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ASOS Atom Bomb Black Cut Out Ankle Boots

I’ve been searching for cut-out boots like this forever. There was a similar pair at Zara that slipped through my fingers last year, and I’ve had buyer’s regret ever since.

These ASOS ‘Atom Bomb’ ankle boots are at the top of my fall shopping list for multiple reasons, the most important of which is that the options for styling them are endless. Of course, they’d look killer with skinny jeans, but they’d also complement everything from midi skirts and short dresses to trousers and tapered sweatpants. Wear them with tights, low socks, knee-socks, no socks, it doesn’t matter. Dream up an outfit and they’d most likely be the perfect finishing touch to edge up any look. They remind me of the super expensive Balenciaga ‘Ceinture’ boots every fashion blogger was sporting last year. This shoe is a prime example of a look for less.

I also appreciate that they have just the right amount of cut-out to make them fall-appropriate. Some cut-out boots provide such minimal coverage that they’re comparable to a sandal, and even though this pair has the look, I know they’ll keep my feet warm in cold weather.

Steely

Hi loves! I’m off to Europe with my boyfriend today and couldn’t be more excited. I’ll be spending one week in Italy and one week in England and hope to have lots of cool travel photos to share on the blog when I’m back.

Getting back to fashion, I came across the studded envelope clutch bottom left earlier this week. I loved it so much that I decided to build the entire collage above around it. It has that Valentino ‘Rockstud’ feel but retails for an affordable $42. It comes in beige as well.

I’m also a huge fan of the mini-skirt-combat-boot combination. There’s something chic and carefree about pairing a polished item with a more casual one. The combat boots above seem like they would get even cooler looking with wear, which is what I tend to look for in a staple shoe.

Lastly, I’ve been eyeing up the sunglasses top left all summer, and they’re on sale right now for only $14. They’re adorable in person (I got them in the mail yesterday for my trip). As always, have an awesome weekend and just click on each item directly to shop!

Erin Black 'Nero' Leather Combat Boots Madewell Stud Glider Bangle Rag & Bone Wide Brim Fedora Sunday Best 'Steel' Sweater Topshop Petite PU Pleated Mini Skirt Black Five Studded Solid-Tone Envelope Clutch NARS 'Back Room' Nail Polish Road Rally Wayfarer Image Map

By the Seashore

Nila Anthony Gold Hologram Seashell Purse

Nila Anthony Gold Hologram Seashell Purse

Nila Anthony Gold Hologram Seashell Purse

Nila Anthony Gold Hologram Seashell Purse

Nila Anthony Gold Hologram Seashell Purse

Nila Anthony Gold Hologram Seashell Purse

Nila Anthony Gold Hologram Seashell Purse

Nila Anthony Gold Hologram Seashell Purse

When I was little, my parents used to take me to this special ice cream shop down the shore called The Seashell. Their logo was a big, bright yellow seashell, and I loved going there more than anything. That’s exactly what this adorable gold hologram Nila Anthony purse reminded me of, so I had to snap it up and feature it on the blog.

I’ve worn some iteration of this outfit almost every day this summer, especially the jean shorts. These are the size medium MinkPink ‘Slasher Flick’ cutoffs (I styled the tighter size small in this previous outfit post). I love the casual fit of the mediums—they’re one of my ultimate summer staples.

Zara tank top (similar style here), MinkPink ‘Slasher Flick’ shorts, Nila Anthony hologram shell purse (same style in silver here), Madewell ‘Warren’ sandal (same style in brown here; similar style here and here), Ray-Ban oversized aviators and J.Crew belt (similar style here).

Wearing Bite Beauty’s Matte Crème Lip Crayon in ‘Blood Orange’ (sold out because it was a limited edition; try Bite’s almost identical ‘Zinfandel’ here).