On The Outside

D.C blogger Alicia Tenise styles a green leather dress from Zara and the Payless WOMEN'S PRIMM LACE-UP ANKLE BOOT

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Leather Short Sleeve Dress, Lace Up Ankle Boots, How to Wear a Choker

How to Wear a Leather Dress


Dress | Boots ℅ Payless | Bag | Lipstick | Choker

When Payless sent me these shoes for this amazing 3-parter campaign, I’m not gonna lie: they were a little outside of my comfort zone. I have a pretty tried and true feminine style, and these super cool lace up boots were a little intimidating to style at first.

Then, I went to New York Fashion Week. And like I’ve said in prior posts, NYFW makes me feel like an edgy queen. I’m not going to lie, it’s kind of easy to stick to a little more of a conservative style living here, but being surrounded by fashion risk takers really encouraged me to try something outside of my comfort zone!

I decided to pair these fun boots with a leather dress and a choker for a fun, 90’s vibe. These boots are actually one of the comfiest pair of shoes that I own, and I plan on rocking them with some of my floral dresses to give them a little bit of edge. Am I finally a cool girl now? I’m not sure, but these boots are certainly a step in the right direction!

(I’ll never try to say a pun again, I promise)

Thank you to Payless for partnering with me on today’s post!

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  1. Dana Mannarino wrote:

    Um hi. You kill it. K bye.

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