How to Spend a Fabulous Weekend in New Orleans

December 14, 2018  |  Travel 17 comments

I have been dreaming of visiting New Orleans for years. The world famous beignets alone were enough to make me hop on a plane and head south. From the unique architecture to the flavorful food and the lively neighborhoods, I wanted to get a feel for life in the city. Since I knew there was so much to see, I took my time researching the best things to do in New Orleans. Here’s my itinerary for three fabulous days in the city that you can totally steal for your next trip to the Big Easy.

Day One

The Catahoula Hotel

Where to Stay in New Orleans

The Catahoula Hotel

We stayed at the Catahoula Hotel during our trip. It’s an affordable place to stay away from the noise of the French Quarter. This charming spot has 35 rooms for the low maintenance traveler. The quirky decor is totally Instagrammable. And their restaurant has amazing Asian inspired vegan dishes you’ll love. Find out more about my stay here.

Hotel Monteleone

This beautiful historic French Quarter hotel has been operating since 1886. A luxury option that’s affordable, it’s also home to the famous rotating Carousel Bar. Since the Monteleone is at the foot of Royal Street, the hotel is steps from French Quarter attractions and popular restaurants.

Royal Sonesta

Located on Bourbon Street, you’ll be at the heart of the French Quarter at the Royal Sonesta. There’s also a beautiful courtyard inside where you can take a break from the action. And if you’re looking for entertainment, be sure to book a table at their Jazz Playhouse.

The Pontchartrain Hotel

Located in the Garden District, the Pontchartrain Hotel is a revamped luxury hotel that has a swanky rooftop bar with sweeping city views. You’ll love the decor, featuring a romantic palette and the much Instagrammed Jack Rose restaurant.

St. Roch Market Food Hall New Orleans

What to Do

St. Roch Market

Once we dropped our bags at the hotel, we grabbed lunch at St. Roch Market. This lofty food hall features local food and beverage talent. There’s lots of Creole options. But if you’re in the mood for Asian, Mexican, Californian, or more, there’s something for everyone. Right when we walked in, we were offered free truffle samples. You know I went back after lunch for more.

Crescent Park

If you’re up for it, take a ten minute walk from St. Roch to Crescent Park. This is a beautiful spot to get a view of the Mighty Mississippi River.

Pisco Bar & Midnight Noodle

After lunch, we headed back to the Catahoula Hotel and rested. We explored and hung out in the open air courtyard. There’s usually something going on, whether it’s happy hour at Pisco Bar or an event up on the rooftop.

In the evening, we ordered dinner at Midnight Noodle. The asian inspired vegan fare was surprisingly flavorful and incredibly delicious. It’s a great option that’s quick and filling. Learn more about our meal here.

Dinner at Midnight Noodle

Ghost Tours

At 7:30pm, we headed to the French Quarter for a ghost tour. There are several types of tours in New Orleans. City tours are a great way to learn about the history of the town and cover a lot of ground in a short period of time. We chose Magic Tours NOLA and their guides were complete professionals.

When researching things to do in New Orleans, ghost, voodoo, and cemetery tours were all popular options. We got a little bit of each in our tour. It started out with some basic history of how the city was settled. Then we got into local legends, why Louisiana is often associated with vampire lore, and a creepy tour of one the most haunted mansions in the French Quarter. I definitely wanted to bolt by the end of the tour — in a good way. Ask for Ricardo if you’re doing the ghost tour with Magic Tours NOLA.

Take a Ghost Tour in New Orleans

Day Two: The French Quarter

Visit the French Quarter in New Orleans

Brunch at Brennan’s 

This is one of the most beautiful places I’ve eaten. There are multiple salons, each with their own color theme, whimsical wallpaper, and ornate details. We ate in the green room by the courtyard.

Once we got over the incredible decor, we were overwhelmed by the menu selection. (Side note: reading menus happens to be one of my favorite things to do and this one was exceptional.) There are five Eggs Benedict options on the menu. We chose Eggs Sardou and topped it with fried oysters. Can I get fried oysters on everything?

And you’ll definitely want to order the Vanilla Scented French Toast. Instead of dipping it in eggs and milk, they dip it in creme fraiche, which makes it crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Needless to say, it was divine.

Brunch at Brennan's

Creole Townhouses

After brunch, it was time to explore the French Quarter. This neighborhood is known for its colorful architecture. Every street I peered down was filled with a rainbow of buildings, the most famous of which were the Creole cottages and townhouses.

