Personal Weakness: Shopping on

I have a confession to make… I am addicted to Rue La La and as far as I know, there is no known cure.

Best part of my weekend? Rue La La’s Sunday Night Styleathon Boutique. It opens at 8pm EST almost every Sunday night (as far back as I can remember!) and it features some of my favorite brands, although the brand selection and item choices are different every week.

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I’ve scored so many amazing items on, it’s ridiculous. My latest score was a pair of Born ankle booties…


They retail for $125, the cheapest I found them anywhere online for was $94.99 on

So when I saw these puppies on RueLala for only $59.90, (over 50% off!) you bet your sweet bottom I grabbed them so quick, my credit card didn’t know what hit it.

I was so excited when these arrived in the mail! They are so soft, supple, sumptuous and stylish. Now if some of this darn snow would go away so I could try them out, I’d be one happy, happy girl.

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I’m going to use the excuse that I bought these for myself for my birthday…. It’s next Sunday, so it counts, right?

Day 4 of 12 Days of Style – Lost Propertee

Christmas is almost here and yet I don’t quite feel like I’m in the “holiday spirit” yet. So I’m going to try something desperate here… 12 Days of Style! From now until Christmas, I’m trying to wear something something fun, trendy or out of the ordinary! Here is Day 4…

I have WAY too many tees in my closet… Two stacks at least 12 inches deep… I must have over 50 tees and I barely ever wear them! I just can’t stop collecting unique and vintage styled tees. This tee was one I was happy to add to my collection and I finally figured out a cool way to wear it.

With a team of researchers scouring the planet for the best designs, Lost Propertee is in the business of recreating vintage-style, collectible t-shirts. Designs range from out-of-print logos to regional vacation designs and unique vintage-styles. All Lost Propertee t-shirts are printed on Gildan Soft style t-shirts which are 100% preshrunk ring-spun cotton jersey for comfort and ease of care. Lost Propertee t-shirts are available online at and in specialty boutiques, and are retail priced at around $25.00.

I’ve paired it with that leather cropped jacket I got from TJ Maxx during my recent shopping spree. for a tough grunge look.

Also, I’m in love with these boots. I was looking for the perfect ankle boots and I finally tracked down B.O.C. Belina on They are SO comfortable! I am so glad I bought them.

Shirt: Dripping Skulls by Lost Propertee
Jacket: TJ Maxx
Jeans: Old Navy Rockstar Skinny Jeans
Shoes: B.O.C. Belina

Enter To Win Dansko Nikita Boots worth $195!

We are excited to team up with Dansko again to offer our readers a chance to win a pair of one of our favorite boots this Fall – the Nikita worth $195.00!!!

We know you’ll fall in love with these boots just as quickly as we did! They are very sturdy and supportive, like all Dansko footwear. They feature stud detailing and a cute buckle. Premium suede upper features slip-on silhouette for easy on and off, Metal stud detailing and a decorative buckle strap gives character to an already stylish boot. They also have a soft leather sockliner that ensures an abrasion-free environment for all-day wear right out of the box. Plus a generously padded footbed massages the foot with each and every step which is one of the reason that Dansko’s Sofia outsole carries the Seal of Acceptance from the APMA (American Podiatric Medical Association). Molded outsole with TPU tread surface delivers long-lasting durability. Overall, these are a really stylish and classy choice for Fall and we know you will LOVE them!

One lucky winner will get to choose between black and brown as well as their preferred size (depending on availability!). Boots will ship directly from Dansko to winner. A valid email address is required for entry so we can contact if you are the lucky winner!


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If you are looking for a shorter boot to wear with your entire Fall wardrobe, these fit the bill. We absolutely adore these boots and can’t wait to show you some different ways you can work these into your Fall wardrobe.

Fall Shoes: Dr Scholl’s Shoes Ali Ankle Boot with Cuff

My latest obsession is the Dr. Scholl’s Shoes Ali Ankle Boots. I’ve been wearing them almost every other day this month (minus during the freak 20 inches of snow we received here in New Hampshire last weekend… Snow in October, can you believe it?!)

These little ankle boots are SO CUTE and so versatile. I’ve been wearing them with ankle length skinny jeans, leggings and tunics, and dresses and skirts with tights. They look great with all my Fall outfits!

