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The Black Bootie: This Season’s “It” Solemate

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***Special thanks to Zappos for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own.***

Every year, I invest in a nice pair of black booties because they are so versatile and can be easily dressed up or down for any occasion. This month, I have partnered up with Zappos to style this season’s favorite black bootie by Lucky Brand. Constructed with rich nubuck leather and featuring a side zipper closure and a wrapped block heel, these babies are great for all-day wear and walking around in the city.

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Pinit

Though my everyday outfit with these booties would be more like a cozy sweater and rolled up jeans, I decided to do something different for this editorial. I wanted to step it up a notch and show how these booties can really add sophistication to a more eclectic look as well.

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Pinit

This fall, checked anything has been a hit. I’m sure you’ve seen it — that grey checked blazer that everyone’s been flaunting all over Instagram. What else has been hot on the trend list? Polka dots, balloon sleeves, sailor hats, and your classic boy bag. Together, these pieces create a fun Parisian-inspired look! Now all that’s missing is the perfect solemate. When I think of Parisian style, elegance and class come to mind. With that said, I was looking for something simple, yet timeless.

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Pinit

After browsing through some booties on Zappos.com, I came across the “Shaynah” bootie by Lucky Brand. When it comes to online shopping, I can be pretty hesitant at times. Without being able to try the item on prior to purchasing, I’m often worried that the item will arrive, not fit, and I’ll have to go through the returns process. On top of that, many online retailers charge for shipping. There are just so many factors to a successful online shopping experience! With Zappos, my worries are at rest. The shipping is always free back and forth, and extremely fast. This is a HUGE plus if you’re like me and are anxious to receive your item quickly after you’ve purchased it. To top it off, Zappos has a generous 365-day return policy for all my indecisive shoppers out there. Now that’s something you don’t see very often.

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Pinit

This time around, my shopping experience was pretty straightforward. I received the shoes the day after I placed my order, and I was ecstatic! As soon as I opened the box, I knew that these ankle booties would perfectly complete the Parisian look I had in mind. I adore the fact that the block heel provides ample support, allowing me to walk in style all day long with ease and comfort. I am totally excited to wear these chic booties with more of my holiday looks this season!

Have you found any solemates you love from Zappos lately?

Photos by David Potter

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75 Comments
  • Mariann yip
    October 18, 2017

    Firstly, your photos are amazing!! I love your outfit and those booties complete the look perfectly. I usually have a million black booties since theyโ€™re such a staple for the fall and I didnโ€™t know Zappos had a 365 day return policy, thatโ€™s pretty amazing!

    • Sharon Wu
      October 18, 2017

      Mariann, I really appreciate all the love and support you’ve given me and my blog lately! You’re so sweet. I am like you — can never have too many black booties lol! I saw you wore black booties in your recent blog post too. They are just so versatile and perfect for any occasion! Zappos’ 365-day return policy is pretty sweet haha. Don’t know of any other retailer that has such a generous return policy!

  • Christine Kong
    October 18, 2017

    I love this new editorial vibe! The mix of prints and the cap and finishing off the look with a chic pair of black boots is perfect! I am a HUGE fan of Zappos! Not only do they carry all the latest styles of shoes, their prices are amazing (always the lowest), their customer service and easy returns are totally worth it, and I get my shoes the next day! You can’t beat that especially for someone like me who likes instant gratification. These black boots are perfect for fall and winter and are such a classic style that you can wear them for years to come. What a fab find! xoxo, Christine
    http://dailykongfidence.com/

    • Sharon Wu
      October 18, 2017

      Thank you so much Christine! Means a lot coming from you as all your outfits are always on point. I couldn’t agree more with you on everything you’ve mentioned about Zappos. I am like you — super impatient and always about the instant gratification when it comes to shopping haha. It’s definitely a huge plus to be able to receive our goodies so quickly after we purchase them online! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Miranda Sterling
    October 18, 2017

    OMG this series of photos is probably my fave to date on your blog babe! You are so gorgeous and I love the Parisian inspired look on you ๐Ÿ™‚ Those black booties look really comfortable and chic! Great choice. I will have to check out Lucky Brand’s latest styles on Zappos!

