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Holidays 2019 shoe wardrobe

holidays 2019 shoe wardrobe

Holidays 2019 shoe wardrobe from top: black suede tall boots / black stamped croc western booties / black patent pumps (old, similar here) / charcoal western style booties / Gucci platform sneakers / black high heel booties /

I’m wearing a lot of shoes this holiday 2019 season! That’s because in addition to my normal wardrobe, there will be parties to attend; which means I must have party-ready shoes!

For the 2019 holiday season, I am bringing back my charcoal western style booties from fall 2018, pulling my black patent pumps from my closet (roughly ten years old), and continuing to wear my Gucci platforms, and high heel booties, from the fall season. In addition, I will also wear my adidas Superstar sneakers; but they are not pictured here because I wear them so much you really don’t need to see pictures of them; they are well worn! haha

This holiday season, I added a pair of tall suede boots, and a pair of stamped croc booties to my shoe wardrobe. Those are the only new shoes for the season. I love having shoes in my closet which can be re-worn year-after-year. These charcoal western style booties are super comfortable, and offer a classic style which has longevity in my closet. Of course the Gucci sneakers also have longevity, and will be worn until they wear out!

A classic pair of pumps is always a closet must-have! These patent pumps have served me well over the years, and will continue to serve me well for many years to come! If you don’t have an investment pair of classic pumps, what are you waiting for? Snap a pair up! You won’t be sorry.

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The high heel booties pictured here have also turned into a closet staple for me. They are great for dressing up casual looks, or adding some sass to dressier outfits. They are super affordable, and a must-have right now!

Black boots are a must as well. This black suede pair will carry me from the holiday season into the winter season. It’s good to have a pair of classic tall boots on hand; especially in black!

I could not resist this pair of black stamped croc booties. They are classic with a twist. I am looking forward to elevating my holiday looks with them!

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What are planning to wear on your feet this holiday season?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

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Printed skirt with a painted story

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Pictured: Sunglasses: Chanel / Earrings: Kendra Scott / Lipstick: c/o Dolce & Gabbana Dolce Rosa / Tee shirt: Halogen (old, also love this one) / Cuff: H & M (under $5!) / Handbag: Givenchy (similar under $400 here) / Skirt: Alice + Olivia / Nail Polish: Chanel Canotier / Shoes: Prada (similar under $300 here, and under $100 here)

I usually shy away from non-traditional prints, but when I saw this printed skirt by Alice + Olivia which appears to have a colorful painting on it, I decided I needed it in my life. The scene on the skirt appears to be vintage architecture in colorful Havana.  The only sign of humans are wall paintings which also exude a vintage vibe. There is one sign of life; a lonely kitten on a balcony.

The colors are vibrant, and modern; ideal for the summer months. There is something about the print which draws me into a colorful, vintage Havana where I can escape for at least one moment. It’s as if I am the missing human; and I need to pick up the kitten, and bring her inside for safety.

After I received the skirt, and began to style it, I found if I picked up any of the colors, it took away from the skirt itself. This led me to pair it with black in order to allow the skirt to be the centerpiece of the outfit. I paired my printed skirt with a basic tee because it has been over ninety degrees here, and tee shirts are incredibly comfortable in this extreme heat.

Fashion is a form of art, so why not find something artistic which reflects your personal style? I love this printed skirt. It is a classic full, knee length skirt (on me because I am 5’4″ on someone taller it will hit higher on the thigh)  which can be styled conservatively, as I styled it, or with more va-va-voom. For example, it can be paired with a crop top and strappy sandals for more of party-ready look.

Have you ever found an artistic accessory, or article of clothing, which spoke to you? If so, please share in the comments below!

Thank you for stopping by,

XOXO

Cathy


Fun way to wear a vintage brooch

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Pictured: Sunglasses: Chanel / Lipstick: c/o Dolce & Gabbana Dolce Rosa / Earrings: Swarovski / Dress: Banana Republic / Brooch: Vintage circa 1960’s (tons of vintage brooches online here) / Nail Polish: c/o Dolce & Gabbana Antique Gold / Handbag: Chanel (similar SAVE or SPLURGE) / Shoes: Prada (old, similar here)

Have you ever wondered how to wear a vintage brooch? Or perhaps you want to wear a vintage brooch in a new, and unexpected way; so you are looking for a fun way to wear a vintage brooch. I accidentally discovered a new way to wear my coveted vintage brooch last week!

This vintage brooch was originally purchased by my Mother in the 1960’s. It is a beautiful, sparkling green brooch which shines brighter than an emerald. I have loved this brooch since I was a small child; playing dress up in my Mother’s closet. When I asked to borrow it one day in my mid-20’s, my Mom told me she doesn’t wear it anymore, and knowing how much I have always loved it, told me I could keep it! Yay! Since then, I have always treasured this brooch as if it were a million dollar piece of jewelry.

Last Thursday, I was putting on my dress, pictured above, for the Junior League Sustainer dinner. I had eaten a thousand calorie lunch that day, and was a bit bloated; or maybe I have gained weight and will not admit it. Ha! Anyway, the button at the waist was popping a bit, and I really wanted to make this outfit happen. So, instead of pinning the brooch where I would normally place a name tag, I thought it might be the perfect cover-up for the popping waist button. It worked!

Not only did the brooch hide the popping button, it added a new dimension to the outfit as a whole. I love it! I feel like I have accidentally found a new, fun way to wear a vintage brooch. I am looking forward to wearing it like a belt buckle, without hiding a popping button, on future outfits.

What is your favorite way to wear a vintage brooch?

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