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.

dior

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.

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Forever 21 Green Beanie // Sam Edelman Black Leather Buckle Booties // Madewell Distressed Black Jeans // Forever 21 Quilted Crossbody Purse // White Turtleneck (sold out, similar white turtleneck) // Aeropostale Faux Fur Jacket (old, similar faux fur jacket) // Forever 21 Black Aviator Sunglasses // Bare Minerals ‘MOXIE’ Lip Gloss

I contemplated naming this post Green Bean, but I thought it might have been a bit of a stretch, not to mention completely irrelevant (although I do like green beans). Another thing that’s a bit of a stretch for me? Wearing “edgier” outfits like this one. But strangely enough I like it, and not solely because this one was really comfortable. I like the way the textures worked here the most; the loose knitting of the hat and sweater juxtaposed against the faux fur’s brushed up texture and denim’s tightly knit cords. And there is just something about leather that gets me; I can’t tell you what it is but when I put these buckled booties on I instantly feel cooler in a nonchalant “I’m a refined rebel” kind of way, if that makes any sense whatsoever.

It’s kind of fun playing with your wardrobe and wearing something you don’t usually see yourself in; it almost seems like playing a new character if you will. I think Marilyn said it best at “give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world” because sometimes we need to try out something new in order to give ourselves the excuse to get in touch with another side of ourselves and view things in a different light. Sometimes I’m a bit rebellious and edgy, more often refined and feminine, but sometimes I can be a bit sassy, and I must admit that it can be a little fun.

Hope you all have a great rest of your day and thanks for stopping by! x