Winter Wedge

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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.

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I’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.

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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 thoughts on “Winter Wedge

  • Reply Charmaine Ng | Architecture and Lifestyle Blog January 17, 2017 at 3:17 am

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

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Reply Anonymous January 17, 2017 at 3:22 am

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

  • Reply Neeltje | Thoughts in Style January 17, 2017 at 3:32 am

    Such a lovely cozy outfit! X

  • Reply Be-Sparkling January 17, 2017 at 5:03 am

    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 🙂

  • Reply Rachelle ( January 17, 2017 at 5:54 am

    Love this color combo and these booties are adorable.


  • Reply Ewa Macherowska January 17, 2017 at 6:24 am

    Such a beautiful cardigan!

  • Reply Sophie Spiegelberger January 17, 2017 at 7:20 am

    Love the cozy cardigan!

  • Reply Anonymous January 17, 2017 at 9:36 am

    love this sweater and color. I've had great luck with lucky brand wedge booties this season with narrow ankle opening.

  • Reply Monika January 17, 2017 at 10:04 am

    Those boots. Those jeans. Oh my gosh.

  • Reply Kaitlin Schubert January 17, 2017 at 10:29 am

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

    Katie | Willow and White

  • Reply April January 17, 2017 at 10:41 am

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

    April |

  • Reply Janinafran January 17, 2017 at 10:42 am

    I love the thick heels on these booties! They're so different from anything else 🙂
    XO Janina

  • Reply Sasa Zoe January 17, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    Love your wedges:P

    Shall We Sasa

  • Reply Anonymous January 17, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    Hi Jean, where did you get the knit hat from that is in the last photograph?

  • Reply Cristina SF January 17, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    I love long cozy cardigans like yours 🙂

  • Reply Liana January 17, 2017 at 3:47 pm

    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 🙂

  • Reply Helen Veyna January 17, 2017 at 3:50 pm

    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!

    Sweet Helen Grace

  • Reply Mariah Rickard January 17, 2017 at 4:55 pm

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

  • Reply Shannon Cullinane January 17, 2017 at 5:56 pm

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


  • Reply Stefany Zelaya January 17, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    I love those jeans! Need to go on a TOPSHOP run soon…


  • Reply Yuhsuan Aldridge January 17, 2017 at 6:56 pm

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  • Reply Yuhsuan Aldridge January 17, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    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!

  • Reply Megan @ Lush to Blush January 17, 2017 at 9:15 pm

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


    Megan at Lush to Blush

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  • Reply Anonymous January 17, 2017 at 9:44 pm

    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!

  • Reply Shelly January 17, 2017 at 10:22 pm

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

  • Reply MizEats January 18, 2017 at 2:23 am

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

  • Reply Tynka. January 18, 2017 at 9:11 am

    simple but perfect! 🙂

  • Reply Julie Hiller January 18, 2017 at 10:35 am

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

    Style by Joules

  • Reply Bobbi January 18, 2017 at 11:34 am

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

  • Reply Jessi January 18, 2017 at 12:41 pm

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


  • Reply Rachel January 18, 2017 at 12:42 pm

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


  • Reply Jessica H January 18, 2017 at 5:23 pm

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

  • Reply Maggie Zemanek January 18, 2017 at 5:35 pm

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

  • Reply b. January 18, 2017 at 9:58 pm

    Super cute wedge! And love the flat lay! 🙂

  • Reply Anonymous January 18, 2017 at 11:34 pm

    I really love the cut and color of the cardigan! Have you experienced any pilling? Thanks,Jean!

  • Reply Daneisha Smith January 24, 2017 at 11:41 am

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

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