If I lived in a cooler climate you’d see me in this every single weekend. There’s nothing better — and more comfortable! — than a great v-neck (I love a grey in the fall), the coziest cardigan, my favorite denim, and the perfect and comfy leather black booties are all style essentials. You can mix and match these pieces — swapping out the denim with black pants to make it work appropriate or pairing the black boots with a cable-knit sweater and leggings for an outfit some comfy it’s like you’re wearing pajamas out in public.

About these boots: they’re by Naturalizer! Gorgeous, right? My boots need to be made for walking so I love that these are so durable, with a really comfortable footbed. I get boots every gazillion years so even this Florida girl typically invests in a good pair or two, perfect for cool days here (I love them with a dress or skirt), and for traveling. Naturalizer asked if I’d like to style them for a fun blogger challenge and contest called “Style at any Age.” Starting today at 9 am you can head to Naturalizer’s Facebook page to see how a blogger in her 20’s, 30s’s (that’s me!), 30’s and 40’s style the boots, and then you can vote your favorite (ahem!). I personally love seeing how different women style the same piece so my hope is that you find some great inspiration from the contest, too.

IMG_1240Fun/random fact: I’m 5’3 and yet I wear a size 9 shoe. Doesn’t make sense, I know…


tee: old navy (the absolute best, and just $5!) // cardigan: ℅ white plum (similar) // jeans: j. brand (similar, plus get 25% off with code FAMILY25) // boots: ℅ naturalizer // tote: ann taylor (this season’s version) // necklace: i love jewelry // bracelet: ℅ baublebar


Can we talk about my pretty little initial necklace for a second? I’m such a sucker for dainty necklaces and this one — which looks just like a designer version — is so pretty. In full disclosure I now work with this company called I Love Jewelry through my PR firm, however… I’ve pretty much nerded over the brand and its jewelry designer-owner for about four years first so it’s definitely true love. I’m currently obsessed with her game day tassel necklaces (go gators!), this little state necklace, and these David Yurman-inspired bracelets (under $20!) as well as this awesome monogrammed sweatshirt. Great buys, right?