Dress: Anthropologie "Airy Wisp" Dress (May still be in stores; Similar here)(See my review)
Cardigan: Gap (Similar)
Belt: Target (Similar)
Pearls: Borrowed from grandma
Shoes: Kate Spade New York
If you're ever stuck in a rut while choosing an outfit, you can't go wrong with the classics. Whenever I feel unmotivated in the morning to put something special together, I always reach for a black dress, cardigan, and belt-- then add a snazzy pair of shoes and pearls to finish the look. And there ya go, instant polish. (Plus, it works in any season for any weather, with minor adjustments!)
If you remember from quite a while ago, I shared on Twitter about how one day, I would own something from Kate Spade. I've been stalking their website forever, but just couldn't see myself spending $300+ on one dress or pair of shoes.
However, since starting Chic for a Week and purchasing the shoes to rent out (I try them all out), I've realized that sometimes its okay to invest in a nice pair of shoes, for comfort and quality.
[[ These Kate Spades aren't yet available on Chic for a Week, but will be soon, if anyone is interested (Please let me know if you are!)]]
I highly recommend that if you have a pair of shoes that you love (nude or black pumps, flats you constantly wear, etc) that you consider investing in a quality pair. They last for years and are ten times more comfy. However, it's important to remember that just because something is expensive, doesn't mean it's high quality. Try on various styles before making a decision, and check to see what material they're made of. Classic styles are more worthy of investments, so its best to stick to that. In this case, these shoes are surprisingly so versatile, and add a little quirkiness to a classic outfit. I am very happy with these shoes!
If you're interested in renting a pair of designer shoes, please visit Chic for a Week!
Also, my Winter beauty bag giveaway is now CLOSED and the winner will be announced on Wednesday! Thank you to all who entered, and stay tuned for the next one! :)
Have a great week, everyone!