Pink + Gray // Printed Skirt + Suede Lace Up Pumps

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Sole Society Madeline heels 5.5 c/o (3 colors, runs a tad small)

Some of you may have seen this printed skirt in my Instagram post recently…if you have it or something similar in your closet, I wanted to show another way to style it for a very different look!
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I had been eying the popular Vince Camuto lace-up pumps from the Nordies sale but the back of the shoe comes up a little high on me. These Sole Society Madeline heels are a new arrival that just hit their site…they have everything I want including a lower back, so you can tie the laces down by the ankle or lace them up the leg if desired. In the world of lace-ups, they also just got these Sequoia block-heeled sandals in that look very versatile in chestnut brown suede.

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For under $80 the quality of these Madeline heels is very good, probably one of the best I’ve seen from Sole Society and looks more high-end on the foot! The suede feels nice, the “mid” 3.25″ heel is walkable, and the shoe is actually very comfortable for pumps. I’m usually between a 5 and 5.5 in most brands – the 5’s were too snug in the toes for me, but the 5.5s were perfect.
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Yes you read that right this sweater is from Hollister! I haven’t shopped there much since I worked there what feels like eons ago while in school. I was doing some shopping research for an upcoming post with them, and found a few additional pieces that are both age-appropriate and cute. As with the whole family of Abercrombie stores…I prefer to do my shopping online to avoid run-ins with shirtless male employees asking if you’ve tried their denim yet, hah. I’m wearing this sweater in size XS and have the sleeves folded under about 2 inches.
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  1. Hi, I wanted to say I LOVE your blog and it has totally helped me transform my closet after being in a style rut for the past 5 years. With that being said, I see that the skirt is a mini skirt on the ASOS website, however on you it looks knee-length. Is that because you are petite?

    Posted 8.4.16 Reply
  2. Madyuki wrote:

    Thanks for the response. I saw that you posted a new collab post with them so I'm curious to hear your thoughts on how you think they've gotten better. I knew the CEO was gone, but it wasn't clear to me that they had improved things, so if it's true, it would be nice to know since we petite ladies need as many options as we can have!

    Posted 8.1.16 Reply
  3. Jean wrote:

    I feel bad for companies like Lululemon and Abercrombie where the (former) leaders really tainted the entire brand's image with commentary, and do not represent the views of many who work there. I agree the rebranding seems to be going in the right direction…only time will tell for sure! I think I know which skirt you're talking about, and it's definitely a chic piece that ppl wouldn't guess is from there.

    Posted 8.1.16 Reply
  4. Jean wrote:

    Hi Annie! Thanks for your sweet comment. I mentioned this in the post, but I tried on the Vince Camuto ones and the back of the shoe comes up pretty high. You can see this in the product photos. I personally prefer the Sole Society ones which are at a similar price point with a regular back of the shoe, and are very comfortable.

    Posted 8.1.16 Reply
  5. Such lovely pumps — I'm obsessed with that colour!

    Posted 8.1.16 Reply
  6. Lefs wrote:

    I'm petite and slim like you and have been hesitant to shop at Hollister after the CEO's infamous comments…but I think they've rebranded themselves well since and the size and fit of their clothes is just one of the best I can find out there for my particular body frame. I just bought a colorblocked suede skirt from them the other day that after a sale came out to $12.50 and it honestly looks like something I bought at BCBG; a really rich, expensive, texture, look and feel.
    Always good to give an old place another chance!

    Posted 7.31.16 Reply
  7. annie z wrote:

    Hi Jean, love your outfit as always. Just curious what do you think about these sole society Madeline lace shoes compare to the Vince camuto "Barsha" pump? I am thinking to get one pair but not sure which one? Thank you, Annie

    Posted 7.30.16 Reply
  8. annie z wrote:

    Hi Jean, love your perfect outfit as always. Just curious how do you compare these sole society shoes with the Vince Camuto ones you recommended from the Nsale? I am thinking to get one pair, but not sure which one? Thanks!!! — Annie

    Posted 7.30.16 Reply
  9. Love the color palette of your outfit!

    Jo x

    Posted 7.29.16 Reply
  10. Jean wrote:

    I agree the past CEO did not promote great values, but he was outted nearly two years ago and I really think the brand has been trying to take a turn for the better.

    Posted 7.29.16 Reply
  11. Jean wrote:

    I'll take a picture for a future post!

