Refresh || no. Twenty-Two

Good Monday friends! Yes, we’ve both been pretty m.i.a. lately with traveling and work, but we are back at it with today’s Refresh! Yes, as many other basic girls, fall is one of our favorite seasons, so of course we are reviewing our fall favs. We’ll leave out the PSL and Uggs… for now.


Amber’s Monday Refresh

Whenever the weather turns to cool, I find myself envisioning all the ways I can wear my stockpile of boots. I have a bit of an obsession with footwear — boots being my number one weakness. My first solo trip to NYC eight years ago found me dropping some serious coin (for me) on a pair of leather boots. The next season, these boots were still my go-to and looked as good as new after a thorough polish. This got me thinking that maybe there was something to this “investing” in your clothing bit. So once again, while in New York (its a bit of a habit now), I “invested” in my boot collection. Another win. And so the story goes on and on. I have now amassed quite an impressive fall footwear line-up and I still wear those boots from long ago. – The End

Now that I’ve told that heartwarming tale, here are a few of my top picks for ReFreshing your own boot collection this fall!

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Vince ‘Dempsey’ Over the Knee Boot

This Look for Less – HERE

These are not so unlike the first pair of leather boots I bought long ago… (wistful sigh)

_10840870Pour la Victoire ‘Dania’ Over the Knee Boot

This Look for Less – HERE

These bad boys also come in black and are on the top of my list for a new “investment”.

IMG_1649Diane von Furstenberg ‘Pamela’ Bootie

This Look for Less – HERE

IMG_1648Vince Camuto ‘Connolly Belted Boot

This Look for Less – HERE

These chic ankle boots make the transition from work, to date night, to jeans and over-sized knit sweater. You’ll thank me when you’re still choosing these 5 years from now.

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Chinese Laundry ‘Arctic’ Wedge Bootie

This Look for Less – HERE

IMG_1647Steve Madden ‘Hipstr’ Bootie

This Look for Less – HERE

These two booties pair well with skinny jeans, leggings, or even a cute dress and over-the-knee socks.

IMG_1644Nine West ‘Travers’ Chelsea Bootie

This Look for Less – HERE

Last but certainly not least, my absolute FAVORITE style of ankle boot — The Chelsea. Nine West makes a great shoe for the price and these boots slip on and off and make any outfit look immediately more trendy. I may be “investing” in these in brown sooner rather than later.


In order to protect your investment, please remember to treat your leather and suede with protectant and to wipe them with a damp rag when coming in from the snow and cold.41MNR82c8IL450

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Every couple months I wipe my boots down with a leather conditioner and re-treat them. If you notice a loose heel or sole, visit your nearest shoe doctor. Remember, these boots are an investment. Treat ’em right!

**Any investment advice in this post should be applied only to footwear and not to your portfolio.

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Falynn’s Monday Refresh

Following with the theme of fall fashion, one of my favorite parts about Fall is the option to wear oversize sweaters and cozy clothes without looking like a slob who just rolled out of bed! Seems to be the easiest way to dress an outfit up or down. Here are a couple items I am hoping to add to my wardrobe this season.

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Striped Coatigan – LOFT

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Textured Sweater – Old Navy

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Shaker Knit Open Cardigan – Joe Fresh

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Knitaholic – Zara

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Lin Sweater – Aritzia

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Oneila Cashmere Sweater – Club Monaco

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Openwork Knit Cardigan – Simons

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Wool Blend Poncho – Scotch & Soda

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Museum District Vest – Anthropologie

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Cashmere Boatneck Tunic – J.Crew

For you Southerners in Amber’s neck of the woods, these sweaters are probably unnecessary still; however, for us northerners, it’s getting chilly!

Stay warm (& cozy) my friends!

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