OOTD: Give Summer the Boot

First, I just want to say that my thoughts and prayers are very much with everyone on the East Coast who are dealing with the impact of Sandy. It makes the calm weather here in Georgia seem bittersweet. Still, I have to say that I really am starting to enjoy the nip in the air and the colorful leaves all over the ground, particularly after a really windy week. I find myself to be more in the mood for boots. Specifically, these Timberland EarthKeepers Apley Chelsea boots.

They are immensely comfortable and stylish, and the hard-edged look made me want to try something I hadn’t before: a menswear-inspired look with a feminine touch.

I paired the boots with a men’s button down shirt I thrifted a few weeks ago. Of course, men’s shirts tend to be straight in the hip area, and — ahem — I have hips. So I left the bottom few buttons open and added a skinny gold belt.

My daughter wanted to get in on the action, so here she is:

Don’t worry. She put on her coat about 2 seconds after I took this picture 🙂

I wore this outfit to spend a day really chilly with my family running errands and walking in the mall, and I was really impressed with the boots.

I was on my feet for at least 5 hours. At first, the boots rubbed slightly on the front of my ankle, but I just adjusted the strap and was fine for the rest of the day. In fact, I was comfortable, and my feet were warm.

The verdict? I’ll be wearing them a LOT more often. And here’s one last outtake when my hubby caught me walking away and making faces:


Shirt: Thrifted | Jeans: Target | Skinny Belt: ASOS Curve | Earthkeepers Apley Chelsea Boots: Courtesy of Timberland | Necklace: Thrifted | Earrings: Forever 21 | Flower Ring: Amrita Singh  |  Lioness Ring: Street fair vendor (aff)

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By jennae

Hi! I'm Jennae Petersen and I'm the eco diva who had the bright idea to share my journey toward green living with the blogosphere. Some of you may know me as the founder of Green Your Decor, my blog about eco-friendly home decor, as a Walmart Mom, from Twitter or from my organic cotton t-shirt line Differently Clothing. Stick around for a while!


  1. these are my favorite pictures of you yet! i love the white siding background with your bright pink pop. you are wearing that shirt in the very best way – love the gold accents and skinny jeans with the boots.

    i just love fall, and am so glad you are getting some of it there in georgia!

    thanks for joining me j!

  2. How cute is your daughter? And LOL at her putting on the coat.

    Diggin’ those boots. And I never would have thought to try a men’s button down. Very chic.

    1. Thanks Daenel! I saw a bunch of men’s shirts I wanted to grab last time I went thrifting, but I was a good girl and only bought one. Now I want to go back and get a bunch more 🙂

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