Winter Wedge

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Sam Edelman booties c/o DSW, Goyard tote bag, Abercrombie sweater xs

I love experimenting with all sorts of looks, but often find the most comfort in going back to basics. To me, good style doesn't have to be complex or cost a fortune. A cozy cardigan, a flattering pair of jeans, and a chic yet comfy bootie as the finishing piece - these are elements to a very simple outfit, but a practical one that could take you from errands, to class, to meeting up with friends.
cold weather casual outfit goyard st louis bagI'm partnering with DSW today, to share some cute shoes that'd make great closet basics and also carry you through winter. I've gotten requests to feature wedges, and would say these Sam Edelman booties fall in-between a true wedge and a block heel. The almond-shaped toe is sleek, and I chose the cognac suede as it looks flattering and lengthening against bare legs (for when the weather warms up)!
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Another reason I love Sam Edelman is they tend to make booties with slightly narrower ankle openings compared to other brands, and every little bit counts when trying to minimize ankle gaps! The fit on these in the foot are true to size, slightly snugger and narrower in the toes than their Blake booties which I know several of you also own. I took a size 5 and could've sized up to 5.5 to accommodate regular socks.waterfall cardigan topshop jamie jeans extra petite
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For those who want a lower heel for everyday wear, here's a few other versatile winter booties from DSW that caught my eye. These each have good customer reviews and are under $90:
- Crown Vintage Sandy bootie starting in sz 5.5, with a 2.5" stacked heel
- Aldo Abiralle bootie starting in sz 5, with lots of colors and a 2.25" block heel
- Sperry Sweetwater duck boot (shown below!) starting in sz 5 with a mini 1" heel
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Thank you to DSW for partnering on this post. I'd love to hear about any of your recent shoe finds from there!

37 comments:

  1. This has got to be one of my favourite outfit of yours! Love the neutral colours and the booties.

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  2. Great post! Got a question though: what's the difference between the Sperry saltwater and sweet water duck boots?

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  3. Such a lovely cozy outfit! X
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  4. I agree with what you say : sometimes a simple look is better than a complex one and your look is a perfect example! I particularly love the pink cardigan :)

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  5. Love this color combo and these booties are adorable.

    xo
    Pinksole

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  6. Such a beautiful cardigan!

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  7. Love the cozy cardigan!
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  8. love this sweater and color. I've had great luck with lucky brand wedge booties this season with narrow ankle opening.

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  9. Those boots. Those jeans. Oh my gosh.

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  10. I LOVE those Sam Edelman booties! The narrow ankle is everything.

    Katie | Willow and White

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  11. Such a beautiful, classic look! I love the neutral colors here.

    April | http://thebluehydrangeas.com

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  12. I love the thick heels on these booties! They're so different from anything else :)
    XO Janina
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  13. Hi Jean, where did you get the knit hat from that is in the last photograph?

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  14. I love long cozy cardigans like yours :)

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  15. I LOVE Crown Vintage boots; they're super comfortable and fit me perfectly in a size 5.5, even though I usually wear a size 6. I just got their Spark Wedge bootie in taupe and I love it :)

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  16. First of all, I love your outfit. That cardigan is such a gorgeous color and I love the heel on those boots. Also, thanks for linking up to some more versatile boots. I need to check out those Sperry duck boots!

    -Helen
    Sweet Helen Grace

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  17. I love this outfit! The colors just go together so nicely and that cardigan looks so comfy!

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  18. Cannot get enough of those booties!! And I absolutely love the soft pink color of the sweater...a very wearable outfit for anyone!!

    -Shannon
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  19. I love those jeans! Need to go on a TOPSHOP run soon...

    -Stef
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  21. I love your blog! I got the banana republic cami after I saw you styled it and I happened to be wearing that today! One question though, did you alter it? I am pretty petite too and I got a xsp but there's no way I can wear this alone! It would show everything! lol. I love this top though, so I am thinking to have it altered. Thank you!

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    1. Wow, love the colors of this outfit and how cozy it looks!

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  22. I looove those booties! This outfit is right up my alley!

    Xo,

    Megan at Lush to Blush

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  24. Hey Jean!
    Just wondering if you have ever tried to shrink clothings in the washer instead of paying ridiculous amounts for getting it altered? I have a coat that I really want to keep, but sadly I don't think they have any smaller sizes in the store that I can exchange it for. Let me know if you have any experience with it! thank you!

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  25. How do you kee the Goyard from sagging too much? Do you carry your laptop in it ever?

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  26. I think my favorite part of this look is that cozy cardigan! It's the perfect color.

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  27. Question on the sweater fit- Is it true to size or is it a little looser fit?

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  28. Love the look! This is the perfect casual ootd. So comfy but so chic!

    xoxo
    Jessi
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  29. I love that cardigan! I can't believe it's from Abercrombie. They've really redone their look. This entire outfit is so chic!

    xoxo
    Rachel
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  30. How gorgeous!! I love the detailing how its almost a wedge, almost a block heel! Such a beautiful combination!
    Xo, jess

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  31. I love how these are kind of a half-wedge. Super cute!

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  32. Super cute wedge! And love the flat lay! :)
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  33. I really love the cut and color of the cardigan! Have you experienced any pilling? Thanks,Jean!

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  34. You do a wonderful job with mixing neutrals! These boots are amazing and they go perfect with your cardigan!

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