Italian Shoes!

Hello Hello!!  The pinnacle of the high heeled world, at least in my opinion.  Doesn’t everyone want to go to Italy (or France) and walk along the street and stop in every boutique you see?  If that is just me then I am ok with that.

Anyways, sadly I did not go to Italy but my parents did awhile ago.  Before they left they asked me what I wanted them to bring back for me.  I initially had no idea what to even ask for because I really just wanted to go and experience it myself.  Then my mom suggest bringing me back some shoes.  Which I was all about once the idea was put into my head.  I had some reservations because my mom and I have polar opposite taste.  If I love something she hates it, if she loves something I usually hate it.  So my mom picking out this pair of shoes for me had me nervous.  I sent her some pictures before hand of the shoes I like (pumps).

They brought me back this pair of shoes and I cannot believe how amazing they are.

I said I wanted a classic shoe and my parents delivered with a classic red pump!  I have been babying them because well they are Italian shoes.  For ever trying them on before they were bought.  They fit my feet like a glove, I can wear them all night.

They are from a Barrlla Boutique, their facebook page looks so cool.

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What is business casual for women? Winter Edition

Hello Hello!! I have wanted to do another one of these post for awhile, I got a lot of positive feed back on the original that I thought it would be good to do another one.  Business causal is such an ambiguous term that I still am not sure what it fully entails.  Last week I was meeting with some lawyers for work so obviously I was wearing what I considered to be business formal (was wearing pants and a blazer) the lawyer called it business casual and I was just like sure.

So real quick I just want to give a shout out to the real work horse of my winter wardrobe, tights.  Now as I am sure a lot of you will notice I do not wear work pants, I just don’t like them and find them to be uncomfortable.  So I tend to continue to wear skirts and dresses throughout the winter which entails needing great tights.  I tend to pair these skirts with tights and boots throughout the winter.

Now I was going to change up how I do these, mostly because I have been running late in the morning recently so I haven’t had much extra time.  But I did actually take pics of my outfits this morning so yay!  Pat on the back for me.

Monday –

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For full disclosure I wore a pair of brown knee high boots with this.  Without the tights I would not wear this skirt to work, why?  Well the length of the skirt is about 2 inches above the knee which on its own I think is too short.  A work skirt I feel should end at the shortest just above the knee.  But pairing the skirt with the tights the length is no longer apparent.  I added a very businessy black button up shirt on the top and it is perfect for work.  Do adding knee high boots take away from this being a business outfit?  In my opinion no, leather boots are very chic and adding them to a business outfit just adds to it.  (Now in a business formal setting I would probably not wear knee high boots).

Tuesday –

This dress is one of my more formal work dresses, if I paired it with a black blazer I would consider it a business formal outfit.  So this day it was about dressing the dress down a little bit.  Again I was wearing a pair of black tights and this day I wore low booties.  I added this burgundy waterfall cardigan to add some color to the outfit.  The cardigan while on its own is very nice, it made the very formal dress become more business casual.  Then I added some gold jewelry to brighten up the outfit.

Wednesday –

I consider this to be one of my best skirts, it has this great A-line fit, HAS POCKETS, and is amazing almost year round.  The skirt is really great paired with tights and sometimes I will tuck a sweater into on colder days.  This skirt has business written all over it.  When I pair it with a crisp white button up, this is business casual to a T.  The outfit is not too formal to be considered business formal, I would add a great black blazer to get there.  To be a little more casual change these heels out for a pair of black flats (or red flats to make a statement).

Thursday –

So for whatever reason Thursdays I tend to have a lot of meetings so I do tend to dress up a little bit more.  So again here is the sidewalk skirt (I wore it on Monday in a different color, I own 3 of them), paired with black tights.  I wore this brown skirt with a navy dressy tank tucked into it.  Since I do have a lot of meetings I added, what I call, my casual blazer.  This blazer is great because it is cotton and not stiff at all so when I wear it I don’t feel like I am wearing a blazer.  As I have said before you can dress this down more by changing the heels out for flats or knee high boots or booties and it will still be a great business casual outfit.

Friday –

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Wait thats not business casual!!  Correct, Fridays are casual days at work so obviously I take advantage and wear jeans. I will talk about a question I have had for a few weeks about if these boots are appropriate for casual day at work.  So why am I asking this question if I have been wearing boots all the time?  Well these boots go over the knee, which are very in right now but there is a stimga with over the knee boots.  (When you think of them in your head you probably picture Julia Roberts in pretty woman with her black leather high heeled over the knee boots).  Which obviously these are very different, these are grey suede flat boots.

I wore them to work when I bought them not thinking too much about that they may not be appropriate.  A coworker walked by me in the hall and just said “Wow, those are some boots.”  We didn’t stop and talk so I was not sure what the meant but the rest of the day I was worried about maybe I shouldn’t have worn them.  And since then I hadn’t until this past Friday.  So what changed?  Well a few weeks ago on Friday, one of the higher up woman in the company I saw wearing very similar boots to mine only in black.  And when I saw that I was like well I am going to wear mine again next Friday, try and stop me!!  Haha.

Also current for the next few days these boots are 50% off, they are amazing and I recommend them to any one.  Btw I have 15 inch calves and I can wear them with skinny jeans no problem.

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Work Holiday Party

Hello Hello!!  So obviously it is the holiday season and my work had their holiday party last weekend.  Now dressing for a work holiday party is always a balancing act, more for women then men.  I want to go in my closet and find something amazing, that is dress but not evening gown dressy, stylish and fashionable but also still appropriate for work.  I try to not buy a new dress to wear for this because it is just once a year.  Also I have to remember what I wore last year and try not to wear that again.  Last year I wore a dress that was partially backless and I thought I pushed the bar too far, at least for me.

