If the shoe fits

"I believe in my ability to create my own life."

Last Thursday I had an opportunity to visit Park & Oak restaurant in West Hartford with several other Connecticut bloggers, which was a lovely excursion for a weeknight, and the perfect opportunity to wear my latest closet additions, this one shoulder top and these fabulous gold earrings.

I've finally started wearing these black pumps I got sometime in May, they were the result of trying dozens of black pumps - dear Zappos, Amazon and my UPS guy, I'm sorry for all the returns - and coming to the realization that my shoe size isn't really an 8, but rather a 7 WW! It's not that I haven't been wearing pumps in a size 8 for all these years, just that they would always have a large gap in back and I made it my mission to find a pair of black pumps which fit without needing heel pads. So Naturalizer came to the rescue, and for a comfort brand, I think these pumps are a stylish step in the right direction. You can't really tell in these photos, but the inside of the heel itself is metallic, and that little detail really sold me on them. Plus they met my price cap $100... but of course I waited to take advantage of a 30% off sale and grabbed them in nude too.

 Off the shoulder ruffle top, black pants, bon bon earrings-9 Off the shoulder ruffle top, black pants, bon bon earrings-2 Off the shoulder ruffle top, black pants, bon bon earrings-7 Off the shoulder ruffle top, black pants, bon bon earrings-4 Off the shoulder ruffle top, black pants, bon bon earrings-10 Off the shoulder ruffle top, black pants, bon bon earrings-5 Off the shoulder ruffle top, black pants, bon bon earrings-8 Off the shoulder ruffle top, black pants, bon bon earrings
The Rundown
Ruffled One Shoulder Top Banana Republic
Black Pants Gap similar
Black Pumps "Natalie" Naturalizer
Grayson Bar Bag Linea Pelle similar
Gold Bon Bon Earrings The Dressing Room Boutique
Gold Bracelets The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Starburst Ring TJMaxx similar
Nail Color "Twill Seeker" Essie



  1. I always think Naturalizer does a great job with the comfort of their shoes!! And black pumps are a staple in our closets!!
    What a fabulous outfit Lydia and those earrings are totally fun!

  2. I do see the hint of metallic on the inside of the heel and it looks amazing - that would definitely have sold me on those shoes too.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  3. The second I saw this outfit, I loved it. Everything about it is so simple and effortless, but utterly perfect, from the detailing on your off-shoulder top to the fit of your pants (which I think I may have owned at one time - I've had a lot of Gap pants over the years) and that gorgeous starburst ring. If I were closer, I would want to steal all of these pieces from your closet!

  4. You look so beautiful. Your outfit is so stylish. Love your heels! Have you a great Monday! Kisses <3

  5. I'm glad you finally found your perfect pair of black pumps! This outfit is so chic. I'm really digging that ruffle top!

    By Lauren M

  6. Classic black pumps with super cute gold details in your earrings and bag. And don't get me started on the lovely top!


  7. This outfit totally perfect and you look stupendous !
    I have to admit I have not tried Naturalizer in ages.

  8. Absolutely fabulous! These pumps look so stunning!

    Nikoleta Lj, xoxo. / https://nikoletalj.blogspot.com

  9. I'm a Naturalizer fan! They do a great job of making shoes both comfortable and cute! You look so chic!

    pumps and push-ups

  10. I absolutely love that gorgeous top you have on! =)
    - Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

  11. This was such a fun look and evening! I keep seeing earrings like that everywhere the past few days

  12. Loving this chic look! The black gold and white is such a pretty combo!

    <3 Shannon 
    Upbeat Soles

  13. Love your outfit so much, and also the earrings!


  14. Oh you look stunning, adore that blouse on you and that bag is so good.


  15. I love Naturalizer! They're shoes are so cute comfortable and they are always on trend! Love this entire outfit - you look stunning!


  16. Loving your look from head to toe! Love the pop of gold from your earrings too, Lyddie.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com