How I’m Wearing Ankle Boots This Season

It’s currently raining while I sit in my office planning content for this month so it must mean that it’s officially boots season! We have had some weather that teased us of an endless summer the last few weeks which have been making my daily walks very enjoyable. At times I’ve wished for a breeze or two when I actually dressed for fall weather and not for the warmer days it has been recently. I’m excited to start wearing my boots again because they are such a closet staple in the colder months. They are just so comfy and are fun to wear. I remember when I first started buying them a few years ago and there weren’t that many options, classic leather or suede and usually in conservative designs and colors. Nowadays, there are so many different designs and looks you can put together with booties. Right now I have my eyes on black booties with pearl details which is a genius way to switch things up with the classic black boot and make it more feminine. I put together some boots I have my eyes on this season and I hope it inspires you to add some new boots with embellishments and fun new details to your closet this year.

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I have a pair of black suede booties that I call my comfortable but fashionable commuting shoe for work. Obviously I’m not commuting to an office these days, but at one time they were once my favorite shoe to slip on and chase after the train. I love a suede boot for everyday wear and the scallop details on these add a nice feminine detail to them.


When I went to Nashville a few years ago I looked at the traditional western cowboy boots and walked out of the store when I saw the price of a boot I would wear once. That is why I love these updated western style because they are cute as well as practical for an everyday style. Pair with a dress or skirt with black tights for a more comfortable option than heels for a dressed up look.


Over time I have accumulated a few pairs of leather Cole Haan boots because the quality is amazing and they will last for a long time. I’m a big fan of this style because they are great for weather (rain and snow) and only improve over time as they get worn in. I’ll be grabbing these a lot as my go-to daily shoe to run errands or a daily walk.


I love this chic boot because it’s versatile and really can go with any outfit. The sleek and pointed toe make any outfit sexy and dress up a look without much effort. Wear with black tights for a polished sleek look or tuck in your pants to show off the structure of the boot.


No doubt this style turns heads with it’s shine and sleek silhouette. I’m loving this new take on this modern style boot because it can be worn with light denim during the day or dresses at night. I hope this trendy style stays for a while because it’s such a fresh take on the classic black boot.


For those who have enough black boots in their closet and are looking for something new, I love this splash of animal print. When you need a break from the usual black boots, the animal print add some fun to any outfit without overly committing to the animal print look.


This year is all about the embellishments on boots and I am loving every style I see. I like this style specifically because it’s fun while still being conservative with the crystal balls on the heels. At first glance it’s a great leather boot and the embellishments add some fun to any outfit. The embellishments can help elevate any look and allows you to have add some sparkle to an all black outfit.


How did I go this long without boots that have pearls on them?! I first saw this style trending a few weeks ago and it immediately made me stop scrolling to stare at them. These are perfect for those who are looking for a more feminine boot style. Pair with a pink coat or preppy black and white outfit to take chic to a whole new level. Never in a million years would I pair pearls with combat boots or think to wear combat boots with a preppy outfit until now.


Styling a Faux Leather Skirt for Date Night

Are you still working from home or back to the office? We are doing a bit of half and half in our house with Jake working a week of 12 hour days and then working from home for two weeks before he goes back to the office as he alternates with other team members. It’s always nice to have something fun to look forward to at the end of the week so we scheduled a fancy date night last Friday at Parc in Rittenhouse. For years, I’ve wanted to go because it’s a one of a kind experience in Philadelphia. If anything, 2020 has taught us that we really need to slow down and experience the opportunities around us. Right now you need to make a reservation a week in advance and they don’t stay open for long. Luckily, Jake was waking up at 5am for work that week so he was the first person to make a reservation when the slots opened up for the week. For my Philly friends, we chose to eat indoors because while there is outdoor dining it just wouldn’t be the same experience and it was our first time there. The restaurant is doing an amazing job at separating tables and doing temperature checks before you go inside. It felt like a private dinner because we had a whole section to ourselves and the wait staff was very friendly as we enjoyed a four course meal without feeling rushed.

As much fun as it was to go out to dinner, I also had so much fun picking out an outfit after weeks of wearing jeans and a t shirt. I was excited to finally wear this brown faux leather skirt that has been collecting dust in my closet since I purchased it. It may have been technically fall but it was pretty warm that day and we planned to walk to the restaurant so I wanted to dress appropriately. I found this short sleeve Max Mara sweater that I completely forgot that I even had in storage which kept me cool on our way to dinner and kept me warm on our walk back when the temperatures dipped below 60 degrees.

I’ve noticed that since we rarely leave the house these days and when we do, I get so excited to put together an outfit and pick out accessories. I’m excited to see that faux leather skirts are still in style this season because it’s such an easy way to get dressed up without much effort. My skirt is from Loft last year so I’ll link this similar skirt from Express and skirt from Abercrombie. My sweater was a consignment store find but I love this J Crew short sleeve sweater just as much!

