Outfit Post: I Love My … Suede Booties

Over the last month during my challenge to shop my own closet, I realized that I have a few (or maybe a lot of) favorites that I consistently turn to when I’m in need of that finishing touch. I also heard from some of my pals that read the blog {insert hand waving emojithanks guys!} that they liked seeing how I re-wore things in a different way.

So I thought I’d do a little series, which is a total copy of People StyleWatch’s series ‘I Really Love My…’ , showcasing my favorites and how I wore them – all in one place. Thus saving you from the spiral of having to click all the ‘seen before here’ links.

First up are these suede booties I scored at least one, maybe two years ago from LOFT. I know they were 40% off (score) and I’m know I’ve gotten WAY more than my fair share of wear out of them. They are a combo of all things that are good: great heel, perfect color, not too high and super comfortable.

They work well with dresses (wore them this weekend with this dress to a party) but are equally great with jeans and a tee. I’ve found some similar pairs/styles that fit the bill below in case you’re looking for your own pair of boots to go into heavy rotation this fall/winter.

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Find your own favorites…

Outfit Post: Topped Off

Mondays are normally tough but this one was especially rough (and then it started raining).

I have to start by saying a huge thank-you for all the kind words and prayers for my grandfather. Papaw is still hanging in there but it doesn’t look like he has much time left. Last week was a tough one and saying good-bye yesterday was one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do but I’ll always be thankful that I had that time to spend with him. And after almost a week non-stop in a hospital, I can’t say enough about the amazing work done by nurses, doctors and the assorted team of care-givers.

Getting back into a daily routine seems, frankly weird at a time like this but life does go on and so here I am sitting at my desk tackling work to-do’s and knocking out this blog post. I’m not going to say too much about this outfit because describing what I’m wearing and why seems pretty ridiculous right now but hopefully you all don’t think I look too silly in a hat. Just know that I have been wearing every one of these basics on-the-reg for the last month.

Sorry but that’s all I got for today. Felt like I owed it to give an update, want to get back to normal but don’t really know how to do it right now.

Sole Society * J.Crew * ZARA (9)Navy Stripe Tee: ZARA (old, similar here); Wool Hat: c/o Sole Society; Jeans: Gap; Belt: J.Crew (so crazy old); Navy Boots: Sole Society (seen before here); Nameplate Necklace: c/o Taudrey; Jacket: J.Crew; Bag: Longchamp

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Outfit Post: Kicking It

All I want to do after this busy weekend is spend the day being lazy in bed. That’s not going to fly though so I’m back behind my desk.

Saturday started with a soccer game (for 4-year old’s, it’s pretty darn cute), then went straight to a quick stop at Nulu Fest (a pretty awesome street festival here, more on that to come later this week) where D3 and I ate our way around Market Street while I snapped pictures and answered questions on their social media (the festival was a client of the PR firm where I work).

Afterwards I had a little downtime before getting dolled up to work the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards. As much as I wish I had been there just to throw back some wine and mingle, we were helping out with the event so I was on my feet for way longer than I would have liked. The good part was that in the midst of the madness, I got to meet beloved Miami Hurricane Ray Lewis – so my night was complete. It even made up for the blisters (sorry for that TMI).

If I could have traded in the heels for these sneakers, I definitely would have. But apparently wearing tennis shoes at a cocktail attire event is a bit of a no-no. Bummer.

But seriously, I’m loving these sneakers big time. Like wear ‘em every Saturday and Sunday big time. And as you can see, I sport them with more than just jeans and sweats. I love pairing them with skinny pants for a sporty touch.

Striped Blouse: Old Navy (bought it big when I was pregnant but this sweater is super similar); Navy Skinny Pants: J.Crew (these Old Navy ones are super similar and only $25); Sneakers: New Balance from J.Crew (they run a little big so I recommend ordering them a half size smaller than your normal size)

p.s. – I now realize how long this top is and that I should have tucked it in. Live and learn.

Photos by Whitney Neal.

 

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