WIW's: Wool shorts/booties and new taupe Chie Miharas

1-2. WIW Wednesday MOTG to the local pumpkin patch
Hinge faux shearling vest
Forever 21 turquoise patterned top and bracelet
Sanctuary Nolita brown wool shorts
Gap herringbone tights
Mia brown lace-up booties
I haven't worn these wool shorts and tights before...does this look work?
Bonus shot of the kiddos in shark & penguin costumes! (I've got a mermaid costume on but you can't see it very well)

3. WIW Thursday to work
Anne Fontaine short sleeve ivory blouse
H&M plaid midi
Fossil floral bag

4. new Mackage Tessa camel coat (just wore it for the picture though).
The camel coat is from Nordstrom. I wanted it ever since it was on sale at NAS but it was sold out. But it recently became available again at the NAS sale price. But I'm not totally sure about how this looks on me and want to get feedback on it--I will post more details about it in a keep or return thread so stay tuned!

5. shirt tucked into midi--I like it both ways, which do you prefer?

6. ...and a new pair of Chie Mihara heels! I love my CM rust sandals so much and they are so comfy that when I saw these on the Anthro website I was instantly hooked! They are called Written in Stars heels and are taupe with bronze colored moon and stars and comet stripes across the back. These shoes were a bit tight in the toe box so I had to size up from a 37.5 to a 38. I was debating about getting these for weeks, because I already have a pair of nude Easy Spirit heels that are similar and have a lower heel (although the CM's are more of a darker taupe than a camel like the Easy Spirits). So it was totally impractical and irrational to get these. But I couldn't help myself...I was bowled over by their fabulosity!

There is a similar CM style with a lower heel called Rostar that are black with brown stars. I thought about getting those (since they would go with both black and brown clothes), but it felt a little too "witchy" and theatrical. I really like how the taupe and bronze is more subtle...it's perfect for my retro classics with a twist taste. They're normal looking conservative shoes, until you look closely and see the stars. Kinda like my bee blouse and yellow owl blouse. I love secretly whimsical clothes! I got a lot of compliments on my shoes today. They are very sturdy and comfortable for their heel height, with the stacked heel, ankle strap and cushioned outsole. I had to pay full price, but given how much I love and wear my other Chie Mihara sandals, I think these will be worth it too!

Comments and suggestions welcome as usual! Bonus shots of DD posing in front of the mirror (I guess she's starting YLF early!) and the kiddos together.

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  • rute replied 8 years ago

    OMG! You babies are so cute!!
    Love your look in 1! Those shorts and boots are lovely!

  • replied 8 years ago

    You tights plus shorts works just perfect. But HOW CUTE ARE YOU KIDS!:) I love seeing pics of young families. So much joy. It reminds me of home.

  • citygirldc replied 8 years ago

    I got the same skirt but haven't worn it yet because I'm not sure what kind of top to wear it. Anyway, it looks great on you since you're much taller than I am. I'll have to get the advice of everyone here to see if I should keep or return. I like photo #5 with the shirt tucked into the skirt because it flatters your body.

  • Sveta replied 8 years ago

    Cute kiddies!
    I prefer shirt tucked in with this skirt: it is more proportionate this way. Lovely new shoes and that outfit with shorts is perfect: I wish I could wear shorts too!
    I like the coat actually mut I think it will look better with jeans and pencil skirts: I prefer shorter fitted coat to wear with flared skirts - or a longer one which coves them completely.
    Nice work, Natalie, on honing your new found style!

  • Cilleena replied 8 years ago

    The outfit with shorts and tights is my favorite! OMG! Your little ones are so cute!

  • kimlee replied 8 years ago

    I am in awe of how wonderful you look. I think the shorts outfit is fab for day out with the kiddos. Your little ones are too cute!

  • nancylee replied 8 years ago

    You look great...that shorts outfit is fantastic! And I love the photos of you daughter posing in the mirror. Both of your children are adorable....real cuties!

  • teri replied 8 years ago

    #1 is great (wish I could find some shorts like these) Love the purse in #3 too.

    The kids costumes are great!!!!!

  • replied 8 years ago

    I LOVE your shorts, boots, and tights look. Fab MOG!!!

    And your kids, my goodness, I could just gobble them up. so adorable! The costumes are fantastic!

  • rae replied 8 years ago

    Gah! Killer shorts outfit, and I love the coat in 4 and the cool stars on your shoes! Looks like you have a fashionista in training there. :)

  • Angie replied 8 years ago

    Love the shorts outfit! You nailed it :)

    I adore outfit #3 too. So elegant! KILLER in my book. I like the way the lady like look contrasts with your geek-ish frames. Cool.

    I like the fit of the coat but am not entirely sold on the colour. Mackage tends to stick to black and camel. It could be the artificial light in that room though. Take a photo outside?

  • Isis replied 8 years ago

    #1 is a fantastic outfit! Your kids are adorable!!!!

  • goldenpig replied 8 years ago

    Angie, the Mackage coat is actually camel. More pics in the other keep or return thread...

  • Angie replied 8 years ago

    I know the Mackage coat well, Natalie. I had it on several clients during the NAS. It's not the same camel as the amazing cape though - and Mackage does not offer colours very often.

  • Jonesy replied 8 years ago

    I really love those new shoes!! I really like the plaid skirt/white blouse combo. It's so fun to see your kiddies--they are so cute.

  • annagybe replied 8 years ago

    Well done on the shorts look!

  • bj1111 replied 8 years ago

    FAB on the shorts look! you have one rockin' bod.

  • goldenpig replied 8 years ago

    Teri, these are the shorts--$29 at the Rack:
    SIze down though...I normally wear 28 jeans but had to go down to 27 for these shorts.

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