there is no way for them to live up to it. Well I am glad to say this was not the case and the shoes were fantastic as well.
The polar vortex had returned but I was determined that even in my 36th week of pregnancy I was meeting SJP and getting a new pair of shoes at the same time. The -22 temperatures were not going to stop me from waiting in line, no matter how long I had to wait. I arrived and the line was long but not to long to scare me off. The best part of waiting in line was that the great people of Nordstrom were giving out yummy hot chocolate and coffee. I had 2 cups of hot chocolate in the first 15 minutes I was in line. After that I decided to wait because I knew my pregnant bladder would not handle much more and I was not losing my position in line to go find a washroom. While waiting in line I met some SJP fans and caught a glimpse of her through the windows, which made the wait a little more bearable.
After a little over an hour of waiting I finally entered the pop up shop. The shop was gorgeous, very simple decor to show off the fabulous shoes and bags. There were so many happy shoppers there trying on the gorgeous pairs of heels. I was definitely in my element, then I spotted her surrounded by adoring fans.
I took a few photos and then as soon as I unzipped my coat and my huge baby bump was exposed Sarah Jessica noticed me! She immediately sprang to my side, took my coat, handbag, found me a seat and offered me a hot drink since I had been outside so long in my condition. I was shocked my her genuine concern, this lady is a real class act. I reassured her that I was fine but what I really needed was some brand new shoes. She asked me what I had in mind and we went from there. Sarah Jessica made a few suggestions called over one of the sales girls and told them all the shoes that she thought would suit me. I could not have imagined her being so sweet and friendly. She made sure I was all set up and then went to go greet some other people before she left she assured me that she would return to see how I was making out. I was able to search out some photos of this meeting since I could not take pictures of myself! I thank god for Instagram and the fans out there that were snapping shots and posting them that day. Seriously how great is that?
What can I say about the shoes? I loved all of them and I think I tried on about 90% of the styles. Being in my 9th month of pregnancy my feet are a little wider than normal. With that in mind I did find a few of the styles a little narrow for my wide pregnant lady foot! I was torn between a few style Carrie, Ina, Bobbie and Diana. Carrie is a classic strappy heel and I loved the purple color but since it was cutting into my wide foot I decided against it but may change my mind in the future. Bobbie was a gorgeous shoe and I really considered getting her but it was not quite it. Bobbie is a great summer heel and came in mint and coral. Once again I am sure I will change my mind and try to find this shoe later on after the baby is born. Diana is such a classic patent leather mary jane styled show. It was soooo flattering it cut just in the right spot so that it did not make your legs look shorter like a lot of mary jane style do. I decided to go with the beautiful jade colored Ina. This shoe is incredibly comfortable and a real shoe stopper in person.
I was also on the hunt for a more casual sandal that I could rock while walking with my stroller this summer. I tried a couple but fell in love with the simple Wallace style and it came in my favorite leopard print. I was sold!
Once I had made my decisions it was time to make the purchase. SJP was at the cash signing all of the shoe boxes, bottoms of shoes and taking pictures with customers after they had made their shoe purchases. Once I caught up with her she went over my choices and gave me her expert approval. She had originally suggested the Jade for my eyes and I ended up loving it. We chatted about my due date, what I was having (it’s a surprise), and what hospital I was using (Mount Sinai) little fact she told me was that she had her back surgery there. I guess it is true all those high heels can be killer on your back. We took a snap shot and she ordered me to go home and put my feet up for the rest of the day. Which is what I did! I would like to thank Sarah Jessica Parker and Nordstrom for this amazing experience. Here is a few more pictures from the day:
Not the most flattering shot of me but it is one I will cherish! Have you checked out the SJP Collection from Nordstrom yet?
