Kerry Washington knows the value of good social media marketing. When Scandal came out, the actress said she hired a social media consultant to help the show grow its popularity on Twitter. This, she revealed in an interview with InStyle editor, Ariel Foxman, at the SXSW Festival held in Austin, Texas, on Sunday.

For the occasion, the mom-of-one wore a jeweled black dress in an empire-cut a-line silhouette, and then capped off the number with a metal-trimmed purse, as well as a striking pair of strappy heels guaranteed to catch anyone’s attention.

I guess you could say Kerry also knows the value of wearing gorgeous footwear, because the pair on her feet really elevated her simple black style.



32291AA500000578-3490551-image-a-11_1457901289180Kerry Washing attends the SXSW Festival held in Austin, Texas, on March 13, 2016

I’m not too crazy about the dress, but those shoes fly! Would you agree?

Kerry’s statement-making sandals are from Christian Louboutin. They’re the “Troubida”, a pair detailed with glam gold add-ons and Victorian-inspired elements. They also feature towering 5-inch-tall heels. They’re equal parts fierce and sexy, and I’d be surprised at anyone who doesn’t fancy them.





592110_e1_xlChristian Louboutin Troubida Leather Sandals, $1295

You can find the Troubida online. They retail at a $1295. If you’re on a budget and you want dupes, I’m sorry I have to disappoint you today. What I can offer you, however, are these lace-up booties from Kendall + Kylie.

3637149-p-4xKendall + Kylie Ginny 3 Lace Up Sandals, $199

By the way, Kerry’s dress is from Dolce & Gabbana, while her purse is from Ferragamo. I believe you can find both online.

download (1)-horzDolce & Gabbana Wool Crepe Button Front Dress, $2495 / Salvatore Ferragamo Medium Gancio Lock Shoulder Bag, $1885

$ 1295