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The perfect fall booties with Gabes

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It’s that time of year that most of us absolutely love: fall. Why do we love it? Cooler temps (candidly I’m an eternal Summer kinda girl but hey), warm fall beverages, chili, football and most importantly? Fall shopping!

My blog has always had a frugal fashion lens – and you’ve seen my Gabes finds here before, so when Gabes challenged me to find the perfect fall booties, I happily accepted. I’ve got three additional posts coming your way, in addition to this one sharing what I’ve found. When I hit my local store, the shoe section was ON POINT you guys.

They had boots from Qupid (the pair I’m wearing) to Express, Lucky Brand, Nine West and Betsey Johnson. LOTS of name brand boots and booties for an absolute steal.

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion and beauty blog; fall booties on a budget with Gabes

This particular pair are the PERFCT cognac bootie for fall. The heel isn’t so tall you can’t reasonably walk around all day, they have a little distress so they aren’t too put together.

I also scooped up this button-up jersey blouse and destroyed, raw hem skinny jeans at Gabes too. The best part? This entire look was under $50. Yes, you read that right!

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion and beauty blog; fall booties on a budget with Gabes

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion and beauty blog; fall booties on a budget with Gabes

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion and beauty blog; fall booties on a budget with Gabes

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion and beauty blog; fall booties on a budget with Gabes

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion and beauty blog; fall booties on a budget with Gabes

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion and beauty blog; fall booties on a budget with Gabes

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion and beauty blog; fall booties on a budget with Gabes

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion and beauty blog; fall booties on a budget with Gabes

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion and beauty blog; fall booties on a budget with Gabes

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Beauty Talk: September Sephora Play! Box

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion and style blog; September Sephora Play! Box

I know it feels repetitive to say this, because I feel like I’ve been saying it pretty much all year, but how are we nearly to October already!? I admit, I was pretty excited to receive this month’s box. August’s wasn’t amazing (full review here) so I was hoping this one would be great, and it didn’t disappoint! (Don’t forget to catch my last few reviews here and here.)

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion and style blog; September Sephora Play! Box

  • Benefit Gimme Me Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel – I’ve been using this since it came in the mail instead of my normal e.l.f. brow pencil, and I definitely like it. It subtly darkens my brows without making them too dark (hello, light hair and fair skin I don’t want to overdo it). for the price point vs. my e.l.f., I don’t think I would purchase a full size, but I really do like the tiny brush and how easy it is to apply.
  • Stila Stay All Day Liquid Liner in black – This liner goes on super smoothly, and it did a pretty good job of staying in place all day. My daily liner is the Kat Von D Tattoo Liquid Liner.
  • I don’t think I would replace, as I think the Kat Von D creates a smoother line than the Stila and stayed just a touch better, but it’s a great alternative.
  • Laura Mercier Velour Lovers Lips in ‘Happy’ – Candidly, I totally forgot to add this into my shoot, because it was in my purse, which should tell you all you need to know. I’ve been wearing this lipstick and really like it. This totally surprised me, because I don’t normally wear non-matte lipsticks and this one has a little glitter but the color is perfect, which will make it perfect for holiday parties.

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion and style blog; September Sephora Play! Box

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion and style blog; September Sephora Play! Box

  • Belief the True Cream Moisturizing Bomb –  This was the product I was least excited about, but it turned out to be not so bad! It’s not super crazy thick like a lot of ‘moisture’ products are, but I’ve used it once a week and it definitely makes my (normal/combination) skin happy, and will be using it in winter to keep my skin hydrated. It’s light and has a citrus smell – which is exactly what I didn’t know I wanted!

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion and style blog; September Sephora Play! Box

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion and style blog; September Sephora Play! Box

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion and style blog; September Sephora Play! Box

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Olive + Denim

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion and beauty blog; olive green dress and booties for fall; Fall outfit inspiration

The question I ask myself what seems like every fall: What to wear when the calendar says fall, but the temperature says summer? We’ve got chilly mornings in the 50s and afternoons in the 80s and 90s. For me, that’s where layering a denim jacket always inevitably comes in.

I couldn’t resist a pop of color in the form of a red lip (this one, to be exact). I don’t know about you, but weather definitely effects my mood, and since it’s still pretty warm, bright colors are still making an appearance.

