Showing posts with label fall. Show all posts
Showing posts with label fall. Show all posts

OTK Boot Dupes

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

I think we can all agree that over the knee boots are one of the biggest fashion trends of fall/winter 2016. I know that I already have snagged three pairs...oops. Besides choosing what color you want and if you want one with a heel or not, there is the decision of what brand to get. I know we all love our name brands, but I often find that the cheaper versions end up being better! I recently got Steve Madden black OTK boots and thought they were the bee's knees. They are so beautiful on but after wearing them once I realized I had made a huge mistake. Aprox. $90 for the top of the boot to constantly slide down, the heel to be too tall and steep, and the MOST uncomfortable shoes I have ever worn in my life. I wore them for one night and half my toes were numb for a WEEK. I am not even exaggerating. I was so disappointed because I love the look of OTK boots. But then, Target came to save the day (as usual) with an amazing selection of boots! I got these OTK boots from Target in black for less than $40! Right now they are online for $59.99 but you can get 30% off with the code COLD at checkout. I chose these with no heel so that I can wear them to both work or play and be comfortable. Plus I am already almost 5'8", so height is not something I often want to add. These are pratically twins of the very popular Stuart Weitzman OTK boots at Nordstrom that run for a (insane) $798. I don't know what human has $800 to spend on one pair of boots, but that human is not me. So if you are looking for an affordable pair of OTK boots that are both stylish and comfortable, look no more! The specific ones I linked come in black, grey, and taupe/brown. However the taupe looks more like a cream to me online. I did not see that shade in person so I can't say exactly how that color looks. I am normally a 7 or 7.5 in boots and I got the 7.5 in these and they fit perfect. I also linked some other styles I love for great prices! Happy shopping. Btw, in the photo I am wearing the boots from Palm Tree Boutique! They are going fast!

Under $100

Target OTK boots, no heel
Target OTK boots, with heel
Target OTK boots, wedge heel
Target OTK boots, chunky heel

Don't forget to use code COLD for 30% off today!

Under $50

Dottie Couture OTK Boots
Shop Hopes OTK Boots, with heel in olive 
Palm Tree OTK Boots, taupe
Palm Tree OTK Boots, tan
Palm Tree OTK Boots, black 

I have the Palm Tree boots in taupe and my mom has them in tan (pictured at the top) and we both love them! They have a low heel and are very comfortable. I am a size 7.5. They have limited sizes right now and are selling quick! I really hope they restock soon. :)

100 Shows & Movies to Binge This Halloween

Monday, October 24, 2016

I love horror movies! Like I loveeee all things creepy and strange on the television or in books and short stories. Haunted houses real scary things make me a total weenie, so I still to media. In honor of Halloween coming up, I decided to list all of my favorite creepy shows and movies. I got a little carried away and couldn't narrow it down, so I made a list of 100! This list includes both movies and shows, from family friendly G-rated, to "why did I watch that? I am never going to sleep again!" thrillers. Most, but not all of these are on Netflix! I hope you carve a great pumpkin, drink some spiked cider, and cuddle up to enjoy!What are you scary movie favorites??

