Hello and happy hump day! Red shoes are a big trend right now, and I styled a pair of red leather ankle boots last week for a casual look. Today I’ve got a classy fall date night look with red suede pumps and a gorgeous black pleated sleeve top.
This is the type of outfit I like to wear when Paul and I go out to dinner on the weekends — a little bit dressier than everyday, but still casual enough to be comfortable.
These are the shoes I never knew I needed. You know how it goes… when you go to the store looking for one thing, you’ll never find it, but naturally you’ll find five other things you decide you need. That’s pretty much what happened with these shoes. I went to Nordstrom looking for a pair of grey loafers, and I came out with black mules, slip-on sneakers, and these red pumps. #ooops
I was first drawn to this gorgeous shade of red and the unique styling across the top of the foot. They call it sundried tomato, and that’s about the perfect description for this color. It has just a hint of rust to it, making it ideal for this time of year, but they’ll certainly carry you right through winter.
Besides how pretty they are, these pumps are incredibly comfortable. If you struggle with finding pumps you can walk in as I do, you’ll want to take a look at these. They have the Cole Haan Grand.OS technology for superior cushioning and flexibility, and I can definitely feel the difference. I walked all over town in them on Saturday, and they felt great.
These are the kind of shoes that can take you from the office to dinner and you don’t even feel like you’ve been wearing heels all day. If red suede isn’t your cuppa tea, these pumps also come in a classic black suede and a trendy pewter leather.
Here are some more red pumps to consider if you want to see some options at different price points and heel heights:
I had this black pleated sleeve sweater from Ann Taylor hanging in my closet waiting to be styled, so I decided to throw it on with jeans and these red suede pumps for a fun date night look. That said, you can easily swap out the jeans for dress pants, and this would be a nice workwear look as well.
I like how the boatneck is flattering without being revealing, and the pleated detail on these sleeves is so pretty. And because they’re 3/4-length sleeves, they don’t get in the way of your daily tasks at all.
Yes, I realize I am styling a bell sleeve top two days in a row. #sorrynotsorry
I know I do a lot of black and denim and red or leopard, but it’s just such a fool-proof combination. Speaking of leopard, I should have carried my leopard clutch instead of a black bag. That would really pop against this outfit, and I love red and leopard together.
This top also comes in a winter white and a really pretty blush pink. I was tempted by the pink, but as you may know, I have several blush bell sleeve sweaters already so I ordered this in the black. I also got it on sale. Ann Taylor runs sales a lot, so if you like it but not the price tag, keep an eye on it.
These jeans are the same AG Farrah high rise skinnies I styled on Monday. True confessions: we shot this look at the same time. I changed my top and shoes and accessories in the car. (That’s always fun. Ha!)
For this look, I didn’t want a raw hem or any distressing on my jeans, so these are perfect. Plus the top is on the shorter side at 23″, and the high rise jeans give me a few extra inches so I’m not giving anyone more of a view than they bargained for when I bend over.
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I know I talk a lot about Nordstrom, but I also do a lot of shopping at Bloomingdale’s. I’ve always liked their denim and shoe departments. They don’t carry as many of the lower priced brands that Nordstrom does, but they run really good sales and incentives so it’s a great place to shop for premium denim and designer handbags, shoes, and jewelry.
I’ve been trying to link to them more recently because I know people get sick of seeing Nordstrom. It’s just so easy to search their site that I habitually go there first, but I’m trying to include more retailers in my links, even if I’m talking about the same brands that Nordstrom carries.
Speaking of other retailers, the Shopbop fall sale starts today and goes through Friday, 9/29. It’s another spend more, save more event, but there’s no minimum. This is another retailer I like to shop for designer jeans, bags, and shoes when they run their sales.
SALE ALERT >> Take 20% off orders under $500 and 25% off orders over $500 with code EOTS17 at Shopbop on a great selection of items. Offer valid thru September 29, 2017.
If you’d like me to do a post rounding up my favorite picks from the Shopbop sale, let me know. I could do that this morning and post later today if that’s of interest. I’d be focusing on shoes, premium denim, and designer handbags like Tory Burch and Kate Spade.
These jeans have the same comfort and great fit as my AG ankle legging jeans, but they have a higher rise and a 31″ inseam. I actually had mine shortened just a smidge.
I accessorized with gold jewelry. Either gold or silver would work, but I think gold looks especially rich and gorgeous on black. This would also be a great opportunity to wear some fun red jewelry, but I didn’t think far enough ahead to buy any. How fun would these tassel earrings be with this!?!
I realize it’s only September, but I can’t help but think how perfect this outfit will be for holiday time. I can see wearing this to an at-home Christmas party or dinner out.
I realize the cost of this outfit adds up, but each individual piece is good quality and highly versatile. If nothing else, this is a look that can be easily recreated at any price point — black top, blue jeans, red pumps, gold jewelry. Easy!
Be sure to visit Cyndi and see the fall outfit she’s styling today.
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