I love it when dressy clothes–a.k.a. these cropped pants and platform heels–wind up being more comfortable than casual ones. Relaxed, slouchy trousers are easily worn and styled and even though I swore I'd stop buying shoes for some time (a promise which never lasts), I couldn't pass up a pain-free pump. My favorite way to set off a fabulous handbag is an all-black look, and this satchel from Lodis certainty deserves the spotlight. I love snake-print–it's so summery and it matches with anything. Feel like testing that theory out? Well you're in luck–check back later today for your chance to enter to win this bag for yourself!
Shirt: Ruffle Tank in Black, New York & Co. [no longer available]
Pants: Café Pant in Black, J.Crew [$89.50, available here]
Shoes: Court 2 Platforms Shoes in Black, BCBGMaxAzria [were $98, available here]
Bag: Olympus Cory Satchel, c/o Lodis [$298, available here]
Nails: 'Stiletto Red' by Rimmel