Bows on Toes


Any day above freezing is a day for coat-free outfit photos! And what better way to show off my favorite new skirt?! I couldn’t be happier with the windowpane design and the short, flippy style.

Now, let’s talk shoes. These darling block-heel pumps are from DUO, a new-to-me British brand that specializes in classic designs with customizable fits. If I hadn’t been enamored with the “Karin” style (give me a ’60s inspiration any day), I would have opted for a pair of boots. I have a hard time finding boots to fit my calves and the made-to-measure shafts are awfully tempting. I wear a standard size 7 and went with the European 37, even if it technically translates into a size 6.5. They fit perfectly, they’re comfortable, and the quality is outstanding.







Sweater: J.Crew; Skirt: Loft; Shoes: c/o DUO; Purse: Coach (similar); Ring: Lulu Frost; Necklace: Vintage (similar); Sunglasses: Prada; Bracelet: Hermes; Nails: Zoya “Purity” and decals c/o Jamberry; Lips: Stila “Fiore”

  • Rachelle

    That skit is so pretty and these shoes are adorable!


  • Blaire Bingham

    I love everything about this outfit! That skirt is fabulous and those shoes are too cute! I also love that mani!!!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  • mrsc_MJOAT

    The manicure is too cute!

  • jillian

    love that skirt! xo jillian – cornflake dreams

  • Daily Express

    I’m such a huge fan of black & white combos. This looks classic and chic! I love that skirt – I have a top in a similar print and it’s such a fun piece to style.

    Gina – On the Daily Express

  • Closet Fashionista

    Those are so cute! And they look really comfy! I have a pair of DUO boots on my way to me at the moment :)

  • Julie @ Artwork by JM

    Loving this monochromatic look! That skirt is so adorable!

  • Susan Jeffries

    I have never heard of Duo! Those shoes are amazing! I will be checking them out! I am addicted to Jamberry nails too! They are so fun! I am hosting a Jamberry give away Friday, so be sure to stop by! Have a great week! Susan

  • Alison @ Peacoat Diaries

    I have now fallen down a Duo rabbit hole of amazingness — how have I never heard of this brand before? Love that they sell multiple widths, good fit makes all the difference!

  • StyleFragment

    You look great. I’m loving the windowpane skirt.

  • Merritt Beck

    love that necklace!

    The Style Scribe

  • Kimberley Pavao

    Great outfit, I love the window pannel skirt!

    Eleventh & Sixteenth

  • Shopping My Closet

    What cute flats! Love your skirt, too!

    Liz @

  • Lyddiegal

    Those shoes look so much like the ferragamos and are just too cute! I love your new skirt and I am in awe of your bare legs and arms and coat-less photos. I’ve decided I’m over freezing for the sake of outfit photos.

    Chic on the Cheap

    • Jessica

      It’s only because we’ve gotten it down to about five to seven minutes outside! Haha. After that, I figure whatever is on the camera is good enough. 😉

  • Carly

    Cute B&W look! That heart detail on the fingernail is perfect
    Dresses & Denim

  • Shauna C

    Such a cute look!! Those shoes are everything! :)


  • Nicole

    Such a cute outfit, love tthe print on your skirt! xo

    Evolution of Glam

  • katherine lou

    I love your outfit! The skirt is amazing! Love the windowpane pattern!

    Katherine Lou

  • Franziska

    How cute are those shoes?! I love that they have a little heel too. I wish it would just not snow for day here. It makes it impossible to take pictures. Never thought I’d say that I miss Wisconsin weather! 😉

  • Courtney

    Am loving those shoes and that skirt, so cute!!!!

    Courtney of Color Me Courtney

  • Kimi

    Loving this outfit! Those shoes are so cute. I’m impressed by your bare legs! It has been in the 60s here lately and I’m still afraid to go without tights, haha.

    xo Kimi

  • Jennifer Durham

    Love this look, such a cute skirt!!

  • Lorena Lorena

    Beautiful outfit. The window pane skirt, the cross body bag and of course the shoes. You totally nailed it.