    Posted 7.29.16 Reply
  12. Jean wrote:

    Oh, I didn't even realize that but it must've been a subconscious inspiration! Thank you : )

    Posted 7.29.16 Reply
  13. Jean wrote:

    It's about 18" and no, I didn't have to hem it!

    Posted 7.29.16 Reply
  14. Jean wrote:

    Hi Hope – ah, tights are SO hard to pair with in colder weather. I don't know how good they would look with dark tights to be honest…

    Posted 7.29.16 Reply
  15. Jean wrote:

    Hi Elizabeth – I think it is a Small!

    Posted 7.29.16 Reply
  16. Jean wrote:

    Hi! It's OPI be there in a prosecco, one of my favorites!

    Posted 7.29.16 Reply
  17. Madyuki wrote:

    although the sweater looks nice, I can't stand by any Abercrombie brands. I am surprised that you promote them actually because they have had a lot of scrutiny for racist HR practices, along with a past CEO that was all about only dressing white, cool kids… Not the kind of leader or brand I want to associate with or wear.

    Posted 7.29.16 Reply
  18. Hey Jean! What color is your nail polish? Is it Essie? I loooovee it! – Cheska

    Posted 7.29.16 Reply
  19. Hannah E wrote:

    Oh my gosh. I absolutely need that wrapped sweater in every color! I love it!

    Posted 7.29.16 Reply
  20. Elizabeth wrote:

    Love it!!! What size is your DY bracelet?

    Posted 7.29.16 Reply
  21. Hi Jean – I absolutely love these shoes and am debating getting the chestnut color to wear in the fall. Do you think they would look weird with tights though?

    Posted 7.29.16 Reply
  22. Deepak wrote:

    You are looking too beautiful. Specially Liked the way you carry that bag. Bookmarked your blog.

    Posted 7.29.16 Reply
  23. Rachel wrote:

    Such a lovely look! It really suits you!

    Posted 7.28.16 Reply
  24. An unexpected find from Hollister! Love these pumps and might have to pick them up! I was worried about the same issue with the Vince Camuto's. I prefer the look and even the color of yours!

    Jen | affecionada

    Posted 7.28.16 Reply
  25. Anonymous wrote:

    Did you have to hem the skirt? What's the length of the skirt?

    Posted 7.28.16 Reply
  26. mybeautrip wrote:

    Love these suede lace-up shoes. Really cool!

    Posted 7.28.16 Reply
  27. Cute outfit! So polished!


    Posted 7.28.16 Reply
  28. Joiaching wrote:

    Why didn't I see this skirt on ASOS! Such a good pick! Love the way you style it with pink jumper tho, it's effortless!

    xx Margaret

    Posted 7.28.16 Reply
  29. Anonymous wrote:

    I love the "ballerina look"- Ballet sweater in pink and the lace up shoes. You have a great gift of creating a perfect look!

    Posted 7.28.16 Reply
  30. Love those pumps!! This is a great look 🙂

    Posted 7.28.16 Reply
  31. Suzie Q wrote:

    I love the lace-up heels and that color is so pretty to go with light, neutral palettes. Great find!

    xo, Suzie Q

    Posted 7.28.16 Reply
  32. lovely and pretty sexxest look and color !!


    Posted 7.28.16 Reply
  33. Aini khan wrote:

    Cute skirt, you wear it perfectly !
    Yasss, and everything points to the beautiful look. kisses and love Aini

    Best Tailored suits for Men and Women

    Posted 7.28.16 Reply
  34. Ev wrote:
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  35. Love this color palette so much!
    I post every Monday and Thursday, I would love it if you checked out my blog!

    Posted 7.28.16 Reply
  36. those shoes are very pretty!

    Posted 7.28.16 Reply
  37. Polly wrote:

    I love those heels! The black ones look cute too!


    Posted 7.28.16 Reply
  38. La Bijoux Bella | by mia wrote:

    Sophisticated and beautiful! 🙂

    La Bijoux Bella | by mia

    Posted 7.28.16 Reply
  39. Sar1212 wrote:

    Wondering what the sweater looks like untucked?

    Posted 7.28.16 Reply
  40. Super cute and chic.
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    Posted 7.28.16 Reply
  41. Such beautiful and chic look!
    Jill D Blog

    Posted 7.27.16 Reply

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