I think I have finally cracked the code, ya’ll. I figured out how to successfully wear tall boots day-to-day, without feeling way over-dressed.
I’ve tried over-the-knee boots with a short little shift dress and, while it was cute, it wasn’t exactly practical – with having to pick up kids, chase after kids and yeh, BE A MOM. I was pregnant, nonetheless! I know I flashed at least a few people that day – live and learn, live and learn.
I decided to go the opposite direction this time – slouchy, comfortable and decidedly more casual.
Spoiler alert: I FREEKIN’ ROCKED IT OUT.
dress: Anthro. Northward Swing Dress – I really didn’t think much of this dress on the hanger, but then I tried it on and…AAAH! Ya’ll. It’s now my favorite causal, day-to-day dress. It’s comfortable and looks amazing with boots and cozy sweaters. I really recommend it. (I am wearing a size Small)
poncho: Isabel Oversized Poncho – cozy, amazing color for Fall/Winter…and I can see myself wearing it all Fall and Winter. Amazing sweater.
boots: Sole Society Calypso Tall Boot c/o – the first thing I noticed about these is that they weren’t super tall, did not have a heel, but look SO SEXY. I like that. A lot. They work perfectly with a bit longer of a dress, too, which I prefer – having to carry the baby and run around after the two other kids. I LOVE THEM. (I went up a half size to a 10, to leave room for socks and such…and I’m 5’10, so for anyone shorter they’ll probably be more of an over-the-knee boot). >> These are selling out fast, so if you can’t find your size…their Andie boot is very similar. If you like a heel, I’d go with the Claudia.
bag: Sole Society Bridgette Handbag c/o – great bag…and it has enough room for diapers, wipes, baby snacks, my wallet, keys and phone. I put it through the mom test. Also, I’ve gotten a few compliments on it with people asking me, “where did you get THAT bag?!”. I assume that’s a good thing. haha.
earrings: Sole Society Front to Back Pearl Earring c/o – I love a non-bulky earring, so YES. These are winners.