Blue Tortuga

Free People Tortuga Boots (c/o), DYLANLEX necklace, ZARA top (M), AG JEANS (26), MANSUR GAVRIEL mini bucket bag

Ankle boots are a tricky thing for me. They're a relatively new adventure in my closet because I rarely even look to them when I'm getting ready in the morning. But this past week was more exciting and inspired because I've teamed up with Free People to showcase how I would style a pair from their newest fall collection of boots. I took a little bit of a risk here choosing the navy blue ankle boot instead of my usual black shoe, and I have to say I couldn't be happier with that decision. It turns out styling a dark, rich colored boot is the same as styling as a neutral black or brown boot. Since the design of the Tortuga boots are rooted in vintage moto style, the wrap-around leather buckles and matted dark hardware are masculine touches that bring a familiar tomboy aspect to my outfits. I'm actually surprised how easily they worked into what I already wear, despite the monochrome nature of most of my closet, which makes me wonder what else I could infuse a little bit of unexpected color to. 

Kathleen Whitaker / DYLANLEX

If you still doubt Kathleen Whitaker, then friend, I feel bad for you. Her jewelry is the epitome of "everyday luxury pieces." Why? Because her pieces go with everything in your closet, and you find yourself wearing them every day of your life and think each time, "goodness, these are lovely."

Put another way, you get your money's worth when it comes her pieces. Same goes for DYLANLEX. Trust me, there is no "try out" phase these. You basically open the jewelry pouch upon arrival and immediately decide, "Yes. These are keepers."