Friday, October 22, 2010

boot redux.

J.Crew cardigan, Anthropologie top, Gap jeans, Steve Madden boots, Longchamp bag, Forever21 necklace and ring

Some things are just not meant to work out. Unfortunately, the combination of my calves and knee-high boots is just one of those things. After a sad experience with a pair of Frye boots that simply were not working (which Nordstrom thankfully took back), I was thrilled to come across this adorable pair of Steve Maddens. In the perfect shade of cognac brown with a tiny wedge, these fit my boot criteria wonderfully -- and, best of all, they're adjustable. I've barely taken them off since my purchase, a statement that is also true for these perfectly flattering Gap jeans -- my first official pair of skinnies, believe it or not. Add in a sparkly ring and beautifully-hued smocked top and you have my current favorite casual outfit. The gorgeous fall colors, of course, don't hurt either.






Wishing you all a fantastic weekend -- and don't forget to enter my jewelry giveaway!
xo Josie

44 comments:

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

ooh my kind of outfit, love it of course!! you look gorgeous!

Jean said...

love the color of those boots, they remind me of loeffler randall. frye boots are CRAZY narrow in my experience, so i feel your pain. fabulous outfit!!

xo
jean

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Audrey Allure said...

Very cute boots!

Chas said...

You look great! Love the brown boots and your necklace is fabulous!

Rachel said...

You look gorgeous, Josie! I love your outfit and those boots are so perfect!! What a great find!

Have a nice weekend. :)

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

I have a terrible time finding boots that will fit my calves. Good for you for finding a super cute pair!

Anna Jane said...

too bad about the frye boots but those are a perfect replacement! i have a version of those boots and about 98% of my friends have them, too--they are such a staple.

have a great weekend, Josie!

xx

Valerie said...

Josie, those boots were definitely worth the wait! They're so pretty! I love the rich color and aren't Gap skinny jeans the best? I have a few pair and I always seem to gravitate toward those and leave behind the more expensive jeans I own. I can see why you're wearing the boots and jeans often. They look fabulous on you! Hope you have a great weekend.

xo
Valerie

Beautygirl24 said...

I love the color of those boots! In fact, I love them so much I really have been trying to find a pair in that same color! Have a great weekend =)

Erika said...

Yayay for Steve Madden boots! I have a few pairs myself and absolutely adore them! You look fabulous, Josie!! :)

Panda! said...

Love the 2 last photo

PearlsAndGreenTea said...

I actually bought those boots and then returned them but I totally regret it. Everytime I see them on someone, I love them!

kirstyb said...

love the boots xxxx

Chelsea Gwynne said...

so cute! glad you returned the Fryes. I've had mine for 6 years and I am STILL wearing them in. (not fun). Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

style'n said...

Oh that's too bad about the Frye boots but sounds like you turned that situation around pretty quickly :) I like these Steve Madden boots and I love the navy/brown color combination too. Have a great weekend!Naina

Katie said...

So glad you found some boots!

Molly said...

How much of a cutie patootie are you?? Love the detail in that shirt!

Leaving the House in THIS?!?!

MarchMusings said...

Oh yes the boots are definitely happpening. How great to find the perfect pair.

style-haus said...

these boots are fabulous! love the cognac brown color...def need a pair in this tone

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meg said...

awesome boots. Love the ring!

The October Issue said...

I like everything your wearing,the top,boots & necklace :)

Fashion Court said...

LOVE the boots! i so have to get myself to the gap soon for jeans!

Jess said...

Those boots are gorgeous. And adjustable too?? Great find!

PursuitOfLLT said...

I have those in black and cognac. LOVE THEM! and I feel ya on the calves. mine are way too big. boo.

Christen said...

First of all, love the boots! That is the perfect fall look.

Second, you won my giveaway!! Stop by my blog and leave your e-mail so I can get that giftcard to you!

Punctuation Mark said...

i like your top... love the one that have detail in them... have a nice one!

Liv said...

I have the same calf problem with boots, and virtually every year I fall for a pair that simply doesn't want to have anything to do with me. I lucked out with a pair of riding boots from Zara the other day though, yay! The colour of your boots is gorgeous!

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ag. said...

I love those boots! I might have to get myself a pair, I've got that same calf problem!!

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Those boots are perfect! :)

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

I Love those boots. I have a very similar pair from SM as well. They just adjust in the back instead of on the side, but they are with the same great color and slight wedge. They are my FAV!!! You are going to love these until you wish you had purchased two pairs.

Abi said...

YOu look adorable! Nice ring and boots

Style, She Wrote said...

Great boots! Love the cognac colored leather.

jessica whitley said...

love your boots, very pretty photos! xx

Ninjagaiden78 said...

Cool boots, I like them.

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Melanie said...

Oooh, I really like this look. So perfect and casual! Great boots, too!

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Kayla said...

I love the boots. Gap Always Skinny jeans are my absolute favorite. I had never been a skinny jean wearer before I tried them now they are one of my go-to pairs!


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Dina's Days said...

I've heard nothing but great things about these boots. I struggle to find fall boots because of my calves. Looks great, have a good week.

this free bird said...

Josie I don't know how I missed this post on Friday. I think this might be my favorite of all the outfit posts you've ever done. The denim and boots are wonderful (yay first skinnies and boots back to life!), but the details on the anthro top and the jewelry are what really sent me over the moon. Wear this (and versions of it) often - it suits you perfectly.

xoxo,
Carrie

The Owl's Closet said...

Love this look, Josie! My sis has the same pair of SM boots and they're lovely! Hope you enjoyed the weekend:)

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Krystal said...

I looove the color of those :)

Diana Mieczan said...

I really love your boots...I am still on the hunt for my perfect pair:)
hugs,sweetie

Keith said...

I love those boots. Hope you had a great weekend.

Kristin said...

You look just lovely! And that ring...me likey!

Mary said...

Oh my! I love your boots!!! The color, style... the whole works! So fab!

Mary xo
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