Cozy Fall Cardigan

Fall is here and my closet is happy! Today I’m sharing an easy fall outfit that I wore recently to run errands. Not only is my cardigan very affordable, it looks very similar to the Madewell cardigan that was very popular last year but was a bit out of my budget. This cardigan is lightweight and very cozy making it perfect for early warm fall days into the chilly winter. My goal is to get dressed every day and this cardigan has been an easy way to make an effort and look put together without much effort. I love throwing on some jeans, a t shirt and this cardigan in the morning because it’s an easy and fun outfit! I’m sure I’ll be adding some more cardigans into my closet this fall because it’s the perfect cozy outfit for this fall!

shoes // cardigan

Slingback Pumps are a Trend to Try

I’m looking outside my window right now and the tree outside my house is screaming “hello, Spring!” and then I ask Alexa what the temperature is today and she tells me it’s 50 degrees…. Spring can be so misleading! It can go from really warm days to chilly weather overnight. It’s tricky to dress for Spring with floral dresses because of the constant weather changes so I like to invest my money in the Spring pieces that are a bit more practical.

It’s easy to style transitional outfits with clothes that you already own. We want to be able to wear spring colors while also staying warm! One way I like to transition my wardrobe is swapping out my shoes in spring. It’s all about the accessories! You can take a cozy warm sweater with jeans and wear it with slingback pumps. Just because the calendar says spring, we are not putting away our winter clothes just yet! I can stay warm with layers and wear those cute shoes sitting in our closet waiting to be worn!

I was really excited to find these Marc Fisher slingback pumps on sale at DSW because the style is cute, they are super comfortable and are a great price point! I can’t wait to wear these to work or for any occasion! It looks like a fancy shoe because of the pointed toe but the short heel makes them so comfortable so you can wear them for hours! They look professional and have a nice fun twist of a slingback which is really popular right now. It’s a great play on a work friendly version of the sandal that I can easily slide into. I plan on wearing them for Spring, Summer and Fall!

Who knew Target had such cute clothes?

I like to take advantage of Target’s free shipping and the endless options the store has to offer. While browsing for some essentials, I started to look at the new fall collection that was just released. And oh my goodness – who knew Target had such cute clothes???

I immediately scooped up this houndstooth tie front top because it looks so expensive but it’s priced for Target. The joke is that if something has a bow, I need to have it so this top easily became one of my new faves. This top is something I wouldn’t normally wear, but the bow kinda sealed the deal. It’s work friendly paired with a black skirt and screams fall with jeans and brown riding boots.

blazer | flats

This blazer is worn on repeat because it is so easy to throw on with any outfit to dress it up. I wore it with jeans one day and then the next week I wore with black pants and a sweater tank for a partner meeting. I’m wearing a size 2 and it’s still fitted. Also, the price is even more amazing! My loafers are new and I’m not sure how I ever lived without them! They have quickly turned into my most worn shoe because they are comfy and go with everything.

This skirt is not something I usually wear but I immediately fell in love with the pattern! It’s been easy to wear to work with a simple black long sleeve top or colored tops that match.

plaid pants // poncho // tory flats

These pants are surprisingly stretchy and are really comfortable. I’m wearing a size two and are the perfect fit. The poncho is a bit large, but it is a one size fits all so that is the look. It’s nice for work because it’s it’s long in the back so I can get away with a legging that looks like pants and it covers the booty!

I thought I was done shopping until I found these pajamas and was so excited to see that my fave pajamas are in a new pattern! As long as Target keeps making these pajamas, I plan on buying them in every color 🙂

perfect fall outfit for $50

pants // poncho // flats

Hello October! I’m grateful for a new month and a new season! It’s nice to have some cooler temperatures so I can finally wear the new clothes I just purchased for fall. This is the perfect outfit for the first day of October because it screams fall and can also be a transitional outfit because of the warmer fall weather. I recently wore this outfit to work and wanted to share it on the blog because this whole outfit (minus the shoes!) is only $50!

This poncho is great because it’s great to wear with leggings because of the length and it’s super soft. I wore it to work with work pants and was able to be cozy and look presentable at the same time. Win! Light layers are going to be popular this fall and this poncho can be worn with and without layers depending on the weather. I plan on wearing it with jeans and mules and then with riding boots when the temperature gets cooler.

These plaid pants were an amazing find for fall and can be worn so many ways! The pattern is perfect for fall and they have the perfect stretch so they are sitting at a desk all day friendly. As soon as I saw these online, I clicked the add to cart button because I didn’t have anything like them in my closet. I don’t usually buy pants from this retailer so I was pleasantly surprised when they fit so well!