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Fall 2019 shoe wardrobe

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Fall 2019 shoes from top left: black high heels booties / snakeskin booties (color sold out, also love these) / brown cowgirl boots / Gucci sneakers /

Temperatures may be a bit warm outside, but that doesn’t mean I can’t get my fall 2019 shoe game on point! This fall 2019 season, I am all about booties and sneakers. I am still in love with athleisure, so I have two pairs of sneakers I love to wear on the streets of Silicon Valley; as opposed to the gym. Of course I still wear my adidas Superstar sneakers, but when I am feeling a bit more “fashion-y,” these Gucci platform sneakers are my go-to.

One of the big trends in shoes this fall 2019 season is the hybrid sneaker. We are looking at sneakers that double as hiking boots, or sneakers which could also be creepers; and more! Sneakers for fall 2019 will often feature platforms, lug soles, high tops with faux fur lining, and other odd features we do not normally see in sneaks. This Gucci pair offers just enough hybrid sneaker trend, without being too avant-garde. I like to jump into trends with an understated vibe.

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These black, high heel booties are great for dressier looks, or just amping up a pair of jeans for a night out on the town. They are classic and chic, love!

Animal prints are always huge for fall, but for fall 2019, snakeskin is where it’s at in footwear. Look for snakeskin footwear everywhere! I love snakeskin on booties, so this pair is a current favorite of mine. The snakeskin is sold out, but the same brand has a similar pair, with the same snakeskin print leather, online here.

Lastly, the western trend is still going strong, so a pair of low cowgirl boots called my name this season. These brown cowgirl boots will be great with skinny jeans, skirts, and dresses. I am in love with the contrasting wooden heel; plus they are really comfortable. I might live in them this fall!

Shop my fall 2019 shoe wardrobe online:

These shoes will be going to New York Fashion Week with me next week, so stay tuned to see how I style them! You can see the snakeskin booties here, and the black ones here.

Which shoes are you hoping to add to your fall wardrobe this year?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

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Icy sidewalk-proof boots for easy walking

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pictured: cozy faux fur boots with lug sole (on major sale and in three colors) /

It’s that time of year when the sky could be blue, yet the sidewalks are filled with ice; sometimes invisible ice! This means if we wear a pair of shoes or boots with a smooth sole, we could spontaneously slip and fall. Ouch!

The best defense against icy sidewalks, is a lug sole. Unfortunately, many retailers don’t separate their lug sole shoes and boots in their category filter sections online, making sorting out the smooth soles from the ice-proof soles, difficult and time consuming. I have even tried typing “lug sole” into the search box of many retailers’ websites only to yield two or three pairs of shoes in the search results. There are way more then two or three pairs of lug sole shoes and boots on the market-or in stock! C’mon, retailers, get it together!

So, in order to make finding a fabulous pair of boots for winter with a lug sole (which is icy sidewalk-proof) easy for you,  I assembled a few of my favorite pairs from around the web that offer both flat and heeled styles. Now, you can look fabulous without falling while you walk down the street! Love that!

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Have you ever slipped on an icy sidewalk? I slipped once in a cross-walk and some guy laughed at me, it was so embarrassing! I never attempted to wear a smooth sole in icy conditions ever again. Slipping on ice hurts!! I’m so thankful for the invention of the lug sole; and the fact that so many brands and designers offer a lug sole on fabulous boots and shoes with a heel! This 5’4″ girl needs some height! Bring me all the heels! haha

What are your favorite styles of icy sidewalk-proof boots or shoes for the winter season?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy


Jambu boots and a fun surprise

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pictured: Jambu Rimini boots in black /

How cute are these booties from Jambu! I love my Jambu Rimini booties in black. I wear them all the time. They are so perfect for everyday wear; plus these booties are super comfy-love that! So, this is why I am really excited to announce a giveaway!

I have partnered with Jambu to giveaway a fabulous $150 gift certificate to Jambu.com so you too can enjoy these booties; or any shoe you want from their website. Love!

In order to enter to win a fabulous $150 gift certificate to Jambu.com, please visit my Instagram page and enter to win the giveaway!

To enter, all you have to do is follow both me, @BayAreaFashionista and Jambu @Jambuandco, like the post, and tag two of your friends who love shoes too! Then, we will choose one winner at random and that winner will receive a $150 gift certificate to Jambu.com. Loving this!

*Please note, this giveaway is for residents of the United States only. You must be 18 years or older to enter. This giveaway is not affiliated with Instagram and no purchase is necessary to enter. Giveaway term starts December 13, 2018 and end at 11:59pm PST on December 17, 2018. Winner will be notified via Instagram DM by December 19, 2018.

You can find the Instagram to enter on right here.

Thank you for all your support and good luck!

XOXO

Cathy

*thank you Jambu for sponsoring this post, all thoughts and opinions are my own

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