The Makings of A Warmer Fall Outfit

This post is in collaboration with Marks & Spencer and Shopping Links. Affiliate links are used in this post. All opinions, however, are my own. 

Living in Texas is great! The people are nice, the air is clear, and the weather is warm all year round. However, when fall rolls in and pumpkin-spice-everything lines the shelves and coffee shop menus, we're often left sitting in the corner feeling like we've been picked last for dodgeball again. Our cold fronts consist of temperatures in the low 80's. 

The stores are stocked with adorable fall and winter outfits: shirts, boots, heavy jackets, scarves - all items that hardly see the light of day in my neck of the woods, even in the middle of December. However, we still want to feel like we have seasons here and, sometimes, we sacrifice our body temperature and comfort so we can wear the cute stuff like those Northern gals. 

No more, my ladies! No more! I finally found the outfit that leaves me feeling cozy inside, while not sweating to death, courtesy of Marks & Spencer London. 

Long Sleeve Star Print Shirt (size UK 8) / Cotton Rich Leggings (size UK Petite 8 Short) / Grey Suede Boots (size UK 3) 

At first I was nervous about ordering from a UK brand. I'm always concerned about the sizing and how it translates to our sizes in the U.S. and if they really are equal. 

The size chart that accompanies every item on the site helped me find which size would work best with my measurements. One of my favorite things about Marks & Spencer? They have PETITE SIZING! *Crying tears of joy*

I have been dreaming about getting over-the-knee boots for a few years now, but because I am petite, never thought I could pull it off. When I found these bad boys on their site, I took the leap and purchased. 

Ladies -- they are my new favorite boots. I seriously plan on wearing them anywhere and everywhere this season. These boots seriously make me wanna "power pose." Talk about a confidence booster. 

I know what you're thinking- "But they are suede! They'll be so hard to take care of." Normally when I hear the word "suede" I immediately think "AVOID WATER AT ALL COSTS", so I totally get where you're coming from. Luckily, these suede boots have Stain Away™" resistance technology that acts as a barrier to stop stains from forming. The finish protects against both oil and water based stains (and runny dog noses), preventing these stains from sinking into the fabric. 

These boots were definitely made for walking, thanks to the Insolia Flex® inserts that improves the rotational movement of the ball of your foot making it a more comfortable and fluid walking motion. 

Long Sleeve Star Print Shirt (size UK 8) / Cotton Rich Leggings (size UK Petite 8 Short) / Grey Suede Boots (size UK 3) 

I also found that I could roll the top portion down to switch up the look a tad, too.  

Marks & Spencer doesn't just offer women's clothes. They stock men's clothing, baby's and children's clothing, and home and holiday decor. 

Brb while I go buy some more things... 

By the way, all orders ship Express Delivery and shipping is FREE when you purchase over $50. You'll get your items in less than 5 days! 

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