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Fall Booties for All

Although I no longer have the school semester to go back to school shopping (and yes, it’s been quite awhile), I still get excited at the beginning of the fall when I can start hunting for the perfect shoes to get me through the colder months.  I have been seeing a ton of adorable booties recently and am definitely planning on getting a few pairs in the coming weeks.

If you are on the bootie hunt too, here are a few cute selections I came across.

Vince Camuto Grayson

I love a basic nubuck style bootie.  These will pair perfectly with a pair of jeans and a boyfriend shirt for a preppy casual weekend look.  A friend of mine has a similar pair and I am jealous every time I see her wear them.  A must have for me this fall.

Asos Ambush Ankle Boots

Since I live in a walking city, I always try to find boots with medium height heels that will allow me to walk more than two blocks.  These black suede booties have a great heel height and an added pop of chic with the gold embellishment on the toe.

Aldo Brackney Ankle Boot

I have been on a navy kick for the last year.  I love the color of these booties and would love to pair them with a simple black tube dress and a pair of black tights.

Jimmy Choo Lane Bootie

Every girl needs a pair of booties to covet and I heart these Jimmy Choo Lane Booties.  The v shaped cut down the front is sexy and sleek, and I am dying to get my paws on a pair.  Sigh.

Fall Jewel Tones

As we head into Labor Day weekend, I can’t help but wonder where the summer went?  Between a crazy work schedule and a few summer getaways, June has slipped into September, and sandals are giving way to boots and ballet flats.  Although summer weather lasts in DC until October, I am already getting excited for some fresh fall finds.  I’m not quite ready to give up my sandals and wedges, but it may be time to start embracing some of the beautiful fall jewel tones.  Oxblood and teal are high on my list of must have colors this autumn, and I can’t wait to get my hands on some great patterned scarves and a pair of colored booties.  I’m also still craving leather, and these leather paneled leggings from J.Crew are perfect for a fall day.

Fall Jewel Tones
Fall Jewel Tones featuring leather hobo purses

Playing with Pleather Part Two

Playing with Pleather Part Two
Playing with Pleather Part Two featuring fendi ring

Haute Hippie silk top
marissacollections.com

H M skater skirt
$23 – hm.com

J Crew j crew
jcrew.com

Fendi ring
yoox.com

Gucci eyewear
$355 – profilefashion.com

Playing with Pleather

Playing with Pleather
Playing with Pleather featuring leather shoes

Weekending

It’s been a crazy few weeks so I decided to plan a casual weekend.  I got in some yoga on Saturday morning and then headed over to the MidCity Sidewalk Sale.  The stores were packed, and while I was happy to see that it has become such a  popular event, it did make it harder to look around as much as I had wanted to.  Miss Pixies was having a 20% off sale, and I spotted some Lucite chairs that I am still drooling over.

Batch 13 was hosting some cool liquor tastings.  While I’m not normally a big gin drinker, I fell in love with Barr Hill Gin.  They add raw honey after the distillation process, and it tastes amazing.  I definitely need to get a bottle and plan an end of summer party.  I also checked out Current Boutique on my continued hunt for a dress to wear to my 10 year college reunion (I still can’t believe it has been 10 years).  I didn’t fall in love with anything, but I was impressed that they were serving Chambord and cookies to their customers.  A very chic touch.

cookies and chambord

I spent the rest of the weekend running errands and watching my new favorite Netflix series, “Orange is the New Black.”  During my trip to Trader Joe’s I found some gorgeous locally grown flowers.  I always try to have bouquets of fresh cut flowers in my home.

Pom Pom and Pink Bouquet

I had enough flowers leftover from the first bouquet to make a smaller one for the foyer.  I love a fresh pop of flowers when I enter the house.  It makes me feel like I’m bringing some of the outside, inside.

Purple Pom Pom Flowers

Work has been pretty crazy this last month, and my poor skin has been looking dry and dehydrated.  I decided to make a homemade face mask with avocado and raw honey.  Raw honey acts as a natural antiseptic and helps heal and soothe irritated skin.  It can also help with acne.  Avocado is also great with helping to soothe and moisturize your skin.  For this recipe, just mix a ripe avocado with raw honey until it turns into a paste-like consistency.    And yes…this went on my face.

Avocado and honey

I spent the rest of my Sunday evening working on this multi-chain, multi-tone statement necklace.  I used to be very against mixing gold and silver, but it’s started to grow on my in the last year.  I’m hoping to get this necklace done in the next week and up on my Etsy store.

bling bling necklace 2

I hope you had a nice, calm weekend too.  Happy August!

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