Diving (Feet First) Into The Statement Boot Trend

Outfit #1 Details

Boots // Tee // Denim Jacket // Jeans (similar) // Belt // Sunglasses

 

You may have seen my bog post this past September about The Baby Steps of Wearing Statement Boots. Well instead of taking it slow, now I'm diving right into the statement boot trend with the help of the Skye Kitten Heel Sock Boot in Red Lycra and the Ruben Pull Ring Ankle Boot in Grey Suede, both by EGO Shoes

In outfit #1 (above), I'm wearing the bright red Skye Kitten Heel Sock Boot. The extravegant color itself makes this a statement boot, but it's the kitten heel, pointed-toe, and sock-boot design that make this shoe completely on trend! I wanted a little extra red in the outfit to compliment the boots, but without going overboard, so paired it with my white and red Girl Gang Tee. And keeping the rest of the outfit casual, I'm sporting this Mid Wash Ripped Denim Jacket and my favorite Western Buckle Belt.

In outfit #2 (below), I've gone in the opposite direction in terms of color, wearing these very light grey Ruben Pull Ring Ankle Boot. The near-white color plus the metal ring detailing and flared chunky heel make this boot a head-turner. To make the color an even more striking one, I made sure not to wear more white, instead going with this black Pinky Swear Tee, these spunky peach Butterfly Sunglasses, a camel coat, and two-tone jeans.

I have to say, wearing these eye-catching boots is so fun, and pretty much a guaranteed confidence booster! Be sure to check out all the options that EGO has to offer -- you especially don't want to miss out on all of their sale styles which are as low as 13.99 right now. Happy shopping!

Outfit #2 Details

Boots // Tee // Coat (similar) // Jeans (similar) // Sunglasses // Phone Wallet-Case

 

Photographer #1,

Bill McGuiness (BF+BFF)

 

Stylist, Model, Photographer #2, and Writer

Yours,

Priscilla

 

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An Autumn/Winter 2017 'It Girl' Look for Under $200

Every season there are a those staple pieces and distinct outfits that you see all the celebs and fashion bloggers wearing, otherwise known as an "It Girl" look. The mini skirt paired with over the knee (OTK) boots, a trendy sweater, and a petite purse just so happens to be one of them. I can't tell you how many times I've seen this look re-done on Instagram. But not everyone has the kind of money that celebs do, so I decided to take on the challenge of re-creating this outfit in the most affordable way possible (without sacrificing quality)! I gave myself a budget of $200, lets see how I did..

 

1.  The Mini Skirt

My Choice: Checkered Mini Skirt from Zaful -- $20.99

Mini skirts are back and I'm not mad about it. The more winter-friendly ones tend to be the popular plaid ones that are made of wool-blends. This very economical option from Zaful exceeded my expectations. The material is thick and the silver detailing was secure. Overall the skirt appears high-quality but without breaking the bank.

 

4. The OTK Boots

My choice: Black Over The Knee Boot from EGO Shoes -- $54.99

If you were wondering if OTK boots were coming back this winter, the answer is YES YES YES. I'm quite a fan of them, so I'm very happy that they're not going away any time soon. The thigh high design makes these boots the perfect footwear option for miniskirts during these next few cold months. My go to footwear brand lately has been EGO Shoes. They are always up to date on the latest trends. Their collection of OTK boots is extensive, but my favorite is the Harmony boot, which unfortunately just sold out, but I'm liking up my second favorite pair here.

 

3. The Trendy Sweater

My Choice: Lantern Sleeve Mock Neck Sweater from Zaful -- $17.49

If you need a trendy sweater for under $20, Zaful is my #1 recommendation. This Lantern Sleeve Mock Neck Sweater was exactly what I was looking for. It's cropped design and conservative neckline contrast well to the high-waist mini skirt design. My first concern with buying knitwear online is itchiness. Luckily, none of the Zaful sweaters I've order thus far have given me any trouble!

 

4. The Petite Purse

My Choice: Leather Bracelet Bag from B-Hive Creations -- $71.25 (with code "Priscilla" at checkout)

Small handbags are all the rage right now, especially ones with metal detailing. There are plenty such bags for under $30, but these generally aren't the best quality.  That's why my number one pick today is this Leather Bracelet Bag from B-Hive Creations. Although, it's the most pricy item on today's list, it's high-quality makes the purchase worthwhile. This ethically-sourced-genuine-leather handbag is actually inspired by the Chloé Nile bag, except it's a fraction of a cost! Seriously! A drop from $1,690 to $71.25? That's a no brainer! I had the opportunity to speak with Ina, the owner of B-Hive Creations, who is a strong advocate for affordable fashion. Like myself, she believes "that being stylish and loving fashion doesn't man you have to go broke," which is why she's created this line of reasonably-priced, high-quality handbags! I highly recommend you take a look at the rest of her collection, you won't be disappointed. 