    • Sharon Wu
      October 18, 2017

      Thanks Miranda! I’m glad you like this outfit. I’ll keep this in mind and create similar looks to this in the future! Yes, these Lucky Brand booties are super comfy and a steal from Zappos! Hope you’ll find something you love too xx

  • Denise Fry
    October 19, 2017

    What a beautiful editorial! I am loving this Parisian look on you. Those Lucky Brand booties are surely a classic. I am a fan of shopping at Zappos too!

    • Sharon Wu
      October 23, 2017

      Thanks Denise! I’m glad you are a Zappos fan as well. It’s nice being able to get your items so quickly after purchasing online right?!

  • Lauren Nakagawa
    October 19, 2017

    Sharon, you look amazing and I love these editorial photos. I’m a fan of these booties as well, love that heel!

    xx
    Lauren
    http://www.shoesandsashimi.com

    • Sharon Wu
      October 23, 2017

      Thank you so much Lauren! You’re always so sweet! I think you’d really rock these booties yourself ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Brittany
    October 19, 2017

    I definitely think have a pair of black booties is essential, they’re a staple wardrobe item! xo, Brittany | http://www.theblistblog.com

    • Sharon Wu
      October 23, 2017

      I’m glad you feel the same way! Have a lovely week!

  • Such a chic look! I love the mixed prints. And ankle boots are my favourite, they go with everything.

  • Gracie
    October 19, 2017

    Your look is incredible! Besides the booties, your Chanel bag is my favorite. I love Zappos too. They carry the latest, ship quickly & easy returns. Great post!

    Xxgracie

    snappedbygracie.com

    • Sharon Wu
      October 23, 2017

      Thank you Gracie! That bag is my favorite too LOL I wear it with literally everything! And these booties too… just have to take a break this week because we’re back up over the 100s. Back to flip flops for a while! Haha

  • Kileen
    October 19, 2017

    This outfit is perfection girl. I love the blouse and skirt, so chic and these are the perfect black booties!

    Kileen
    cute & little

    • Sharon Wu
      October 23, 2017

      Thanks Kileen! Glad you like the look! xx

  • Shannon
    October 19, 2017

    A good pair of black boots never go out of style. So you really need to buy them in every style available! Flat, heeled, thigh-high… hahaha I love your boots here! These ones look really comfortable to walk in too!

    THE FASHANN MONSTER life + style

    • Sharon Wu
      October 23, 2017

      Omg so true haha I have a billion in my closet and can’t seem to get rid of any!

  • Helen Chik
    October 20, 2017

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen you with such a city girl look babe! You’ve always been a little like me with the whimsical summery looks but you pull this off amazingly!! Totally in love with how classic those black booties look and perfectly styled. This outfit actually reminds me of something that Anne Hathaway wore on Devil Wears Prada ๐Ÿ˜‰ – Vogue chic if you ask me!!

    Helen xx
    https://helenchik.com/best-streetstyle-photography-locations-sydney

    • Sharon Wu
      October 23, 2017

      Haha you’re right Helen! It’s just too hot in the desert to wear anything else but whimsical dresses, that’s why! LOL. Seriously it’s in the middle of October, we’re well into fall and yet it’s still over 100 out. Needless to say I had to go to LA for some cooler weather and to shoot something different ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m glad you like how this look turned out! xo

  • Sharon
    October 20, 2017

    I cannot get over how chic this outfit its! I am in love with the mixed pattern, booties – all of it!! I love that the booties go over the ankles, I’m not a huge fan of the ones I have that dip below them. I gotta try these out!

    • Sharon Wu
      October 23, 2017

      Thanks Sharon! I am the same way — I like when the booties actually cover my ankle socks haha. Otherwise I’ll have to wear those nude slip on type socks which don’t always stay on!

  • Megan Elliott (@LushtoBlush)
    October 20, 2017

    Omg what an amazing return policy! Lol..those booties are super cute. Very chic!

    • Sharon Wu
      October 23, 2017

      I know right?! I don’t think I know of anywhere else that has such a generous return policy. Maybe Costco haha.

