Style Session: Heeled Daytime Sandals

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Steve Madden Sandals

I thought it was finally time to show you guys what these sandals were all about. I’ve been wearing them all summer to work, and I’ve gotten a lot of compliments on how I use them to complete a look – and how I can wear them for a 9 hour shift without complaining!

I do realize we’re reaching the end of the summer and it’s a little late for styling advice on sandals, but if you guys live anywhere like the Bay Area or Montreal, you know that we have a little more time before it really starts to chill down. So I thought I’d show you guys some ways to make sandals like these work for this transitional time, while also accommodating that lingering heat.

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Look 1: Madewell Jeans, Aritzia Shirt, UO Necktie

For look 1 I went with a couple of western-inspired instincts – the necktie, the tied shirt, the denim.. and then I brought it back to reality with the sandals, and I brought it into fall with the dusty color scheme.

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Look 2: Zara Shirt, Free People Skirt, Brandy Melville Choker, LF Bag

Look 2 is a girly look at its core, with the skirt and off-the-shoulder shirt combo. I then masculinized it with the pinstriped fabric and structured bag, and gave it a touch of edge with the unconventional skirt and choker. The denim and brown leather in the shoes make this a nice September look – an older version of the classic first day of school outfit.

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Look 3: Zara Romper, BP Scarf

I’m not really sure what the inspiration behind Look 3 was. I think you can’t have a style session with heeled sandals without including some sort of dress (this is actually a cleverly disguised romper), and the scarf just seemed to lend itself to the look. What I ended up with is something you would probably see on a nicely dressed lady at a Mexican resort – but I would easily wear this out to a nice dinner.

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Look 4: Levis Shorts, Zara Shirt, Free People Belt

Look 4 is a personal favorite. This new belt is the love of my life. I softened up a rugged bottom half with this light 70’s inspired blouse for a look that feels effortless. Throw on some sunglasses and a crossbody bag and I could easily wear this all day long.

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Valentine’s Week: The Movies

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Jacket, AllSaints / Scarf, Madewell / Boots, Steve Madden / Bag, LF

With Valentine’s Day (or Galentine’s Day, however you’ll be celebrating it) around the corner, I thought it would be fun to present you guys with different outfits inspired by different dates you guys might be going on this Saturday! This first look is for a casual movie date. I kept it comfortable with jeans and a scarf, while adding some edge and personality with the leather jacket and studded boots. See you back here tomorrow with Valentine’s Week’s second look!

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2015.

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Jacket, AllSaints / Sweater, Urban Outfitters / Hat, Topshop / Jeans, Urban Outfitters / Bag, Topshop / Boots, Steve Madden

Day 1 of 365. A new leaf. A fresh start. However you phrase it, the first day of the year represents a chance to start again from scratch in whatever aspect of your life you so desire. For me, along with my usual “be healthy,” “study harder” resolutions, day 1 of 365 opens up infinite opportunities for inspiration. The idea of the year lying ahead brings forth thousands of ideas for different ways to reinvent yourself, and for me, that begins with my style. This outfit is a fair representation of where my sense of style is now, with its two-toned palette and casual vibes that I picked up somewhere in my first semester at University. It is also where my 2015 style evolution will take off from, and I can’t wait to see where it goes! Happy New Year everybody, and good luck with all of your new year’s inspirations and resolutions!

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Hems

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Dress, X-Generation / Slip-Ons, Steve Madden / Bag, Marc by Marc Jacobs / Arm Cuff, Nordstrom

The first thing my dad said to me when he saw this dress was, “Megan, they hemmed your dress wrong!” Of course he was kidding, but the hem is something that stands out as a little strange. What I love about an abnormal hem, however, is that it can take a plain black shift dress and turn it into something that really catches the eye. I’ve realized that while our basics are important, the pieces that you’re going to wear on their own need to have some “wow factor” in order to keep the outfit stylish, rather than simple. xx