I'm not sure why, but I equate fall with wine. I take that back. I equate most everything with wine. I think that's what happens when you don't have kids. Most people are all "pumpkin patches! trick or treating! corn mazes!" and I'm all "wine! I want more wine! take me to wineries!"
Clearly parents have healthier habits.
Regardless, if you are going to play the part you must look the part. And that's where today's blog post comes into play. You may recall this post where I touched on different looks to wear with the beloved bootie, but today we are raising the bar [literally, up your leg we are going] and sharing three different looks all around the classic riding boot. You know why I love riding boots? Because it doesn't matter how long or short your jeans are. You just get to hide everything underneath. I also love riding boots because no heel. Sometimes wearing flat shoes are like riding a unicorn over a cloud [or at least that's what I envision it to be like]. Comfortable all day long, a necessity when trying all of the Rieslings, Cabernets and Chardonnays.
As I mentioned in my previous post, when it comes to shopping for shoes Nordstrom is my go to. I have yet to find a better selection of quality, comfortable, cute shoes for all women, men and kids [my nieces favorite pair of shoes are these cute things]. Between the free shipping, free returns, sizing suggestions, etc they make it easy peasy when shopping online. I never thought I would become an online shoe shopper but here I am, buying shoes and stuff with a click of the button.
You'll notice the same boots in all of the outfits before - they are these beloved Frye Melissa Button Riding Boots. The smell of the leather alone is enough to make anybody fall in love. You'll notice they do come in both regular calf and extended calf and come in several colors.
K, onward to these outfits. The common theme besides the boots? Tops and or bottoms that allow for some extra breathing room, mostly because wine tasting leads to eating and eating leads to more wine and well, all of the extra room is necessary.
First up we have this classic dripping in fall colors look. Grab your favorite top, wrap that scarf around your neck and go! I love these twist front shirts [don't worry - while they say dry clean, I wash on delicate cycle and air dry and works like a champ!] and plaid scarves this season.
twist front shirt [true to size, wearing in small, available in 5 great colors] // scarf [similar here] // jeans [the softest! true to size] // boots [wearing in regular calf, cognac/cognac] // boots extended calf // purse
Next up, the all forgiving poncho. This thing is rather amazing, mostly because of the fleece lining inside. While it's perfect for lounging around the house, it's even more perfect for taking on fall head first. Pair it with jeans or leggings, boots and you're done. Super simple, super comfortable, super cute.
Last but not least, a personal favorite - the "oh no you didn't!" the leggings outfit. I was hesitant when buying these live in leggings because well, $50 for leggings seemed like a little much to me but a couple of things. One, they are amazing. Two, with how often I wear them [like more than jeans come fall and winter] I will get every dollar out of them possible and three, they hold up wear after wear after wear. I love that they are a little thicker, not sheer at all, and shape my legs and booty nicely. Anyhow, throw on your favorite tunic and add a cute little vest over top, grab that glass of wine and you're good.
striped tunic [only $19! wearing in XS] available in solid colors here // leggings [wearing in black, XS] // boots //
What's your favorite wine tasting [errrrrr, fall outfit] from above?
For more riding boots, check out some of my other favorites here!
disclosure: thank you so much to Nordstrom for partnering together for this post. While I am being compensated for this post, all items were hand selected and purchased by myself and opinions on how great they are, are 100% my own.