ankle booties

Looking for a little country western flair or bohemian style addition to your wardrobe?

From jean shorts to breezy dresses in lace or patterns, you can add some cowboy boots or layer a few necklaces and you're ready for multiple music festivals this summer... or just going out with friends. I styled these looks for the famous country music festival - Stagecoach - that happens in California the weekend after Coachella, but you can work these outfits all summer long.


Floral Maxi Dress by Free People

Jean Jacket by RL Denim & Supply

Boots by RL Denim & Supply

Dress by Free People

Jewelry by Macy's

Boots by RL Denim & Supply

Camouflage Jacket by RL Denim & Supply

Crochet Top by RL Denim & Supply

Jewelry from Macy's

Jean Shorts by Free People

Lace Top by Free People

Jeans by RL Denim & Supply

Sandals by RL Denim & Supply

Lace Dress by Free People

Jewelry from Macy's

Cowboy Boots by Rampage

Shirt by RL Denim & Supply

Shorts by Free People

Boots by RL Denim & Supply


Denim Jacket by RL Denim & Supply

Dress by Zooey Dechanel for Tommy Hilfiger

The gifts you want to get this year! We've got gifts to get and gifts to give for fashionistas, accessory obsessed girlfriends, those who love to entertain and the Instagram fiends in all of us. You'll want to add these to your gift list.

Dress to Impress

This animal print party dress is THE dress to be seen in and leave jaws dropping in your wake. While this DVF black dress is the perfect dress when you host a party at home or just want to pull-off effortless style.


Zimmermann Honour Cats Eye Dress, $486.50 Shopbop

Diane von Furstenberg Beonica Jersey Dolman Dress, $285 Saks Fifth Avenue

A Gift that Skirts the Issue

Metallic or paint splatter, these skirts are not your everyday a-line.


Collection gilded paisley skirt, $158 J. Crew

Tibi Silk Gazaar Skirt, $650 Bloomingdale's

Fierce Fashionista Gifts

Whether you choose to splurge or nab a deal, both bags are stylish.


3.1 Phillip Lim Black Leather And Dark Camo 31 Hour Bag, $636 SSense

Danielle Nicole Alexa Mini Crossbody, $78 Piperlime

Steppin' Out

Whether in skinny jeans or a drop-dead gorgeous dress, these shoes kick up your look.


Acne's Pistol Pony Hair Boots, $562 Matches Fashion

ALEXANDER WANG 'Edie' pump, $330 FarFetch

Clutching It

Kind of obsessed with Clare Vivier bags right now.


Clare Vivier Leopard Flat Clutch Supreme, $195 Piperlime

Clare Vivier Black/White Foldover Clutch, $210 Piperlime

Jewelry Never Fails

Jewelry is always a good thing.


Blue Marble Links Necklace, $25 JewelIQ and Kenneth Jay Lane Jewelled Earrings, $84 ASOS



Alexis Bittar 'Miss Havisham' Crystal Encrusted Spear Pendant Necklace, $125 Nordstrom

Kendra Scott 'Megan' Oval Stone & Fringe Chain Necklace Clear Crystal/Gold, $130 Nordstrom


Crystal Venus flytrap earrings, $62 J. Crew

Alexis Bittar 'Miss Havisham - Pavo' Bracelet Gunmetal/Black, $245 Nordstrom

Cover Up Gifts

Every girl needs one: the quintessential menswear classic field coat tailored for a girl's shape is ideal for day-to-day activities to the timeless peacoat that will last in your wardrobe for years.


Downtown Field Jacket, $128 J. Crew  and Majesty Peacoat, $298 J. Crew

Entertaining Gifts

From pouring the bubbly or shaking up a cocktail to baking a batch of blueberry muffins or serving up a cup of coffee whenever you stop by. There are all kind of entertainers and for each there is the perfect gift.


