Showing posts with label boots. Show all posts
Showing posts with label boots. Show all posts

Monday, May 16, 2016


Apparently this season is not my best, in terms of blogging. I seem to get a nice rhythm going with a few posts written and scheduled, then BAM – something shakes it up and I stop writing. Things like packed weekends with friends and family, packed weeks with fun stuff after work and/or baby classes (or both, sometimes). Busy times at work. Appointments. And trying to get so many things done before the baby actually arrives (we’re less than 1 month out!) and we become a family of three humans + a naughty, yet handsome, and ever-so-endearing, bulldog.

So, here is what I wore a few weeks ago – but the weather is pretty much the same around here, so it's still pretty appropriate for spring time in Colorado. I'm still hoping I can get away without purchasing TOO many maternity items for winter because I’m due in early summer, but the way this weather is hanging around makes me wonder. Can't it just be warm and I can wear my sandals and dresses and flowy skirts in peace??

*all items are part of my Maternity Capsule Wardrobe

Saturday, January 30, 2016


I had high hopes to be able to wear this dress for a bit longer, but after today, it was retired to a box labeled something along the lines of "after baby." I might pick up a maternity chambray dress, in the meantime, but I'm not sure yet.

However, before this dress was temporarily retired, I paired it with  maroon fleece-lined tights, a leopard-print infinity scarf, and cowboy boots. I don't wear these boots that often, but on this particular day, we were in the midst of our closet renovation (more on that later) and they were the first boots I could easily get my hands on. And I figured I couldn't go wrong with denim & cowboy boots, right? Americana, at its finest.

Happy Saturday - we're supposed to get tons of snow tonight/tomorrow/tomorrow night, so maybe we'll get cozily snowed in?

chambray dress: Kohl's
fleece-lined tights: GG Boutique
cowboy boots: Steve Madden via DSW
leopard-print infinity scarf: WalMart

Friday, August 14, 2015

girl crush

Ta da! Here is what I wore to see Miranda Lambert perform at Cheyenne Frontier Days ("the Daddy of 'em all"). We saw Tim McGraw last summer, (read that about here) and even before he came on stage, the rodeo announced the headliners for this coming year. Miranda was one of them, so we decided then and there that we had to come. The Mr. is a big Miranda fan (he likes "angry chick country," as he calls it. So of course we'll try to see Carrie Underwood sometime, too).

But this year, we were smarter, and we purchased seats in the stands, away from the drunken hot mess that is the "Party Zone," which is closer to the stage. So we were able to sit, enjoy one of our favorite musicians, and not spill our overpriced beers.

As for my outfit, I tried to lean a little towards rock n' roll (I know. really? me?), but Miranda is known for her bad-ass looks & bandanas & leather & studs & gun-baring shirts, and I wanted to dress appropriately for my girl crush. Enter my red studded tank (the only studded item I own). The vest was more of a completer piece but added some nice dimension (and warmth!), denim skirt and boots, because, obvi. A headband and braid because I ran out of time to my hair, per usual. And black earrings for a teeny bit more edge.

We had a great time at the show, and getting to and from Cheyenne, Wyoming, is SO much easier than Denver. There's less traffic, it's a shorter drive (for us), and the rodeo really has their shuttles and mass parking system worked out.

So, count on us going to Cheyenne Frontier Days every year.
Especially if they keep bringing in great performers, like they have been for a long time.
Maybe we'll even check out the actual rodeo.

See ya next year, CFD!

red studded tank: Old Navy
white vest: thrifted (Levi's)
denim skirt: Old Navy
boots: Steve Madden via DSW
crossbody bag: thrifted

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

greening up

Things are really greening up around here...

Exhibit A: this wall of greenery behind me
And Exhibit B: my grassy green purse

And things SHOULD be greening up – it rained here in Colorado for the past week or so. Talk about lots of flooding, standing water, and even hail and snow. In May. And a lack of Vitamin D, which is a bit disheartening, and hurts our “300 days of sunshine per year” average. The sun came out for a bit yesterday, and it took me a minute to remember what that’s like… ;)
and now, it appears that wonky weather is back for good.
Or, at least today, anyway.

navy blue dress: from a friend
sweater: c/o Aéropostale
scarf: thrifted (Lucky Brand)
boots: The Frye Company via Nordstrom
purse: gift

Thursday, April 30, 2015

30 for 30: day 29 + day 30

The last two-fer, for the last two outfits in my April 30 for 30 style challenge. So, sit back, relax, sip that glass of wine, and continue to wait on the edge of your seat for my recap of these 30 outfits (you'll be waiting a few days. Did I mention I'm running a half marathon on Sunday morning?
because I am...)

day 29

These tights didn't photograph so well - they look more puke-green than in their packaging from Old Navy. Disappointing.


