I have a confession to make. A few weeks ago I was at work and realized I was wearing two different shoes! I have a pile of flats that I just grab from each morning and I picked two different styles that day. And they weren’t even close, one was gray suede and one was black leather. Talk about embarrassing. Luckily, no one noticed and I was able to pop over to Target to get some matching shoes. I found these quilted black flats with ankle straps and I’ve been obsessed with them ever since, so I guess it all worked out in the end (but now I’m much more aware of what shoes I leave the house in!). I’ve been wearing them all the time and a few days ago I thought they would look great with the sequins and stripes on this dress, dark jeans, and a black blazer for a casual, put-together look.
I’ve talked about my love of stripes before and this dress is one of my favorites because it combines stripes with my other great love, sparkles. The subtle sequins on the black stripes of this dress are great- they add just enough shine to appease me but aren’t too over-the-top so this dress is still easy to wear no matter what the occasion.
I love the look of lots of black and white with dark jeans and a pop of bright lipstick. I really liked how simple this outfit was but it had a few interesting details to keep it from being too basic- the sequins and stripes add a fun pattern and some shine and I love the quilted texture of these shoes. I also really like the ankle straps paired with skinny ankle jeans.
I added lots of silver jewelry to go with this look. I’ve been loving statement necklaces lately and this is one of my favorites. It’s super sparkly (seriously, there are crystals on top of crystals) and it makes a big impact with any outfit. It’s so easy to throw this on over a top and instantly elevate my outfit to the next level.
Dress: French Connection, last seen here, similar here, here, and here // Jeans: Forever 21 // Blazer: LC Lauren Conrad, similar here // Bag: Kate Spade Grey Street Mindy Crossbody // Shoes: Target Blossom Ankle Strap Ballet Flats // Sunglasses: The Row // Necklace: Urban Gem from Rocksbox // Earrings: Gorjana from Rocksbox (on sale!) // Ring: Wanderlust + Co from Rocksbox // Lipstick: Maybelline Vivids Hot Plum // Nail Polish: Formula X Pacific Haze
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