Jennifer Lopez in NYC

Posted on May 09, 2013

Sometimes, words fail us. No, really. Most of the time we can spin out a couple hundred words about why we like or dislike a look, but this time? We don’t know. We just like it.


Jennifer Lopez heads out of an office building in New York City.

Giuseppe Zanotti Spring 2013 Metal Plate Sneaker

Lana Jewelry ‘White Night’ Earrings

She looks … cool. We can’t ever really buy her attempts at looking Jenny From the Block because despite her origins, she’s too in love with being a capital-D Diva to really do streetwear all that well. But this just works for us. She looks comfortable and the look has just the right amount of J Lo drama to it that she doesn’t look like one of those mundane little people who don’t appear on magazine covers or have round-the-clock stylists. Plus those shoes are fun.


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  • EdithP

    Aw, did she get polio? Why else would you wear those shoes?

    • Donna Tabor

      My response, exactly. They so remind me of the polio boots of the 50’s. And “sneakers”, with wedges? Seriously?

      But I love the rest of it. That jacket is fabulous.

      • EdithP

        I do love everything but the shoes.

      • Sally Brownson

        Everyone in Spain has been wearing wedge sneakers. I see them in all the stores here. You can’t escape.

        • Mar8

          In Spain and in every country!

    • TheAmericaness


    • NAILED it!!!

    • mhleta

      Wait, you didn’t say it right. It’s “The Polio.” 😉

      • EdithP

        Oh of course, like The Sugar Diabetus. : )

        • Sarah

          I just found out my boyfriend’s aunt has “sugars” these days from his mom. I thought she was into baking for a minute. They are COUNTRY.

          • EdithP

            Oh honey, so was I. You should hear some of the stuff that can come out of my mouth. I love ‘the sugars’. Like ‘the artharitis’.

          • sojourneryouth

            But if you are REALLY country, “the artharitis” is “the rheumatis”. Too country to finish with the “m”, even. My great aunts from Loosiana complain all the time about their rheumatis and are dripping with copper jewelry because of it.

          • EdithP

            And also “versitis” instead of bursitis.

          • Sarah

            Haha. Arthur Itis. Know him well. My sister-in-law asked me what my bf’s family does once, and I told her they run a local gun shooting range/store, and his uncle is a gunsmith. She said “oh, he’s really, uh, RED, then.” Yeah, but so are we. Just one generation from livin’ in a shack down by the river…

      • quiltrx

        You’ve made me SO happy that someone else shares my little quirk…I always think it sounds more serious/hilarious/country (which I came from) to put “the” in front of any ailment. The gout, the sugar diabetus (totally with Edith below on that one), the scoliosis, the herpes…it’s just all better that way. 🙂

    • VeryClaire

      Ha! I thought her shoes had a night brace!

    • A.W.

      Haha, you bitch. Love it.

    • BrooklynBomber

      I know!!!

    • alyce1213

      My reaction exactly. Those shoes look like leg braces. Very unfortunate design.
      Otherwise, very cool.

    • IMNAngryLiberal

      Maybe you have to be a certain age to see that right away, but yes, that is exactly what I thought. Poor Jenny, when did she come down with the polio?

      • EdithP

        I’m not all THAT old (but indeed somewhat old), but I’ve seen pictures! Maybe she’s channeling her inner FDR.

    • Lucas

      AHHHH! I liked those shoes RIGHT up until I saw this comment! Now I cannot see them the same way. LOL!

    • StrandedFashionista


    • m0r0

      you took the words out of my mouth

    • jackie cohen

      omg I just noticed that reference.

    • I normally have these kind of wedge sneakers, but girl is serving up Diva on a platter. Love.

    • I immediately thought “Run, Forrest, Run!”

  • MilaXX

    I gotta give it to her for making wedge sneakers work. I keep going back and forth or whether I, a mere mortal can get away with wearing a pair. A picture like this would have me whipping out the credit card and buying a pair immediately.

    • I love them too- i have a brown and white pair I got last year. They’re super cute with leggings and Jodhpur-type pants (I know, but for real). Plus they’re super comfy.

      • MilaXX

        Yes but I am 5’3″ & chubby. I want them, but I’m not sure I can make them work.

        • Sobaika

          I’m shorter and probably even chubbier but dear lord do I want those!!

        • Point taken. I’m not skinny, but I am 5’11”, so YMMV lol.

          • MilaXX

            *Is jellus of your height*

        • mjude

          hell yes you can wear them. dont let the 5’3 (i am same height) stop you! 🙂

        • formerlyAnon

          I’m your height and have had significant weight fluctuations. And have a fondness for pretty/ugly shoes, often chunky ones. If the wedges give you an extra inch of height or so & you love ’em, get ’em. Yeah, you may have to remember to check proportions in a truly full length mirror, but it’ll be worth it.

