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Fall Boots to Love: Ariat (+ A $250 Giveaway)

I am a boot-lover through and through (Fall is my absolute favorite season – for so many reasons – but fashion-wise, it’s an excuse to break out all of my favorite boots … missed you guys!)  When Ariat asked me to check out their boots, I jumped at the chance.  Ariat also gave me the opportunity to try a style of boot I wouldn’t normally have chosen … I went for fringe and a bit of Western flair, and I am in love.

Meet the Ariat Gold Rush fringe Boot in Terra Brown. The fringe adds major on-trend styling to this must-have western boot (I pretty much want to put fringe on everything these days.)

Ariat boots are not only gorgeously made out of perfectly distressed leather with classic nods to equestrian English and Western traditions (and yes, a pair of Ariat authentic riding boots are next on my list), but each pair of their lightweight boots are designed with Advanced Torque Stability (ATS®) Technology that supports and cushions the foot as you move, promoting good posture and reducing fatigue so that you can work or play all day. The moisture-wicking footbed provides cool, dry comfort and the gel-cushioned footbed with heel stabilizer delivers support, rebound, and stability.  They really are that comfy.

As the temperatures cool (and we start to travel for hubby’s residency interviews), I’ll pair my new boots with tights and skinny jeans, but until then, I’m wearing these fringe beauties with my favorite dresses (like this maxi slip dress).

AND NOW FOR THE GIVEAWAY DETAILS:  The giveaway will be open from Monday, September 22, 2014 to Friday, October 10, 2014 and is sponsored by Sway Group.  Four winners (from all 15 bloggers’ giveaways) will be selected to receive (1) $250 Ariat Boot Gift Card (approximate retail value or “ARV”: $250).  Sway Group will select and notify winners once the giveaway closes.

So what are you waiting for? Enter using the rafflecopter widget, below!

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Disclaimer: Glitter, Inc. is not responsible for prize fulfillment, and prize will be sent directly from Ariat. Entry ends on Friday (10/10/14) at 12:00AM EST. Please note entries will be verified. No purchase necessary; void where prohibited. By entering into this sweepstakes, the entrant acknowledges that they are eligible for this sweepstakes according to all laws set forth by their state of residency.

Do you have a favorite style of boots?  What are your must haves for Fall?


This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Ariat.
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Weekend Outings: From Farmer’s Market to Yoga

Now that Scarlett has passed the two-month mark, hubby and I have started to (slowly) venture out of the house with her. We usually save our outings for shorter activities on the weekends, and first up this past weekend was a trip to our local farmer’s market.

Lately I live for comfort, and Athleta’s leggings are a perfect style solution, especially when I’m going from errands, to a daytime date, to yoga and need to change in a pinch. For instance on Saturday, I paired this printed tunic and a cardigan with my favorite pair of leggings — a strategic move — so at the end of the day, I could quickly slip into a comfy tank for yoga class. Basically, these leggings are a new mama’s wardrobe staple; especially through Fall, when leggings are the perfect layering accessory. The ease of a quality pair of leggings is necessary for my on-the-go lifestyle, and Athleta’s leggings also happen to be soft, fitted, and thick enough so that everything stays where it should (they’re are as close as you’re going to get to pants, while still feeling like you’re wearing a great pair of leggings.)

Take your leggings look from a day at the market to an afternoon yoga class with ease …

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Kate Spade New York Surprise Sale

On the heels of New York Fashion Week and just in time for Fall, kate spade new york is having a surprise sale for two days only (from 9/16 – 9/17), and this is one sale you are not going to want to miss.  The gist:  Kate Spade is taking up to 75% off at their shop during the kate spade new york surprise sale, the style essentials edition (and this one is just that good!)  


For starters, there are so many signature bags and wallets on sale.  That Catherine Street Pippa bag (in black and tan) is at the very top of my list (and Pippa Middleton’s as well.)


And as always, I’m a huge fan of the oh-so-girly dresses by Kate Spade, and these sale LBD’s are totally perfect [and will last straight through Fall and Winter paired with tights and an adorable coat (plenty of those on sale too!)]

By the way, you won’t need a code for the sale, all prices are priced as marked.

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Classic Bean Boots (and Some Big Travel News)

Last Winter, Mike and I headed to my parents’ house in Maine for a very cold Winter vacation.  It was a lovely ten days spent freezing, eating, aaand slipping and sliding.  I mean, seriously, how do Northerners do it?  No matter what boots I wore, or how carefully I walked (a.k.a., the ninety-year-old shuffle), I slipped around on the ice like a terrified puppy.  Hubby had been smart and bought these heavy duty Sorels (actually, strike that … I was smart on his behalf, and somehow not mine, and had ordered him a new pair of boots for the trip, but skipped ordering myself a pair because they looked so giant and furry and I was convinced I could make “cute” boots work in the snow.)  No, no you can’t.  Do not pass go.  Do not collect $200.  Cute boots and snow were never meant to be.  I’ve seen plenty of cute heavy duty Winter boots since then, but today I’m here to talk to you about the ever-classic bean boots (as in, the L.L. Bean boots New Englanders have been wearing for more than a hundred years.  There’s a reason for that.)

