Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Basic Chic

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Jacket: ZARA (similar from this season) (last seen here) | Top: Urban Outfitters (similar here) | Jeans: 7FAM | Sunglasses: Karen Walker | Boots: Frye "Melissa Button" (my review here) | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff (similar here) | Earrings: Bought in Turkey (similar here) | Lips: Stila "Fiery"

I took my pup to the park yesterday for a romp through the grass before today's crazy snowstorm blew in. Despite the fact that I've lived in Colorado most of my life, I always find it hard to believe that it can be sunny and 70 degrees one day and 34 and snowing the next!

After loving my last pair of Frye boots (so flattering, comfy, and cute!), I decided to do something I generally try not to do: pick up another pair in a different color. When I saw that this distressed black pair of Melissa Buttons was on sale at Zappos, I decided to grab them. Note for fellow small-footed ladies: Zappos has Fryes down to size 5.5, whereas most retailers seem to carry only down to size 6. I like the vintage leather finish on these a lot--it seems like it will only get better with wear, and with the awesome craftsmanship and comfy-right-out-of-the-box fit, I know they will get tons of use. And apparently, I won't have to wait for fall to start wearing them since Denver can't seem to decide whether it's winter, spring, or summer right now.

Hope that your May Day is much, much warmer and drier than mine!



  1. leather jacket is a must!! I love this simple outfit
    kisses from mILANO

  2. Ok, your pup is too adorable. And yes to the crazy weather, my street has gotten 3-4 inches so far. Hoping it all eels by tomorrow instead of more arriving!

  3. very pretty! i'm glad you got the black version - those boots fit you beautifully!


  4. love this outfit! the distressed leather on the jacket and boots, so gorgeous. and your puppy is too cute, i used to have a wiener dog, i miss her!
    xo, aiyanajane ||

  5. I love your leather jacket and the tough motorcycle boots Tam! They look great with your more feminine top.

    Chelsea & The City

  6. Cute and chic outfit that is practical (hard to do sometimes). Very cute little pup!
    The Fashionable ESQ (Esquire)

  7. I am loving this look! I love that red bag and your boots.


  8. Do you get more use out of your black or burgundy?

    1. I use them pretty equally, actually. I maybe get slightly more use out of the black, but I wear them both a lot.

  9. Can you tell me exactly which color/leather these boots are? I love them, but there are at least five different blacks to choose from.


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