Start from the bottom up

IMG_2809I got a new pair of shoes last week that IMMEDIATELY inspired me to make an outfit around them.


Sometimes, if the shoes are cute enough, they just hand you an outfit on a silver platter, and that’s what happened here.

  • Black and red Cape Clogs Le Femme Sandals (Cape Clogs)
  • Black maxi skirt (Karen Kane, purchased at Dillards, old)
  • Black and white chevron cami (Lane Bryant)
  • Red bell-sleeve jacket (J.Jill, no longer available in plus)
  • Red dot bag (Kate Spade Deborah Dot Nadine – no longer available; check ebay) Still love this more than I can possibly explain.
  • Red steampunk necklace (artist friend)
  • Red Bangles (Mystique, purchased at Marshall’s)
  • Black Bangle (Vince Camuto, purchased through LittleBlackBag)

Photo on 4-1-13 at 12.46 PM

So that you can see the mixed bangles and the necklace.

2013-01-10 10.46.34This outfit just threw itself together for me.  I mean seriously, the hardest part was deciding whether to do the maxi skirt or a pair of black skinny jeans.  I literally started pulling things out of the closet and this was the first item of everything.  No questions.  Just easy.

Part of what I love is that each piece is heavy and solid – nothing feels cheap or flimsy.  And I could probably kill someone with these shoes…They are solid wood soles…Yet comfortable and with arch support.  I don’t know how they do it!

2012-09-11_14-42-41I still adore this bag.  I swear, sometimes, that if I had to get rid of all but one this is probably the one I would keep.  Fun, great shape and size, both a cross-body strap and a handle. What else could you ask for?



Today was an amazing ride to work – the perfect temp; just cool enough to be comfortable without being chilly.  Although it wasn’t actually any faster than normal, the ride felt somehow easier.  Loved it!

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  1. Versatilestylebytracey says:

    your enthusiasm is contagious! I love that handbag and the color combo..

  2. Patti_NotDeadYetStyle says:

    I share your love of those shoes and that fab bag! Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday : >

  3. Oh, yes. Soooo together in the best way. You look smashing. Love your combinations. And you are right. The bag works like a boss.

  4. Kaitlin Hayes says:

    I always start with the shoes first! It’s the best way to plan an outfit. Plus, shoes are my
    favorite so I indulge a little. :p
    (Also, I love the attitude in that picture. Work it!)