The Boots

Sweater: Old Navy (old), Tank: Old Navy, Jeans: Old Navy (old), Boots: Frye, Scarf: Aldo (old), 
Sunglasses: Ray-Ban (similar here), Handbag: Liz Claiborne (vintage),  Watch: Michael Kors, Earrings: Macy's, Bracelets: Macy's/Forever21/Premier Jewelry, Rings: Leroy's/Dillards, Nails: Sally Hansen 'Pacific Blue', iPhone case: J.Crew (similar here)
Photographed by: Tyler

My boots are here and they are beautiful!  They are, however, tight in the calves.  I'm hoping they'll stretch out on their own over the next few wears or I'll probably have to take them to a cobbler.  I don't mind a little bit of bunching, but is this too much?  I feel like they look as if they need to be pulled higher on my legs.  The problem is, they won't budge.  What do you think?  Anyone have any experience stretching out boots they'd like to share?

  Aside from the tightness I am madly in love with them.  They are the most perfect color and the style is just exactly what I wanted.  Don't be surprised if eventually I follow after
 my friend Kristin and order them in black, too!  I can't wait for hers to arrive so 
she can post pics on her blog.

This leopard scarf is one of my most prized accessories.  I found it at Aldo last year for probably no more than $25 and I get so much wear out of it.  My absolute favorite way to wear it is all tied up in a bow.  Bows make everything better.  They give that perfect little pop of femininity!  If you haven't tried tying a scarf this way, I challenge you to test it out this fall.  You'll be surprised how it will make you (and everyone else) 
view your outfit in an entirely different way.  



  1. you can get teh calf area of your boots stretched out at a place the specializes in leather working. Not just your average, run of the mill cobbler. They soak the leather in some chemical and then stretch it out, but when I had mine done, they guy said leather or has so much stretch so it might not gve you all the room you need, but it'll get you some more space for sure. The only warning I would give is that my boots came back with some markings left on them from where the stretcher had grabbed it, but my boots are a lot lighter than yours, so there might not be a problem. Just a tip!

    1. They have definitely stretched some just from wearing them a couple of days. I'll try to tough it out a little longer to see if they'll do it naturally, but if not I'll definitely use your suggestions. There is a leather shop just down the street from work that has come highly recommended. Thanks!! :)


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