Five Ways to Wear Ankle Boots

Five Ways to Wear Ankle Boots

Want to know what the most burning question has been on GYPO readers’ lips lately?  I’ll bet you can guess from the title.

How the heck do you wear ankle boots?!?

They’re cute, no doubt, but these little buggers can be a bit tricky to style.  When I bought my first pair, they sat in the closet for almost an entire season with no wear.  When I finally got up the nerve to pair them with some jeans, I was hooked and eager to find other ways to wear them.  Before long, I was experimenting with all kinds of ways to pair them up and ready to add to my ankle boot collection.

Here are five of my favorite ways to pair up ankle boots.

1.  Ankle Boots with Ankle Jeans

Well, duh, that just makes sense, right?  Ankle jeans were practically made for ankle boots and retailers are getting on the bandwagon with this trend.  There’s hardly a store you’ll walk into this fall that doesn’t have some cute ankle jeans that are the perfect length to fall just above your ankle boots.

Embellished Sweatshirt Jeans Full 2

2.  Ankle Boots with Cuffed Skinny Jeans

If your skinny jeans are longer than ankle length, just cuff them right above the top of your boot.  Easy peasy!


3.  Ankle Boots with Boyfriend Jeans

Take a cue from Rosie Huntingdon-Whiteley and pair your slouchy boyfriend jeans with a cute pair of ankle boots.  Throw on a t-shirt, scarf and jacket and you’re instantly chic for fall.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. I'm going to have to try the boyfriend jeans with booties style.

Or try the trend with a military jacket and white tee.

Fall outfit ideas. Military jacket. White tee. Nude scarf. Cuff jeans. Cognac suede ankle boots. Rachel Bilson in the Harrow Boot

4.  Ankle Boots With Socks

Scrunch some wool socks above your ankle boots when pairing them with skinny jeans or leggings for a cute and cozy look.


5.  Ankle Boots With Dresses/Skirts

Swap out your typical heels and try a pair of tights with ankle boots this fall.  It’s a modern look that’s sure to instantly update your outfit.

10 Ways to Wear Ankle Boots | Monochromatic | A monochromatic look is a great way to wear those taller ankle boots...a pair of black tights and a black pencil skirt creates a sleek long black line that makes it so the height of the boot is irrelevant.  Tip #8. Try a fun patterned top to offset the monochromatic bottom! Tip #9. Try brown tights with brown boots, gray with gray, or mustard with your light brown boots! Shopping Options

[Ava Ankle Boot]

[Hartley Ankle Boot]

[Lace Up Bootie]

[Suede Ankle Strap Boot]

[Whysper Ankle Boot]

[Suede Low Heel Ankle Boot]

[Vince Camuto Ankle Boot]

It’s Your Turn:  What’s your favorite way to wear ankle boots?  Tell us in the comments.

Stay tuned for an announcement about the Fall Style Challenge on Monday.

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Getting my pretty on with The Pleated PoppyOne Stylish Mom and Erika and Andrea.
Up for Fall Adventure | Jambu Style

Up for Fall Adventure | Jambu Style

Fall just seems to beckon for adventure, doesn’t it?  After the long, brutal summers we endure in Texas, it’s no wonder fall is my favorite time of the year.  Our family takes every opportunity we can to get out and enjoy the crisp cool mornings and clear afternoons.   One of our all-time favorite fall activities is taking a hike and breathing in the autumn air.

Our family loves adventure so I’m thrilled to be partnering with Jambu, a company that embraces the adventurous life.  Their line of footwear is designed to empower people to love their journey through life.  I’m sharing some of my favorite tips for embracing everyday adventures on a stylish foot with Jambu in October’s issue of Redbook.  Be sure to pick up a copy and check it out.

The luxurious leather Perla bootie perfectly blends style with function.  Hyper Grip technology provides the ultimate in traction for inclement weather.  We may not get a lot of snow in Texas but our ice storms are no joke.  A sturdy boot like this is a must-have in the winter months for getting around on slick surfaces.  Not to mention it’s really cute and comfy too!



[Boots/Jeans/Jacket/Plaid Henley]

It’s Your Turn:  What adventures do you look forward to most in the fall?  Tell me in the comments.

I Feel Pretty | Blue

I Feel Pretty | Blue

blue-wool-coat-full-2Have you ever heard of Blue Monday?  I just found out about it myself, it’s supposed to be the most depressing day of the year.  Apparently it already came and went at the beginning of January this year.  I have no clue if this has any scientific validity but I do know that, keeping it really real today, I struggle with the winter blues every year at this time.  I don’t know if it’s the lack of sunlight, the slacking on workouts, the fact that spring seems so far away or a combo of all of the above.  But it’s very real, at least to me.

Even though there’s no magic bullet, here are a few things that help me plow through these long winter days.

1.  Exercise – Even though I want to be a total slacker, I know that working out is the best way to boost my mood.  I pop in one of my Jillian Michaels DVD’s and get my sweat on.  Love her or hate her, one thing’s for sure, she will kick yo’ booty!  This one is my favorite.

2.  Upbeat Music – This song has been on my playlist lately because it makes me feel, well, “Happy”.  When it comes on in the car, I crank it up and dance every time.  This video will definitely make you smile!

3. Summer Scents – I switch out from my winter candles to summer scents.  Ahh, aromatherapy.  If I close my eyes, I can pretend like I’m at the beach.  My favorite lately is Tiki Beach from Bath and Body Works.