The townhouses were built after the great fires of the late 1700s. Wood homes that burned down were rebuilt with brick or stucco and often painted in bright hues. These structures featured courtyards, arcades, and cast-iron balconies. Other homes retained Spanish or French architectural styles, while some also featured Victorian or Grecian styles.

Creole Townhouses New Orleans Architecture

Jackson Square

Originally known as Place d’Armes, this iconic square was renamed after Battle of New Orleans hero General Andrew Jackson. It started out as a French trading camp and has since grown to a bustling town square. It’s now a popular place to watch artists and street performers, get your fortune told, or admire the stunning St. Louis Cathedral.

If you want a great photo of the cathedral, head to the other end of the square toward the river. There’s a spot at the top of the steps that frames the cathedral and square beautifully.

Visit Jackson Square in New Orleans

Visit the St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans

Shopping

There are so many fun boutiques and local vendors along the streets of the French Quarter. We spent the entire day window shopping, trying on fun hats, and even tasting hot sauce from around the world at one local vendor. There’s something for everyone — even foot massage parlors! We banked about 10,000 steps a day on our trip and would have loved a foot massage had we known of them earlier.

Go Shopping in the French Quarter

Hat Shopping in the French Quarter

Dinner and Jazz at Royal Sonesta

In the evening, we headed to Royal Sonesta Hotel for dinner at Desire Oyster Bar for a taste of creole seafood. You haven’t experienced New Orleans properly without having oysters. I highly recommend their chargrilled oysters for maximum flavor. Plus the Louisiana Crab Cakes are delicious. For a live experience, you can sit at the raw bar and watch as experts shuck oysters right in front of you.

Desire Oyster Bar Royal Sonesta

Oysters in New Orleans

After a quick dinner, we got a table at the hotel’s Jazz Playhouse, which showcases talented local jazz musicians. It was my first time watching jazz in such an intimate setting. That evening the Brass-a-holics put on an exciting show including original and classic tunes. I fell under the spell of the music, especially while listening to each musician’s powerful solo performances. There were three hour-long sets. I can only imagine how much stamina it takes to blow a trumpet or trombone for that long.

Visit Jazz Playhouse at Royal Sonesta

Day Three: The Garden District

Brunch at Commander's Palace

Breakfast at Commander’s Palace

If you love Brennan’s you’ll love Commander’s Palace. Located in the scenic Garden District, the restaurant has served haute Creole fare since 1893 and is known for its elegant jazz brunch. You can’t miss this bright “Commander’s Blue” building. And you won’t want to miss their James Beard award-winning fare. Definitely make a reservation in advance of your trip and plan to wear business casual – no jeans!

Tour the Garden District in New Orleans

Garden District Tour

After breakfast we headed out on another tour with Magic Tours NOLA. The delightful Nancy was our guide. Nancy was incredibly knowledgeable with an answer ready for all of our questions.

The Garden District is quite different than the French Quarter. In 1803, the Americans arrived in New Orleans after the Louisiana Purchase. As the Creoles already inhabited the French Quarter, the Americans ended up settling up-river from Canal Street and built extravagant mansions in what is now known as the Garden District.

Nancy told us story after story about each home. During the Civil War, the district happened to be home to mostly Union residents; but there are a few Confederate houses as well. We also saw celebrity homes, including those of Sandra Bullock, John Goodman, and Anne Rice.

The tour actually started with a visit to the Lafayette Cemetery #1, right across from Commander’s Palace. Nancy told us all about the above ground tombs and how they used to bury the dead in the 19th century. Since it was a bright sunny day, we weren’t spooked at all. But there are plenty of nighttime cemetery tours in New Orleans if that’s your thing.

Grab Lunch at Turkey & the Wolf

Late Lunch at Turkey and the Wolf

After the tour, we took a 15 minute walk to Turkey and the Wolf. Before I left, a bunch of friends told me I had to try their collard green melt. I’m not the type of person who craves collard greens, usually because they are cooked in pork. But this vegetarian sandwich was worth the hype. There’s some sort of magic sauce in between layers of cheese and slaw that makes the sandwich memorable. It’s actually described as a pickled cherry pepper dressing, but I’ll just call it magic sauce.

Shop on Magazine Street

Magazine Street

Our final jaunt in the Garden District took us shopping along Magazine Street. It’s a great place to boutique hop. A couple of my favorite stores we visited were Century Girl and Grandmother’s Buttons.

