What a weekend! Fall was in the air, I met up with multiple friends, tackled to-do lists, and ate and drank to my heart’s content.
Our friends (expecting a baby in Jan!) offered to make us dinner on Friday night at our place — who are we to say no? It was one of those last minute things that worked out really nicely.
Saturday was spent prepping for our friends (and baby) to come over for “linner” (since the babies go to sleep between 7 and 8). The Fall-inspired menu included:
- Roasted beets on top of a honey-chevre covered crostini
- Add’l cheese: jarlsberg and wasabi gouda (not as spicy as I would have liked)
- Pumpkin salsa soup (turned out super spicy)
- Pear arugula salad with red onions, toasted slivered almonds, and more chevre
- Homemade applecrisp and vanilla bean ice cream
Err, and a few bottles of wine.
And moving on to the main point of this post: shoes. Well boots, anyway.
A few weeks ago, my bestie let me know that Endless.com was having a 20% (add’l) off all boots sale. So I had to look. Just to see what was out there. Well, I found these Frye boots. I loved the gathered sleeve-like leather at the top.
And paired with a cute dog and a great Fall purse:
I wouldn’t want to pay full price for these, but luckily at the time, they were on sale for $275ish and then with the additional 20% off, they came to only $222. Not bad, not bad. I went with the Dark Brown because that is the one color seriously lacking in my boot collection. And come to find out, my BIL’s fiancee bought the same pair, only in Cognac.
Note, these are my normal size 7.5 and I have plenty of room for some thick socks. I might have been able to go with a size 7, but figured it was better to have some room than be too tight given the pitch of the heel.
Since it was about 75 deg out, I didn’t end up wearing the boots with the outfit, but now I’m really itching to wear them. Perhaps I should just turn on the air conditioning and wear them around the house?