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favorite gift award

Every year, people ask me what my best Christmas gift I’ve ever received was. After this Christmas, I can say without a doubt, my new Tory Burch over the knee boots.

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Flannel Shirt/Dress | Scarf | Earrings | Lip Color | Boots (similar, less expensive version here) | Sunnies

I love how over the knee boots make such a statement. Even wearing them with a simple flannel shirt totally takes your outfit to the next level. The ones I got are definitely an investment piece but I know I’ll be able to wear them for years to come!

What about you? Let us know what your favorite gift this year was!

xx, lauren

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gift guide: for the men

Is it just me, or are men just hard to buy for? Guys for the most part are so simple and seem to be content with what they have, so it’s difficult to think of anything but the typical to give. My goal each year is to think outside the box and give something useful, yet thoughtful. Does he like golf? Get him a new driver, golf bag, or fun accessories. Did he just start a new job? Get him a great pair of work shoes, ties, and nice clothes. Does he travel a lot? Bose speakers, an iPad Air, or a travel bag are always good options. Check out some of my favorite presents to give the guys!


1. For the guy that loves a cold drink, especially a Moscow Mule. S/2 Antiqued Copper Mugs

2. For the man who loves biking. P.S. Find any care kit imaginable here. FA Seeds Co. ‘Cycle Care Kit’

3. For decor, warmth, and snuggling. Filson Mackinaw Wool Throw Blanket

4. To  spice up your man’s watch collection. Tsovet Watch

5. The holiday food has arrived, and a pair of Nike’s only adds to the new year work out motivation.

6. Nothing compares to Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones.

7. The most manly calculator and the perfect stocking stuffer.

8. For the dude who loves golfing. Golf Trunk Organizer

9. A great Jack Spade Flannel iPhone Case for fall.

10. For the guy who travels a lot. American Heritage Leather Travel Kit

11. A good henley always makes a man look good.

12. There is nothing like a good boot on a man. Rag & Bone Archer Desert Boots

13. A great bag for an overnight trip or a carry-on vacation.


layers and boots.

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Alberto Fermani Boots + a Coupon Inside!

Hey wintertime, what thrills me the most about you besides the salted hot chocolate, cozy big-blanket-worthy fireplaces, and holiday music to welcome the chill is…drum roll please…BOOTS. From ankle booties to over-the knee riders, I can legitimately say I adore them all. Each silhouette is fitting for the specific design of the day: casual, dressy, or some where in between.

So, I must admit: as fall tumbles into a snowy season, I try to investigate the market for a designer that could become my new favorite. So may I introduce you to this lovable brand? Alberto Fermani is the Italian name that is worth scribbling down in your iPhone notes section or at least on a sticky note! Bergdorf, Neimans, and Nordstrom all agree.

Good news. I am a fan of these boots because they resemble absolute quality alongside style.

Best news yet. A Post Thanksgiving Sale is coming up soon.


It begins Saturday, November 24th.

It ends Monday, November 26th.

Use the code ‘Loloboots’ to get 30% off the site.

My favorites: the Triumvirate Ankle Boots and the Aracelli Boots

Keep in mind: You must have a US shipping address.

Fall Must-Haves from the Girls at Kitson Themselves

Here at Kitson, we have put together a few things that are MUST-HAVES that LOLO Readers would like for Fall (at least we think so)! From Marc Jacobs gloves to J BRAND corduroys, we are so excited to start wearing these autumn earth tones. Take it from us that two tone shoes are something everyone girl needs this year, and what better place to get them than Kitson’s totally rad online shop? Great news: You can get all of these items online today. Be head of the trends people!

Merry Janes: Local Artists + Painted Shoes (TOMS included!)

Making something local global seems to be the name of the game in the coming times. We are tired of the “everyone has that” item. We want the undercover, hole-in-the-wall, unique thing with some local love. Is there a story behind it? Even better. A few weeks ago I stumbled across Merry Janes. Founder Jane Alvarado has a keen eye for awesome soles as well as a talented artist radar, and it was when she decided to put the two together that this genius collaboration was born. