Sometimes I struggle with shoes to wear to work. It’s hard to find a pair that is comfortable enough for all day wear and still on point style-wise. I have a couple pairs of trusty ballet flats but as it gets cooler I find myself wanting something that covers up my foot a bit more for warmth and also to hide my pale feet a bit (since I usually only tan for the weekends). So this year I set out to find a pair of loafers.
Last week I was browsing the Nordstrom site and came across these Sam Edelman loafers. SOLD. My favorite flats are Sam Edelman and they have held up great so I figured these would be a good choice. And when I saw that they came in black velvet with silver hardware I almost couldn’t get them in my cart fast enough. I think that combo makes them trendy, yet is still so classic. I think these run true to size/maybe a tad big. If you are in between sizes I would definitely go down. [wearing a 7.5]
I plan to wear mine with black skinny pants to the office and with jeans in the evenings and on the weekends. I have them on here with a pink stole (How fun?!), black turtleneck (Great basic! Wearing a small) and levi’s. and I cant wait to wear them with my stripe cashmere sweater soon too. I love how they will elevate a simple outfit.
If you are in the market for some loafers and want to browse a few more options then scroll through these picks:
Alrighty, and now it’s on to packing. We leave on Thursday for our trip to San Diego and LA and while I cannot wait, I am also having a hard time squeezing everything in this week to get prepped. So wish me luck. HAPPY HUMP DAY!
I had been that girl complaining that the temps weren’t feeling Fall enough around here–until this past weekend that is. It took a turn for the COLD and I dealt with it by pulling out all my favorite beanies.
I wore this look to grab coffee and then go to lunch with Ethan yesterday after we got finished with a shoot. I had forgotten how cozy and warm a beanie can be! Totally makes a difference when in the chill when it’s windy outside. If you don’t have a couple in your closet then you should change that asap! I can be pretty picky. I don’t like slouchy ones and I always make sure they have a pom pom. I get a lot of wear out of this nude one and I also keep a basic black one in heavy rotation. && I have my eye on this one. Might have to order it next!
Today is my Mom’s birthday! HBD, Pam! 🙂 We are heading home to celebrate with her tomorrow night and then we leave for CA on Thursday so it’s going to be a busy week. I can’t wait! Hope you all have a good one. ps, I have a caaaa-ute pair of shoes to share with you all on Wednesday so be on the lookout!
First off I want to share a few new bits with you all as promised on my Instastory. I am dying over these velvet heels [runs tts and comes in blush & black] and this velvet top that matches them perfectly. Also loving–these white booties. Yessss! And I think this lace cami is a wardrobe staple. Essential for layering. I also showed you all this necklace which is still in stock in green and these are the mules that I will be getting in the mail any day now that I mentioned.
&& on to this chenille sweater. Which, yes, I have shared before. But I just think it screams Fall and I have been getting lots of wear out of it so I wanted to give it another go. Up until the last couple days, it has still been super warm here in KY. So, last weekend I paired it with a mini skirt and these suede and leather black sneaks. It would also be so cute to wear with flat OTK boots instead.
So, remember when I shared a couple of my latest purchases last week? You can see the post here. But this leopard number was included and I have to say, I ended up loving it. It is a little more bold than what I usually pick up but when I saw the fur and the silver zipper I had to go for it. It was time to add a little leopard back into the mix! && I was so happy to see that J.Crew finally has some swoon worthy items back on their site. I haven’t bought anything from them in years but I think they have made a little turn around and stepped up to the plate this year.
A faux fur vest is definitely something you should have a couple of for Fall! I decided I wanted this one over-sized so I ordered up and I love the fit. [wearing a small] However, if I wanted more of a normal fit then an xs would have been plenty big so just keep that in mind. It is 20% off if you buy today too–woohoo! I am super tempted to get it in this solid color as well. I die over that vivid burgundy color this season.
&& I love how it pairs with all the neutrals I wear! I layered it with this super soft grey sweater here because, well, I haven’t taken it off much lately. I am wearing it tons! [wearing US4 (0-2)]
Yesterday I thought it was Thursday allllllll day. So, I am glad we’ve finally made it to Friday Eve. Bring on the TGIT line up of shows!
A hard (but very rewarding cycling class), a good bowl of turkey chili and some HBO–last night didn’t shape up to be a bad one at all! I am in full on fall mode.
Which means I have had my eyes peeled for some good neutral sweaters to add to my closet. In my book, there’s nothing better than a good grey sweater! It makes me oh so happy. && this one does not disappoint. It’s basic enough to layer with and has enough detailing to be worn alone. The material is really soft and not itchy at all. Perfect to be worn during the week to work or on the weekends when you just want to be casual & cozy. [wearing a US 4]
&& you all–this scarf… is BACK! It was my very fave last year so I was thrilled to see that it was back in stock. It’s oversized, SOOOO soft, under $50 and comes in great neutral shades. I highly suggest you grab one. You can thank me later! 😉 ps, I have my eye on this one for my next scarf purchase.
Here’s a couple more perrrrfect grey options from Nordstrom:
Ethan and I went to the movies a couple weekends ago. We hadn’t been in ages and now I am already ready to go back. I swear there’s nothing that compares to it in terms of “checking out”. When we sit and watch tv at home we are always multitasking–working on a blog post/writing emails/checking our phones. When we go to the movies we sit and focus only on the movie and the chocolate covered raisins and the wine. (Ok, maybe the last two are specific to only me, but you get the point, ha) The best part? We leave fully relaxed! And the recliners they have now don’t hurt either! So, have you all seen any good ones recently? I need a recommendation. 🙂