Black, stripes + berry suede

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Sole Society Marlena clutch c/o, Sole society Lux heels sz 5, American Apparel crop top sz M, Chicwish skirt sz XS (sold out, also worn here & here)

This transitional period between summer and fall is one of my favorite times of the year in New England. The temps cool a bit to bearable conditions, the leaves begin to turn…and I overzealously unpack my storage bins of sweaters and coats. While it’s not quite time for those yet, I do love incorporating a little Fall into my outfits such as with pops of jewel-tone colors. To this basic black and white pairing, I added the “Lux” pumps from Sole Society in a beautiful, saturated berry suede. They have a work-appropriate closed toe and 3.5″ heel, however the straps bring enough something extra so they could easily also be statement shoes for going out.

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For those who like evening bags with plenty of holding space, this foldover Marlena clutch is one of the roomier ones I’ve seen. There is one large central pocket fully lined in a spotted animal print, and inside is one zipped compartment and a small pocket with no zipper. It’s made of faux leather (available in 3 colors), which in my experience from my Cassidy travel bag, is really easy to keep clean and looking like new.

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Speaking of their Cassidy bag, for those looking for a travel duffle bag, both that one (see it with me often on the road hereherehere and here) and their larger Lacie version are now back in stock in 4 color options each after being sold out for a while. Please note the Cassidy is truly a “weekender” style bag and will fit about 2 outfits, so if you tend to pack generously then the Lacie would be a better option. You can read my detailed review of the Cassidy bag in this old post.

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Thank you Sole Society for partnering on this post! Their fall collection is full of this rich berry color both for bags and shoes – I’ve included a few other classic options below in lower and mid-height heels.


29 thoughts on “Black, stripes + berry suede

  • Feyi A September 13, 2015 at 9:33 pm
  • LIVforstyle September 13, 2015 at 9:48 pm

    Love the color of your shoes. Great for fall!


  • Petite Picks September 13, 2015 at 10:03 pm

    Love the S/S shoe!

  • prudence yeo September 13, 2015 at 11:10 pm

    The berry color of the heels is delightful and love how it adds a pop of color to the pretty monochrome outfit!


  • Sarah September 13, 2015 at 11:43 pm

    I think the volume and the length of the skirt is not quite right. I can't quite put my finger on it, but I think it makes you look shorter.

  • Sarah September 13, 2015 at 11:45 pm

    I figured it out – it's the length of the skirt plus the ankle strap! Would have loved this in a classic pump, as the color combo is perfect, but the straps are cutting you up proportionally and making you look shorter.

  • Diane Hoang September 13, 2015 at 11:45 pm

    This look is so beautiful! Loving the vibrant color of your heels. It's such a pretty pop of color to your outfit!

    xx, Diane ||

  • Trang Do September 14, 2015 at 12:21 am

    You look fantastic dear!! Love your outfit and heels!!
    Love from {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

  • Bella B September 14, 2015 at 12:30 am

    You look just stunning! The colour of the shoes is so pretty!

    xoxoBella |

  • Rachel Dinh September 14, 2015 at 5:54 am

    Beautiful Jean! I am loving the pop of a rich fall color with this black and white ensemble. You look great.

  • Mlle Coconath September 14, 2015 at 6:12 am

    Absolutely Stunning!
    Mademoiselle Coconath

  • Greta The Cihc September 14, 2015 at 6:54 am

    this skirt and this heels!!!! love love love ❤️


  • Gemma London Life September 14, 2015 at 7:55 am

    I LOVE everything about this outfit, it's so put together and chic. Plus those heels are to die for!

    Gemma xx

  • Anonymous September 14, 2015 at 8:23 am

    LOVE THE SHOES AND THE SKIRT however i think the mix made you look smaller and frumpy.

  • Julia Hickman September 14, 2015 at 9:47 am

    Loving the berry!

  • Tailored and True September 14, 2015 at 11:32 am

    Super cute look! Love the fun heels and striped skirt!

  • Maggie Moore September 14, 2015 at 11:42 am

    Wow I'm seriously in love with those heels! Great color for fall. I'll have to snatch them up 🙂

  • Marie C. September 14, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    That skirt is so cute 🙂

  • Shabana Feroze September 14, 2015 at 2:59 pm

    I love, love, LOVE this and LURRRRVE the heels. It's hilarious that I posted an outfit with similar colors today- a gray dress and burgundy heels and bag – Great minds dress alike! Haha! 🙂

  • Susan Owen-Grady September 15, 2015 at 4:24 am

    Those heels are gorgeous! I adore deep plums and berry inspired fall items.

    Susan |

  • Rosie Hamilton September 15, 2015 at 5:02 am

    Love the high heels! Very sexy!

  • Paola September 15, 2015 at 5:57 am

    Beautiful shoes!

  • September 15, 2015 at 10:43 am

    Those shoes are so cute and affordable! Thanks for sharing your find, Jean! 🙂


  • Marisa September 15, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    How is the fit for the shoes? Did you get your regular size?

  • frogandfashion September 15, 2015 at 5:05 pm

    These shoes are gorgeous. Love the colour and the material. Super original!


  • Made in Mauve September 15, 2015 at 8:38 pm

    Great look! Love the color of the heels

    Made in MauveBloglovin

  • Jules September 16, 2015 at 1:07 am

    Wow!! You look fab! I love your OOTD and i so love your shoes as well. Great choice!

  • Beauty Follower September 16, 2015 at 2:05 am
  • Namrata Arora September 16, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    Loved the skirt. Can you suggest some other store from where i can buy similar skirt?

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