What I Wore: Casual Look With White Boots

How to wear white boots with jeans: style blogger Susan B. wears a casual look with striped tee, utility jacket, jeans and white boots. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

How To Wear White Boots, Part 2

Before I purchased these white boots, I was worried that they might be hard to style. Mais non! I’ve been wearing them often, as they’re both comfortable and add an unexpected pop to a casual outfit. I wore this earlier in the week to run some errands.

Earrings | Tee | Necklace | Jacket | Jeans (similar) | Bag | Boots

After searching about for a replacement utility jacket earlier this year, I finally chose this one. It has a little more structure, and I like how I can pop and shape the collar (and it stays put). I’m wearing size X-Small. This style is offered up to size 3X. I love the color of the bag against the olive jacket, and the texture it adds.

Style blogger Susan B. wears a crystal necklace with bee pendant and striped tee. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

This is the same French Kande necklace with the bee pendant I showed you on Tuesday. I’ve also been wearing this one almost daily, as it’s simple and lightweight. The length is perfect too!

See my earlier post Using Grey As A Wardrobe Neutral for another look featuring these white boots.

A Reminder…

My Stylish French Box for November will feature a holiday theme. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

There’s still time (but not much!) to order the November “My Stylish French Box.” The theme will be “vive les fêtes!” (long live the holidays!) and one of the brand partnerships is Petrusse, a Bordeaux-based maker of scarves and shawls. The August cooking-themed box was a delight, and I can’t wait to see what Sharon has included in this one!  Click HERE for subscription options (and don’t forget, these boxes make wonderful gifts). And be sure to check out Sharon’s lovely blog, “My French Country Home.”

How was your Halloween? We had hundreds of kids (and I do mean HUNDREDS) once again. We went through 600 pieces of candy by 8pm and had to turn out the lights. I think the numbers go up a little each year as more and more young families movie in. We love the kids and the costumes!

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27 Comments

  1. Linda B Kerr
    November 1, 2018 / 4:00 am

    I would have been dubious about white boots too (I was a pre-teen when Go-Go boots were the rage!). But I tell you, you’re styling them WELL. It doesn’t hurt that it’s a great style, pointed toe and all. Wish I could afford them, but I’m saving up for my next trip to France.

    Anyway, as my younger friends tell me when they like my outfit, “You’re killin’ it!” Great style!

    • Susan Y.
      November 1, 2018 / 4:54 am

      Aren’t younger friends the best?!

      • Linda Boardman Kerr
        November 1, 2018 / 6:26 am

        Yes indeed!

        • November 2, 2018 / 2:14 pm

          When I was a teen and very young adult, my older friends were those I treasured.

  2. Meg
    November 1, 2018 / 4:35 am

    I love the Burgundy bag against the olive jacket! So pretty. I am still trying to figure out how to utilize your styling tips into the Weather Factor here in the midwest. The peek of ankle you show has a very limited run time. We go from 80 degrees to 40 here in a week, then comes winter — exposed skin would be a grave error in judgement! Slush, ice, sub freezing air…
    But for my December visit to San Jose?? you betcha!!

  3. Jacqueline
    November 1, 2018 / 5:16 am

    Mais non cher Susan. I absolutely hate white shoes of any kind ! Fashionistas telling us that ‘they are in, they are a must’ are ridiculous. (I don’t put you in this category BTW, you’re great). When in Paris this year, accidentally when Fashion Week was on, I didn’t see any white shoes/ankle boots (sneakers excluded) and was very happy. I thought Parisians were still wearing classic, elegant clothing in a more casual fashion, with a small nod to trends. I’ve gone on too long for your comment section!

    • Susan B
      Author
      November 1, 2018 / 8:09 am

      Bonjour Jacqueline! No, I probably wouldn’t wear these in Paris, but in Southern California they feel right. I understand this isn’t a style that appeals to everyone. 😉

      • November 2, 2018 / 8:08 am

        I wouldn’t wear them anywhere (not personally fond of white) but Greetje carries them off beautifully in the Netherlands, colder and rainier than Paris. Different strokes!

      • MARLA
        November 3, 2018 / 4:43 pm

        They look fabulous with a bit of an edge! Perfect for those of us en certain age!

  4. Carol
    November 1, 2018 / 5:17 am

    Loving that forest green striped tee! How does the sizing run on it?

    • Susan B
      Author
      November 1, 2018 / 6:27 am

      Thanks Carol! I find it runs just a little bit on the small side. I can wear a Small, but like this style a little roomier so size up to a Medium.

      • Carol
        November 1, 2018 / 6:33 am

        Thanks!