Dr. Scholls Ali Boots Women Saddle Leather

Not only are they super cute, in my humble opinion, but they are incredibly comfortable too. They are equipped with a Memory Fit Foam insole that is so soft and squishy, you will forget you are wearing them.

I thought the beveled heel would be a fall hazard since I tend to rely heavily on my heels when walking (I’m not used to wearing high heel shoes anymore!) but I can safety say that they are very easy to walk in and I haven’t slipped and fallen on my butt yet! LOL

I thought I would have trouble putting outfits together to look good with the little cuff on these ankle boots, but I didn’t. They actually go with everything and I style my outfits as if they are regular oxford menswear styled ankle boots.

They are pictured above in Saddle Tan, which is the color I’ve been wearing. They also come in a really nice looking Elephant Grey/Black combo as well as Malt Taupe.

PRICE: Retail $99.00



Get the Dr. Scholl’s Shoes Ali Ankle Boot on for as low as $77.29 (as of 11/5/2011 when this was published!)

* The product for this review was provided to us free of charge for the purpose of product testing. This does not effect our opinion of the products in any way. We only write about products we personally like and use, regardless of how they were acquired.

Scored: Kork-Ease Avis Mid Boots on Rue La La

I just LOVE Rue La La! I scored Kork-Ease ‘Avis’ Boots for $89.90 that retail for $200! (Seriously… check them out full price at

Here is a screenshot from RueLaLa right before I checked out!

I got size 8. I normally wear size 7.5 but I have a pair of Kork-Ease Kayla Motorcycle boots in a size 8 and they fit me perfect so I’m hoping that the Avis boot fits similarly.

Aren’t they just gorgeous???

Thanks to the Rue30 I didn’t have to pay for shipping either!!!! Have you heard about the Rue30 yet? Essentially what happens is, you Join Rue La La, place an order and pay $9.95 for shipping (regardless of order size or amount). THEN, any additional order you make for the following 30 days ships ABSOLUTELY FREE!!

Yeah, I know… it’s totally awesome, right?! We are so freaking excited about the Rue30 that we are giving our readers a chance to win a $100 credit to Rue La La so they can try out the Rue30 themselves and experience the epic awesomeness that is Rue La La.

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* Rue La La provided store credits to me (The Fashionable Housewife) in exchange for posting about the Rue 30 and holding a giveaway for the readers of this blog. This does not effect our opinion of Rue La La in any way. We only write about companies and websites that we personally like and use. Period.

Gift Idea For Under $150: FitFlop SuperBoots for Women

The best boots you can buy someone for Christmas are the FitFlop Superboots!!!

These fabulous toning ankle boots are all the rage and have already been spotted on celebrities such as Brooke Shields…

I’ve been wearing the FitFlop Superboots Short in Smoke Grey Suede for about a week and I am absolutely in LOVE! They have the same great toning benefits of the FitFlop Sandals with the design of a boot. They look great with jeans, skinny cargos, jeggings and even leggings.

They are easy to slip on and off and are roomy enough to wear with warm socks. FitFlops usually run true to size or slightly larger (in my opinion) so I recommend purchasing your regular size when getting the FitFlop ‘FF Superboot’ Boot.

FitFlop SuperBoots Short Boots

Purchase the FitFlop Women’s FF Superboot Short Toning Ankle Boot in black or smoke grey on for only $119!!

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The boots would make a FABULOUS gift! If you don’t know what size to purchase, get a gift card! Zappos Gift Cards make great gifts this holiday season!

Celebrity Fashion: Brooke Shields in FitFlop

Brooke Shields was seen with her daughter Rowan getting a head start on holiday shopping Wednesday in NYC. Brooke was wearing the new FitFlop Superboot and is a longtime fan of the brand for its amazing toning benefits.

Jennifer Garner, Julianne Moore, Marcia Cross and Padma Lashki are also fans of the brand.


FitFlop Superboot Short

Teaming FitFlop Footwear’s toning technology with what every woman wants in her wardrobe – a gorgeous, loose-fitting, ankle-length boot in sumptuous leather or buttery-soft suede.

Price: $135.00

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