Hi Joanne! Sounds like a dream come true. I love Sarah Jessica Parker and I’m happy to hear she’s so down-to-earth. I loooove the shoes you picked! The Ina heels are such a gorgeous colour and those leopard print sandals are perfect for summer. Thanks for sharing!:)
Hey Donna! It was definitely a great moment. Well a great day over all. I have never had green shoes so I am delighted that I was talked into them! Thank for reading! xo
You’re welcome, hun! Love your blog.:) xoxo
Ahhh I’m so jealous you got to meet her! She sounds so friendly and down-to-earth. You look great too. Wish you well on your pregnancy! The jade shoes are gorgeous. xx
Thanks! I am down to the wire only 3 weeks left and I am dying to pop out this little one! She is definitely a rare gem in the world of celebrity. I adored her and the shoes! Thanks for stopping by! xo
That’s so awesome and her reaction to you was sweet. I’ve seen her collection and I don’t think there is anything I don’t love about it. You are very lucky!
Thanks for reading! I could not have asked for a better experience. I will definitely be buying more shoes at some point!
Wow! To have such a personal experience and for her to be so down to earth is amazing! I’m glad you found photos of your encounter. And the shoes are gorgeous 🙂
I love the shoes! I can not get some of them off my mind. I have to keep telling myself that i must stick to my budget! Thanks for reading!
Hi Joanne, I just stumbled upon your blog after looking at SJP Collection Nordstrom Instagram photos. I enjoyed reading about your experience meeting Sarah Jessica Parker. A day you will always remember! I’m so glad to hear how much you loved the shoes you purchased. They are the exact same 2 pairs I ordered online in the same colors. I hope they run true to size. I’m also glad to see someone purchased the flat sandals. Your photo was the only one I saw of the Wallace sandals. I’m sure there were more and I just didn’t see them. 🙂
Wishing you all the best with the birth of your baby. I can’t wait to read more of your blog. xo~L
Thank you so much for reading my blog. You are going to love the shoes! The flats sandals are really comfy and so well made. I was glad to see that there were some low options for those of us that do not want to wear heels everyday! Thanks again!
This is such a a great post!!! Good for you 🙂
Wow! That’s so awesome you were able to meet her! Her shoes looks so classy. Visit from #SitsSharefest
Thank you so much for stopping in from SitsShareFest. I am glad you liked my post and you are right the shoes are very classy and fit so well!
I just found your blog from the #SITSSharefest page, and I am so glad I did! I absolutely loved this post. Sarah sounds amazing. What an opportunity even if you did have to queue in the cold! I have seen other pictures and articles about the shoes but none of them made them look good enough to make me want to spend the money to get them all the way to Ireland. Yours makes me want them so much! Congratulations on a brilliant blog post and I hope all goes well with the pregnancy. I’m sure it will, after all, if its good enough for Sarah 😉
Hey Kate! Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog! Meeting Sarah was definitely worth waiting out in the cold for. I mean I always wanted to meet her and who knows if I would have that opportunity again. The shoes are amazing. I wore mine last night out to dinner and at 9 months pregnant I did not find them uncomfortable at all. I have 2 weeks left on the pregnancy so I am in the home stretch as they say!
Hi found you via #SITSSharefest I am also fashion/style blogger. So jealous you got to meet SJP! I love her and her style. She was in LA as well a few days ago, but I was unable to go. I am dying to go check out her shoes at Nordstrom, can’t believe I haven’t gone yet. I look forward to reading more on you blog.
Thanks for visiting! I loved that SJP was so down to earth and really friendly. She took the time to talk to everyone that had been waiting to meet her. I have met a few celebrities but none of them have been as gracious and humble as Sarah was. I am so glad I go to meet her!
I have not checked them out but I did hear about them on my gossip rags. You do not look anywhere near 36 weeks. Her shoes seem reasonably priced from what I’ve seen and love the styles. I’m so glad she was so down to earth with you. Visiting fro SITS
Thank you for stopping by! Yes I am really close to giving birth now. It is always great to hear that I do not look it hahaha. I loved the shoes and can not wait to buy some more!