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I first spotted bean boots in Maine.  Actually, I spotted them everywhere.  On everyone.  They’re cute in this unbelievably charming classic-hipster-meets-prep kind of way.

You’re probably rolling your eyes right now, saying, “Lexi, duh, it’s only September.”  But here’s the thing, bean boots sell out quickly, and take weeks (if not months) to make and ship … each pair is handmade in Maine (Read: worth the wait), so September IS the time to order them.  (I was majorly tempted by this pair as well, but I thought the full shearling lining might be just a tad much, even for me.)

As for the traveling …

I also happen to have grand plans to travel like crazy this Fall/Winter, because as of October 3rd, hubby’s residency interview season will officially kick off, and Scarlett and I will be tagging along as often as possible (both because I am travel-obsessed and I am equally terrified to agree to move to a city I have never been to/can’t picture for the life of me.)  So much more on our residency travels coming soon.  


By the way, just ordered my first pair: the 8″ Gore-Tex/Thinsulate bean boots (with plans to add the shearling insoles for extra cold travel days); I wanted a pair that could withstand melting snow and seriously cold temperatures … along with anything below fifty degrees, because when you’re from Miami, below fifty is freeeezing.

For comparison, the 6″ hit at around the ankle and are great for Fall and everyday wear; the 8″ cover more leg (and I think are more suitable for colder temps); and the 10″ hit at lower mid-calf (are 100% Winter-ready and look adorable laced up only about halfway.)

Do you own a pair of bean boots (or something similar?)  What’s your favorite style?

Images via: Bows & Sequins // Prep Avenue // What I Wore // Classy Girls Wear Pearls // Empire Style of Mind


Style Guide: Making the Fall Transition

For the next few months, I’ll be teaming up with Sears Style to bring you adorable and affordable ways to dress up as the temperatures drop.  First up:  how to effortlessly take your favorite Summer piece right into Fall.  This Summer, I fell for the very bohemian floral-print kimonos.  Though they work great as a beach cover-up or light Summer jacket style, the kimono actually works seamlessly right into your Fall wardrobe.  Add darker colors and layers to keep the kimono season appropriate, and go for richer shades (like this flower-print kimono in shades of red and purple.)

I also paired my kimono with a little black swing dress, tights, a great statement necklace, boots, and an on-trend tote bag (covered in fringe … because fringe is the perfect Fall compliment.)

What are your favorite Summer pieces?  How are you making them work for Fall? 

Get the Look:  Sears Style Kimono // Sears Style Mesh Fringe Statement Necklace // Sears Style Stackable Midi Rings // Black Swing Dress // Fringe Tote // Sears Style Lace-up Boots

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Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Sears via Mode Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Sears.


How to Wear White After Labor Day

Though I won’t be sad to see the hotter temperatures disappear as Summer is officially winding down (or at least in the case of Miami, dropping maybe five degrees), I will miss all of the crisp white shades in fashion and design.  I tend to stick to monochromatic colors: black and white will forever be my go-tos (with pops of color and metallic here and there).  And after getting plenty of inspiration from Crystalin’s Summer guest post all about wearing Summer whites, I’m certain I can’t let white go.  Who says you can’t wear white after Labor Day?

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A few tips for wearing white well into Fall (and Winter):

  • Pair whites with classic neutrals, like camel, grey, and black for a sophisticated fall look.
  • Look for creamier “Winter” whites, rather than overly bright whites.  (There is a difference!)
  • Shop for soft white fabrics – think sweaters, soft cotton, and lace.
  • Pairing black and white is always a good idea.


I am a stickler for keeping my whites (and mostly whites) extra white; with Clorox® Smart Seek™ Bleach you can now bleach your patterned whites in addition to your all-whites (just because they have a pattern doesn’t mean the whites should get dingy.)  Not only is Clorox® Smart Seek™ Bleach great for keeping solid white clothes bright, it’s color safe on most striped white, patterned white and screen printed whites when used as directed, so you can toss them in with your solid whites.

By the way, if you’re on-site at their activation this Saturday, you can share a picture on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook of your favorite pattern using #SmartSeekNYFW #Sweeps and #smartseek for a chance to win invites to a Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week show. Good luck!


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Images via NY Mag // tlnique // Seams for a Desire // Fab Sugar // Who What Wear // Harper’s Bazaar

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