White on White

cream lace leopard 2

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.
cream lace leopard 3
red trump pumpsI 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.
cream lace leopard 1Another 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.

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  1. Katheryn wrote:
    Posted 7.31.16 Reply
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    Posted 3.3.15 Reply
  3. Love this white look, so lovely ! ♥

    Posted 10.15.14 Reply
  4. Those green heels are gorge and complement your outfit so well! Loving the all white look.

    Posted 10.1.14 Reply
  5. Anonymous wrote:

    Of course! 🙂 And I have never tried Manolos, so I can't compare, but I have tried the SJP shoes and they were pretty comfortable.

    Posted 9.16.14 Reply
  6. Jean wrote:

    I had no idea! Will need to go read up on it – thank you for pointing that out : )

    Posted 9.15.14 Reply
  7. Jean wrote:

    Good to know! I love the delicate look of heels but overly wobbly is a deal breaker : /

    Posted 9.15.14 Reply
  8. Jean wrote:

    Yep! Felted wool min : )

    Posted 9.15.14 Reply
  9. Jean wrote:

    I don't believe in most fashion rules and agree that one especially doesn't make sense. I love white year round and actually especially in colder seasons (ie. "winter white")!

    Posted 9.15.14 Reply
  10. Jean wrote:

    Hi there – I think they run true to size. I usually take between 5 and 5.5 in most brands and tried both with this style and ended up with the 5.5 because of the pointy toe. I find them comfortable given the 4" heel, but if you usually stick with 3.25 these may feel too high, just to be honest!

    Posted 9.15.14 Reply
  11. Gosh those red heels are what I've been looking for!!! Love the white on white too.. lovely!

    Posted 9.15.14 Reply
  12. andrea wrote:

    I love these red suede pumps! I've been searching for a [quality] pair in a redish orange/poppy color and these look perfect!



    Posted 9.15.14 Reply
  13. Nothing is better than wearing old pieces in new ways, and I definitely need to be better about doing that. BTW, those olive green pumps are pretty perfect!

    P.S. My blog F Yeah! turned 1 last week so I'm giving away a Louis Vuitton clutch. If you or your followers are interested, enter here –> http://www.fyeahblog.com/happy-birthday-f-yeah

    Posted 9.14.14 Reply
  14. Connie wrote:

    Love this outfit! I'll definitely have to check out the SJP shoes.
    xo, Connie

    Posted 9.14.14 Reply
  15. Beautiful and chic look! I love combining feminine pieces like your lace top and skirt combo, with more wild or bold pieces like the leopard print clutch! I'm a new reader and I'm in love with your blog! I just love reading it because it's so clean and beautiful!

    Followed you via bloglovin!


    Posted 9.14.14 Reply
  16. Anonymous wrote:

    Hi – I love your blog! Thank you for posting all of your great ideas.
    As far as the SJP shoes, the ribbon actually has personal meaning and is in honor of her mother, so I think once you know the full story, you like the ribbon and it means something more!

    Posted 9.13.14 Reply
  17. Love this white look, so lovely ! ♥

    Posted 9.13.14 Reply
  18. All white looks are so pretty, especially when there are different patterns and textures involved!

    Diane || http://www.modernisticphoenix.blogspot.com

    Posted 9.13.14 Reply
  19. While I am a fan of SJP, I'm not too crazy about some of her shoe styles.


    Posted 9.13.14 Reply
  20. You look so pretty, and love the ivanka pumps..but SJP's not so much..


    Posted 9.13.14 Reply
  21. Love the olive color of your heels!

    Liz @ ShoppingMyCloset.com
    Come by! Weekly Style Me Wednesday fashion blog link-up

    Posted 9.12.14 Reply
  22. Gia T. wrote:

    I tried the SJP "Carrie" a few months ago (size 5), and I think they fit a bit longer than Manolos on me (I'm always a size 5 in his shoes).

    The shoes are gorgeous, but I thought the heel was quite thin and wobbly. I also would have had to add two holes to the straps to make them fit snugly around my ankles, but that's an easy fix. Overall the shoe looks so sexy and delicate, I was sorely tempted to buy them!

