Tuesday Shoesday & A Guest Post

tuesday-shoesday-lace-up-skirtAlthough tricky to wear, lace up sandals have been a favorite style of mine for quite some time. Now, I say, “tricky”, because like any ankle strap shoe, unless you have legs like Giselle, they can make your legs look super short if they aren’t paired with the right skirt length. Take this picture of Kim Kardashian…I know she has been trying a new super chic look and while the shoes are great, the combination of short legs, ankle straps and a skirt that’s too long creates a sls..stumpy leg syndrome {I just made that up by the way}.

In order to avoid cutting off your legs, try testing out a few different skirt lengths from mid thigh to knee length to see what combination looks right on your legs. Thin or light colored strap shoes will also help elongate them.


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Happy Monday all!! Did you all have a Thanksgiving break?!?I know that after a four day weekend, I should be back on a Monday feeling refreshed, but I’m pretty much the opposite. Last night, I was feeling exhausted and a little under the weather so pardon the lack of posting today. I just need a day of recovery and will be back tomorrow hopefully feeling fully refreshed. If you missed my post on Friday, I narrowed down a pretty sweet list of sales going on and also did a guest post on The Girls of Lincoln Park!

xo e

Julia and Allison from Tartan and Sequins

Julia and Allison here from Tartan & Sequins filling in for Elizabeth while she’s out doing something like trying to teach Honey Boo Boo etiquette or strutting down the Champs Elyses like a boss. Either way, she’s not here and we are. Hold onto your hats cowgirls!

Leopard and booties? Rosie, you’re our idol!


While we here at Tartan & Sequins may not really be appropriate ourselves, we do like to dress appropriately. What exactly does that mean? Hell if I know, I was just trying to be clever.

Okay but seriously, as fall is upon us and sandal weather is behind us, so it’s time to rotate in some new footwear. Flats will work for the time being but once it gets a little colder, they may need to be phased out for something a little, I don’t know, WARMER. For most of us out there, usually that would mean the old knee-high boot. But there’s a new sheriff in town this season, the ankle boot.

Super cute and impossibly chic, we are craving ankle boots in all shapes and sizes this fall. I’ve already picked myself up these fabulous glitter-backed ones from Dorothy Perkins and am wearing them to death. But like an addict, I want more!! Here are some of our favorite ankle booties out right now.

Julia’s Picks


Allison’s Picks


Happy shopping everyone!
Julia & Allison