The Next Thing You Need | A Perfect Bootie

The Next Thing You Need | A Perfect Bootie

Today I’m going to get a little bit pushy with you.  Sorry, it’s a character flaw.  When I get passionate, I get pushy.  And this is something I’m really passionate about.

If you’re looking for just ONE investment piece for fall/winter, I have it for you.  Last year I made the investment in a classic pair of Frye riding boots and it was the best fashion decision I’ve ever made.

They are the most beautiful, well-made boots I’ve ever owned and let’s just talk about their versatility for a minute.  They go with virtually everything.  I seriously had to work hard to find other boots to wear with my outfits because I wanted to wear these every single day.

Here are a few of my favorite looks featuring my Frye’s.

Yes, I know they’re pricey.  Far more than I normally spend on an item.  But they’ve been worth every single penny, especially on a cost per wear basis.

Go ahead and order them today, Zappos will even ship them for free (that’s where I got mine).  The color of mine is cognac but they come in 12 gorgeous colors.  The hardest part is deciding which one.

Frye Melissa Button Riding Boot

OK, stepping off the soapbox now for today’s regularly scheduled post.  🙂

As I said earlier I had to work hard to wear other boots last fall/winter.  What I really wanted was a new pair of ankle boots but never did find the perfect pair.  My mission this fall is to find “the one”.

I won’t be making as much of an investment to find the perfect bootie because they’re a trendier item.  Don’t get me wrong – ankle boots are here to stay – the styles just change a lot from season to season.

This week I rounded up some of my favorite ankle boots for under $100.


Ankle Boots for Fall 2013

1.  Addison Bootie – Gorgeous oxblood color with a wedge heel.

2.  Honor Bootie – Fun snake print heel in a very wearable neutral.

3.  Karin Platform Bootie – Statement making color at a steal, under $50!

4.  Jody Bootie – Casual perfection.  This bootie goes with everything.

5.  Most Wanted Bootie – Perforation and button details add a little sass to basic black.

6.  Helena Bootie – Beautiful shape, perfect with dresses.

It’s Your Turn:  Have you found the perfect bootie yet?  If so, share it in the comments!

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I Feel Pretty | Perfect

I Feel Pretty | Perfect

Do you have that perfect go-to outfit that you wear over and over?

I do and today I’m going to show you mine.

I’m not ever sure what’s so perfect about it.  It’s nothing special.   But it incorporates all of my favorite things – layers, a comfy knit, a scarf, skinny jeans and boots.

Let’s start with the shirt.  I bought it for a print shoot last year and honestly thought I would never wear it again.  I just wasn’t that crazy about the color.  Even though it looks burgundy in these photos, it’s more of a deep purple and I don’t wear dark colors very often.

[Via James Avery]

I started pairing it up in different ways – half tucked with boyfriend jeans, loose over leggings and layered with skinny jeans.  It quickly became a wardrobe staple.

One chilly day, I threw a knit open front vest and scarf on with it and a new favorite outfit was born.

[Shirt:  Target (Similar)/Vest:  Forever 21 (Similar)/Scarf:  Old Navy (Similar)/Jeans:  Forever 21/Bracelet:  Target/Watch:  New York & Co. (Similar)/Boots:  Frye]


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I Feel Pretty | Fierce

I Feel Pretty | Fierce

Welcome to this week’s I Feel Pretty link party!

And this week I feel pretty fierce, thanks to my new leopard cardigan. It was last week’s Payday Pretty purchase – on sale for just $17.99.  I couldn’t wait to pair it up with something red.  There’s just something about red and leopard that looks so rich.  It’s one of my all-time favorite combos.

Here’s how I wore it to go out to dinner for my hubby’s birthday.  I had him snap a couple of quick pics on our way out the door (he was hungry and it was his birthday, the nerve of me!).

 [Leopard Cardigan:  J. Crew Factory/Joe’s Jeans:  Dillard’s/Tank:  Forever 21/Gold Watch:  Similar/Leather Bracelet:  Target/ Bead Necklace:  Similar/Riding Boots:  Frye]

It’s your turn to show me what makes you feel pretty.  But one request beforehand…

Could you do me a quick favor?

There are just two more days to vote for the Top 25 Fashion and Beauty Moms.  Thanks to all of you, I’m trending in the top 25!  It’s down to the wire now so I’d like to ask you to take a second to vote for me today.  Just click the badge below, then vote for Get Your Pretty On.  Thank you!



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2.  Follow Get Your Pretty On.

3.  Link back to me in your post.

4.  Visit other blogs and meet new pretty peeps!

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Casual NYE Outfit

Casual NYE Outfit

Happy New Year, pretties!

I could have done a resolutions post today but I thought nah, there’s always next week, right? (No, I don’t have a procrastinating problem!)

But I will share with you three of my 2013 resolutions (or goals, as I like to call them).

1.  Be more present with my family, make quality time count.

2.  Commit to better self-care (yoga, massage, eating healthy).

3.  Get rid of all clutter in my house, clean out every closet and drawer.

Next week’s theme will be Get Your New You On featuring posts including Get Your Workout On and Get Your Goal Setting On with a VERY special guest poster that will help you achieve all of your 2013 goals.  I can’t wait!

But for today I promised you an outfit post from my casual NYE party and that’s just what you’ll get.

On Monday, I showed you this set that I created using items in my closet.

But before I show you what I ended up wearing, let me tell you a little story about my new leggings.  My niece, Lauren, keeps me in the loop on fashion trends in the 20-something crowd. This is Lauren, she’s always super cute and fashionable.

When she told me about Spanx leggings last week, I knew I had to have a pair.  What?  Spanx makes leggings???  That was my reaction too.  Followed closely by “I NEED some”.   But I wasn’t sure I wanted to drop $62 on a pair of leggings.

Spanx Leggings – $62

So I did a quick search online at Target to see what they had and found these.

Suddenly Skinny Leggings – $17.99

About five minutes later, I ran down to my local Target store and they had one pair left!  Now they’re mine, ALL MINE.  I can’t tell you how they compare to the Spanx pair, I haven’t been able to try them out.  But I can tell you that they do a mighty fine job of smoothing out bulges and making my holiday weight gain a little less noticeable.  They also seem sturdier and more substantial than my other leggings.  At a savings of $44 over the Spanx pair, I’m a pretty happy girl.

Here’s the outfit that I wore for our casual New Year’s Eve, featuring my new favorite leggings.  Originally I planned to wear my fur vest but it just didn’t fit right over my sweater.  So I substituted my new orange scarf that I got for Christmas.  Cozy!

[Leggings:  Target/Sweater:  Forever 21 (similar)/Tank:  Forever 21/Necklace:  Forever 21/Scarf:  Gift (similar)/Earrings:  Rue 21 (Similar)/Boots:  Frye/Ring:  Target/Bracelets:  Rue 21]

It’s Your Turn:  Do you make resolutions?  If so, what are your top goals for the new year?  Tell me in the comments!

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