Two Ways: Neon Crossbody Satchel

Apr 5, 2012

 

Purse: Crossbody Satchel ($78)

From the Left, Earrings: Betty Carre disk Earrings ($65) Sweater: Steffan Schraut Navy Stripe Cardigan ($230) Sandal: Ready or Knot Sandals ($188) Dress: Orient Eyelets Dress ($188)

From the Right, Earrings: Flat Hoop Earrings ($17) Bracelet: sadly, sold out, similar here Belt: Tumbled Leather Belt ($58) Shoe: Alexandre Birman Braided Wedge ($495) Top: Topshop Sailor Blouse ($64) Jeans: Tibi Lowrise Chambray Jean ($285)

For a Spring Wedding. I like navy for spring and summer weddings.  Looks good on everyone, can be dressed up or dressed down and it isn’t black. This outfit is not for a cocktail attire wedding, but where I’m from most weddings are church clothes not semi-formal.

I adore the striped cardigan with the structured bow on the front.  This is great for keeping warm on a chilly evening or for a wedding in a conservative house of worship.  The texture on the eyelet dress also pairs well with the stripes.

These little sandals are the perfect summer wedding shoe.  They’re metallic so they work with everything.  They’re also kitten heel so you can dance the night away.

For the hair, I would wear it in a loose wavy side bun.  For the makeup, I would wear a rose lip, pink cheeks and a shimmery gold eye.  I’d also paint my nails (mani and pedi) red.

For Sunday Brunch. This outfit has a lot of style for such simple pieces.  I like the wide leg chambray jeans with the sailor top for a bit of a boho casual look.  I also like the hoop earrings because they’re fun and young, but not six-inch-diameter club-wear hoops.

Here, the bag is really the star.  The pop of color and life that gives the clothes, which have an interesting structure but not much color, life. If you wanted to do more with color, you could wear blazer in blush or orange or a green overcoat.

Lastly, I love these wedges, and I am heartbroken that they are $500. Here’s praying for a sale.

For the hair, stick straight with a 70s bed head vibe.  For the makeup, eyeliner with nude lips and a lightly rosy cheek.  I’d also consider a grey nail polish.

Three Ways

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  1. L says:

    Love those wedges, they are exactly what I've been looking for! But not for 500. Close but no cigar!

  2. Ashley says:

    Belle – one question I've always had about the crossbody bags is whether you can wear one if you have large breasts? The strap always seems to end up between my boobs and only makes them look bigger. Suggestions?

  3. KC says:

    These are close: https://piperlime.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=80041&vid=1&pid=210067&scid=210067022

    Unfortunately I prefer the cork over the espadrille look. But I've had good luck with Bandolino shoes in the past.

  4. Meg says:

    I purchased last week a very similar pair of Ivanka Trump wedges to the ones you features and they are much cheaper @ $140! I wasn't sure about the brand, but they are very high quality and are absolutely beautiful. I ordered them from Zappos and they are absolutely fabulous and come in tan an brown. You can find them at https://www.zappos.com/ivanka-trump-etta-rustic-tan

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