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Outfit: Blue Suede Shoes



My booties (which I first wore with an even earlier fall outfit at the beach) are by a lovely company called Sseko Designs. Sseko works with local artisans in Uganda to handmake footwear and accessories that help provide employment and scholarship opportunities. It's a good brand to look into if you prefer to shop with purpose. My boots feel really well-made and the purchase of them helps support the education of a woman in Uganda.
I love the sort of soft blueish grey of these booties, but was unsure at first how many outfits I could find that "go" with them. But since I've had them I've found loads of great color combinations; they suit my more navy based outfits perfectly, but even more contrasting colors like these orange-y jeans look nice with them. It just goes to show that a lot of styling (in my opinion) happens when you play with the pieces in person; in my head I think one thing will work and another won't, but when I actually start to look at the pieces right in front of me all sorts of different combinations become possible. The booties are really the only new thing I'm wearing; the jeans are entering their third fall (I first wore them when I had blue hair!) and my sweater is from last year. In the fall I especially love comfortable pieces that I know I will wear again and again--on dreary days I tend to reach for what's familiar and cozy in my closet rather than seeking new pieces or style experiments.

details: feather barrette, old sweater, old jeans, Sseko booties, Brit Stitch purse
*all pictures by me*

12 comments:

Ronie said...

This is such an amazing autumn outfit! I love your jeans, boots and sweater and it makes a perfect contrast with your hair, this is just amazing. I also like to wear familiar clothes rather than experiment, but not only in the autumn :D. xxx

Justina Kenyon said...

This set of pictures is so fall and so beautiful. I love the picture of your sitting on the ground with the leaf, it is so playful and happy :)

Mel said...

I feel in love with those shoes from your first post, but I love the outfit you paired then with here! This post really inspired me to step out of my comfort zone and try more color combinations in my own outfits.

Brennae Morgan said...

Cute fall outfit!

The Novelty Dame said...

I love the grey booties with those orange hues! I feel like it make the outfit a little more down to earth. Cute bag too!

Sunniva said...

Such a cute autumnal outfit

Katy Mage said...

Cool booties! And s always amazing photos! :)

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Noelle Mettille said...

I feel exactly the same way. Every time I get something new my bedroom becomes a war zone as I'm getting overly excited pulling everything out that could possibly go with the new item.

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Anonymous said...

I don't visit your blog very often so I missed them the first time they were posted but I wanted to thank you for sharing the information about the booties! They look great and I love that the company has such a positive mission.

tyranosarahrex said...

I need your help! I have the same sweater I found at a vintage shop but it's very stiff and crunchy feeling. How did you get yours to soften up? (or did it ever?) I appreciate your tips. :)

Kayla said...

This company sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing it! I love any kind of company that gives back and shopping ethically is so rewarding...and those shoes are so divine! I will definitely be checking them out! The go great with this outfit...which looks so cozy! I am loving the fall vibes in this post! Thanks for sharing!

Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

@tyranosarahrex, my sweater isn't vintage so it wasn't ever stiff. It sort of sounds like yours might be wool that got wet and hardened; I'm sure there are things you can do to make it soften up again but I'd ask some more vintage-saavy bloggers or even sellers.