          • MilaXX

            ya’ll gonna have me shopping!

    • Sarah

      My bff was visiting last weekend from Denver and she and I chilled for hours before I realized she was wearing wedge sneakers. She had leggings and a skirt on over those, but still. I was a bit surprised – just ‘cuz I wouldn’t have pegged her for it, but also because she’s like 5’8″ so wtf does she need ’em for? ANYway, they were stealthy (all black). I wouldn’t have known really if I hadn’t looked right at ’em. You could probably do it.

    • Introspective

      me too!!! im totally back and forth on these things. had a pair in my hand about to give century 21 my hard earned $75 and stopped myself before getting to the register.

      gotta say jenny is making them work for me. now i just need that killer jacket, leggings and bod. maybe i can get those at century 21 too…

  • Just running in to Verizon to pay her phone bill, I’m sure….

  • Eva_baby

    So, remember that head-brace Joan Cusack wore in Sixteen Candles? Yeah, that is what I immediately flashed on when i saw these shoes. They look like they are wearing a one.

    • StellaZafella

      We’re gonna straighten those laces, missy!

  • teensmom99

    Great drape on the jacket. And not trying to look like sex on a stick.

  • The shoes are giving me hives, but the rest is cool!

  • frannyprof

    HATE those shoes. They are the footwear equivalent of the trucker cap. Don’t care that they’re designer. But, love her look from the ankles up.

  • I am surprised but I love those shoes. I swore I would never fall for those sneaker wedges but I think they’ve finally got me.

  • eowyn_of_rohan

    As someone who’s spent the last few days in this sad, rainy Manhattan weather, I am so envious of how good her hair looks here. The rest barely even registers.

  • I don’t like the pants. If they weren’t shiny, I would approve this look; as it is, it looks a little bit oily.

  • formerlyAnon

    I kinda hate the shoes, but otherwise I agree totally. A big part of *my* enthusiasm is because she looks happy & pleasant and pretty, and not as if she’s trying to inspire undying, lust-tinged devotion with her glance.

    Also, what for lack of anything else, I have to call “positive physical energy” radiates from her, a real sense of movement. I mean, you know just from what she accomplishes that she *has* physical energy, but maybe because she’s usually hampered by 4-inch stiletto heels, it doesn’t come across.

  • Anniebet

    JLo leaving her orthopedist’s office?

    Actually this is the best she’s looked in ages. None of the usual pretension and preening. Comfy & casual – something serene about her that is usually lacking and is very attractive.

    (I’m ignoring the shoes)

  • mhleta

    Yeah, I really like this, too. The trick to monochromatic dressing (or interior decorating, for that matter) is having an interesting mix of textures and shapes. The proportions on this are spot on, and the shoes give it the necessary attitude. Had she chosen to wear this with simple heels or boots, it would have been fine, but these shoes take it into hiphop chic, which is really great for her because, you know, say what you will about her, but the girl can MOVE that bahind of hers.

    • Qitkat

      I love your segue into interior decorating. Now if only there were a blog this cool for those discussions.

      • demidaemon

        We used to discuss it here, when Bravo had that reality show about it with Jonathan Adler that I assumed they canned.

        • Qitkat

          I had forgotten about that. Reality design shows tend to range from disappointing to terrible.

  • Yeah, I was with you until I got to the shoes. A great pair of boots would have been perfect.

  • ashtangajunkie

    It’s not as “Hola, lovers” as I like her to be, but she still looks great. Love that jacket.

    • I love that people throw out Fug Girls -isms and folks here just “get” it. 🙂

      ETA: Can you imagine how epic a blog that was jointly curated by the Fug Girls and TLo would be? AWESOME.

      • ashtangajunkie

        It that blog existed, I would get nothing accomplished. I have enough trouble some days as it is. 🙂

        • formerlyAnon

          Yeah. I was getting a little self-congratulatory the other day, thinking about how I’d cut my t.v. watching back to the bare bones essentials and things I can watch whilst exercising. Then I had to admit that the amount of time I spend on this blog in particular entirely negates any time I’m not wasting on t.v.

          • ashtangajunkie

            Time well spent. 🙂

  • JauntyJohn

    I think the *idea* of the shoes is interesting, but I’m afraid the *execution* of the shoes feels orthopedic. Other than that, a nice, serviceable street look — that kind of drape at the neck is generally a good, chic look — especially here.

  • Le_Sigh

    Supervillain workout gear. I LOVE IT.

  • j_anson

    It sort of looks like a more sophisticated version of her usual look. Although yeah, the shoes kinda do undermine that somewhat. On the other hand, it would be less her look without them. I dunno.

