Now that the holidays are officially here…can you think of a better holiday gift (for yourself, naturally), than a gorgeous pair of drool-worthy boots? (What’s that? World Peace you say? OKFINE, YOU WIN.)
But with the exception of world peace and curing cancer and discovering that unicorns are real…..boots. Boots are a good one.
Another solid choice? BAGS. Something wildly fabulous (and, if you choose carefully, wonderfully practical). So yeah….boots. And bags.
So when your husband/life partner/significant other asks what you would like for the holidays, something that represents a small (snort) token of their appreciation, let’s just keep it simple: boots or bags.
Keep reading to see my wish list of boots and bags. The ones that keep me up at night, the ones that *may* have made me pant – out loud – the ones that I’d be over-the-moon-excited to unwrap this holiday season.
sweater: Equipment Cashmere Turtleneck (xs for reference)
coat: Theory Wool & Cashmere Open Front Topper (xs for reference)
jeans: AG legging jeans
My Favorite Bags
Here’s the thing: I’m not really into ‘it’ bags. So you won’t find, in this list, anything over $1000 (and most are under $500). But I do like a really fabulous bag. I have the most success with brands like Rebecca Minkoff and See by Chloe (who is on fire right now).
If I had to narrow things down to one single style of boot – the style that is the most exciting to receive (yet still wildly practical)….it’s the over-the-knee boot.
Confession: I own many pairs of over-the-knee boots. There’s the pair I bought on super sale in an unusual color, the pair I treated myself to for my 40th birthday (it was more like a battle cry at that point, let’s be real) and then…..the newest pair that, in hindsight, I should’ve bought to begin with.
So after a few years of wearing the OTK boot trend….my top choice, my most-worn pair is black suede, in a walkable heel. Suede because it looks good with faux-leather pants and leggings….and walkable heel because I’m rarely in heels these days.
And hey! You may not realize this, but Nordstrom….price matches. So if you come across a killer Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale….give Nordstrom a call (if they haven’t priced matched it already).
A huge thank-you to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post! Your selection of bags and boots is just awe-inspiring….the husbands/significant others/partners really have no excuses. And readers, thank you for your continued support! It doesn’t go unnoticed and is so very much appreciated! Happy holidays!