Fashionistas and clothes-wearing friends, thank you for popping in for Breaking Out the Booties: Ageless Style 11.2021. I am so happy that temps have dipped below 80* and I can finally break out my booties. Another downward turn in the temperature, and I hope to be wearing my boots!!
This style series is hosted by 9 of my blogging buddies and me. Our group recently expanded so you might see some new faces starting with this month’s edition. Honored to be joining this stylish group of fashion bloggers. Hope you will stop by to check out the booties of all of my fashionable friends. Booties as in footwear, that is!!
AGELESS STYLE LINK UP
The Ageless Style Link Up goes live on the third Thursday of the month. For each post one of the gals in the group selects a theme then all of us put together a look or looks reflecting it. Last month’s theme was ‘cozy cardigans,’ chosen by Amy at Amy’s Creative Pursuits. If you missed that post, please have a peek here. The month before, Mireille at Chez Mireille Fashion Travel Mom selected ‘gem colors’ for our theme. You can check out that post, here. I wore my garnet colored skater dress from Amazon. It is a great dress, available in prints and solids, at a great price. Check it out!!
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Breaking Out the Booties: AGELESS STYLE 11.2021
This month’s prompt was one I was excited to style. Have been ready since August to break out my booties and boots but with our crazy loooong summer-like temperatures, September and even October looked more like June. On the Sunday that I put on my booties for the the first time this fall, the high was still in the mid-70*s. Gotta love El Paso…unless you are dying to wear your blanket scarves, boots and sweaters!!
Knew I wanted to ‘showcase’ my L’Artiste booties that PC gave me for Chirstmas last year, because I’ve hardly had an opportunity to wear them. Hard to justify wearing them around the house on lockdown!! So, I was super anxious to have a real occasion to wear them. This is the second pair of L’Artiste booties my sweet Prince C. has gifted me and I love them both.
A little about L’Artiste booties by Spring Step. They are beautiful and live up to their name…like wearable art. Fashionable and comfortable. Something my feet rarely experience in the cheaper, lesser-quality shoes I tend to buy for myself. These booties are a fashion statement with their hand-painted leather, European attention to detail and nod to French artists. Available on Amazon, please use my affiliate link to check them out.
While you are there, check out some of the other L’Artisite styles.
L’Artiste Kacielou Bootie
I chose to pair these cutie booties with a Loft fit and flare dress. Thought the pattern in the dress replicated the curly cues in the leather of the booties. In the past, I’ve kept things simple…wore this dress with dark hose and black pumps. This time I went a little crazy with the pattern mixing adding herringbone textured tights to the mix!!
This dress is easy to wear, too. And bonus…it doesn’t have to be ironed.
Decided the multi-strand necklace was a bit heavy so traded it out for a lighter piece with matching earrings. And I was ready for church.
Out the Door
All those patterns kind of meld together in the photo above, huh? I don’t look quite as much like a circus clown as I might have with so much going on!!
Posed real quick at church, even though we were running late. Shhh, don’t tell. I’m sure God was just glad we showed up.
After church, we ate a very early lunch at Texas Roadhouse. We are doing Weight Watchers again but usually allow ourselves one weekend day to indulge a bit. This new personal plan program has a learning curve. But I think we are going to like it. Now, to lose some of this extra baggage we picked up during Covid. After lunch, we walked off our meal at the outlet mall.
Was so proud of myself. Didn’t spend a penny at the mall. A little window shopping is all. And taking a few photos of things I liked. I find that trick helps to keep me from spending money. Really liked these soft blanket scarves at Lucky Outlet. Would smother in one here but for a few days a year.
We topped things off with a chocolate dipped soft serve ice cream cone at DQ as we drove home across the mountain. It was a very nice Sunday. And best of all, my feet didn’t hurt a bit after breaking out my booties for the first time this season.
Here’s a round up of some of the ways I have worn booties in the past. Interestingly, I rarely have worn them with dresses. Thinking that might have to change.
Thank you for stopping in today. We are meeting with a lawyer about our pool this afternoon. Had another inspection done and a number of construction defects were noted. Now to try to get some help in getting things fixed.
Hope you will take a few minutes to visit the blogs of my stylish friends joining me for this edition of Ageless Style.
Amy ~ Amy’s Creative Pursuits
Bo ~ Bo’s Bodacious Blog
Carrie ~ A Simple Lovely Life
Daenel ~ Living Outside the Stacks
Joanna ~ My Slice of Life
Jodie ~ Jodie’s Touch of Style
Leslie ~ Once Upon a Time and Happily Ever After
Marsha~ Marsha in the Middle
Mireille ~ Chez Mireille Fashion Travel Mom
Robin ~ Hello I am 50ish
Come play dress up with us by linking up your style post below.
Have a restful weekend, gals.
Hugs and kisses,