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Monday, May 5, 2014

Manic Monday: The red sandal






Sunnies: Gucci (option, fun budget option here)  | Earrings: Express (option) | Necklace: Express | Top: Express (in True White) | Bracelets: Cara (option) | Bag: Kate Spade Saturday (option, option)  | Jeans: 7 for all Mankind (similar, option, option)   | Sandals: Jeffrey Campbell (exact here, in grey here, budget option here)

These pictures make me so happy! Spring has definitely sprung and this tree in our front yard is just gorgeous! Happy Manic Monday, indeed!

I had been on a hunt for the perfect red ankle strap sandal - basically since my shoe craving post back in March. I ended up ordering two pairs before this, but the first pair was stiff and uncomfy, and the second pair was extremely not flattering to my feet - somehow they highlighted all the worst parts of my feet. Just trust me on this! I had seen these Jeffrey Campbell sandals, but had been avoiding them because I really didn't want suede. The shape was perfect though and the heel height was just what I had been looking for. After the first two pairs failed, I decided to just cave and order them. I LOVE them! And honestly, the suede adds to their comfort!

Just a white top and cropped boyfriend jeans, but I decided to bling it up a bit. Then, instead of grabbing my leopard bag like you KNOW is always my instinct, I decided to grab this mint foldover bag instead. Needless to say, I'm happy with how this turned out - or it really just could be my beautiful tree!


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87 comments :

  1. That top is just gorgeous! Great dressy/casual look!

    EatPrayWearLove

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    1. Thanks so much! Definitely my favorite white top!

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  2. Suede is such an adorable material for shoes.....& those red ones are sooooo gorgeous! Can't take my eyes off that necklace too!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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    1. Thanks so much! You need the necklace! Don't let your eyes down! :) It really is the best though - it dresses up any basic top!

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  3. I love this outfit! Glad you were able to track down a pair of red sandals! They look great on you!

    xo, Erica
    www.casuallystyled.com

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    1. Thanks, Erica! I am so so happy with these!

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  4. Yay, I love the crisp, clean styling of this outfit with the red shoes!! Very Olivia Palermo. :)
    Gina -- On the Daily Express

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    1. What a big compliment! I'm really glad I got this white portofino! I was on the fence about it, but it really is such a great, classic piece!
      And sooo happy these sandals worked out! Still think you need them too at some point...

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  5. I love red shoes with a crisp white shirt, you look so cute.

    xo
    PinkSole

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    1. Thanks, girl! Oddly enough this is out of my box for me. I need to remember that basics can be great, too!

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  6. That red shoe is perfect! You look fantastic :)

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  7. You look fantastic as usual! Love the red shoes.

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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    1. Aww - thank you. I really appreciate that. My shoes do, too!

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  8. OMG those heels and pearls are just too darling! I love how you used those heels to pop out this outfit! I love the casual yet sophisticated look to it! Hope you have a fun Cino de Mayo!

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    1. Thank you so much! I couldn't not add a little bling and color to an otherwise basic outfit! Just can never resist!

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  9. We almost had similar look today, but I took off my pink shoes and went for metallic! Such a great touch with the jeans. Also, I'm slightly excited that I got my first sponsored clothing post opportunity via email today (eshtaki - which I see you've reviewed before). Just had to share the celebration somewhere!

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    1. That is so awesome! I can't wait to see what you pick, and I hope your experience is as good as mine was! Such a great concept!

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  10. Yay you're wearing them! So cute, still on the hunt but seeing you in these ones is making me think I might have to give them a shot!

    Happy Monday
    xoxo
    Jasmin
    www.jasmindaily.com

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    1. Keep me posted on your hunt! These are really great!

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  11. These shoes are fantastic! I wouldn't have thought to be suede in the warmer weather months, but that's awesome that it makes them more comfortable. Bold shoes are the best!

    Kaitlin
    www.teaandsequins.com

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    1. Yes, I was totally against suede in warm weather, but I'm over that now, and that makes the possibilities even more endless!! :) Thank you!

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  12. Oh I love the crisp white,mint, and denim background for these awesome shoes. I get a lot of wear out of my red shoes.

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    1. You were definitely a big inspiration and reason why I was looking so hard for these!

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  13. I love this casual chic look! The sandals are fab. I've been looking for ankle strap block heel sandals in white or nude and I can totally relate to the hunt for the right ones. Doesn't it feel good when you finally find them?

    Cynthia
    http://myrosecoloredshades.com

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    1. Yes, it's the best feeling - and then I can't take them off!

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  14. I love this look! I've tried the red shoe thing a number of times and never looks quite right! I'll have to give sandal styles a try :)

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    1. That's funny because I was the opposite - always had red pumps, but never red sandals! Definitely give it a go and report back!

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  15. You always look so amazing. I really like this outfit. Very cute.

    Kreyolas Journeys

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    1. You are just really sweet - thank you for this!

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  16. Causal, chic and uber polished! Love your accessories.. :) Thanks for the link up hun
    xx

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    1. Such a pleasure hosting for you beautiful, fashionable, and fun ladies!!

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  17. Love this pop of color! - J

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  18. Those sandals are the highlight of this outfit!

    Serena
    http://sfashion903.blogspot.com/

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    1. Absolutely! I wanted them to shine on their own!

