For a long time, I was so anti-black suit because every time I put one on (which, to be honest, isn't often), it reminded me of the ill-fitted suits I wore to job interviews right after college. But after seeing them worn with an unexpected detail like a cool sneaker (as Caroline Issa often does), I decided to give them a second chance (with jeweled mules in my case). I love how a simple suit allows the shoes to shine—I splurged on this pair as a reward to myself after completing a recent project I'd been nervous about. I love all the criss-cross strapped mules this season, and the mismatched jewels on this pair are so special. For a final touch, I cinched my boxy blazer with belt which made it feel current and different, and gave me the confidence I needed for a meeting on Melrose Place.
Back in Black
If there's one trend I saw time and time again at last night's Ten Year Anniversary Party (full recap coming Monday!), it was the number of black jumpsuits worn in attendance. In retrospect, it makes perfect sense—it's an ideal transition piece for going from work to cocktails ...read more