  1. Hemlock Grove- think Twilight but more sci-fi and less lovey dovey
  2. The Babadook 
  3. Harry Potter- obviously
  4. West World- this is a new show on HBO and it is WILD
  5. Stranger Things- 80's pop culture, thriller
  6. The Gift
  7. How To Get Away With Murder
  8. Bates Motel
  9. Dexter- incredibly addicting, never knew I could love a serial killer
  10. It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
  11. Gone Girl
  12. Black Mirror-season 3 just came out, but you can watch in any order, each ep. is unconnected
  13. American Horror Story- my absolute favorite show, but season's 1 & 3 are the best!
  14. The Addams Family
  15. Coralin- almost too creepy to be a kids movie!
  16. Escape To Witch Mountain
  17. Would You Rather
  18. Dark Skies-I hate aliens, screw alien movies, this was scary as sh*t
  19.  Friday The 13th
  20. Trick 'r Treat- cheesy but a must!
  21. The Possession
  22. Scream
  23. Scary Movie (All of them!)
  24. Occulus
  25. 10 Cloverfield Lane- watch Cloverfield Lane too...not a sequel but they are connected.
  26. Heathers
  27. Practical Magic 
  28. The Walking Dead
  29. The Twilight Zone
  30.  Scream Queens-Emma Roberts is the Regina George of horror
  31. Are You Afraid of the Dark?
  32. Halloween
  33. Children of The Corn
  34. Rosemary's Baby-a classic!
  35. American Pyscho
  36. Hocus Pocus-this should be on repeat the entire month of October, honestly.
  37. The Nightmare Before Christmas-loved this movie as a child, still do!
  38. Halloweentown- the original is the best, but the others are acceptable
  39. Casper
  40. The Worst Witch-before HP there was Mildred Hubble! Terrible quality, but a must!
  41. Teen Witch
  42. Under Wraps- totally underrated
  43.  Mom's Got a Date With A Vampire
  44. Phantom of The Megaplex
  45. Don't Look Under The Bed 
  46. The Little Vampire
  47. Scooby-Doo! And the Witches Ghost- The Hex Girls were GOALS!
  48. Darknet
  49. The Inivitation
  50. Shutter Island- wait what did I just watch??
  51. The Following
  52. Gremlins- does anyone else think Gremlins and Furbies are suspiciously similar?? 
  53. The Conjuring- best horror movies of the 2000's in my opinion
  54. The Visit- this is super scary but I also laughed my butt off majority of the movie
  55. Neon Demon
  56. The Witch- demonic and unsettling, I felt like I needed to go read the Bible after
  57. American Mary
  58. The Fourth Kind- SCREWWWWWWW THIS MOVIE.
  59. Jaws
  60. The Exorcist
  61. Mama- if your kid has an imaginary friend, maybe don't watch this haha
  62. Let The Right One In
  63. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre- I mean of course!
  64. The Silence of The Lambs
  65. Evil Dead-THE GROSSEST, only horror movie that I almost quit watching
  66. Poltergesit
  67. The Butterfly Effect
  68. Carrie
  69. It Follows
  70. The Shinig
  71. E.T.- screw this movie too
  72. The Omen
  73. Little Nemo's Adventures In Slumberland- not very well known & pretty dark for a kid's movie
  74. The Ring
  75. Frankenstein
  76. The Descent
  77. The Eye
  78. Orphan
  79. You're Next- SO good
  80. Hotel Transylvania- super cute family movie!
  81. The Hills Have Eyes
  82. Shutter
  83. Sinister- creepy but so good
  84. Saw (Series)
  85. The Sixth Sense
  86. The Neverending Story
  87. Paranormal Activity- I slept on my parents floor after going to see the first one LOL
  88. The Purge
  89. Twilight- I'm sorry I had to
  90. Cabin In The Woods
  91. Edward Scissorhands
  92. A Nightmare On Elm Street
  93. Dracula- do you have to sleep with the covers up to your neck? Me too.
  94. Monster House
  95. Frankenweenie
  96. The Corpse Bride
  97. Beetlejuice- this movie scared the Hell out of me as a kid
  98. Kiki's Delivery Service
  99. The Knowing
  100. The Amityville Horror

Preserving Pumpkins For Fall Decor

Monday, September 26, 2016

Last Thursday was the first day of fall and I welcomed the season with open arms. Hobby Lobby has had all fall and Christmas decor on 40% off for quite some time now. I picked up a cute scarecrow door hanger for only $12. But my favorite way to start decorating for fall, is by using real pumpkins and gourds. You can get a bag of the gourds like I used for $5 at HEB. I also was so excited to see new pumpkins this year. There are "pink" pumpkins like I got and dark green as well. I love the pink because it looks like something straight out of Cinderella. But it still has a peach/orange tint to it so that you don't stray too far away from true fall colors. If you have a pumpkin patch or farmers market nearby you can probably find even better deals and more options. I don't plan on carving these pumpkins, just setting them out for decoration. If you do plan on carving I would recommend waiting until about two or three weeks before Halloween since the carve pumpkins will decay much faster. 

