Hi Guys! Thanks for coming to my blog today! And it’s a giveaway day which is always fun. I looooove doing giveaways on my blog and I hope you guys love them too!
So let’s talk about my look first because it’s the easiest thing to throw on ever. I’m sure you guys have noticed that since I gave birth to Riley, my fashion has really changed. I still like to get dressed up here and there, but for the most part my every day style is really casual and functional. It has to be when you’re chasing two young kids around. Well, Riley is not moving around quite yet but I am carrying him everywhere. And he’s a massive child! He’s in the 97th percentile for weight and he is off the charts for height. So this mama needs to be as comfortable as possible when carrying him around.
Here’s the thing, I don’t want to be wearing a t-shirt and jeans every single day. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good t-shirt and jean combo but sometimes I just want to feel a bit more styled. But with little effort! So that’s what today’s blog post is all about! This is for anyone out there who wants to throw on a few items and feel styled. No fancy half tucks of the shirt or high heels. You just throw this on and automatically look cute, put together and comfortable! And the best part, the three main items in this look – the over-the-knee boots, white tunic and leggings – can be worn again and again and styled with different accessories. So they are well worth adding to your fall wardrobe.
The most essential thing for me when styling a functional outfit is having comfortable footwear. I love certain high heels (they have to be comfy) but for the most part I’m wearing flats – like the boots I’m wearing in today’s post. These boots are incredible! They are the absolute best quality that you can get when it comes to boots. They are from Børn shoes and I can’t say enough good things about the brand. I have a couple pair of boots that I got from Børn last season when I worked on a campaign with them and they still look brand new this season even though I’ve worn them a ton over the last year. If you order a pair you’ll see for yourself. You can tell as soon as you open the box how well they are made.
I also really love the width of the calf on these boots. If you have wide calves and are looking for knee-high boots that will fit you, these might be the ones! But because they’re made so well the wider calf also works great if you have smaller calves because they don’t fall down and are great to wear with thick, chunky socks. And I don’t know about you guys, but I always see other bloggers online wearing boots where it looks like the calf of the boot is wide because it’s wide on them and looks super cute and oversized (does that make sense?). Something about the boot not being super tight to your leg looks flattering. But I quickly realized after I ordered a few pairs that I saw on really thin bloggers, that their leg was just super skinny and it wasn’t necessarily that the boot had a wide calf. Ha! I can say pretty confidently that my legs aren’t that skinny. I know I post flattering pictures of myself here on my blog, but as you guys know from the bikini post I did recently, I’m not nearly as thin as I used to be and I’m totally OK with that. So hopefully that gives you a better idea of what these boots might look like on you.
And if you love these boots you can get them (and anything on the Børn site) for 15% off with my code ALILUVSBORN3. The code is good until the end of November.
Børn also has kids shoes! Heck yes for easy shopping all in one place! When I got my boots, I got a pair of shoes for Molly for school and a pair of shoes for little Riley! Obviously, he’s not walking yet so he doesn’t really own many pairs of shoes. Really he only owns two right now. This Born pair being one of them. I just thought they were so stinking cute when I saw them that I had to get them for him! And I don’t know, I guess I feel weird when we go out to restaurants and he doesn’t have shoes on. I get that he’s a baby but he’s at a point where he likes to put weight on his feet when I’m holding him and I don’t want his little feet exposed. And how stinking cute are his overalls! There is nothing cuter than a baby in overalls! They are a little big but he will grow into them. Probably by next week at the rate this kid is growing! Ha! I actually got Molly the exact same overalls in her size so stay tuned for some adorable matching photos of the two of them!
And I got these boots for Molly because I think they’ll be super cute with knee-high socks and dresses this fall. Something about a brown boot on a little girl just melts my heart! Her dress in these photos is a little bit too big on her so it looks a little silly, but at least her boots are super cute!
So now that we’ve got the shoes covered, the rest of my look is just a pair of leggings, a white tunic and an oversized scarf. I love these leggings because they’re high waisted and thick enough that they’re not see-through at all. I really tend to lean towards high-waisted jeans and leggings because I still have a pouch of fat on my lower belly from giving birth to Riley. I’m honestly not sure if it’s ever going to go away at this point but I’m not gonna stress about it. I just find that wearing high-waisted pants makes me feel more confident because the fat is contained. Ha! And these leggings are super affordable at under $30.
And I’ve written about this white tunic before. It’s just a great basic to wear with scarves this fall. Or to layer with a flannel or chambray shirt. The best part about it is the length. It’s long so the back of it will cover your booty when you’re wearing leggings. My backside is not nearly the same as it was a few years ago so I’m definitely a fan of keeping it covered these days. And get this, it’s on sale for $27 right now!
And I got my scarf a few years ago and there are so many versions of this exact scarf online. The one I got is only $15 and I got it here but it was a few years ago. I think this one is the exact same (lighting in pic is just different) but I can’t be 100% sure. But even if you just Google plaid scarf you’ll find a ton like it.
And lastly, I am so excited to share that Børn has offered to give two pairs of Børn shoes away to two of my followers! One pair for you AND one for your bestie! This is all you have to do to enter.
- Tag a friend on either my Instagram post or Facebook post (which will be up later this morning) where I’m wearing my Børn boots. Because that friend will also win if you win! And winning is so much better when we get to do it with our bestie! (Or if you rather win a pair for you kiddos – tag your hubby or wifey!)
- And the only other thing you have to do is comment below telling me what color Cricket boots you would want if you win!
And if you don’t win, don’t forget to use my discount code ALILUVSBORN3 for 15% off! You’re going to love the boots!