Turquoise Ankle Strap Heels

 

I’ve never owned a pair of shoes from Adrienne Vittadini, but I snagged this “Neni” pump (available in 5 colors) from DSW’s clearance section for a steal! I was stoked to find out DSW sometimes does sales where they take an additional % off of the already twice reduced clearance prices. I have a feeling I’ll be going back when they offer a sale like that again!

I used to avoid ankle strap heels as my ankles are – let’s just say sturdy – and I’d always heard that they visually shorten the leg. While that may be true, I LOVE this pair! Isn’t the scallop detail adorable?

Luckily the height of these heels is manageable. I just can’t wear anything higher than 3.5-3.75 inches for very long. Comfort is too important to me. And hobbling around in pain or because you feel like you’re wearing stilts is just not a good look. Not to mention it makes it hard to feel confident. Wearing clothes confidently is imperative for looking stylish!

My dress is older and no longer available, but have you checked out the Eva Mendes Collection from New York & Company? There are some seriously cute pieces! And they are quite affordable. This blouse and matching skirt caught my eye. I’ve never really bought matching separates, but I can see how it would allow for tons of styling options.

I’m not usually one to go for boldly patterned pants, but how cute is this palazzo pant? This maxi skirt reminds me of a style of skirt Free People sells – at a much lower price point. And I wouldn’t mind adding this dress and this dress to my closet! Not to mention the cute accessories. Random side note, but doesn’t Eva look crazy similar to Sophia Loren?

This jacket is also an older find from Nordstrom Rack (if you have the patience, scouring the racks in-store really pays off! But you can find great stuff online too), so it’s not currently available. Here (1, 2, 3, 4) are a few faux leather jackets that I really like. The bonus is that many of them are discounted due to the changing weather – plus Nordies always offers free shipping!

I’m obviously not a famous blogger, so a professional photog is out of the question. Thank goodness my husband is ah-mazing and takes my pics for me. He used to dread our shoots, but now he’s started giving me notes on poses and whatnot, experimenting with different angles, and even freely offering his thoughts on which pics I should use for this blog. Isn’t he the best?!

Until next time my friends – be well!

Photo credit: Leo Amar