 

Okay so now it's time to add it all up. ($20.99 + $54.99 + $17.49 + $71.25 = $164.72) That's almost $40 under budget! I'm gonna call that a success. As always, if you have any questions or suggestions please leave a comment below. Happy shopping everyone!

Outfit Details

Skirt // Top // Boots // Purse // Watch

 

Stylist, Model, Photographer, and Writer

Yours,

Priscilla

The Fashion Blog That Inspires Me Most + The Pant/Boot Combo You Need To Try This Fall

The Fashion Blog That Inspires Me Most

If you've spent any time shopping with me then you've probably heard me say "That's so Man Repeller!" as I point to some extravagant purse or unique outfit.  My love for the fashion blog, Man Repeller, started about three years ago, just before I started BTFL infact.  Man Repeller has multiple authors, but it was all started by Leandra Medine, the founder and CEO, whose style continues to inspire me everyday. Not only do I love the maximalist approach to fashion that Man Repeller takes, but I also appreciate the writers' openness and humor! I like to think of Man Repeller as that funny, trendy, grandma who always speaks the truth. The outfits they feature are always unique and push the boundaries of what's considered "normal." The outfit I'm feature today was actually inspired by the many Man Repeller ensembles that feature a striped pant! More on that below.

 

The Pant/Boot Combo You Need To Try This Fall

So I have to admit, I did think to myself "These are so Man Repeller" while picking out these striped Elastic Waist Straight Pants, online at Zaful. I decided to pair these yellow, ultra-high-waist pants with some unexpected items like a blue striped button down and a green handbag. But the most unexpected was the pairing of these pants with my new Diaz Studded Detail Chelsea Boot. In the past, I've only ever worn ankle boots with cropped/rolled up skinny jeans, so wearing ankle boots with long striaght pants that cover part of the boot was a new look for me (the inspiration for which came from an old Man Repeller post). It felt a little strange stepping outside of my comfort zone but I was pleasantly surprised by the result! It gave the ensemble a more sophisticated look, while also somehow making me look taller! Or is that just my imagination? Either way, the straight leg pant/ankle boot combo is definitely a trend that I suggest you try out this fall! 

Outfit Details

Pants // Top // Boots // Handbag // Sunglasses // Bracelet // Phone Case

 

Stylist, Model, Photographer, and Writer

Yours,

Priscilla

 

 

 

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The Baby Steps of Wearing Statement Boots

The start of September kind of marks the start of Fall right? And one of my favorite parts of Fall is being able to bring out the boot collection. Recently, statement boots have become quite popular! I've seen many designers send their models strutting down the runway in maximalist boots -- from sparkles and glitter to floral and studded. I wasn't sure I'd be able to pull of such statement pieces myself though. So I started taking baby steps toward this trend with the help of The Larna boot in silver, by EGO. While the boot is a bright silver, has a pointed toe, and features a flared block heel, the design is actually fairly simple.. when compared to other boots like this ornamented Oscar de la Renta boot. When I received The Larna boot in the mail, I fell in love! But I was still unsure if I could rock all that silver. So I got out my oh-so-comfy Cape Town pant, by Cindy Karen. These long bell-bottoms did the trick -- they covered up just enough of the boot for me to feel comfortable and take that first baby step out into the world of statement boots. Because the shoes are so spectacular, I decided to keep the rest of the outfit simple, wearing this ROMWE 'Inspire Others' Top, from Amazon, my favorite black bag, The Berlin by Kado, and last but not least, the best cat-eye sunglasses I ever did see, a.k.a The Hitchhiker, by VYE Eyewear.

If at first you're not 100% comfortable taking on one of these maximalist trends, try starting small and working your way there. Maybe next time you'll see me wearing this boot with some cropped pants or a skirt instead.. Maybe!

Outfit Details

Pant // Top // Boots // Sunglasses // Watch // Bracelets // Handbag

 

Stylist, Model, Photographer, and Writer

Yours,

Priscilla

 

 

 

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - The Best Of The Best

There are only two days left until the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale ends! Can you believe it? I sifted through all the accessories and shoes and rounded up the best of the best to make your shopping experience a little easier during this time crunch! Hope it helps!

 

Heels

 

 

Sneakers

 

 

Flats

 

 

Boots

 

 

Watches

 

 

Jewelry

 

 

Handbags

 

 

Sunglasses

 

 

Yours,

Priscilla