FALL in Love With Fall Booties From DSW

Oct 24, 2014

Who doesn't love the Fall? When the season rolls in it's time for new shoes, some fancy layered clothing, and hats of course. Summer is great of course, but nothing beats the feeling the Fall gives you. There's something about the crispness in the air, and the changing colors of the leaves that makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Fall for me means finding the perfect staples for my closet, and that of course means finding the perfect shoes. Today, I am teaming up with DSW to show you guys how I style a pair of my favorite booties.

When you find a good pair of shoes, you never want to take them off! It's important to find a pair that can be worn in a few different ways, because that's the beauty of a closet staple. I love these booties, and I love how versatile they are. I decided to dress them up into three looks. My first look is a comfortable "day" look. This is something I would wear just lounging around the house, or going out for coffee with some friends. 

My second look is a look I would wear from day to night. It has a little bit of an edgier look, which  love! I usually throw a beanie on, and a moto jacket on a daily basis, so this look is a breeze. I don't usually wear heels so wedges are perfect for those days when you want to be comfortable all day long. I love being able to keep a pair of shoes on my feet all day without feeling tired.

My third and final look is the dressiest look of all. As seen in the outfit above, I love faux leather right now! This faux leather pencil skirt is great for date night , or a night out with my girlfriends. I layered a bodysuit & fancy bralette with a kimono to bring a little bit of color into the outfit. I love how the booties transitioned into any outfit I wore them with.

Which look is your favorite? 

That's the best thing about shoes, they can be worn so many different ways, and every outfit makes them shine in a different way. If you didn't already hear, October 25th is National Shoe Lover Day! Make sure you stop into your nearest DSW to celebrate this awesome day, and treat yourself. 

Who’s ready for October 25? It’s National #ShoeLover Day, and we’re partying it up with DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse. Tell us why you love shoes and how you’re going to let loose on the big day!

DSW Zumba Bootie
Look 1: Poncho (c/o PBJshop) / Leggings / Hat
Look 2: Bag / Beanie / Moto Jacket & Jeans / Flannel
Look 3:  Bodysuit / Bralette / Leather Mini (c/o Lulus) / Kimono (c/o Marshalls)


Disclosure: Compensation was provided by DSW via Mode Media.The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of DSW.

Fall Basics

Oct 23, 2014

Tiny Little Pieces of Everyday Life

Oct 22, 2014

I rarely share any bits and pieces of my every day life anymore so I thought that this would be a fun way to show you guys parts of my life/home/everyday. These are some of my favorite parts of the  house, and some small details of every day life.

This little shelf is in my backroom, and I love the collection of items in it. The tins up top are all from my Grandfather's collection and the measuring tape dates back to the 1920's! I love collecting vintage things and these little pieces are even more special because they remind me of my family.

My photo wall on the fridge is one of my favorite places. It's a place where I store all of my photo booth photos with the friends that I don't get to see very often. These photos always make me smile, and every day spent in the kitchen (I am always cooking) is a brighter one when I get to see all these smiling faces. Also, how cute is Oliver?

Vintage, vintage, everywhere. I have been working my little tail off trying to get new vintage updated and listed. I love some of the items I found, and I can't wait to share everything with you guys. I found some new locations and got my hands on some beautiful & unique pieces I just know you'll love!

I love this print from my friend and blog pal Becky Murphy. I love how funny & honest her prints are, and of course I have this one in my bathroom. It really helps me make decisions on a daily basis on whether or not I can pull off a bonnet or hat instead of washing my hair! Some of my other favorites in her shop are the keep your chin up print , the be brave print , and the "do it , do it" print . She's so talented, and has some great stuff, so go take a peek!

Lavender & Fur

Oct 21, 2014

I am obsessed with fur lately! It's unreal how many pieces I have in my closet this season that have some sort of fur on them. I have been trying to give lighter colors a chance too, which is unusual for me, as I tend to stick more towards a neutral palette. I love the peacock influence in this fur vest, and the colors are unlike any fur vest I have seen. It's definitely a layering piece I know I will be overloading on this Fall/Winter.

In a matter of a few days the temperature dropped significantly, which is something I am REALLY excited about. Nothing is worse than not knowing how to dress up your day. The days when you go out with a sweater and end up sweating your tush off are over, and I am pretty sure the cold is here to stay. I find my style changing as the years go forward, and every year I look forward to how my style adjusts. One thing is for sure and that is that I never envisioned it to be like this. I love how much I have changed, and I thoroughly embrace it. It's still pretty cool to have a blog to look back through the years and notice huge changes. This year little tree is going to be five! 

Once just a hobby, has now become such a big part of my life. I look forward to looking through my archives and reminiscing about my life and how far I have come, in fashion and in overall growth.

Bracelets / Vest / Leggings // Nordstrom, Hat (similar) // Courtesy of Lovely Bird
Sweater Dress (similar) &Clutch (similar) // Courtesy of Marshalls 
Rings // Vintage , Booties // DSW, Leather Bracelet // AE