Trench Coat and Velvet Boots

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classic trench coat
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classic trench coat
classic trench coat

I shared these velvet booties in a poll on my Instagram Stories when they first arrived and about 25% of you said "nah, girl" but to the other 75% who gave me the thumbs up—thank you! I bought these on a whim during the holidays and totally forgot about them until they got here. While they might seem like a statement piece thanks to the velvet and sequins, I found they're really a lot more subtle than you might initially think. 

I wanted them to take on a sophisticated appeal so I paired them with classic staples like a sleek Topshop trench coat and my new favorite knit Topshop turtleneck (definitely size up in this one!). I don't tend to go for fitted silhouettes on top but I really love the chic and effortless look it gives paired with high waisted denim. These booties add the perfect bit of interest to an otherwise basic ensemble and I just love the luxe touch for everyday wear. I also can't wait to pair these with sweater dresses and even bring them into spring with fresh whites. 

For reference, I usually wear an 8 or 8.5 and sized UP to the 8.5 and these booties fit perfectly. 

Thanks for reading and enjoy your week!

x Tyler

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Patent Leather Booties

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black patent leather boots
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patent leather boots
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I think it's so fun having a unique pair of fashion boots in your collection and these Tahari patent leather boots from 6pm are just that. They're sleek and sophisticated with just the right amount of sass. Definitely a must-have in your footwear repertoire and I love how they can take you from casual to work to play. 

They have a cool and edgy vibe to give your everyday distressed denim a bit of interest which is how I paired them here but would look just as great with a mini skirt and blouse for evening wear. I also can't wait to try them with an all-black ensemble like a black denim, black sweater combo. My workplace is incredibly casual but I think they'd look great paired with black trousers for the workplace, as well. 

I think patent leather can be intimidating to style but their shine really just adds a sleek and sophisticated note to any look and you can easily swap them in for any of your everyday black bootie styles. I love how affordable Tahari shoes are for the quality and these are such a steal at $54.99 from 6pm and I did find they run true to size to slightly big. I tend to be in between sizes and I sized UP, however, I would have been fine not doing so. 

I love the luxurious feel of these Tahari booties so I added a cozy yet glam teddy bear coat topper and minimal accessories to complete the ensemble. 

This was my first pair of patent leather boots in my collection and I can't wait to wear them again and again. Do you have a pair? 

Thanks for reading!

x, Tyler

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Fleece Moto and Lace-Up Boots

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brown fleece moto jacket
winter style
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lace-up boots

There's nothing like a fleece jacket to cozy up in this winter and I've been loving all the styles Nordstrom has to offer. From comfy-casual to sleek and more-structured, there's a style to suit you. This one by EVIDNT I snagged from Nordstrom might be the most unique one I've seen yet— I love the moto silhouette!

If you’re anything like me, boot season can be a struggle. I’m not sure why but I have the hardest time finding boots that are comfortable for daily wear yet still make your outfit look on point. I love a flat or low-heeled style for casual days (and I’m 5’6” so I’m not into too much added height) but sometimes find I feel frumpy in flatter styles. Someone please tell me I’m not the only one. I don’t necessarily want to be in “heels” but they really do finish off a look much more nicely. I guess because of the whole longer legs, sleeker silhouette thing.

Because of this, I’m constantly on the hunt for styles that have a bit of height for added style while still maintaining comfort. I also look for boots that come up a little bit higher on the calf so my favorite jeans can easily slip right in without having to mess with tucking, cuffing, etc. because honestly, who has time for that? 

I thought a lace-up, combat boot style would be the perfect thing to fill a void in my collection. I love the casual-cool but still slightly dressed-up vibe they can add depending on heel height. I honestly think they look great with both a flat heel or a few inches for added height.  

I snagged this pair of Rowly Boots by Dolce Vita from Nordstrom but I’m loving the plethora of lace-up styles I found at Nordstrom this season. From casual with leggings and jeans to dressy with your favorite dresses —even snow styles!— there’s a style to suit you. 

Thanks for reading! 

xx, Tyler

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