Hey guys! I hope you had a great week! I am so excited about Halloween on Monday! What are your plans for the weekend? Any fun Halloween parties or festivals? We are going to the pumpkin patch and carving pumpkins. My son is going to be a T- Rex (dino obsessed!) I am going to be a paleontologist and I’m trying to convince my hubby to dress up as a hatching dino egg…we shall see about that one! I saw this really cool “no carve” DIY idea for rainbow pumpkins that I may try on a white pumpkin. You hot glue crayons (whatever colors you want to use) facing outwards, all around the stem of the pumpkin at the top. Then, you take a hairdryer and hold above the crayons until they melt for this cool drippy effect. Sounds awesome (hopefully not another Pinterest fail because most of the time, that’s how it ends up for me) soooo, if I do it- I’ll make sure to post pics on Instagram (@styledsugarplum!)
Today, I’m discussing my picks for my Weekend Wish List and focusing on one of the stand-out trends for Fall and Winter: embellished and embroidered booties. I’m a bit obsessed with the featured look- it’s a modern twist on a 90s classic.
Let’s start with the clothes. The Chicwish pinstripe twist top with bell sleeves is a fun take on the button up collared shirt. The twist detail in the front and bell sleeves are such fresh, trendy details, yet it’s definitely a top that can transition into seasons from year to year. It’s paired with a H&M front button A-line skirt to anchor the outfit. This is a really great fall staple that you can easily wear into winter with a sweater and tights with booties. At only $25, it’s SUCH a versatile piece to add to your wardrobe. I also love this Dark Grey Batwing Blazer. It’s a blazer, it’s a cape, it’s a blazercape! I love the unique design and I could definitely see this as an outer layer for your 9-5, as well as happy hour when it’s quittin’ time.
Moving to the accessories and then to the main event…
I am in LOVE with saddle bags this year and this Rebecca Minkoff Isobel Saddle Bag is a prime cut of saddle bag meat. (😳 Ew, okay that was definitely an analogy gone wrong, but I’m keeping it for effect.🙈) The antique white color is gorgeous and this is a bag that you could wear all year long. It can pass for winter white and is bright enough to roll with the vibrant summer colors, too. AND I’ve got good news! It’s on sale for 50% OFF!!! It’s regularly $295, but currently on sale for $148. That is a crazy good deal for Rebecca Minkoff, and if you don’t have any of her pieces yet, this would be a great investment to start your collection!
So, it’s no secret that chokers are back. I’ve talked about it several times on Instagram and possibly here too… I can’t keep up because I’m literally obsessed with all things 90s right now. I chose the Whitely Choker from BaubleBar for this look because it adds a simple, feminine detail with the bow and it’s not too extravagant that it overpowers the look (since the booties are the show stopper here.) For $28, it’s a fab price for a trendy piece of 90s history. Bauble Bar’s Sarice Druzy Drop earrings round out the accessories for a little sparkle and drama near your face, and tie in the black and gold bling. Added bonus: Use the code “BOO25” from now until Monday for an extra 25% off your purchase!
Okay, NOW let’s talk shoes! I am all about adding unexpected details to elevate a look. Most of my looks revolve around the accessories. Basically, anytime I get ready, I reference the “Frost Yourself” slogan from How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. So, imagine this as foot frosting. (What is wrong with me today with these analogies?!? Once again, EWWWWW!😜😖)But seriously, one trend that I’m completely in love with this season would have to be embroidered and embellished booties. The ones I’ve featured in this look are Topshop and only $70! I’ve seen similar designer styles from Valentino, Oscar de la Renta, Chloé, and Salvatore Ferragamo that range from $500-$2,000, so Topshop has spared our wallets from extreme depression with an affordable designer dupe without sacrificing quality!
You can shop these items from the featured look below and continue reading for more embellished and embroidered bootie styles.
Below, I’ve hand-picked several other styles for this trend spotlight and separated them into dressy and casual categories. If you have a fall or winter wedding on the books this season, any of the dressy styles would be perfect and oh so glam! I don’t know about you, but besides pumps (which are wonderful, don’t get me wrong), sometimes I have a hard time finding a dressy boot/bootie for winter. These could definitely add flair to your favorite little black dress for a date night look, too!
The casual styles are just a fun approach for day looks and would be ah-dorable with skinnies, basic tee, and a soft, cozy cardigan. 💥BOOM! There’s your look. Sometimes, (especially in the pre-coffee, early morning hours after my son wakes up) it’s hard for me to put something together that’s stylish, comfortable AND functional. When you add the detail to your footwear, it instantly makes the outfit seem 1. more expensive and 2. FRESH AF…just sayin! Shop some of my top picks below for this trend below! I hope you have a wonderful weekend and a Happy Halloween!!! Until next time✌️️| Stay spooky, sugarplum!💋 (I just had to!👻)
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