Thursday, February 22, 2018

Building an Outfit Around the Shoes

Last weekend, I picked up these Drake for J. Crew shoes for a steal. The shoes were normally priced around $300 but I paid just $45! I was so excited about them that I had to immediately build an outfit around them! I decided to go with some color blocking to make sure that the shoes were the star of the show, so I reached way back in my closet and found this pleated skirt I purchased about six years ago in addition to this bright green sweater. The coat, which I picked up last year from Banana Republic, was an afterthought that just happened to perfectly match what I was planning to wear. Luckily, a cold spell has hit the Los Angeles area so we finally have weather that's cool enough for wearing a coat! Actually, now that I think about it, perhaps the coat is actually stealing the shoes' thunder!

I wore this outfit to go to a fun murder mystery dinner. My husband and I like to go to these because the acting is always campy and over the top and the plot rarely makes sense but it's definitely a good time! My favorite part of the murder mystery dinner is when I get to write down my answer to "who done it" near the end before the detective announces what happened. I always try to come up with a funny, creative answer and I've actually won prizes (usually a bottle of wine) for doing so in the past. Sadly, this time my answer was just not judged to be funny enough and someone else walked off with the prize. I think if there had been a prize for best and certainly most colorful outfit, however, I definitely would have won that!

Coat: Banana Republic similar pink coat here
Skirt: H&M similar pleated skirt
Sweater: J. Crew Factory
Belt: Target similar here
Earrings: Bauble Bar on sale here
Shoes: J. Crew "Lucie" pump here
Bag: J. Crew Factor
Sunglasses: Celine
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  1. You're looking great! Those shoes are such a statement. You've inspired me - I have a pair of shoes I'm afraid to wear because the are on the flamboyant side - I think I'll give them another chance now x

  2. You always do such a great job pairing colors! Love the shoes.

  3. One more colorful surely would have won the's so pretty:)

  4. This look is right up my alley! I just love everything about it. Those shoes and coat are Amazing. The Murder Mystery Dinner sounds like such fun!

  5. In LOVE with this look!! I wish that skirt wasn't old, I would so buy one right now if I could!
    Lee | LegalLee Blonde


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