The #1 Thing People Say you Can’t Wear after Labor Day – But, you Totally Can

White – There’s a great myth that fall time means dark colors, rich hues, and heavier fabrics.  Living on the West Coast taught me that obeying seasonal fashion rules is as extinct as listening to CD’s.  Some people say that white shirts are always acceptable, but white bottoms are not.  I spent many years packing away my white jeans and white skirts every September, and then pulling them back out again every May.

 

 

The best way to make a white outfit fit for Fall is to add Fall accessories like a pair of high heel booties or a knitted beanie.

The only fashion guide you should follow is the weather.  If it’s warm and sunny, wear sandals and tanks, if it’s cool and cloudy wear sweaters and booties. There are no go-to seasonal rules to follow anymore, the fashion game is a lot less judgmental.

Check out below for a list of hot white skirts to wear this Fall:
Shopbop
Nordstrom
J. Crew

Love,
Molly

 

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Wardrobe Staples for any Ultra-Fem Fashionista

It’s no secret that the color pink makes up at least half of my wardrobe.  Between my ever-growing collection of pink handbags and my penchant for buying anything that sparkles, my closet would be the perfect playground for an all-girls elementary school.  Instead of show and tell, they could play dress up.

Every article I read about wardrobe staples, defines them as more “neutral” and “basic.”  But this commonly used definition is an overgeneralization.  A tomboy might live in raglan tees, a sports enthusiast might live in jeans and a jersey.  Different styles should have different staples.

My new favorite wardrobe staple are these light pink chunky heel booties from AMI Clubwear.  A “staple” should be anything that is comfortable enough and versatile enough to wear all the time and match with almost anything!  I wear these booties with skinny pants during the day, and dress them up at night with a little black dress.

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Shoes Courtesy of AMI Clubwear

 

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In the winter, every wardrobe needs a jacket staple as well.  This year I’ve forgone the long trench coats and have slithered into a collection of leather moto jackets!  This light pink leather jacket from Zara can instantly turn a boring neutral outfit into a statement.

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Last but not least, my ring-covered hand will be holding this hot pink leather bag from Danier leather.  After all, combining different shades of pink in one outfit is one of life’s many pleasures.

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Love,
Molly

 

 

Get the “I’m Gunna Kick Some Butt” Look

The “I’m gunna kick some butt” look is one of my all time favorites.  It is manufactured by the inner need to express yourself despite the consequences.  It is an important part of that empowering feeling when you learn to embrace your fashion favorites, and ignore the rules set before you.

The “I’m gunna kick some butt” look can come in many different forms, but there are a few vital characteristics that it often possesses:

a) Stand out jewelry.  Arming yourself with glitzy rings is a great way to start.

b) Something weird.  Wearing something weird like a pair of jeans with paint splatter says something about your willingness to accept yourself for who you are.  It not only shows your quirky side, it also shows your confidence to wear what ever pleases you.

c) Leather.  A kick butt outfit isn’t complete without some article of clothing that is made from leather.  Your best option is probably a biker jacket, a leather miniskirt, or tight leather pants. Each one shows that you mean business!

d) Something metallic.  Metallic items help you stand out.  In any “kick butt” outfit it’s always good not to shy away from the spotlight!

e) High heels.  This is a no-brainer.  High heels help a woman’s posture; they distinguish us from the opposite sex; and while not yet scientifically proven, they make us more efficient and productive because it’s pretty hard to have a bad day when your favorite shoes are lifting you up…literally.

f) And of course, it must include something sparkly like a sequined handbag because after all, sparkles are the most empowering part of any adult outfit.

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This “kick butt” outfit can be found at Zara.

Love,
Molly

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How do you Bootie? Find the Bootie Style Best Suited for You

The world of booties are made up of wild and crazy, understated and elegant, modern and fun, or simple and classy.  Your booties of choice may say more than you think about your sense of style!

  1. Beaded Bliss – These beaded black booties are for those who love dressing up!  A classic black bootie is to bland for you; hopefully these will match the beading/sequins you inevitably have on your clothing or your accessories!
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Rene Caovilla at Gilt

2. Hello crazy wild child – You’re probably the one in your group of friends who gets your colleagues to go out on a Thursday night.  Meaning that you’re also the one they hate on Friday mornings at work.  But at least you’ll be the stylish, adventurous one wearing the snakeskin booties!

BCBG Max Azria

BCBG Max Azria

3. Go Grunge – You were all over the chunky trend.  Perhaps you have a few plaid shirts hanging in your closet, one or two tight leather miniskirts, and some fishnet stockings.  I’ll have to admit I was pretty excited when the 90’s grunge trend came back!  You’ve probably been preparing for it for a while! Here are your booties!