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion and beauty blog; olive green dress and booties for fall; Fall outfit inspiration

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Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion and beauty blog; olive green dress and booties for fall; Fall outfit inspiration

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion and beauty blog; olive green dress and booties for fall; Fall outfit inspiration

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion and beauty blog; olive green dress and booties for fall; Fall outfit inspiration

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion and beauty blog; olive green dress and booties for fall; Fall outfit inspiration

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion and beauty blog; olive green dress and booties for fall; Fall outfit inspiration

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion and beauty blog; olive green dress and booties for fall; Fall outfit inspiration

Classic Feminine LBD

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Thank goodness we’re back to the (somewhat) norm with temps in the 80s this week, because I totally shot this dress like a month ago, and totally forgot to share it with you. This pretty LBD such a great feminine silhouette, and is a welcomed change from skin tight dresses. Plus, it has pockets. (I’ve linked a few similar pieces below, as this affordable frock is sadly sold out.)

An easy way to add some color is to throw on a silk scarf to instantly add a little extra to an otherwise basic black look.

For fall, add your favorite field jacket or fest and loafers or pumps for a seasonally appropriate look when it gets a little chilly.  (I’m also literally wearing this dress today, see how I styled it over on Instagram.)

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Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati based fashion and beauty blog; feminine LBD with a scarf

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati based fashion and beauty blog; feminine LBD with a scarf

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati based fashion and beauty blog; feminine LBD with a scarf

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati based fashion and beauty blog; feminine LBD with a scarf

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati based fashion and beauty blog; feminine LBD with a scarf

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Friday Faves: September 15, 2017

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati style blog; fall boyfriend blazer and destroyed denim

We’ve made it through yet another week! Although today is not technically my real ‘Friday’,

on the blog:

How I’m transitioning my white denim into fall.

The purrrrfect fall blazer.

shopping: 

Loving these gold studded booties. They’ll be the perfect tough of edgyness for fall.

I’m totally here for the mustard yellow trend this fall. These heels feel vintage, but the price tag is perfect.

Another of Zara’s new arrivals, but I’m loving that velvet platforms are back!

Last one I swear, these mules are EVERYTHING. #addtocart

cincy-ing: 

Hoping to hit Octoberfest Zinzinncati at least once this weekend.

Cue stomach growl: the best burgers in Cincinnati.

around the interwebs: 

Photos from Marilyn Monroe’s last photo shoot.

Why the infamous ‘cerulean’ speech from The Devil Wear’s Prada isn’t quite true.

Have a great weekend, ya’ll!

 

 

Fall Style: The Boyfriend Blazer

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati style blog; fall boyfriend blazer and destroyed denim

There’s nothing I love more during cooler months than a good boyfriend blazer. This one in particular is great because its just long enough AND it’s at a great price point (under $50!). The longer length makes it perfect for dressing up or dressing down – anything from work (with cigarette pants or a midi dress) to cocktails with a black swingy dress or midi dress and strappy heels.

This particular look feels like the perfect in between: polished yet a little egdy.

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati style blog; fall boyfriend blazer and destroyed denim

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati style blog; fall boyfriend blazer and destroyed denim

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exact blazer // tshirt // denim // heels (old, similar here and here) // bag & sunglasses

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Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati style blog; fall boyfriend blazer and destroyed denim
Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati style blog; fall boyfriend blazer and destroyed denim
Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati style blog; fall boyfriend blazer and destroyed denim
Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati style blog; fall boyfriend blazer and destroyed denim
Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati style blog; fall boyfriend blazer and destroyed denim
Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati style blog; fall boyfriend blazer and destroyed denim
Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati style blog; fall boyfriend blazer and destroyed denim
Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati style blog; fall boyfriend blazer and destroyed denim
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How to transition white jeans to fall

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion and beauty blog; how to wear white jeans in fall

It’s that time of year where we officially have to start rocking sweaters and booties. Last week I was in complete denial. Please no fall, but thanks to a fun little shoot with my girl Kayla yesterday, I’m somewhat more excited. Plus, I can still wear my Summer favorites and style them for cooler temps.

