27 February 2015

otk casual







Another post with my OTK boots! This was a fun and casual office look layering a shorter pencil skirt with a longer tunic. The taller boots are a bit unexpected, but the flat heel helps keep the proportions work appropriate (and easy to get around). With the recent warm weather I was also able to get away with a light jacket (wahoo!). I have to say, I really enjoyed this look--a perfect way to end the week and dive right into the weekend!

Shirt: Old Navy (old) | Skirt: Velvet (old) | Boots: DSW | Jacket: Gap (old) | Bag: Banana Republic (old) | Earrings: betsy & iya


25 February 2015

contrasting textures



 



A solid outfit of neutral staples is one of my go-tos. It's simple but classic, and works well for any occasion. Ever since I got this skirt last fall, I have been wanting to pair it with other cognac pieces. I haven't been brave enough to go head-to-toe cognac/camel, but I decided to pair the leather skirt with similar hued booties and my trusty bag. I added in this fuzzy sweater to provide a soft contrast to the texture of the leather. We are still very much in tights season, so no bare legs here! Though at least the snow has melted and I can safely navigate the streets with a slight heel.

Sweater: TJ Maxx (in store) | Skirt: Mango (old) | Boots: Nine West | Coat: Old Navy (old) | Bag: Banana Republic (old) | Earrings: Tiffany Kunz


18 February 2015

over the knee boots





I'm not one to jump too quick on trends, so it's no surprise that I'm just getting into over-the-knee boots. Once synonymous with Pretty Woman, the modern OTK boots range from suede to leather, from stilettos to flats. After staring at hundreds of photos on Pinterest, I decided that I liked the look enough to try it out myself. I decided that a suede boot was more luxurious than a full leather boot (and helped differentiate it from the Pretty Woman look). I also thought adding a grey boot into my collection would diversify my outfits. Enter these boots from DSW--on sale for just under $50 it hit all of my marks, especially price! After having them for a few weeks now, the jury is in: I wear them all the time! I love the flat boot, and think it helps tone down the overall look. Be prepared to see them in a few upcoming posts--they are actually quite versatile!

What are your thoughts on over-the-knee boots?

Dress: ZARA (old) | Boots: DSW Unisa | Bag: Banana Republic (old) | Earrings: betsy & iya