Outfit Of The Yesterday: Ivory + Cognac + Olive + Gold (& Tory Burch Calista Riding Boots)

♫:  Let It Go The Neighbourhood

I haven’t been a very big boot-wearer over the past few years, and there’s been a few reasons why.  The biggest? It can be a challenge to find boots, especially riding boots, that fit petite legs well.

The “petite” label has definitely received more attention recently in the fickle world of fashion, as most retailers have now adopted some sort of petite line into their collections and stores. Which is great! No longer are we expected to dress like tiny little DKNY sailors via three racks of clothing hastily shoved into the back of a Macy’s, hooray.

But one trouble spot for me (and for a few other petites, I’ve noticed while perusing fellow fashion blogs across the web) are boots, and finding a good pair of boots that actually fit in the calves and don’t mimic the wide slug-lug-glug of rain boots.

So I grabbed the Tory Burch Calista boots during Shopbop’s recent “Big Event” sale, and the first thing I noticed while reading the reviews for the boots was that they ran very, very small in through the calves. I was even a little worried that they wouldn’t fit on my legs, but when they arrived I was relieved to discover that they fit well! Really well. All riding boots need to have a little bit of gap between the leg and the boot (because waddling is probably the one thing that will never be in style, harem pants be damned), and these boots both fit well and are comfy to…uh, boot. Heh. 

My boots are in the “sienna” color; they’re now sold out on Shopbop, but you can find similar styles on  Neiman Marcus & Jildor Shoes.




Coat: J Crew Townhouse Trench, old (similar here) (similar under $200) (similar under $100) (last worn here)

Sweater: Banana Republic (buy it here) (similar under $30)

Jeans: Forever 21 (similar here + take up to 30% off thru 12/2) (similar under $100)

Hat: Gilt, old (similar here) (similar under $30)

Ring: Forever 21 (similar here) (similar here, on sale)

Boots: Tory Burch Calista Boots (buy them here) (more options here) (similar under $250) (similar under $100)

Bag: Chloe Marcie Crossbody, old (similar here) (similar under $200) (last worn here)









  • Brian

    Love your jacket with the big button. Super stylish! Although this is an old post every Fall it seems all the new boots hit the streets. I finally got on the “riding boots” bandwagon and bought myself a pair of Tory Burch Marlene riding boots. Love them. Great post, thanks for sharing,



  • Emily Cobena

    Gorgeous! I am dreaming of adding a pair of Wide calf boots to my shoe collection. Also, I love the Hat. Very cozy!

  • Shawna Walker

    Super cute outfit, great color combo! http://www.living-thesuite-life.blogspot.com

  • Luce

    I love this outfit on you, it makes you look like such a “bad ass” you know, with machete in hand walking down the mean streets of Colorado… lol. You look amazing, that’s all I’m trying to get across ;)

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  • Annabelle

    You are killing me with the winter white! I am now officially obsessed.

    My boot funds this year went to the Rag & Bone Harrow ankle boot, which are not exactly useful winter wear, but so, so cute.

    • Jealous, The R&B boots are gorgeous!! Sometimes you just have to go with fun over functional, and those boots are worth it. Love them.

  • Caroline L.

    great outfit! i can’t wait to wear mine :)


  • Adrienne Scott-Trask

    Great outfit!! I am loving that hat and your jacket!
    -Adrienne. xo



  • beautygirl24

    Those boots are gorgeous! They look so regal! I agree that boots are tricky for us shorties, but they do elongate the legs. So when I found a pair of cognac boots last Fall that I loved, I grabbed them! My calves are a little thick though :) Anyway, you look very pretty Chloe. Love that coat too!

  • Amy

    Holy. Moly. The ripped pants with all the other gorgeous pieces are BEYOND. All hail the queen of Mix and Match!


    • Aw, THANK you! Ripped jeans are a new endeavor for me, but it’s fun mixing a bit of gritty with girly sometimes. I might even try to do it a bit more. ♥

  • Umm, I want it all – the boots, the coat, the hat…so perfect!

  • Claudja Williams

    My calves are too skinny to wear boots but I have always loved them


  • i have been in LOVE with those boots forEVER. but just didn’t want to splurge that much since i already have 2 pair of brown boots. and i just bought a pair of black AND brown boots. but damnit if i don’t still friggen WANT these. and you confirming that they fit on small calves makes me want them even more. gah. you look beautiful dahling.

    xoxo, jenn
    the stylish housewife

    • Hahaha, sorry Jenn. :( but thank you! If you can find them on super sale (especially after Christmas), get them! They’re worth it, promise.

  • I think those are my dream boots! good to know they fit shorter legs well! :)
    ps. the whole outfit is stunning.

Chloe, Colorful Colorado.
5'2" on a good day. 30's. A wearer of many hats. Likes fashion, good music, anything cinnamon flavored & pretty, pretty shoes. Loves her two chihuahuas, tickle fights with her husband, traveling, digging around on the internet for fun finds, Colorado, and always lugging around a camera or two...(more)


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