From Meeting to Meeting with Nine West

meeting to meeting*All outfit details listed below*

For today’s post, I’m excited to share a fun collaboration with Nine West where I styled three pairs of shoes for different meetings in my day-to-day life. I work in financial services which is client-focused, so my work attire can depend on what type of offices (some formal, some super casual) and contacts I’ll be meeting with each day.
morning meeting

For a breakfast meeting, I’ve paired classic navy pants with a button-up blouse finished off with leopard-print loafers. The outfit is tailored enough to be business casual, while these flat, comfy smoking slippers are great for running around and commuting in. I’ve gotten lots of requests to show more flat shoes and absolutely love these – if you’re in between sizes, I’d suggest going half a size up due to the narrower fit and pointy toe.
morning meeting1
For a more formal meeting with my clients’ CFO or their board, I’ve styled these heels with an outfit that is conservative and professional, but still with feminine details that are true to my style…

formal meetingNine West heels c/o (several colors), Ann Taylor blouse
J.Crew No. 2 wool pencil skirt, Uniqueen tweed jacket (no longer avail.)

formal meeting2
You can’t go wrong with solid closed-toe pumps, but I chose a thin herringbone pattern which appears all grey from afar (thus is still easy to style) and offers a little interesting texture closer up. I found sizing to be true to size with no slippage for narrow feet.
formal meeting1
For after-work networking with fellow bloggers, I’ve paired these scalloped-top booties with a flared skirt and knotted blouse for a fun, casual look that’s a welcome change from office attire.
after work

You guys know I love my ankle boots and I definitely think they can be flattering even on shorter legs. Look for ones with a dip down the middle which can be more lengthening than those cut straight across, or pair with dark tights or skinny denim to create a seamless leg line.
after work1

I hope you guys enjoyed this post, and thank you to Nine West for having me be a part of this campaign!

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77 Comments

  1. Jean wrote:

    Thank you, Emily! The Martina pumps were comfy off the bat and I would say run a little narrower than the average brand. I am usually between 5 and 5.5 and took a 5 (usually go up half size for pointy toes but these didn't feel bad in that area) because I don't want them to slip off when worn with tights. The booties run small so I'd suggest sizing up. The 4" height on them (small concealed platform) are higher than what I'm used to for fully enclosed boots so they'll be a car or cab only shoe for me!

    Posted 9.23.14 Reply
  2. Jean wrote:

    Hi Betty! I got size 00P and then shrunk them by drying for approx. 10 minutes. They DO shrink so I would recommend checking every 10 min or so if you go the machine dry route to intentionally do so.

    Posted 9.23.14 Reply
  3. Jean wrote:

    Hi Lexi! Most of mine are from Ann Taylor, J.Crew, or H&M.; I'd highly recommend a leather hole puncher (at any craft store or on Amazon) to customize belt hole spacing to the length you need.

    Posted 9.23.14 Reply
  4. love the first look, it is simple yet elegant…

    Posted 9.22.14 Reply
  5. I just bought the Epica travel steamer on Amazon after reading reviews on a few steamers. It's worked well so far.

    Posted 9.22.14 Reply
  6. I agree! Such a great post, leopard is perfect 🙂

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    Posted 9.22.14 Reply
  7. Love all the look!

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    Posted 9.22.14 Reply
  8. Anonymous wrote:

    Great post!. Jean, I was wondering if you could share some job interview style outfits?

    Thanks,

    Posted 9.22.14 Reply
  9. Love your voluminous ponytail! Could you do a tutorial on that?

    Posted 9.21.14 Reply
  10. So in love with your casual outfit! The boots are crazy cute!

    Posted 9.21.14 Reply
  11. Cherish wrote:

    beautiful! are these shots taken in chicago?

    Posted 9.20.14 Reply
  12. Emma David wrote:

    Great Post and i love to see these sort of dresses it absolutely matches with my all requirements and the quality that i loved to wear. All the three outfits would be soon very common just due to its beautiful look….

