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Kloset Essentials | Five Ways to Wear Black Pumps

Closet Essentials | Black Pumps

You are going on a trip and you are told to bring with you on only one pair of heels. Which one will you bring?

If these instructions were given to me, I would, without a doubt, pack my black pumps because there are a plethora of outfits I can wear with them.

Now that I’m a working woman who needs a car with bills, how I spend my money is extremely important. It’s not that  I wasn’t concerned when I was in college. I just didn’t have bills and all my needs were taken care of by someone else.

As a fashion blogger and vlogger, I have to spend money on clothes, shoes, and accessories for my outfit posts and videos, but I also have to shop smart.

Shopping smart means buying pieces based on your lifestyle and what you already have. It means not buying items simply because you like them. It means buying 80% classic pieces and 20% trendy items.

Shopping smart means you’ll always have something to wear. 

In this post, I will begin my “Kloset Essentials” series by showing you why you should have a pair of black pumps in your closet. As you can see in the photo above, there are a variety of styles to choose from including round toe, mary jane, pointed toe, d’orsay, ankle strap, and peep toe.

My shoe of choice is the Jimmy Choo Anouk pump and below are five outfits they can be paired with. You can shop the items in each outfit by clicking the links included in the short poems I’ve written based on the different looks.

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peace, love and happy shopping

Closet Essentials | Basic Black Pump

I hope these sunglasses hide all the sins I committed last night.

My feet hurt from dropping it low and picking it back up,

but I’ll put on my pumps and strut up the aisle like my last name is Campbell.

I hope Minister Darryl notices how my small my waistline is in this yellow dress.

It’s him who should be putting this necklace around my neck.

Worthless singles conferences.

I hope daddy preaches a good sermon this morning.

Damnit. I’m late. Where’s my purse?

Closet Essentials | Basic Black Pump | Working Girl

I just walked into this office.

And Mashonda is already looking me up and down.

Blazer thrown over my shoulder. Coffee in hand. Heels clicking.


These shoes are Jimmy Choo.

And, yes.

This bag is Michael Kors.

The big presentation is today. Might as well look good when I stand up in front of boss lady.

Shonda thinks she’s about to get this promotion.


Not while I have on these bomb pants.


My shirt is orange, but she’ll be green when my name is called.

Closet Essentials | Basic Black Pump | Date Night

I’ve been waiting for date night ever since the last date night.

7:00 p.m.

I skipped lunch for this. Where is he?

7:15 p.m.

I wore this shirt just for him…without a bra.

This skirt is new and so are these shoes.

This ain’t right.

7:30 p.m.

I even bought a new wig and let Tammy swoop it to the side to show off my ear cuff.

7:45 p.m

My phone vibrates as I tap my freshly-painted nails on the half-filled glass of red wine.

Babe. I have to work late tonight. 

Say it ain’t so.

Brows furrowed, I grab two fives from my purse, rest them under the glass,

And leave the restaurant.

What the hell are you looking at?

Closet Essentials | Basic Black Pump | T-Shirt Chic


Why did I think it was okay to wear heels while running errands?

Hey babe. How was your day?

Soft kisses travel from the small of my back to the nape of my neck.

Earrings off. Ring off. Necklace off. Hair down.

I return the kisses and leave traces of my lipstick.

Oops. There goes my shirt up over my head.

Are those my jeans around my ankles?

A million deep breaths later…


That was good.

How was my day, you ask? Much better now.


Closet Essentials | Basic Black Pump | Summer Wedding

This is the third time in ten years Michelle has gotten married.

If she ever gets married again, I shall not be at that wedding.

I woke up early this morning and got my

hair did,

nails did,

everything did.

Please stand when the bride arrives at your pew.

These shoes look good, but they’re a pain and a half to stand in.

I don’t care cause my dress looks good.

I got it last week for half price. Necklace too.

A buzzing sound is coming from my handbag.

That better not be Denzel…or his mama asking me where he is.

When is this wedding going to end?

I’m hungry.

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  • Irena

    OMG great post:) I love the way you described each outfit with a story to go with it:) very intuitive 😉

    I also love the combinations, something I would also choose!

    keep up the good work, I’m also following u on fb 😉


    • Brittany Basden

      Thank you, Irena! Thanks for following me on fb 🙂

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