Century Girl is my favorite vintage shop ever. It’s like walking into the closet of a Hollywood starlet from the early to mid-1900s. And the price points are surprisingly good for designer vintage. There was a Carolina Herrera cocktail dress for under $200 and an Oleg Cassini dress for around the same price. If you want something under $100, jewelry and accessories are available in great condition.

At Grandmother’s Buttons, I could see myself wearing just about everything there. It’s a well curated shop of adorable clothes with both casual and elegant options available. And much of it is affordable too. They also sell a ton of button based jewelry mixed with stones, metal, and other details. The jewelry is actually quite pretty.

Dinner and Music at the Pontchartrain Hotel

In the evening we headed to Jack Rose at the Pontchartrain Hotel for dinner. This is such a beautiful place with an eclectic mix of New Orleans fare with French, Italian, and Spanish influences. There are several stunning rooms to dine in or you can hang out in the Living Room underneath their portrait of Lil Wayne. Afterwards, we shifted over to the Bayou Bar and enjoyed live music at the piano bar. We couldn’t help but sing along with the rest of the raucous crowd to classic tunes all night long.

This was such an amazing trip. And because we planned well, we had the perfect itinerary to make the most of a short trip to New Orleans. I feel like I was able to get a feel for the city, food, and culture in the few days that I was there. Feel free to steal this itinerary if you plan on visiting. I’d love to know if you have any other recommendations for my next trip to New Orleans!

Sparkle and Shine in These New Year’s Eve Dresses

December 13, 2018  |  Fashion 7 comments

New Year’s Eve is less than three weeks away. If you’re planning on an evening out on the town, this holiday provides every excuse to wear the glitziest dress you can find. Whether you want to shine in satin or silk, sparkle in sequins or rhinestones, or be oh so soft in velvet or faux fur…there’s a dress out there for you. If you’re looking for New Year’s Eve dresses, I’m sharing some of my favorite options starting at around $35. And if head to toe sequins aren’t your thing, check out other fabulous holiday party dresses here.

This year I’m celebrating with NYE Live! at Ballpark Village in St. Louis to watch the ball drop at midnight. If you’d like to attend, you can get $10 off with code NYELiveSTL3 here. I’m still narrowing down my outfit options like this gold velvet dress. It’s only $35 and there are still a few sizes left.

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New Year's Eve Dresses 2018

New Year's Eve Outfit Ideas

Holiday Party Dresses for New Year's Eve

More New Year’s Eve Dresses You’ll Love

I’m usually more of a homebody. But when I see a gorgeous sparkly dress, I’m motivated to dress up and go out. I’d love to celebrate in any of these pretty New Year’s Eve dresses. My eye is on  that pleated emerald green dress. How about you? Which one would you wear?

 

A Charming Stay at the Catahoula Hotel in New Orleans

December 11, 2018  |  Travel 6 comments

When I booked my stay at the Catahoula Hotel New Orleans, I was not prepared for how charming it was. This renovated 1845 Creole townhouse is now a quirky boutique hotel and maintains many of its original details. If you’re a traveler who appreciates simple yet modern accommodations with lots of heart, you’ll want to stay here on your next trip to New Orleans.

Catahoula Hotel New Orleans

Located on a quiet side street in the Central Business District, the hotel is a short walk from the French Quarter, the St. Charles streetcar, and some of New Orleans’ best museums and boutiques. The Catahoula Hotel considers itself a “rare little oasis” among the larger hotel chains around the city. By maintaining a warm atmosphere, it hopes to provide a welcoming atmosphere akin to the home it was once was.

Front Desk at the Catahoula Hotel New Orleans

A Charming Stay at the Catahoula Hotel in New Orleans

About the Rooms

If you’re a low maintenance traveler, you’ll appreciate the simple yet modern atmosphere of the Catahoula Hotel New Orleans. With 35 rooms, this may be a small boutique hotel. But what it lacks in size, it makes up for in quirk and charm.

My bedroom overlooked an adorable hanging garden, a serene spot for enjoying my morning tea. The only things missing were the birds and forest animals to complete this picturesque scene, right?

Bedroom view at the Catahoula Hotel in New Orleans

Dressing Robe: c/o Pajamasutra

All rooms feature a Casper mattress, which I’d always wanted to try and thoroughly enjoyed.

Guest room at the Catahoula Hotel in New Orleans

Since this hotel is on the smaller side, its owners came up with a unique way to save space. The bathroom vanity and sink are within the bedroom area, a walk-in shower faces this, while the toilet and closet coexist in an adjacent room. Normally, I’m used to having a separate bathroom. But this set up worked just fine for me. These rooms are ideal for 1 – 2 people only.

