white boot trend

The white boot trend caught my eye this past Spring but just now getting around to buying a pair! These were $25 at Charlotte Russe and of course sold out. I’ll be sure to update if I see them come back! But, let’s see how people in the fashion world are styling them  and of course I rounded up 16 of my favorite options from around the web! Happy weekend!!

Similar Boots // Turtleneck // Leather Jacket Jeans // Lip 

White boots started sticking out to me this past Spring but I LOVE them for Fall. I think the trick is finding boots that a little something other than white leather. A black heel or elastic, a silver stud pattern, a wood heel. Just something to break up all the white!

white boot trend

Snakeskin boot options to ease your way in. I’ve been wearing them daily and here’s some good lookers! 1. With buckles. // 2. The orange heel are you kidding?? // 3. Black buckles – Chloe knockoffs! // 4. Gold Buckles – Chloe knockoffs! // 5. Asymmetrical shaft // 6. Wood Heel + Goring // 7. Patent Go-Go style // 8. Black heel + goring – sold out the day after I made this dumb collage, but I’ll link if I find them! // 9. Hiking Boot // 10. Patent Goring // 11.Chunky Heel and Split Gore // 12. Western Isabel Marant Vibes // 13. Silver Multi Strap Buckles // 14. Pointed Western Vibes // 15. Western Vibes with Goring – Acne knock-offs! // 16. Studded 

A few other ways to style them!

ankle booties in every color

I decided recently that I am just an ankle bootie girl. I don’t need stilettos, or comfortable slides, or designer whatevers. Just get me a cool ankle bootie and I feel the most myself. But most importantly its what I want to wear every single day, so buying anything else really isn’t a good investment anyway. 😉 Now all I need is a bootie for every occasion. Here’s some faves!ankle booties in every shade

RED: I get asked about my old red boots all the time and these are a great plan B! The patent wears way longer than my suede ones. If you need inspiration for red boots just check my OOTD page where I styled mine 100 different ways. Ha! // ORANGE: These Rust boots might be my favorite Fall color. It’s an edgy boot so you could pair it with a feminine dress for some balance. YELLOW: MUST have these perfect mustard boots. Raw edge black denim and a rock tee. Done. // Hear me out on these Crocs. The neon yellow color is so fun and wild I can’t resist. I love the lacing and would have the best time splashing around in these on a rainy day.

GREEN: These hunter boots have that hint of Western that is huge right now in fashion but not too much that you won’t be able to wear them in a couple years.

BLUE: These royal blue Chinese inspired blue booties are only $40! More colors here! You could pull so many colors out of it to tie it together. Hot pink, red, gold, light blue. Would be stellar with a red wrap dress. // Navy Suede boots with a studded back? Hole-y boyfriend jeans, a baggy white blouse, BAM!

PURPLE: Purple was HARD to find but I never tire of my multi buckle boots and purple suede is so unexpected. It would spice up even the most basic outfit – tee and jeans!

PINK: These pointed kitten heel booties come in virtually every color and I NEVER go for pink but these feel so fresh! I’d probably wear it with my brown suede leggings and a striped turtleneck or multi colored sweater.

BROWN: These are more burgundy but also my favorite boot silhouette. I love a stacked platform ankle boot! So hot. Pencil skirt and a graphic tee with these? YES! // I love the smart menswear look of these rain boots. I’d wear them with black tights and a wraparound sweater dress. // This camel color bootie is perfection. I’d wear it with light wash looser fitting denim and a cozy sweatshirt. Perfectly casual but still polished.

GREY plaid bootie. Love this with a big ol’ navy chunky mock neck sweater and skinny jeans.

WHITE: Wasn’t sure about the white boot trend this Spring but I LOVE it for Fall. Especially with black detailing like in these pointed chelsea boots. Im loving the white boot trend so much I have a whole other round up for it!

