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Skirts and boots done six ways…

It’s inevitable … the chilly – yet enjoyable – autumn weather we’re all so excited about is eventually going to turn bitter cold. I always find it challenging to look cute and/or sexy when it’s freezing outside and all I want to wear is sweats. So how do you pull a cute outfit together without looking out of place for the season, not to mention freeze your butt off? Three words… skirts, tights, boots. The best thing about this combination is there are so many variations – you’ll never get sick of the look. I’ve included my six favorite combos below. If you couldn’t tell by my picks, not only am I obsessed with boots and skirts but I also have a very special place in my heart for
Patterned skirt with tall, tan riding boots…

Vero Moda Folk Paisley Print Skirt


Lauren by Ralph Lauren Shoes, Raeanne Tall Boots


Plaid skirt with black tights and black boots…

ASOS Checked Mini Skirt With Belt


Women’s Tall Faux-Suede Boots


Longer pencil skirt with booties (though this wouldn’t be my first choice in shirt)

ASOS Twisted Pencil Skirt in Tartan




Mini skirt with a half boot…

People Tree Organic Cotton Jersey Mini Skirt


H&M boots


Mini skirt and ankle boots gone preppy (the tights are key here)…

ASOS Mini Skirt in Wool Jersey


Adina Black Leather Platform Ankle Boots from Topshop


Full A-lined skirt with tall boots…

ASOS Midi Skirt With Belt


H&M boots


Online shopping just got easier

While the physical act of shopping is one of my favorite hobbies and stress relievers, the convenience of online shopping can’t be beat. But which site can you trust to deliver the trendiest, highest quality, fast-arriving threads at a reasonable price? That almost sounds too good to be true, but I’ve found a few worth sharing…

  • Akira is a boutique clothing and shoe store in Chicago with about 5 or 6 locations. I love shopping in their stores but for those of you who don’t live in Chicago, this is the next best option. Their clothing is very inexpensive and while the quality isn’t top notch, I’ve had some of their dresses for years. I shop here mostly for going out clothes and accessories but sometimes you can find staple pieces, too.

Blazer $39

  • This European retailer offers free standard shipping to the US and their products are very reasonably priced. The quality is exceptional, especially for the price! Find anything here from skirts to sweaters to dresses to pants to jackets and coats. They’re having a special 20% off sale right now on their fall collection! Keep in mind, though, that they list the prices in Euros and the current conversion rate is about $1.36 to every €1 so it’s a little pricier than it looks like at first glance.
€35 for this dress

€24 for this scalloped skirt

  • A special thanks to my dear friend, Amanda, who introduced me to this fabulous website. This online clearance outlet is perfect for ladies who love designer products but not designer prices. Of course, the quality is outstanding here so you’re most likely still going to pay a little more than the websites above but it’s worth it! You can save up to 70% off of original prices on great pieces.

Maroon corduroys  for $99 – originally $330

  • Neiman Marcus’ Last Call website is a department store clearance site. I find this site to be a little less trendy but a good source for the basics.
  • is a great place to find shoes, bags, and accessories with tons of brands to choose from. 

Boots for $129

  •  is an email alert that will let you know when the pieces you’re looking for from your favorite designer – in your size – go on sale. You can even choose how often you would like your email notifications to be sent!
  • I could probably write a whole post just about this site alone but I’ll let you explore for yourself. A few quick highlights: you can search by item and color and if you click on the item you can see which retailer it came from, how much it is, and how to purchase it. You can also ask their fashion experts questions such as what should you wear on an interview, or how to wear a certain piece of clothing, etc. The last function of this site that I’ll give away – which is my favorite – is the ability to create your own inspiration boards from this site… and you can even add them to when you’re done! 

What are some of your favorites?


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