Thursday, September 6, 2012

Thank you, Fashion Gods!

Did my last post read as a prayer to the fashion gods? Could it have been some divine style intervention? Do I have a fashion guardian angel?

These are the questions I have been asking myself, lately. By some form of style magic, I managed to happen upon not 1, not 2, but yes, 3 pairs of booties. Overkill? Maybe. However, now I am fully equipped with 3 different booties and I know how to use them!

First of all, I stumbled up on the replacement for my black booties. With that being my whole shopping goal, I didn't expect much more. I was completely content with these:

Xhilaration Solana Lace-Up
Retail: $34.99
Second-hand: $7.95

Now comparatively, these new wedges are about an inch & a half or two inches taller than my others. So either I'm getting a lot more ballsy, or I'm completely underestimating the difficulty I may have walking in them. Either way, I'm in love and I can't deny it.

After I finished flipping out over the coincidental find after I just blogged about them, these babies were sitting right there in the next aisle.

Xhilaration Susan Hiker
Retail: $39.99
Second-hand: $7.95

Amazing, right? Up close, they are glittery and kind of resemble a galaxy print. I started calling them my "moon boots" and I can't wait to plan an outfit around them.

Dolce Vita for Target
Second-hand: $12.00

I have been eyeing these shoes for a while now at my job. I work at a second-hand store so we are constantly getting in clothing, but these boots have been stuck in my head since May. Though the two pairs above definitely fit my current, intense fashion taste, I wanted something more casual.

These are the perfect dress up or dress down boots. I see me wearing these with skinnies, a basic T, leather jacket and with little effort, looking like a total badass. On the other hand, I have so many dresses that will soften the look of the hardware. 

The best part is that today is rainy and a little chilly so I'm going to take full advantage and rock a pair of them today!

Monday, September 3, 2012


The impending season change has got me completely stoked for Fall fashion. Being off work for 2 days with this dreary, rainy weather has me ready to rock scarves, socks, layers and my favorite fall accessory: BOOTIES!

I posted back in February the black wedge booties I got for my birthday. Unfortunately for them, they barely lasted through the summer (they became my official "going out" shoes), and have definitely seen better says. Now, my goal is to find some great replacements. I've added these Mossimo wedge booties to my collection.

Though they aren't black, I love the pop of color, and they go so well with my closet. The only issue that slightly bothers me is they are almost the exact same color as my hair & people never fail to point it out! But they are perfect for Fall so I will take Tim Gunn's advice and make it work.

Since I've been on the hunt for a perfect black pair, I've managed to come across a plethora of booties, in all shapes & colors. This making finding a basic black pair waaaay more difficult, because I just want to wear all of these. 

Bethanie Beige Suedette Studded Wedge Shoe Boot

Blink Maraa Heavy Metallic Glitter

Muse Ankle Boot

Zara Basic Ankle Boot

Asos Vincent Flatform

TOMS Desert Wedge in Chestnut Suede

I've barely even scratched the surface of all the beautiful booties I stumbled across. I can't lie, I am majorly obsessed with those ASOS booties. Flatforms, platforms, any form really, I'm all about it. I'll take all the height I can get!

Not to mention, the best part is they are all $100 or less. Perfect for the fashionista on a budget. Plus, I'm always willing to spend the extra money on a pair of shoes if I know they are worth it (or if I want them bad enough). 

What fall trends are you looking forward to wearing? Have any suggestions for black booties? Let me know in the comments below!


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