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meet this season’s version of the statement coat– boots and booties of all shapes and embellishments. they’re lighting up runways and fashion week photos errrywhere because they’re pretty much the perfect thing to jazz up your old jeans and a chunky sweater, while giving your stan smiths a much needed break. i know 95% of my readers may be scared of some of the picks below, but i promise you can dip a toe into the trend in a subtler way. some of my favorites are below…

 

#1 MSGM. debating maxing out my credit card for these lovely floral babies. hoping shopbop will hold their f&f sale before it gets to that point!

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#2 nasty gal. metallic + geometric makes the perfect match. this pair could also do double duty with a silk top and midi skirt for an evening on the town.

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#3 rebecca minkoff. these velvet babies are subtler than some of the other pairs, but sadly sold out in most sizes. you can bet this cp is already signed up for the waitlist.

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#4 valentino. let the stars be your guide in an out-of-this-world jeweled pair

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#5 faith boston. marble heels? yes puh-lease.

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#6 saint laurent. rockstar worthy silver stars get brought back to earth by a stretchy side and shockingly wearable heel

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#7 target. snakeskin wonders that look just like the ones featured in photo 4, for under $35

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#8 sam edelman. floral brocade with a slightly far east vibe. also try a pink candela pair from anthropologie.

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want more? for those of you looking for other options, check out net-a-porters full embellished boot guide here!

simple saturday

happy friday chickens! today marks day numero uno of a two week work sabbatical for me and i have some really fun plans ahead– but mostly a loootttt of R&R. i have been in a major nesting mood this spring and am really looking forward to having time for all thing domestic, like cooking, cleaning, and organizing my closet– am i the only one who gets excited to clean out their fridge?!? (weird i know.) my ocd personality gets sick enjoyment out of purging old stuff and more importantly, making space for something new!

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today’s inspo is the perfect easy outfit for running errands, grocery shopping, going to the farmers market and hanging out with friends– all things on my Saturday to do list tomorrow! the dress is part sweatshirt, part chic and perfect for the 60 degree-ish weather we’ve been having. ever since i tracked down a pair of navy stan smiths i’ve been living in them, and the tata harper balm is amazing (all of her stuff seems pretty incredible and is 100% natural). the floppy hat– while a little overdone at this point– is to cover my bedhead, as lets be real, unemployment does not lend itself to pricey nyc hair salons and i have been hating my locks lately. hope you all have an amazing weekend, TGIF.

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1 MSGM tie waist dress

2  wide brim hat

3. balenciaga papier tote (less expensive option)

4. tata harper lip balm

5. adidas sneakers

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last weekend AEH showed up to her birthday dinner donning this fresh white top– a shockingly reasonable find from club monaco– paired with a simple collar necklace. as a fellow fashionista (she’s currently a rain maker at Sam Edelman) im always eyeing her finds, but this one was too good not to steal. i especially love how the white makes for a clean palate but the tie detail is so not your average tee. i can imagine this super versatile find being worn year round, at work, drinks and everywhere in between.

jlk 2#1 Club Monaco top

#2 VB jeans

#3 wedges

#4 clutch

#5 necklace

and while you’re at it, check out some other tied styles like this one and this sale style from tibi (so chic!)

Happy Friday CPs!! and thankkkk you GW for being born. I am cville bound for a college reunion– what are your long weekend plans? xx