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Take A Walk In My Shoes

Eva Amurri Martino of lifestyle blog Happily Eva After wearing an orange maternity dress at 34 weeks pregnant shooting a craft segment in her studio in connecticut

Fall has arrived! And with it, my favorite season for Fashion. With my body stretched to its limits and a real challenge to dress (oh hey, Third Trimester of pregnancy!) I’ve been focusing on updating my wardrobe with amazing accessories. And boy oh boy is Yours Truly a shoe lover extraordinaire. But with so many options, it’s hard to choose how to add to your shoe wardrobe this season!

Luckily, the Chic-sters over at DSW have identified the four major Fall Trends in footwear for us. I love DSW because they have just about every shoe you can imagine, including exclusives with amazing brands. They are also available both in store AND online, which makes shoe shopping a cinch for a busy Mama like me. If something doesn’t fit the way you’d want it to– they offer FREE shipping and returns!  And because I’m equally excited about little tiny shoes, they also have a super fab range of shoes for your kiddos! With all the same benefits.  Don’t mind if I do.

This Fall, DSW’s major Fall Shoe Trends to look for are: Sneakers, New Western, Straps & Ties, and Over The Knee. There are so many elements to all these trends that I’m going bananas for– and DSW has so many great choices within each category. In every price point. I really couldn’t choose which trend was my fave, so I went with all four– and decided it would be a great opportunity to take you through a day in my busy workweek! Here’s a little sneak peek in to how we do Fall in Happily Eva After Land.

Eva Amurri Martino of lifestyle blog Happily Eva After with her daughter Marlowe sitting on their front steps together waiting to go off to school

8:15 AM –  SNEAKERS

For the early morning school dash with Marlowe, Sneakers are a must. I’m so thrilled that they’re still cool! I favor the more classic styles– and this Adidas NEO Courtset Sneaker is just the ticket. They go with anything and look like you’re actually going for a look instead of slipping them on as an afterthought. Makes chasing my Toddler down the stairs much easier, too! I chose them in a gorge light Grey to offset my mostly-black pregnancy wardrobe.

Eva Amurri Martino of Lifestyle blog Happily Eva After at 34 weeks pregnant wearing black maternity leggings and a "biggie biggie biggie can't you see" sweatshirt and addidas neo courtset sneakers holding her daughter Marlowe's light grey owl backpack

Eva Amurri Martino of lifestyle blog Happily Eva After wearing black leggings and light grey adidas courtset sneakers on the morning school run

Eva Amurri Martino of lifestyle blog Happily Eva After wearing black maternity leggings and a "biggie biggie biggie can't you see" sweatshirt with her daughter Marlowe on the steps of their home in connecticut

Eva Amurri Martino of lifestyle blog Happily Eva After sitting on the steps of her connecticut home wearing black maternity leggings, a blac sweatshirt, and light grey adidas sneakers, lifting her daughter Marlowe on to her lap

Eva Amurri Martino of blog Happily Eva After wearing black leggings and a "Biggie Biggie Biggie can't you see" sweatshirt at thirty five weeks pregnant walking with her daughter marlowe wearing DSW adidas shoes

Eva Amurri Martino of lifestyle blog Happily Eva After wearing black maternity leggings and adidas sneakers holding her daughter's grey owl backpack

Eva Amurri Martino of Happily Eva After blog wearing maternity jeans, a chambray maternity top, a white fur vest, and tan colored fall boots standing against a dark grey wall

12:30 PM –  NEW WESTERN

This trend is so perfect for Fall, and for the Urban Cowgirl in you! There are so many variations to this style and you can be as extreme as you want. Flirt with full-on fringe, or choose a more subtle style like I did here. How fab is this Crown Vintage Lachlan Chelsea Boot! In the early afternoon, I got “dressed” for a fun little business lunch at a local delicious Tex Mex restaurant. I may or may not have eaten my weight in tortilla chips– but if you ask me the boots were asking for it.

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Eva Amurri Martino of lifestyle blog Happily Eva After wearing dark denim maternity jeans, a light chambray maternity top, white vest, and light brown western style booties walking down the street in connecticut

Eva Amurri Martino of lifestyle blog Happily Eva After wearing dark denim maternity jeans, a light chambray maternity top, white vest, and light brown western style booties walking down the street in connecticut

Eva Amurri Martino of Lifestyle blog Happily Eva After eating guacamole and chips

Eva Amurri Martino of lifestyle blog Happily Eva After wearing an orange maternity dress at 34 weeks pregnant and a pair of bright purple jessica simpson flats in her studio in connecticut