I’ve had this neutral sweater (I’ve linked a few very similar versions below!) for years and it remains one of my absolute favorite fall/winter pieces. I’ve worn it with everything from cut off shorts to faux leather leggings, and now with these white jeans with booties.

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion and beauty blog; how to wear white jeans in fall

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion and beauty blog; how to wear white jeans in fall

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion and beauty blog; how to wear white jeans in fall

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Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion and beauty blog; how to wear white jeans in fall
Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion and beauty blog; how to wear white jeans in fall
Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion and beauty blog; how to wear white jeans in fall
Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion and beauty blog; how to wear white jeans in fall
Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion and beauty blog; how to wear white jeans in fall
Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion and beauty blog; how to wear white jeans in fall
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The perfect Summer dress

Yes, I’m perfectly aware it’s now September, but I like to dress for the weather, no matter what time of year it is. While we definitely have cooler temps coming our way later this week, it’s been pretty warm here, so I’m getting as much wear out of my Summer faves as possible (case in point, Monday’s post!)

I also plan to transitioning this pretty frock to fall by wearing my favorite cognac pumps and throwing either my green field jacket (last seen here) or a moto jacket over top. This pretty dress is now available in a bunch of new colors for fall, too!

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Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion and beauty blog; coral Wayf midi dress and wedges

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion and beauty blog; coral Wayf midi dress and wedges

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion and beauty blog; coral Wayf midi dress and wedges

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion and beauty blog; coral Wayf midi dress and wedges

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion and beauty blog; coral Wayf midi dress and wedges

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion and beauty blog; coral Wayf midi dress and wedges

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Labor Day Outfit: Shorts + Plaid

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion and beauty blog; how to wear white after Labor Day; Old Navy white jean shorts with plaid Anthropologie blouse

I know, I know. Today is Labor Day and as a good little blogger, I should be sharing fall outfits right? Well, maybe..but I just cannot bring myself to throw on booties and sweaters while it’s still 90 degrees out. I like to show what I’m actually wearing. So, I have a few more Summery looks left for you before shifting into the fall looks, especially since we’re about to have 5-6 months of dreary weather.

Anyway, this blouse has been one of my absolute favorites this Summer. It’s light and loose and bright which I absolutely love. I’ve worn it with these shorts (last seen here) + ankle tie heels (last seen here) about a million times. They’ve been perfect for everything from date night to brunch.

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Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion and beauty blog; how to wear white after Labor Day; Old Navy white jean shorts with plaid Anthropologie blouse

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion and beauty blog; how to wear white after Labor Day; Old Navy white jean shorts with plaid Anthropologie blouse

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion and beauty blog; how to wear white after Labor Day; Old Navy white jean shorts with plaid Anthropologie blouse

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion and beauty blog; how to wear white after Labor Day; Old Navy white jean shorts with plaid Anthropologie blouse

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion and beauty blog; how to wear white after Labor Day; Old Navy white jean shorts with plaid Anthropologie blouse

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Salsa dancer emoji: Red Zara Maxi

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion and beauty blog; red Zara maxi dress with turquoise accents

I scooped up this pretty maxi dress during the Zara sale a couple of months ago and it’s the perfect maxi for the dog days of Summer, without a doubt. It’s a jersey-type material and, wait for it – it has pockets!

It can easily be dressed up or dressed down, and it totally gives me the salsa dancer emoji vibes. These pretty woven sandals are truly the perfect Summer shoe – for dining al fresco, dancing the night away, brunch with your gal pals.

I can totally see myself throwing a biker jacket over this and a peep-toe bootie and BAM – fall maxi perfection!

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion and beauty blog; red Zara maxi dress and DSW woven sandals

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion and beauty blog; red Zara maxi dress with turquoise accents

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion and beauty blog; red Zara maxi dress with turquoise accents

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion and beauty blog; red Zara maxi dress with turquoise accents

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion and beauty blog; red Zara maxi dress with turquoise accents

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion and beauty blog; red Zara maxi dress with turquoise accents

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion and beauty blog; red Zara maxi dress with turquoise accents

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion and beauty blog; red Zara maxi dress with turquoise accents

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion and beauty blog; red Zara maxi dress and DSW woven sandals

 

 

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