Zappos

Zappos

4. Hello, simple and classic lady – Your idea of freshening up your wardrobe involves buying a pair of booties that aren’t black.  Your high heel booties are strictly for weekend nights only.  Here are a pair of grey booties to solve your woes.  Don’t worry, you can still afford your classic black booties after buying these; these ones are only $29.99 at Kohls.

Kohls

Kohls

5. Couture Lady – At the other spectrum, we’ve got our designer ladies.  It’s all about the name, the quality, that feeling of butter on your feet.  These simple black booties are just wild enough to be awesome but not too wild to create an uproar!

Moschino at Bloomingdales

Moschino at Bloomingdales

6. Stand Out Fashionista – You and I have the same goals in mind.  Anything that’s weird, funky, unusual, out of place, odd, geometrically intriguing, is our kind of shoe!  Your brand of choice should be United Nude.

United Nude

United Nude

7. Balanced Stylista – You are the practical, versatile, yet not willing to sacrifice your fashion morals type.  These black booties are sexy and beautiful, but could easily take you from work to happy hour to a date or into the weekend!  You’re happy when you’ve scouted a boot that solves all your fashion conundrums.

Isabel Marant at The RealReal

Isabel Marant at The RealReal

Notice something missing from this list? You guessed it: flat booties! Sure, there’s a time and place for flats, but everyone has at least one high heel personality that’s worth interpreting!

Love,

J. Molly

 

 

 

 

Outfit of the Day: Comfortable and Cozy Classics with a Twist

Today’s look is inspired by warm, soft and comfortable tones of cream, grey, beige, and brown. Fall is the season to embrace bulky knit sweaters, flare jeans, and suede booties.  While a pair of plain high heels booties may be enough to make you look well put-together, I say that the more unique the shoe, the better.  The Salvatore Ferragamo booties from Farfetch in the look below will take any look into a conversational piece!

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Love,

J. Molly

Shoes and Booze – Let your Fabi Shoes Determine your Drink

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Drinkig Shoes: how to choose; an infographic brought to you by Fabi

Okay it’s time we consider two of my favorite past times: shopping for shoes and enjoying cocktails with friends!  While I’m definitely rocking a pair of stilettos or wedges at night, some of my casual day hangouts call for a pair of ballerina flats or comfortable, stylish sneakers. Of course, no matter where I go my shoes must be in style!  Seeing as how my closets are overflowing with shoes (and growing each season!), I’m often left with a myriad of options, making my shoe decision a bit tricky at times.

If only deciding which drink to have could be made easier! Oh wait it has been…by Fabi shoes a luxurious Italian brand.  Seeing as how the fall season is upon us, I’m more than ready to go to the bar wearing skinny jeans and this season’s hottest high heel booties!  Looks like the Cosmo will be my drink!

Fall shoe shopping is one of my favorite kinds of shopping because this is when retailers are selling their hottest suede pumps, booties, and sexy knee-high boots.  We all search for the perfect combination of style, comfort, and durability when we buy shoes each season, right? This season I discovered Fabi shoes!

One of my favorites is their black suede over-the-knee stiletto boot that could steal the attention in any room!  When I’m wearing thigh high boots, I want them to be elegant and chic with very tasteful minimal detailing.  A zipper on the sides or in the back, or a small metal embellishment at the heel or toe is the perfect amount of detailing for a boot that is already show-stopping due to it’s mere size and height!

On a more practical note, when I’m wearing skinny jeans or a casual daytime dress, there’s nothing better than pairing them with a hot pair of booties!  Fabi shoes features booties with a thin heel or chunky heel…I love both styles! It all depends on what particular look I’m going for that day!

This season I’ve definitely been inspired by feminine high heel boots with simple detailing or a cool rustic fabric color.  Fabi shoes is right on trend with their elegantly designed, simple and tasteful boots, pumps, and flats!  So next time when you’re deciding on which drink to order, just remember that your style of drink can be just as important as the style of your shoes.  Let your fabulous Fabi shoes guide you towards your tasty drink!

Love,

J. Molly

Fall Shopping Wishlist

With Fall just around the corner, it’s time to stock up on sweaters, jeans, and booties. Here are my week’s top picks.

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Neiman Marcus Last Call

For jeans, I fell in love with these ultra flare jeans from Free People. The wash is pleasantly simple without any fading, detailing, or rips.  It lets people focus on the flare without any competing distractions.

