Fall Outfit: Long Vest And Red Shoes

les chaussures rouges

nic +zoe vest

Back in June when we were visiting Paris, I had the pleasure of spending an afternoon with Tish and going shopping at her favorite “neighborhood” boutique. You can read all about that wonderful afternoon here. This top was one of the pieces I purchased, and at the time realized I’d have to find a pair of red shoes to set it off. It took a few months, but I finally have the perfect pair! They’re from Belle by Sigerson Morrison, and seem to be built on the same last as the other wedges I have from this brand, which fit my feet well and are very comfortable.

top (others from this brand) | vest | jeans (similar) | bracelet (similar) | shoes

The bracelet is from Metal Pointus, purchased on a previous trip to Paris, and it’s one that I wear often. The vest is one that I featured in this post and it’s from Nic + Zoe. (Plus option here.) I think it runs a little large; you may want to size down. This promises to be a great “Third Piece” for those days when it’s too warm for a full sweater or jacket (it’s a cotton knit).

Belle by Sigerson Morrison wedges

I’ve taken these shoes in to the cobbler for waterproofing and to add some rubber half-soles. I tried this outfit with my red Ines de la Fressange bucket bag but the overall look bordered on too matchy and twee (at least for me) so I’ll stick to something more neutral for the bag.

Do you wear colored shoes? Or do you prefer to stick to neutrals and add color elsewhere in your outfit?

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  1. September 30, 2015 / 3:27 am

    I love your new venture into different colors! And these shoes are gorgeous! Lovely outfit!

    • une femme
      October 1, 2015 / 7:16 pm

      Hi Pam, thanks! I’m finding that red really gives me a lift.

  2. LeeAnn
    September 30, 2015 / 3:46 am

    I have only three shoe colors: black, leopard and red!

    • Janet
      September 30, 2015 / 11:07 pm

      *high five*!

    • une femme
      October 1, 2015 / 7:17 pm

      LeeAnn, those are three really good colors!

  3. sandypatti
    September 30, 2015 / 4:52 am

    The shoes – gorgeous and worth waiting for! Loving the third piece as well, and looking forward to our first cool day xoxo

    • une femme
      October 1, 2015 / 7:17 pm

      sandypatti, thank you. I’m envious of your cool weather.

  4. Cher
    September 30, 2015 / 5:02 am

    I wear those red Munro’s on the widget. Susan, over at FiftynotFrumpy showed me how to style them so I feel great about wearing them now. I Love your red shoes and the way youVe put it all together!

    • une femme
      October 1, 2015 / 7:18 pm

      Cher, thank you! I find that style (Munro’s) also very wearable. And the red is pretty.

  5. Ramona
    September 30, 2015 / 5:33 am

    I love colored shoes. I think they help round out the personality of an outfit and they make me happy when I look down. That’s really what it’s all about. You look really nice in these lighter colors. You seem happy and light!

    • une femme
      October 1, 2015 / 7:19 pm

      Ramona, thanks so much!

  6. nell
    September 30, 2015 / 5:39 am

    You look so pretty and carefree! Love the hits of red at lip, shirt, shoes. I have mostly neutral shoes, with many in the nude-bronze-camel-brown range. I try to replicate my streaky dirty blonde/brown hair color at the other end of my body in shoes! Closure, you know…

    My mother wore red shoes so well. I’ll never forget seeing her at a tea party/coffee klatsch as a child. She was a slim small brunette in a fitted red bateau neck wool dress and her fashionable red “spike” heels (as stilettos were commonly called).

    • une femme
      October 1, 2015 / 7:19 pm

      Nell, thank you! Your mother sounds like a very elegant woman.

  7. Susan W
    September 30, 2015 / 6:20 am

    I am really getting into colored shoes and now I need RED!! What a great outfit you have put together as always! Those shoes are beautiful…

    • une femme
      October 1, 2015 / 7:20 pm

      Susan W, thanks! I’m finding that red is actually quite versatile.

  8. bybee
    September 30, 2015 / 6:33 am

    Great shoes and outfit. I have one pair of colored shoes, yellow flats. They make me happy.

    • une femme
      October 1, 2015 / 7:21 pm

      bybee, thank you. Yellow is always such a happy color.

  9. SoSuSam
    September 30, 2015 / 6:42 am

    What a wonderful outfit! If you’d described it to me–patterned red shirt + long camel knit vest–I think I might have rolled my eyes. But it looks SO GOOD. I tend to be a bit conservative in what I combine; you’ve taught me something important today and inspired me. Also, love the shoes. I love a red shoe: it can really make the outfit as long as it isn’t, as you said, too matchy-matchy.

