I’ve always said that a girl can never have too many black shoes, white tops, or black dresses. We have too many occasions that require a number of different black footwear options. Casual may call for black flats. A GNO absolutely requires a jazzy black stunner with sky high heel. The office and church are the perfect places for a classic black pump. The basic black pump is definitely a closet MVP, but if you’re in the market to step up from the basic with a little d’orsay goodness, check these out: Manolo Blahnik ‘Tayler’ vs. Sam Edelman ‘Delilah’. Both are suede, polished, and have a 4-inch heel. Sure, Tayler doesn’t have an Italian made leather sole, however, she’s a great stand-in that is just as chic.
In this battle of high vs. low, would you splurge with Tayler or save with Delilah?
Yours in stilettos,
I’m a tall girl, and I like everything long: pants, winter coats, and (as of late) vests. Long vests have emerged for the fall and were all over the Spring/Summer 2015 runways, so they’re here to stay. Of course a long vest cannot replace the functionality of a coat or my beloved blazer, but it can add a pristine layer over sweaters and dresses as well as polish up jeans and pants. This one from Ann Taylor with it’s black chicness and faux leather accents caught my eye, and I must say that I’m in love!
On first instinct, I decided to pair the vest with black and denim. I grabbed my favorite leopard clutch and some wine in the form of a d’orsay pump and complimentary lip color to pull it all together (and kick things up a notch).The Starting Lineup ~ Vest: Ann Taylor (similar/save) | Sweater: Target | Denim: J. Crew | Pumps: Nine West (similar/splurge) | Clutch: Antonio Melani (via Dillard’s) | Sunnies: Ray Ban | Lip: M.A.C. ‘Rebel’ (mixed with a little Wet & Wild ‘Cherry Blossom’)
Photos: Kim Thomas
According to Q, long vests are here to stay! Grab one to layer over practically anything from a basic white button-up to a chic printed dress. You’ll definitely see this one again!
Yours in Stilettos,