BLACK: I’ve shared these before because they’re beautiful but worth repeating. I love an all black outfit and these military slash victorian inspired boots would carry the look no problem. // This lace-up combat boot with the white laces reminds me of my favorite boots from the Nordstrom Sale. No money for them then, but $25 now?? Sure thing.

rise apparel

I know there are quite a few boutique options for you to shop out there and sometimes it can be overwhelming, right? I decided to partner up with Rise Apparel for some pieces each month so you can see how I’m styling things that are actually available for purchase right now! I’ll always have a discount code for you guys “SMALLFRY20” to shop as well and I am hoping it will motivate me to show my OOTD (outfits of the day) which I stopped doing this Summer but you guys always ask about because you’re the nicest humans.

Okay enough of that here’s some pieces I am loving!

I’ve been wearing this American Made Graphic Tee a few times a week lately. Just the right amount of edge with the faded black, but it still goes with everything. Under a jumper or overalls, with some boyfriend fit jeans and sandals. // This Blurred Lines sweater for Fall! Love it with the denim skirt, or destroyed jeans and booties. // Worn this Balloon Sleeve Top a million times as well. It’s soft and thin so not too hot if the weather changes. Fitted through the bodice so you can layer it with a sleeveless / spaghetti top dress for some drama. // I’ve been needing a Black Denim Jacket  and this fit looks perfect! // Pleased with how many nursing friendly dresses Ive seen on their site! This Yellow Stripe Dress  would carry all year round. Add a jean jacket and booties, or with tights and clogs. // I love having interesting tops to grab in a hurry and this Fringe Top fits the bill. Work appropriate, or date night ready with some leather-look leggings and heels. // This cozy jacket is something I find myself grabbing anytime it gets chilly. So cozy! // This Chambray Skirt is a staple //  Tuxedo Stripe Jeans are my favorite way to spice up a typical outfit. Just adds a little bit of interest without derailing any combinations. // I have been on the hunt for a denim skirt that is long enough without being unflattering for YEARS. Something about the pockets, button fly and distressing make Button Down Denim Skirt  one so spot on!  My Pearl Jeans sold out and people ask me about them every time I wear them, here’s a great option!

abercrombie kids!

This post is brought to you by Abercrombie Kids. All opinions are my own.

Abercrombie Kids sent my boys the greatest back-to-school care package and I wanted to share what my kids picked and a few of my other favorite items from their Fall Arrivals! abercrombie kidsOne thing to note about Abercrombie Kids, the clothing quality is truly next level. Russ has commented on clothing maybe three times in his life said how soft, yet durable the t-shirts felt!  As I’ve been shopping for my kids for Back to School, Abercrombie Kids is sort of in a class of its own as far as quality, feel and fit. So, so impressed.abercrombie kidsCaught him fixing his hair in the mirror. Stop growing up!! Wearing this checkerboard tee, with this classic button up underneath and the Straight Leg jean.abercrombie kidsI asked to smile how they would for school pictures — back to the drawing board! 😉abercrombie kidsSee what I mean about the fit? SO stinking cute. This pant is from their line of “Sweatpant Stretch” jeans. They look just like regular pants, but feel like soft, stretchy sweats. They are crazy amazing and I wanted to show them after being worn for several hours — in water no less. I think they still look amazing, they haven’t lost their shape at all! They’re so comfortable and I will be buying these solely for the boys as they complain about jeans daily. abercrombie kidsAs we keep rolling through our week of Back to School fashions, I 100% recommend Abercrombie Kids. Try it out and tell me I’m wrong. A+ all around! Luckily, Abercrombie Kids is having an awesome sale: get 40% off select jeans, hoodies and more until August 15th!
abercrombie kids


Hayes: Checker Tee ($9 and so many rad prints!!) //  Button Up // Straight Leg Jean

Cal: Logo Tee ($12 and comes in several colors!) // Sweat Pant Stretch Jeans // Backpack

Back To School Shoes

Sponsored by Rack Room Shoes.

