November 21, 2012

Dressed Down Casual

Dress c/o Rory Beca/ Jacket American Rag via Macy’s (on sale!)/ Booties J. Crew/ Purse Tory Burch/ Sunglasses Ray Ban/ Lipstick Burberry “Pink Azalea”/ Heart necklace c/o Albeit Jewelry/ J necklace gift

I absolutely love these booties that Thomas got me for my birthday. I wear them with everything- jeans, dresses, skirts…you name it! I have always been really hesitant about wearing flat booties because I thought they would cut off my legs and make me appear shorter than I already am (I’m 5’5”). I don’t know if it’s the color or the cut of the opening, but they are the first booties that actually elongate my legs. I paired them with this super comfortable Rory Beca dress and threw over my new parka for a dressed down casual look.

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Andrea November 21, 2012 at 7:54 am

What a cute outfit!! Your coat looks so cozy and I love the booties! Your husband really has great taste!
xo Andrea
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Natali November 21, 2012 at 8:25 am

Fabulous parka and bag! Looking great :)


Rachelle November 21, 2012 at 9:36 am

Cute parka and boots.


Petra November 21, 2012 at 10:36 am

Really cute casual outfit. The boots looking great on you and match very good with the dress.
xo, Petra


Jerrell November 21, 2012 at 11:30 am

I feel the exact same way about flat/short booties. I’m definitely going to try these on though. I also love your parka!


Penny Pincher Fashion November 21, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Such a cute outfit – I’m loving that coat and the fur collar…you’re right, those booties are amazing!!


Lauren November 21, 2012 at 1:32 pm

5’5 isn’t short. The average American woman is 5’4 :)


Meaghann November 21, 2012 at 1:44 pm

Love that coat! You also look amazing in those shoes!


Star White November 21, 2012 at 2:23 pm

Those booties really are awesome, they have a smaller opening for your ankle than most I’ve seen. Lovin your cozy look and how you polished it off with a great lip color. Very sweet!


samira November 21, 2012 at 2:38 pm

love the jacket!!!!


Rachel November 21, 2012 at 2:56 pm

Where are your sunglasses from? I LOVE them!


Emily November 21, 2012 at 3:12 pm

Fabulous outfit! And I love that coat.
Isn’t That Charming.


Siobhan November 21, 2012 at 3:32 pm

I love the unexpected plaid on that parka!


Emily November 21, 2012 at 3:46 pm

Love that parka! the whole look is adorable.


Alex November 21, 2012 at 3:52 pm

This is so cute!!! Your hair looks really pretty up like that :)

XO Alex


Heidi November 21, 2012 at 4:18 pm

Your bun looks so chic and effortless! It would take me forever to get my hair to look like that.


Always Maylee November 21, 2012 at 4:25 pm

You look so cute, love your jacket!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee


Morgan November 21, 2012 at 4:31 pm

LOVE this outfit! So casual chic for autumn. It looks extremely cozy too :) Your hubby did a great job on the birthday boots- props to him!


Morgan at Wake Up Your Wardrobe


alison*elle November 21, 2012 at 4:43 pm

I am in love with that jacket, Julia! And those booties Thomas got you are such classics!

xo, alison*elle


Mary Summers November 21, 2012 at 5:06 pm

so so so cute! You look comfy and cute!!! Great booties too! xo


The Glitter Life November 21, 2012 at 5:27 pm

Loving the jacket!

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Ashleigh @ Jolie Jouel November 21, 2012 at 5:42 pm

I adore those booties! Adding them to my Christmas wishlist :)

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Donna November 21, 2012 at 6:21 pm

Great deal find on the coat! Love this look.


Rachel November 21, 2012 at 7:36 pm

I love ‘casual’ looks – they are so much more ‘real life’!


jenn~the stylish housewife November 21, 2012 at 8:29 pm

those boots are FABULOUS. they are great for shorter length dresses on those casual days! i think i NEED them in my life! =)

xoxo, jenn
the stylish housewife


Brie November 21, 2012 at 8:44 pm

Love everything about this look!! Must know how you got that perfect messy bin!!


Brie November 21, 2012 at 8:45 pm

I meant messy bun. ;)


Erin November 21, 2012 at 10:09 pm

I love the winter-y jacket thrown over that pretty blue dress. And Thomas has good taste, the booties are chic and flattering. Though 5’5 is NOT short!



Alicia November 21, 2012 at 10:58 pm

I love your coat Julia!! xx


Caroline November 21, 2012 at 11:53 pm

Those booties are phenomenal. You are making me crave a pair.


Caroline November 21, 2012 at 11:54 pm

Those booties look great, you are definitely making me crave a pair.


Pia J November 22, 2012 at 1:06 am

Great Boots!
They look great.


Danai November 22, 2012 at 8:35 am
Kelly November 22, 2012 at 9:41 am

Love that parka it is so chic!!



tangoella November 22, 2012 at 3:45 pm

The plaid poker coat is versatile. It goes with dresses like the way you wore and also for all casual wears. It is a love.

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Sarah November 22, 2012 at 3:47 pm

I’m a couple inches shorter than you and I agree – it’s hard to do flat booties! I think the key is having a short enough skirt…you have to show enough leg to make them look longer, but without looking skanky, of course :)

Sarah’s Real Life


fashionablecollections November 25, 2012 at 10:09 pm

great outfit. Loving the jacket.



Laura @ Chaotic Domestic November 26, 2012 at 2:39 pm

I love the dress. This is a great look. The coat is really fun, too.


Annie tucker November 27, 2012 at 3:42 pm

I am loving those booties! And coat!! Great outfit!


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