Shiny Ponies

"Shoes are like fairies… with that little magical piece that finishes everything.” 

"When the shoe comes back to us, it’s a beautiful shiny pony. And the shiny pony for this season was the Etta.”

Have you seen J Crew's new Italian Shoe Collection?!  I know I sing the praises of J Crew and Jenna Lyons weekly here on Chelsea & The City, and I planned on saving this video for my weekly link roundup, but this collection is way too gorgeous not to have a post of its very own. The line's shining stars (or 'shiny ponies' as Jenna calls them) are the chunky-heeled, mega-embellished Etta pumps. Although I've been favoring pointed toe court shoes lately I can totally get down with these round-toed beauties (the most gorgeous fabrics and color combos don't hurt)! Jenna goes on to describe her fabulous shoe collection (girlfriend's got 289 pairs!) and spends a few minutes reminding me why she's my number one style icon in the video below. Take a few minutes and bask in the inspiration that is Jenna Lyons and her shiny ponies:

photos and video via J Crew