My Go To Casual Outfit

Hello Hello!! So I have realized that I rely on one outfit to do a lot of work in my wardrobe, especially for my work casual days. This is such a great outfit that works in so many different settings. I have worn variations of this outfit to work on casual days, out running errands, and to dinner with friends. (I would also consider wearing it on a chill date, not like the first date but like third or fourth, lol).

Alright so why do I pick this outfit? Well I absolutely love this cardigan, instead of a pattern on the waterfall it has this texture which just makes it look really cool. For a casual look I typically pair it with a v-neck, the left was worn to work on a casual day and the right to run some errands. Since the cardigan is so dark I don’t like to pair it with my dark wash jean and instead go for my lightest pair.

Then I obviously finished it with my favorite pair of booties, these are amazing I will take any excuse to wear these shoes.

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Night On The Town

Hello Hello!! So I did not go home for the holidays, I chose to spend Thanksgiving with my family and fend from myself around christmas.  Well a few of my friends were also in town and away from their families so we went out.  This was one of those times where you choose to go last minute so you are changing from sweats into something much better.  I kind of just went into my closet and this is what I ended up with.  I am so happy about it, I can’t wait to wear them again.

I love wearing my loose tank tops tucked into my skinny jeans.  It just elongates my short legs (so I will take all the help I can get there), and makes my waist a little bit more pronounced.  I do love wearing a black skinny jean out, I think they just look the best and also hide any issues with my legs.

So as I stated it is winter here and I do get chilly so I added a cardigan to just make the outfit a little bit warmer.  It didn’t matter too much because no one was out that night, my friends and I basically had the whole bar to ourselves.  I didn’t take a picture but I wore this with my faux black leather jacket.  I did this because it was snowing a little bit and the jacket blocks the wind.

I loved how this outfit looked with these booties (I am biased because they are my favorite), but I think they looked amazing.

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Favorite Work Casual Outfits

Hello Hello!!!  So my work has a policy that whenever the local school kids are not in school we can wear casual clothing.  This year went even farther we got two whole weeks of casual outfits.  I love these days because on the regular I usually live in work clothes or workout clothing. Casual clothes are my favorite outfits, I just feel like I have so much more fun when I get to pick whatever I want from my closet (within reason of needing to be appropriate at work).

So I do live where it gets below freezing and actually it went subzero so I was never more excited to see that I could wear jeans.  Jeans offer so much more protection against cold weather then anything I wear to work, mostly because I wear a lot of skirts and tights.  So here is a quick round up of my casual outfits.  Lots of boots and sweaters (remember it was subzero).

My favorite cardigan paired with my favorite booties.  And the best sweater I owned with these amazing flat over the knee boots.

So yes one day I did skip the sweater and wore this really comfortable long sleeve shirt (probably the softest thing I own).  And then we are back to the sweaters and boots.  This sweater I just got on sale at Loft I am pretty excited about this, I like that the bottom is curved like a shirt bottom.  Then these burgundy booties, I do not have an opinion on them yet.  But so far I really like them

And obviously on the coldest day I wore my biggest sweater to keep me as warm as possible, with my knee high boots.

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Casual Weekend Outfit

Hello Hello!!!  Weekends are for casual days and trying not to think about work.  Or at least that is how I strive to live on a weekend.  I don’t like to make a lot of big decisions on the weekend.   So last week I was home visiting my family and and I kind of just threw on some clothes, from what I brought home.  I paired it with the only booties I brought home and I just love this outfit.

(lol I filtered one and not the other, sorry.  I thought it made me look like a ghost so I didn’t do it on the second one and didn’t go back and change the first one)

Alright, so these are probably my most comfortable pair of jeans.  They are skinney jeans but they are not very tight.  I paired them with this gray V-neck shirt that I bleach painted the outline of my home state one it, the shirt just came from Target.  It was nothing really special but I love the gold detail right around the neck.  Now for anyone who travels you know that you only bring one of the chunky clothes home, so this was the only cardigan that I brought home.  And it looks amazing with this outfit.

This cardigan has the waterfall front but on the front it has this really cool woven patter on the front.  It really adds a very interesting detail to the front of the cardigan.  It is really amazing because it is not too bulky but still warm enough.  So it is a little bit more expensive then what I typically pay for, but I love it and it is very worth it.  I have had this cardigan for a few weeks and have worn it so often.

I finished the outfit off with the only pair of booties that I brought home.  Now I am really good in heels so I can wear these all day without having an issue.  But this outfit would look the same with booties that did not have a heel.  (I have been looking for a pair of booties like this but have been unable to find some that I like).

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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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Decisions decisions

Hello hello!! So this past weekend it was kind of cold and raining a bit, obviously the best thing to wear is boots.  So I was wearing skinny jeans and wanted to pair them with a cute pair of booties.

So the options are brown or black.

So yes, this outfit is very similar and does not change too much with the change of the shoes.  The brown boots stick out a bit more and catch a little more attention.  The rest of the outfit is muted and so allows the brown boots to be louder.  The black boots in this outfit are a little more go with the flow.  But then the heel of the boots pops out due to the metallic heal.

So which did I chose?  I went with the brown boots to make a little bit more of a statement.  I kind of went to a dive bar and the black boots felt a little too fancy.

