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Monday, October 31, 2016

Throwing Shade

A couple weeks ago, my blogger friend Stella re-introduced me to the art of lampshading. I'm sure you've seen this style on the streets or the blogs in the past (but maybe didn't know it had a name). It's simply pairing an oversize sweater or dress with over-the-knee boots or booties. I've been meaning to take my new UGG® boots for a spin, and my lace-up sweater (which basically fits me like a dress), so I figured it was the perfect time to take on the lampshading trend!

I really love these McKay booties from the UGG® Classic Street Collection. Like I mentioned before, I didn't even think I would have been an UGG® girl, until I actually stepped foot in these beauties. Why didn't anyone tell me they were like walking on clouds? I really love the comfortable Treadlite cushioning and the easy slip-on style. Now that the weather is starting to cool down, these McKay booties are destined to get a lot of wear. FYI, I also have a pair of the Michelle boots from the Classic Slim Collection and I can't wait to take those out come winter.

So when I decided to pair these boots with my lace-up sweater, I knew the easiest way to style the look would be to add a pair of jeans to the mix. But I didn't want to do that, as I felt it was just a bit too casual. I opted for the lampshading look mainly because it would add some edge to a relatively simple style. And yes, I am actually wearing a pair of leather shorts under my sweater (can't be too cheeky), but I happen to be on the short side, and this sweater happens to be on the long side, so you can't really tell. I think I'll end up wearing it as a dress anyway.

Last, but certainly not least, are you guys diggin' my hairstyle? You know I love to switch it up! I actually got it done before my recent trip to Florida, but now you muses finally get to see it!

Happy Halloween!
On the Muse: McKay booties from the UGG® Classic Street Collection c/o | Lace-Up Mood sweater c/o Chicwish (similar) | Lauren Conrad for Kohls shorts (similar) |
This is a sponsored post in partnership with UGG and Her Campus Media. All words and opinions are my own.

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23 comments

  1. Didn't know the term lampshading but I sure love this look. SO so cute.

    xo
    Pinksole

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  2. I guess I learned something new today. I had no idea it was called lamp shading. You do look cute and cozy!

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  3. I've never heard of Lamp Shading before. You learn something new everyday! Love this look!

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  4. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the lace up sweater. I had no idea that pairing and oversized top with an over-the-knee boot was called "lamp shading." You're throwing shade, and I'm basking it it!!

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  5. Super pretty, loving the sweater dress
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  6. Love your hair, and the dress is so cute!

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  7. What? That's the name for this trend?!? TIL! Anyhoo, as an Ugg-fan, really love this look, Cheryl:) The booties go really well with the sweater. And love the hair, of course!

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  8. Love the details of your dress! Pretty!

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  9. I love the sweater on you. Thanks for introducing me to Lampshading. .

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  10. I admit I am not the biggest fan of Uggs, but these are SUPER stylish, I love them and the way you styled them too hun! Thank you for your sweet words btw I am back, I had a awesome vacay ;) xx

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  11. This is such a sexy cali look! Love the color as well.

    Unfortunately lampshading doesnt suit my body type! :(

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  12. Thanks SO much for the shout out although unfortunately, I can't take full credit for the term! I think I saw it used to describe an outfit worn by one or more of the Kardashians. I rarely speak positively of that family, but in this case I'll give credit where it's due... begrudgingly with side eye. 😒 Haha!

    You look fantastic, babe! xoxo

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  13. hadn't heard the term Lampshading before but I love the look. You look fabulous showcasing your Lace-Up Mood sweater-dress OOTD!

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  14. I've never heard of lampshading either but I am loving the idea! I will have to give it a try for sure!
    Kyla
    Wanderlustkyla.com

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  15. UGG has SERIOUSLY stepped up their game recently! You're the second stylish blogger I've seen to wear something a little different from their newest collection and I think this may be the year I buy into the UGG frenzy! My 90s high school self would be proud haha!

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  16. Whoa - Uggs have most certainly come a long way! I would never be caught dead in them! LOL! But that's just me. Love that sweater on you!

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  17. Those are cute shoes. And they look so comfortable as does your dress!!

    xo,

    Beth || www.TheStyleBouquet.com

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  18. Never seen this style of ugg boot, need them in my life! You look fab! www.callmeliz.co.uk

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  19. Gorgeous ! love the oversized eyelets and that shade Cheryl :)

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  20. Ooh I LOVE those boots, I have the classic uggs but I love how those look like a traditional boot. So cute.

    La Belle Sirene 

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  21. LOVE this outfit. You styled those boots perfectly. You look so stylish and comfy!

    ~Whitney
    www.whitneynicjames.com

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  22. Super cute booties! And that dress is amazing!

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  23. Love those lil booties and the neutral palette of this look! So cute.
    XO Amanda | www.glitterandspice.com

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