Skirt: The Webster for Target (on major sale)
Blouse: Gap (similar)
Shoes: Banana Republic (see below)
Please excuse the grainy pics :)
I decided to recreate this look seen on Lauren Conrad, one of my fave style icons! It's party-ready but still classy. I actually wore this outfit to work on Friday (for half a day w/ the pumps), but switched out to my TB flats instead. However! I wanted to show you all a new arrival at Banana Republic-- The Kirsten Suede Platform Pump.
A pair of gray pumps has been on my want list since last Winter, but I just couldn't find the perfect pair. I originally hoped to find Ann Taylor Perfect Pumps in gray suede (seen on Jean here, from a year ago), but sadly, AT never brought them back. I was wooed by BR's new ads for their Fall collection, and decided to give it a try. I had never tried shoes from Banana Republic before, but I wasn't too nervous knowing that these were real leather.
Overall, I am very pleased with them, and the platform makes them as comfy as AT pumps. However, they are definitely more "sturdy" as compared to the flexibility Perfect Pumps provide, but I don't mind it. They run TTS.
The pumps comes in three colors-- gray, teal, and black-- However, note that only the gray pair has a suede covered heel, while the others have a wooden stacked heel. This feature can sometimes make shoes look "cheap", but it often isn't a deal breaker for most of us.
P.S. Save 30% off today only (10/2) with code THANKYOU.