Inside the Guest room at the Catahoula Hotel in New Orleans

Dining at Piscobar and Midnight Noodle

Steps from the lobby, you’ll find Piscobar and Midnight Noodle. Piscobar offers colorful and refreshing pisco based cocktails.

You’ll want to spend some time hanging out in the hotel’s courtyard across from the bar — a great spot for an extended afternoon with girlfriends or chilling after a long day out and about. It’s such a sweet party space. In fact you can rent it for private events.

Pisco Bar at the Catahoula Hotel

The courtyard at the Catahoula Hotel in New Orleans

Original details like exposed brick at charm to the Catahoula Hotel

Sweater: Target / Jeans: Banana Republic (similar) / Sneakers: c/o J.Jill / Headband: Old Navy (similar) / Sunglasses: Quay Australia

If you haven’t tried Midnight Noodle, you’re missing out. A hidden gem for sure, this spot serves up some of the best vegan food I’ve ever had. Treat yourself to chef Melvin Stovall’s inventive Thai, Sichuan, and Shanghainese menu. The incredibly flavorful and spicy cuisine will overwhelm your senses in a good way. For me, one of the standout dishes of the entire trip was the Fiery Chinese Eggplant coated in the most delicious spicy chili oil. You won’t forget this dish. Actually, you’ll probably wonder why you’re not eating plant-based meals more often.

Dinner at Midnight Noodle at the Catahoula Hotel New Orleans

6 Reasons You’ll Want to Stay at the Catahoula Hotel New Orleans
  1. Quiet Location: Nestled on a side street in the Central Business District, you’ll enjoy the peace and quiet away from tourists and late-night revelers.
  2. Quirky Decor: Explore all the fun corners around the hotel from the towering installation artwork that reaches the rooftop, to the black and white tiles of Piscobar, as well as the adorable pink Christmas tree in the courtyard. In fact, the Catahoula was labeled one of Vogue Magazine’s Most Instagrammable New Hotels.
  3. Affordable: Book for as little as $99 per night or less if you use a length of stay promotion.
  4. Original Details: The Tulane grads who renovated the hotel kept many of the original details of this 19thcentury townhouse such as the exposed brick walls and original windows.
  5. Pet Friendly: The hotel welcomes pets under 75 pounds for a fee of $75 per stay. If you spend some time in the lobby, the hotel’s pet cat might keep you company.
  6. Rooftop Terrace: Enjoy the cozy lounge, get lost in the upward sky line views, or grab a cocktail on the rooftop terrace.

Disclaimer: I was provided accommodations by the Catahoula Hotel during my stay in New Orleans in exchange for a review. All opinions are my own.

The Cutest Holiday Sweaters You Will Not Be Embarrassed to Be Seen In

December 7, 2018  |  Fashion 5 comments

Oh holiday sweaters, how I love thee! No, not the ugly sweater kind. Although, those are always fun for a night. But the adorable holiday sweaters with endearing embellishments. Give me all the pompoms, wraparound Christmas lights, cuddly winter animals, and sparkles. These sweaters are usually 3D, meaning there’s something puffy or soft that’s totally touchable on them. Why are they so dang cute? Because they’re doing double duty keeping you warm and getting you into the holiday spirit.

This adorable fair isle sweater has got little pompom hats on it that match with the pompom hat I’m wearing. If that doesn’t make you go aww, then you may not have a heart.

Boden Christmas Fair Isle Sweater

Holiday Sweaters for Women

Cute Holiday Sweaters

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If you love holiday sweaters as much as I do, here are some of my favorite ones right now. They’ll keep you festive and cheery throughout the season.

 

And now that you’ve got your holiday sweater ready to go, here’s some great ideas for holiday gifts and holiday dresses you’ll love.

Wish List Wednesdays December 5, 2018

December 5, 2018  |  Wish List Wednesdays 8 comments

Wish List Wednesday December 5, 2018What I want, need and love on my wish list this week …

1 / Halogen Tie Waist Velvet Pants

2 / Tory Burch Kira Leather Envelope Clutch

3 / Gap Mix-Fabric Lace-Up Sneakers

4 / Sister Jane Jewelled Hills Colis Bag

5 / Gap Crazy Stripe Union Suit

6 / Misa Madalina Dress

7 / Pixie Market Plaid Matching Skirt and Sweater Set

See anything you want, need or love for your wish list?

