BACK TO BOOTIES Take a Summer Dress into Fall

Here in Southern California, we always get an “Indian Summer” in September/October, where warm days extend into autumn. During this time, I like to take my summer pieces and transition them with Fall essentials like an all-time fave of mine, the ankle bootie. Lucky for me, shopping resource site Rank & Style contacted me about putting together a look inspired by their “Top Ten Lists” — best-of-the-best lists that are compiled through reviews, top seller lists and editor’s picks from magazines, stores and bloggers we all know and love. Sweet!

I chose the Jeffrey Cambell “Everly” bootie from their  “The Ten Best Black Ankle Boots for Fall” list, and paired them with a frilly boho dress and my black moto jacket — a no-fail chic look with that tough girl cool I’m so fond of…

Jeffrey Campbell “Everly” bootiesFree People slip dressblack moto jacket (similar) / Rebecca Minkoff studded wallet on a chain / Ray-Ban “bubble wrap” aviator sunglasses / leather beaded bracelet (simliar) / Rebecca Minkoff “Virgo” necklace

Check out Rank & Style and browse their super handy Top Ten Lists for tons more options!
“The Ten Best Black Ankle Boots”
“The Ten Best Leather Jackets”
“The Ten Best White Dresses”
“The Ten Best Winter Clutches”
“The Ten Best Wrap Bracelets”

And take cues from these tastemakers who are also sharing their own Rank & Style picks:
Liz of Sequins & Stripes
Sally & Molly of A Piece of Toast
Victoria of vmac+cheese
Jen of Peanut Butter Runner
Tina of Carrots n’ Cake
The Girls of Lincoln Park


Styling by Erika Brechtel; booties provided c/o Rank & Style

Erika Brechtel

Erika Brechtel

Creative Director

Desiring an online space to explore well-rounded, inspired content in all topics she loves most, Erika created 'The E List' (formerly the Small Shop blog) in 2010. When not enjoying an “occasional" glass of wine and wanderlusting for even warmer climates, Erika can be found sharing laughs with friends and family, and trying her very best to keep up with her 6-year old daughter (yet failing miserably).

  1. LOVE this look!!! I really would love to have a pair of booties in my closet and these look great. And p.s. You look gorgeous as usual!


  2. Love the JC shoes – I really want to get them! I’ve got this dress and it’s so versatile. Love it in the Summer, but it looks great with an oversize sweater and tights in the Winter.