booties go boho: wedge ankle boots review

I’m so excited to share with you my first sponsored blog post, which is about my favorite fashion item ever…SHOES! A representative for Marmi Shoes reached out to me last month to see if I would provide a review for a pair of shoes.

I spied these bootie beauties online at the Marmi website and it was love at first sight. I have been on the hunt for a cute pair of wedge ankle boots. Wedges go the distance when you are walking or standing a lot. Plus, the soles of the boots were the deciding factor, they have lug soles. When you are walking on snow, ice or slick surfaces, lug soles are your friend.

The VANELi ‘Jara’ wedge boots are beautiful in person, the suede is very luxe and the construction is substantial. Yet, the overall weight of the booties is lighter, which adds to the comfort and utility of the shoe. I appreciate this since I walk everywhere and as much as possible (you may already know that I’m addicted to my FitBit). I like that there is elastic goring at the sides and they are easy to get on and off since there’s zippers. No more struggling with taking your boots off, yes! VANELi really thought this bootie through for avid walkers like myself.

The boots are super versatile, I love how they look with dresses, jeans, skirts, etc. It was hard to pinpoint my outfit since I had a bunch of different looks running through my head. So, I will feature these booties again for more looks. Here’s today’s outfit, I was going for a boho vibe since it’s a huge current trend that seems to gain even more momentum as we head into fall and winter. As you can see, we’re taking Bella the Bulldog for her morning walk.

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Patterson J. Kincaid dress (old, similar); VANELi ‘Jara’ black suede booties (c/o Marmi Shoes); Vintage pendant necklace (similar); Ray Ban Light Ray sunglasses.

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VANELi ‘Jara’ black suede booties (c/o Marmi Shoes).

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Patterson J. Kincaid dress (old, similar); VANELi ‘Jara’ black suede booties (c/o Marmi Shoes); Vintage pendant necklace (similar); Ray Ban Light Ray sunglasses.

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Patterson J. Kincaid dress (old, similar); VANELi ‘Jara’ black suede booties (c/o Marmi Shoes).

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Patterson J. Kincaid dress (old, similar); VANELi ‘Jara’ black suede booties (c/o Marmi Shoes); Vintage pendant necklace (similar); Ray Ban Light Ray sunglasses.

The booties were stylish enough to wear with my boho dress, yet comfortable for a long morning walk with Bella. Win-win.

Do you wear ankle wedge boots? Please check back for more outfit looks. I’m thinking of a casual denim look and something fancy for a holiday party.

Enjoy your weekend! xx

Disclosure: The VANELi ‘Jara’ booties were given to me by Marmi Shoes for my review. All opinions expressed herein are my own. Valley of the Shoes utilizes affiliate links, when available, in this post which may result in a small commission from your click or purchase. Thank you, Marmi!

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recent purchase: lilly pulitzer after party sale

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Lilly Pulitzer Coral Topanga dress, Printed Lucy romper & White Bentley dress.

Happy August! Apologies for being MIA, it has been a busy summer and it’s flying by so fast. I hope you’ve been enjoying the summer months.

Today’s recent purchase today was inspired by my niece, who wore the coral lace dress above in her kids sized dress. I loved it on her and fortunately it comes in adult sizes too. I’ve never shopped at Lilly Pulitzer before, although I did dip my toes in the LP pool for the Target collaboration. Fortunately for me, Lilly Pulitzer is doing a two-day online sale (today & tomorrow). Let’s hope everything fits because the items I chose are final sale.

The coral color on the first dress really pops, it’s gorgeous in person. The second is a romper disguised as a minidress. It has shorts underneath, so it’s very practical (with pockets, no less!) for the beach and beyond. I’m trying to channel my inner Jackie O. with the third dress. White looks amazing with a tan, so this simple shift dress should be a summer or resort vacation staple.

Have you been enjoying your summer? Do you wear Lilly Pulitzer? Happy Monday to you!

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