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Two Ways: Pink Suede Shoes

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Shoes: Enzo Angiolini Dollton Pumps ($129)

From Left, Earrings: Bing Bang Bow Studs ($42) Bracelet: Max & Chloe Station Bangles ($42) Bag: Michael Kors Saffiano Tote ($378) Cardigan: Jackie Cardigan ($65 some colors on sale) Dress: Tara Jarmon White Sheath ($231)

From Right, Earrings: Rebecca Minkoff Heart Stone Drops ($58) Ring: Bernini Silver Band ($100) Belt: MMM 11 Belt ($115) Bag: Coach Legacy Harper ($798) Shirt: Max Mara Alinda Blouse ($386) Pants: 1035 Stretch Wool ($188)

For the Office.  I prefer to pair colored shoes with neutral separates.  However, if you’d like to pair these shoes with a colored dress, may I suggest eggplant purple?

If it’s a white sheath you’re after, the eyelet trim on this under-$100 Dillard’s dress is lovely.  If you’re plus-size, this piped sheath is a good choice.  And if you’re petite, check out this Calvin Klein belted dress.

I added a plain navy cardigan, but you could choose pale blue or aqua.  I contrasted the navy with turquoise-colored bangles, which pair nicely with the sharper edges of these fun bow earrings. I also like these mother-of-pearl and gold bow studs from Kate Spade.

Lastly, I added my favorite simple tote, the Saffiano Selma tote from Michael Kors.  If you’re looking for something less expensive, this top handle satchel with strap is a nice under-$100 choice.

For the hair, I would wear it down.  If you’re on the younger side, I might add a thin gold headband.  For the makeup, a pink lip and a rose blush would be lovely.

For the Office. I love to mix different shades of the same color.  Grey is the easiest color to do this with, I think.  This Max Mara blouse is a bit out of my price range, so I would probably choose this still-a-bit-pricey Theory blouse.

I’ve written about these pants before.  The 1035 trouser is the only non-denim pant I own.  I love them.  They have an easy fit and smooth-finish fabric.  My only complaint is that they’re not lined.  But since J.Crew hasn’t lined a pant in ten years, there’s no use in hoping.  If you’d like something less expensive, Express makes a decent pant for the money.

I decided to add a bit of teal with these art deco earrings from Rebecca Minkoff.  If deco isn’t your thing, I really like these faceted teal and silver hoops for $18.  And since it was tough finding a ring that wouldn’t clash with the earrings, I decided to go with a simple band.

Looking for a grey bag that won’t break the bank?  This Anne Klein dome satchel is sleek and simple, and a great buy at $66.  I also like the pierced leather work on the Kooba V bag for under-$50.

For the hair, I would wear it up in a simple updo, maybe a French twist.  For the makeup, I would use a charcoal eyeliner and a sheer plum lip color.

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  1. Helena says:

    My favorite work trouser is the Theory Max, which is perennially available. It is lined and comes in heather and charcoal grey, as well as black and navy.

    July 9, 2013/Reply
  2. Dorothy says:

    Love the outfit on the right. Very Olivia Pope!

    July 9, 2013/Reply