Shopping My Closet
December 14, 2016

Outfits lately // Style Me Wednesday

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Outfit round up | see all the looks at www.shoppingmycloset.com

Grey bow tie front sweater | grey lace heels | black ankle tie boots | see all the items at www.shoppingmycloset.com   @jcrew #jcrew @bananarepublic #bananarepublic

Bow tie sweater (similar {under $11}, similar)

Grey lace heels (similar {under $31}, similar)

Black ankle tie boots (similar, similar)

Navy faux-fur lined hoodie vest | pink plaid flannel | www.shoppingmycloset.com

Navy faux-fur hooded puffer vest – The Mint Julep (similar, similar)

Pink plaid flannel – Merona (similar, similar)

Burberry scarf | chambray shirt | black leggings | grey over-the-knee OTK boots | www.shoppingmycloset.com  @burberry #burberry @oldnavy #oldnavy @target #target #stuartweitzman @stuartweitzman

Burberry scarf {color: “natural white”} (similar {budget friendly!}, similar)

Chambray shirt (similar {love this color}, similar)

Black ponte pants {thicker than leggings and not see-through!} (similar, similar)

Grey over the knee OTK boots {similar, similar}

Cream sleeveless sweater | black shirtdress | chain purse | laser nude heels | www.shoppingmycloset.com  @jcrew #jcrew @whowhatwear #whowhatwear @makemechic #makemechic @valentino #valentino

Cream cable-knit sleeveless sweater {only $18 with code HOLIDAY} (similar, similar)

Black shirt dress (similar, similar)

Gold chain saddle purse (similar, similar)

Valentino laser nude heels (similar {under $60!}, similar)

Grey military-inspired sweater | kitten purse | www.shoppingmycloset.com @ragandboneny #ragandbone @colympia #charlotteolympia

Kitten purse (similar, similar)

Grey military-inspired sweater {cheapest retailer!} (similar, similar)

Grey and navy bell tie sleeve sweater | www.shoppingmycloset.com @bananarepublic #bananarepublic

Grey & navy bell tie-sleeve sweater (similar, similar)

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November 29, 2016

Review: Stuart Weitzman Lowland vs Merona Gisela over the knee boots

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Review: Stuart Weitzmand vs Merona over-the-knee boots | see the full review at www.shoppingmycloset.com

Since posting about the Stuart Weitzman Lowland over-the-knee boots and other great finds at various price points, I received some e-mails about how some of the alternatives compare to the Stuart Weitzman boots.

I own the budget friendly version from Merona (“Gisela“) as well as the Lowlands themselves. At first look, it’s hard to tell apart the two boots. The Gisela is shorter in leg length, has a slightly pointier toe box, and the only other distinguishing feature is the zipper at the foot for ease of getting in and out of the boot. The Lowlands are made from real leather compared to the Gisela which is from man-made materials. Despite this, the Gisela doesn’t feel flimsy or look cheap.

Review: Stuart Weitzmand vs Merona over-the-knee boots | see the full review at www.shoppingmycloset.com

Outer leg profile of the Merona OTK boot

Review: Stuart Weitzmand vs Merona over-the-knee boots | see the full review at www.shoppingmycloset.com

Inner leg profile of the Merona OTK boot

Review: Stuart Weitzmand vs Merona over-the-knee boots | see the full review at www.shoppingmycloset.com

Front profile of the Merona OTK boot

Review: Stuart Weitzmand vs Merona over-the-knee boots | see the full review at www.shoppingmycloset.com

Zipper detail of Merona OTK boot

Review: Stuart Weitzmand vs Merona over-the-knee boots | see the full review at www.shoppingmycloset.com

Sole of Merona OTK boot

 

The Gisela boot has a shaft height of 19.5″, calf circumference 14″, and a heel height of 1.25″. It comes in two colors: black and grey. For comparison, the Lowland has a shaft height of 24″, calf circumference 13″, a heel height of 0.75″, and is available in 7 color options (eight, if you count the all leather version).

Review: Stuart Weitzmand vs Merona over-the-knee boots | see the full review at www.shoppingmycloset.com

Front profile of the Stuart Weitzman Lowland boot

Review: Stuart Weitzmand vs Merona over-the-knee boots | see the full review at www.shoppingmycloset.com

Front profile of the Stuart Weitzman Lowland boot

Review: Stuart Weitzmand vs Merona over-the-knee boots | see the full review at www.shoppingmycloset.com

Thick sole of the Stuart Weitzman Lowland boot

 

The Gisela is definitely inspired by the Stuart Weitzman Lowland OTK boots and is a great lower price point alternative. Though it is only available in 2 colors, the colors allow you to wear it with just about anything! But, if you’re looking for a real suede boot, I truly love my Lowlands (consider it a holiday gift to yourself!).

