breaking out

jacket: Gap Outlet (similar) // sweater: Zara (similar) // jeans: Gap // boots: Chinese Laundry // bag: Forever 21

Welp, I'm officially breaking out the boots for the season. I tried to wait as long as I could, but with the constant rain in Austin this week, I gave into my favorite collection of shoes. Besides, October is for boot wearin'! Can't stop me now!

Even though my new job is in the same building and same room as my last job, I've been trying to dress up a little bit more than I did before, just because they're paying me more to be there and I might have to talk to important people or something. I realize this look is still pretty casual, but my workplace is real casual. 

I've been adjusting to my new schedule too, which is harder than I thought. I work from 11 am until 7 pm, so taking outfit photos is that. much. harder. Going in the morning is tough because all the places I usually go at night have cars and people around them, and when I get out of work, the sun has already gone down. My solution for this outfit was to use my lunch break and go to the back of the parking lot for photos. Not too shabby!


  1. make it work :) love your boots...i wish you were in mpls so we could have coffee.

  2. I love these pictures! :)
    I wanted to wear my boots to school today, but my kinesiology class forced me to wear workout clothes instead. Although, I did look like a goob most of the morning in my rain boots and running capris. Where is all this rain coming from?! My back yard is literally a swamp and our fence almost fell over from all the crazy wind!

  3. Those are either the exact boots I had the last two years, or a slightly different model from Chinese Laundry. I loved mine, though I think they look better on you. Mine held up with regular wear for two years, so I was pretty happy with them. Also, kudos to you for taking pictures on your lunch break! I don't know how many times I've thought about taking outfit photos but was too lazy or didn't have time or it rained suddenly or whatever. Jeez, I'm the worst.


  4. I really wish I were brace enough to take selfie ourfit photos in public. I work in a "downtown" area so there are so many cool old buildings and colored brick walls and such, but I just can't do it! I'm so glad you're brave though! I'm also so glad you decided to finally break out your boots! I haven't worn mine yet, just my booties, but I CANNOT waittttt. Anddd hello, I love that jacket every time you wear it :)

    <3 danielle

  5. Such cute boots! I don't know why I haven't pulled mine out yet, I've go to get on that! I hope your new position is going well so far! :)

  6. I seriously need to get my hands on a utility jacket like that! Super cute outfit.

  7. Hooray for boots weather! I LOVE this jacket, especially with the stripes!

  8. Those boots are fantastic! I love the pointed toe and the color is just so gorgeous! How do you take your selfie pictures? Do you have a remote or just keep hitting the self-timer over and over?

    Exploring My Style

  9. You are very creative when it comes to finding a good spot to take outfit photos! I like your striped top!

  10. LOVE this outfit! Those boots look amazing on you!

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