Look 3: Madewell sweatshirt // H&M skirt // Zara faux leather jacket (similar) // BCBG leopard pumps c/o of DSW // Coach shoulder bag worn as clutch // Ray-Ban mirrored aviators
Although pumps are great all year round, I love wearing them during the fall. They protect my toes, keep my outfits looking polished and put together, and pair well with layers. I recently added this leopard pair from DSW to my wardrobe and I could not be more excited! The leopard print is perfection, they’re comfortable, and super affordable. For reference, they do run a half size big for me (I ordered a size 5 but I’m using gel inserts). While I’ve styled the pumps 3 ways here, leopard has truly become a neutral in my closet, so I know I’ll be getting a ton of wear out of these beauties!
Stay tuned for more photos and outfit details for looks 1 and 2 over the next few weeks.
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Every time fall comes around I slip on a pair of tall boots and completely fall back in love with them. Since wearing my brown sutton boots from J.Crew, I’ve been on the hunt for a black version. I’ve even tried the over-the-knee trend, and while I love them on everyone else, they don’t seem to work on my legs (boo). I actually tried on the Louise et Cie boots above and although they’re beautiful with the perfect heel and toe, they’re so incredibly hard to get on and off. LIKE REALLY HARD! Let’s just say I was sweating and needed assistance from Mike in the middle of Nordstrom! I also tried on a pair from Charles by Charles David (at Nordstrom Rack) and I fell in love the second I put them on. They’re incredibly comfortable, and easy to slip on and off, but I didn’t love the scrunch at the ankles. I think my calves are just too short (story of my life).
Since I’ve been searching for the perfect tall black boots, I thought I’d share some of my favorites that are on sale at Nordstrom right now. I know Jean from Extra Petite raved about the BP. Transit boots, so I may have to check those out. Does anyone have any other recommendations?
J.Crew’s Regent blazer in camel has been on my wish-list since it’s release. The color is beautiful and let’s face it, tan has been a recurring theme in my closet. I did a little research and found Banana Republic had something very similar but less expensive. I was a little hesitant because the reviews said the Hacking blazer ran small, but I’m happy to report the petite 00 fits like a glove! In comparing the two, I think the J.Crew Regent blazer is beautiful and really sleek looking, but I prefer the Hacking blazer because of the texture, little details (elbow patches), and the contrasting collar. I knew the camel color would go well in my closet, but I’m actually surprised by how much use I’ve already gotten out of the jacket. It’s definitely a staple in my fall wardrobe!
For those of you interested, you can get 45% off your purchase at Banana Republic today with code BRTAKE45. I may have to swoop Hacking blazer in olivetoo, it’sso good!