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


      • Kiltdntiltd

        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.

      • Raanky

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

      • Vtg Fashion Library

        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.

      • Jaeda Laurez

        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!!

          • Jaeda Laurez

            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…

    • MajorBedhead

      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.

      • Candice Booth

        That jacket is amazing.

    • max mustermann

      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.

    • Candice Booth

      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.

    •árez/100002964685796 Josefina Madariaga Suárez

      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.

    • Melanie K. Morgan

      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.

      • marlie

        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.

    • JaCory Deon

      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!

    • Jessica TallGirl Freeman

      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.

      • kerryev

        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.

    • marlie

      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 ;-)

    • Angelo

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

    • melissaisasnob

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

    • joancarol

      Polio shoes.

      • Sara Leigh Merrey

        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.

    • Judy Julian

      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.

    • Bernadette Ulsamer

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

    • Danielle Lisle

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

    • Pamela Hunt

      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. :-/