Hi, there. How’s your week going?
My aunt and uncle, cousin and his boyfriend and my cousin and her adorable baby boy flew to Cincinnati from Florida and the whole gang is staying at my parents’ house. I can’t wait (like, times 100) to join everyone tonight and play tour guide for the weekend. I haven’t been home in awhile, and with everything new going on in Cincy (the streetcar, Oktoberfest, this amazing new restaurant), I know it will be a nice little visit.
Alright, let’s talk about this outfit…
There’s just something about lace up heels. And whatever that “something” is, I can’t get enough of it. I was hunting for a pair for what felt like forever, and when I spotted these (and their 75% off discount I got as a new customer), it was a no-brainer.
My office errs on the traditional side in terms of dress code, so while I wouldn’t wear these to work, I would definitely swap out my classic pumps for these babies after hours. Happy hour is the best hour, so why not have fun shoes to match? Every girl needs a pair(s) of shoes that make her feel like a million bucks.
I styled my new favorite shoes with a classic shirt dress. And let me just say, if you are looking to add something to your closet, go for the shirt dress. It’s a staple that can be dressed up, dressed down, or styled to fit your mood.
Want to go preppy? Add a printed blazer and some wedges. Edgy? Grab a leather jacket and black booties. Sporty? Slide on some sneakers and put on your favorite baseball cap. Sexy? Keep the accessories simple and grab your favorite sleek pumps or lace up heels (of course).
SHIRT DRESSES UNDER $100
Dress: Forever 21 (similar) | Heels: JustFab | Bag: Express (similar) | Necklace: Emma Jane Designs c/o
Photography by Erika Gene Clark