Keeping a clean and cool palette for today’s outfit with white, black, and polished silver. Even though the items are largely colorless, the high shine of the metallic pumps serves as a “pop”, which we usually use a bright color to achieve.


These metallic pumps have been great for getting me to pull out my silver jewelry again. After wearing so much gold in recent months, silver feels cool and icy…perfect for warmer months.



DetailsBanana Republic shirt (similar from J.Crew – 30% off w/code HELLOSTYLE thru today) :: iNDI Denim jeans (c/o) (out of business) :: Kate Spade shoes (also at Saks, and Zappos):: Punch necklace (similar from Max & Chloe, and in gold from Topshop) :: Kate Spade watch :: Stella & Dot bracelet (c/o)

Altered – Kate Spade watch has had the strap replaced


  • Reply May 30, 2013


    Ooooooh, I love that necklace. (I’m such a sucker for rocker statement necklaces!)

    • Reply May 30, 2013

      Alterations Needed

      Thanks Judy! It’s been collecting dust up until these shoes inspired me to pull it out again. =)

  • Reply May 30, 2013


    I adore those shoes! They aren’t too shiny but add such a luxurious and cool touch to the outfit

  • those are stunning! do you think you’ll get a lot of wear out of them? can i ask what you think of the manolo bb in gunmetal? i’ll put the saks link below. they’re pricematching BG and are $419. i think those might be my pair.


    • Reply May 30, 2013

      Alterations Needed

      Thanks Amber! Since they arrived, I’ve already put together a few outfits with them and they’re proving to be very versatile. I’m not sure how to wear gold jewelry with them yet, but they give me a reason to finally pull my silver jewelry out. I imagine they’ll also be great for holiday parties this winter.

      Those BB’s are gorgeous! I think I might like those a little more than my Kate’s. The color is metallic but muted, so you probably won’t feel like you have disco balls on your feet.

  • Reply May 30, 2013


    Gorgeous! I’m always a fan of skinny jeans and a dress shirt tucked it. Love how you rolled the bottom of the jeans – touches like that really make an outfit! Great look!

    Bold Subtlety

  • Reply May 30, 2013

    Somebody from Somewhere

  • Love the outfit, Kelly. You make the half-tuck look actually elegant! I don’t like a lot of the metallic shoes that are out there, but I like these, because of the classic shape and because they truly look like metal (rather than metallic leather)–almost like jewelry for the feet! Nice to see the San Diego backgrounds in your photos sometimes.

    • Reply May 30, 2013

      Alterations Needed

      Thank you Nancy! The half-tuck is nice because it lets me tuck-in shirts without looking goofy. My body type is pretty averse to shirt tucking in most situations. Jewelry for the feet…nice analogy!

  • Reply June 1, 2013

    Running4Zippys SME

    Very very nice shoes Kelly! I never thought of you as a shoe fanatic… but I think you are turning into one!

  • Reply June 2, 2013


    I really like that you’ve figured out your style, but are always willing to try to change it up every once in a while. I love seeing what you come up with next!

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