It’s never easy to say goodbye to summer, but I found myself clinging to this summer in particular since it came and went in a flash, at least for me. I spent the majority of the season pregnant or home with a new baby, and maternity wear was the wardrobe du jour. Once I was finally back in my old clothes, it was already time to fall for layers and textures and I was saying goodbye to the summery dresses and white jeans that I never really got to say hello to.
Adios, shorts, adios.
Luckily, I got my hands on a few amazing fall pieces that I was super excited to style and put on my new mom bod. A fab velvet bootie and ruffled blouse had me saying “what summer?” in a nanosecond.
I audibly gasped when I pulled these Marc Fisher velvet booties out of their box and I’m sure you can see why. From their chic, super on-trend color, to the soft flocked material, they are a total showstopper. Modern, yet victorian, with an ideal heel height for comfort, I was obsessed from the first look.
The styling options were limitless with the boot — these would work with jeans, leggings, tights, bare legs — and I opted for the latter given our warm temps still hanging on in Chicago this week.
I paired this pretty, crepe ruffled blouse with an easy, breezy circle skirt to complete the look. I wanted something feminine and ruffly (is that even a word?) to compliment the romance of the velvet bootie and this felt like a win. It was honestly the most affordable little outfit ever. The blouse is from Forever21 and the skirt I nabbed online from H&M. You can’t beat that!
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