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Booties a quick pro/con list

Hello Hello!!  Now I love boots and as of lately I love booties.  I didn’t think I would love them as much as I do.  I think they are going to be in style for awhile so that is how I validate buying them.  This season I have bought a few pairs and I just want to quickly talk about what I like about each and what I wish was changed.

The two on the right are fairly similar in cut and style, they have a block/ stacked heel and the shaft goes up to the same height all around.  The large picture on the left (currently my favorite if you couldn’t tell) have a stacked heel and the shaft comes to a V in front.

The two on the right-

  • I love- how comfortable they are, their statement focal point (metallic heel and the straps on the back), I can wear socks with them, I like that they aren’t leather so I don’t have to be as careful with them, and their price.
  • I dislike- their lack of mobility since the front comes up as high as the sides it really constricts the movement of my ankles.  Which I wasn’t expecting when I bought them.

The one on the left

  • I love- the V in the front, I feel like it really makes my leg look longer when I wear them, the cutouts along the side are amazing.  They are this amazing suede that yes I do need to be more careful with but I feel so fancy when I wear them.
  • I dislike- the leather that comes up on the side needs to be broken in, the first few times I wore them they did leave marks on my ankles but after a few wears its much better, I cannot really wear socks with them.  And the price, as I said above they are real leather and designer which comes with a price tag.

Here is a quick side by side of me styling the brown ones similarly.

So which one looks better?  I personally prefer the ones on the left, as I said before I think the V really elongates my legs which as a short person is great.

The next pair of booties I am thinking about buying are a pair that has a V or open sides, I think they look really cool but I am unsure how they will fit or stay on so I have been hesitating.

Let me know your thoughts.

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How to choose what boots to wear?

Hello Hello!!  Well winter came back this week, how unfortunate…  The weather went from 70s and sunny last week to 30s and windy and cold.  So obviously we are back to boots season (I am not mad about that), I love boots season.

So this Friday since its back to boots season, I go back to my usual debate of what booties should I wear this time?  The weather is 20s/30s, its windy and might snow/ rain later in the day.  So boots are like the only option I am considering for footwear.  (I cannot wear my sorel boots because they are not quite acceptable as office attire).

So, which look better?

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Personally I like the ones on the right, the V on the front of them looks better and elongates my leg.  These are also my new boots so I love to wear them all the time.  The issue is that these are suede, and I did seal them but I don’t want to just wear them out while it is snowing/ raining.  That is asking to get my booties ruined.   Which was why I was having the debate, part of the problem was I probably should not have tried them on at the same time.  The side by side with the same outfit really made me want to wear the new ones.

Then I stepped outside and realized, mans its freezing out there… So that made me rethink wanting to have my ankles out.  So I wore these.

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I have 2 pairs of knee high boots that are my fall backs in the winter, both are warm and great to wear at any time in the winter.  I wore these to keep my calves and legs extra warm.  I apparently turn into a baby about the cold once I have 70 degree weather.  haha.

So then the question is aren’t these suede as well?  Won’t they be ruined as well with the weather?  So yes probably they will,  I have had these boots for about 5 years now, and I do love them, but I have been on the look out for a very similar boot so I can retire these.  Now its not like I am wearing these out in a rain storm, there was just some potential for snow.  So I am a little bit more willing to risk it with these boots. (Please feel free to let me know if you know where I can get similar boots, they have a hidden heel).

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My Bootie Problem

Hello hello!!  I fully acknowledge my boots and bootie problem, I love them and I do not seem to be able to stop myself from buying them.  I tend to find a pair that I like, think about it for a bit and then buy them anyways. haha

This has happened on the last 2 pairs of boots that I purchased, and somehow I stumbled upon another pair that I really liked.  They are also by the same designer that I got my  pair of over the knee boots that I love.  I was doing really good convincing myself I didn’t need them, then they went on sale… These booties

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Here they are, I have no regrets.  I just got them today and have been wearing them around my house.  I cannot wait to wear them in real life. haha.  I will tell you more when I wear them out.

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Booties with some flare

Hello Hello!! I got some New booties!  And I am pretty excited about them.  I have been looking for black boots for awhile, I have a lot of brown ones but no black boots.  Then I stumbled across these boots with this amazing gold/ chrome heel.

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These come in 3 colors, black, brown and burgundy, I did have a long debate when ordering these about getting the burgundy.  I do love burgundy right now.  But in the end I went with black I figured they would be more versatile in my wardrobe, which they are.  Also these boots are actually more comfortable then I thought they would be.  The heel is 4 inches high so they are not for the faint of heart but if you can wear that high of heels go for it.  These are great, they didn’t hurt my feet at all.  (I am really good in heels but the fact that the heel on these are chunky makes them easy to wear for awhile).

I was waiting to share these until I have worn them a few times and have an opinion about them.  I have been wearing them going out, casually, on date and I wore them to work (not recommended given the heel height).  I love wearing them with skinny jeans rolled up, makes me feel great and in charge of my life.

Yes I have an obsession with black skinny jeans but they are just so comfy and look so good.  Especially when worn with these boots, which at $42 are actually reasonably priced.

Let me know your thoughts.

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