8 Ways to Wear Dresses With Boots

Blonde fashion blogger KatWalkSF wearing a turtleneck dress at the Hotel Yountville.

Dresses with Boots a classic combination in the winter.

For this post, I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite ways to pull off this combination. Below I’m highlighting 8 different ways to wear your favorite dresses with boots. Some work for chilly temps while others are better reserved for slightly warmer wintery weather. Still, no matter what the day may look like outside, you’re guaranteed you’ll find some easy outfit inspiration below.


8 Ways to Wear Dresses With Boots 


KatWalkSF at the Ferry Building in the AE Soft & Sexy Plush Shift Dress


Number One 


A neutral palette and white bootie


This simple sweater dress is down to $12 and has been a nonstop staple in my wardrobe. The soft and sexy plush fabric looks just as good as it feels—proof that style and comfort aren’t mutually exclusive. Pair this sweater dress with a white bootie and some tights so that you don’t look as FREEZING cold as me.

Willow & Clay Floral Print Smocked V-Neck Fit & Flare Dress, Dresses with Boots


Number Two


A 90s floral mini dress with a lace-up combat boot


Willow & Clay Floral Print Ruffle Trim Poet Sleeve Mini Wrap Dress, Dresses with Boots


Number Three


Another 90s style floral mini dress, but this time with a faux fur coat and neutral suede bootie


Blonde fashion blogger KatWalkSF at RH Yountville in the WAYF Manor Ruffle Bib Mini Dress.


Number Four


A black floral bib dress with THICK tights and chunky boots


Ruffle bib mini dress on sale for $55 here and $77 in all sizes here.

Blonde fashion blogger KatWalkSF wearing a turtleneck dress at the Hotel Yountville.


Number Five


LBD + Knee High Boots


Banana Republic Leopard Print Ruffle-Cuff Shift Dress, Dresses with boots


Number Six


A leopard shift dress with white booties and sheer tights


ASOS DESIGN shoulder pad mini dress with seams, Dresses with Boots


Number Seven


A LBD with STATEMENT boots


For the Love of Cables Dress, Free People, OTK Boots, Sole Society


Number Eight


A chunky sweater dress with OTK boots and a floppy hat (also styled here)


 

Five Reasons Why Everyone Needs $50 Blue Light Glasses

KatWalkSF wearing the Quay Australia $50 Blue Light Glasses, a coral sweater and gray jeans.

$50 Blue Light Glasses

  1. You need to protect your eyes. You protect your eyes from the sun. So why don’t you protect them from the harmful light emitted by the screens we look at all day long? Blue light filtering glasses feature unique lenses to help to block out the HEV light emitted by digital screens.
  2. Say goodbye to headaches, blurry vision, and eye strain. Keep your eyes in the clear with blue light lenses, featuring technology to assist with blocking potentially harmful (blue) HEV light from screens to help prevent these symptoms.
  3. Helps eye health. Blue light specifically is able to penetrate the retina. Some studies have shown that too much exposure to blue light can damage cells in the retina. This can lead to macular degeneration, which can lead to permanent vision loss. By cutting down the amount of blue light your eyes are exposed to with blue light blocking glasses, you can help to protect your overall eye health.
  4.  Improves Sleeping Habits. Blue light can be especially aggressive in triggering sleeplessness. It can suppress melatonin production and alter your circadian rhythm. To put it plainly: Blue light’s interference with your sleep can lead to shortened total sleep time and diminished sleep quality. But by using blue light blocking glasses, you can help manage your blue light exposure and start to get a better night’s sleep.
  5. These $50 Blue Light Glasses are stylish and affordable. Quay Australia redesigned some of their best-selling sunnies in a clear blue light blocking lens format. Wear them when working on a laptop, watching TV, or scrolling the ‘gram to look good + feel good.

KatWalkSF wearing the Quay Australia $50 Blue Light Glasses, a coral sweater and gray jeans.


What I Wore:


Glasses: Quay Australia (c/o), Hardwire – $50 Blue Light Glasses

Sweater: Loft, Flare Sleeve Sweater

Jeans: Gap, Mid Rise True Skinny Jeans in Sculpt

Boots: Public Desire (c/o), Zara Lace Up Ankle Booties


Holiday: Outerwear At Every Price

Target, Target Style, Plaid Puffer, $40 Puffer, Kat Ensign, KatWalkSF, Fashion Blogger, Blogger Style

Target – Women’s Plaid Printed Puffer Jackets  – $18


Blonde fashion blogger KatWalkSF wearing a grey faux fur bomber in San Francisco.

Public Desire – Grey Faux Fur Bomber – $49.99


ASOS DESIGN reversible faux fur and check bonded jacket

BB DAKOTA, Hugs Don't Lie Faux Fur Jacket, Yountville, Fur Jacket, Restoration Hardware Yountville, Kat Ensign, KatWalkSF, Fashion Blogger, Blogger Style, WAYF, Travel Blogger

BB Dakota – Hugs Don’t Lie Faux Fur Jacket – $120 – Last seen here for $96 and here for $80.