3:15 PM –  STRAPS & TIES

Ahhh, I love this trend! There is something so feminine and pretty about a shoe that laces up. I appreciate that this style can look beautiful in both a flat and a heel, and makes any outfit feel a little more special. I flipped for the color of this Jessica Simpson Zenka Flat. It was the perfect addition to my blog photo shoot. Afternoons are usually when I shoot for Happily Eva After– right before going to pick up Marlowe from school. These bold shoes offset the orange color of my maternity dress perfectly for a vibrant color-blocking moment! They also go great with my new Studio space, which can only be a plus…

Eva Amurri Martino of lifestyle blog Happily Eva After wearing an orange maternity dress at 34 weeks pregnant, sitting on the couch in her studio space holding succulents and zipping up her purple flats

Eva Amurri Martino of lifestyle blog Happily Eva After wearing an orange maternity dress at 34 weeks pregnant, sitting on the couch in her studio space holding succulents and zipping up her purple flats

Eva Amurri Martino of lifestyle blog Happily Eva After sititng on the light grey couch in her studio in an orange maternity dress and purple jessica simpson flats

Eva Amurri Martino of lifestyle blog Happily Eva After wearing a mod black and cream shift dress and black over the knee boots facing out towards the water next to a lamp post

8:00 PM – OVER THE KNEE

Vavavooom! After getting Marlowe fed, bathed, and to bed, it’s time for Date Night! I’ve been feeling less-than-sexy lately (not being able to see your toes anymore can do that to ya) but these boots got me my Mojo back! I must admit that I didn’t know if the Over The Knee trend was for me. Then I slipped a pair on, and felt like Beyoncé! These boots are way more wearable than I expected. I chose the super chic Unisa Saranaa Over The Knee Boot and paired it with a non-maternity shift dress– which became a mini dress with my bump! I love the juxtaposition of the high boot with a shorter sassy hemline. The long sleeve keeps it looking classy!

Eva Amurri Martino of Happily Eva After blog wearing a mod black and cream shift dress and black over the knee boots holding her belly bump standing at the waterfront in connecticut

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Eva Amurri Martino of lifestyle blog Happily Eva After wearing red lipstick and a cream and black dress standing at the waterfront in connecticut and looking back over her shoulder at the camera

After my epic, long day, this 34-weeks-pregnant Mama practically needed to belly flop in to bed, but I felt so chic the entire day! Shoes are the perfect way to uplift your mood when you’re not feeling the greatest in clothes. Treating myself to a few feminine closet upgrades was just what I needed to put the pep back in my step.

I love all the trends that DSW picked out for the season, and I can’t wait to mix and match them with different pieces in my closet even more this Fall!

 

**Many thanks to DSW for sponsoring this post! As always, the thoughts and opinions expressed above are entirely my own.

 

 

 

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12 Comments

  1. Erica says:

    This is great. Who makes the dress in the date night sequence

    09.15.16Reply
    • Thanks Erica! The dress is by Of Mercer!

      xo
      EAM

      09.15.16Reply
  2. Tracee Fruman says:

    34 weeks preg and still look fab!! Where is your biggie sweatshirt from?? Love!

    09.20.16Reply
    • Thanks Tracee!
      It’s from Urban Outfitters, but it is currently sold out 🙁 I think they keep restocking often though.

      xx
      EAM

      09.22.16Reply
  3. jess says:

    This is off-topic on the theme of shoes, but I wanted to comment and say how lucky you and your family are to move to the Westport/Fairfield area. (I recognize that Mexican restaurant and the bridge from your photos.) I grew up in Fairfield and it is such a special place to live; I miss it everyday! Have fun exploring the area and going to the beaches in the summer!

    Check out pizzeria Molto or Barcelona wine bar in Fairfield – other fun date night ideas 🙂

    09.21.16Reply
    • Hi Jess!
      Thank you so much for these awesome recommendations! We will definitely try them out!

      xoxo
      EAM

      09.22.16Reply
  4. Lakisha says:

    Hey! Great post. Where is the “Biggie” sweatshirt from?

    10.10.16Reply
    • Thanks, Lakisha! It is from Urban OUtfitters but was out of stock last time I checked which is why I didn’t link to it. I would check back though soon since I bought mine two years ago and they seem to get it in often!

      10.11.16Reply
  5. Mercedes Lopez says:

    Love your pictures and tips. Oh! and that tee shirt too! 🙂

    10.31.16Reply
  6. laura says:

    thaanks.

    11.01.16Reply
  7. Natalie says:

    Love all the style ideas! My fave it so wear rolled up cigarette pants with strappy mary janes or a cute bootie.

    11.02.16Reply
  8. Marilyn says:

    Love all the cloths and shoes. Gave me ideas of how to put the colors and styles of shoes together.

    11.12.16Reply