Yo homies! It feels like a century since I’ve talked to you guys. I’ve been fighting off a cold for what seems like forever and my laptop has not been cooperative, so I’m blaming it on that. Ok? Wonderful, on with the show. It’s not too often that I choose quality over quantity when it comes to the things I dress myself up in. Don’t get me wrong, I love a cashmere sweater just as much as the next girl, but I’d rather get three or four slightly less luxurious sweaters for the price of one. I grew up shopping with an all-star thrifter for a mother and a brand-conscious aunt who hardly ever pays full price, so it’s no surprise that my shopping habits turned out this way. Are these the correct shopping habits? Probably not, but I know how to take extra special care of the fabrics that Forever 21 uses for 90% of their merchandise, so I tend to get above average wear out of cheaper items.
Over the years I’ve definitely invested in some nicer things, but those were usually justified by the practicality of the items. (Prom dresses were excluded from this rule because
I was a brat I needed an extra fly dress to go with my spray tan and fancy updo.) Once I moved to Boston and got my first job, realized it was time to start considering the quality of what I was buying. This was, and still is, especially true for my footwear. Walking everywhere will certainly do some swift, merciless damage to subpar shoes and most of this damage usually occurs in the fall and winter seasons. Because of this, I’ve opted to only invest in high quality boots and flats that will last me a majorly long time. One brand that I’ve taken a liken to is The Frye Company. I’ve always admired their offerings from afar, and after learning about their heritage and the craftsmanship that goes into each their leather products, I was hooked. Each pair of boots is bench-crafted and goes through a 190 step construction process! If that’s not the epitome of attention to detail, I don’t know what is.
If you’ve never been to the Frye‘s Boston store on Newbury St., I highly recommend popping in for a visit. Even if you’re not in the market for a new pair of boots, the store is absolutely beautiful and the authenticity of The Frye Company’s brand history and message is apparent from the moment you step in. Last week, I had a wonderful opportunity to co-host an event at the Boston store on behalf of Her Campus alongside two of my favorite Boston blogger amigas, Mass Musings and The Relevance Report. The pumpkin donuts from Blackbird were aplenty, Dry Bar styled everyone’s hair and the blogger gals and I were on-site to help attendees pick out their perfect fall boot. Below are a few snaps from the event. Thank you to everyone that attended!
Do you own a pair of Frye boots? What’s your favorite type of boot for fall?
Shop My Frye Favorites
Shop the Look:
Outfit photos by Mass Musings
Huge thank you to Her Campus and The Frye Company for having me co-host their Boston event. This post is sponsored by The Frye Company and Her Campus Media. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep Style Tab’s lights on!