As sad as it is to admit, summer is almost over. Sigh. I’m seeing lots of fall things already selling out quite quickly, so I’m pre-shopping now for fall in order to snag some items I think risk being sold out. The Ugg Abilene boots is one such item. They are made by Ugg so you know they have to be comfortable, and I love the fact that they are a twist on the classic slouchy suede boots.
The calf size is supposed to be quite roomy at 15.5″, which is perfect for me and my big ol’ calves. I was torn between the cognac and black color, but ended up with black as it was the safe choice.
I’m wearing: J.Crew Dress (similar here), Ugg Abilene Boots
The boots are not lined with sheepskin or anything furry, just plain suede. However, the sole is the typical Ugg furry sole we’ve come to know and love. Very comfy. You can’t tell in the above pictures but the outer layer of suede have mini cutouts that add a slight edge to these classic boots.
I read some reviews that said to size up half a size to a full size, so I first purchased half a size up, but it turned out to be way too long in length. I exchanged for a 9, my regular size, and it fits perfectly. Some also complained about how it’s kind of tough to get your foot in, but I didn’t have that problem. Love these and I highly recommend!
Get it here from Nordstrom for $199.95.
Ok, I know I say a lot of things are my “favorite” of the season, but the Cobblestone Bracelet from J.Crew really is my favorite.
These stock photos really don’t do this piece any justice whatsoever. I saw this online and didn’t give it a second thought, but then one day I happened to be at the store and I saw this blindingly sparkly jar of something and was immediately drawn to it. I saw all these jars full of these bracelets in a multitude of colors and was instantly enamored.
My pictures don’t do this piece justice either. The lighting in my apartment just isn’t conducive to the sparkle.
Anyway I picked one up in pink then could not get the other colors out of my mind, so I had to go back for more.
They have the white crystals with a black/graphite metal backing, as well as with the silver, pictured above. I love the silver version because then there is no black to distract the eye – the entire bracelet radiates blinding light.
They also have a gold version (pictured in the stock photo), dark blue with black metal backing, and of course white with black metal backing. I’m totally not a jewelry person and usually wear none, but ever since I bought these, I’ve been wearing one or the other every single day. They match absolutely every outfit and look much more expensive than they really are. It’s really funny – they are so sparkly that when I have conversations with people in my office, I notice they always stare unconsciously at it and follow it with their eyes as I gesture. Guess everyone is attracted to shiny things!
Get it here from J.Crew for $29.99 (still $39.50 in stores).
The Claudia Ballerina Flats are my first pair of shoes from Louis Vuitton. Yeah, I know LV isn’t known for making shoes so I don’t expect them to be too comfortable, but I’m a HUGE sucker for the Amarante leather they have and I love the pop of the gold hardware against the darkness of the Amarante.
Unlike most of the LV shoes, these are not ostentatiously logo-ed. Rather, the vernis leather is subtly embossed and barely noticeable unless under direct sunlight.
They were quite pricey at $655 not including tax, so hopefully they’re not killer on my feet and I end up never wearing them.
Initial impression is good though; the leather may be a bit stiff as expected from all patent leather, but the sole is very cushiony and bendy. Good signs!
Get it here from Louis Vuitton for $655.