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  19. Such a fresh and chic look! Inspired to recreate it actually! You look great, and I LOVE the necklace. Happy Monday...XO!

    ~Whitney
    www.whitneynicjames.com

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    1. Yay!! I would be so flattered to see your recreation!

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  20. Great look! I love those shoes!! I might need a pair now!

    Nicole
    www.nicoletothenines.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes, I promise you do! Hope you find a pair you love just as much!

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  21. GORGEOUS look! I love the crisp white paired with denim. And those heels! LOVE!

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    1. Thanks so much, Lauren! Such an easy look for me, but the accessories and shoes made it special!
      I appreciate you stopping by!

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  22. I love those heels! They look really good paired with the mint bag - great color combo!

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    1. Mint was such an unexpected combo for me, but I love the way it turned out!
      Thank you!

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  23. What a great outfit! It looks so effortless yet totally chic! I love, love, love that necklace.

    Lea
    HighHeeledStyle.com

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    1. Definitely recommend the necklace! I've gotten so much use out of it!

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  24. Those shoes are super pretty, and they remind me of a pair my mom had when I was little (hers were pink), and I used to wear them all the time (more like drag them around). They look so comfy, and I like the suede.

    Natalia

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    1. Awwww! I love that story! So sweet! I don't remember playing dress up in my mom's stuff! What a great memory!

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  25. La la love the red sandals! The classic combination with jeans and white is perfect. I also love the necklace!

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    1. Thank you so much!! That means a lot!

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  26. This is one of my favorite casual chic looks. Love the pop of red!

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  27. Your statement necklace and great red sandals make the outfit more modern and chic, you look great...
    Nora
    www.jacketsociety.com

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    1. Thank you so much! I love the idea of dressing up basics!

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  28. Loving your red sandals. They go really with well with the whole red/white/blue theme =) Have a wonderful week.

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    1. Thanks, Sydney! My way of being nonchalant nautical, I suppose!
      Have a great one, too!

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  29. Love those red sandals!! Your outfit looks chic while being comfortable at the same time, which is my favourite type of outfit. Thanks for hosting the link party:)
    Marta xo
    www.sweaterstripesandsweets.com

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    1. Yes, definitely comfy, but I still felt great and put together in it! Those kinds of outfits are the best!

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  30. Very nice post!

    http://ladyparisienne.blogspot.fr/

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  31. You matched all of the color perfectly and I adore your amazing shoes, they're so feminine <3

    http://crafty-zone.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks, girl! Your comments always make me smile - I appreciate it!

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  32. Great party! I love your look... Those red sandals are the bomb... I need to go shopping for some!!! :)
    “hugs” Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

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    1. It's harder to find them than you think! Seriously - these were my third try, and luckily they worked like a charm! Hope you find your perfect pair also!

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  33. So cute -- love the red shoes! I totally know what you mean about suede, though. I love suede, but it's a deal-breaker for life up here in the rainy PNW. ;)

    Jen @ Librarian for Life & Style

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    1. Oh yes, I could see how that would not work! Eeek!

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  34. Gorgeous shoes, I like how you gavea budget option too. thank you. Cute post! :)

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    Christine
    www.beyoutifulhope.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much! And thanks for the heads up - will check it out!

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  35. You seriously have the best shoe collection ever. Great look!!
    www.amemoryofus.blogspot.com

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  36. Love the look...simple, but classic!! Loving the mint fold-over clutch!! I have everything needed to replicate this outfit except that bag....hm! :-)
    Kellie @ www.ie-style.com

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    1. Well get get on that!! :)
      I wish this particular bag was still available! It's great because it converts into a tote as well as a cross body bag!

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  37. Carylee, you are the epitome of casual-chic. You look absolutely perfect, from head to toe.
    xo
    Kym
    bitty.and.bunny

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    1. Wow - that is a lofty statement, lady! That made me blush a little - thank you so much!

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  38. Love those red shoes...you made the right choice getting them :-)

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    1. Thank you! I am so so happy I decided to get them, for sure!!

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  39. Loving the red sandal + boyfriend denim combo, babe!

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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  40. You look great and your red strappys are oh so sexy! I caved and got some Jeffery Cambelle's but ended up being disappointed and returning... :(. Glad yours worked out!

    -Chelsey
    -http://chelseypatti.blogspot.com

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    1. I have a couple other pairs of Jeffrey Campbell shoes that I'm pretty happy with. I could see that they could be hit and miss tho!

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  41. Carylee, those red sandals!! Honey, yeeeess! Love them :)

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    1. Haha this brought the biggest smile to my face - THANK YOU!

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  42. I love everything about this look!! The sandals, the necklace, all! ♥ Your posts are lovely, too. Definitely following your blog now (on Bloglovin)!

    ♥ Erika
    Find me on LOOKBOOK
    Check out my BLOG (Style and Sundry)

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  43. Hi, it took me a while to catch up with your blog but I loved the guest posts too, by the way. The red sandal is gorgeous as is the chunky pearl necklace. A white button down with jeans is always a classic, sexy combo. Love yours. =)

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed the guest posts! They were like little gifts to me as I read each one of them!
      And thanks for the nice comment about the outfit! I felt so good in this - funny how simple outfits can mean the most!

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  44. Such a gorgeous look! Love the red heels, they add the perfect pop of color!

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    1. Thanks, lady! I love them so so much!

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