Back to School means so many things for our family this year, as a whole and for each individual and we might all need a little extra dose of courage for Back to School 2018!  I need all the tips on how to make moving to a new place right before school easier, more peaceful, or even fun for the kids. It might keep me up at night a little. We’ve started attending church in our new area, meeting up with a couple people nearby that have kids around their age, hopefully that will help!Rack Room Shoes Gonna choose to have peace and trust that everything will work out! Serenity now, right? (I’ll never forgive myself that this photo is blurry! Hayes was doing this pose and Raleigh came, sat down to copy him. Dead!)Rack Room ShoesMoving to a new place, new school, where my kids don’t know anyone just yet is full of unknowns and neither of my kids do well with that! Callum goes from Kindergarten (half day) to a full day of school, and cafeteria lunch, so that’s a big transition for him, too!Rack Room Shoes Raleigh won’t know what to do without his brothers all day and even Russ and I have lots of personal + professional transitions to manage, too!Rack Room ShoesIt might sound superficial, but one of my favorite things about clothing is how it can instantly give you a dose of courage and confidence. So we’re taking all we can get this year!!Rack Room Shoes   Giving my kids the reigns to find the pieces that make them feel like they can walk new halls and smile at new faces and know that they’ve got this! They can do this! And even kids that aren’t new get nervous, too! So they can be a friend to others instead of waiting for someone to find them.Rack Room ShoesWe’ve teamed up with Rack Room Shoes for several Back to School seasons now and I love that they have great prices and huge collection of options for the whole family! I love that they’re active in charity work called Shoes That Fit. They have donated 250,000 pairs to children in need Here’s what everyone chose!

Rack Room Shoes

Russ – Nike Tanjun in Olive // Emily – Nike Air Max Motion Racer in White// Hayes – Nike Team Hustle D8 in Black, White and Gold // Callum – New Balance 005 in Dark Green // Raleigh — Nike Infant Flex Contact in Grey (this shoe is so pliable its perfect for a new walker!) // Cal’s Backpack

elephantito [giveaway!]

Got a fun giveaway with Elephantito on my Instagram today! This brand has been the leader in luxury kids apparel for the last 15 years and the quality is truly unbeatable. The classic styles are sure to become heirlooms you pass down from sibling to cousin to grandchild! Check out some of my favorites and go enter to win a pair of your choice!


Hayes: Cal: Leather Bootie


Navy Boot // Navy Patent Mary Jane // Navy Boat Shoes // Patent Bootie // Perforated Red Sandal // Leopard Sandal // White Cross Sandal // Pink Suede Bow Flat // Plaid Shift // Blue Smocked Dress // Floral Romper with ties // White and Ivory Coverall // Tan Boat Shoes // Cognac Driving Loafer // Riding Boot


Easter Best with H&M

Sponsored by H&M.

Easter Best is so fun to dress the family for. Bright colors, Spring is in the air, everything is fresh and budding. I’ve got lots of outfit ideas for you, your kids (girl’s too), in today’s post with H&M. My #1 favorite place to shop for me and the kids, hands down. Check out their entire Spring Occasion shop here!Easter Best with H&MFirst and foremost, I am FAH-REAKING out about the fit on Hayes’ suit. [Jacket // Pants // Shoes ] It’s the cutest thing I’ve ever seen. I’m so grateful H&M has their 8-14 year section, I feel like a lot of brands forget about this age!Easter Best with H&MCal’s suit is darling as well. [Jacket // Pants // Sneakers.] It’s cuffed but not tacked so you can get lots of inches out of it when you uncuff! They both have the adjustable waist option too which is so great for these kids who are growing like weeds! (All kids?)Easter Best with H&MI love a romper on a baby boy. They always have great options! I also love these slip on sneakers. I buy them for all the boys each season because they’re so fast in a rush!Easter Best with H&MI never say no to tomato red and this dress is less than $30! With these floral mules. these amazing mod daisy earrings (major Edie Sedgwick vibes!) and this lip matches the dress pretty spot on!Easter Best with H&M So so happy with my H&M Haul! They never fail!Easter Best with H&M

MORE H&M FINDS! All day today they’re offering 20% of $50 Kids so its perfect timing to snag some Easter, Spring, Spring Break finds!