  5. Sharon
    November 1, 2018 / 6:02 am

    I like the green Tee as well, but it says the model is 5’1″ and wearing a small. I’m 5’7″
    And usually wear a medium, but am afraid it might be a crop top on me.

  6. Neats
    November 1, 2018 / 8:42 am

    This is a bit out of left field, but I need help. I have reached that age where I am old enough to not want to carry too a heavy bag, but young enough that I want the bag to be stylish and look good, be lightweight (nylon?), possibly have cross-body potential and be large enough that if I need to add a book or iPad or a few small purchases there is room. Something that is clearly a shoulder bag or handbag, not something that looks like the tote so many carry to and from work. Think Prada nylon bags but maybe a less boring neutral than black and not as conservative as Dooney & Bourke. And is around $250 – $300 maximum. As some one who works from home and sees clients less than a total of 2 weeks per year, I have professional bags for those days and smaller bags for evening, both casual and more formal. I need a bag that works for my daily life.

    Anybody have any suggestions or am I just being too picky to ever find something that meets all my criteria?

    Thanks in advance!

    • Susan
      November 1, 2018 / 9:10 am

      I can’t help but I can sure empathize. I’d love to have a bag exactly like you describe, but haven’t had any luck. Maybe other have ideas….fingers crossed!

      • LaDonna
        November 1, 2018 / 9:28 am

        You might like M Z Wallace bags ( http://www.mzwallace.com) for lighter weight bags in interesting colors and many different sizes. Most of the bags have an attachable shoulder strap that can work cross-body – they are the best I’ve found for travel and for day-to-day.

        • Nicole K
          November 1, 2018 / 5:46 pm

          Agree with you LaDonna! MZ Wallace has some good bags that offer a lot of options. I am now on my 4th and getting the camo this time!

    • Susan B
      Author
      November 1, 2018 / 9:39 am

      I’ll second LaDonna’s idea to check out MZ Wallace. This quilted satchel weighs next to nothing, and also has a crossbody strap. http://shopstyle.it/l/UpPj

      • T.
        November 1, 2018 / 1:39 pm

        The one you linked to is the large Sutton. I recently bought the small Sutton and it’s almost perfect. It fits everything I need to carry (phone, multiple pairs of glasses, tissue pack, pens, wallet, and more) PLUS I can fit my Kindle or a paperback in it. It’s like Mary Poppins’ bag–lightweight and holds what I need. You can’t put the short handles over your shoulders, but the cross body strap adjusts easily if you want to shorten that handle to make it a shoulder bag. If you order directly from their website you have lots more color options than what other retailers offer. Shipping and returns are free, but you have a very short window to return it if you don’t like it.

    • Carol
      November 1, 2018 / 9:44 am

      This is a great bag for every day use. Lo & Sons Pearl Leather Crossbody Bag and costs $248.

      • Susan B
        Author
        November 1, 2018 / 9:46 am

        Yes, this is a good option too. Fits a mini-tablet, though not a full-sized one. Lots of colors and a sleek, stylish appearance.

    • Dale
      November 1, 2018 / 4:43 pm

      It may be more casual than you are looking for but I use the Scout bag by Smateria (smateria.com). Available in the US through helpinghandpartners.com ($64). Smateria uses recycled materials and pay their employees fair wages. I found the Scout bag to be a great size for traveling as well as for everyday use.

      • November 2, 2018 / 8:12 am

        I’m loyal to the Healthy Back Bag, which is also casual but I like its shape. I need to “carry” more (bit of groceries, supplies) but the bag itself is very light.

        Madewell certainly does have a very large range of sizes, from XXS to 3X!

    • Rebecca
      November 2, 2018 / 9:11 am

      How about the Longchamp Pliage tote? Comes in fun colors and zips at the top and it weighs nothing but holds everything.

  7. Marty
    November 1, 2018 / 9:38 am

    and yet, I had dinner with a younger friend last night in St Germain and she was proudly sporting a new pair of white, pointy-toed booties. Tres chic!

  8. Geri
    November 1, 2018 / 11:24 am

    Your hair looks adorable, keep on keeping on! MANY thanks for featuring the utility jacket from Madewell, I had no idea they were offering plus sizes! You are so kind offering plus size alternatives in your styling. I love style and sensibilities!

  9. November 5, 2018 / 6:26 pm

    Great jacket, Susan, and I love it with the striped tee.

    Wow! That’s a lot of trick-or-treaters! The weather was unusually nice here Halloween night which may have explained why we also had more kids than usual. Last year we had 48, this year over 70! When I ran out of Halloween candy, I started handing out candy canes! When those were gone, we too had to turn out the lights. Fortunately, by then most of the children had finished and gone home.

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