I recently took the plunge and bought a pair of the Frye Melissa Button Boots in black. Since I blindly ordered them online without first going to a store to try them on, I wasn't sure whether to choose the regular or wide calf version. After reading several reviews online, I opted for the wide calf or 'extended calf' as Frye calls it. As a point of reference, I own a pair of the Hunter original rain boots and I find they're quite snug around my calves. I am really glad I purchased the Extended Calf Melissa Button Boots because they fit perfectly. When I first tried them on when they arrived, they were a little tighter than I expected, but after I wore them for a few hours, they ended up stretching slightly. I should also mention that they fit true to size - I'm generally a size 7.5 in most shoes, and the same was true for these boots. These boots fit perfectly, they look great, they're extremely well made and the leather is phenomenal. As a bonus, if you buy them through Amazon, you not only get free shipping, but you can also subscribe to their 'shoes' email list to receive 20% of your purchase (Frye boots always seem to be excluded from sales on other sites).
Ski season is finally upon us, which means it's time to get your après-ski outfit ready. The key to après-ski style is comfort and warmth, like the items below.
From head to toe:
ONE. Lord & Taylor, Cable-knit Cashmere Beret in Ivory, $44 (save 30%)
TWO. Lord & Taylor, Cashmere Plaid Scarf in 409BERRY, $89 (save 30%)
THREE. Soïa & Kyo, Ciara in Black, $241 (save 30%)
FOUR. Lord & Taylor, Cable-knit Cashmere Gloves in Ivory, $44 (save 30%)
FIVE. Minnetonka Moccasin, Tramper Ankle Boot in Gray Suede, $56
The snow has started to fall and now it's time to order those riding boots you've been eyeing for the last couple of weeks (or maybe since the summer)! Here are the best riding boots to be found online:
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ONE. At $99 these Colin Stuart riding boots are simple, yet beautiful. They come in four colors from brandy wine, caramel, to fog and black - you're sure to find one that fits your wardrobe this winter season.
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TWO. Steve Madden sure knows how to make a great boot. The 'Intyce' style has a classic silhouette that will match just about any outfit. They're great for pulling over jeans or leggings and also come in four different colors including black, stone leather, cognac and wine at $149.
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THREE. Tory Burch has hit a home run with her leather 'Selma' riding boot. Available in both black and almond, this one-of-a-kind beauty is worth the investment of $495 and is bound to become a staple within your winter closet.
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FOUR. The simplicity of the back zip 'Ola' boot by Kate Spade immediately caught my eye. Made in Italy, this boot looks perfect for walking to the office in style and comfort. At $498, you'll surely need to splurge (a girl can dream, can't she?)!
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FIVE. Pour La Victoire, known for its progressive style and high quality, has created a beautiful riding boot with the 'Orville'. I own a pair of leather Pour La Victoire boots and can tell you that the leather is absolutely gorgeous. They're well worth the $231 sale price tag currently at Bloomingdale's.
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SIX. Ciao Bella's 'Tabby Leather Riding Boot' is a great everyday boot that will keep you warm and comfortable when walking around the city. I personally own a pair and can tell you they've held up well through a couple snowy winters and are a great value at $99.95!
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SEVEN. Last but not least, if you're looking for a riding boot with a bit of a heel, Michael Kors offers the perfect option with the 'Hamilton Riding Boot'. Available in black and luggage, at $250, these would make a great addition to any winter closet!