Tag: ankle boots

Everyday Style With Camouflage Print

Top: Sanctuary | Jacket: Love Tree (similar) | Jeans: Good American | Shoes: Charlotte Russe (similar) | Purse: Amazon (similar here & here) | Sunglasses: Quay | Earrings: Nadri | Bracelet: Nordstrom Rack | Watch: Citizen

Marc always jokes, “where did you go?!” as he gazes right past me whenever I show up wearing camouflage print. I roll my eyes, and he laughs at his joke. I have to confess; I have an obsession with camouflage print. #sorrynotsorry I mean, it’s just so easy to wear and such a versatile print for being so distinct. I wish you could see this shirt up close, it’s made of 2 lightweight breathable layers. It’s one of those transitional pieces that can be worn all year long because the material is light enough for spring/summer but thick enough for layering during fall and winter. This top is a great piece to wear open over a dress and booties during summertime.

I FINALLY found a fantastic pair of true black jeans that don’t fade and have the perfect amount of stretch! Ugh, I’ve been searching for so long. It’s tough to explain how big of a deal these jeans are so let me share a list of everything I was looking for in a single pair of jeans.

Jeanette’s black jeans list of requirements:

  • true black
  • tapered ankles
  • perfect amount of stretch
  • good fit through the hips, thighs & calves
  • front pockets (a lot of black jeans have faux pockets)
  • must be actual jeans (not denim leggings)
  • snug fitting waist (no gap, when I sit)
  • ample room in the back (aka doesn’t squish my butt)
  • won’t fade after the first wash (or after the 20th)
  • won’t stretch out after an hour of wear
  • won’t sag
  • under $150

I think you can agree, that’s a long list. These hit every mark, and I’m obsessed! If you’re new to the Good American brand, make sure to size down at least one size (possibly 2), they run big.

Lastly, I have to mention my accessories really quick. I get so many compliments on these crawler earrings and so many questions on these sunglasses. I linked both exact pairs. The earrings are my go-to pair; they go with everything. They look very high end but are only $40 and plated in 18k gold. These Quay sunglasses are also a go-to; I wear them literally every single day. The squared oversized look pairs well with dressier, glam looks but the thin, matte frame makes them perfect for casual, everyday wear. My purse is a Chanel dupe and is made of vegan leather. It’s only $21! I linked this exact one and a few other similar ones up above.

CUT OUT ANKLE BOOTS

BOOTIES-5 BOOTIES-6 BOOTIES-3 BOOTIES-1 BOOTIES-4 BOOTIES-7These black cross strap cut out ankle boots by BCBGMAXAZRIA are perfection. Ankle boots or ankle booties, whatever you call them, in my opinion, are a closet staple. There are so many ways to wear them. Today I’m wearing mine with black coated skinny jeans. I love a great black pointed-toe boot. When paired with black pants, this style of boots will help elongate the legs and make you appear taller and slimmer.

“…this style of boot will help elongate the legs and make you appear taller and slimmer.”

Personally, I’ve never owned a cutout ankle boot before, I’d always opt for a regular black leather ankle bootie. However, this time around, I haven’t been able to find ankle boots that I like so I broadened my search and found these beauties. The cross strap and cut out design make them stand out and give them an edgy vibe. From the front, they appear to fully cover the foot which makes them great for pairing with pants. Conversely, the cut out sides give them the appearance of pumps, making them easy to pair with dresses and skirts. It’s a wonderfully versatile boot.

How to style ankle boots

Ankle boots can sometimes make the legs appear shorter. Sometimes you have to be careful how you style them based on your height and silhouette. Next week’s outfit post will feature these same boots paired with a skirt, and with a dress. I’ll be talking about proportions, dressing for your body type, sharing some tips on how to style ankle boots with anything, so stay tuned for that! If you like these boots, make sure to check them out and buy them asap! I got them a while back and they’ve already sold out in all department stores. Click the links below to shop.

Wearing Lauren Ralph Lauren top, Rachel Roy blazer (similar here), layered necklace (similar here), Joe’s jeans, BCBGMAXAZRIA booties, NARS velvet matte lip pencil in “Cruella”, NARS velvet lip liner in “Nihwatu”.

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I shot these while in L.A. visiting a friend. She was kind enough to model and she did a great job! Amazing street art lent an edgy vibe to the majority of the shots we took that day. More to come soon! Herve Leger bandage dress- similar here, boots by BCBGMAXAZRIA, ZARA leather cage belt- similar here, chevron stacked rings by Forever21, bracelet and spiral cocktail ring are vintage. More to come soon!