All American In Red, White, and Blue

*** I listed some items on my blog sale if you want to check it out! Items include J.Crew, Banana Republic, Ann Taylor, LOFT, H&M : ) ***
Top: Ann Taylor – size XXSP (similar here and here)
Skirt: H&M {hemmed} – size 2 (similar here and here)
Shoes: Christian Louboutin – size 34.5 (buy here)
Purse: Chanel m/l 
Ring: YSL arty in lapis– size 4 (buy here in gorgeous emerald)
Bangles: H&M girls (similar here and only $31)
Necklace: LOFT (similar here)
I had a completely different outfit planned until I realized my blazer had a stain on the sleeves. I have no idea how it got there because I am really good about taking care of my clothes.  I had to quickly hand wash it and of course, it didn’t dry it time so I had to settle for this back-up outfit. 
I realized that all my Christian Louboutin’s are all sized differently. My very first pair (black simple 100’s) which are a size 5, run the smallest. My nude patent’s in 35 are huge and thankfully I found a 34.5 which fit much better. These rouge ones are a 34.5 and still have a tiny gap in the back but luckily don’t slip. I ran out of shoe pads but once I stick them in there, they will fit perfectly. It’s just so frustrating how inconsistent the sizing is. They usually say to size up because Loubie’s are known to run small. Definitely not the case for me.
Taking self-photos is not easy! Today was quite challenging for me. I tried three different locations and none of which worked out. Either the lighting was super poor or the wind kept blowing my hair in my face. It was just one of those days that wouldn’t let me have any good photos.
As I mentioned in the past, I just love having a complete matching set of pumps and purses. I am so glad I bought my red Chanel when I did. It was out of total luck that I scored it for the old pricing. I was unsure about the gunmetal hardware but have grown to love it.  I scored these red Loubie’s (brand new) off of Ebay for well under retail.

What do you think about matching shoes and purses? 

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  1. Nautical red white and blue is my favorite!!! I absolutely love this outfit! That rich red on those Loubie's is so classy. LOVE LOVE LOVE! 🙂

  2. I love your matching shoe and purse sets, they are super high class. But I don't think it's necessary to match your purse and shoes, it's a nice, classic, safe look. But for a more casual or artistic scene, it's nice to have mismatched items, keeps things interesting. And don't worry, your pictures turned out gorgeous – as always!


  3. It seems like you're really good at scoring good deals and finding sales! Could you give some advice? What's your process in looking for items you really want?

  4. I don't usually like to wear matching purse and shoes but if it's Chanel and Loubs – well, that's a different story, right? Love the color of those shoes!

  5. lovely outfit! i love how you combined them all together.
    you have an amazing blog 🙂
    take care. xoxo, Haus of Gala

  6. Annie,

    Just wanted to let you know that you've won an award. You can see it on my blog.
    Thank you for being such an inspiration. I really do love and enjoy reading your blog. Congrats =)


  7. Matching shoes and bags are so classic! Most magazines and stylists don't even suggest them anymore, citing that they're a little "old fashioned," but IMHO, it really depends on the shoe and bag.

  8. I've noticed some other bloggers doing matching bags and shoes too! Personally I think it's very Jackie O, love it 😉

  9. Really [beautiful] petite yet again! You possess classic beauty and charm with this lovely outfit. The top offers some lovely nautical charm while the deep red pumps offer a sweet diversion from the white and blue colors. I absolutely LOVE this skirt! This is a fantastic look. Another home run of an outfit, Annie! 🙂

  10. Oh I adore matching shoes and bag, so beautiful and deep color. Actually I adore the whole ladylike look, divine!! Very pretty style and blog, happy to follow u now!!


  11. Very ladylike outfit! I love the pleats in the skirt. It creates a lot of movement in the outfit. The CL's are a gorgeous and rich color. So classy!

  12. i love love love your skirt! i've been wanting one like that for so long and i don't remember ever seeing it at H&M! I think it really made this outfit awesome. 🙂