Que Bella – Boots!

I love Central/South Texas Fall weather, when it finally arrives. It
means that it’s now cool enough to wear some light layering and BOOTS! I
have become very picky with my boots selection making sure I have the
right style, color and that, most importantly, they fit over my thick
calves. It’s so disappointing to try on a pair I’ve fallen in love with
only to find they won’t zip all the way up. Pull-on styles are the worst
for me as I eventually will split the seam. But when I do find the
right ones I’m excited to wear them as much as I can.

was an office visit day. With the weather having cooled significantly
(90 to 60 overnight!) I was happy to break out the wool and boots. Of
course, this being Texas, you have to dress for the temps to heat up by
mid-day, so light layering really is required.

My love for the JC Blythe Blouse is Polka-Dot is undying. I think the shade of white and the light gray dots are perfect. Any darker and it might not have worked. I don’t think I would have like any other colors together either. If I could get away with wearing this daily I would. It’s perfect alone or layered under every color or pattern, IMO. I added the Tippi Sweater in Navy. Not sure why I never originally owned it in this color but Gigi discussed it at one point (sorry can’t find the link) and I realized I did need it. I have the S/S Cashmere Tee in Navy but that’s a little thicker. The Tippi is thinner and great for laying or wearing alone.

I also couldn’t wait to break out my JC Wool Pencil Skirt in Viridian Green. Such a gorgeous shade of green going well with Navy. I added my new Corso Como Samual Boots in Brandy, purchased during the Nordstrom Anniversary sale. My go-to Classic Pavé Link Bracelet and Loft Link Necklace finished the look. I wear this bracelet ALL.THE.TIME. The CPW is coming down almost daily.

I did something different in dressing too. I tucked in both my blouse and sweater. I am not a “tucker-inner” type, especially with an outer layering piece. I always feel like a belt is needed when I tuck but I think this looks nice and possibly lean.

Have a Great Day!


  1. October 30, 2012 / 4:05 pm

    You're right….it does look very lean! And also very professional. Love the color combo.

  2. October 30, 2012 / 5:11 pm

    Fabulous boots, but I really, really like your skirt! Isn't this weather amazing?? I would love for it to stick around for awhile!

    • November 2, 2012 / 1:28 pm

      Thanks Pam. The weather was gorgeous. I hope it comes back soon!

  3. October 30, 2012 / 9:42 pm

    Hi, I have been checking in on your blog for a while now and love your style. I think the colours look great together and the tucked in look is very chic. Also being thick calved myself, actually my problem doesn't end at my calves it follows all the way through to my thighs, I feel your boot pain.

    • November 2, 2012 / 1:29 pm

      Hi Jude Musings! Thanks! My latest search has been for black boots and it's been tough.

  4. October 31, 2012 / 2:32 pm

    The twinness…it's just odd, I'm telling you. When your hair was shorter, mine was shorter. Yours is now longer and so is mine. I'm not thrilled with the way mine looks right now. I feel like some edge is missing, so I'm going to look at other styles. I'm going to try to keep it longer, though. I'm also not a tucker-in-er, so I totally understand. You look really cute and thanks for the style idea because -like you- I have the polka dot blythe and viridian green skirt (crewlet version).

    • November 2, 2012 / 1:32 pm

      Gigi! Thanks! And talk about twins…I'm missing my edge too! It takes all of my strength to not visit another salon and cut it all off but I am practicing patience. I am getting highlights at the end of the month so I'm hoping to get some "edge" back then.