Shopping My Closet
December 14, 2017

How to: tips for buying & styling over the knee (OTK) boots

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How to pick over the knee (OTK) boots | see the picks (all budgets) on www.shoppingmycloset.com

Over-the-knee boots are a necessity during the fall and winter seasons. It adds a second skin to keep you warm but also is a fashionable way to do so! If you’re looking to pick up a pair (or two) of over-the-knee boots, here are some tips for what to consider before purchasing and things to look for to make the look flattering and functional:
(1) Materials make a difference – are you looking for natural or synthetic? Keep in mind if you’re looking for something long lasting that leather/suede will be the better option (if your budge allows)

(2) What color should you get? If you’re looking to get more wear out of your boots, opt for a neutral color (beige, black, or grey). These colors pair well with just about any other color and gives you versatility in outfits to pair it with.

(3) Determine an optimal heel height – are you planning on wearing the boots for multiple occasions? Will lots of walking be involved? That will help determine which heel high will be best suited for your lifestyle

(4) How much time are you willing to spend to take the boots on and off? Stiffer materials may take a bit of wrangling to put the boot on and off versus something more forgiving. If you’re investing in leather-derived boots, know the quality you’re getting

(5) Choose boots that hug the leg if you’re looking to create a silhouette of longer, leaner legs. Try to avoid boots that have excess material towards the top as this can create bulkier looking legs

(6) Securing the boots – tie versus elastic? How will the boots hold upright? It’s a matter of personal preference. If you want an elastic back, aim for slightly snug feeling as it will stretch with wear over time (and might become too loose). A tie back will give you flexibility to adjust the diameter whether you’re wearing the boots bare skin or over a lined pair of skinny jeans. Before purchasing, make sure you sit, stand, and walk in the boots to test out if the shaft will be secure or if you’ll end up pulling up your boots all day!

(7) Height matters. Proportion is key – petite ladies will want to opt for a shaft that hits just above the knee.

(8) Aim for a certain look. Are you looking to wear over-the-knee boots to the office? Pair it with a knee length pencil skirt for a sophisticated feel. Looking for a casual feel? Pair with leggings or skinny jeans and an oversized top as a way to play with proportions. A night on the town? Create a slightly provocative look by pairing with a hemline that skirts the top of the boots by a hair or go all out with a mini skirt.


SHOP THE LOOK:

ONE {only $44 & 3 colors}

TWO {2 colors}

THREE {over $90 off & 4 colors}

FOUR {love the metallic accent}

FIVE

SIX {50% off (only $74) & 4 colors}

SEVEN {50% off!}

EIGHT {50% off & 6 colors}

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December 6, 2017

Burgundy cardigan & grey jeans outfit // Style Me Wednesday

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Burgundy longline cardigan | white long sleeve t-shirt | grey distressed jeans | grey d'orsay flats | black wallet on chain | see the full look at www.shoppingmycloset.com #casualoutfit

Burgundy longline cardigan | white long sleeve t-shirt | grey distressed jeans | grey d'orsay flats | black wallet on chain | see the full look at www.shoppingmycloset.com #casualoutfit

Burgundy longline cardigan | white long sleeve t-shirt | grey distressed jeans | grey d'orsay flats | black wallet on chain | see the full look at www.shoppingmycloset.com #casualoutfit

Burgundy longline cardigan | white long sleeve t-shirt | grey distressed jeans | grey d'orsay flats | black wallet on chain | see the full look at www.shoppingmycloset.com #casualoutfit

Burgundy longline cardigan | white long sleeve t-shirt | grey distressed jeans | grey d'orsay flats | black wallet on chain | see the full look at www.shoppingmycloset.com #casualoutfit

Call me a little confused but isn’t it December? The weather over the weekend seemed to suggest otherwise (70s!) – not that I’m complaining. With the start of the fall season, I knew I wanted to add some burgundy sweaters to my wardrobe and when I saw this one on sale during the Thanksgiving holiday, into my virtual cart it went. I can’t not rave about this sweater – the color is rich (and a great color for fall), it’s tightly woven and also, has pockets! I’m eyeing some of the other colors it comes in and thinking of getting them!


SHOP THE LOOK:

Burgundy longline cardigan – BP {on sale – only $31} (similar here & here)

White long sleeve t-shirt – J.Crew (similar here {only $25} & here {50% off})

Grey distressed jeans – BP (similar here {60% off} & here)

Grey d’orsay flats – Mossimo (similar here & here)

Black wallet on chain crossbody – Tory Burch (similar here & here)


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Welcome to the weekly Style Me Wednesday fashion link-up! The Style Me Wednesday fashion blog link-up goes live every Wednesday and is meant to be a venue for you to showcase what you’re wearing or a favorite look. It’s the perfect opportunity to discover new bloggers (and friends!) and styles.

