My Favorite Things: Ankle Boots

I have been LOVING wearing ankle boots this fall! They are so comfortable and really help bring an outfit to the next level. I personally do not wear high heels on a regular basis, so if the heel of this style of boot scares you, don't let it! Here are some cute, affordable (and I do mean affordable!) options that I found and wanted to share!

AztecBootI love the Aztec print of this boot! This type of pattern is very "in" right now and these go really well with a cute denim dress and a sun hat...flea market trip anyone? And you won't believe the price of these!

LuLusBlueThese navy boots have a fringe accent that I just adore! I love these moody rock n' roll booties and think they would be perfect to wear to a concert. I will definitely be ordering these for myself soon!

BlackCowboyThese cowboy boots are a fun alternative to the traditional mid-calf boot. Although I do think these are great for fall, they would also be perfect for summer BBQs or music festivals. Fun tip: Target also offers these in other colors!

JCPenneyRedThe color of these boots...I can't even handle it! This color is called "Bordeaux" and I love it! I honestly don't know if I could pick a more perfect Fall shoe color. These might be a bit trickier to wear, but I think the perfect outfit for these would be a black sundress, (yes, you can wear a sundress in California at this time of year) with a denim jacket over it. If you're really feeling festive you could even add a cute floppy style hat like this one!

BrownForever21The rich brown of these boots makes me want to throw on a flannel shirt and run through some fall leaves while holding a pumpkin. If only we had actual fall leaves and cold weather in California...sigh. But seriously, I love the warm, cozy feeling I get just from looking at these!

BrownFringeBootI actually own these boots and I am obsessed with them! They go so well with dresses! If you couldn't tell, I'm really into fringe right now, so the bohemian feel of these is right up my alley. Again, you can't beat the price on these either!

BlackHMChic. Cool. Fierce. I love these! The sharp details paired with a smooth finish make for an ultra sophisticated, yet edgy boot that would work amazingly well for a night on the town! These would be stunning with an all black outfit.

My Favorite Things: Cake Stands

Okay, okay, I know the title of this post seems a little redundant, I mean, who doesn't love cake stands? I, for one, adore them and have quite a few in my arsenal (and I'm sure I'll keep adding more) for any sweet treat that needs displaying. I think cake stands are one of the quintessential host/hostess staples that everyone needs. One of the best places to find affordable cake stands is actually Home Goods! They have several to choose from and they typically don't cost over $20. Because Home Goods doesn't have a website where you can see their merchandise, I'm going to go ahead and share some of my favorite internet finds!

PurpleGlassCakeStand

I love how ornate this stand is! It has that vintage, depression glass feel without the antique price tag. I also love not having to worry about breaking a family heirloom (I mean, it happens!) You can purchase this beauty here.

PBCakeStandThis pretty turquoise stand is from one of my favorite places, Pottery Barn! It has a classic design with a touch of that rustic/homegrown feel that Pottery Barn is known for! Check it out in this color and many others here!

LeCreusetCakeStand

I love this, I love this, I love this! The height is an awesome alternative as most bases are roughly around 6 inches tall. This stand is just what you need for a dessert table with varying heights to add dimension. They have other color options as well which you can take a look at here!

MosserCakeStand

This is one of my favorite designs! I have this stand in both Jadeite (pictured above) and a pretty pastel pink. These can be a little pricey, but the quality is incomparable. They are a gorgeous colored milk glass made by Mosser Glass Company. Check them out here at my go-to party supply site, Shop Sweet Lulu!

PinkGlassCakeStand

If you have never checked out BHLDN, you are missing out! They are purveyors of lovely bridal and party products! This adorable pink glass stand is perfect for a tea party. There are two sizes featured here.

MetalCakeStand

I have a galvanized cake stand exactly like this from Crate & Barrel, but unfortunately they have stopped selling it. At any rate, I was able to find a lovely substitute on Overstock.com! This is great if you like an industrial feel (and it's one that the men in your life won't think is too girly!). I use mine year-round, but especially during the fall! You can get your very own here.

WoodenCakeStand

Who say's cake stands are just for dessert? I think this pretty wooden stand would be ideal for cheese or bread (or both). It's nice to have a versatile piece like this one in your corner. You can purchase it here.

MacysStandDetails, details, details! This stand looks like it was picked up from a tiny shop in Italy or France, but it's actually from Macy's! This would pair quite nicely with wooden or galvanized details because of it's rustic design elements. Get one for yourself here.