Black + White

Forever 21 duster jacketBanana Republic varsity tee // Forever 21 trench coat // AG ankle jeans // Jessica Simpson Claudette pumps // 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli satchel (large) // Ray-Ban silver mirrored aviators (on sale!)

AG distressed ankle jeans

Forever 21 black duster coat

3.1 Phillip Lim pashli satchel large

Jessica Simpson Claudette pump

Banana Republic varsity stripe tee

white pumps

banana republic varsity white teePhotos by Natalie Dressed

I had been thinking about pulling the trigger on white pumps for a while. They’re not a color I’d normally gravitate toward when it comes to shoes, but the more I saw them the more I loved them, especially for spring. Since I wasn’t completely sure how they would work with the rest of my closet or if I’d like them in person, I didn’t want to invest right away. White pumps are tricky. They can look cheap and unflattering depending on the fabric and cut, so I wanted to make sure I did my research.

After doing some browsing I decided on the Jessica Simpson Claudette pump. First and foremost, I’ve never owned (or wanted to own) a pair of Jessica Simpson pumps. I don’t know what it is, but I just figured they weren’t my thing. Well, it turns out I love them! The size 5 fits so much better than most brands, they have a good amount of padding in the foot bed, and they’re affordable. The 4” heel and textured material is what really sold me. I used to go with a heel height that was comfortable (somewhere in the 3” area), but I’ve noticed a 4” heel makes the biggest difference for my short legs. Let’s be honest, I need all the help I can get!

My only complaint is that the shoe is mostly made up of synthetic materials. But, I guess you get what you pay for, right? Otherwise, if you’re on a budget, but looking to update your shoe collection with spring colors, I would definitely recommend the Claudette from Jessica Simpson. I already have them in taupe as well!

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