Fair-weather fall: Cream wool skirt & cognac ankle boots

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Adrienne Vittadini booties (similar), H&M; bag & knit blazer (similar, cute b&w; striped one too)
Thrifted wool skirt (similar – up to 30% off w/ WINTER), blouse c/o Ann Taylor, Talbots earrings thanks to Elle

Just a quick post today sharing forgotten photos from Dallas last month. Night temps there cooled to a mild mid-60’s, and I wore this outfit to low-key drinks with friends. For those who live in a warmer climate but still want to inject seasonality into outfits, look for cold-weather materials like wool and leather, but in smaller doses. A wool mini can probably carry you through three seasons, as can leather ankle booties.
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I realize that ankle boots are more flattering on long, lean legs than stubby ones…but I haven’t been able to give them up yet. I love the fall-ready look they add to what could otherwise be a summery outfit. Black booties are easier to wear without truncating short legs (just add black tights or streamlined pants). Brown look great with skinny jeans, but are a little harder to style otherwise – I’ve tried both bare-legged and gray tights with these, and am not fully sure about either. dallas1dallas2And oh, thank you to everyone who gave crawfish recommendations in Dallas. Unfortunately they were out-of-season, but we finally got our Boiling Crab fix after many failed attempts in CA. Judging from the volume of audible slurps when we walked in, I knew that it had to be a good place. I don’t recommend the Texas blue crabs with hard, brittle shells, but the large shrimp and crab legs were fantastic with rice, corn and spoonfuls of sauce.
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The only downside was, the smell of whole sha-bang sauce came along with us for the rest of the day and onto the plane. Don’t wear stuff you care about here, because the sauce will find a way to get you. I opened my clutch for a split second, and Nick managed to launch some well-seasoned crab smack dab inside.

 

54 thoughts on “Fair-weather fall: Cream wool skirt & cognac ankle boots

  • C December 2, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    booties look cute and I like he top… can't believe that people are being critical… >sigh

  • Mona December 3, 2012 at 5:12 am

    You look absolutely fabulous,dear!
    i love your sence of style so much!
    have a beautiful day!<3

  • Pre Bonded Hair Extensions December 4, 2012 at 2:18 am

    Gorgeous is the best word which I could come up with. You always trying new things you pretty young and enthusiastic.

  • C January 14, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    after I saw this outfit and commented, I liked the printed blouse so much, I checked the web site, but it was sold out.. just this weekend, visiting a mall I do not often frequent, I found it, in my size, just one, on a sale rack. But guess what? I did not like the embossed silk, and I decided that while I liked it in your outfit, I did not really like it for myself.

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