Oct. 11th, Bootie Call

One way to look skinnier is to dress from head to toe in one color, then add a jacket.

Zipped up seems so stuffy!

Now that I’m doing this style experiment, I’m noticing that for fall/winter my shoes options are pathetic. Basically, I own black and brown boots- BORING! In order to expand my options, I made a little emergency trip to Marshalls last Friday and picked up a few new pairs. I wore one on Sat (the fur lined hiker boot seen here) and today I’m sporting another- introducing my new black booties!

I’ve paired them with skinny black pants (wardrobe staple), a black tank and a Chanel inspired jacket. I’ve accessorized with this cool necklace that I got at Forever 21. I like the way the beads play off the colors in the jacket.

On the right is my ‘before’ look. With the jacket zipped and the traditional trousers, I think I look a little dated. On my feet I have my trusty old boots- and to be honest, if I had to do a ton of walking, I’d probably say ‘screw fashion’ and wear these boots. They are really so much more comfortable.

But, in the name of style, I will thrust my feet into these silly booties and hope I don’t have to walk far!

Thanks for all the comments- please keep them coming!  I rely on advice and tips from you more fashionable people!

While I love these trousers, they aren't doing much to make this outfit look young and fresh.

The skinny pant makes this look more modern.

These were $30 at Marshalls. Love them or hate them?

Pants: Express, Tank: Gap, Jacket: Nordstrom, Bootie: Marshalls, Necklace: Forever 21, Trouser: Nordstrom, Black Boots: Aerosole

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9 thoughts on “Oct. 11th, Bootie Call

  1. Wow – this outfit is a complete departure from all the other looks you have shared. I have to agree with you that it is kind of dated! The new boots look good but comfort trumps style for me everyday!

  2. Megan, I am inspired by your blog every day. I can’t believe how many cute outfits you have and how great you look in them! You have encouraged me to get out of my morning walk-the-dog-clothes and put on something cute after my workouts. But, more than anything, I am inspired by what you do for our school and community, as well as how you help senior citizens in your business. You rock!

  3. I think these booties are great and could look good with your flannel and black dress outfit that you posted a couple of days ago (the one you said that you wouldn’t wear again!). I appreciate the daily posts and enjoy your blog.

    • Thank you so much for your comment! I know, this jacket is a weird one. It’s actually Free People, which to me makes it hip and young, yet the style is so boxy and dated. I can’t decide how I feel about it.

  4. I think the jacket is great – it looks a lot like Tory Burch’s new line of tweedy-style/chanel inspired jackets. I love the boots, too, but i am trying to decide about socks/pants and how to make that work perfectly. They would be really cute with tights and a skirt, too. I want them! Your page has TOTALLY inspired me to dress more stylish, and I mimic your outfits all of the time! (-:

  5. I love the concept here, I would add a bright scarf to the look, maybe in red. Consider some shiny gold toned bangles or a watch too, they’re like a bright and will take the whole thing from looking too dark. I hope you threw on some bright lipstick too! I’m loving adding a pop of color via my lips. I’m planning on doing some posts about super bright lipsticks and the different mediums you can wear them in (stain, gloss, matte and creme)

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