Champagne Bubbles Set of 4 Glasses, $58 Anthropologie

Filomena Baking Collection, $16 Anthropologie




Threshold Cocktail Shaker - Brass Fox, $12.99 Target

Bodum Gold- EILEEN 8-Cup French Press Coffee Maker, $59.95 Zappos


Colored Agate Coasters, $60 A+R and for my new favorite drink, Moscow Mule Mug, $18 Anthropologie


Chalkboard Table Runner, $46 Anthropologie

Fondant Marble Cake Stand, $128 Anthropologie

Capture That Moment

This genius lens is on all our gift wish lists! And who doesn't have a fondness for Polaroid?!

Sony QX10 or QX100 Smart Lens for your iPhone, $250 or $500, Photojojo

I am one of those crazy iPhone photo people. I don't even take my large professional camera when traveling, because I can capture moments in a flash with my iPhone, especially since it's always on me. I have been dying for this Sony lens since it came out a few months ago - perfect marriage of iPhone convenience with DSLR quality. Must Must have!!

Christina Wright from Simply Modern Weddings Blog

Polaroid 300 Instant Camera. Available in Purple, Blue and Red $69.99 Target

This holiday season I really want capture special moments with family and friends. Taking photos with my phone is great to be able to instantly share with my social networks but there's something special about watching that moment develop before your eyes and land in your hand. I was so happy to see Polaroid has made a comeback with it's instant cameras. Pour the eggnog, slip on your ugly Christmas sweater and smile! 
Christina Moffitino from StreetSwag

Dolce Vita Booties - Yazmin High Heel, $259 Bloomingdale's

I used to think the words to that classic Mariah Carey carol were "All I want for Christmas is Booooots!" That's a holiday message I can relate to! I want them all: above the knee, below the knee, lace up, zip up, and booties. These Dolce Vita booties are the splurge on my list. I love the chains and buckles, and the heel is a perfect high for comfort and style. I bet if Mariah tried these on, she'd change her tune.

Lauren from Endless Amusement



A few of the latest unique shoes and bags from Sole Society

They started with shoes, expanded to bags and now have inexpensive fashion jewelry as well. It's a one stop shop for accessories almost always under $100.


Sonita Bow Tie Heels, $69.95 Sole Society and Lisette Cross-Body Bag, $99.99 Sole Society

These shoes demand attention and the heel height works for dresses, skirts or with your ankle skimming pants. I adore the bag for it's feminine appeal and that I can carry it by the handle or wear it cross-body which is perfect at cocktail parties when you plan to carry a drink and try the finger foods.  It's also the ideal bag for vacations since we don't carry as much with us during the day or night when on holiday.



Jillian Lace Up Bootie, $79.95 Sole Society and Cassidy Medium Weekender, $69.95 Sole Society

This shoe answers your question when you're debating between pulling on boots or wearing heels. The bag is perfect for plane rides. It's faux leather so you won't care about scuff marks and it holds an iPad, books, magazines and other essentials. In fact, it holds so much you'll be tempted to fill it up and sway to one side while carrying it.

These boots are made for stepping out in style! Check out our top picks for Fall boot trends. Snag your pair before they run out of your size.



Ankle Boot with Metal Toe, Zara $159          Kate Spade Bridgette, Zappos $328

Whether worn with a skirt, skinny jeans or just peeking out from under long hemmed pants, ankle boots are a trend that is here to stay.



     Pauline Motorcycle Boot, Sole Society $70     Tarney Stud Lace-up Boot, Steve Madden $150

Weathered, worn and comfortable for a midcalf that we turn to time after time for casual appeal.



DV by Dolce Vita, PiperLime  $180           Flat Crocodile Boot, Zara $230

When pulling over skinny jeans or wearing to work with a skirt, these "riding" style options allow us to stand or walk all day without heel pain.

Heeled Boots


              Park, Stuart Weitzman $595                   Crystal, Diane von Furstenberg  $330

Of course, we all need a sassy, sexy pair of knee high, heeled boots.




Color Block Bootie, Shop Bop $300             Nola Slouch, Cole Haan $428

When you have just about every boot choice in your closet, a little color is usually next on the list of must haves.

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