October 30, 2013 at 8:30 am , by Bethany Cantor
Sometimes we just can’t be bothered to wear black. Yea, we said it. Fall may be all about moody, sultry shades but a girl’s got to have some whimsy in her life (and also pattern and sparkle and even the color pink). Save those fab powder blue shoes for spring? We refuse! Store away our favorite bright frock and super sparkly baubles? We would never! We mustn’t be afraid to be a little daring, darlings. And with that, we give you this little dose of happy dressing.
October 25, 2013 at 8:00 am , by Maggie Niemiec
Cable-knit sweaters have been around for years, but this season brings a whole new crop of chic options. Comfy, cozy, and classy, these sweaters can easily transition from one activity to the next. We’d wear ours with a flippy skirt and wide-brimmed hat during the day and then add heels and a fun statement necklace for nighttime. Click through below to see our faves!
October 23, 2013 at 9:00 am , by Bethany Cantor
It’s an age old question–once the temperatures get truly chilly, how do you stay chic and warm at the same time? The key is layers, my friends! While your bulkiest pieces can leave you looking like a marshmallow if you layer up, strategic piling on of thinner pieces can look super stylish. Take the above, a loose turtleneck is decidedly unstuffy with a cozy flannel layered underneath. Add some gray denim and chic, textured flats and you’ve got a go-to look for any cold-weather wanderings. If the temps get really low, add a cocoon coat in a complimentary color and a red beanie to finish the look.
October 18, 2013 at 9:00 am , by Bethany Cantor
We already gave you expert tips on how to care for your boots so they’ll last for years to come; now it’s time to stock up on a few inexpensive accessories that will make boot season a breeze.
1. Bootights by Shelby Mason
Are you the girl who always wears tights and socks inside your boots? We are, too! That’s why we were thrilled to discover bootights. These innovative, made-in-America tights are not only comfortable, but also, they totally simplify cold-weather dressing. Each pair is made of soft, durable fabric with a no-roll waistband at the top. At the bottom, is a moisture-wicking sock sewn right to the tights. No more pulling up your socks all day or slipping around in your boots while just wearing tights. Bootights come in several varieties made for any boot height.
Buy them now, $30-$45
2. Foot Petals
Even our most comfortable boots can leave us with sore feet at the end of the day — especially our favorite heeled pairs. That’s where foot petals come in. They use technogel to ease your aches and pains. The gel absorbs the shock of taking a step and there are foot petals for the balls of your feet, your heels, and even a design that cushions your whole foot. Whether you’re out apple picking, hiking, or holiday shopping, these little foot-savers are a must!
Buy them now, $9 and up
3. Leather Cleaner
If you’re anything like us — your boots take a beating every season. What can we say? We love to wear them everywhere we go and, sadly, it shows. To make sure your boots look new at the end of a good trudge, pick up a quality leather cleaner like this one from The Leather Spa. This non-chemical product can be used to spot treat your favorite footwear and remove any pesky stains.
Buy it now, $13
4. Inner Bootie Inflatable Boot Shapers
Don’t leave all your tall boots crumpled in the closet. These creative, inflatable shapers will keep them looking good as new all season long!
Buy them now, $5
5. Woodlore Cedar Shoe Fresh Inserts
No one likes to admit it, but those shoes you wear all the time — they might be a little smelly come mid-winter. With drastic changes in temperature as we go from chilly walks to warm offices, sweat and odor are bound to build up in boots. Neutralize unwelcome smells with these inserts. Each breathable cotton bag is filled with fresh cedar chips that will conquer any smells lurking in your favorite booties.
October 16, 2013 at 9:00 am , by Bethany Cantor
Around the LHJ offices we’ve seen a trend developing. Staffers have been pairing flippy skirts of all colors, textures, and lengths with chunky, cozy sweaters. It’s a look that creates interest through contrast. After all, wearing your girliest skirt with a heavy, loose knit is the best of both worlds — sexy and alluringly tomboyish all at once. Whether you prefer a mini or longer length, this combo will become your new go-to fall outfit.
October 11, 2013 at 8:30 am , by Bethany Cantor
We never thought we’d say this, but we are loving sneakers these days — and not just for clocking time at the gym. If you ask us, it’s about time women treated their feet to a comfortable interlude between heels for work and heels for cocktails, it’s nice to level out. Plus, these sneaks are anything but dumpy — they come in every fabric and color imaginable and they’re just begging to paired with cuffed-jean or straight-leg pant. Here are some of our favorites:
Zara Combined Sneaker
October 9, 2013 at 9:00 am , by Bethany Cantor
Apple picking, visits to the pumpkin patch, leaf gazing, and chilly nights by a campfire — these are a few of our favorite fall things — along with boyfriend jeans, beanies, and booties. Dressing for fall is all about being cozy-yet-chic and this outfit is our idea of a perfect fall ensemble. A jacket cardigan is a softer, more casual choice than a standard boyfriend blazer and distressed jeans with a rolled cuff will give the look a little something special. Don’t even get us started on that leather tote! Buttery perfection!