fall shoe favorites

Monday, October 8, 2018
When I asked people what they'd like to see me blog about fashion and parenting were the top two requests by an overwhelming margin.  I was kind of surprised at the fashion response but am happy to do some posts on things I like. I have 3 posts planned this week on fashion and the college application process so check back.

This week we should see the beginnings of cooler fall weather here in Houston (finally!) so I thought I'd start with some things I like for Fall.  This summer, I spent some time decluttering (as I do a lot) and I worked on my shoes.  I realized that while trends come and go, I tend to stick with a few classics each season.  I know booties have been all the rage the last few years but they just are not for me.  I am petite and I don't think they're flattering on me even thought they look great on others. But also, I don't think they jibe with the rest of my wardrobe so that is a trend I am skipping.  I feel like if you build a wardrobe of quality classic pieces, you can add in a few trends you like here and there.  There are things I have had in my closet for over 20 years that I still love and still wear.

During my declutter, I realized that I wear a ton of loafers, pointy toe flats and ballet flats in the fall.  I also like boots, just not booties.  When I did my closet clean out, I had a few pairs of loafers that were in bad shape so I knew I needed to replace a few this year. I tend to wear cream, tan and black ones constantly.  So here are a few favorites I found and love.

I wear a lot of cream and winter white and I fell in love with the shoes immediately.



 I love this brand.  They make beautiful classic shoes that are comfortable and chic.

This one is currently on sale for half of what they typically run.  I would say they run true to size and do not require breaking in.  I love that the soles have a protective lining because it is rainy and humid here and I always get my leather soles lined so that I don't slip.  This saves me that expense and time.






This shoe is a similar loafer that comes in black, mink (which is the one I have and goes with everything!) and deep wine/brown color. I like the metal bit detail.  It reminds me of the Gucci loafer but at 1/10th of the price and honestly I think these are better quality after trying on both brands. I love this shoe in the Mink patent so much!



I bought these black patent loafers (mine do not have the tassel though) at Marshall's about 2 weeks ago and I LOVE them.  So check your local TJ Maxx and Marshall's but if you cannot find them there, you can order them here with the tassel.  If you prefer a penny loafer instead of the tassel (like mine) you can find them here too for under $40! That's what I paid. They are so comfortable and they are classic but a little edgy because of the sole.  I have worn them about 5/6 times in the last 2 weeks.  I think I will wear these a lot and they will last a long time because of the sole.  Here is a picutre of me in mine.


Sweater (favorite purchase this fall~ I got it in navy and gray but the navy is sold out now) /Pants /Belt Comes in black/brown and navy/orange or navy/cream/ Shoes





When doing my decluttering I also realized that I really needed a navy flat.  I wear navy a lot and have a navy skirt that I rarely wear because I didn't have the right shoe. I have honestly looked for a versatile cute navy flat for a long time and I recently found this one on major sale and ordered it.  It has not arrived yet but I know my size and comfort with Tory Burch so I think it will be great.  The best part is it was 60% off.  I do not think I will wear the detachable ribbon much. But it makes a pretty option with a skirt.


Finally, I love a calf hair or leopard shoe.  I have a few pair from past years so I did not need a new one but these are really cute and versatile and gets excellent reviews.  Mine are all a few years old but I wear them a lot all fall and winter.

I love really well made, classic shoes and I do love a bargain.  All of these are well under $100 except the navy which are just at $100 (regularly $250). I hope you enjoyed seeing these options.

My next post is the first of a 3 part series on the college application process.  I think the series has lots of useful tips and a good timeline too.  I will post other things in between though because I know not everyone is interested in the college application series.  But if you have any children in high school or even 8th grade, it should be a good read. Tell your friends who have high school kids too!

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10 comments:

  1. Try a bootie with a little heel!!! They really are flattering!

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    1. Maybe I will. It is still SO hot here and I feel like booties don't fit my style. Thank you for your kind comments.

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  2. So glad you are blogging again!

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    1. Thank you! That means a lot. I am trying it for a month or two and if people read, I will keep going. I enjoy it.

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  3. I have had a TIME finding good work shoes this season. (Texan here, too, so I've got time.) Sizing for pointy-toe shoes is tough, but I also feel like mules/slides are everywhere right now. I'm not loving the trends. After ordering 7 or 8 pairs of shoes, I finally found the Sam Edelman Rodney is nude and another pair in leopard that I love. They'll work for slacks, but I'm with you about booties. They just don't work for me, and the popular color right now (that light gray) is too light to go with most of my wardrobe. The hunt continues...

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    1. I know. It is hard to find just the right shoes sometimes. Glad you found something you like!!!

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  4. Enjoyed reading this, and happy to see you blogging again! I love a loafer and a ballet flat, I love that they are practical but also remain timeless so don't need to be updated each season.

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    1. I agree completely! I only update when mine wear out.

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  5. My go to flats are JCrew factory. They tend to be so comfy and last for a long time! I am HARD on my shoes, so I never spend a ton of money on them.

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    1. They always have cute flats but they are not comfy for me. Maybe I need to give them another try.

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