I have been resisting the bootie trend for a couple of years, but now that I'm on the bangwagon so to speak, I can't figure out why I resisted for so long! Whenever I tried booties I felt a bit silly or thought they made my legs big. The trick was to the find the right bootie. After doing my research, I knew I wanted something that dipped a bit in the front, (so my legs weren't cut off at the ankle) and in a neutral color that elongated the leg. I originally saw (and fell in love) with these booties on Annie from Stylish Petite. While she and I have very different body types, I knew the right elements were there. I wasn't a fan of the price tag, so I looked around, but couldn't find anything I liked at a lower price point. What sealed the deal for me was trying these on in cognac in-store at Dillards. I loved the fit, the style...but wasn't sold on the color (sadly Dillard's doesn't carry the mushroom color, only cognac and black). This boot keeps selling out, but I did manage to find pair online at Vince Camuto with a coupon, so it felt a little better not to pay full-price. So I guess the moral of the story isn't necessarily to buy these boots (though they are great) but to find the right shoe for your body type, it really does make all the difference!
Dress: J. Crew Factory (exact)
Scarf: eBay (practically identical)
Necklace: Kendra Scott (exact)
Earrings: J. Crew Factory (exact)
Watch: Fossil (similar with a leather band)