Never fear. One of my favorite dresses, my favorite boots, and a new necklace make for a redeeming outfit.

blue sweatshirt dress: J. Crew Factory
green tights: Old Navy
boots: The Frye Company via Nordstrom
navy floral scarf: Target
necklace: WalMart

day 30

The last one. Not to read too much into this and create some meaning out of something that is probably pretty insignificant, but this is one of my favorite outfits. Not just for this month.

Polka dots, leopard, skinnies, flats + a faux leather jacket. I mean...

Do I have to say it?

All of my favorite things. Together. In one outfit.

And the print-mixing. This cardigan. This shirt.

 (apparently I've lost the ability to speak in complete sentences. excuse me. Friday?)

leopard print button up: WalMart
polka dot cardigan: J. Crew Factory
dark skinnies: c/o Aéropostale
black flats: Target
faux leather jacket: Target

Friday, April 17, 2015

30 for 30: day 13 + day 14

And here we are at Friday. Finally! Two outfits to share today, in honor of this special occasion (it's almost the weekend).

I happened to wear this skirt two days in a row, and with a button-up both times.
Boring, or incredibly original and unexpected?

day 13

leopard print button-up: WalMart
skirt: from a friend
boots: The Frye Company via Nordstrom

linking up this statement piece of a shirt for the Trend Spin Link Up

day 14


black & white buffalo plaid button-up: Old Navy
black skirt: from a friend
black pointy toe flats: Target
faux leather jacket: c/o Aéropostale

Sunday, April 12, 2015

30 for 30: day 7

This dress is a recent addition to my closet. It was picked out by someone other than myself (hint: in the picture below) for an occasion where someone may or may not have turned one year older. He likes to get me a Lilly Pulitzer dress for said occasion, and in years past, it's been something a bit fancier. However, I don't get tons of wear out of them, so this year he opted for something a bit more casual that I can wear to work.

And he did a pretty bang up job, don't you think?
It was a given that I would include it in my 30 for 30 this go-round.

And of course I styled it with some of my favorites - my Frye boots, crossbody bag, and faux leather jacket.

Oh oh, and fancy new sunglasses.
Those aviators make this girl pretty happy.

dress: Lilly Pulitzer
boots: The Frye Company via Nordstrom
bag: thrifted
sunglasses: Smith Optics via The Eyes Have It
faux leather jacket: c/o Aéropostale

Friday, April 10, 2015

30 for 30: 30 items

Soooo, here they are. My 30 items for this round of 30 for 30. I've got lots of black, and lots of blue. Unintentionally. And lots of stripes. I can already tell you one thing I'm going to do differently the next time I do a 30 for 30 (I must be learning!) - I'm not going to count my (faux) leather jackets as an item. And here's why: I can add them to my outfit, but as soon as I get where I'm going, I take them off, so I really count them as outerwear. They're not something I wear all day, like a blazer or a cardigan.
Note to self: don't count them next time.

tank tops / sleeveless blouses (2)
- cream sleeveless blouse (J. Crew Factory)
- pink sleeveless blouse (H&M)

tops (7)
- black v-neck (Eddie Bauer)
- leopard print button up (WalMart)
- lime green top (Old Navy)
- black chambray (Old Navy)
- black & white buffalo plaid button-up (Old Navy)
- cream top (American Eagle)
- navy & white striped shirt (thrifted - Target)

sweaters (4)
- black cardigan (Maurice's)
striped sweatshirt (Old Navy)
- blue v-neck sweater (GAP Outlet)
- black & white polka dot cardigan (J. Crew Factory)

jackets/blazers (3)
- gray blazer (c/o Aéropostale)
- black faux leather jacket (Target)
- brown faux leather jacket (c/o Aéropostale)

dresses (3)
- blue printed dress (Lilly Pulitzer)
- chambray dress (Kohl's)
- navy blue sweatshirt dress (J. Crew Factory)

skirts (3)
- striped skirt (Target)
- wine pencil skirt (J. Crew Factory)
- black skirt (from a friend)

pants (3)
- dark wash skinnies (c/o Aéropostale)
- gray skinnies (c/o Aéropostale)
- black skinnies (Target)

shoes (5)
- black booties (Kohl's)
- black pointy toe flats (Target)
- brown printed tassel flats (Target)
- metallic sandals (Target)
- brown boots (The Frye Company via Nordstrom)

What do you think? Anything you'd add or delete if you were completing this challenge alongside me? And if you are doing a 30 for 30, please leave a link in the comments so I can check you out!