Homeward Bound

This past weekend I headed home to the brutal winters of MN. Crazy how things have changed in the past 4 years that I’ve lived in NY yet home still feels the same way it used to.. almost like it’s been trapped in 2016 since I left.

dior and lugz winter boots
dior and lugz winter boots

Lugz Winter Boots // Dior Street Chic Purse // Brandy Melville White Sweatpants // Brandy Melville White Zip-Up Hoodie // Cream Quarter Zip Turtleneck (vintage Ralph Lauren)

For instance, winter is just as cold and dry as ever, the Christmas decor is the same as it’s been since I was a kid (nostalgic in a way because so many of the decorations were made in daycare), even topics of debate and speculation are all the same… Really the only thing that’s changed is Lexi has a little more white fur to her face, but she’s still as chipper a pup as ever (thankfully).

dior and lugz winter boots

One major change for me this year, however, is owning and wearing my own pair of winter boots c/o Lugz. Ironic considering I grew up in one of the coldest states in the US and had never prior owned a pair, I usually just wore my favorite sneakers into the ground. But not this year! This year I might actually not have to deal with 1st-degree frostbite, hooray! Thanks, Lugz!

dior and lugz winter boots

So far, I’ve been wearing them to walk Lexi and honestly they have some impressive grip. It’s weird to walk outside and not have to brace myself for a fall or do the delicate eggshell walk to avoid it. I can simply stride along without a worry. They’re also incredibly warm, I wore them without socks the other day (I don’t know why I just didn’t feel like rummaging through my luggage to find the spare pair I packed) and I still stayed warm.

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Now for the fun copy points!:
All Lugz can be purchased at DSW. I’m wearing the “Empire Hi” boot in Pink. The shoes are lace-up and feature a water-resistant finish and a slip-resistant rubber sole (hence why I wasn’t falling all over the place). Oh, and they’re superrr comfortable because they have a memory foam insole?! How sick is that?

Anyway, hoping these boots quite literally carry me through this holiday weekend and through the mayhem that will be flying back to NY next week. Ta-ta!

This is a sponsored post in partnership with Lugz and the InfluenceHer Collective. All words and opinions are my own.

WEEKEND LINKS: LET’S SHOP SALES!

Happy Friday, everyone!
Since Fall is quickly approaching, a lot of stores are beginning to empty their racks on summer pieces and even start sales on Fall 2014 items for us early birds getting ready! And since the dreaded days of being a student are still with me, I know that preparing early is a lot better than scrambling at the last second in stores that are usually sold out of my size in everything (funny how that works?). Shop some of my favorite sales and sale finds below:
The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is coming to an end in a few days (Monday, Aug 4th), and I can’t get this jacket or these faux leather pants out of my mind (shop some more of my favorites here)
Even though it’s the middle of July, it doesn’t stop me from fantasizing about how I plan to wear this fur jacket everywhere. I can’t help it, when you can get an extra 40% off of it’s clearance price with code WEEKEND, how could you? 
The GAP sale is killing me with classic pieces at steal prices, did you see my insta post? They have everything your heart could ever desire, I mean just look at these sneakers – $20! The same Sam Edelman ones retail for $110!
Buying my first pair of boyfriend jeans was bound to happen, and boy do I want this pair to be them (get an extra 40% of with code TREAT)


Happy Shopping!
xoxo