Burgundy

When it comes to shopping, I am not very good at purchasing items in advance for an upcoming season.  Instead, I am more of a buy now, wear now kind of girl.  So this time of year gets to be a little tricky for me.  While August is one of my favorite times to shop because of all of the amazing deals, summer is also running short on time, so I want to be careful and not purchase things that I am going to have to put away in a few weeks.  So instead, I look for transitional items to add to my wardrobe that I can wear now and wear later.  And this dress is a great example.  I had been eyeing it in a bright pink color for quite sometime, but when it recently went on sale, I ultimately decided to buy it in burgundy because not only can I wear it now, but it will look great layered with leopard, and booties, and jackets and sweaters!

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Dress: Nordstrom | Necklace: JCrew (old), this is at the top of my wishlist| Rings: Kendra Scott, Stella & Dot | Cuff: Stella & Dot | Sunnies: Nordstrom Rack (cheapies) | Bag: Alexander Wang | Pumps: Gilt (obsessed! AND they are on major sale for under $25!)

Hope your week is off to a fantastic start!

P.S.  I finally bit the bullet and joined Snapchat.  So be sure to follow me over there if you are interested.  You can find me at: alldolledupblog

 

 

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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!