You might have seen these boots on a social media video two weeks ago. These boots are special and unique! Just look at them... they are so much fun, in addition to being fur-fringed, bling-tasseled, suede and Italian made. That is why I had to show them off in a video first!! I bought them right off another women's feet. A first for me! Why might you ask? I attended a Fall Pop-Up for Dress for Success (DFS) Charlotte. This is not your usual Pop-Up... it was for a great cause. Four Charlotte women, all friends, came together two years ago to host Cocktails & Couture. They solicit their friends to provide high-end, haute couture that they no longer wear for donations to the event. The event has become a great success and is now hosted both spring and fall! For every $500 raised, DFS provides job preparedness, job acquisition, employment retention, IT Access and Support, and Career Advancement Services to a woman for an entire year. So twice a year, dozens of women benefit from a fun night of shopping and friendship.
Over the course of the evening, I noticed the boots, one of the hosts, was wearing. I had to comment on them, since they were so unique! Little did I know, she was just modeling them. Next thing I knew, she was taking them off and I was putting them on. That is when I knew I had to have them and voila, they were mine! In fact, I did not take them off till I got home and showed Mr. Silver. (He could not believe the story about how I acquired them.) I should also mention, I bought a couple of other items including a snake bracelet that I adore. I guarantee you will see it in the future!
I hope you enjoy the photo's of these fun boots styled three different ways. Who says we can't wear what we want? I choose stylish, chic and fun every time.
this look is partly FTC (from my closet.) the sweater is from United Colors of Benetton, 10+ years ago. one of my favorite (of several) black sweaters. the pencil skirt in black and brown is from Nordstrom Rack. my lipstick is chili by MAC. I have added some similar options for shopping in the gallery below.
this pink leopard dress is from Nordstrom Rack. I included similar dresses in the gallery, as this sold out quickly. I am wearing MAC lipstick in captive and the sunnies are linked in the gallery below.
this sweater is free people, FTC (from the closet) as well as the jeans. Shop the gallery below.
These boots were not the only thing I found at this fun event... I also had the opportunity to meet many wonderful and amazing women! And can't wait for my next Cocktails and Couture Pop-Up! Check out other fun events coming up here or look for your local worldwide DFS chapter.
Thanks for stopping by and reading! Let me know if you ever bought something right off a model or at least wanted, too.
Until next time XX
Hi lovely friends, Hope your week is was great and that your upcoming weekend will be fantastic!! Last weekend was relaxing, this weekend not so much!
I love this quote by Henry Ford but find it is not always easy to do what it suggests, but I do agree with Henry and feel that most successful people can look at other's point of views. Today, everyone including me (or so my son says) has an opinion on everything. We have so much information available to us at our finger tips all day long. We look up long enough to share our thoughts on what we have read or learned to socialize a bit. These opinions range from politics to sports, healthcare, education and the list goes on. Recently I am seeing many articles sharing what women over 50 should and should not wear. In fact, I just read a Harpers Bazaar article which stated that as you get older to keep your animal urges confined to a skirt or a clutch. And that's all fine but in my opinion, if you find something you really like wear it!! Even if it is an all over leopard print shirt dress. With the likes of Iris, Carmen, Diane Keaton and Furstenberg, and many fashion sysmbols, we can and should wear what we want. The key is to be true to yourself and confident about what you like. It's not necessarily about what's in fashion, it's about what you love for you and your style.
Which leads me to this post. First, I chose the location based on the fact that it is a triangular shaped building near downtown Charlotte. I was standing in front of one of the three points.... actually making my point!! This fun leopard print shirt dress is from Chico's. It is sold out on line but available in some stores and is a great price too!! My bag (a gift from Mr. Silver last year) is a Louis Vuitton, Pochette Modis and hard to find this year! Theses black Ivanka Trump pumps are FTC and are a wardrobe staple.
In closing hope you all have a great Friday and weekend! Be confident in what you wear. Nobody else can or will be.
Until next time, thank you for reading!!