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Two Ways: Colorblock Sandal

 

Shoe: I Basic Sandal (Zara, $50)

From the Left, Earrings: Oscar de la Renta Earring ($185) Bag: Rebecca Minkoff Black Studded Clutch ($195) Ring: Ruby Kats Dolce Vita Ring ($155) Dress: Tsumori Chisato Bi-Color Dress ($357)

From the Right, Bracelet: Gold Hinge Clutch ($41) Bracelet: Satin Gold Clutch ($60) Clutch: Portfolio Clutch ($36) Sweater: Zero + Maria Cornejo Ruched Turtleneck ($248) Jeans: Moto Skinny Jean ($76)

For a Gallery Opening. I appreciate the deconstructed look of this dress, even though I’m not sure whether I would be bold enough to wear it. (If you want something more structured in the same color palette and a lower price point, click here.)  But the bold style is the perfect compliment to the sassy, colorblock shoe.

For the accessories, I wanted to choose pieces that were interesting but not overpowering.  The earrings are a cool geometric shape, and who can resist Oscar?  The bag is a rocker studded clutch, this was a substitute because I really wanted a large foldover clutch.  And the ring is hammered metal with enamel, you could also add more rings if you were feel like making a statement.

For the hair, I’d recommend stick straight with a center part.  You could also do a high, tight updo with pomade for smoothness.  For the makeup, a red lip and strong eyeliner.  I’d also paint my toes a traditional red.

For a Casual Dinner.  When I wear bold shoes, I like to go easy on everything else.  Here, I paired a simple skinny jean in black with a slouchy turtleneck sweater.  You could also reverse the proportions and do a snug-fitting turtleneck on top and flare leg or boot cut trousers on the bottom.

The accessories are fairly straight forward.  I paired a couple of bracelets with simple clutch (the purse matches the shoes!).  I’d probably wear the bracelets over the cuff for full effect.

For the hair, I would wear it up in either a sleek ponytail or a low bun.  For the makeup, neutral colors on the eyes, a blush cheek and a soft rose lip.  For the toenail polish, I would choose either gold or orange.  

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  1. K says:

    Belle- Do you actually own the portfolio clutch? I've loved it ever since you featured it and it has been on CHS many times since then so I think you must really love it too! Contemplating if the size is too large for somewhat regular use… Thoughts?

    February 14, 2012/Reply
  2. Belle says:

    I have the leopard that they sold out of. I do love it, I get lots of compliments. It's on the verge of being too big, but I think that just makes it easier to hold in the crook of your arm.

    February 14, 2012/Reply
  3. K says:

    Good feedback. I think I'm going to purchase. Thanks, Belle!

    February 14, 2012/Reply
  4. EAC says:

    Those shoes are hot to death. So sad that they will do nothing for my short, chubby legs. Guess I'll have to admire them on others.

    February 14, 2012/Reply
  5. jen says:

    I am IN LOVE with that dress. Gorgeous.

    February 14, 2012/Reply
  6. Pavo says:

    Belle –

    Love the outfits as always, but also just noticed you won the Mood Board Sweeps – huge congrats!!! I voted everyday and I'm so glad it paid off for you!

    February 14, 2012/Reply