Make-up Sources: Primer, Foundation (I wear 120!), Bronzer, Highlight, Blush, Eyeliner, Palette, Lip, Setting Spray (this one is 40% off!)





weekend deals

Old Navy kids and baby sale – Easter is in a little over a month and they have so many good Spring finds! Grab an Easter Best outfit on super sale and check it off your list before everything gets picked over!

Nordstrom’s sale has SO many good options and most are under $70!

weekend deals

You guys would you believe me if I told you I actually bought some new things? I know, crazyyy. It really has been forever and I am a pretty piss poor fashion blogger. Since I am still on a budget all of these things are on sale or really good deals, so I’m counting it as  weekend deals. Ready for a shopping haul?     


My friend Kim turned me onto Le Labo and some of the best smelling perfumes/colognes I’ve smelled in years are from there. For Valentine’s Day I got Russ this Discovery Set (it’s $30 and unisex so I suppose it could be for both of us) to try them out and pick his favorite to cash in for a bigger bottle later. Can I just say everyone should be buying gifts at Net-A-Porter. It came wrapped in the most beautiful black box + ribbon and it was free. So far The Noir is his and my favorite. These scents take 2 years to make and are unbelievable!


This sweatshirt is $10 and my fave language! #cliche. It means stars for those who might not parlez vous. I don’t either. // A maxi dress for Spring and Summer that is so happy it hurts. $30! // Two basic black tees – a muscle tee with a rounded split hem at the back. // Perfect cool girl black tee. 


I have been so uninspired by the tops I’m seeing in stores right now. But, stripes never fail. Navy Stripe with Red Amour // This one has a longer elastic sleeve. Fits amazing! // Long sleeve, red contrast pocket, so cute. // Girly take on a stripe tee with this flutter detail. // Viscose striped shirt that holds its shape so well. 


I got these tux trousers that I posted about last week, I love them! They’re such great quality and I love when they have a flat front with elastic waist in the back.

Trousers // Mules


I’ve been on the hunt for black mules like this forever, there’s other options on line but for a faux leather I didn’t want to pay too much. These are $23! Also grabbed these platform mules for Summer with dresses and ankle jeans.

Ankle boots are such a staple for me. Year round. These boots haven’t arrived yet but if they’re as a tomato red as they look in the pic we’re going to be inseparable.


Snakeskin loafers. If I’m not wearing ankle boots I am wearing a loafer or mule. Such a great price on these!



Caught the Spring bug with a few items for the kids like these amazing rubber Birk look alikes. A couple cool graphic shirts since Hayes is growing like a weed. Oh Yeah // Whatever No Way.



weekend deals

Nordstrom mark downs are coming in clutch! My feet (and shins and let’s be honest, entire body cause I am old and worn) were killing after workouts so I asked the founder or High Fitness, Emily, which shoes she wears for the workouts and she suggested the Pegasus Zoom 34. I bought a pair and won’t wear anything else now. This pair is $75 right now! I love this color combo and snagged them fast. Urban Decay’s cult fave lipsticks are 50% off, the palette I hear MUA swearing by from Anastasia, these edgy rainbows, a prefect ruffle one piece, Zellas, and more!

Gap Kids and Baby is 50% off! Women’s is 40% Here’s a few favorites, the top row are for girls and they rest are women’s. I need those mules in every color. They also have the world’s perfect ankle strap heel in a bunch of colors on sale, too!

Old Navy’s new arrivals are in and my heart typically beats for their spring lines. They do such a good job and it just always seems to be what I want to wear in the moment. Their swim is looking real good too! All of these items are on sale but the price isn’t reflecting in the round up so be sure to click over to see the price this weekend!

My top picks: these navy trousers with the black tux stripe // this chambray jumper // this lace-up back swim top.

A few steals from Amazon like half off these palettes LEFT and RIGHT (they’re really highly rated!), and some of my favorite knock offs! These Manolo look alike $45, this bamboo bag that I’ve been pushing on you guys for two Summers but is only $40 now, my Susannah studded boot knock offs are on Prime too and real leather!