  • Daisi Ari
    October 20, 2017

    I love this post! Your outfit is so cute. I also love the layout of your blog.

  • Kasey Ma
    October 20, 2017

    Well these beauty booties are just to die for ! I need these in my closet ASAP. Also, your photos are absolutely stunning !

  • Bernice
    October 21, 2017

    What a great delivery, and return policy! I love how Zappos really care about their customers and providing great service. The shoes are so fabulous xx

    https://www.bunnybernice.com/single-post/2017/10/18/The-Ultimate-Christmas-Stocking-Fillers-for-Her

    • Sharon Wu
      October 23, 2017

      Yes!!! Customer service is everything!

  • Jennifer
    October 21, 2017

    Wow! Stunning images. I love how sophisticated and stylish your outfit looks. Great post. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • KatWalkSF
    October 22, 2017

    Love those boots! So cute!

  • Filipa
    October 22, 2017

    You seriously can’t go wrong with a classic black bootie

    Filipa xxx
    PlayingWithApparel.com | Instagram

    • Sharon Wu
      October 23, 2017

      So true babe! Glad you think so too!

  • Mercy
    October 22, 2017

    In love with this look, the checked and polka dots patterns are good together. And those boots look comfy and sleek.

    http://www.busyandfab.com

    • Sharon Wu
      October 23, 2017

      Thanks Mercy! Lately, I really love to mix and match different prints! So much fun ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Jessie
    October 22, 2017

    Let’s talk about black booties!!! I have at least 20 pairs of them at home! I love black booties, they are so versatile and so easily to be style! I wear them during summer time as well with my maxi or mini skirts! Love this pair of black booties of yours, it’s so simple, versatile and elegant!

    xx, Jessie
    http://4evajessie.com/how-to-stay-mentally-fit/

    • Sharon Wu
      October 23, 2017

      Glad I’m not the only one! LOL! My bf says I have way too many shoes and yet I can’t bring myself to get rid of any of them. It’s just too bad that it’s still so hot in the middle of October (we’re well into fall now) so it’s hard to wear these booties out here in the desert. But when I go to LA or anywhere cooler I never hesitate to take my booties with me!

  • Jenn Hanft
    October 22, 2017

    AHHHHH I look forward to your photos so much cause you’re just so gorg xx. You nailed the Parisian vibes! I don’t think I can ever pull berets off LOL but I’m willing to give it a shot someday…. haha. I love, love, LOVE these boots!!! Seeing them on Twitter AND on Instagram made my day. They’re so sleek and classy. Everyone needs a good black bootie, especially for fall. Definitely need to check out Zappos cause I have like 1 pair of boots thus far. I need to stock up on a few more hehe. Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

    With love, Jenn
    https://jubilantdose.com

    • Sharon Wu
      October 23, 2017

      Awww you’re so sweet Jenn! Thanks for following along and stopping by. I think you’d rock a beret — just need to find the right ones! Not all look good on me too so I’m pretty picky with my hats lol. You ought to give it a try! You may be surprised ๐Ÿ™‚ hehe xx

  • Corina
    October 23, 2017

    Wow! I love how you put the two prints together: polka dots and checks. You look fab!

    xo Corina
    http://unbouquetdamour.com/5-reasons-cut-hair/

  • Simone
    October 23, 2017

    Your look is so chic, I love it! Especially that polka dot shirt is my fave. I’ve never been shopping at Zappos, I better hurry up ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a great day

    xx Simone
    http://www.littleglitterybox.com

    • Sharon Wu
      October 23, 2017

      Shopping on Zappos.com can get addicting! Haha ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Thomas Falkenstedt
    October 23, 2017

    Oh my Sharon, if it wasn’t for the skyscrapers in the background I would have thought you were in Paris, no questions asked. This outfit is so Parisian chic and combined with those solemate booties you truly have created THE look of the season including every trend out there right now into it. I’m wondering if it was warm shooting that though as I know you’re still not below 90 degrees over there, haha. Miss you! Thomas xx

