Clothed with Grace: Skirts and Booties?

Friday, November 15, 2013

Skirts and Booties?

I feel like I haven't updated you all on my life lately with my recent series, so here's some random updates for you:
  1. I'm pretty sure I've eaten my weight in candy since Halloween. It's ridiculous, people.
  2. I've determined I'm the worst coffee maker of all time, I swear I get a mouthful of coffee grounds on a daily basis.  It can't be rocket science, why do I have such a hard time with that darn filter?!?
  3. Fall TV!  Can I just tell you how excited that I am that Ted's finally going to get to How He Met Your Mother.  Love that show!
  4. When you get to leave work at 3:40 but end up having to stay until 5:00 to work with kids who think homework is optional it gets old pretty fast. As in, holy smokes this is going to be a long year!
  5. I'm still on the hunt for new brown riding boots, anyone see any real leather ones they love that are under $150? I tried these one's on, but they bunched at the ankle.  I really want these, but I'm pretty sure my husband is going to tell me to keep dreaming....
  6. I have a bunch of pinned outfits I'm chomping at the bit to try next week, stay tuned!
Now to my outfit: Recently my blogging friend Inge asked what I thought about booties with skirts, I honestly wasn't sure, because it hadn't tried it. I decided to give it a try today and love the result. I feel like the booties give the outfit a more casual edge then a traditional heel does. I think the casualness of the cardigan helps make the combo work too, and I'm not going to lie, this might give me a slight case of Buy All The Booties!

Also, have you entered my sponsor's giveaway for an Old Navy gift card yet?

 






Cardigan: Loft $5 (thrifted) similar
Top: Target $20 similar
Skirt: Loft $40 c/o Chippmunk same
Belt: Kohl's $1.5
Necklace: Stella and Dot same
Bracelets: Moxie , Renegade Stella and Dot
Boots: Wanted $29 (via eBay) similar / same in black

34 comments:

  1. Love the sparkle and fall colors (what a great find that cardigan was)! Happy Friday!!

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  2. Love that Cardi.
    I have the most luck with boots from Nine West. You can check out the ones I have listed in this post
    http://beautystyleandgrowth.blogspot.com/2013/11/winter-vest-and-teal-skinnies.html

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  3. Skirts and booties totally work when styled like this! The skirt and cardigan are fabulous!

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  4. Super cute!! I need to get a pair of booties that color. I have black ones and I just end up looking cut off in them with a skirt. I think it's because I'm so pale :-)

    ~Cheryl
    http://snaps-of-ginger.blogspot.com/

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  5. I've been wanting to try the booties + skirt look for fall, too. But I think the booties I have are too wide at my ankle (or just hit at the wrong spot?) for this to look right on me. Hmm...I guess the solution is shopping for new booties? I guess that's not SO bad. :)

    On the Daily Express

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  6. You look gorgeous! I'm jealous that you can eat so much candy and not gain weight! I had to put myself on a diet/exercise program after halloween!

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  7. I'm also on the hunt for riding boots that are real leather, won't bunch at the ankle, and are around the price range too! It's proving to be really challenging though...so let me know if you find any!
    I LOVE this outfits! It's one of my favorites of yours ever :) Your embellished cardigan is simply adorable, and I love booties with skirts because like you said, it makes them a little more casual and relaxed!

    ~Jacy

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  8. I love all the sparkly and rich looking parts of this outfit. The jewels on your pockets really accent your necklace well and I love the print on your skirt with the lace top. Gorgeous outfit! I keep debating on getting those booties in black. So cute!

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  9. I love all the sparkle in this outfit! I got my leather riding boots from Nordstrom last year from their B.P. line. I'm not sure if they still have them, but I think I only paid $89 for them thanks to a sale.

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  10. Your outfit looks fierce! Love those shoes :)
    xo TJ

    http://www.hislittlelady.com

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  11. I have been wanting to try this look too. I just bought some new booties and am figuring out what looks best. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Have a great week-end.

    Pia
    pjmscloset.blogspot.ca

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  12. Oh, good to know! This totally works!! Also, the colors going on here are just perfection. And I hear ya about staying after school. We technically get out at 2:50. So leaving at 5 is no fun.

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  13. I love skirts and booties! Especially the glitter on your booties!

    http://kacieskloset.blogspot.com/

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  14. I just love this skirt! And I've been wearing booties all fall, yet I don't have any cute ones with sparkles!

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  15. I love the glitter on your boots and I think that booties with skirts is a great match! I tried it with tights last week and loved the look. You always look so put together! Susan

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  16. I'm crazy excited about HIMYM, too! And I'm loving the booties/skirt combo, it's the perfect casual touch!

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  17. Love the combo of this skirt and booties
    Brett

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  18. Nordstrom - Sam Edelman Penny is about 130$.
    Do you read pinterest told me to blog? It's great!
    Love your blog, too!

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  19. I love the metallic look of your Jacquard Skirt. Great styling. =)

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  20. Double Filters in the coffee pot! I always get a mouthful of coffee grinds when I make it myself too! Love the outfit, hadn't thought about booties and skirts!

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  21. $5 for that cardigan? You've gotta be kidding me. Please take me thrifting. I love everything, absolutely everything, about this outfit.

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  22. I've never tried wearing booties with a skirt, but I love the way it looks on you! Maybe I'll give it a go with some tights this weekend...

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  23. I never thought of wearing booties in anything but a casual outfit, but I really like how this turned out! Sorry to hear about your pesky students. I guess one perk of teaching college students is that I only have to deal with them for a semester!

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  24. I saw this outfit on Instagram Ginny and I loved it! That is such a pretty sweater and I love the skirt and statement necklace too! I haven't tried booties with anything other than a casual outfit, but I think you rocked this look:)!

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  25. I just had to replace my old pair of black boots - I bought this pair and love them! They have a few colors and are marked down to just under $150.

    http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/enzo-angiolini-ellerby-boot-nordstrom-exclusive/3482747

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  26. Love your outfit and i love booties with dresses and skirts. Sorry that you have to stay late at school. That sucks. Hopefully things will get better soon. And yes Halloween candy is evil!!!!!!!!

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.com

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  27. Ahhhh I LOVE this outfit! I love the subtle pattern mixing of the top & skirt! Subtle but super interesting. And the detail on the pocket of the cardigan makes the whole look so cute. I've been looking for booties like yours! I'm pretty sure that color and design would go with almost any outfit. Looks great, Ginny!

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  28. I just love everything about this outfit! The booties are spectacular! I went on a Buy All the Booties binge last year, so much so that the husband put me on a boot ban (it was a sad time.) The texture and pattern mixing in your outfit is so fab plus the pops of bling! Great!
    -Carylee
    morepom.blogspot.com

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  29. I've told you before, but I love that cardi and the bits of bling. And I have to admit, I make some darn good coffee - but I don't drink a bit of the stuff myself!

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  30. this is too cute! i really love the skirt!

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  31. Clarks Plaza Pug tan boots are very pretty in real life. The online pictures do not do them justice. Amazon (and Macys) has them for under $150 depending on size.

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  32. Those sparkle booties are adorable!!!

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  33. Really nice look - love the top and navy/brown together! Very chic.

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  34. that sweater. i think i'm gonna die. it's so beautiful. and you thrifted it!!

    xo nicole
    writeslikeagirlblog.com

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