Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world…

And with no further ado, I present to you… my new red ankle boots!

These boots came in my last Trunk Club box, and I knew the second I saw them, they were going to earn a spot in my closet. I have so many neutral boots, but nothing in a bold color. Red is one of my favorite ways to pop a neutral outfit, so these boots were meant to be mine.

They have a rather high, narrow shaft, so they’re hard to wear with skinny jeans. If I cuff them above the boot shaft, it shortens the line of the leg, and if I try to tuck the jeans into the boots, they get bunchy. After trying those options without much luck, I decided pairing them with straight or bootcut leg pants is my best bet, so I styled them with dark wash bootcut jeans, a black tank, and a taupe moto jacket for a fun fall date night look.

We’ll talk more about those booties in a minute, but I also want to mention this lace trim tank. Believe it or not, this piece is from Stella & Dot. Yes, they have clothes now!!! Actually, they’ve had clothes for a while, but I hadn’t ordered any until now. I love this top for so many reasons.

Basically, it has the dressier vibe of a cami with the comfort of a tank top. The straps are wide enough to cover a regular bra, and it doesn’t dip down low in the back, so it feels more modest than some camis that I’ve tried.

I also prefer this fabric to the silky cami fabric because it drapes nicely, which I find to be more slimming. For size reference, I’m wearing the small, and it’s a little big on me. I’m hoping it shrinks up some in the wash, but I didn’t dare exchange it for an XS.

This jacket is from last year, but they have a new version for 2018 that I really love. I shared in my newsletter yesterday that my daughter tried it on at the mall the other day, and she fell in love with the burgundy. It also comes in a brown and a tan.

The collar of the new one is really nice — it’s collarless in the back and then has the notch collar on the front, giving it that moto vibe without all the bulk in your neck.

For size reference, I recommend sizing up in this jacket if you run in between sizes because I wear the medium.

I love how the red boots pop against the rest of this neutral outfit. Look at the heel on these… I love the shape, and I’m glad they covered the heels with leather rather than doing a stacked heel. Also, they’re 3 1/4 inches, so not as high as some.

I did size up half in these — or that’s what my Trunk Club stylist sent me, rather. I usually wear size 8 in Vince Camuto booties, but I think with the pointy toe, the 8 1/2 is the better fit in these. I will also have to wear socks with these, because the shaft is kind of stiff, and they hurt my shin as I walked. I’m sure socks will solve that, and they will help keep me warm too, so bonus!

The jacket has silver hardware, so I wore my silver Kendra Scott diamond shaped drop earrings from the #NSale and a Stella & Dot charm necklace.

My jeans are from Express, so they’re a great price, and I really like the fit too.

Finally, I carried my black satchel with the silver hardware, although I really like the idea of this handle clutch for this going-out look.

booties // similar jacket // tank // bootcut jeans // bag (clutch option) // necklace // earrings // bracelet

photo credit: Alison Cornell

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