    • une femme
      October 1, 2015 / 7:23 pm

      SoSuSam, thank you very much! It’s always fun to experiment, and sometimes we find a formula that works in the process.

  10. Karen
    September 30, 2015 / 6:45 am

    As a recent and enthusiastic convert to your blog, I have enjoyed browsing through your archived posts. It seems as though you had a significant style epiphany in 2013, and your current wardrobe choices seem to be a reflection of a new confidence.

    • une femme
      October 1, 2015 / 7:25 pm

      Karen, thanks so much!

  11. RoseAG
    September 30, 2015 / 7:49 am

    Nice look. Woman can not live by solid colored tops alone.
    The camel vest (that doesn’t cost $800) has the possibility to be a staple this season.
    I like sweater vests in my workplace, which is cool. They keep your chest and legs warm but don’t drag across my desktop and keyboard.

    • une femme
      October 1, 2015 / 7:27 pm

      RoseAG, thank you! I was very happy to find this vest, and have already worn it in a couple of different combos. It’s surprisingly versatile!

  12. September 30, 2015 / 7:50 am

    I love a red shoe! Your SigMo wedges are lovely. The suede looks rich and luxurious.

    • une femme
      October 1, 2015 / 7:28 pm

      SusanG, thank you! Suede also tends to be softer and makes for a comfortable shoe.

  13. September 30, 2015 / 9:15 am

    I love that red and camel! This outfit is great on you, bringing back a bit of the colour you’ve moved away from over the past few years as you built a classic foundational wardrobe. It really works to express the warmth of your personality and liveliness of your intelligence while maintaining a certain elegant restraint.

    • une femme
      October 1, 2015 / 7:29 pm

      Frances, thanks very much! It’s been fun to play with adding back bits of color now that I feel comfortable with the foundation.

  14. Kim Shaw
    September 30, 2015 / 10:05 am

    Love the shoes and the outfit! Looking at your photos I think we are Hancock Park neighbors!

    • une femme
      October 1, 2015 / 7:31 pm

      Kim, thank you! I’m actually a little bit west of you, but the landscaping is probably quite similar. Hancock Park is such a lovely neighborhood!

  15. September 30, 2015 / 10:22 am

    Love the top. Personally I have never really got to grips with a wedge heel but like the red colour

    • une femme
      October 1, 2015 / 7:32 pm

      Josephine, thank you! Wedges have definitely been an acquired taste for me, but I like the visual volume they add.

  16. Pam
    September 30, 2015 / 11:13 am

    Soooo envious of your abiilty to wear beautiful and colorful shoes! My size 11 AAA foot limits my choices – pretty much have to stick with S Weitzman or Munro. Would kill for a pair of red or leopard D’Orsay high heels…or even some pointy toe flats that fit!

    • une femme
      October 1, 2015 / 7:33 pm

      Pam, my MIL had the same issue with very narrow feet. I’ll try to keep an eye out for brands that offer a good range of sizes and widths.

  17. Karen
    September 30, 2015 / 3:11 pm

    I love that you’re adding more color to your looks – it’s inspiring me to go beyond black, gray and white myself. Have wanted red shoes since I was 5…now that I’m 50 maybe it’s time to get some, size 10 feet be damned!

    • une femme
      October 1, 2015 / 7:35 pm

      Karen, thank you! I still love the look of black and white (and denim) and think they are always classic and elegant, but sometimes a little color just adds so much oomph. You should absolutely find some red shoes if they’ve been on your wish list!

  18. September 30, 2015 / 3:20 pm

    Oh, I love this whole outfit. Wow, red is fantastic on you. I love how it looks relaxed and casual without being sloppy, if that makes sense! And I want those shoes.

    • une femme
      October 1, 2015 / 7:36 pm

      Petite Silver Vixen, thanks so much! I know exactly what you mean, and that’s exactly what I’m going for. 🙂

  19. September 30, 2015 / 5:03 pm

    Great shoes! I love the pointiness of the toe. Very sleek. The whole colour combo on this outfit is pretty cool – tans and red. It attracts me.

    • une femme
      October 1, 2015 / 7:37 pm

      Melanie, thank you! I love those pointy toes too.

  20. Jill Ann
    September 30, 2015 / 6:11 pm

    My first thought upon seeing the picture: oh wow, she’s wearing a print! And color!