I love this dress, I have owned it for awhile just have not had many events to wear it to.  This dress is called a wiggle dress which I love, it just makes me feel like the dress is meant for dancing which I absolutely love.  (It is currently unavailable in most sizes, if you absolutely love it, ASOS has a lot of these dress I would look up wiggle dress on the search bar.  They are UK sizes which was confusing to me when I bought this but I am wearing a UK 10 hopefully that helps, I typically wear a US 4).

So what does this dress do for me that a lot of other similar dresses do not?  What I love is that the top of this dress is a little lose.  It has a little more volume to it and has these big sleeves.  Then the dress cinches at my waist, in doing this it makes my waist look really tiny.  I do not have a naturally small waist, its more straight with a slight curve in, so if I just wore a tight dress it doesn’t look very small.  But with the dress having more fabric on top, cinches at the waist and then the skirt is tight, really highlights my waist.

To brighten up the outfit I wore it with these red heels, I would link them for you but my parents bought them for me when they were in Italy.  Probably one of the best presents I have been given.  They are actually remarkably comfortable.  Then lastly, I added this necklace that is just so sparkley.

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Got Me Some New Booties

Hello Hello!!  So if you pay attention to my instagram or the photos I post on here you will probably notice that these are not exactly new but I have not posted about them so I thought I would now that I have worn them a few times!  So I was looking for a pair of flat booties since all the ones I currently own all have heels.  Now as you can see I failed at doing that since these do have heels.  Damnit!! haha.  But sometimes you cannot pass up a great pair of shoes.

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These boots are amazing.  I was actually a little concerned with how high the boot shaft went up, I was expecting them to have a shorter shaft.  I was a little worried about how to style them since all of my other booties are shorter.  But I have been styling them the same as my other booties and have been wanting to wear them with some leggings to show off my legs.

So there is no zipper on these which is kind of annoying but there is enough stretch in them to get them on and off with ease.  I have worn these all day at work and I have worn them all night when going out.  I am going to say that I am very good in heels but these were very comfortable and I had no issues wearing them.

I would recommend these boots to you, they are very comfortable and look really good when I wear them out.

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Thanksgiving Outfit

Hello hello!!  So it is Thanksgiving time again, now I am going to say Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.  I love it!! There is no real pressure to get the present perfect just sitting with your family and eating food.

Now when I was trying to figure out what to wear I’ve thought about what I wore in the past and what I liked.  Last year I wore a shift dress and some tights.  It felt a little bit fancier then what my family usually wears but I loved it.  The outfit allowed me not to wear pants so I didn’t have a waistband constricting my ability to eat.

So this year I wanted to wear another comfy outfit.  Problem was that I didn’t want to buy a new dress and the only dress that really fit the bill was the one I wore last year.  I didn’t want to wear that again so this is what I went with.


I paired my brown sidewalk skirt with a stripped long sleeve t-shirt.  Both the shirt and the skirt are supper comfortable, but they both look really nice and that’s key.  I can wear the skirt but since the waistband doesn’t dig in it won’t constrict my ability to eat.  I added the tights because I’m in Wisconsin and it’s currently cold here.  To make the outfit a little fancier I added this sparkly statement necklace.  I finished the look with a pair of booties.

So I can be comfortable and still look out together for the holiday.

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Midweek Casual Day

What What!!  I love when these days randomly come around at work.  For those of you that work in an office and have to dress business casual or business formal you know that any day that you do not have to wear the required clothing is an amazing day.  I personally do not like to wear work pants but the minute I am allowed to wear jeans I am about that life.  Haha.

Boots and Sweater Season!!  I love wearing this black sweater, it is just so chill and has a great lace up detail on the back.  It is one of my favorite pieces that I bought last year.  The casual vibe of a large sweater is the best.  I paired it with these heeled booties.  I cuffed the jeans to my the boots more of a statement.  I loved how comfy this outfit was.

It is actually not too cold here so I only needed my light trench coat today when I was walking to and from work.  This outfit is really a fall favorite of mine and I tend to wear variations of this look all season.

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Easy Breazy Going Out Outfit

Hello Hello!!  Do you ever have one of those nights that your friend wants to go out but all you want to do is lay around and be lazy?  Yea, happens to me too (like all the time, haha), just kidding but I do have the nights where all I want to do is stay in.

Well this weekend I had a friend come into town and we hung out during the day and she visited some other friends so I was just chilling at home getting comfortable.  When I get a phone call from her saying we are going out and we are in dresses and heels (damn).  I don’t see her that often so I wanted to hang out but man getting fancy did not sound fun.  So here is how I tricked people into thinking I actually tried.

So to trick people into thinking I took a lot of time getting ready, all I really did was get a little black dress (classic when trying to do this), and then I added a leather jacket and heels (in this case heeled boots).

Alright so when I went into my closet I was literally looking for the easiest dress that I own.  I didn’t want it to be tight, I didn’t want it to be short, I wanted the fabric to be soft and I wanted to be able to wear it with a jacket.  I tried on a few dresses before I landed on this black dress.  I have probably owned this little black dress since high school, I have never been able to get rid of it because it is such a classic dress.  It is just a really simple dress, cinches right under the boobs and just flows.  It’s not real short, the one thing about it is that it is low cut.

The suede leather jacket was great because it was cold but also it made me feel more comfortable because it covered up my chest.  I love this leather jacket I think it is really comfortable and cool.  And then I added some heeled boots.  I did this mostly because these boots allowed me to wear socks without anyone noticing I was wearing socks.

(If you would like in sight into exactly how lazy I was when getting ready, look at the pictures.  I am not wearing any accessories.  I am not even wearing earrings.  I actually had taken out my contacts before my friend called and I refused to put them back in so I was actually wearing my glasses out).

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