Good Monday morning, friends! I’m so excited for the holiday weekend coming up! We put up our first Christmas tree yesterday, and it’s so lovely. I’ve never decorated before Thanksgiving before, but I’m really enjoying the view from my office, and it’s definitely helping me get in the spirit for putting together gift guides and holiday outfits for the blog! I also love sitting in the dark by the light of the tree in the wee hours of the morning doing my devotions, so I’m all for getting an extra week of enjoyment out of my efforts!
Today I’m teaming up with Nordstrom to style a casual outfit that was inspired by these Lucky Brand Yakeena Zip Wedge Booties in a rich beet red suede. Update: these are similar and currently in stock.
These booties actually come in several colors, but I fell in love with deep red. Most of my boots and booties are neutrals, so it’s fun to play around with a color for a change. I love how the deep red compliments the dark color palette in this outfit, but I’ve found that it also works with so many other colors in my closet. It makes a great contrast against lighter neutrals, and it can compliment certain shades of pink as well.
These have a flattering tapered, stacked wedge that is the perfect height for walking comfortably. In fact, I wore these one night a few weeks ago and walked all over the largest mall on the east coast. I think I covered 5 miles, and they felt great. My only issue was, I didn’t wear socks, so I did manage to get a couple of blisters. Lesson learned!!! (I recommend a low sock with these so it isn’t visible.)
I was drawn to the fun asymmetrical topline and the rugged finish on the suede. I also love these booties for a lower heel.
I love shopping at Nordstrom for shoes. They carry so many brands at a wide variety of price points, and I know I say it every time, but the free shipping and free returns can’t be beat. When I’m unsure of a size, I order both and return the ones that don’t fit. Easy peasy!
Also, you may not know this, but they take returns for up to 6 months after your purchase, so there’s no rush to get to the post office. I love that. Yes, they’re paying me to say nice things about them, but I would say all these things anyway and have many times before I started working with them. Their customer service far surpasses any other retailer that I’ve dealt with.
I’m also excited to share this turtleneck with you because let’s face it, a girl can never have too many black sweaters, and this one by Caslon is super soft and cozy. It’s that really soft, stretchy knit that you just want to cuddle up in on a cold winter day.
I’m always looking for sweaters that have some extra details, and this one is full of them — like the ribbed texture on the shoulders and sides and the split step hem.
I also like how the turtleneck has a bit of a drape. It’s not a cowl neck, but it does drape in a flattering way so it exposes some of your neck. I don’t like tight turtlenecks, and this one is perfect, in my opinion. It has a relaxed fit, so I’m wearing a small. It also comes in ivory, grey, and plum.
These are the DL1961 Emma Power Legging Jeans in the Token wash. I’ve been singing the praises of the Emma skinnies for years, and this super saturated indigo wash is flattering and perfect for so many occasions because you can dress them up or down. For a less expensive pair, these Wit and Wisdom Stretch Denim Skinny Jeans come highly recommended and are just $64.
I finished off the outfit with a blingy pendant. I felt like the sweater could use some bling to break up all of the black, but I’m such a plain Jane that I’ll probably wear it without a necklace more often than not. I also carried my Clare V leopard print clutch.
I love how the red booties amp up an otherwise basic outfit, and the leopard clutch is fun for added interest.
Be sure to visit Cyndi and see the winter outfit she’s styling today!
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