Citrus cocktails are my hands down favorite. A splash of lime, a hint of grapefruit and dash of orange, and I’m there. But citrus cocktails are usually featured in the summer and then quickly replaced after the equinox. This Winter Grapefruit Cocktail from HonestlyYum (photo is theirs) combines rum and Aperol with my favorite citrus flavor, ruby red grapefruit, for a cocktail that is both citrusy and chilly-weather appropriate.
I don’t know about you, but now that it’s fall, I am ready to wear boots. I was incredibly excited to see that Victoria’s Secret would be carrying my favorite Ciao Bella boots. Just one problem, while the brand has kept the cushiony rubber sole for comfort, they replaced the leather with cheap polyurethane. Sacrilege.
This is a slight I won’t soon forget, Victoria’s Secret. Consider yourselves on notice. Luckily, Bluefly still has the Renee boot in real leather for $103.
But a woman cannot live on Ciao Bella basic boots alone. It is boot season, and I need options.
I’ve never owned a pair of high heel casual boots before, so I’ve been thinking about buying a pair to wear with sweater dresses and the like. I love the Kate Spade boots above, but that’s more money than I am looking to spend on a part-time shoe. I found these chic Halogen Brianna Boots for significantly less, but I think I’ll keep searching for something in the $125 price range.
In addition to the heeled boots, I’ve been looking for something with some adornment. But finding a boot that has buckles and metal work, but doesn’t look totally tacky takes work. This Aldo Miola boot caught my eye, as did this Cole Haan pair that come in a really cool color called Gull Grey.
Another trend I’ve noticed is tall boots that convert in short boots due to a removable shaft. The Coach Leona boot and these riding-style rainboots from Melissa both do double duty as an ankle boot and a knee-high.
Need a boot under-$100? These Unisa Toshio boots have a stylish strap detail that makes them look more expensive than they are. I also like these Corso Como wedge boots found on Amazon and these gray Naturalizer Larissa boots with a stacked heel.