Review: Stuart Weitzmand vs Merona over-the-knee boots | see the full review at www.shoppingmycloset.com

Side by side comparison: Merona OTK boot (L) // Stuart Weitzman OTK boot (R)

 

I put together a side-by-side comparison of the two boots to help you see the difference in sizing. Let me know if you have any questions in the comments below!

Review: Stuart Weitzmand vs Merona over-the-knee boots | see the full review at www.shoppingmycloset.com


SHOP THE LOOK:

Merona Gisela over the knee boots (under $35 with code COLD)

 

Stuart Weitzman Lowland over the knee boots

Blue color – cheapest retailer found here {sold out} here {40% off!}

Loden green color – cheapest retailer found here

Buff color – cheapest retailer found here {40% off!}

Walnut color – cheapest retailer found here

Grey color – cheapest retailer found here

Black color – cheapest retailer found here

Black leather – cheapest retailer found here

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October 27, 2016

Style: Stuart Weitzman Lowland boots & similar options starting at $39.99!

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Stuart Weitzman Lowland boots and other wallet friendly options | see all the picks at www.shoppingmycloset.com

There’s a good reason that the Stuart Weitzman Lowland boots are once of the most popular choices this season. It has a low heel and is more of a riding boot style but also has the benefit of a leg-hugging over-the-knee style. These boots are an investment for your closet but how can you deny the stretchy suede and leather footbed and slip prevention with the rubber sole? If you’re new to over-the-knee boots and want to try out the style to see if it’s for you, or if you want options that are more budget friendly, look at the round up below which starts at $39.99!

ONE {$39.99!}

TWO {under $60}

THREE (save $50 off retail), {7 color choices here}

FOUR {comes in a rich burgundy color, too!}

FIVE {33% off!}

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September 28, 2016

Fall-spiration // Style Me Wednesday

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Military-inspired green jacket | stripe shirt dress | scallop ballet flats | www.shoppingmycloset.com @target #target @joie #joie @chloefashion #chloe

Military-inspired green jacket | stripe shirt dress | scallop ballet flats | www.shoppingmycloset.com   @target #target @joie #joie @chloefashion #chloe

Military-inspired green jacket | stripe shirt dress | scallop ballet flats | www.shoppingmycloset.com   @target #target @joie #joie @chloefashion #chloe

Military-inspired green jacket | stripe shirt dress | scallop ballet flats | www.shoppingmycloset.com   @target #target @joie #joie @chloefashion #chloe

Olive green is usually a color I pull out and wear quit often during the fall season. I love the military-inspired feel of this jacket but also an updated look with the button tab sleeve details. This is a quick and easy outfit I threw together with the idea of being a little dressy while still being comfortable. Which makes this my countdown to the weekend so I can wear this look again!


SHOP THE LOOK:

Military-inspired olive jacket – Merona (similar style here & here)

Stripe shirt dress (similar style here & here {under $30})

Pink scallop flats {45% off, no tax!} (similar style here {under $20!} & here {under $50})

Shopping My Closet

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September 7, 2016

Pink & stripes // Style Me Wednesday

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Pink blazer | stripe dress | pink ankle strap heels | www.shoppingmycloset.com @target #target @joie #joie @marcfisher #marcfisher

Pink blazer | stripe dress | pink ankle strap heels | www.shoppingmycloset.com @target #target @joie #joie @marcfisher #marcfisher

Pink blazer | stripe dress | pink ankle strap heels | www.shoppingmycloset.com @target #target @joie #joie @marcfisher #marcfisher

Pink blazer | stripe dress | pink ankle strap heels | www.shoppingmycloset.com @target #target @joie #joie @marcfisher #marcfisher

Pink blazer | stripe dress | pink ankle strap heels | www.shoppingmycloset.com @target #target @joie #joie @marcfisher #marcfisher

When I am looking to make a look more put together or feel a little it more formal, a blazer is an instant go-to item. It’s easy to throw on as a layering piece and depending on the cut and structure of the blazer, can make an outfit something that’s a little bit dressy for a date night or gives you that professional feel for the workplace. This particular outfit is representative of something I’d wear going out to a night dinner with friends. For a corporate environment, I would swap the pink blazer for a black one (such as this one) and the shoes for a sleek patent pump.


SHOP THE LOOK:

Pink blazer – Merona (similar style here & here)

Stripe dress (similar style here {70% off!} & here)

Pink ankle strap pump (similar style here {run! 70% off} & here)

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


Linking up with: The Pleated Poppy / The Mummy Chronicles / Posh Classy Mom / Classy Yet Trendy / Curly Crafty Mom / Twenties Girl Style / Happiness at Midlife / Sincerely Jenna Marie / Mix & Match Fashion / JoLynne Shane / Rachel the Hat / Pink Sole / Style Nudge / Fizz & Frosting / Still Being Molly / Myriad Musings / I Do DeClaire / Walking in Memphis in High Heels / Style Elixir

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