I received these Dolce Vita black suede peep toe booties in one of my Stitch Fix boxes, and at first, I didn’t really get them for summer. I typically would not think of summer clothes and black suede booties going together, BUT I figured it out! And, boy, I’m glad I did, because now I feel confident rocking my peep toe booties with shorts!
This is a casual summertime outfit that I would wear out to cocktails with girlfriends, a concert or date night out. I linked some similar peep toe booties with stacked heels and hi-low camies below, so you can recreate this look! Besides the new shoes, everything else I am wearing came directly from my closet after years of wear. The booties definitely inspired the outfit, and I was happy to create the rest of the outfit with items I already own.
I am a big fan of hi-low hems, because they just add a little pizzazz to your top. I especially like how this tank not only has the hi-low effect but also ruffles on the hem. Also, if you want to adjust the straps a little higher, you can get a peek of a crop top. That look paired with some high waisted jeans and high heels would look so cute for a night out. (Some high waisted denim is on my wish list for this fall!)
I have been buying chino shorts from J. Crew since high school, and I finally found the perfect fit. I used to wear the 3″ shorts religiously, but as I got I older I felt they were a little too short. The next option was 5″ shorts, so I bought those and they were too long. (This sounds a lot like Goldilocks…) Then, they finally came out with the J. Crew 4″ chino shorts, and cue the ah-ha music, they are the perfect length! This look would also go well with some cutoff white shorts.
One of my best friends wanted to make an appearance while we were shooting pictures on this particular afternoon. This is one of my dachshund puppies, Grace. I still call her a puppy, but she and her sister, Chuy, are seven years old. I literally would not know what I would do without them and our other dog, Jones. They are all just so much fun to be around!
For some reason each time I have styled these booties this summer, I immediately reach for my rose gold jewelry and accessories. (See Black Maxi with Rose Gold Accents post.) It is just something about their rocker-chic vibe. This trio of rose gold Kendra Scott jewelry has gotten a lot of wear this summer. I originally bought the Naomi double ring to wear on the hand I hold the mic with when I do interviews. I felt like I needed to jazz my hand up a little bit. Then the Rayne necklace (such a classic and I have multiple colors) and Jamie bracelet were added to my collection to complete a full rose gold look.
This weekend is our LAST weekend off before football season starts, so I am putting together a night out outfit and doing something before life becomes all football every day! (Which I really am excited for!!) I hope you have a great weekend!
Dolce Vita black peep toe booties from Stitch Fix / similar options here, here and here
Hi-low hem tank from Love boutique in Baton Rouge, La. / Similar styles here, here and here
J. Crew white shorts
Rebecca Minkoff mini M.A.C. crossbody
Kendra Scott Rayne rose gold necklace in peach / Jamie rose gold bracelet / Naomi double ring in pearl
Kate Spade ‘one in a million’ initial necklace
Michael Kors mini chronograph gold watch
David Yurman cable classics bracelet
Ray-Ban wayfarer sunglasses