Holiday Party Dresses that Will Get You on the Dance Floor

December 3, 2018  |  Fashion 4 comments

The holiday party season is all about glitz and glamour. Whether you have a company gala or an intimate dinner party, you want to look your best. I’m sharing my favorite holiday party dresses from Boden all styled at the beautiful new Angad Arts Hotel, one of the classiest spots in St. Louis. These dresses will get you in the holiday spirit, and of course, on the dance floor. So put on your dancing shoes, or stylish boots you love, and get ready for a night on the town.

Boden Boxglove Faux Fur Coat

A garden party print, fluttery kimono sleeves, and an adorable bow tied waist add the prettiest details to the flattering midi silhouette of the Emilie Midi dress. I love the adjustable tie waist so there’s more room for later. You can easily stuff your face without worrying about how much you eat.

And of course you won’t want to forget this cozy faux fur jacket. It’s so luxe, you might not want to take it off until the dancing starts.

Boden Emilie Midi Dress

Boden Anthea Midi Heels

Boden Holiday Party Dresses

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Boden Rebecca Satin Maxi Dress

The Rebecca Satin dress is amazing. I didn’t expect it to be as flattering as it was. Satin skirts and dresses are hot right now. Style it with a little extra bling like shimmery shoulder dusting earrings and a slim jewel embellished belt. Alternatively, I’d also pair this dress with animal print accessories  for bold pops of print. You’ll look ravishing in this dress whether you’re headed to an elegant cocktail party or gala.

Holiday Party Dresses

Boden Cordelia Embellished Belt

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Satin Dress

The Angad Arts Hotel

Located in the Grand Center Arts District of St. Louis, Angad Arts Hotel offers a first of its kind hospitality experience. Guests may choose a room based on the emotion of color: red for passion, blue for tranquility, yellow for happiness, or green for rejuvenation.

The hotel boasts one of the most unique lobby experiences in St. Louis. The lobby is located on the 12th floor where guests first step into the Chameleon Lounge.  This room features white and gold touches and is anchored by a giant lamp with an immersive 360-degree video art experience. Off to the left is a purple playroom where you can enjoy your favorite instrument or game. Take the stairs up to the Rainbow Terrace where you can hang in their indoor rooftop lounge or take in sweeping city views on the balcony outside.

And of course the brand new Grand Tavern restaurant by Chef David Burke is now open. Whimsically titled classic American fare like emotional lobster dumplings or a cheesecake lollipop tree will leave you wanting more. I’ll be sharing my dining experience later this month on the blog.

Holiday Party Dresses You’ll Love

If you’re looking for the perfect party dress this holiday season or to wear out to this fancy new hotel, here are some more of my favorites to twirl the night away in.

 

Photographs by Kate Sanders. Visit her at katesandersphoto.com for more information or to book a session.

Shop the Best Black Friday Deals on Boots You’ll Love

November 23, 2018  |  Fashion 7 comments

The biggest sale day of the year is here. While many people are out scoring televisions or doorbusters, I’m all about deeply discounted boots. I’ve listed some of the best Black Friday deals on boots you won’t want to miss at Nordstrom’s Black Friday sale. Some of the priciest boots are usually over the knee boots. If you’re looking for the perfect pair to try or a few dressy ankle boots to boot (no pun intended) you’ve come to the right place. And don’t forget to check out my winter boots guide for style inspiration.

Black Friday Boots Sale

Shop the best Black Friday deals on boots!

1 / Stuart Weitzman Eloise Over the Knee Boot

2 / Blondo Danny Over the Knee Waterproof Boot

3 / Marc Fisher LTD Yuna Over the Knee Boot

4 / Vince Camuto Kochelda Over the Knee Boot

5 / Calvin Klein Revel Stiletto Bootie

6 / Topshop Hoopla Broken Heel Bootie

7 / Blondo Tania Waterproof Bootie

8 / Sole Society Melbourne Over the Knee Boot

9 / Marc Fisher LTD Alinda Over the Knee Boot

10 / Stuart Weitzman Natalia Thigh High Boot

11 / Nordstrom Flora Bootie

12 / Tory Burch Brooke Knee High Boot

13 / Something Navy Nix Bootie

14 / Marc Fisher LTD Ocea Over the Knee Boot

15 / Marc Fisher LTD Rossa Over the Knee Boot

16 / Sam Edelman Kristie Over the Knee Boot

17 / Jeffrey Campbell Coma Stretch Bootie

18 / Louise et Cie Sonya Pointy Toe Bootie

19 / Something Navy Orchid Leather Bootie

Bookmark this guide as your winter boots wish list!

