I’m a huge OP fan — or Ms. P to other fanatics out there — but for some reason, I didn’t like what the style icon wore to the Ralph & Russo Haute Couture Fall 2014 presentation held in Paris recently.

The socialite sat front row while decked in a black lace blouse layered under a white embroidered shortsleeve jacket. She dressed down the intricately-detailed pieces with a pair of blue jeans, then punctuated the whole ensemble with pointy black mesh pumps.

Layering, mixing and matching, and looking polished from head to toe are Olivia’s specialties. Sadly, I feel like this latest look from the newly-married brunette beauty isn’t up to par. Check out Olivia’s getup below, then tell me if you agree:

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olivia palermo mesh pumps ralph russo haute coutureOlivia Palermo poses with model, Amber Le Bon, while at the front row of the Ralph & Russo Haute Couture Fall 2014 presentation during Paris Fashion Week, on July 10, 2014

Well, what’s the verdict on her outfit, hit or miss?

I wonder what went through her head when she put the whole outfit together. I feel like she could have done so much better, but didn’t have enough time to think it through.

Don’t get me wrong. I don’t think she looks bad here. But unlike other outfits she has put together in the past, this one isn’t 100% perfect. Would you agree?

Since we’re all about shoes here, I thought we’d zoom in on her mesh heels. Those remind me of the Christian Louboutin “Follies Resille” in black mesh. The style features 4-inch-tall covered heels, suede or leather overlay at the heel counters, piping at the topline, as well as barely-there mesh uppers. Check them out below:

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christian louboutin follies resille black mesh suedeChristian Louboutin Follies Resille Mesh Pumps in Black Suede, $795

What do you think, is my hunch correct? Could Olivia mesh pumps from Fashion Week be the Follies Resille from Christian Louboutin?

If you fancy grabbing a pair, you can easily order the Follies online. They retail at a pricey $795?

For the fashion-savvy frugalista, a great alternative to consider would be the L.A.M.B. “Sandy” pumps. The Sandy feature 4.5-inch-tall heels, leather uppers with synthetic mesh overlay, and half-an-inch thick island platforms in contrasting white:

l.a.m.b. sandyL.A.M.B. Sandy Mesh Pumps, $135 (was $225)

For those with more room to spend, you may also try the Kate Spade Liberty pumps in black lace. These pointy stilettos feature lace uppers detailed with leather cap toes, as well as 4-inch-tall heels. They’re also slightly more expensive at $328:

kate spade liberty pumpsKate Spade Liberty Lace Pumps, $328

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