Shopping My Closet
December 18, 2017

Outfits lately

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

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

Collared sweater | white pants | nude sandals |  www.shoppingmycloset.com

Navy collared sweater (here or here)

White trousers – J.Crew

Nude block sandals – Merona

Black bow back dress | silver & gold shimmery heels |  www.shoppingmycloset.com

Black bow back dress – Kate Spade (similar {68% off – only $32!}}, similar)

Silver lace heels – Jimmy Choo (budget friendly {2 colors})

Red striped t-shirt | red bow flats | www.shoppingmycloset.com

Striped red & blue long sleeve tee – Old Navy {only $9 – 8 colors}

Red bow flats – Ferragamo (budget friendly)

Leopard clutch | striped yellow shirt | trench coat | navy floral skirt | www.shoppingmycloset.com

Leopard clutch – H&M (similar, similar)

Yellow striped tee – J.Crew (similar {only $12}, similar {only $12})

Short trench coat – J.Crew (similar, similar))

Navy floral skirt – J.Crew (similar, similar)

Blue button front shirt | white jeans | colorblock heels |  www.shoppingmycloset.com

Blue 2 way button front cross shirt – Helmut Lang (similar, similar)

White jeans – J.Crew

Colorblock heels – Sole Society (similar, similar)


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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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November 9, 2017

Slouchy boots starting at $59

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Move over leg hugging boots – slouchy boots are here. Earlier in the year, they were on all the major runways. These boots are flexible by design and go well with skinny pant silhouettes. But, that’s not all – consider pairing them with a form fitting sweater dress to contrast the proportions. I’ve rounded up boots of all heights and colors with prices starting at $59 and all are under $200!


SHOP THE LOOK:

ONE {3 colors}

TWO {vegan leather; only $80}

THREE {can fold down back part of slouch}

FOUR {3 colors}

FIVE {4 colors}

SIX {50% off & 2 colors}

SEVEN {5 colors}

EIGHT {under $100 & 2 colors}

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August 24, 2017

Style: embroidered boots

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Embroidered boots | see all the picks at www.shoppingmycloset.com

When considering a statement shoe for the fall, look no further than the embroidered boot. Whether it’s a small floral detail or a full brocade, you’ll be seeing plenty of this trend in the coming months. Pair these colorful boots with a monochrome look to let your shoes do all the talking or neutrals to enhance the vibrant color on these beauties.


SHOP THE LOOK:

1. Mixed brocade embroidered boots

2. Pink floral boots

3. Black with yellow floral embroidered boot

4. Navy and grey floral embroidered boots

5. Pink cherry blossom boots

6. Black boot with yellow and white florals

7. Gold embroidered boot

8. Red rose boot (available here or here)

9. Red multi floral embroidered boot

10. Yellow and pink embroidered boot

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July 27, 2017

On sale: nude / beige shoe staples

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Shoe staples on sale | see all the picks at www.shoppingmycloset.com

Sale season is upon us. With the looming end of summer and start of fall, there’s a lot that’s up for grabs for great prices. A nude-colored shoe is a must have in my closet because it goes with everything. And, I’ve found a variety of them for all under $100. I’m loving the gold accent on this pair and also, the perforation on these booties. Black, grey and brown boots are complete in my closet but I need a nude pair – I’m eyeing this pair. Which pair(s) are you buying?

Lace up heels / sandals: 1 {45% off} // 2 {under $50 and 3 colors} // 3 {40% off} // 4 {40% off and 2 colors}

Boots: 5 {$80 off and 3 colors} // 6 {$80 off and 4 colors} // 7 {3 colors} // 8 {50% off}

Heels: 9 {$27 off} // 10 {33% off and 3 colors} // 11 {50% off} // 12 {50% off and under $40}

Booties: 13 {40% off} // 14 {$68 off} // 15 {30% off} // 16 {30% off}

Casual: 17 {40% off and 3 colors} // 18 {33% off} // 19 {50% off, under $50, and 3 colors} // 20 {25% off}

Mule flats: 21 {$108 off} // 22 {$84 off and 3 colors} // 23 {33% off and 3 colors} // 24 {35% off and 3 colors}

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