Wish List Wednesdays – The Best Black Friday Deals 2018

November 21, 2018  |  Wish List Wednesdays 3 comments

Wish List Wednesday Black Friday 2018 updatedWhat I want, need and love on my wish list this week …

Cyber Week is almost here! From Thursday, November 22 through Monday, November 26 shoppers will be scoring on the best week of deals all year. Here’s what to expect at some of my favorite places to shop online. Don’t hesitate to add something to your cart if you really love it because items will sell out quickly.

1 / Halogen Velvet Faux Wrap Dress

2 / Topshop Polka Spot Button Blouse

3 / Anthropologie Metallic Polka Dot Jumpsuit

4 / Banana Republic Fuzzy Italian Wool Blend Car Coat

5 / Ann Taylor Camila Sequin Bow Flats

6 / J.Crew Mary Jane Pump in Tartan

7 / Boden Burley Coat

8 / Old Navy Printed Cozy Socks for Adults

9 / Dress The Population Charlie Sequin Jumpsuit

10 / Mango Printed Pleated Dress

11 / Quay French Kiss Cat Eye Sunglasses

See anything you want, need or love for your wish list?

5 Comfortable Boots That Will Complete Your Winter Wardrobe

November 19, 2018  |  Fashion 3 comments

Are you excited for boot season because I am! I recently swapped out my sandals and slides with winter boots. Now my shoe closet is prepared for what’s gearing up to be a very cold winter. Naturalizer gifted me 5 of their hottest winter boots. I love Naturalizer shoes because they’re comfortable from the first step. But these shoes certainly don’t forfeit style for comfort. Here are 5 super stylish winter boots under $200 that will keep you looking fresh for every occasion.

Naturalizer Danica Boots

Naturalizer Boots Danica

Naturalizer Danica

Dress: J.Crew / Headband: Old Navy (similar) / Shoes: c/o Naturalizer / Tights: Banana Republic (similar) / Clutch: Target

The Danica Boot: A Navy bootie is a wardrobe must. This particular shade of navy has a punch to it. So these booties will stand out from the rest of their blue brethren. They’re practical, functional, yet still fun.

How to Style: Pair with patterned tights and a printed dress or skirt for a whimsical look. Or try different shades of all blue to celebrate their beautiful inky hue.

Naturalizer Aster Boots

Winter Boot Guide

Naturalizer Aster Boots

Sweater Coat: c/o STL Mix & Match (similar) / Blouse: c/o Soft Surroundings / Jeggings: Blank NYC (similar) / Shoes: c/o Naturalizer

The Aster BootWhen you’re cold and need to trudge around wintry streets, the Aster boot is what you want. Smooth black leather, a lug sole, and a wraparound buckle round out this classic boot style.

How to Style: This casual, yet sleek boot goes perfectly with jeans or leggings. Mug of hot chocolate optional.

Naturalizer Harlowe Boots

Naturalizer Winter Boot Guide

Naturalizer Harlowe Boots

Blazer: LOFT / Dress & Belt: Pinkyotto / Bag: Botkier / Boots: c/o Naturalizer

The Harlowe Boot: Every woman needs a tall black suede boot. When you want to wear a dress, but it’s too cold to wear heels, the Harlowe boot will keep you warm and chic.

How to Style: Wear with black tights and a killer dress for a sleek silhouette.

Naturalizer Blair Boots

Brown Ankle Boots

Naturalizer Blair Boots

Sweater: Banana Republic (similar) / Pants: H&M / Boots: c/o Naturalizer

The Blair BootA brown ankle boot is a classic wardrobe staple. These boots instantly elevate any look whether you wear them with jeans, slacks, or a skirt.

How to Style: While brown ankle boots look fabulous with jeans, try pairing them with any pants or skirts with warm tones for maximum autumn/winter vibes.

Naturalizer Hollace Boots

White Ankle Boots

Naturalizer Hollace Boots

Sweater: H&M / Skirt: c/o STL Mix & Match (similar) / Boots: c/o Naturalizer / Headband: H&M (similar) / Clutch: Target

The Hollace Boot: A slouchy white ankle bootie is one of the coolest winter boots to wear right now. I love the way a pop of white transforms a look. This particular bootie has a bit of a playful 80s vibe.

How to Style: Complement your midi skirt with these bold white booties. These Hollace booties will instantly make your look stand out.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this winter boots guide. I’m set this season with the perfect winter boots for every winter occasion. And I can’t recommend them enough for comfortable, affordable shoe style. Which of these winter boots is your favorite?