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favor-“ette”: ankle boots

One of the items on my life list is to do a major purge of my wardrobe (#36, if you’re interested). I know I’ve shared my clothing travails here before, and have even enlisted the help of a stellar wardrobe consultant to help me out.

But I’m still “tweaking”. And this season I want to get rid of everything that I no longer wear (I’m thinking of trying Poshmark – have any of you used this app?), and be more mindful of the purchases I make going forward. Ideally all new items will be versatile enough to dress up or down,  and “wearable” in at least two full seasons.

In short, more “multi-taskers“.

First up?

madewell zipcode boot

I’ve been wanting an ankle boot for some time now and I’m in love with these beauties from Madewell.

The suede material makes them perfect for winter wear, but the color will let me bring them right into spring. The stacked heel is high enough to pair with a skirt or dress, but low enough for a more casual look (as well as making them super comfortable). And I love that the shaft comes up a little higher than most, giving them a nice clean finish when worn with jeans.

Here’s how I’m wearing them right now:

ankle boot look 1

 dress/tights/belt

ankle boot look 2

jeans/sweater/shirt

And here’s an example of how I’ll wear them into the spring:

ankle boot look 3

jeans/t-shirt/jacket

Even better? They’re on sale right now! I tend to shy away from overly trendy pieces, preferring to invest in stylish yet classic items that will be relevant for many seasons to come.

I’d love your feedback on this post – would you like to see more like it in the future? Any clothing challenges that you’d like me to take on? Let me know!

6 Comments

  1. Christa the BabbyMama on March 27, 2013 at 9:06 am

    I can’t wear those. They just do not work for me 🙁

    • sherisilver on March 27, 2013 at 5:16 pm

      Blergh. Sorry 🙁

  2. Lisa on March 27, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    Sheri, what a beautiful collection. Love the ankle boots! I don’t think my skin tone goes well with orange (or vice versa), but oooh, would I love a pair of those orange pants!!! Can’t wait for jeans jacket weather!!

    • sherisilver on March 27, 2013 at 5:16 pm

      Thanks Lisa! I think any colored jeans would look great – and I’m with you on the weather – can’t wait for warmer temps too! 🙂

  3. June Pope on March 27, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    Love that you wrote about fashion. (And still not one typo. Yes, you’re still the only blogger who can do that.) I love those booties and have been trying to find something similar, but wanted them to be on sale. I would love to see more fashion posts. Thanks

    • sherisilver on March 27, 2013 at 9:17 pm

      Ha! Glad you’re keeping tabs on me! 🙂 And thanks for the feedback more to come!

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