Here I go matching Meghan Markle again! Actually in two ways today… I purchased this bag last year after seeing it on Meghan, and it has been such a sophisticated staple! I love the rich cognac color, elegant but structured silhouette and stylish gold bar accent. The Duchess of Sussex wore this bag on a trip to Ireland with her new hubby in August 2018, but it wasn’t the first time she wore a piece by Strathberry! She first wore this crossbody style when visiting Scotland a few months before their royal wedding, as well as this colorblock tote on a visit to Nottingham in December 2017.

Until this month, I’ve mostly worn this bag with cognac sandals or boots, gold flats or black shoes if I’m wearing black clothing. It occurred to me I didn’t have any close-toed shoes (that weren’t boots) in my closet I could wear with it! Considering I’m all about matching, these pumps were the perfect solution. I may or may not have copied Meghan with these too!! Meghan definitely plays favorites with shoes, with Manolo Blahnik, Aquazzura and Sarah Flint being her go-to designers. She has the Manolo Blahnik BB pump in a bunch of colors, but most recently debuted this deep tan suede pair at the launch for the Smart Set capsule collection on September 12th. She wore them again last week at the WellChild Awards!

I have another pair of Manolos, but this is my first of the BB pump style and I love them! They are a comfortable heel height and arch, and it doesn’t get more flattering than a pointed toe, am I right? Anyway, I’m thrilled to have a sophisticated shoe to pair with such a sophisticated bag. I have a feeling I’m going to get a ton of use out of these pumps! Timeless.


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