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Your Honor, the Defense agrees to stipulate that the shoes and pants do not go together. We further stipulate that the pants should be lighter or the shoes darker. Supporting exhibits will be entered into evidence at a later date.

silk shirt, skinny black pants, leopard print top

I picked up this Equipment leopard print shirt right after the Eiffel Tower one. It’s the same style and cut. I figured these would get a lot of wear during warmer months as they can be worn as a blouse or a lightweight “jacket” over a tee or tank.

And here’s your Lars photobomb:

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The Stuff:

Shirt: Equipment /  Pants: Eileen Fisher / Shoes: Stuart Weitzman / Earrings: Alexis Bittar, similar / Watch: Michael Kors / Bracelet: unknown make, several years old.


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  1. September 18, 2013 / 3:50 am

    … and my personal style rule says: Nude shoes are always the right choice!
    Your leo blouse is awesome, I like it worn over the trousers and I am sure it looks equally great tucked in.

    Annette | Lady of Style

    • September 18, 2013 / 7:08 am

      I’m with you! It took me a while to get on board with the trend, but now I find them so practical and easy to wear with just about anything.

      • Duchesse
        September 19, 2013 / 2:12 pm

        Me too, Annette!

  2. September 18, 2013 / 4:39 am

    I have all of the pieces in my closet…you will be my inspiration look for tomorrow!! I found the nude pointy toed shoes in a resale shop over the summer. Thanks so much…have a great day!

  3. September 18, 2013 / 5:01 am

    Bon Jour La Femme de Beaute, how come you say the shoes aren’t right for the pants? The nude heels are lovely, please don’t upset my fashion ‘eye’ by saying they’re not right….what outlandish and ridiculous rule is it that says the shoes must be darker than the pants? Not one that we here Downunder have heard of…but then we are a continent that emanated from convict stock….please enlighten because I thought they looked ‘parfait’. Bisous xxx

  4. September 18, 2013 / 5:02 am

    Charges are dismissed – your nude shoes look yummy. Great new blouse too, with a wonderful flow. Hey Lars!

  5. September 18, 2013 / 5:55 am

    Great shirt – as you know, Equipment shirts are my favorite, by far. I would have preferred dark shoes with the whole outfit though, as you’ve already stated. I think black booties so that there was an unbroken line, would have been perfect.

  6. September 18, 2013 / 7:07 am

    I think the shoes look great! Love that shirt. I was just putting together a Polyvore capsule wardrobe yesterday and it was all leopard print, black and tan, too. 🙂 Such a classic combination.

  7. September 18, 2013 / 7:12 am

    I remember my mom had silk Equipment shirts in their earlier incarnation–just beautiful. I’ve sworn off dry clean only as a rule. Do these need frequent cleaning? Have you found a way to handwash?

  8. September 18, 2013 / 7:21 am

    Those are trumped up charges – the shoes look fine with the pants! And I love the classic leopard top. I read that leopard is going to be around through the next season, so you’re all set!

  9. September 18, 2013 / 7:46 am

    I think everything looks wonderful together; apparently so do the rest of your readers. Perhaps you’re feeling too matchy matchy? Hell, I wish I liked my “look” that much in the mornings.

  10. Cornelia
    September 18, 2013 / 8:12 am

    I also took a while to get on board with nude shoes, having been told that dark haired women can wear a light colored shoe only on her wedding day or on the tennis court. 🙂 But now I do love them, as a matter of fact I am wearing nude heels with a grey pencil today. The animal print is lovely on you. Why do I look (and feel) whenever I try it on I will never know.

  11. September 18, 2013 / 9:14 am

    Objection, your honour! I have no problem with the defendant’s choice of shoes, finding it rather exemplary. Order in the court!

  12. September 18, 2013 / 10:18 am

    I really like the shoes and can’t seem to find anything similar in the UK

  13. Peggy
    September 18, 2013 / 4:57 pm

    I understand what you mean about darker shoes–and I generally agree–but I think the nude shoes (with your outfit) are very flattering. I find that black shoes can sometimes make the legs look stumpy–at least on me.

  14. September 18, 2013 / 5:31 pm

    I think the shoes and the pants are great together – just that the shade of the shoes is off from the shade of the shirt!

    You have accused the wrong party:).

    • une femme
      September 18, 2013 / 7:02 pm

      Yes, I think that’s it. If the shoes were a deeper camel color, it would work for me.

  15. September 18, 2013 / 5:45 pm

    I just love pet photobombs. Lovely shirt – a nice casual cut. I like the shoes, but I would probably go with a more vibrant shade, like a bright red or green.

  16. September 18, 2013 / 8:11 pm

    The leopard print shirt is a beauty, reflecting the quality of your photos. Great look, as always!

  17. Jill
    September 18, 2013 / 8:19 pm

    Actually I kind of dig the nude shoes with the black pants. It looks great. I already wanted an Equipment shirt, now after seeing yours I want one even more!

  18. September 19, 2013 / 6:31 am

    Hi Lars! Great shoes – I think they look fantastic with the outfit.

  19. September 19, 2013 / 7:37 am

    Oh you seem to have dropped off my reader, will follow on Bloglovin now.

    • Duchesse
      September 19, 2013 / 2:13 pm

      Objection overruled, you look wonderful. And I must add, your hair colour is stupendously gorgeous.

  20. Nuts4dogs
    September 19, 2013 / 3:11 pm

    I’ve never heard of the rule…dark pants, dark shoe. Isn’t your look what they now call colour blocking? The nude shoe picks up the nude background in the animal print. Personally, I think the look is very smart and a black shoe would be dull and boring.

    I totally agree with the Duchess, your hair colour is very flattering. Or as the Duchess said “stupendously gorgeous”.


  21. September 19, 2013 / 6:55 pm

    The shoe looks great! I like the contrast, black might look predictable. Lovely casual outfit and pretty use of animal print. Fun to see the “mystery cat” in the corner.

    blue hue wonderland

  22. September 19, 2013 / 11:38 pm

    Beautiful shirt! And I like the shoes, don’t think it matters that they’re not a perfect match.

  23. September 20, 2013 / 8:21 am

    It’s fun to visit and learn what the rules are supposed to be and how you bend or even break them. The look is great to my eye, but I see Lisa’s point about the shade of color.

  24. September 20, 2013 / 3:06 pm

    Fabulous shirt! I love leopard print and think every woman should have at least one piece in her closet.

  25. eleanorjanebirdy
    September 21, 2013 / 3:46 am

    Great outfit (I think nude shoes go with pretty much everything) and pretty cat! Very jealous of the cat…

    • une femme
      September 21, 2013 / 6:57 am

      eleanorjanebirdy, he’s the neighbor’s cat actually, but he’s super-social and always wants to be part of whatever is going on. He’s a hoot.

  26. Karen
    September 21, 2013 / 9:39 am

    I agree, you need a shoe that better “grounds” your outfit. Either with color, visual weight or a dark color. Lars just kills me.

  27. September 21, 2013 / 8:22 pm

    you look great, sorry to read about the pineapple x

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