How shoes change a simple outfit

The first picture was taken in the desert.  The spouse and I were heading out to dinner and since it’s starting to cool down at night in the desert, I decided on a pair of shooties instead of my strappy sandals. As I was reviewing the photo’s for the blog post, I thought the shoes were good for a date night, but wanted to see if different shoes would change the look and feel of this simple outfit.

Top and Clutch by Kohls
Wool A-line skirt by J Crew (perfect skirt for a pear shape gal)
Cynthia Rowley shooties from Marshalls

>Note the speedy cocker spaniel in the right corner<

Back to San Diego, and another “what should I wear to work” week dilemma, I decided to pair the outfit with faux black pumps which gave the outfit a casual corporate look.

Karmen pump
If you find that medium width pumps are too narrow for your feet, try the
Karmen pump at Payless in the wide width. 

Since the weather is now cooler in San Diego, I pulled out a pair of knee boots for the third look.  I purchased these boots a few years ago for a conference that I was managing in Berlin, Germany, but didn’t end up taking the boots with me as they sure were not cold weather boots (and boy, was it cold in Germany in January!).  Later, I thought I had no use for the boots and tried to sell them on ebay.  After no takers, I put the boots in a hall closet where they sat for a year or two.  Well, I pulled the boots out for the photo below and forgot how fabulous these boots are!  So glad I didn’t sell them!

Bradbury wide shaft boots by Naturalizer
Bradbury wide shaft boots by Naturalizer
The Bradbury boots are no longer available, so below you’ll find a 
few other brands that have wide shaft boots:

I really like the boots with this skirt and top and feel that it’s the best look out of all three.  So happy I never sold those boots!

Which look do you like the best?


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