how to wear a shirt dress and not look exactly like your mother in the '90s

Friday, September 18

I am one hundred and ten percent sure my mom had this exact style of dress when I was about 10 years old. Hers was more of a maroon, tan, and sage green plaid mixture though, which was even BETTER than this one, as I'm sure you can imagine. Trying this on in the store, I was looking in the mirror like, "hey this is cute. I'm totally my mom right now ... but you know what ... if the boot fits." And then I stepped out to show Tyson and he was like, that is not cute. So here we have exhibit B. An attempt at an updated version of the '90s shirt dress so beloved by generations past and now present. Give me black jeans, a white tee and some classic boots and I will give you ten thousand outfit combinations.
Speaking of classic boots, my shoe collection is really starting to gear up for fall. (I know some of you are still roasting, but here in Idaho, fall started like, last week.)  I recently discovered the brand Børn, which is probably about to turn into a new favorite for finding shoes all year round. Børn is known for their boot collection; here you can see a more edited version of their favorite fall boots (the Gillian and the grey Borda boots! You guys!) On my feet today are the Pirlo boots, and they are the coooooomfiest. They're made from the finest quality stuff. I mean the kind of leather that ages as beautifully as your Aunt Lucille. Last year I discovered that my closet was stepping further away from the knee-high boot, and embracing the ankle, and this year is no different. I can tell you right now these babies are probably coming everywhere with me.

This post has been sponsored by Børn shoes. Thank you for being so lovely and supporting the brands that I love and that keep this blog rolling.


Emmett Katherine said...

it is still roasting over here, we are having yet another heat wave, most people are walking around in shorts! Love those boots they look really well-made!

Emmett - Hippie Lace

Alyssa said...

I really need to invest in a good pair of black skinny, these are so cute! Also, I have one of these dresses... I don't think mine buttons down though. Super cute as always (:

Molly said...

Love, love LOVE those boots. Love Borns. They are so supportive and high quality.

Danielle said...

It's the first I visit your blog and like it very much. This is such a nice look! I've seen some Born shoes but have never bought a pair. Next time I'll see them, I'll look for my size. Have a nice day!

Anonymous said...

Your mom must have great style then! :p

I love this look on you! And I'm not just saying that because I liked the 90's.

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