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!

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  1. Linda wrote:

    ou, i like this look!!1

    Posted 12.23.22 Reply
  2. You do a wonderful job with mixing neutrals! These boots are amazing and they go perfect with your cardigan!

    Posted 1.24.17 Reply
  3. Anonymous wrote:

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

    Posted 1.18.17 Reply
  4. b. wrote:

    Super cute wedge! And love the flat lay! 🙂

    Posted 1.18.17 Reply
  5. I love how these are kind of a half-wedge. Super cute!

    Posted 1.18.17 Reply
  6. Jessica H wrote:

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

    Posted 1.18.17 Reply
  7. Rachel wrote:

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


    Posted 1.18.17 Reply
  8. Jessi wrote:

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


    Posted 1.18.17 Reply
  9. Bobbi wrote:

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

    Posted 1.18.17 Reply
  10. I think my favorite part of this look is that cozy cardigan! It's the perfect color.

    Style by Joules

    Posted 1.18.17 Reply
  11. Tynka. wrote:

    simple but perfect! 🙂

    Posted 1.18.17 Reply
  12. MizEats wrote:

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

    Posted 1.18.17 Reply
  13. Shelly wrote:

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

    Posted 1.17.17 Reply
  14. Anonymous wrote:

    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!

    Posted 1.17.17 Reply
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    Posted 1.17.17 Reply
  16. I looove those booties! This outfit is right up my alley!


    Megan at Lush to Blush

    Posted 1.17.17 Reply
  17. 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!

    Posted 1.17.17 Reply
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  19. I love those jeans! Need to go on a TOPSHOP run soon…


    Posted 1.17.17 Reply
  20. Cannot get enough of those booties!! And I absolutely love the soft pink color of the sweater…a very wearable outfit for anyone!!


    Posted 1.17.17 Reply
  21. I love this outfit! The colors just go together so nicely and that cardigan looks so comfy!

    Posted 1.17.17 Reply
  22. 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

    Posted 1.17.17 Reply
  23. Liana wrote:

    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 🙂

    Posted 1.17.17 Reply
  24. I love long cozy cardigans like yours 🙂

    Posted 1.17.17 Reply
  25. Anonymous wrote:

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

    Posted 1.17.17 Reply
  26. Sasa Zoe wrote:

    Love your wedges:P

    Shall We Sasa

    Posted 1.17.17 Reply
  27. Janinafran wrote:

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

    Posted 1.17.17 Reply
  28. April wrote:

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

    April |

    Posted 1.17.17 Reply
  29. I LOVE those Sam Edelman booties! The narrow ankle is everything.

    Katie | Willow and White

    Posted 1.17.17 Reply
  30. Monika wrote:

    Those boots. Those jeans. Oh my gosh.

    Posted 1.17.17 Reply
  31. Anonymous wrote:

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

    Posted 1.17.17 Reply
  32. Love the cozy cardigan!

    Posted 1.17.17 Reply
  33. Such a beautiful cardigan!

    Posted 1.17.17 Reply
  34. Love this color combo and these booties are adorable.


    Posted 1.17.17 Reply
  35. 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 🙂

    Posted 1.17.17 Reply
  36. Such a lovely cozy outfit! X

    Posted 1.17.17 Reply
  37. Anonymous wrote:

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

    Posted 1.17.17 Reply
  38. This has got to be one of my favourite outfit of yours! Love the neutral colours and the booties.

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

    Posted 1.17.17 Reply

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