  • BrooklynBomber

    For me, this is another of those thumbnail-good, scroll down-bad looks.

  • Angela_the_Librarian

    I just can’t with the high heeled sneakers. Sneakers should be reserved expressly for comfort. Adding a heel or wedge (or whatever that is) just takes something that should be comfortable back to foot torture device. Why not just wear actual high tops!

  • KateShouldBeWorking

    Are you guys day-drunk? It’s cool if you are; I’m just wondering.

  • alyce1213

    I wonder what was she doing at the Verizon Building. Paying her quadruple-play bill?

    Except for the really ugly sneakers, which look like corrective leg braces, she looks fabulous.

  • It’s fine until you get to the shoes and then, girl please. She is definitely a gypsy but too posh to rock those shoes…give it up.

  • flamingoNW

    Best she’s looked in a while. Chic and comfortable with a touch of diva

  • jetpackdino

    It’s a perfect & cozy rainy-day look. I don’t understand why her hair isn’t a frizzy mop–mine would be– but I guess it has something to do with her magic celebrity powers!

  • stubbornthoughts

    I hate wedge sneakers. She looks like she’s about to join the Bronx Night’s Watch.

    I think you two have been staring at too many boring dresses to wind up liking this.

  • erinbinek

    Scrolldown fug if I’ve ever seen one. Those shoes are hiddy.

  • susan6

    Everything above the ankle is great.

    Below the ankle….I will just ignore the fact that those shoes exist.

  • RebeccaKW

    I actually love this look, minus the shoes. HOLY COW DO I HATE THOSE SHOES.

    • judybrowni

      Polio sneakers: pass.

  • unbornfawn

    She looks fantastic until you get down to the shoes. Like other Bitter kittens I saw these as polio braces.

  • tereliz

    REALLY HATE the metal on the sneaks, look like her feet really are in traction, but otherwise, she looks cool. I actually have a weird desire for a pair of wedge sneakers like those Isabel Marant ones, but the Zanotti ones are too OTT.

  • Lesley

    those shoes are just too gaudy for my taste but i love the jacket she has on! she looks so jenny from the block, love it!

  • I think I like it simply because none of her skin is showing but her face and hands, and she is not doing her classic ‘JLo Blow’ face. Non-diva looks so good on her.

  • ConnieBV

    The shoes are full of Biebertastic douchebaggery.

    • Haha. I hate them too but without them she’s dressed like a mildly chic psychologist.

  • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

    I can’t stand her but damn if she doesn’t look cool as hell. With the exception of those stupid shoes.

  • The shoes (sneakers??) should be burned, but the rest of the look is cool, edgy, NYC chic.

  • Synnae

    Not too sure about the shoes – I would prefer for the metal to be silver or pewter but I like the look as a whole. It looks relaxed, casual but still stylish and edgy and it is nice to see JLo look like that for a change.

    Also feel free to ship that Rick Owens jacket off to me 😉

  • The top doesn’t go with the bottom of this look.

  • melissaisasnob

    It’s spring, going on summer. She looks ridiculous.

  • joancarol

    Polio shoes.

    • I was going to say that they look like the boot you wear after foot surgery.

  • EditKitten

    I fucking hate the shoes, but the rest of it works because her mouth isn’t hanging open in that way she clearly thinks is sexy when she’s on the red carpet.

  • PrunellaV

    I find myself wishing she’d worn the white version of the shoes, for some reason.

  • I think this works because she doesn’t look like she’s trying too hard, which in itself is refreshing. Those shoes, however, look like the braces polio victims used to wear.

  • Yes, the shoes really do it for me in this look.

  • I sat here and stared at those shoes for a good ten minutes, trying to form words. Then I gave up and scrolled down.

  • In spring in the big city? I think it’s more than a bit heavy. Has she had corrective foot surgery? Those “shoes” are beyond ridiculous. But then what do you expect from J-Lo, Attention Whore Diva?

  • conniemd

    It’s been raining the past couple of days in NYC, so the coat top is appropriate.

  • bellafigura1

    This off-season schmatta-sneaker combo is good, but RiRi is condemned for her buttons?

  • quiltrx

    I’m not crazy about those shoes…they look too much like Forrest’s Magic Legs to me. But that jacket/blouse/whatever is pretty cool.

  • E. D.

    Everything looks great until you get to the shoes. Too bad.

  • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

    Can anyone tell me more about that jacket?

  • lizlemonglasses

    Those shoes are the epitome of “high maintenance,” but I think with J-Lo that’s just expected. I kind of love the rest of this look. On her. Don’t anyone else try this.

  • librarygrrl64

    Cannot get on board with those shoes, sorry. :-/