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November 30, 2017

Cold weather accessories: hats, scarves, gloves, earmuffs

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Who hates walking out of the warm house to be greeted with a blast of cold, chilly air? Keeping warm is the name of the game, and cold weather accessories will help you do just that. I’ve rounded up some hats, scarves, gloves, and earmuffs for all price points, and to help you keep warm and stylish this season!


SHOP THE LOOK:

• UNDER $25 •
Fur earmuffs | reversible checkered scarf | pink flip top gloves | burgundy beanie

• UNDER $50 •
Grey bow earmuffs | tartan scarf | beige button cuff gloves | yellow beanie

• UNDER $100 •
Earmuffs with headphones | navy pull-through scarf | black quilted gloves | pink bow beanie

• $100+ •
Cashmere & shearling earmuffs | grey chunky knit scarf | leopard leather gloves |
rust colored cashmere beanie


SHOP MORE COLD WEATHER ACCESSORIES

 
 
 

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November 27, 2017

My outfits on sale & Cyber Monday sales

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Outfits on sales & Cyber Monday 2017 deals | see all the looks and savings on www.shoppingmycloset.com

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving holiday. There have been an overwhelming number of sales since last week and today being Cyber Monday is no exception! I’ve rounded up some of my recent outfits with the key pieces that are on sale. Check back here for my continuously updated list for sales/deals for Cyber Monday. And, if you’re looking for a place to start your holiday shopping, don’t forget to check out my gift guide.

Grey hooded long cardigan (http://shopstyle.it/l/eFy2) | White and blue contrast popover shirt (http://shopstyle.it/l/eFxL) Black legging pants (http://shopstyle.it/l/eFxX) | Grey lace heels (http://shopstyle.it/l/eFx3) See the full look at www.shoppingmycloset.com

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ON SALE: Equipment contrast popover shirt (here {$65 off} or here {55% off}) | Banana Republic leggings
 

Ivory sweater with bow ties (http://fave.co/2wyz2Fh) | black belted high waisted pants (http://fave.co/2wyILLO) | see the full look at www.shoppingmycloset.com

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ON SALE: Who What Wear tie sleeve sweater | Who What Wear black trousers
 

Red lace skirt (http://fave.co/2wyV9vk) | www.shoppingmycloset.com

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ON SALE: Who What Wear red lace skirt
 

Black colorblock tote bag (http://fave.co/2wygfKj) | see the full look at www.shoppingmycloset.com

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ON SALE: Who What Wear hobo purse
 

Striped grey workout tank top (http://shopstyle.it/l/eBBK) | pink scallop workout leggings (http://shopstyle.it/l/eBz2) | see the full look at www.shoppingmycloset.com

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ON SALE: J.Crew x New Balance grey tank | J.Crew x New Balance pink leggings
 

Burgundy open front cardigan (shop here: http://fave.co/2wYwtzL) | grey striped shirt (shop here: http://fave.co/2xDzqTe) | see the full looks at www.shoppingmycloset.com

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ON SALE: Halogen burgundy longline cardigan
 

Striped black and white funnelneck shirt (buy here: http://fave.co/2gWANsg) -- Black skinny jeans (buy here: http://fave.co/2gXtAZ8) -- Red quilted purse (buy similar here: http://fave.co/2gWX1dT) -- Grey lace heels (buy here: http://fave.co/2gY9Owt) -- See all the details at www.shoppingmycloset.com

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ON SALE: J.Crew striped funnelneck shirt | J.Crew black skinny jeans
 

Piped contrast blazer (shop here: http://fave.co/2xDtY2Y) | see the full looks at www.shoppingmycloset.com

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ON SALE: Rag & Bone piped blazer
 

Piped black & white blazer | striped blue button front shirt | white pants | nude bow heels | pink & grey clutch | www.shoppingmycloset.com

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ON SALE: Rag & Bone piped blazer | Equipment striped shirt
 

Fall outfit: Pink ribbed longline cardigan | white button front shirt | black skinny jeans | beige perforated boots | see the full look at www.shoppingmycloset.com

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ON SALE: J.Crew black skinny jeans | Merona laser cut boots
 

Striped mockneck shirt | striped vest | black skinny jeans | white tennis shoes | see the full look at www.shoppingmycloset.com #falloutfit #layering #stripes #stripedvest

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ON SALE: J.Crew striped turtleneck | Adidas sneakers
 

Beige cowlneck top | plaid crop pants | nude bow heels | brown ring crossbody purse | see the full look at www.shoppingmycloset.com #falloutfit

