How to Wear Block Heel Sandals for Fall

Hello, friends! TGIF! I’m so excited about the look I have for you today. I’m teaming up with Kate Spade to style these gorgeous Ilemi Heels and talk about how to wear block heel sandals for fall.

How to Wear Block Heel Sandals for Fall featuring Kate Spade New York Ilemi Heels | Jo-Lynne Shane

I knew the second I saw these sandals that they were made for this grid print shift dress that I picked up at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale last month.

How to Wear Block Heel Sandals for Fall featuring Kate Spade New York Ilemi Heels | Jo-Lynne Shane

The wide straps and block heel balance out the geometric print and heavy fabric of the dress, and the black suede is decidedly fall.

How to Wear Block Heel Sandals for Fall featuring Kate Spade New York Ilemi Heels | Jo-Lynne Shane

The dress itself is very comfortable and figure flattering. I love the geometric design and bold color palette. The sleeve length is perfect for transition season, and if you get chilly, you can always throw a leather jacket over your shoulders.

How to Wear Block Heel Sandals for Fall featuring Kate Spade New York Ilemi Heels | Jo-Lynne Shane

I’m wearing my regular size 8, for size reference.

How to Wear Block Heel Sandals for Fall featuring Kate Spade New York Ilemi Heels | Jo-Lynne Shane

The exposed zipper in the back is flirty and fun.

How to Wear Block Heel Sandals for Fall featuring Kate Spade New York Ilemi Heels | Jo-Lynne Shane

As for the shoes, I am in LOVE. They’re made in Italy with kid suede and a 3.5″ covered heel. The adjustable double buckle and block heel make them easy to walk in. I always struggle to walk in pumps without my heel slipping, so I’m loving this chunky sandal trend. It’s more delicate than a bootie but more substantial than a strappy sandal or stiletto.

How to Wear Block Heel Sandals for Fall featuring Kate Spade New York Ilemi Heels | Jo-Lynne Shane

These sandals will also be fabulous with skinny jeans or flares and a sassy top. I can’t wait to style them with a more casual look.

I wanted the shoes and the dress to be the star of the show, so I kept my jewelry minimal and carried a black clutch.

How to Wear Block Heel Sandals for Fall featuring Kate Spade New York Ilemi Heels | Jo-Lynne Shane

We had so much fun shooting this look. Now I just need somewhere to wear it!

How to Wear Block Heel Sandals for Fall featuring Kate Spade New York Ilemi Heels | Jo-Lynne Shane

shop the post

 

kate spade new york ilemi heels c/o kate spade // grid print shift dress // kate spade gramercy grand watch // similar black clutch HERE and HERE

By the way, lots of you have asked about how I curl my hair. My husband gave me this amazing T3 Curling Wand for my birthday, and I love it. I used the 1″ straight barrel for this look.

So who has fun plans for the weekend!?! Ours is pretty packed. Tonight we’ll be at the high school for the Marching Band Preview Night, where we get to see what our kids have been doing in band camp for the past few weeks. That’s always fun, and it starts to get me into the back to school frame of mind.

Then tomorrow night we’re planning to attend Chesapeake Night at our local swim club. They bring in tons of seafood, and we provide our own drinks and sides and desserts and just hang out. I think there’s even a DJ. I’ve never been before, but it sounds like fun, and we’re going with friends.

And of course, I’ll be trying to fit in a few photoshoots. The weekends are the easiest time to do that since my photographer (a.k.a. my husband) has a day job. I keep thinking I’ll get up super early and fix up so we can do pictures before he goes to work, but that never seems to happen. So for now, weekends it is!

Well, it’s Friday, so that means it’s time for my weekly fashion linkup! If you have a fashion blog, I’d love for you to join us. If you’re here for your weekly dose of style inspiration, you’ll find plenty of that here. Have a beautiful weekend!

Fashion Friday


Did you like this post?

Sign up for my Daily Emails, and you’ll never miss a thing! You can also follow along on Instagram for my daily outfits and sneak peeks of what’s to come on the blog. Be sure to register with LIKEtoKNOW.it so you can shop my outfits first! 

Thanks to Kate Spade for sponsoring this post! All text, opinions, images, and editorial decisions are my own and presented without prejudice. Thank you for supporting the retailers that support this site.