    Posted 9.20.14 Reply
  13. Andrea GM wrote:

    Love the first outfit ! it looks so casual yet perfect for work..

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    Posted 9.20.14 Reply
  14. Anonymous wrote:

    Jean you look so lovely. especially like the outfit with the yellow J crew skirt. You are so pretty. You are not only beautiful in appearance but you are also beautiful inside, very classy and admirable

    Posted 9.19.14 Reply
  15. Anonymous wrote:

    hi Jean, I just want to ask if you own any steamer for clothing to use on silk blouses or thin polyester material like the H&M; blouse in your previous post. I use the regular iron and have ruin (burned) several of my blouses already. I am looking for a good steamer if you or any of the readers here have any suggestion. Thank you so much

    Posted 9.19.14 Reply
  16. OhMonika wrote:

    Oh wow, I've just found your blog and I fell in love with your outfits and style! Usually simply but perfect combined and classy! Especially that I'm petite too 😉
    This anckle boots are gorgeous 😉

    Posted 9.19.14 Reply
  17. Revital wrote:

    Gorgeous photos!! I simply love it!

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    Posted 9.19.14 Reply
  18. All three looks are fabulous, my favorite is the casual I just love the skirt 🙂

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    Posted 9.19.14 Reply
  19. Madison wrote:

    Have the same striped skirt and didn't know what top to pair with it, now I do! Love your creativity when putting your outfits together 🙂 So glad I can relate to your "petite" posts and look forward to reading more!

    xo
    – Madison
    http://www.sincerelymadison.com

    Posted 9.18.14 Reply
  20. Anonymous wrote:

    Hi Jean! I love your first look and how you effortlessly combine your pieces to look so polished. I was wondering if you would mind taking us through your hair styling process? Your ponytail looks like it has the right amount of volume, and I can't seem to achieve that, so I'm left with flat ponytails

    Posted 9.18.14 Reply
  21. Love these! I hadn't thought to look at Nine West for office shoes!

    Posted 9.18.14 Reply
  22. Anonymous wrote:

    Wow! Congratulations, Jean! It was wonderful to see you in my inbox this morning– as always, you looked stunning.

    I'm an occasional blog visitor, but I've always appreciated that your site reflects a lot of work and thoughtful efforts aimed at helping a wide community develop a sense of style that's refined and beautiful.

    You make a lot of points geared toward improving the value and satisfaction one can get from their wardrobe, and balance flair for trends with a recognition of timeless classics. For petites, your advice for alterations and considerations for where lines should fall or drapes should lay have helped mature how I look at fashion– I couldn't pay a greater compliment.

    I know there's a trend to feature bloggers in advertising, but in your case I think it's also an opportunity to showcase an organized, creative thinker and positive influence for us. Thanks for your years of effort on the blog!

    Posted 9.18.14 Reply
  23. Meka wrote:

    I love every outfit and the shoes are all cute. I want them.

    Posted 9.18.14 Reply
  24. Creatiffa wrote:

    The first outfit is perfect! Great match!

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    Posted 9.18.14 Reply
  25. I always appreciate your posts offering ideas to mix up my wardrobe for work. It's not easy to inspire with office wear, but you manage to do it everytime!

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    Posted 9.18.14 Reply
  26. Great styling of meeting looks! I especially love the third pair of shoes!
    Nidhi
    An Unblurred Lady

    Posted 9.18.14 Reply
  27. Love the pointy toe pumps and the outfits!

    http://misshotcouture.blogspot.com

    Posted 9.17.14 Reply
  28. Love these outfits, especially for the first one!

