7.21.2014

Gridlock

Recently I've been embracing a more minimalist aestheticfrom silk tops and crepe vests to tuxedo pants and classic pumpsall in a palette of black, pastel or white. I find it easier to incorporate accessories and focus on details when my outfit is simple and fuss-free. The story for this look: intersecting yet complementary lines.

(L'Amore court pumps, courtesy of Michael Grey Footwear-available here; Theory top; Club Monaco trousers; Sondra Roberts clutch; Chanel earrings; Dior bracelet; Prada sunglasses)



I had the pleasure of collaborating with Michael Mack of Michael Grey Footwear for a second time this year. For readers who are not familiar with Michael, he is the hands and heart behind the company Michael Grey Footweara line of handmade shoes for both men and women. Michael captures the best of vintage craft and fashion footwear design, which is why I'm a fan of his brand and know you will be too.

I love how the subtle stripes and slender metallic heel in his L'Amore court pumps complement the architectural and metallic elements in my outfit. Despite the simplicity in color and design, the details are what bring this outfit to life. Lines work to guide the eyes and luxurious accessories complete the look.

What do you think about my outfit and how would you style your black patent pumps? Thank you for reading and have a great week!

56 comments:

  1. Beautiful outfit! And those shoes are such classics!

    Lauren,
    http://www.atouchofsoutherngrace.com/

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  2. outfit perfection!
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  3. nice heels!! ;-)

    xoxo

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  4. You look so chic ! I love the photos too !

    Sara,
    http://thecrimeofashion.blogspot.fr

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  5. uber cool

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  6. I like the colour scheme of this outfit and I also like the geometric touch. very cool and special! and classy heels with pants? I like that too! a lot ;)

    Maiken,
    Maikeni blogi - part of me

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  7. Amazing outfit! Love those pants



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  8. I love the whole outfit! You look gorgeous in it.
    The pumps is so lovely, too. I think it will goes in any outfit.
    Have a nice day! x

    love,
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    1. Thank you so much dear!! xx

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  9. You look so amazing. Love these pants on you!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  10. This outfit is gorgeous and you look so beautiful!

    Allthingsglitterandbeauty

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  11. You are so perfect :D Amazing outfit :)

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment Alice--you're the sweetest! xx

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  12. Gorgeous geometric details in this outfit:)

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  13. gorgeousss gorgeous look
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  14. This look is so elegant! Truly, I need to invest in a pair of tuxedo pants!!! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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    1. Tuxedo pants are so versatile and flattering! Definitely recommend you to try one day! :)

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  15. This look is so sophisticated and chic! The geometric patterns are so interesting and the pop of lavender is gorgeous!!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose and Pretty Clothes

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    1. Thanks for your comment Deborah! xo Jess

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  16. Perfect look, dear! Love this shoes!)))

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  17. Hi dear!!!! I found you on Instagram and now I went to your blog. I like very much this outfit, basic and beautiful at same time!!!! Kisses,
    Eni

    http://eniwherefashion.blogspot.it/

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    1. Thanks for visiting my blog and Instagram--I love yours too! I really appreciate your style input! xx

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  18. Great outfit! I love its minimalism. You look stunning!
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    xo

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  19. I LOVE this look! You look amazing! I really like the pink pants with that top!

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  20. this is one of my fav looks from you! love the minimalistic tone and geometric lines! what a stunning look :D

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    1. I'm so flattered--thank you Kat!! xx

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  21. I love this look- those pants are perfect when styled with those gorgeous shoes! I remember the first look with the other pair of shoes from Michael's company- I adore all the shoes from his line! They are all unique and splendid! X

    Chic Nikkie

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    1. Thank you for your comment Nicole--it made my day! Michael's shoes are truly beautiful and quite comfortable. Would highly recommend! xx

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  22. so original! Love the look! X

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  23. Loving those trousers with the panel. And those shoes are perfect!

    Great outfit

    X

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  24. Perfect combo! I love every piece of this fantastic look ;))
    Bag and shoes are fabulos! Gorgeous pants and interesting sweater!
    So unique <3

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    1. Thank you so much Hajdi! xx

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  25. you look stunning and classy! love this :)

    thea,
    http://daintyworldofscience.blogspot.com

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  26. Wow you are not kidding, he makes gorgeous shoes! And love this whole look, chic and comfortable.

    Allie of ALLIE NYC
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    1. Yes, what I love about his shoes/this outfit is definitely the comfort! Thanks for reading Alicia! xx

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  27. love the grid lines in the top and the straight leg of the trouser! very sporty chic :)
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    1. Thanks for your style input Samantha! Appreciate it! xo

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  28. Love the monochrome of this outfit and those sunglasses really suit you!
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  29. Lovely outfit! Love those pants <3 the color is just beautiful!
    I'm following you too so keep in touch!

    xo
    Yujin
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  30. i feel like my style has been taking a simpler route too so i am LOVING this outfit! i love all the different lines in the outfit- especially the ones in your clutch. it totally made the whole look. gorgeous!

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

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    1. Thanks so much Marlen! It's one of my favorite clutches because metallics/geometrics work well with so many looks xx

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  31. Love this outfit. The shirt is fabulous!

    TRENDGALORE

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  32. Oh god! This is so amazing! I absolutely love those pants!!

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  33. Stunning outfit! Absolutely chic!

    Shannon
    Clothes & Quotes

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  34. love this outfit, espesh the trousers!!
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  35. I love how graphic the look is without being over-the-top and only sticking to a 2-color palette :)

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  36. Great mix of styles! You look great!
    Also beautiful, artistic photos

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  37. These trousers look so great on you. I love that pale purple color too. I really like that these are classic pieces with cool colors and pattern. You look fantastic!

    Jamie | PetitePanoply.com

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  38. I am really digging this. It looks so modern yet minimalistic.

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