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While people are bringing out the simple black booties for Fall, on my list there’s a pair of booties that turn it up a notch.

BCBGMAXAZRIA at Last Call Neiman Marcus

BCBGMAXAZRIA at Last Call Neiman Marcus

Last but not least, every season’s wardrobe needs a pink dress.  This modest dress is subtly sexy with side cutouts and a respectable length.  Wear it to formal occasions with a blazer, or dress it down with a casual sweater.

Elizabeth and James at Bergdorf Goodman ($365.00)

Elizabeth and James at Bergdorf Goodman ($365.00)

For jewelry we have this pair of Swarovski earrings.  They come in silver or gold, whichever one you prefer.

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Hope you’re all having a great Sunday!

Love,

J. Molly

 

5 Shoes that Make me Happy to be a Woman

  1. Say hello to these sparkly red hot Christian Louboutin pumps!
Neiman Marcus ($695.00)

Neiman Marcus ($695.00)

2. Mary Katrantzou

Shopbop, Originally ($1,080.00) Now ($324.00)

Shopbop, Originally ($1,080.00) Now ($324.00)

3. Ohhh Jeffrey Campbell…!The Bold Suede Bootie

Jeffrey Campbell at Nasty Gal ($225.00)

Jeffrey Campbell at Nasty Gal ($225.00)

4. Once again, Jeffrey Campbell never disappoints.

 

Jeffrey Campbell at Nasty Gal ($160.00)

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Jeffrey Campbell at Nasty Gal ($160.00)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Crystal Beaded Beauties

Christian Siriano ($470.00)

Christian Siriano ($470.00)

Love,

J. Molly

 

What to Wear to a Brunch or Tea Party

For some, going out to brunch with friends is about the food, but for others, it’s about how much fun it is to wear a brunch-worthy outfit.  Since it’s not the 20th century anymore, your elegant lady-like brunch look should be modern, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take your inspiration from the early 1900’s.

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The look featured above will make any brunch more glamorous.  To get this look, start with a long flared silky skirt with a colorful pattern.  Bring all the attention to your feet by wearing a pair of bright booties that match one of the colors in the skirt.  Keep your shirt simple so that you can wear the most magnificent jewelry.  A chunky crystal necklace will make you feel like a glamorous elegant lady.

As you’re sipping your bottomless mimosas, add a little sunshine to your hand by wearing a big gemstone ring that could blind someone if they stare too long.  Carry your personal items in a classic black clutch.

Last but not least, keep your makeup simple.  Add a neutral color lipstick to your lips for a bit of sassy sparkle.

Love,

J. Molly

Shoe Spotlight: Get Funky in Chunky

It’s time to get a little funky in some of this season’s hottest chunky shoe styles.  From chunky sneakers to chunky sandals and pumps, it’s time to add a little clunk to your funk.

Jeffrey Campbell ($270.00), Click to Original Site.

Jeffrey Campbell ($270.00), Click to Original Site.

Jeffrey Campbell ($140.00), Click to Original Site.

Jeffrey Campbell ($140.00), Click to Original Site.

Calvin Klein Collection at Yoox ($535.00)

Calvin Klein Collection at Yoox ($535.00)

 

Jeffrey Campbell ($220.00), Click to Original Post.

Jeffrey Campbell ($220.00), Click to Original Post.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With the trends from the 70’s hitting our runways make way for the disco clunky heel.  Short booties or strappy sandals will let you dance the night away or walk down the street in style. Chunky heel + high platform + colorblocking = knockout trendy shoes.

Love,

J. Molly

 

Let’s Get High

…with high heels of course.

Courtesy of Jeffrey Campbell

Courtesy of Jeffrey Campbell

Shoes are a synonym for life.  The best ones are outside of the box.  The best ones surprise you. The best moments are created when you’re teetering on the edge.

Courtesy of Jeffrey Campbell

Courtesy of Jeffrey Campbell

Set your chains free with these high heel link booties.

Courtesy of Jeffrey Campbell

Courtesy of Jeffrey Campbell

If these don’t make enough of a statement for you, take your shoes to all new heights with these:

Courtesy of Jeffrey Campbell

Courtesy of Jeffrey Campbell

No, I did not photoshop the height of these sandals.  They are perfect just the way they are. If anyone can come up with a good suggestion for where to wear a pair of shoes like this, I will be thoroughly impressed.  I’d suggest avoiding stairs, bumpy sidewalks, and a pebbly ground.

Enjoy with care.

Love,

J. Molly