    It looks great. I am not sure how I feel about wedges, but those are great shoes. I have lots of colored shoes! Red suede loafers, leopard loafers, forest green smoking slippers, antiqued silver oxfords, a couple of different navies, botanical print espadrilles, and a ton of colorful sandals. I do love shoes, and while I have plenty of different black shoes (for example), it just makes me happy to have some different, colorful choices!

    • une femme
      October 1, 2015 / 7:38 pm

      Jill Ann, thank you! Your shoe wardrobe sounds fabulous.

  21. happinessatmidlife
    September 30, 2015 / 7:19 pm

    I am so used to seeing you in neutrals that the red is unexpected. It looks perfect with the pretty sweater vest.


    Hope to see your Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

    • une femme
      October 1, 2015 / 7:38 pm

      Alice, thank you! Wait, red isn’t a neutral? 😉

  22. Janet
    September 30, 2015 / 11:05 pm

    OMG, these are so ridiculously gorgeous! I have a definite “thing” for red shoes & have more than is entirely reasonable. But they go with just about everything!

    • une femme
      October 1, 2015 / 7:39 pm

      Janet, thank you! They do really go with everything, don’t they?

  23. October 1, 2015 / 5:19 am

    A nice autumn look. I love her blouse and vest is very nice, too. The red shoes are a touch of joy and color, very good!

    • une femme
      October 1, 2015 / 7:40 pm

      josep-maria, thank you so much!

  24. Donna
    October 1, 2015 / 9:50 am

    What a wonderful look! I love to wear colored shoes, and they are typically my pop of color for an outfit. I’ve got two favorites–one is a red brick colored patent leather pair and the other is a reddish (on the purple side) suede pair. And I think I’ve got a red suede wedge pair similar to yours packed away with my “soon to emerge” winter pieces. Kudos for your look; I’ll be looking for a similar vest.

    • une femme
      October 1, 2015 / 7:40 pm

      Donna, thank you! Your red shoes sound lovely.

  25. tish868
    October 1, 2015 / 10:04 am

    The second you put this on, it was YOU. You look so pretty and your red shoes are perfect. Love the way you’ve put everything together — unexpected and chic, which is what personal style is all about ne-c’est pas?xox

    • une femme
      October 1, 2015 / 7:42 pm

      Tish, thank you! I think of you every time I wear this top.

  26. CJ
    October 1, 2015 / 9:19 pm

    Love all the pieces, but I think the camel colored vest is a miss with this ensemble. It’s a great piece, but I’d prefer to see it with all black or all cream underneath.

    • une femme
      October 4, 2015 / 12:41 pm

      CJ, thanks for the feedback. I’ve actually imagined trying this vest with a white top and jeans, will report back.

  27. TC Brooks
    October 2, 2015 / 6:08 am

    In the past, my shoes were black and browns. But, I LOVE. The pop of color brightly colored shoes gives most any outfit. I call it instant modern! I esp love the reds like the pair you’re featuring. Simple gorg!

    • une femme
      October 4, 2015 / 12:41 pm

      TC Brooks, thanks so much!

  28. October 2, 2015 / 11:27 am

    You look fab in the patterned top and shoes – I’m really drawn to red at the minute

    • une femme
      October 4, 2015 / 12:42 pm

      TNMA, thank you! I’m really loving the energy that red brings.

  29. Rhonda
    October 3, 2015 / 11:31 am

    Perfect shoes! I just bought blue suede/patent Taryn Rose wedges, which look similar. They are now my go to shoes. And I love your jeans. I’m trying to find similar, affordable (for me) jeans. Jean at the blog Extra Petite suggested Loft Skinny. I so enjoy both of these blogs! Thank you for putting yourself out there.

    • une femme
      October 4, 2015 / 12:45 pm

      Rhonda, thank you! I’ll have to check out Loft jeans, keep forgetting they offer Petite sizes.

  30. October 4, 2015 / 12:01 pm

    I love coloured shoes and especially red. These are really lovely. Pointy toe, very elegant AND you can walk on them all day. They are not cheap but if they were available in The Netherlands, I would buy them straight away.
    Your outfit is fantastic. I love the top and pairing it with neutrals was a very good decision. And with the red shoes of course…..

    • une femme
      October 4, 2015 / 12:46 pm

      Greetje, thank you very much!

  31. Kim
    October 7, 2015 / 2:08 pm

    I love the poncho. I just bought one in London a couple of weeks ago. I am in the love it camp. It looks smart, is easy to wear and is very versatile. It is perfect to air travel. Now that I am back home and fall has arrived on the east coast, I keep mine in the car if it is not part of my ensemble for the day. I reach for it so often.

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