Burgundy And Combat Boots: Making Those Boots Girly

Burgundy jeans and tan accents

Combat boots were one of those items that I desperately wanted but didn’t know if I could quite pull off. I bought them last fall and wore them here with a frilly dress and here with a comfy aztec cardigan (Love the sweater, but with the boots it was not my favorite outfit. Felt totally off to me for some reason.) I am not a tom boy. I like pink and lace, frilly things are my best friend, and I think that bright lipstick goes perfectly with anything. That’s just my style. Well, I have a secret for all of you girly girls who don’t think combat boots are for you: they are!  I  just love them when they are “girled up” like in the first outfit. The feminine parts of the outfit downplay the edginess of the boots and gives you a really nice mix. Not to mention, those stud on the boots I have, so girly:)

Long curly brown hairstyle Tan knit vest with burgundy denim and combat boots Making combat boots look girly Burgundy Denim with a Tan knit vest Burgundy pants and brown combat studded boots Studded Brown Combat BootsGet The Look:

H&M Denim  //  Lulu’s Combat Boots  //  Delia’s Vest  //  Target Long Sleeved Top  //  Nordstrom Rack Handbag  //  Charming Charlie Necklace  //  Aldo Sunglasses

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So, what do you think? Will you be trying out combat boots this year? Any suggestions on how I could wear them next?

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On Those Who Don’t Matter

I came out to all of my in real life friends and family that I had a blog pretty early on in the whole blogging process. I started my blog in April 2013 and I immediately told my sister, my mom, and my best friends. Obviously my husband the web developer who helped me put the whole thing together already knew, and Sophers has been a  regular on All That Glitters for about a year now so it’s safe to say she knows Momma is a blogger;-) Those people were EASY to tell. They are my support system, they are there for me. All of the important people in my life knew…that was the easy part. I didn’t start posting anything about my blog on my personal Facebook until last August or so, because let’s be honest, I was scared. What was I scared of? Being judged, people talking, let’s just say I was scared of a whole bunch of people thinking I was really dumb.

I have over 1000 Facebook friends, but I could probably only list a couple hundred off the top of my head, maybe even just a hundred or so if we are being brutally honest. Now, do I ACTUALLY care what those 800 people that I can’t list actually think? Not in any way shape or form. To be honest, I should probably go weed through my friends on Facebook, but I’ll say what everyone is thinking: I like to stalk, so they’re staying:) Now, if you take away those 800 people, that leaves me with 200 or so that I actually KNOW. I don’t know why, but those 200 people, yeah…those are the people I was afraid of. It’s unfortunate that I feel this way, but I went to school with most of these people, I KNOW them and I know that they talk. They talk about their friends, they talk about their families, so of course they would talk about their acquaintances that used to be friends right? Maybe not, maybe I’m just giving myself too much credit here in thinking that ANYONE is talking about me, lol, but that was one of my fears in letting those 200 people know about my blog.

You see, I have found over the last 5 years, since graduating from college, that the people I used to be relatively close with are the ones that are the most judgmental and least supportive. Now, that’s not to say that there aren’t some really great people who have sent me messages, comments, liked Facebook pages and posts, etc. and for those people *you know who you are*, thank you. Thank you so much for being a supportive, wonderful person even if we were never that close. I have friends that were there for 4 years in college and then because of our differing opinions now no longer keep in contact with me. These people were once a HUGE part of my everyday life and not one of them has made any sort of hint that they know about this huge part of my life.

I guess part of the point of this long rambling post, is that you find out who your friends are when you grow up. The ones that actually matter and care will stay and the ones that don’t move on and that’s okay. Another big thing, and probably the most important one, is that we all need to be a lot less concerned about what other people think. I know, it’s really hard, but if we would all try to be a little bit more comfortable in our skin and care less about what others though, our lives would be so much happier! Always remember, “Those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.” I have learned so much during this blogging process, but one of the biggest things is not to be afraid of what people think. Always remember, "Those who matter don't mind, and those who mind, don't matter."

Now, onto something a little bit lighter: that announcement I promised you yesterday! I have been asked to be the fashion contributor for Jennifer’s blog over at Busy Being Jennifer and I am so excited, because today is my first post! Woo hoo! So, go ahead, click on over to Busy Being Jennifer for a how to post about styling that white dress you have during the fall season!

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My New Favorite Fall Dress

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Ok, I realize that I come to you guys like once per week saying that I have found my new favorite outfit, but this time….I mean it! I have finally found it: my favorite fall outfit for this year! This dress from Target had me from the first glance. I saw it, I tried it on, I loved it. And weirdly enough, I didn’t buy it the first time I saw it, but you can bet your ass I thought about that dress for days. So, obviously I went back in when I was supposed to be getting food for dinner and bought her:) Do you ever see an item, fall in love and then think about it for days after? No? I’m the only one? Haha! You can do SO much with this dress and you can guarantee that I will be styling it more than a few more times this winter. With a fur vest, with colored tights, with tall boots, with pants as a tunic….don’t even get me started on the endless possibilities. I think this might call for a “One dress: 6,000,000 Ways” post….<evil laugh>All That Glitters Blog-Navy and Purple Outfit for Fall All That Glitters Blog- Navy Dress with Purple Handbag All That Glitters Blog- Navy and Pink All That Glitters Blog- Burgundy Handbag and Cognac Bow Boots- Perfect for fall All That Glitters Blog- Fall Fashion in Navy and Purple All That Glitters Blog- Navy and Purple Color Crush All That Glitters Blog- Navy and Purple Fall Outfit Inspirations All That Glitters Blog- Navy and Burgundy Dress All That Glitters Blog- Navy dress with purple and pink flowers All That Glitters Blog- Purple Handbag for fall fashion

