GALS GIFT GUIDE

GALS GIFT GUIDE: Rifle Paper Co. GALS GIFT GUIDE: Stance Socks GALS GIFT GUIDE: Fiorentini + Baker GALS GIFT GUIDE: Ronni Kappos GALS GIFT GUIDE: Winter Session

 

This time of year everyone is very busy running around trying to keep up and get things done. So we thought we would put together a few suggestions and created a few gift guides that we will be posting here on the blog each week for the month of December.

This week’s guide is dedicated to gifts for her. You will never go wrong with a pair of boots, are we right ladies? But if buying a pair of boots makes you feel like you are only contributing to her shoe habit, (Not that there is anything wrong with that!) may we suggest some other ideas? How about a new bag for work or a pair of colorful earrings? Or perhaps some colorful cozy socks or some well designed notebooks she can throw in that new bag? Whatever you decide on, you will look like the perfect gift giver with a little help from us. So, come on by the shop and let us help you pick out the perfect gift for her. Did we mention we do complimentary gift wrap too?

Have a great week!

xo ~ re-souL

 

What to Wear Wednesday with Mellicia Marx from Poplin Style

On Wednesdays we’ll answer the on-going question: “What do I wear with these?”  It’s a question we get quite often here at the shop and we love giving suggestions when helping our customers. This week we handed the styling reigns over to Mellicia Marx of Poplin Style Direction.

Mellicia is a personal stylist who helps individuals look their best through easy, friendly no-pressure styling. So naturally we were thrilled for her to style her favorite boot from the re-souL collection. All this month, Poplin Style is running a contest where you can win a pair of your favorite shoes from our women’s fall re-souL collection. Head on over to the Poplin Style blog for a chance to win! So without further ado here is Mellicia…..

 

re-souL buffy boot

 

 

I’ve always been a fan of green and blue shoes. They behave as neutrals when it comes to fashion. As long as the intensity of the color works with the rest of the hues in your outfit, you are good to go. After all, the stem never clashes with the flower and the sky complements everything. So, when I discovered that Maggie had chosen to include blue and green boots in the fall re-souL collection, I was thrilled. And, let’s face it, shorter boots are right on trend.

When I was offered the chance to offer up my suggestions for, “What to Wear Wednesday, ” I quickly discovered how effortlessly the pieces in the shop work together. So, I started with accessories that I love together, then set out to find clothes to complete the look. In fact, when creating outfits, I often suggest the clients start with one piece and work from there. For me, I tend to start with the shoes.
For the woman who wants to look chic and put-together, this dress brings it all together. Looking to inspire confidence in others? A winter white coat does that better than anything. Because the boots are luxurious and have a reasonable heel, the boots keep it all effortless and functional.Too fancy? A pair of skinny jeans and a basic tee work just as well with this foursome of goodness from re-souL.

 

To view the other items featured along with their links as well as more outfit pairing suggestions, check out re-souL’s profile on polyvore.

GUYS GIFT GUIDE

GIFT GUIDE: Alessi Watch GIFT GUIDE: Winter SessionGIFT GUIDE: BellroyGIFT GUIDE: Stance SocksGIFT GUIDE: H by Hudson

 

This time of year everyone is very busy running around trying to keep up and get things done. So we thought we would put together a few suggestions and created a few gift guides that we will be posting here on the blog each week for the month of December.

This week we focus on the guys. Besides an exquisite pair of new shoes, we think accessories are key! Because most men like to wear their things to the ground before replacing them, we are suggesting some great looking personal items for your favorite guy on your shopping list. Whether it’s a brand new watch, an oiled canvas backpack, a handsome leather wallet or just some really fun socks, we got you covered. See you soon?

Have a great rest of the week!
xo ~ team re-souL

 

Shoe Trend: Chelsea Boots For Women

Chelsea boots, also known as Jodhpur boots or Paddock boots are close-fitting, ankle-high boots. The most notable features are the elastic side panel and a tab on the back of the boot, making it simple to take on and off with ease. The design’s history dates back to the Victorian era, when it was worn by both men and women.

In the 1950s and ’60s, Chelsea boots became popular in Great Britain. Perhaps because of their association with the King’s Road set of “Swinging London”.  Worn by everyone from the Beatles, the Rolling Stones to Jean Shrimpton might explain how the name Chelsea became attached to the boot.

A popular trend this season for women, we thought it would be fun to show you 3 different ways to wear this little iconic boot.

Chelsea Boots with Leggings

Who doesn’t like to wear leggings? Comfortable and cozy with an oversized sweater and a wool jacket the boots give your outfit a clean polished look. Ditch the Uggs ladies!

Chelsea Boots with Skirt

If you like wearing skirts or dresses, you can easily wear a Chelsea style because of the close fit to the ankle. Wear coordinated tights to lengthen your legs visually. Layer some socks with your tights for a more casual look. Plus, they’ll keep your tootsies warm on chillier days.

Chelsea Boots with Skinny Jeans

 

For a look with a little more edge, try wearing a style with a higher heel. This style of the Chelsea boot works well with skinny jeans as well as dresses and skirts. Rock on girl!

If you like what you see, hop on over to our website at resoul.com. We have quite a few chelsea boots now in stock. You may also like our post on wearing shoes  “borrowed from the boys” here too. 

Currently Coveting: MOMA 50404 Boot

MOMA 50404 Lace-up Boot

“This boot is incredibly fashionable with just a touch of grit.” – Torin

Since my first day at re-souL I have had a soft spot in my heart for MOMA. They’ve been the ones that always catch my eye and tempt me the most. From the way the leathers crease and fold, reminiscent of the topography of a map to the little marks and quirks of the hide that make each boot both unique and familiar. This is why I like MOMA and why I am currently coveting their 50404 lace-up boot.

Another aspect of the 50404 boot that has me coming back to it again and again is the look. This boot is incredibly fashionable with just a touch of grit. I’ve always loved dressing well but I hate being too dolled up. I like to throw in something rough or different with an outfit. The 50404 boot allows me to throw in that military blue collar look while still maintaining a put together appearance. Alternatively, I can wear them with a tee and blue jeans and have an effortless, stylish casual look. Joe Cool has his sunglasses and I have my boots.

Currently Coveting the MOMA 50404 Lace-up boot - Brown

Moma has always come across as more than just a shoe, it was clearly evident that the folks behind this brand had much more than shoes in mind when they develop their new styles for each season. These aren’t unskilled laborers sitting at an assembly line cranking out the same shoe or boot over and over again. These are artists; real craftsmen and women who are imbuing such an ordinary everyday thing with life and personality. For that, the knowledge that these boots are made with love and that they are going to be with me for years to come, that’s the real reason why I covet the MOMA 50404 lace-up boot..

-Torin

This post part of a series of re-souL staff picks titled “Currently Coveting”.