Blazer & Booties

January 29, 2015 by  
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Blazer & Booties

Due in large part to having my new son Joseph, my fashion posts have decreased in quantity – until now.  These boots have me all sorts of inspired!  In my last #ootd I showed you guys how I styled my first pick of boots from DSW.  This time I’m showing off my more casual but equally fabulous and trendy western short booties. I’ve struggled in the past finding a pair of booties like these for a while because they never fit quite right; but these fit like a pair of boots I’ve worn for years.  Best of all they even have that worn-in, vintage look making them perfect for jeans, dresses and even slacks.  They look like all those expensive booties that you see on celebs but for way less (click here to see some of my favorite celeb looks).  I picked the exact opposite style of boots this time for two reasons: One, to highlight the selection of styles that DSW has, and also to fit my extremely eclectic style.

I need to be comfortable.  I have five kids and I’m always on the run, so I tend to grab a blazer and go.  It’s the easiest way to make any outfit instantly polished.  For this look I wanted something that I would wear out to a casual lunch with the family so I grabbed my favorite blazer (you can see it also here and here), black jeggings, and a striped sweater. The boots really make this outfit pop!  I love that the entire look is sort of sleek and the boots give it an effortless almost unfinished look.  To me, that’s what style is all about – combining all the things you love and making them work.  Thanks to DSW for sending me these boots and stay tuned…I have lots of plans for this pair of boots.

blazer & booties



Blazer & Booties


Blazer & booties


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A Nod To The 90’s

September 28, 2013 by  
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One of my favorite fashionable decades was the 90’s. It was purposely dishevled, a little punk and a whole lotta fun!  I spent the better half of it in my Dr. Martens, some sort of plaid and lots of vintage tees.  It was my personal mission to mix vintage and grunge and sometimes it worked, sometimes not so much.  This fall you’ll see small nods to the grungy era with tons of causal pieces only more sleek and chic.  Below are some inspirational looks that all nod towards the 90’s only more modern and easy to wear just about every day.


1) Ankle Boots – the new go-to-at-any-time item of footwear. Stylish and simple, these boots go with any kind of outfit and any sort of trend. Wear your black Chelsea boots with skinny jeans during the day and with a sexy mini skirt with mesh tights for night. Guaranteed to work really well with any of the pieces below.

2) Plaid – plaid prints, generally on tops but extending to pants, bags and accessories. Wearing a plaid print help create a preppy look which can be contrasted magnificently with the modern Chelsea boots.

images via fashion. grunge. style.

3) Crop Tops.  A trend that I proudly wore during most of my high school years was hot this past summer and will remain strong for fall.  Wear cropped sweaters over a tank or let a button down peak out underneath for chillier days.

4) Nirvana Grunge – It doesn’t seem that long since Kurt Cobain sadly left us. Adopt this fashion and prepare to smell like teen spirit. Remember that Chelsea boots contrast nicely with layers of grunge.

5) Tomboy – a particular favorite of mine. Oversized coats, boyfriend jeans or a slouchy tunics – pieces that are a must have for everyday wear.

image via Glamour
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