Aug 302013

Today I am talking fall trends (not that you could tell by my title, we’ll get to that later) and in this post I’m highlighting two trends – black and white and booties. I’m a child of the 90s and we rocked black. I mean EVERYTHING was black. Therefore, a black and white trend is very easy to pull off. I’ve kept this one simple, I just pulled a few older pieces from my closet and voila, I’m on trend. Nothing is simpler then a white button down and a pair of black jeans. To really show off your sartorial expertise is to mix black and white patterns, I have not budgeted for those prints so I’m just going to stick to the easy…for now.

To add some spice to the outfit I’ve paired it with the most amazing leopard booties of the season – these from 9 West in collaboration with InStyle magazine (hence the hash tag #9WInStyle). Not a fan of leopard? Not a problem they also come in black and burgundy. This comes to another fall trend – the bootie. If you only need one shoe this season it needs to be the bootie. I thought the leopard print was a fun way to break up the black and white. These booties are gong to be in heavy rotation so prepare yourself. I always feel that when I do a black, white and leopard look I need my lips to pop. My favourite pop is red lips.

Here’s where blogging and children don’t mix – specifically when taking photographs. First, I’m not lugging four kids around to find the perfect backdrop. Second, they want to help me with the artistic concept of the photos which means some interesting poses. Third, they fight and this time it was over who was going to use the remote control for the camera. Therefore, the pictures suffer. Oh well, blogger problems. Black on black was a horrible idea.

leopard fail 3

leopard fail 2

leopard fail 1

leopard fail 6

leopard fail 5

I am missing a kid, to be honest don’t know where he went.

leopard fail 4

9W Leopard 4

9W Leopard 3

9W Leopard 2

Pants, Yoga Jeans (old). Shirt, Brooks Brothers (old). Belt, Tory Burch (old). Top Necklace, Dayana (Costco, old). Bottom Necklace & Bracelets, J Crew. Booties, 9 West.

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 August 30, 2013  Posted by on August 30, 2013

  13 Responses to “Houston We Have a Problem – #9WInStyle”


    Beautiful look,your kids are beautiful, i love those nine west boots:)


    Wow, I absolutely love those booties. Will definitely be going in search of them! And just how cute are your kids??!!!


    you look gorgeous! LOVE the photos with the kids!


    You can never go wrong with black&white, can you? And leopard prints are the cherry onthe cake! Love these booties!

    Annette | Lady of Style


    Love these booties. Saw them on the Nine West Instagram feed and my jaw dropped. So fab.


    You look hot. And, your kids are adorable. They all look like you – so cute! I spotted you mentioned you were wearing Yoga jeans — how do you find them?! They look hot!!!


      I have several pairs of Yoga Jeans and I love them. These are the coated ones and they are wonderful but I put them next to something in my closet that made them pill.


    Love this look and those booties are FIERCE! Totally you!!!
    What a beautiful family you have (I can only imagine that the missing one is as adorable as the others!)
    xo Emma


    Love, love, love those leopard booties!!! Sexy AND sophisticated!


    Gimmie those boots! Love – great outfit. Your kiddies are cute – hope ya found the 4th one 😉



    Uhm…I need those booties! I may even need to get them this weekend! Your kids did a great job with the photography!


    LOVE those booties – so cute. And your kids are adorable…wow…all going to be heartbreakers when they’re older! Have a great weekend Iva, Ax


    The random hockey sticks have me dying of laughter. Great outfit!

    It’s Emma Elise

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