10.18.2011

Wednesday's Wardrobe: Boots 3 Ways

I love tall boots and I would probably wear them year round if the weather permitted such a thing.  Since that is not a possibility 'round these parts, I eagerly await the time when I can reach for them once again.  That time came this weekend, as I headed out to Chicago where fall is in full swing.  I picked these boots up in Fort Collins, CO visiting my friend Jenn late last spring.  Since boot season was winding down when I nabbed these soft caramel wedge boots, I decided to pull them out this weekend when I knew I'd see Jenn and some cooler temperatures in Chicago.

With Suz (left) and Jenn (right)
I wore these boots first with a grey jersey dress ($9!!) and sweater vest I picked up at the Loft last week.  I wanted to try faur (faux fur) but I am not adventurous enough to go whole hog furry animal so this vest allowed me to embrace the trend without going so far outside my comfort zone. I wasn't planning on actually zipping this vest up ever...but it was cold. Forgive me! Comfort over chicness that day.
Vest/Dress - Ann Taylor Loft, Boots - Ft. Collins, CO, Boot Socks - Target, Bag - Mom's, Sunglasses - Cole Haan, Bangles - Gift and Ann Taylor Loft
I love jeans with boots; add a flowy top and you have my Fall wardrobe's holy trinity.  I knew it could be chilly in the Windy City so I wanted to take plenty of scarves with me, and this plaid one was begging to be packed.  I love how it brightens up this maroon silk top.

Scarf - Filene's Basement, Shirt - Ann Taylor Loft, Jeggings - Target,  Boots- Ft. Collins, CO., Bangles - Gift and Ann Taylor Loft, Earrings - Craft fair in MA.



This outfit screams Fall; orange and brown epitomize the season in my opinion.  I picked up this dress and sweater at Gap Outlet years ago and together they make for a perfectly work-appropriate outfit.  I added beaded earrings, a colorful necklace and a paisley scarf to spice and boho it up.

Dress/Sweater - Gap Outlet, Tank - Old Navy, Boots - Ft. Collins, CO. Scarf - Mom, Necklace - Gift from Key West, FL. , Earrings - Lia Sophia




While boots are one of my staples for the cooler seasons, what are some of yours? 

26 comments:

Bonnie said...

Boots are definitely a staple, as are leather jackets and scarves. I just love cold weather fashion!

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SassyUptownChic said...

Ohhhh Cara! I love all 3 girl! Those boots are fab. Beautiful caramel color! It's refreshing to see that color, because there is a plethora of black and chocolate brown out there. Sweet buckle at the top! The scarf is fab and girl you look good in fur. I would definitely incorporate more of that in your wardrobe chica. AND you look GREAT in orange!!! LOVE brown and orange together! You get an A+! :D
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Rach said...

I love those boots! I have similar ones and I wear them with everything!

Bravoe Runway said...

Hi cara! Ummmm you were in Chicago and you did not visit moi??? JK! SO glad you had fun up here and this weekend was really nice if you were here today...oh let's just say the many Chicagoans have started to pull out there wool coats! Love the fur sweater vest!

skippysays said...

I love your boots- the color is perfect and pretty much exactly what I'm looking for. Boots are definitely one of my fall favorites, along with scarves- gotta have me some great fall scarves :)
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kristina@beancakes ★ said...

cara ~ you look gorgeous!! i love those awesome boots and they look great w. each and every outfit ~ you've got some beautiful colors going on here as well!! one of my fall staples is definitely a cute pair of versatile booties!! oh and scarves!! i hope your day was a great one!!!
xoxo ~ kristina

The Dolls Factory said...

great use of the boots darling.
it should be a lesson to all of us on how to style things differently and use at our best our wardrobes


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Sandra said...

Love the boots! I've been searching for similar ones but can't get them anywhere around here. My calves are apparently way too big for boots. :/

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Joanne Hegarty said...

You look great - well done on pulling this together :)

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letizia said...

I have only one pair of tall boots but I love wearing them in winter, yours are pretty!
Oh and I like your necklace it's cute !!

Alexa said...

Love all of the clothing combos, I'm telling you, you can't go wrong with a good pair of boots for fall.

Samantha said...

YAY Cara!! I LOVE your 3 looks with the boots!! And aren't camel boots the most versatile?! Hope you had fun with your girlfriends!

And totally digging the first outfit with the vest and dress! The touch of faux fur is perfect, and you still look chic even if it is zipped all the way!

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Love your autumn staples. Those oranges really pretty-- and that necklace is just divine!
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Sage said...

I like all 3 outfits, but I think I like the last one best. Orange and brown always make me think of fall too. That's awesome that you can wear your boots so many different ways. I like your "faur" vest too--even zipped up.

My fall staples are knee high boots (of course) and lots of V-neck sweaters.

Lipstick Sunshine said...

Thanks, sweetpea :)! Yes, a statement coloured coat is always a win. Go for a royal blue or emerald green!

I've been feeling the knee boots lately, looking for the perfect tan pair.

modanista junkie said...

I'm a boots kind of girl too!!!! Love your boot! They're amazing!! I'm really into booties as well.


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All Things Yummy said...

Scarves. I love to wear scarves during the fall and winter.

Fash Boulevard said...

I love these pictures. I really like your necklace and scarf! so cute! :)

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Anna said...

I'm a big fat sucker for boots and yet I own only one pair. I don't entirely think I need more (though the itch to get more is always there) and you just showed me how to get the most out of what I have. That's why I love style blogging!

Caroline said...

Those boots are gorgeous, I need a good pair to see me through the winter! Yours look great with each outfit! x

Dirt On The Rocks said...

the boots are to die for . love the color the cut and just the overall look. I also really love your last outfit. the brown and orange look fab together :D

Josie said...

I ADORE your boots! The second look is my favorite; it's so pretty and chic and casual but still put-together.
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Claire said...

yay for the boots! and love the red necklace. the furry vest is the perfect way to try a little fur!

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MONKEYFACE said...

I'm with you, Cara - I love me some fall boots! Especially with pretty scarves like your pink one up there.

free standing closet said...

I love those boots! I have similar ones and I wear them with everything!

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