Hotel Yountville, KatWalkSF, Kat Ensign, Fashionista, Fashion Blogger, Leopard, Topshop, Zoey Faux Fur Leopard JacketTopshop – Zoey Faux Fur Leopard Jacket – $130


Topshop, Plaid Jacket, Hotel Yountville, Cuyana, KatWalkSF, Kat Ensign, Marc Fisher, Travel Blogger, Travel With Me

Topshop – Piper Check Jacket – $130


 

What I Ate: My Keto Amazon Order and Favorite Recipes

Keto Amazon Order 



Keto Amazon Order 

  1. KNOW Better Cookie – These cookies are legit and with 3g of net carbs they are very keto friendly. Made of natural, clean ingredients like almonds and flax seeds these bad boys are sure to keep you in ketosis.
  2. Hint Water – I am seriously addicted to Hint Water. I probably drink 3-4 per day. Eliminating soda for me was a struggle at the start of my keto journey, but Hint Water
  3. Palmini Pasta – This is the BEST keto pasta alternative in all the land – just don’t forget to soak it in water or milk before you cook it. Buy a case ASAP.
  4. Perfect Keto Coffee – The BEST keto coffee in all the land.
  5. Perfect Keto Ketone Testing Strips – Are you in ketosis? Pee on this strip and figure it out.
  6. KETO Snacks Care Package – Think of this as your keto starter pack. Buy it. Figure out what you love and then order more.
  7. Nature’s Way Chlorofresh – REAL TALK – The keto diet makes you smell and these chlorophyll pills will solve all your smelly problems.
  8. bkr Glass Water Bottle – The keto diet will make you THIRSTY AF. Snag a reusable water bottle and fill it up!

Favorite Keto Recipes
  1. Keto Bacon Cheeseburger Soup – I seriously crave a cheeseburger when I’m on the keto diet (especially when I’m hungover) and this soup fulfills everything I need and more.
  2. Keto Brocolli Cheddar Soup – This soup is a little thin compared to your traditional Brocolli Cheddar Soup, but extra creamy and delicious.

What to Wear to Wine Country in the Winter

Blonde Blogger standing in front of a pool at the Hotel Yountville.

What to Wear to Wine Country in the Winter

So you just planned your ultimate wine country vacation, but now you need to figure out what to pack and how to prep for your trip. Here are a few tips that should help you plan what to put in your suitcase this winter in wine country.


Layers

Mural, Double Breasted Jacket 40% off

Dressing in layers is something I learned the moment I moved to San Francisco. One minute it’s foggy and freezing and ten minutes later the sun is out and you are quickly removing your jacket only to find it cold again a couple hours later…

I have since learned to take my layering skills up north when I head to wine country. It is usually much colder in wine country compared to San Francisco in the winter so I’m usually bundled up, to begin with…AND once with wine hits I things usually start to get steamy and the layers are ready to come off.

That is why I always layer up.

Wine country layers for me equal a long sleeve shirt, sweater, jacket, leggings and boots with a beanie and scarf in my tote.


Leggings

Faux leather leggings are my jam, especially during the winter. Why? They look and act like a pant but give you the freedom to eat what you want. However, all leggings are created equally, my friends. I learned this when another blogger recommended the Commando, Perfect Control Faux Leather Leggings. The tummy-smoothing panel sold me, but after two wears these leggings had a serious hole in them – NOT what you want to wear in wine country PEOPLE! I reached out to Commando hoping it was maybe a fluke, but haven’t really back -> SO stick with Spanx Leggings, my friends. They are pricey, but I managed to round up some sales from some of my favorite retailers.


25% off Spanx Leggings at Bloomingdale’s $73.50 – Available in Night Navy, Crimson and Deep Olive


30% off Spanx Leggings at Spanx.com $67.99 – Available in Rich Olive, Crimson, Bronze Metal, Antique Rose, Night Navy, and Wine

30% off Spanx Leggings at Macy’s $68.60 – Available in Wine, Bronze Metal and Rich Olive


Comfortable Shoes

I opted for a chunky boot <- but these boots might not be comfortable for everyone.  If you are looking for a bit of a smaller heel I would highly recommend the Everlane, Day Boot. I don’t own them YET, but the description has me dreaming of them: Comfort has never looked this good. Made from buttery-soft Italian leather that molds to your foot, the Day Boot has an easy ankle height, walkable stacked heel, and back pull tab.


A Bag Big Enough For Your Wine

This is the most important tip! A tote is your best friend when you are wine tasting and the Cuyana, Classic Leather Tote is the perfect tote for wine tasting in the winter. Some say luxury and practicality don’t mix. This bag begs to differ. The silhouette is simple, but beautifully so. The pebbled leather is genuine Italian, lightweight and seriously soft, yet durable and sized just right for a weekend getaway to wine country in the winter.


Blonde Blogger standing in front of a pool at the Hotel Yountville.

Blonde Blogger standing in front of a pool at the Hotel Yountville.

Wine Country in the Winter, Hotel Yountville, Cuyana, Spanx Leggings, Marc Fisher Boots, Travel Blogger, Travel with Me

Blonde Blogger standing in front of a pool at the Hotel Yountville.


What I Wore:


Jacket: Topshop, Piper Check Jacket

Sweater: Free People, Big Easy Cowlneck Sweater

Leggings: SpanxFaux Leather Leggings

Boots: Marc Fisher, Women’s Waren Round Toe Lace Up Leather Boots

Bag: Cuyana, Classic Leather Tote

Sunglasses: Le Specs, Air Heart 51mm Sunglasses


Photos taken at the Hotel Yountville in the Napa Valley.

Looking for somewhere to eat in the Napa Valley? Check out this post.