H&M lace top (past season), J.Crew skirt (old), DIY leopard clutch (tutorial)
Ivanka Trump "Carra" heels (6 colors / prints)
I caught glimpse of a lady the other day in a chic lace shift dress, and made note to try recreating it with old pieces. We had a wave of heat and humidity last week, which meant goodbye coats that I brought out prematurely and hello again cropped tops and minis. This flared tank + high-waisted skirt came together nicely for that straight-edge shift look I wanted. For date night in our neighborhood, I added olive suede pumps and a leopard clutch to make this white-after-labor day pairing a little more seasonal.
I was intrigued by other colors these shoes come in and also ordered the red suede. The shade looked deeper online and I returned since they turned out to be very close to fiery red pumps I already own. I'd recommend to anyone looking for a brighter vs. dark red (love styling mine with black + white outfits for a classic pop of color). The "green" however was just what I was looking for - an earthy, dark shade of olive perfect for autumn which is around the corner.
Another shoe brand that I had been watching for a while is Sarah Jessica Parker's - I thought right off the bat the designs looked super similar to Manolos, and was surprised to just learn that the entire collection was in collaboration with their CEO. There are some really delicate and feminine designs which I love, but am not a big fan of the sportier stripe down the back center of most styles. Below: SJP Carrie (4 colors), Serge, and Pola.
If anyone has tried this newer brand, please share any thoughts on fit, quality, and how they compare to actual Manolos! This post was in collaboration with Nordstrom fall shoes. As always, opinions are my own.