rain boot / snow boot roundup

Like it or not, winter is coming. Apparently it’s going to be as bad as last year. I don’t mind, I love winter…but for the other 9,999,999 New Yorkers, it’s a drag. Footwear becomes seriously compromised – Louboutins get replaced by flats, which get replaced by Hunter rain boots or Uggs. And while these are fine, they’re everywhere. New Yorkers, I understand that neither wind nor snow nor heat nor gloom of night shall keep you from looking fashionable, and I respect you for that. But let’s vary it up. Here’s my definitive list of stylish rain and snow boots, to keep your feet happy:

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Blue UGG // Red Lined Boot //  Buckle Boot // Studded Boot // Balenciaga Boot // Sorel Slipper // Rain Riding Boot // Orange Boot // Patterned Boot //  Short Tassel Rain Boot // Via Spaga Snow Boot // Dog Welly // Leather Lace Up // Tartan Rain Boot // Yellow Hunter // Perforated Rain Boot // Brown Printed Boot // Short Brown Boot // Waterproof Snow //

My recs for a rain boot are: mobility (one), warmth (two), and style (three). Yes, I place style last on this list. I don’t like knee high options as much, even though they’re adorable, because they’re just harder to walk in. For years I’ve been wearing Sorel mid calf boots, and just this year purchased a pair of ankle rain boots (in black) to see how they fair. My sister in law swears by these, and who could argue with their classic look (my mom had a pair when I was a kid!)? Also, even though Uggs get such a bad rap, I love the above color, plus they’re so warm! What say you, friends? Tell me your preference!

Oh, and don’t forget to enter this week’s giveaway!

xoxo,

ALLIE SIGNATURE

one shirt, three ways

Getting dressed should be the easiest thing you do all day. Seriously! Not one to quote the Kardashians, I once heard an interview with Kourtney Kardashian, where the interviewer asked her how she always manages to look so stylish with two little ones; I loved her answer. It was along the lines of “It takes as much effort to throw on leggings and boots as it does sweats and sneaks.” I love that idea; I believe in that philosophy so hard, I think of it all the time and I try to impart its wisdom on my clients. Don’t muddy the waters, just wear what you like. The easiest way to do that is to have a foundation of great pieces that leave the guesswork out of getting ready. Like this shirt. Check it out:

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Polka Dot Blouse // Jeans // Cropped Pants // Skirt (another alternative)//  Sneakers // Ankle Boots // Top-Siders

First of all, I know what you’re thinking. Is that blouse really a classic piece? Break. Your. Own. Rules. Do you love it? Does it go with everything (Spoiler: yes. see above)? Is it super wearable? Yes. Classic! Secondly, I’m loving neutrals for fall. I would wear the heck out of those white pants to a client meeting.

The takeaway here is to have a bunch of items – not all, but let’s say 5 –  in your closet that can be worn casually, to work, and for night time (top siders with a skirt for date night?? yes.). You have 5 items like that, and you have 15 different outfits…and I’m not even good at math.

Friends…tell me! Do you have adaptable pieces in your wardrobe? Which is your favorite? Oh, and don’t forget to enter this week’s giveaway!

plain white tee + giveaway!

Nothing inspires confidence in me quite like a simple white tee. I bring one to every shoot on the off chance that it will be needed, and in this case, it became my favorite look of the day!

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jeans // gold necklace (sold out, similar here) // bracelet // ring

A huge thank you to Julia Bushe, who immortalized my blonde-ish locks in these lovely pics.

And speaking of locks…this week’s giveaway is from my favorite line of hair products ever, Amika!

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That’s right, my friends at Birchbox helped me hook one reader up with Amika’s AMAZING color pherfection shampoo and the best dry shampoo ever!

To enter, leave a comment below with your favorite Birchbox item. Winner announced Friday!

xoxo,

ALLIE SIGNATURE

 

 

 

 

 

 

images by Julia Bushe Photography.

picture of the week [18]

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If I was going to dress up as little red for Halloween, is that not the perfect coat for the job? And then I could have it to swaddle myself in forever more. What are you all up to this weekend? Raven’s Mom is in town today and if all goes as planned I’ll be visiting my family in Connecticut for the day tomorrow! Have an awesome one, here are my favorite links of the week, as always.

Decorating ideas for your dog. 

Alexander Wang for H&M! 

Love the message behind these moving photographs.

I would love to spend the weekend wearing these.

My favorite app, a must have for any online shopper!

Addicted to this new podcast.

I’ve seen these earrings everywhere and am craving a pair!

Be prepared to get sucked down the rabbit hole.

 

Oh, I almost forgot! The winner of this week’s giveaway of the SeaAndCake Karma necklace is…

JESS!!!!!

Congratulations! I’ll be emailing you shortly :)

See you all Monday!

xoxo,

ALLIE SIGNATURE

 

 

 

 

 

image via Pinterest.

rain is fall-ing

Yup, I absolutely went there with the cheesy title. I feel like rainy days inspire me in the getting dressed department more than sunny days. I like to think it’s some long lost Irish ancestor running through my blood, who feels more at home when it’s cloudy.

Since last Spring (remember how it took forever to warm up??) I’ve loved the idea of cozy skirts and fitted leather jackets when the weather is like this.

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Jacket // Tee // Skirt // Tights // Rain Boots (20% with code IMAFRIEND!)

How awesome is that tee? I get weird about graphic tees, it’s that I don’t feel cool enough to wear them. But I love Batman and it is October, so I think it works, especially paired with the faux leather jacket.

Friends, don’t forget to enter this week’s giveaway by commenting on THIS post. Winner announced tomorrow!

xoxo,

ALLIE SIGNATURE

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