Alyssa’s Fall Must-Haves

It’s finally beginning to get cooler in Southern California and I can’t express how excited I am to start layering and bringing out my comfy jackets! As much as I love Summer and it’s weather and cold treats, I can’t wait to cozy up in front of a fireplace bundled up in a jacket sippin’ on some hot cocoa. Just sayin’! Anyhow, these are my essentials that I notice I tend to lean more towards when coming up with an outfit idea.Image

1. The Statement Jacket: Everyone needs some sort of rendition of the leather jacket, which I think translates to a statement piece. For one, it keeps you warm, and two, you look fashionable without much effort wearing it!

2. Fall Headwear: Let’s face it, our noggins need some love too so the perfect way to keep that head of yours warm is by using some awesome headwear! Think turbans, beanies, wraps, you name it. I like to think of these as a bad hair day life saver, and because I really don’t like walking around with wind blowing through my hair messing it up even more, I just add one of these and I’m good to go.

3. The Combat Boot: One Word: AMAZING! I’ve coveted combat boots for ages and finally took the plunge and invested in a pair I knew I’d love forever. And since then, my world has changed. I love combat boots. They’re comfortable, edgy, and straight up bad-ass! These are definitely something you can even wear through all the seasons.

What are your Fall Must-Haves?

XOXO Alyssa

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Shoe Indulgence: Steve Madden Troopa

Steve Madden Troopa!Don’t you just love when you come home and there’s a package on your doorstep waiting for you to just rip open and drool all over?!

Yes, I’m sure we’re all familiar with that feeling. Today was like no other. I already knew this package was coming because I stalked it through UPS tracking, but still–I couldn’t help but be ecstatic about it to come in.

I’ve been lusting over combat boots for months now, and I haven’t found the perfect pair until I pondered the Steve Madden Troopa. I’ve found similar styles and some of you may even think “It’s just a combat boot, you can find those anywhere,” but no… I’m very picky when it comes to shoes, and the other boots I’ve seen are non-comparable. These babies are perfect. They are a worn black leather material with aged gold rivet and zipper detailing which is perfect. The heel isn’t too high, and the quality is just superb.

The best part? It was on sale! See, the reason why I didn’t get these any sooner was because they run for $100, which is a lot for me to dish on a pair of shoes. But! I scoured through the lovely world wide web and found these babies on Jildor.com for only $64.35, and shipping was only $5! So now I feel even more awesome because not only did I get them for a great price, these bad boys are gorgeous, comfy and all around perfect.

XO Alyssa