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Now that it’s almost November, if you’re like me, you are starting to think about Christmas and what you are going to get for your loved ones this year! Lord + Taylor is a great destination for gifts for your entire family, and I scoured the site to find some great gift ideas for everybody (that I’m featuring at the bottom of today’s post).
However, as often happens, when searching for gifts for others…I found a gift that I needed for myself. And since I needed this particular item soon (for an upcoming trip), I went ahead and gifted it to myself. #merrychristmastome #inoctober
But that’s how you know something is a really great gift, right? When you want it for yourself! Haha!
Are you familiar with Sorel boots? I have admired their boots for years, but I’d never taken the plunge…UNTIL NOW that is! When Lord + Taylor reached out to partner together for October, I considered several different themes, but I landed quickly on Sorel boots!
I have a girl’s trip to Boston next week, so it was the perfect time for me to order some boots and give them a whirl. When searching for the right pair for this trip, comfort was at the top of my list (we are going to be doing lots of walking), and I wanted to make sure I had some waterproof footwear as well since there is a possibility of rain in the forecast. There’s nothing worse than wet feet. Yep, it was the right time for me to order some Sorels for myself!
Lord + Taylor actually has a great selection of Sorels for the entire family, and here’s what I learned when trying to settle on a pair of boots…
Sorel is a brand dedicated to both functionality and fashion, which I’m totally on board with. I of course always want to be as cute as I can be, but I am never willing to sacrifice comfort, especially when talking footwear. I don’t believe in that whole “beauty is pain” thing. Nope, not me. I’d much rather sacrifice the cuteness factor to have feet that are comfy, happy, and dry…but with Sorel, I can have it all!
A little behind the scenes here, I actually ordered 4 pairs of boots because I’m a girl who likes options. All 4 are functional, and all 4 are fashionable. #highfiveSorel
I’m featuring two pairs today in two different styled outfits. Can you guess which ones I got?
Starting at 12:00 and going clockwise:
OUTFIT #1 w/ CAMEL WATERPROOF SUEDE BOOTIES
This outfit is one of my favorite outfits I’ve highlighted in a long time. And great news, although the footwear is excluded, the code HARVEST will get you 20% OFF of most of the clothes and accessories in today’s post!
And it’s all because of this absolutely darling poncho. I adore the plaid, the colors, and the oversized (but not at all tight) turtleneck. And I really love the fact that it’s different than anything else I have in my closet.
I know several women in my life who would like this poncho as a gift! And remember, you can get 20% OFF with the code HARVEST!
This poncho definitely needs something under it (the arm holes are a bit oversized), and I’m wearing a cami here because it was still a warm day.
However, if cooler, it would also look great with a long-sleeved tee under it. You could go with basic white, a taupe, a rust, an olive green, the sky is really the limit!
This two-toned bracelet is a great basic that goes with everything, and I love that the metals are already mixed for you.
Let’s talk booties!
I am in love with the beautiful camel color of these booties. The cut outs look great and are flattering to the ankle, and the black accents offer a really nice contrast and design element. If you want a pair of flat booties that look good, feel great, and are functional….these could be your booties! And even though they are suede, they are 100% waterproof.
True to size for me, but I would suggest sizing up a 1/2 if between sizes.
Once the boots are on, they are super comfy and feel like they were made for my feet, but I did have a bit of trouble getting them on. I’m hoping that gets easier with time.
This outfit flat out made me happy.
I felt totally put together, but I was incredibly comfy from head to toe.
Get The Look For Yourself Here:
OUTFIT #2 w/ BLACK WEDGE ZIP WATERPROOF BOOTIES
These wedge booties were the ones that immediately caught my attention out of all 4 that I ordered, and I styled a really simple outfit around them.
Let’s start with the sweater. It has a roll neck, drop shoulder, and a super relaxed fit. It’s warm, cozy, and oh so soft. I fell in love with this heathered red, but it also comes in an ice blue and classic black. For size reference, I’m wearing a small.
Next up, the bracelet!
The cuff is very light and comfortable. It comes in several colors, and I’m wearing the beige.
This bracelet is a great inexpensive way to ease in to incorporating the snake skin trend into your wardrobe. It would also make a fantastic stocking stuffer! And again, 20% OFF of the $18 price tag with the code HARVEST.
I got these jeans back in March, I loved them then, and I love them now! They are very similar to another brand I love, and I’ve since found out that they are owned by the same company.
This particular pair of jeans features “Ab”solution technology, just like my other beloved pairs. The technology incorporates smooth and super stretch denim, slimming panels to mold and hold, a hidden inner waist band for a no-gap waist, and mesh panels for tummy control. They also have strategically placed pockets designed to enhance your shape. I’m wearing my regular size 4s, although I would suggest sizing down if between sizes.
They are already very affordable at $78, but 20% OFF the already low price would make them a total steal at $62.40!
I mean, jeans that work hard to help me look my best? Sign me right on up.
The waist of the jeans is incredibly comfortable and stretchy. And they stay put! No tugging on them throughout the day!
Now let’s talk about the boots.
They are the star of this show, after all!
These boots are fully waterproof, have an elastic insert on the inside and asymmetrical zip closure on the outside. They are easy to get off and on, and they have a removable padded insole. I love the wedge heel and the chunky textured sole. They give me some height, elongate my legs, and are still incredibly comfortable. True to size for me, but after reading reviews online, it seems like if you are between sizes that you should go up a 1/2 size.
In addition to the functionality, let’s talk about the fashion. Because they look GREAT.
They somehow manage to be sporty, yet chic.
Get The Look For Yourself Here:
And as promised, here are some other gift ideas! As you’ll see, Lord + Taylor can be a 1 stop shop for many of the people you shop for! Click HERE for their GIFT section and HERE for what they’ve declared MUST HAVES!
For the ladies in your life:
For the men in your life:
And did you know that Lord + Taylor has some amazing toys for kiddos?
A huge thank you to Lord + Taylor and ShopStyle for sponsoring this post, for having a great selection of Sorels, for providing us with some great gifts, and for hosting a sale on so many Fall favorites. If you are new to Lord + Taylor and not very familiar with the brand, you should definitely take a look around today. You can find home items HERE, and if you want to get familiar with the brands they carry, click HERE for a list.
Have a great Tuesday, ladies! See you back here tomorrow!