9-26-2022 THIS WEEK: Fall Shoe Update

September 26, 2022, 10:54 am by MSP


Dear Leslie,

Any tips on which footwear to wear with different styles of jeans?  I am 60 and need to wear lower heeled shoes/ boots, but want to look stylish this fall. A foot wear review would be terrific!
Thank you,
MSP HERE: Dear Patti and MSP SYSters,
Yes! Let's do an update/review of the best shoes (of course, lower-heel options) for fall.
I agree, my fussy feet don't want anything on them that's not comfortable. Yet, I also want fab footwear. I believe we all want to look our best from head to toe (or shall we say "from head to shoe").

Fall Shoe Update this week: What to wear and how to pair your fall footwear with your jeans; from wide to slim leg (...plus other fall looks). As the weather cools, choosing the right closed-toe shoes can be a challenge.  

For example, with wide leg bottoms, what are your best boot choices? How about slim leg jeans? Now that it is fall, what shoes will you be wearing? Let's get your look right and make it sassy and stylish!


Isn't it time to rediscover your style? Get affordable style help with MissusSmartyPants!

MSP's Weekly Style Mission

This week's Style Mission is: Wear an A-line skirt.


This basic is one of the best figure fixers a woman can own. Whether your hips are slim or full and curvy, an A-line skirt makes your figure look better proportioned.

Wear an A-link skirt this week and you'll be quickly reminded of how wonderful and balanced you feel when wearing an A-line skirt.

If you don't have an A-line skirt, put it on the top of your must-have list! For more versatility, you should have an A-line skirt in a solid mid-weight fabric. Have fun and enjoy wearing a classic figure-flattering A-skirt!


Talbots Linen A-Line Skirt

What SYSters are Saying

"You are never too old to have a bit of style..."


Dear MSP:

I was crossing the parking lot at Trader Joe's, when a car stopped to let me cross. As the driver passed, she opened her window and called out "you look really nice". I'm 80 years old and have followed MissusSmartyPants for a number of years. You are never too old to have a bit of style, even at the grocery store! Many thanks! Marina


Thank you, Missus Smarty Pants!  

Due to some "bumps" in the road of life, I gained some weight and was feeling lousy about myself. I took last week's personal shopping guide and actually BOUGHT myself one of the dresses recommended (in a size larger than I usually wear) and I look FABULOUS!  The recommended dress really suits my current shape and I feel like a million bucks thanks to YOU!  
I love that the weekly clothing recommendations bounce around between various retailers - I may not be able to buy something THIS week... but maybe NEXT week... either way, it keeps me moving in a positive direction - Keep those recommendations coming and THANK YOU for all you do!
Fluttering in Framingham 

Dear Leslie,

I was a tad skeptical about getting a subscription to your personal fashion advice. But I thought for $15 that I would spend on something else, why not?

I have been ill and on medication for several years, the medication made me gain 18 pounds in a week. Depression, overeating, not being able to be active, boredom, overeating more, I gained another 60 pounds in 2 years. I work from home so don't need to "dress nice". My husband and I run a business from home and don't make much money for extras like clothes.
Really long story short, we got paid for a good sized job and I took $125 and went shopping after purging 4 kitchen bags full of clothes out of the closet.  I came back with one pair of great fitting trousers, a dressy blouse, colored shell and over blouse. Not bad considering nothing in 4 stores even came close to my style. Several didn't have my size, and when I did find clothes to buy, I wanted them to feel good and be able to wear them not waste more money on clothes I don't wear. I wanted to feel good in them, and I do. Everything was 75% off the original prices, so I actually got a retail of over $400 in clothes.

Everything I purchased goes with what I have left in my closet and can be worn to run errands for the business, go to customer’s homes, or out to dinner.

So, for my first three months investment in your program, I have not only saved the $300 in clothes, but I feel good, great in fact, about how I look. Because I'm dressing for me right now, not being depressed about the way I used to look or will "someday" look.
So thank you for not only the "fashion" advice, but the inspiration of dressing for my body right now, not putting it off until "someday when I get thin again" thinking. I'm feeling healthier and the circle continues. The better I feel about myself, the more motivated I am to loose more weight, but in the mean time, I'm dressing for me, right now, the size I am.


Love, Kathy


Dearest MSP,
About 6 months ago I purchased my personal profile (I'm a very curvy B) and learned a lot but didn't put any of it into practice until about 3 months ago.
Finally, after years of HATING my body and crying whenever I tried clothes on in a dressing room, I am able to look in the mirror and stand tall! I accept the flaws with the idea that I can improve by going to the gym and, more importantly, I can finally ACCEPT that I have assets as well.
This is HUGE for me because I am finally able to take pride in my appearance instead of just throwing on whatever was available. I’ve now lost almost 20 lbs because I’m more aware of my body and want to take care for it. Wow your style help was the turning point for me!

Thank you so much for encouraging me to love my shape. Deb