The holidays are finally so close, I can see the light! I don’t know about you but I feel like I’ve been going a million miles a minute since Thanksgiving. I’m counting down the days until I can finally breathe, slow down and relax with my hubby, family and friends. I’m so thankful for this time of year because it always reminds me what is most important in life and it’s the perfect time to restart, recharge and to create new goals. 

Outfit-wise, my obsession with over-the-knee boots continues.  I’ve had my eye on these Stuart Weitzman boots for well over a year but with their hefty price tag, I was holding out for them to go on sale.  I was beyond excited to finally snag a pair of these beauties over Black Friday on major major sale. I still see a few different pairs on sale here, here and here. They’re no longer discounted as much as they were but their black suede material is so luxurious, they really are worth every penny. Keep an eye out–maybe they’ll be marked down again after Christmas.

Today, I paired these OTK boots with a floral embroidered mini skirt I scooped up at Zara. If you live in a colder environment than LA, this skirt also looks great paired with black stockings and booties. I’ve also tried pairing it with a white button-down top and flats for a more relaxed look.

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