boots and cats

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Layering plaid has been my winter go-to when it comes to print on print action. Its something, to me, that is so over complicated that it's almost simple. Does that make sense? I hope not.

I actually was inspired by a Gap ad when had to replicate the look. Good thing I had the pieces handy thanks to sample sales in New Jersey. To give this look a feminine spin, I added a good costume piece. What's better than a statement necklace? I'll answer that for you - not much.

I finally gave in and rewarded myself with a much needed new lens. It was something I should have done a long time ago, for myself and my blog, but better late than never! In case you want to know, I use a Canon Rebel XS (pretty much your entry level DLSR) and instead of the stock lens, I now use a 55mm 1.8 lens. It makes a world of a difference and is so cheap for a lens! I definitely recommend it if you're looking to take a step past your stock lens.

Now, the best part of this look may come as a surprise to you: the boots! 

Have you heard of Caterpillar? I'm talking the brand that you usually see at a truck stop or on a tractor. Yes, those guys. They actually have a KILLER shoe line that I can't get enough of. A few months ago I was invited to take a look at their SS '13 line and could seriously see myself in every pair. I chose something different for a boot - a navy blue! The boots are incredibly high quality and are constructed with beautiful genuine leather.

Check out the Cat Footwear shoe collections here

Jacket & Shirt: The Children's Place
Pants & Necklace: Forever21
Bag: Louis Vuitton
Boots: Caterpillar

Also, this video is fitting, thus the name of this post:

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