    Posted 9.12.14 Reply
  23. Emily wrote:

    Super cute outfit! Unfortunately, all-white outfits are just not practical for me, I'm too messy of an eater for that.

    Posted 9.12.14 Reply
  24. Julie wrote:

    We're having the same weather in Chicago–it's freezing now but I'm sure I'll be in a sundress again soon. I like the olive heels with the white dress!

    Style by Joules

    Posted 9.12.14 Reply
  25. Sandy Boston wrote:

    Is your skirt wool? I have the same skirt, it's from last year..;)

    Posted 9.12.14 Reply
  26. Sophia W wrote:

    I love this post! I wore a very similar outfit just the other day ! White skirt and lacy white top 🙂 It's so lovely and classic, I really like how you brightened it up with the red heels.
    Heres a link to how I wore it if you want to take a peek …

    Cheers from Dubai !!

    Posted 9.12.14 Reply
  27. Anonymous wrote:

    you look great! but why can't we wear white after labor day? it seems like a somewhat arbitrary rule that doesn't make sense and is unnecessarily limiting.

    Posted 9.12.14 Reply
  28. Love those red shoes! I didn't know SJP had a shoe collection, I might need to check it out.


    Posted 9.12.14 Reply
  29. Anonymous wrote:

    Hi Jean,

    I love those IT pumps! Are they relatively comfortable? I love the looks of those pumps but I typically don't go over 3 1/4 inches in heels. Also, do they run true to size? Thanks!

    Posted 9.12.14 Reply
  30. I think the SJP shoes are nice but maybe my expectations were too high. It's classic design but nothing that makes me go crazy like other designer shoes that make me drool.

    Posted 9.12.14 Reply
  31. I bought the Alice & Olivia red pumps, look quite similar to those. I love how they look but they are beyond uncomfortable. I have tried the Ivanka pumps but they don't fit me that well. I will try again, I like your olive ones.

    Posted 9.12.14 Reply
  32. Elysia wrote:

    Ahh, I love how these pieces match so perfectly that it actually looks like a shift dress.


    Posted 9.12.14 Reply
  33. The white on white with a pop of leopard is perfection – love it!

    La Petite Noob

    Posted 9.12.14 Reply
  34. I love the look of the SJP shoe collection, however, I am also not a fan of the sporty looking stripe down the back of the shoes. While looking at the collection, I noticed that all of the shoes that I saw (with the exception of sling backs), had the stripe. I actually wondering if it was some type of "signature" look (like red soles to Christian Louboutins)?

    Posted 9.12.14 Reply
  35. Suzie Q wrote:

    I love how you turned your already owned pieces into a shift dress look! I'm a sucker for white lace, you look lovely! Love the accents with the leopard clutch and colored shoes!

    Suzie Q

    Posted 9.12.14 Reply
  36. I love the leopard bag!


    Posted 9.12.14 Reply
  37. Love your outfit! You look stunning!

    Posted 9.12.14 Reply
  38. Always love an all white look!


    Posted 9.12.14 Reply
  39. Adorable outfit which I like really much! The leo clutch is the cherry on the cake and you remembered me further to wear my leo bag soon again, too 🙂
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

    Posted 9.12.14 Reply
  40. Sabie wrote:

    Oh wow, great outfit! And I am so impressed by the DIY clutch.

    Posted 9.12.14 Reply
  41. Cindy Khor wrote:

    I much prefer the red pumps, looks hot and sexy and I think matches well with your monochrome outfit, but its just me ^_^.

    Yeah, SJP's are kind of reminiscent of the Blahniks, sleek, pointy and stylish. I guess this is how the lady prefer her shoes… I was salivating at her shoes when she promoted them on Ellen's show and the colour range is to die for. Still one of my favourite fashion icon of all time.

    Posted 9.12.14 Reply
  42. Sasa Zoe wrote:

    Love the white on white look! Perfect with the grey pumps<3


    Posted 9.12.14 Reply
  43. Julia wrote:

    Love the White on White outfit! I never listen to the "no white after labor day" stuff either and wear them like it's still summer! 🙂

    Julia || Closet de Jules
    Recent Post: J.Crew Neon Lace Dress in Napa Valley

    Posted 9.12.14 Reply

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