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ON SALE: A New Day plaid pants | Who What Wear ring purse
 

Burgundy heels | see all the looks at www.shoppingmycloset.com

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ON SALE: A New Day burgundy heels
 

Camel blazer | grey turtleneck | black skinny jeans | black bow heels | leopard / black tote | see the full look on www.shoppingmycloset.com

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ON SALE: J.Crew camel blazer
 

Plaid blazer | black hoodie | grey skinny jeans | white sneakers | www.shoppingmycloset.com #falloutfit #casualoutfit

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ON SALE: A New Day plaid blazer
 

Navy blazer | pink striped sweater | white jeans | nude bow heels | www.shoppingmycloset.com #businesscasual #casual #preppy

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ON SALE: J.Crew navy blazer
 

Black ribbed cashmere cardigan | grey jeans | grey boots | see the full details on www.shoppingmycloset.com #falloutfit #grey #black

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ON SALE: Halogen cashmere sweater
 

Pink moto jacket | striped funnelneck shirt | black skinny jeans | black scallop heels | see the full look at www.shoppingmycloset.com #falloutfit

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ON SALE: Ann Taylor pink moto jacket | J.Crew striped funnelneck shirt
 

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ON SALE: Banana Republic white button front shirt | Banana Republic leggings | Mossimo pink quilted shoes
 

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November 1, 2017

Outfits lately // Style Me Wednesday

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Outfit ideas | see all the looks at www.shoppingmycloset.com

A huge roundup today of different looks posted to my Instagram. Don’t forget to follow me there for looks that don’t always make it to the blog!

Striped shirt | mint green shorts | black block sandals  | see all the looks at www.shoppingmycloset.com

Striped shirt – J.Crew (similar)

Mint green shorts – J.Crew {clearance $13!}

Black block sandals – Target

Striped lace up shirt | white jeans | scallop ballet flats  | see all the looks at www.shoppingmycloset.com

Striped lace up shirt – Old Navy (similar {under $10})

White skinny jeans – AG (love this pair from H&M for $12)

Nude scallop ballet flats – Chloe (preloved version under $200; love this suede version 40% off)

Striped tshirt  | see all the looks at www.shoppingmycloset.com

Striped t-shirts – Comme Des Garcons

Blush pink waist tie shirt | textured skirt | bow heels  | see all the looks at www.shoppingmycloset.com #pinkoutfit #workoutfit

Blush pink belted top – Halogen

Textured skirt – Banana Republic (similar)

Nude bow pump – Ferragamo [this season’s] (budget friendly {$22!})

White polka dot button front shirt | navy ruffle hem skirt | blue bow flats  | see all the looks at www.shoppingmycloset.com

White polka dot shirt – GAP (similar)

Navy ruffle hem skirt – Banana Republic (similar {only $10}, similar {in black})

Navy blue bow flats – Ferragamo (budget friendly)

Lace details  | see all the looks at www.shoppingmycloset.com

{L to R, clockwise}

Grey lace top – J.Crew

Blue lace shirt – LOFT

Beige lace peplum top – J.Crew

White lace top – GAP (similar)

Burgundy heels  | see all the looks at www.shoppingmycloset.com

Burgundy heels – Target

Ankle skinny jeans – Current/Elliott {55% off}

Striped ruffle shirt | navy ruffle hem skirt | chain purse | brown block sandals  | see all the looks at www.shoppingmycloset.com  #summeroutfit #workoutfit

Pink striped flutter sleeve top – Banana Republic (similar)

Navy ruffle hem skirt – Banana Republic (similar {only $10}, similar {in black})

Brown block sandals – Old Navy (similar) {comes in 3 colors}

Chain purse (similar) {original post}

Olive green tie front shirt | brown ring handle purse  | see all the looks at www.shoppingmycloset.com

Olive green tie front shirt – Theory {on clearance for $42!}

Cognac brown ring handle purse / crossbody {comes in black, too}

Shopping My Closet

Welcome to the weekly Style Me Wednesday fashion link-up! The Style Me Wednesday fashion blog link-up goes live every Wednesday and is meant to be a venue for you to showcase what you’re wearing or a favorite look. It’s the perfect opportunity to discover new bloggers (and friends!) and styles.

Simply follow the steps below to join Style Me Wednesday fashion link up!

STYLE ME WEDNESDAY LINK-UP GUIDELINES
1. Follow your host, Shopping My Closet, on Bloglovin’, Instagram, and Facebook

2. Link up using the widget below to your specific blog post (i.e today’s post), not your blog’s homepage

3. Grab a button to share on your blog post about Shopping My Closet’s blog link up

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