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Never would I have thought to wear an army green utility jacket with this light jade/minty green  blouse, but I recently discovered Marissa Webb’s Instagram and suddenly I’m all sorts of inspired to try new color combinations.

 DRESSED ACCORDINGLY // Questionable DRESSED ACCORDINGLY // Questionable DRESSED ACCORDINGLY // QuestionableGAP Utility Jacket (similar) / LOFT Geo Eyelet Shirt / Babaton Ellis Pant (new season’s colors here) / Franco Sarto Holt Flats / Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC (on sale, 30% off!) / Michael Kors Runway Watch (on sale, 25% off!) / Forever21 Rings

After putting on this outfit, I’ve been questioning myself as to whether or not I actually like the pieces together. The colors, despite my own logic, appear to somehow work, but it’s a lot of color for someone who’s had an obsession with black and other dark neutrals over the last few years. It’s going to require some getting used to.

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The Blue Experiment

I admit, with the exception of black (and maybe white), I feel quite uncomfortable wearing one color head-to-toe. It’s a beautiful look–in an editorial. But let’s face it, I don’t live my life inside a magazine. IRL, I feel a bit like a crayon.

Feeling newly inspired by being away from my closet for a month, I decided to give this look a try since these blue shoes are one of few colored shoes that I own. And you know what? I kind of love it. The black jacket and bag help ground the electric blue better than it would have without those two items

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Review: Vince Bogart Flats

I have become a fan of Vince shoes ever since I purchased the Vince Blair 5 sneakers. The aesthetic suits my style perfectly and they fit my feet quite well. One complaint I do have, however, is the inconsistent sizing. But once I can find my size, they are [usually] a dream.

Vince Bogart Flats, $225 via Nordstrom

Vince Bogart Flats, $225 via Nordstrom

When I first saw these Vince Bogart flats, I wasn’t really digging them. They seemed like a way overpriced pair of house slippers. But as I kept seeing them online, they started to grow on me and the good reviews that it has had me intrigued, so I decided to give them a try. I decided that if they were comfortable, they could potentially be a really great casual shoe, and one I could use on my daily commute.

I went ahead and purchased the snakeskin/python pair since it can be a fun and somewhat toned down alternative of the popular leopard print and I don’t yet own a pair.

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DRESSSED ACCORDINGLY | Vince Bogart

DRESSED ACCORDINGLY | Vince Bogart

DRESSED ACCORDINGLY | Vince Bogart

Look: I pulled them out of the box and I thought they were just beautiful. They have a pretty round toe, but not so round that I felt like a little girl. It is just the right mix of slipper/loafer.

Quality/Comfort: The leather is soft and the sole flexible. There is a good amount of padding in the footbed, I definitely don’t feel like I’m walking barefoot which can be true of other flats or slipper-like shoes, but they are definitely not comfort shoes like Clarks or Ecco. I read in one review where the buyer thought the edges were “sharp”. I don’t really find this at all. The leather is very  pliable. I may have felt a bit of “sharpness” in the inner part of my left foot, but I rubbed the edge of the leather with my finger for a minute and it softened right up. I also did not feel like the shoe hit the underside of my ankle bone which can be a problem for me with some shoes and can cause extreme cutting and blistering. They are just the right height.

Fit: TTS. There is a slight gap for my narrow-ish feet, but nothing to complain about. For my smaller right foot, I would put a heel grip under the toeline (the front lip of the shoe) to help fill the gap. And if necessary, also at the heel to help slippage which is what I have done with my many of my other shoes.

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Price: $225, at Nordstrom or $168 at Shopbop with code SPRING25, good through tomorrow, April 9th!

Verdict: Totally worth keeping…at the right price. Purchase is very hard to swallow at full price, but if you find these on sale, I think they are worth the splurge if you plan on wearing them regularly. They work well casually, you may also be able to get away with these at the office depending on how formal and conservative the workplace. Perfect for the commute though!

They also come in black eel skin leather, dark green eel leather and graphite (which, as far as I can tell, has sold out).

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