This dress and shoe combo has been my favorite this month. The stripes make me feel like I could brew a decent cup of coffee. And wearing shoes with no-show socks feels like a hipster approach to footwear. Let’s talk about these kicks for a minute. They’re the Cole Haan Ella Grand in blue suede. What I really wanted were the perforated Zero Grands but I didn’t want to spend that much on shoes with Nike Air technology soles and not use them for running. These would at best do brisk walks around an office building so it didn’t warrant the $100+ price tag for me. I waited for an appealing pair of Ella Grands to go on sale at Nordstrom Rack for $50. I couldn’t be more pleased with this decision. They are super comfy and just a notch more fancy than athletic sneakers.