This is the time of year in Colorado when the aspen leaves begin changing, putting on a spectacular colorshow of vibrant reds, oranges and yellows. Just take a drive up any mountain road and you're sure to encounter lots of city folk hoping to capture the scene on film (and usually blocking the road in the process.)
Since such instances make me prone to road rage, and often cause pumpkin spice latte spillage and flinging of expletives, I've opted to skip this rite of fall. Rather, I've chosen to pay homeage to autumn like any responsible adult woman should: with a new pair of shoes.
I stumbled upon these lovely leopard booties on the clearance aisle at Nordstrom Rack. They were missing their laces, presumably why they were marked down to an insanely low price. But I happen to be married to a fellow shoeaholic who keeps a stock of funky colored laces on hand (these are an awesome set if you want to spice up your guy's shoes) so I knew I could replace them easily. The red pair is a bold contrast, but I kinda love it.
Also changing colors for the season? My hair, which I've attempted to transition out of the summer blonde phase and into the ombre autumn phase. It's the first time I've paid to have my roots intentionally not match my ends. Then again, it does coordinate quite nicely with my new booties. Translation: expect to see a lot of these shoes in the next few months.
Converse One Star jacket | similar; similar
J. Crew Factory striped tee | similar
Kut from the Kloth Catherine jean
Van Eli booties | similar (splurge); similar (save); similar (save)
Mossimo purse | similar
Ray Ban sunnies
Target necklace | similar; similar