#LOTD: Casual Faux Leather Skirt

DSC06281I got a great response last time I wore this skirt but this time I wanted to make it more casual.  It’s really a very versatile skirt now that I’ve started playing with it a little more!  To sort of tone down the fanciness of the previous look, I wore a super comfortable vintage Led Zeppelin concert tee and my favorite polka dot Kate Spade for Keds pumps.  I kept the jewelry a little bit more simple by just using delicate gold pieces.  The skirt is kind of loud on it’s on so it doesn’t really require much in the way of accessorizing.  The Stella and Bow Mean Girls collection makes me giggle inside every time I look at it.  And this bracelet is actually small enough for my super tiny wrists!  Double score!

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T-Shirt: Vintage (via Bad Madge), Skirt: Calvin Klein (Similar here & here), Sneakers: Kate Spade for Keds, Bracelet: Stella & Bow, Double Ring: via Gilt.com

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That Old Trusty Bag

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Now I’m going to tell you guys a little secret that might shock you fashionistas to the core.  I’m not a bag person.  There I said it!  I feel so much better.  Once you’ve recovered from the shock I’ll explain… go on… I’ll wait…

I love all aspects of fashion but, for some reason, bags never really were my thing.  If you want to talk about shoes, that’s a totally different story.  I mean, this blog is called Wandering in Heels after all.  Not Wandering with Louis.  I can see the appeal of carrying something beautiful with leather soft as butter but my bags get pretty used and abused!  Even my shoes seem to stay in better condition!

So I tend to have bags that stick with me for a long time.  The one shown here I’ve had for probably 10 years.  Currently, my two favorites are this beat up old Frye bag and a beat up old Coach cross body bag I found at the Goodwill.  They’re trusty, well constructed, and a few bumps and scratches give it character.  They just keep getting better with age.  Just like me!  I hope…

DSC06165DSC06179 DSC06161DSC06174Bag: Frye (Similarsimilar & similar), Sweater: Equipment (similar), Shirt: Equipment (similar), Pants: Citizens of Humanity, Shoes: Nine West (similar & similar), Bracelet: J.Crew (similar)

 

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Donut Kind of Day

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After having a cold the past few days, I just wanted to be comfortable and have a little fun.  Nothing makes a day seem a little more playful than when you’re wearing donuts on your shoes and bag!  I mean, come on!  They’re colorful, silly, and topped with sprinkles!!  Happy days are mandatory when donuts are in the picture.  That’s why so many people like to eat them in the morning… I think.  Just kidding.  But really, when I saw these babies at the Kate Spade online surprise sale, I had to scoop them up.  They’re just too cute!  I’m a total sucker during those surprise sales though.  I’ve had to stop looking when they pop up on my social media feeds.  Definitely a little dangerous for the credit card bills…

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Top: Kersh (similar & similar), Shorts: J.Crew, Necklace & Ring: Samantha Wills, Bag & Shoes: Kate Spade

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Pants On Repeat

DSC05861I warned you I’d be wearing these pants a lot this winter.  Even though every time I put them on, my boyfriend teases me with things like “You’re wearing your pajamas outside again?”  But when pants like this are sitting in my closet, I’m wearing them!  Pajama look or not!  hehehe.  I try to make it less bedroom looking by piling on lots of jewelry.  Stacks of bracelets glam up everything!

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80 Degree Winter

ootd pajama trendSo California has decided to not participate in winter this year.  We got like 3 sprinkles of rain and that was it!  It’s summer again.  From what I understand, temperatures are expected to drop but for now, my look is more spring time than winter.

These velvet pajama pants are hands down the most comfortable thing I own.  They’re lined with a silky material and feel so luxurious on that these will be making a regular appearance in my wardrobe over the coming months.  I mean, if its secretly pajamas, I’m in!

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Top: Halston Heritage, Pants: J.Crew, Shoes: Sole Society c/o, Necklace: Samantha Wills, Bracelet: Brighton

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Just Add a Hat!

Wandering In Heels Brixton HatOne of my fashion philosophies is “When in doubt, add a hat.”  When I’m dressing casual, I feel like a great hat pulls my look together.  You could wear a plain white T and jeans with a great hat and Voila!  Instant style!  This Brixton hat is my latest go to and I love it!  I kind of feel the same way about booties too.  They works with everything from skirts to jeans and are so on trend.  These ones I think I paid like $8 for on Amazon 2 or 3 years ago.  I’m such a deal hunter, paying full price actually hurts me!  Keep searching and no doubt you’ll find some really great cheapies out there!

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Hat: Brixton, Top: Zara (old), Jeans: Citizens of Humanity (similar here and here), Booties: Qupid (old), Necklace: Samantha Wills (old), Bracelet: Make Good, Lipstick: NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil – Damned

 

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Breaking out the Boots

Boots!

Boots!!  I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am about being able to wear my boots again.  They make me feel pulled together even when I’m just wearing jeans and a tank.  These ones from Stuart Weitzman work with basically everything and have a thin enough calf that I can’t wear them on their own.  Three cheers for no slouching!

 

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Tank: Equipment, Jeans: J Brand, Boots: Stuart Weitzman, Bag: Tommy Hilfiger, Necklace: Target, Ring: Forever 21