Get The Look:

Target Shirt Dress  //  Alloy Booties  //  Francesca’s Collections Handbag  //  Sam Moon Necklace  //  Charming Charlie Bracelet and Earrings  //  Lips: NYC City Proof Twistable Crayon in Ballroom Blush

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Don’t think I’m going to forget to talk to you about those booties! I bought them back when I worked for Delia’s from the Alloy magazine and only wear them on occasion, but after seeing them with this dress I feel like I need to bring them into my outfits more often. They really aren’t very high heels, which is great for me since I am the biggest klutz ever, and who can resist those big brown bows? Oh, and did I forget to mention my hair? I’m pretty sure this is the first time my hair has been down in a post since I got it cut! For those of you thinking, “her hair is so long!”, you must be new here! Haha! I am going to send you on over to this post, this post,  and this post, so you can check out what real long hair actually is:) She chopped off at least 6 inches and I really like the length. I think it looks MUCH healthier, butI know it will be back to it’s ultra long state in like a month anyways because my hair grows like a weed. It’s nice to have a little something different even if it is just the length:)

I hope everyone has a wonderful Wednesday and get excited because tomorrow I have a little announcement for you! Eek!

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Homemade Apple Sauce & 12 Other Apple Recipes

Homemade Cinnamon Apple Sauce

I won’t lie, the cool weather this weekend really got me in the mood for fall. This is Texas though, that weather was only temporary and it will be back up to 90 degrees today and for the rest of this week. I just have to keep reminding myself that when it’s 20 degrees everywhere else, it will feel like fall in Texas. The mild “winter” weather is one of the things I love most about Texas. But, back to this weekend and the fallness:)

Saturday morning I woke up and let Sophie out in the backyard, I couldn’t believe how cold it was for the middle of September. I was in the fall mood, so I threw on a cute fall outfit, grabbed my grocery list, and headed off to Starbucks. I’m not a hot coffee person (Iced coffee all the way), so I ordered my usual Hot Chocolate (non-fat, no whip, extra hot) and wandered next door to HEB. You could feel it in the air, despite the rain, everyone was excited for this weather. My first fall meal of the year is almost always the same, beef stew and apple sauce. Delicious comfort food that makes your entire house smell like a fall heaven.

Homemade Apple Sauce

Ingredients:

  • Apples
  • Cinnamon
  • Brown Sugar
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Lemon juice

Cinnamon Apple Sauce

Apple Sauce From Scratch

Directions:

  1. Core the apples and then slice them into 8 equal pieces. Cut those pieces in half.
  2. Put the apples into a saucepan with 1/2 a cup of water and half of a lemon’s worth of juice. Stir the apples to coat them all with the lemon and water.
  3. Let the apples simmer, covered for about 8 minutes.
  4. Add 1/4 cup of brown sugar and 1/4 cup of sugar. Stir.
  5. Add cinnamon to your liking. I don’t use measurements for this one, so you’ll have to bear with me:) I just shake that shaker a few times until my kitchen smells of cinnamon and apples! Haha!
  6. Let the apples cook, uncovered for another 10-15 minutes, or until all of the water is gone. I like to smash the apples with my stirring spoon as I go to give it a little bit more of an apple sauce consistency.

Notes:

  • If you prefer not to have skins in your apple sauce, just peel them at the beginning before cooking. You will need to cook the apples for less time without the skins in order to get a chunkier apple sauce.
  • If you prefer a less chunky apple sauce, just cook it longer and they will mush us more. It is easier to acquire a less chunky consistency with no skins.

13 Apple Recipes

Since apple recipes make me crave fall, and I want to torture as many people as I can in to craving fall as well, I’m going to share a few really good ones from across the internet that I found! Hehe, I’m not evil I swear! I have to say, I may need to make some apple waffles for breakfast next weekend and that apple dip would be awesome with some cinnamon chips for a fall get together with friends:)

Apple Recipes for fall

Caramel Apple Bundt Cake  //  Caramel Apple Cupcakes  //  Apple Pie Stuffed Waffles  //  Caramel Apple Snickers Salad  //  Hot Apple Cider  //  Glazed Apple Turnovers  //  Apple Nachos  //  Apple Pie Dip  //  Apple Crisp Fries  //  Apple Pork Loin  //  Apple Butter Cinnamon Rolls  // Caramel Apple Crumble  //  Homemade Apple Sauce

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$400 Visa Gift Card Giveaway & My Picks

I am so excited about today’s giveaway. $4oo to spend on anything you could ever wish for? Sign me up! Fall is on the way, so you know you’re going to want to buy some new scarves and boots for the season:) Hurry on down there to the rafflecopter and enter yourself to win a $400 Visa gift card from 20 of the best bloggers around:) While you’re at it, take a look at some of the items on my fall wish list!

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