    Posted 9.17.14 Reply
  29. Lina Gu wrote:

    Like the casual outfit, It's my style!
    http://WWW.OKDRESS.CO.UK

    Posted 9.17.14 Reply
  30. those booties are to DIE for! aaand i'm talkin bout those shoes of course 🙂

    Posted 9.17.14 Reply
  31. Jackie H. wrote:

    Love the leopard smoking slippers on you! I was deciding between a few others (different brands), but seeing these on you made me decide to get the Nine West ones. Can't wait for them to come in. Always love how effortlessly put-together you look in all your outfits!!!

    Posted 9.17.14 Reply
  32. Your outfits are fantastic! You are just such a beautiful soul and I love looking through the posts as they come! Can't wait to see what is next!

    Sincerely, Shelbi
    http://www.sincerelyshelbi.com

    Posted 9.17.14 Reply
  33. Suzie Q wrote:

    I love how you styled all 3 of these looks and love all of the shoes! I especially adore the leopard slippers!

    Suzie Q
    http://www.StyleCueBySuzieQ.com

    Posted 9.17.14 Reply
  34. Great styles, all 3 of them.. nine west shoes are all so trendy…love the boots and flats…the texture on the heels is interesting..

    xo

    http://agoldentulip.blogspot.com/

    Posted 9.17.14 Reply
  35. Love the 1st pair of shoes!

    Liz @ ShoppingMyCloset.com

    Posted 9.17.14 Reply
  36. Julia wrote:

    Would you consider the mustard J.Crew No.2 skirt to be too bright for an important client meeting? I have the exact same skirt and working in a consulting firm myself, I have only wore it in very selective occasions. Normally I would wear that with black or navy blue instead of something light, to "tone down" the brightness. Just my 2 cents. 🙂

    Julia || Closet de Jules
    Recent Post: Crusing PCH Wearing Lilly

    Posted 9.17.14 Reply
  37. andrea wrote:

    Love all three outfits…I always get the best outfit inspirations from you!

    xoxo,
    Andrea

    http://www.andreaeveryday.com

    Posted 9.17.14 Reply
  38. Lovely!! I love each look.. so classic!!! That BR shirt is so great and I love the pop of mustard yellow!
    Hope
    hchdesigns.blogpsot.com

    Posted 9.17.14 Reply
  39. I love all of these outfits, and how you styled all these shoes. My favorite pair has to be the gray herringbone heels, which look so perfectly with that mustard skirt.

    -Helen

    Sweet Helen Grace

    Posted 9.17.14 Reply
  40. Emily wrote:

    Can you comment on how comfortable the pumps and booties are? How do they compare to Ann Taylor perfect pumps?

    You looks adorable – thanks!

    Posted 9.17.14 Reply
  41. My favourite is the booties. They are so cute!

    http://www.petitestyleonline.com

    Posted 9.17.14 Reply
  42. Love all your outfits! You look stunning!
    XX
    Miri
    http://currentlywearing.com

    Posted 9.17.14 Reply
  43. Great looks! Would wear all three any day.

    http://www.eyelikefashion.com

    Posted 9.17.14 Reply
  44. LOVE all three looks! Great post!

    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

    Posted 9.17.14 Reply
  45. Betty wrote:

    Very stylish – all 3 looks!!! What size did you get in the Sloan pants?

    Posted 9.17.14 Reply
  46. Ally wrote:

    Super cute outfits!! I love all three, especially the first one! 😀
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    -Ally

    Posted 9.17.14 Reply
  47. damickey wrote:

    Great post! I would have never thought to put the plaid shirt with the leopard.

    Posted 9.17.14 Reply
  48. Sasa Zoe wrote:

    Great styling for different occasions! Love the boots<3

    http://www.shallwesasa.com

    Posted 9.17.14 Reply
  49. Lexi Walz wrote:

    Love all these outfits, you styled them perfectly! Where do you get your belts for work from?

    xo
    Lexi

    the-streetsofgold.com

    Posted 9.17.14 Reply
  50. Julie wrote:

    Great post! I love all three outfits though actually I might like the first the best–I love the way the leopard works with the belt!

    Style by Joules

    Posted 9.17.14 Reply

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