Fall is fast approaching, so it was no surprise to find Nicole Scherzinger try to make the most of what’s left of summer by donning a striking floral maxi dress with a sexy back detail while out and about in West Hollywood last week. The Pussycat Dolls vocalist also wore the patterned frock with a white chain-strap purse, white-rimmed peepers, and a floppy hat for added drama. To create some balance, she teamed the standout pieces with understated flat gladiator sandals in classic black. Altogether, Nicole looked fantastic in her ensemble — a solid 10 in my books:

nicole scherzinger backless floral dress louise et cie sandals

nicole scherzinger backless floral dress louise et cie sandals 3-horzNicole Scherzinger steps out in a fancy printed maxi dress while out running errands in West Hollywood on August 15, 2014

Wow, right?

I’m super in love with the dress. It’s sexy, feminine, and oh-so flattering. I’ve yet to find out where she got it, but here’s a similar one from Eliza J that is just as awesome:

eliza j halter pleated maxi-horzEliza J Pleated Halter Maxi Dress, $158

Pair the dress with a white chain-strap bag, a floppy hat, and some oversized sunnies to steal Nicole’s style. Oh, and don’t forget to grab her shoes too. I hear Nicole wore these Louise et Cie gladiator sandals with her dress:

louise et cie cadence

louise et cie cadence 2Louise et Cie Cadence Sandals, $40 (was $118)

The “Cadence” feature wide leather straps and a simple t-strap silhouette. I’m guessing this style is from previous collection because it is practically sold out online. The last pair, which is a size 5.5 womens, is currently on sale over at Shoe Box.

That said, you can score other sandal designs from Louise et Cie at Nordstrom if you don’t mind grabbing another style. My personal recommendation is the “Oroyo”:

louise et cie oroyoLouise et Cie Oroyo Wedge Sandals, $100

These sandals don’t come with the t-bar design, but they’re strappier and they come with low wedge heels for a bit of lift. Price for a pair is $100. Will you consider?

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