    • Sharon Wu
      October 23, 2017

      LOL! I wish I was in Paris! Not even close sadly. But I did drive from Palm Springs to LA to get these shots ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’m glad you like the look! Yes, we are still in summer mode here. Today and tomorrow will be over 100 degrees so unfortunately I won’t be rocking these booties again over here any time soon…

  • Samantha Mariko
    October 23, 2017

    I love this look on you, it’s different from your usual boho-inpsired outfits and I adore it! Such a chic look for fall with the checked skirt x polka dots, and the cute booties! Such a style icon<3 You should do more outfits like this!
    xo Samantha

    • Sharon Wu
      October 23, 2017

      Thanks Samantha! I’m glad that you like this look! It’s getting a great response so I will definitely try to put together more outfits like this ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Amanda Cross
    October 23, 2017

    This is such a beautiful outfit! I love how you paired that shirt with that skirt. It’s not something I would have typically done, but now that I see it on you I know it can be done well (I am such a wuss when it comes to pattern mixing.)

    I also love those booties. I own booties in so many colors, but I need to pick up a pair of black ones. That’s definitely on my list for shoes to get soon!

    • Sharon Wu
      October 23, 2017

      Thanks Amanda! I’m not a pro at pattern mixing either but I think these two work really well together because the color palette is pretty neutral! ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

  • Brittany
    October 23, 2017

    Your site is so fierce and I absolutely love how you paired these shoes!

  • Stephanie
    October 23, 2017

    Your photos are amazing!! Love the booties!

    xo, Steph

    http://www.urbanblonde.com

  • Ruthie Ridley
    October 23, 2017

    I love these boots!!! There are so many reasons to shop through Zappos!!

    • Sharon Wu
      October 23, 2017

      Thank you Ruthie! There really are. I can never check out with just one item when I shop Zappos!

  • Autum
    October 23, 2017

    Your blog is amazing!!!! I’ve never purchased anything from Zappos, but I think I’m missing out!

  • 204 Park
    October 23, 2017

    These photos are gorgeous! Love those booties! xo

  • Patricia @ Grab a Plate
    October 23, 2017

    Your outfit is FAB! Love your skirt so much — so chic! Love the booties, too! They are a must-have for me! Can’t get through fall without them!

  • marcy
    October 24, 2017

    WOW Sharon absolutely love all this pictures they look so VOGUE and editorial!! This outfit is stunning and love how you mixed the boots in this look!
    LOVE that top too so beautiful!

    xoxo
    Marcy

  • Marissa
    October 24, 2017

    These look perfect for fall! I’ve been looking for boots exactly like this.

  • Dia
    October 24, 2017

    This whole outfit is so cute! I do love these boots… I say that because I have a similar pair lol

  • Debbie Savage
    October 24, 2017

    I just love visiting your blog! This outfit is so dreamy!!! The boots are a staple for fall – need the same pair!

  • Jo
    October 25, 2017

    Love this chic and stylish look on you! That polka dot blouse is so fab and your boots are the perfect match for the whole outfit. I’m definitely going to check out Zappos because I can never have enough shoes ๐Ÿ˜‰

    xo, Jo

  • Rachel Vogt
    October 25, 2017

    Everything about this outfit is just so chic, you wore it so well. Loving that polka dot top, and I need to check out Zappos for those super cute boots.
    @rachelvogttrends
    http://rachelvogttrends.com

  • Jessica
    October 26, 2017

    Lovely polkadot top dear, and beautiful plaid skirt. Such an edgy outfit.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  • Joti
    October 30, 2017

    This is such a different look! I love it on you. Those boots are so versatile! I need to get some new black booties!

    http://www.stylebymemory.com

  • Kyla
    October 30, 2017

    Ahhhh your photos are so gorgeous babe as always! I’m in love with that blouse and those booties are so cute and they look so comfy! Can you believe I’ve never shopped at Zappos?? But now you have me thinking I should check them out!
    Kyla
    wanderlustkyla.com

  • Eva Cooper
    November 9, 2017

    Love this pencil skirt! It fits perfectly with the blouse!

  • Cathrine
    January 11, 2018

    I don’t know about the boots but that skirt and the blouse are simply amazing! So stylish! I reaaaally like it!

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