Flat Boots! Take Three!

I have to send a huge thank you to Jamie!  A few weeks ago I was lamenting the fact that I had received a gorgeous pair of flat riding boots for Christmas and couldn't wear them to work - I just couldn't figure out how to incorporate them into a business casual wardrobe.  Jamie tonto jumped on it and posted a slew of ideas ... and boy did I take the bait!  I present three of my flat-boot outfits inspired by Jamie's post!

Dress + Tights + Boots

I loved the navy dress + white cardigan + mustard tights + riding boot combo in the very first picture that Jamie posted.  I realized I had every single piece on hand.  So I put them all together.  My navy dress is actually a j.crew strapless cotton sundress.  I knew it would be covered by the cardigan so I didn't sweat it.  The cardigan is from Target.  The belt is an oldie that I found on clearance at Kohl's.  The mustard tights are from Macys on clearance.  I did my hair in a messy bun and kept the accessories super simple.  Voila! 

Boots + Skirt + Cowl Neck + Knee Socks

I immediately swooned when I saw the picture in the middle of Jamie's post that had the boots with a skirt and cowl neck sweater and belt. It looked so effortlessly chic.  I decided to put my own spin on it . First, I tried my new (at the Banana Republic outlet on clearance for something like $5) cowl neck cap sleeve top with my green jersey wrap skirt (Target) and fun grey cable knee socks (they only look like a knit - they're actually the weight of trouser socks).  It looked really good, but I felt a little too bare for Winter. See?

So to make it a little more Winter and office appropriate, I grabbed my ombre dot cardigan (j.crew) and decided my hair would look a little better in a messy pony.  I threw on gold hoops and done!  Perfect for the office - cute and chic but not too casual.

Boots + Skinny Jeans + White Top

I normally am not in the office on Fridays but on one particular Friday I was.  My office has a jeans day each Friday so of course I was excited to wear my skinny jeans. I loved the very first casual picture that Jamie posted so I decided to emulate that one.  First, I tucked my skinnies into the riding boots.  Then I scored an adorable kind of flowy top at Gap for less than $20. I paired it with a long white tank and here is the outfit!  I paired this with my big gold hoops (to pick up the gold on the buttons on the top).  

And there you have it - three cute outfits courtesy of my dear sister in law.  Thanks Jamie!  If the weather ever cools down, I have a few more that I'd love to try out, but they require layers and wool sweaters and it has been so hot lately that wearing them isn't exactly appealing.

Have a great weekend, everyone! 

See you swoon,


  1. Adorable as always! I love the yellow tights!

  2. BEAUTIFUL!!!!! Love, love, love! So glad I could help :)

  3. My first fav is the cowl neck and knee socks...sooooo cute, and then you are rocking those skinny jeans girl!! Love it! You look great in them all!

  4. I *heart* those boots!