How to Wear Velvet Shoes Right Now

If you caught my Velvet Crush post then you already know that I love fall’s velvet trend. Sumptuous, luxurious fabrics? I’m so here for that. In that post, I shared 6 easy ways to embrace the trend, including rocking velvet shoes. Today, I’m showing you how I’m doing it with a fabulous pair of velvet loafers.

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Velvet Shoes

During the fall, I like to add a few new pieces to set the tone for my style during the season. This fall, my from Naturalizer were must-haves for me because they combine two of my favorite fall trends—velvet and menswear. They’re a perfectly tailored loafer that offer the comfort I’ve grown to love from Naturalizer shoes. And, they’re available in a super luxe bordo velvet. The loafers fit true-to-size (I’m wearing my usual size 8).

Since cutting my hair earlier this year, my favorite fedoras no longer fit. So, I’ve been hoping to slowly rebuild my collection. I found this beautiful  ($35) while walking through Dillard’s recently. I was drawn to the texture and striking combination of grey with the brown band.

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Location: The ruins of the National Memorial Church of God in Christ in St. Louis



Fall’s Biggest Trends Anchored by One Pair of $30 Jeans

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I’ve been so excited since getting a sneak peek of the Fall collection of DENIZEN® from Levi’s® jeans. I love a dark and dressy black jean in the fall, and I’d been hoping that my favorite denim brand would offer a pair. And, it’s here! DENIZEN® has released the  in black, and I love them! I know you will too.

The curvy skinnies offer an ideal fit for us women with hips. They’re made of the same super-stretchy premium denim we expect from DENIZEN® jeans. The curvy fit jeans also feature a contoured mid-rise that perfectly hugs the curves. By the way, they’re available at in sizes 2-28 and in short and long lengths.

In general, I prefer dark rinse denim (see previous DENIZEN® brand collaborations here and here). I find darker washes to be more versatile, especially when dressing them up. And, black jeans are the ultimate dressy jeans for me. So, in today’s post, I’m going to show you how my , which retail for only $27.99, can easily hold down some of fall’s biggest trends.

Playful Polka Dots

Polka dots are having a major moment this fall, and I’m here for it. I’m particularly drawn to huge dots in a monochrome palette like my black and white top. And, I can’t think of a better style companion for playful dots than my black skinny jeans. See what I mean below.

Black jeans   

Feathers and Fringe

I adore fanciful trimmings! So, the news that fringe and feathers will be dominating fall trends is music to my ears. To experiment with the trend, I repurposed one of my favorite fringe items, a mini skirt, as a top. Doesn’t it look fantastic with my DENIZEN® jeans?

Power Suit

When I rock a sharp blazer, I feel powerful. So, I’m thrilled to see how huge the power suit is projected to be this fall. Here’s how I’m recreating this fall favorite trend with jeans. Yes, jeans. I’m telling you…black jeans can look super dressy and sophisticated, especially when they fit as flatteringly as this pair.

What fall trends are you loving? I bet you that these jeans can help anchor your favorite looks too.

Fashion-Forward Oxfords Now on Sale for Under $35

I share all of my looks on social media. Are we , , and official yet? When I recently shared my outfit with the long cardigan (see that post here), I received so many questions about the shoes I had on. So, here’s a quick follow-up post that highlights those fashion-forward oxfords. Get this. My is now on sale for under $30! They are leather oxfords that originally retailed for $100. I thought I should I also let you know that they’re available in two other colors— and . And, those two colors are on sale for under $35.

Fit? Reviewers rightly indicated that these oxfords run about a 1/2 size large. So, I took that advice and found my perfect fit. I usually wear a size 8, but I’m wearing a size 7 1/2 in this style.

Fashion-Forward oxfords

Fashion-forward Oxfords

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