Coral & Cobalt

When I was styling accessories to pair with this bright & cheery Vineyard Vines dress, I wanted to push the envelope a little bit. My first choice for shoes was my go-to pair of nude ankle-strap heels from Zara. Remember them from last summer? Wore them over and over and over again. (Proof: one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight)

Don’t get me wrong, I loved the dress paired with a simple nude sandal. (And I would highly recommend that combo for any upcoming weddings this season!) But I just felt like doing something a bit more unexpected… So I went with these cut-out cobalt sandals. I like how the lattice print kind of repeats itself in the dress and in the shoes.

Vineyard Vines Dress (also comes in a version for the minis, too!) c/o | JustFab Sandals (also come in black!) c/o | J.Crew Envelope Clutch | Sequin Bangle | Capwell + Co Earrings (so obsessed!) | Essie ‘Tart Deco’

Photos: Lydia Hudgens

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  1. 4.9.14
    Rebecca commented:

    Love the clutch and cobalt!!

  2. 4.9.14
    Blaire Bingham commented:

    I love those shoes! The color combo is fabulous!
    xo, Blaire

    Peaches In A Pod

  3. 4.9.14
    Christina Storm commented:

    That dress looks so pretty on you!
    Love the pop of color in the shoes too! 🙂

    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

  4. 4.9.14
    Rachelle commented:

    you look amazing, coral looks great on you.


  5. 4.9.14

    Such a fun color combo…so happy it’s finally spring!

    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

  6. 4.9.14
    Courtney commented:

    I love this color combination! Your dress is too cute!

  7. 4.9.14
    Emily commented:

    I love this look! The dress is super duper pretty and the shoes add a great kick! (ha ha) You’re right, too, the dress has the right feel for weddings, baby showers, bridal showers, brunches, etc.


  8. 4.9.14
    Heidi commented:

    I love this combination! I have a pair of coral pumps that I’m wearing with pretty much everything now, but it’s good to know I’m not crazy.

  9. 4.9.14

    loving the pretty spring colors! xo

  10. 4.9.14
    Ally commented:

    It’s always fun to do an unexpected shoe as opposed to something safe!

  11. 4.9.14
    Jill commented:

    I LOVE pink and blue together. Any and all shades. I would totally rock those shoes for a wedding with that dress!

  12. 4.9.14
    Kristi commented:

    Cute dress and one of my favorite color combos – so pretty!


  13. 4.9.14
    Kayla commented:

    Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! The pop of color with the coral is just perfection! : )


  14. 4.9.14
    Naghmeh commented:

    you made the right choice with going bold with the shoes as well! the colours are gorgeous together, such a pretty dress 🙂

  15. 4.9.14
    Kodi commented:

    Those shoes are so gorgeous! I need to add some bright footwear to my collection.

  16. 4.9.14
    Agi commented:

    Gorgeous colour combination!!!!!


  17. 4.9.14
    Dana Kay commented:

    such a perfect spring dress! Love how you added a pop of color with those blue heels.
    Dana Kay

  18. 4.9.14
    Andrea commented:

    Love the unexpected pop of color with those heels! Such a pretty color combo!


  19. 4.9.14
    Maggie commented:

    I love those shoes! Perfect with that dress 🙂


  20. 4.9.14

    Love the cobalt sandals! I totally get what you’re saying- nude sandal would look fab, but the cobalt gives it a little something extra. What a great shoe! Think I need to snag a pair too 😉

    x S

  21. 4.9.14
    Buggy commented:

    Love this pink outfit- such a great color on you! New to your blog and so excited I found it!

  22. 4.9.14
    Olivia commented:

    It’s so easy to reach for the simple shoes, but I love that you added something unexpected! This motivates me to switch up my usual neutral colored shoe tendencies!

  23. 4.9.14
    Vera commented:

    Wonderful outfit! I love the mix of the pink & blue!!

  24. 4.9.14
    Irene commented:

    so beautiful and girly!


  25. 4.9.14
    Stacey commented:

    The blue sandals were the perfect choice! Such a fun combination!

    Five Minute Style 

  26. 4.9.14
    Haley Valerie commented:

    I LOVE your dress!


  27. 4.9.14
    Whitley S. commented:

    Gosh, I just LOVE the bright cobalt blue against the coral!! Gives a touch of edge to an otherwise girly dress, and I love it 🙂


    Simply Whit in a Sequined Life

  28. 4.9.14
    Justine commented:

    I love this dress + shoe together! I would have never pictured them together but you nailed it perfectly! Another great post and items for me to covet!


  29. 4.9.14
    AJ commented:

    I think the cobalt was an excellence choice! The color just pops with the dress.


  30. 4.9.14
    Katherine commented:

    That dress is gorgeous, but I need the earrings!


  31. 4.9.14
    Bhawna@GlamCasa commented:

    I went through a lot of your looks and I must say you have great sense of style! Truly Inspirational!

  32. 4.9.14
    Meagan commented:

    Love those shoes! So cute!

  33. 4.10.14
    Elizabeth commented:

    Hi! Hi! Shoes? Perfection.

    I have a random question – how tall are you? I only ask because i get all smitten with some of your outfit posts featuring pants and don’t know how you find such perfect inseam lengths. Especially Gap brands, do you buy Petites? Talls? Info would be stellar!

  34. 4.10.14

    Great color combo! I especially love your dress, is has such a beautiful cut and print

    X Sara

  35. 4.10.14
    Casey commented:

    I think pushing the envelope is a great thing, I love unexpected combinations.

  36. 4.10.14

    I’m totally borrowing that dress!


  37. 4.10.14
    Liz commented:

    Love that unexpected contrast of color!

    Liz @ Shopping My Closet

  38. 4.10.14
    Rachel commented:

    What a cute dress! Love your sandals too!

  39. 4.10.14

    Such a fun little dress! I love the color and those shoes!

    Kristin of