Blue gingham + purple suede

Another day, another opportunity for jeans + Franco Sarto heels! Yesterday was skinny jeans and patent leather peep-toes; today is boot-cut jeans and suede slingbacks! 🙂

Today’s work outfit is classic preppy (sweater vest + a gingham button-down) with a bright color combination (blue + purple) and unexpected textures (suede slingback heels). I felt cute and comfortable in this casual work outfit. Sometimes, that’s all you need! 🙂

And we’re still experimenting with photo locations around our new house. Today, I posed outside the kitchen side door. One thing we learned? Next time, don’t wear dark shoes and pants against these dark, painted steps. (I had to lighten up the photos so you could see the purple suede heels.)

Librarian for Life + Style | Blue gingham + purple suede

Librarian for Life + Style | Blue gingham + purple suede

Librarian for Life + Style | Blue gingham + purple suede

And speaking of my purple suede heels… happy sigh. I’ve had these Franco Sarto suede heels for over a decade, and even though suede is super impractical for the weather up here, I still love them even though I only get to wear them a few days out of the year.

Bonus, one of my new co-workers recognized my shoes as Franco Sartos! She used to have this same style of heels in another color and wore them until the soles wore out. LOVE. It was a nice moment, to reminisce over shoes.

Librarian for Life + Style | Purple suede heels closeup

Librarian for Life + Style | Blue gingham + purple suede

Librarian for Life + Style | Blue gingham + purple suede

Weather:  Clear and crisp fall day

Where:  Behind-the-scenes day at work


  • Top:  Old Navy, old
  • Sweater vest:  ?, old
  • Jeans:  Old Navy, old
  • Suede heels:  Franco Sarto, over a decade
  • Earrings:  c/o Greg Michaels, old

similar gingham button-front shirt  //  similar purple cable knit sweater vest  //  almost exact jeans from same brand  //  purple suede heels  //  similar crystal drop earrings

Librarian for Life + Style | blue gingham + purple suede collage

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6 thoughts on “Blue gingham + purple suede

  1. Daenel Vaughn-Tucker (@DaenelT)

    Seriously, how fabulous are those shoes?! I’m trying desperately to move away from black and brown shoes. I mean, you’d think I’d have other colors considering how much I like color. And, speaking of color, I’m loving that color combination.

  2. Karen

    I would never have thought about putting so many blues and purples together but this look works so well – a new one for me to try! Kx


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