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The Staple: Booties

SAVE: STEVE MADDEN ‘Regennt’ Bootie | SAM EDLEMAN ‘Malone’ Bootie | LUCKY BRAND ‘Baratalino’ Bootie

INVESTMENT: ACNE STUDIOS ‘Pistol’ Bootie | ISABEL MARANT ‘Dicker’ Bootie | BARNEYS NEW YORK Bootie

SPLURGE: JASON WU Floral Bootie | CHLOE ‘Suzanna’ Bootie | SAINT LAURENT ‘Wyatt’ Bootie

As we all know, I am a huge lover of boots. This time of year really makes me want to excessively buy them! Booties are a key piece for every season, but when Fall comes around they are essential. They are such a versatile piece to have in your closet. You can easily pair them with just about everything you have- skinnies, boyfriend jeans, maxi dresses, leather skirts, etc.

I like to have a variety of booties in different colors on hand. Obviously, black and brown are must haves, but it is always nice to break out a great navy or olive. These colors can be styled as a neutral, which is really helpful with their versatility- especially if you have put a good chunk of change towards them. My personal fave is my Isabel Marant Dicker Bootie in tan. It is such a great tan that is so incredibly easy to wear- even if you are more of a black boot kind of girl.

Special details are another thing I look for when buying new booties. I always love a chunky zipper or some sort of metal or chain detailing. If you want to do details in a less obvious way, look for a boot with a great buckle. This still adds something a little special, but isn’t so loud and chunky.

I hope you all love my picks as much as I do. Remember booties are always a good investment, so saving for a few extra weeks to get those ones you really love will totally be worth it! xo

my style

Chained.

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I’m drawn to pieces that can take me from day to night and I always try to find items that have that versatile “thing” to them. This coat is everything; it literally goes with anything I throw on. These boots can be worn all year round; summer dresses with these give it such a tough look which I adore. This cool crossbody bag from Botkier is so effortless looking and I can wear it as a clutch for a night out in the city!

The thing about crossbody bags for me is that they’re one of my favorite types of bags. They’re easy to wear, perfect for when you’re out shopping (hands free!), you don’t have to worry about leaving your bag somewhere when you put it down, it’s always great because you only carry what you really need and lastly, I always make sure to pack one or two cross body bags with me when I travel because I know I get so much use out of them when I’m in  a different country. What I’m trying to say is that crossbody bags are such a staple!

Look for special details to really make a simple little crossbody stand out. I love that this one has a cool chain, it makes it more eye-catching and edgy. Totally my type of detail.

A little wool coat, tough boots and a cool crossbody makes any girl look great!

What type of bags are you into and why?

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BOTKIER ‘Delancey’ crossbody bag
MADEWELL nightshift tee (love this striped one )
IRO PARIS quilted skirt (similar here, here + here)
ARMANI EXCHANGE camel wool coat (similar here, here + here
SAINT LAURENT rangers studded boots
WILDFOX COUTURE Amelia Delux sunnies

 

Thank you to Botkier for sponsoring this post. All writing and opinions are my own. 

travel

Rio Baby Rio.

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Happy Monday loves! Here are more photos from Brasil as promised (still have more to share)!

Seriously, I fell madly in love with Brasil from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro- the spirit of each city was captivating. Here, we spent a whole evening at Ipanema Beach which was right across the street from our hotel. It was a day I had always dreamt of starting with visiting Christo Redentor earlier in the day (so magical!), exploring Rio and finishing the day on the beach. Insert lovestruck emoji here.

Pretty freakin’ amazing.

I’ll leave you with some beachy photos from beautiful Ipanema to make us book a one-way trip there! hehe… wishful thinking.

Also- side note- CYBERMONDAY is here, so check my shop for our sale!

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TOPSHOP fringe top (cute fringe tops here, here + here)
501 LEVI’s vintage denim
CHANEL espadrilles (so many espadrille options here)
RAY BAN all black aviators