Left alone. the pumpkins and gourds will last much longer. These are the steps I use to preserve my pumpkins and gourds to help slow down the rotting that I found on this blog through Pinterest. 

You will need: 




Towel or washcloth

Tub or large sink 

 Aside from the pumpkins, you most likely have everything else at home already.

Fill your tub or sink with 10 parts water 1 part bleach and let your pumpkins soak for 5-10 minutes. Don't overdo the bleach or it will eat away at the skin of your pumpkins.

 Wear gloves if you have them so that the bleach does not irritate your skin. You may have to push or hold the small ones under. After 5-10 minutes, let them air dry.

If you plan to paint your pumpkins, skip the next step and go straight to painting. The colors are mine were gorgeous, so I chose to leave them their natural colors.  

With a washcloth or paper towel, buff each pumpkin/gourd with a little Vaseline to moisturize the skin and give it a pretty shine. If there is excess or they are slippery, wipe them down with a clean cloth or paper towel. You don't want them to be sticky or slippery.

And then you're done! Your pumpkins are now clean and shiny and ready to be put to use. I use mine as a centerpiece for my living room table and as random decor around the house. If you follow me, you have probably noticed I have been on a chalkboard paint kick. I picked up this chicken wire/chalkboard hanger at the Round Top Antique Fair last year. It has been loaded down with pictures and memories but I never got around to writing or drawing anything on the chalkboard side. Here's what I ended up doing! I'm pretty pleased with how it came out. I hope you found this post useful and happy fall y'all!



Fall Footwear

Friday, September 2, 2016

When I did my post on fall trends on Monday, I really had to refrain myself from adding too many shoes. I love boots and booties and they make SO many styles now. I seriously want every pair, but my bank account would not be too happy with me if I gave in to the temptation of every cute shoe I laid eyes on. Sooo, I decided to do a post strictly on fall footwear! I narrowed down my favorite styles that are really big for this coming fall and then picked my favorites in each category. It saves you the time of looking through pages and pages of shoes without getting overwhelmed. Obviously, your tall boots and over the knees are going to be a little pricier than a pair of booties. Boots are definitely an investment piece because tall boots always come back in style and can be worn for multiple fall and winters. Which of these are your favorite? Or do you have a favorite brand? Let me know in the comments or shoot me an email! Don't forget to subscribe in the right-hand menu so that you never miss a post! All of the headers are direct links to the boots.



Peep Toe

Wedge Sandal 




  Tall-Brown also comes in black & grey!


Over The Knee-Black

  Over The Knee-Brown

Fall Boutique Round Up

Monday, August 29, 2016

The first day of fall (September 22) is quickly approaching, and I'm having mixed feelings. I love summer weather and days by the water in a bikini. I'm the type of person who is always cold, so 80-90 degrees feels great to me. But fall means bonfires and hot caramel macchiatos instead of iced, football and flannels, hometown fairs and my birthday ;). But what I love most about fall is the clothes! I rounded up my fall favorites from all of my go-to clothing boutiques. Each header is a direct link to their website if you see something you like! 

Some trends for this fall that I'm loving:

Over the knee boots
Earthy colors: brown, camel, burnt orange, mustard yellow, hunter green
Flowy maxi dresses
Vintage, thin, buckled belts
Off the shoulder tops
Mauve or dusty pink
Chunky bib necklaces and chokers
Printed or textured booties
Royal and ice blues
Long cardigans and flannels
Bandanna necklaces
Peep toe wedges and booties

What fall trends are you looking forward to? What are you favorite boutiques? Share with me in the comments or email me! Don't forget to subscribe in the side bar so you never miss a post!
Thanks for reading.


 Dottie Couture Boutique



Palm Tree Boutique





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