Whatever it takes

Outfit Details: Seychelles boots and BB Dakota skirt – courtesy of ModCloth, tights – H&M, vintage vest – Beacon’s Closet, BB Dakota lace top – borrowed from Kim, vintage wicker purse – a gift from my mom’s bff Dawn, belt and blazer – thrifted

I’ve been wearing a lot of boots, lately – which makes sense, since it is Fall. I used to wear boots all the time, even in Florida. It would literally be pushing 90 degrees and I would somehow work boots into my ensemble. I have few major issues with Florida; it was a pleasant place to grow up. I just resented not being able to dress for different seasons. It’s pretty much Summer all year round, except for the occasional, if very slight, chill. I absolutely hate being cold, but I do love to layer and I also love my boots. Get it together, Florida! Your flippy floppy clad inhabitants are missing out on the joys of the seasonal wardrobe.

Of course, I say this now, while the weather is still bearable. Come Winter, I’ll be begging New York to take notes from Florida. The grass is always greener!


This is from over four years ago. In Florida. It was probably warm. They are still some of my favorite boots! p.p.s. Happy Birthday to my BFF Lauren<3

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  1. gorgeous boots!! love the beautiful cognac color and you pair it so well with a skirt and tights! living in TX i know exactly what you mean about missing out on seasons. it's still in the mid-80s right now! but i know i'll be grateful come mid-January when everyone is buried in snow and I'm just pulling out my winter coat from the closet for the first time. ๐Ÿ™‚


  2. As soon as I read the title, I started to sing the degrassi theme in my head. Good thing it wasn't out loud, or everyone in the hall at school would be looking at the crazy girl. Love the boots, I'm trying to find a perfect pair for myself, but there are just so many that I want! I'm an advocate for year-round boot wearing, if cowgirls can then so can we!

  3. God dammit: those boots are so amazing. I'm so in love with your blog and, weirdly, I'm excited for winter because some of your more interesting looks seep out then.
    p.s. I love the purple p.s. boots, too.

  4. lol (really lol'ed), you called us Floridians flippy floppy clad! It's so true! ๐Ÿ™‚ But the thing is, once I wear sandals for so long in the summer, I tend to develop claustrophobia of the foot when wearing a normal shoe. I wear my treasured pair of boots on special cold (under 80) days, they always make me feel fancy!

  5. Such a darling skirt! Love the ruffles! You have become one of my very favorites in terms of style – I have been following for ages, but for some reason as of late I'm drawn to just about every outfit you put together! Love it!

  6. keiko, i've read your blog off and on since the opendiary days (you've always been a much more consistent writer than i ever was or ever will be). it's hard to believe those purple boots are from four years ago! glad to see you're succeeding in the big city!

  7. I totally loved your outfits! now esp your boots..i love wearing em too! But I can't wear them all the time in my country :).. Anyways ur blogs and u as well were getting lovelier ! Take care…

    Keep it up…

  8. I live in Florida (have lived here my whole life) and it's still in the high 80's here! Not that it's so surprising…it might get cooler in November or December. I want to break out my boots too! But I hate feeling sticky.

    Love the purple boots and the lace up ones!

  9. Hey lady! I just wanted to see if you received my email I sent the other week? I needed advice for a trip my boyfriend and I are taking to New Jersey/New York this Christmas. Please get back to me if you have a chance ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks

    Looking forward to hearing from you!


  10. WORD!

    I lived in So Cal, where it is always warm, and slightly less than warm… Wearing clothes for the seasons was close to nothing… nowhere near Florida… At least So Cal can dip into the lower 50s…

    I love boots and stockings and stuff.

    I notice that not just you and tights, you generally wear a LOT of ruffles in your skirts. And I think that's your hallmark in terms of style features. And it's so charming and whimsical.

    Mae Lu, thereafterish.

  11. Loved seeing the last picture, I'm pretty sure I saw it back in your Livejournal days. I can't believe I've been a "fan" of yours for so long ๐Ÿ™‚

    Gorgeous boots… ๐Ÿ˜€

  12. I love these shoes. I have been searching for nice long lace-up boots for a long time, but i gave up recently – either not beautiful enough, either too expensive for me =( but these looks just perfect.