Piperlime – Sequin & Schutz
There’s no denying lace up heels are super hot and an obvious choice for a date night or out on the town with friends. When Piperlime asked me to be apart of their Pre Fall Best of Shoe event I was thrilled! Did you see my top 10 picks in my last post here? You ‘ll see these Arieli lace up heels by Schutz were definitely on the list! I decided on the lighter, Oyster color instead of the Preto Black but either color choice is a knockout!
I styled 3 different looks for the Arieli which I’ll share over the coming days. Do you daydream about the many ways you’ll wear a new item in your closet? Consider me guilty as charged. This first look may be somewhat obvious, and yet not. One of my favorite things about fall is the changing leaves. I love all the rich tones and colors which have a warmth and glow about them. Taking that as my color inspiration I balanced it with a short and sexy silhouette that wouldn’t overwhelm the heel.
You may notice this look incorporates my penchant for opposites; Slim fitting skirt with a drappy top, the Oyster colored heel paired with darker colors clothes. Actually, the Arieli displays this combination in itself. The lace up design reminds me of a corset, which is decidedly feminine but the studs and hardware give it this tough girl attitude. Making for a heel that will get you noticed! One fella riding his bike stopped and said “Excuse me, those shoes are dope”… then rode on. Dope indeed.
Because these shoes are so sexy and strong on their own I wanted to style them in a way that was more alluring than straight up sex pot. Do you think I succeeded? This gorgeous Julie Vos necklace adds a classic, luxurious feel that gives sophistication to a night out (see it worn more casually here). I like to consider this style more of a “thinking woman’s” sexy. Meaning you’ll catch the interested parties attention but still leave a little mystery. What won’t be a mystery? Your smarts after grabbing these dope, lace up heels!
*** Photos by Mallory Mitchell
Arieli by Schutz – c/o Piperlime // dress worn as top – Haute Hippie via T.J. Maxx // skirt – Alice + Olivia via T.J. Maxx // Lorraine necklace – c/o Julie Vos // rings – Jewelmint and Forever21 // earrings – unknown // sunnies – Tres Noir // bag – H&M