Tiki Beach 14.5 oz. 3-Wick Candle - Slatkin & Co. - Bath & Body Works

4.  Plan Summer Vacation – We have our family meeting in February to decide upon and start planning our summer vacation.  This year’s trip is still TBD but as soon as it’s decided, we’ll set a countdown on our phones and start looking forward to it!

5.  Wait it Out – My winter blues usually lift in early March.  That’s when the sun starts to make a regular appearance and I’m back to taking daily walks outdoors.

Until then, my favorite light blue coat and a bright scarf help brighten up these dreary winter days a little too.  Hurry up and get here March!





blue-wool-coat-full[Coat:  Similar/Sweater:  c/o Scissortail Clothing/Scarf:  c/o Chic Tweak/Boots:  Similar/Jeans:  Paige/Watch:  c/o Fossil]

I bought my light blue coat years ago but it’s still one of my favorites.  It’s not available anymore but here are some options in similar styles and colors.

[Mint Longline Wool Coat]

[Light Blue Wool Blend Coat]

[Double Breasted Wool Coat]

It’s Your Turn:  Do you struggle with the winter blahs too?  If so, what tips do you have for getting through this time of the year?


ScissortailLogoI just love retailers that make it a no-brainer for us to stay on trend.  My latest sponsor Scissortail Clothing Company is one of them.   Scissortail carries fun date night dresses, trendy casual pieces, accessories and footwear all at affordable prices.  The sweater I’m wearing today is just one of their many pieces available for under $40.

Yarn & Oatmeal Knit Sweater

[Yarn and Oatmeal Knit Sweater]

These Aztec sweater are perfect for leggings now but will also look cute paired up with shorts as the weather gets warmer.

Black and White Aztec Sweater[Black and White Aztec Sweater]

They have a great selection of dresses that would be perfect for a Valentine’s date night.

Lace Mini Dress[Lace Mini Dress – On Sale!]

Romance & Lace Skirt[Romance and Lace Skirt – On Sale!]

And check out these unique, earthy accessories.  I want all of them!

Slice of Geode Necklace

[Slice of Geode Necklace]

Druzy Earrings in Black

[Druzy Earrings in Black]


Scissortail has been kind enough to sponsor a giveaway for GYPO readers.  One lucky girl is going to win her choice of any dress.  Just pick any of the easy ways below to enter!

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It’s the day of the week at GYPO where we celebrate what makes us feel pretty. Whether it’s a new outfit, hairstyle, or makeup, the I Feel Pretty link up is about anything and everything that makes your life prettier. Even if you’re not a blogger, you can still play along. Just tell us what made you feel pretty this week in the comments!

I Feel Pretty
There are just a few simple rules:

1. Follow GYPO. (Bloglovin‘, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest)

2. Link up your pretty post.

3. Link back to my blog (using the button above or your own link).

4. Visit other pretty peeps.  

Getting my pretty on with Fashion Friday.

Trend Watch | The Bright Lip

Trend Watch | The Bright Lip

yellow blazer, striped top, skinny jeans, leopard heels

yellow blazer, striped shirt

Yellow blazer, Alex and Ani bracelets

yellow blazer, striped shirt, skinny jeans, leopard heels

[Jacket:  The Limited/Shirt:  Similar/Jeans:  Forever 21/Necklace:  c/o Heather Belle Co./Earrings:  c/o C. Wonder/Bangles:  c/o Alex and Ani/Sunnies:  Michael Kors/Shoes:  Guess/Lips:  Kate Spade]


Bright lips are everywhere this spring.  I hate to admit it but I’ve been kind of dragging my feet on this trend.  After all, I was a 90’s girl when dark lipsticks were all the rage.  Those colors must have traumatized me because I’ve been a pink and beige glossy girl ever since.

But I’m on board with the trend now and absolutely love it.  The three big lipstick trends for spring are bright red, pink and orange.  Here are some of my faves in each.

And yes, these are some of the higher end brands, but I believe every woman deserves a little luxury and lipstick is an affordable way to get it!


Kate Spade Supercalifragilipstick

[Kate Spade – Supercalifragilipstick]


YSL Bright Pink Hibiscus Lipstick

[Yves Saint Laurent – Bright Hibiscus Pink]


[Tarte – Glamazon in Bright Coral]

Check out my updated Sales and Deals page for loads of new spring sales!

It’s Your Turn:  Are you on board with the bright lip trend?  If so, what’s your favorite color?

Getting my pretty on today with Aloha Friday, The Pleated Poppy, ShannaReal Girl Style, Anything & EverythingMonday Mingle, Visible Monday, YOLO Monday, Monday Bloom, Real Mom Style.

Trend Watch | Emerald

Trend Watch | Emerald

When Pantone announced that emerald was the color of the year I thought “OK, cool.  Nice color.  Too bad I don’t own anything emerald.”  I planned to pick up something in emerald this spring.   But while digging around in my closet last week, I found this great top that I bought last year in the perfect shade of emerald.

[Shirt:  Old Navy/Scarf:  Old Navy/Jeans:  MEK/Boots:  Frye/Watch:  New York & Co./Earrings:  Rue 21/Bracelet:  Target]

And here are some other emerald pretties I’d like to pick up.

Emerald Pretty

It’s Your Turn: Have you jumped on the emerald bandwagon yet? What’s your favorite way to wear this rich, versatile color?

Don’t forget to enter my Gallery boutique giveaway.  You could pick up something pretty like this.

clover & stone - lime

[Clover + Stone Necklace -$32]

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Getting my pretty on with Monday Mingle, YOLO Monday, Visible Monday, Monday Meetup, The Pleated Poppy, Aloha Friday