Booties

Today, I want to talk about booties.  They are everywhere this season and I am absolutely in love with the trend.  BUT I’ll be honest, I find booties very difficult to wear.  I workout and bike and ski a lot, so I don’t have super skinny legs.  I’m also short (not quite 5’4″), so I find that most booties can tend to make me look thick in the legs and even shorter than I already am!  And that is definitely not look I’m going for!  Ha! I’ve tried on countless pairs and always love them on the rack and on other people, but seldom like them on myself.  However, I have finally found the trick to the perfect bootie for all you gals out there who are struggling with this trend like me.  And the secret, my friends? Booties that dip down in the front, or that are a little closer to a pump than a bootie (like the pair in today’s post-a shootie, if you will).  Seriously, I can’t tell you what a difference a little dip in the front will make for you and the length it will give you back in your legs.  So if you have been feeling anything like me when it comes to booties-don’t give up!  I’ve linked up some of my favorite, and (more importantly) flattering booties below!

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Sweater: Old Navy | Skinnies: 7 for all mankind, similar | Necklace: Stella & Dot (old), obsessed with this and this| Bracelets: Stella & Dot, Forever21 (old), similar | Hat: Jessica Simpson via Nordstrom Rack (LOVE the Candied Ginger color) | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs | Booties: Jessica Simpson via TJMaxx (I can’t find these anywhere online-sorry!)

And last but not least, here are my recommendations for flattering booties: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, my favessplurge

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Happy Tuesday!

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Plaid To The Bone

Every fall (it never fails), I become plaid obsessed.  Something about cool weather, football, chili, tailgating, scarves, and boots makes want to break out all of my favorite plaid shirts.  So my apologies in advance if you are seeing an abundance of plaid on the blog this season, but I just can’t help myself.  And if you don’t have any plaid in your closet, then be sure to pick up a few pieces this season.  Some of my favorite place to shop for plaid? JCrew, JCrew Factory, American Eagle, Madewell, and Ralph Lauren Denim and Supply.

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Jacket: Macy’s (old), similar, similar, love this | Plaid Shirt: Express (this shirt has a sequined yoke-so cute!), love thisthis, this, this and this (all are on sale!!!) | Skinnies: American Eagle | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Pumps: Aldo (old), love these (on sale!)

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Thank you so much for stopping by!

 

Casual Friday

Stripes, camo, and leopard…together?  You bet!  Nothing better than mixing a few favorite prints.  And to sweeten the pot?  Why not add a vest, your favorite denim, and some basic gold jewelry.  And voila!  You are ready to take on the weekend in comfortable, casual style!

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Tee: Gap (old), similar, similar, similar | Vest: Uptown Cheapskate c/o, similar, similar | Skinnies: American Eagle (obsessed and they’re on sale!) | Necklace: INC, JCrew | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Ray-Ban | Bag: Michael Kors Selma | Pumps: Nordstrom, similar, similar

And ladies, if you are in the SLC, a new Uptown Cheapskate location just opened up in Sugarhouse!  I had the privilege of attending their grand opening last week, and let me tell you, the store is darling and they have so many fantastic things in stock right now!  So if you are out doing a little shopping this weekend, be sure to stop by and check them out! OR if you need a little extra cash, they will buy your gently used, name brand clothing from you.  Now how sweet is that?

Happy weekend friends!

 

 

 

 

 

Long Sleeved Dresses

I don’t know what it is, but I am obsessed with long sleeve dresses this Fall.  Now don’t get me wrong, I love wearing all of my sleeveless dresses with cute jackets and cardis, but when the weather is still fairly mild, I love the idea of changing things up a bit and leaving the jacket at home.  And while I was obviously drawn to this dress because of the sleeves, I also love it’s unique leopard print.  It feels refreshing to me to add a piece to my closet that isn’t a basic leopard, but rather a fun play on my favorite type of print!

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Dress: Rachel Roy (on sale!), love this and this | Necklace: Love Always Couture | Cuff: Macy’s | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Boots: Aldo (old), obsessing over these

 What do you guys think of long sleeved dresses?  I’d love to hear!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Up On The Roof

I love anything that sparkles.  Especially if it adds an element of fun to an otherwise classic piece.  So when I saw this jacket at Express while I was in SF last wee, I knew it was a perfect addition to my closet.  I wear denim jackets all the time (especially this time of year), and I love that I now have a bit of a dressier option in my closet.  I can tell this jacket is going to be on heavy repeat in my closet this year!

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Jacket: Express (obsessed) | T-Shirt: JCrew, also love this and this | Skinnies: American Eagle, similar, similar | Cuff: Fair Trade | Sunnies: Ray-Ban | Clutch: Michael Kors (last year) this year’s version | Watch: Michael Kors  | Pumps: Nine West (old), similar (under $30!), similar 

Hope you all had a fabulous weekend!

Happy Monday!!!!

The Road Less Traveled

Fall in Utah is my favorite.  Not only is it absolutely gorgeous, but it seems to last forever and the weather is unbelievably amazing.  I seriously can’t imagine a better place to be for the months of September and October.  And with the fall foliage at a frenzy right now, I am trying desperately to enjoy every second of it before the snow starts to fly-which means weekends spent at the farmer’s market, watching bike races, and checking out all of the beautiful fall colors.  And I have to say that cozy sweaters and comfy booties have been my go-to weekend uniform as of late-particularly if they are cognac and gray…

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Sweater: Superdry via TJMaxx (old), similar, similar | T-shirt: Victoria’s Secret PINK | Skinnies: 7 for all mankind | Necklace: Tiffany and Co. |  Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Ray-Ban | Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs | Booties: Lucky Brand via TJMaxx, craving these

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!

TGIF!!!!

Fancy

Today I wanted to share a couple of my fall favorites with you guys-fur vests and hats.  Seriously, I can’t stop wearing either.  Both are fantastic Fall staples and are a great and easy way to add a little interest to any outfit.  I normally keep things fairly simple and would tend to only pick one stand out piece per outfit, but I have to say, I am loving how this look turned out (even if my hubby did tell me Jenny from the Block called and wants her outfit back)…

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Faux Fur Vest: Michael Kors, similar, similar | Sweater: H&M (old), similar, similar | Faux Leather Pants: JCrew (last year), this year’s version | Necklace: House of Harlow, Love Always Couture | Hat: Bohme Boutique (local SLC shop), similar | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Karen Walker (on SALE!) | Bag: Michael Kors Selma (sold out) LOVE this one | Pumps: Michael Kors

Happy Thursday, sweet readers!!!  I hope you are all having a great week.  I have been in San Francisco for business meetings-which I can never complain about it.  It is one of my favorite cities in the world and I have so many favorite spots I love to frequent while I am there-one of the perks of my job!

Thank you so much for stopping by!