3.30.2014

Firenze Notte

In my opinion, nothing completes an outfit better than a stunning pair of shoes. Perhaps it's the ability for shoes to define and transform an outfitto tell a storythat has kept me endlessly fascinated with them. Thus, it brings me great joy to have befriended a brilliant footwear designer, Michael Mack of Michael Grey Footwear. His designs are a rare combination of modern silhouettes, vintage storytelling, subtle yet exciting details and superior comfort. Michael is definitely my sole mate when it comes to shoes! Keep reading for a closer look at one of my favorites, the Firenze Notte

(Firenze Notte boots, courtesy of Michael Grey - available here; Joie shearling; Ann Taylor top; Fendi skirt, bag - available here)

When I first collaborated with Michael for the L'Amore court pumps, I learned his inspiration for the collection as a whole came from the vintage barbershop settingtheir style, their precision, and the tools they used. I think the Firenze Notte is a beautiful embodiment of those qualities, with its laser back detailing and sleek cork and leather wedge. I paired the boots with a lush shearling and feminine skirt, because like the boots, it's a balance of sophistication and edginess. I can see the Firenze boots working equally well with leather pants, distressed jeans, or a mini skirt.  

What do you think about my look (hopefully the last winter-inspired one!), and how would you style the Firenze Notte boots? Visit the official Michael Grey website to learn more about his amazing brand. Thank you for reading!


71 comments:

  1. I totally agree with you. Those shoes are amazing. I just love the detail along the back. Stunning look!
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  2. Shoes are really nice! Lovely skirt too

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  3. i love this simple black outfit, but the patterned skirt really adds some interest, lovely choice !
    Lauren x
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  4. Those boots are fabulous, Jessica! Lux look head to toe--lovely! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  5. I would have to agree with you about the power of shoes!! They always have the power of giving that final tchanan touch to an outfit, completely love it. That skirt is also a gorgeous gorgeous piece!

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  6. You look so classy and sophisticated ;) )Gorgeous boots, so original!
    Michaels designs are stunning, he really knows what women want!
    Adorable skirt also!

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    1. Thank you dear!! And yes, Michael's designs are always beautiful, detailed and so comfortable!

      xo Jess

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  7. So agree, shoes definitely play a big part in making an outfit work! Beautiful post!

    Lauren,
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  8. those boots are divine! if only i can wear them in this tropical country! you look stunning ;)

    xx
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  9. Wow, if there's one thing that you specialize in, it's fabulous shoes! They always make such an amazing statement and I can't help but drool in envy whenever I see what you're wearing on your feet :P Not only are those wedge booties fantastic (I love the detailing and the pop of blue), I love the luxuriousness of the rest of your outfit-- that beautiful skirt, the thick but structured leather jacket, and that amazing bag work so well together to create a chic outfit that looks practical to boot!

    Thanks for always being such a style inspiration lovely!

    xx Debbie

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    1. Thank you Deb, you're such a style inspiration too!
      xxJess

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  10. really love the boots!

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  11. The blue zipper on the boots totally added oomph to the already great style! <3

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  12. Those boots are BEAUTIFUL! Ah your skirt goes with it so well too.

    x Stace
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  13. I think those booties look pretty darn amazing and I love the cork details! oh and it was a lovely surprise to see your all black outfit after posting one by myself :)

    Maiken,
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  14. Love the outfit so much ! That skirt is gorgeous !
    Sara,
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  15. Beautiful wedge boots and I love the way you have styles them with that beautiful flared skirt :)

    Gems x
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  16. gorgeous!
    love your skirt
    x
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  17. Gorgeous! Love this outfit, specially the skirt (amazing) and the shoes

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  18. love the zipper detail on your boots

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  19. This is so nice! I love your look ♥


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  20. Love these dashing boots, perfect winter pair and your shimmery skirt is truly beautiful. May your week be filled with calm & creativity.

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  21. That bag <3

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  22. great skirt and wedges! I'm in love with them :)
    Mrs Vain

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  23. great look ; ))

    xoxo

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  24. love everything! great photos :D

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  25. Love everything about this outfit. Nice photos!

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  26. agree !!!! shoes do make the whole outfit

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  27. Beautiful shoes!

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    Love,
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  28. The shoes and the skirt are so lovely Jess. you look fabulous !

    xo
    Sam
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  29. That bag is absolutely perfect! xx

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  30. The touch of cork makes this shoe super unique and fab! & I dig the bottom detail a lot.

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  31. wow those wedges definitely are stunning! the sliver of cork is a nice touch! :) oh and i love love love your skirt! you look stunning as always :)

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  32. Those booties are amazing but I am in love with your skirt!

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  33. The booties are very cute! Enjoy:)

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  34. Great shoes, love the pop of blue on the zipper. You style them well, great post!

    Sarah
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  35. Love your outfit, your boots are absolutely stunning!! X

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  36. Hello there!
    Great post here!!
    Perfect boots! I love this monochrome look!
    It suits you well!



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  37. loving this jacket, the heels go so well with it :) x

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  38. Awesome, love all black with some details! And those boots are perfection!!! xo ;)

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    1. I agree, those are my favorite boots!! Thanks for visiting sweetie!
      xx Jess

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  39. What a cool skirt and boots dear :D

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  40. I love the whole outfit, and the shoes are beautiful!<3

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  41. You look amazing Jess! So stylish as always ;)
    Thanks for commenting on my blog lovely! xx

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  42. you looks amazing as always! love your skirt and bag <33

    xx,
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  43. I believe also in the effect of shoes :) And I like your stylish look, the jacket and shoes are so great <3

    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

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  44. Love the skirt :) I also am OBSESSED with your previous post, your outfit is lush! & that Chanel bag is EVERYTHING!
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  45. What an inspiring story behind his collections =)
    Wearing this pair of boots with a spring dress and trench coat would look pretty stylish too =)

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    1. Love the way you would style the boots! Thanks for your comment :)

      xx Jess

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  46. you are so stylish!!! i love this look from head to toe!! :D those shoes are phenomenal and the skirt is so chic!

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  47. You such a great sense of style sweetie!

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  48. Love this outfit on you :) and that skirt is amazing!

    Happy Spring!
    Hailes<3
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  49. In love with this outfit dear! Black is just perfect on you :) those boots are so amazing, and so is your Fendi embossed bag <3 How about following each other via GFC/Bloglovin'/Instagram/FB page? I would love to :) just let me know on my blog and I'll make sure to follow back asap! Have a nice day babe xx
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  50. Jess, what a gorgeous coordination! This is very Upper East Side New York. I love the clean lines in this outfit.

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    1. Thank you so much Cindy!
      xoxo Jess

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  51. Great outfit & shoes! I love how you say that to you shoes completely transform an outfit, for me, it's jewelry! xoxo

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  52. that skirt, that bag that boots! you rock this look!
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  53. Amazing outfit! I totally love it!

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  54. Great skirt!

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  55. So obsessed with that skirt.
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    Kisses XOXO

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  56. this look is gorgeous! so classy and sophisticated. You look beautiful.
    XO, Gina
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  57. You look so chic! love this so much :)

    Hope you're having a lovely day and thank you so much for your lovely comment! xx
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  58. Great outfit dear :) you are the best. kisses

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    1. Thank you so much Paulina! But you're the model ;) Love your style!
      xx Jess

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