OOTD 1.8.2018: Black Dress and Brown Riding Boots

black knit dress and brown riding boots

Little Black Dress | Similar Leather Knee High Boots (on sale!) | Similar Plaid Scarf | Similar Knotted Belt | Black ToteLipstick in ‘Crimson’ | $20 iPhone Case

This is one of my favorite outfits I’ve worn lately! It’s such a perfect work to weekend look. If you’ve been following along for awhile, I am constantly looking for pieces that can be styled for work and also the weekend. There’s nothing worse than walking into your closet and finding you invested all your money in work outfits! Or vice versa! I love it when you can find versatile pieces!

This little black dress is one of those closet staples you’d wear over and over for years. It’s a easy basic that you can style with riding boots, booties, or your favorite pair of pumps. I ordered my regular size for a looser fit – I hate when swing dresses cling! I also wanted to be able to belt it like this! It’s currently back at full price but I wore another LBD last Friday that is on major sale! I also rounded up my favorite workwear pieces that are on sale here. And just in case you’re looking for some more LBD steal, all of the below are under $80 and great for the office!

Riding boots are my favorite for fall and winter. I love how you can wear them with dresses and denim. There’s just something so timeless about a pair of good riding boots. Mine are by Tory Burch from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and are out of stock so I found a pair I really really love (and they’re cheaper) here. I’ve heard amazing things about Frye (they last longer than Tory Burch boots) and I really love the distressed look of those. I always like to layer thick chunky socks under my boots this time of year to keep warm!

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How to Wear Booties and Ankle Boots

sole society vixen bootie in pink suede from nordstrom

Similar Pullover Fleece here and here | High Waist Skinny Jeans (size down one size) | Pink Booties | Fringe Tote Bag | Tortoise Sunglasses

After moving to the Midwest, many styles that weren’t in my LA wardrobe quickly became part of it. Some were easy to adopt. Others took some time to master. How to wear booties and ankle boots were the latter. It isn’t easy and makes you more frustrated than you’d ever think you could get about shoes. I’m breaking down my tips!Read More

Best Tall Boots for Cold Weather

marc fisher adora boot in black suede

Pink Ruffle Sweater | White Tassel Scarf | Faux Leather Leggings | Black Suede Over the Knee Boots | Grey Crossbody Bag | Black Sunglasses

If there’s anything I learned from moving to Chicago, it’s that cold weather gear is essential. Things like boots are not only fashionable but also functional. And every girl in the Midwest, east coast, and Canada needs this arsenal of boots to get her through winter.

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Day to Night Booties with SOREL

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Best winter boots: SOREL Danica Booties in tobacco

Danica Booties in Tobacco

When I first moved to Chicago, one of the first things people told me was that I needed SOREL boots. Everyone I talked to who lived in a colder climate swore by them. They are the best. Really, they’re the only stylish waterproof boots out there. With fall here and winter soon to follow, it was time for me to refresh my boot closet (my boots get the most wear and tear here) so this year I went with these Danica Booties.

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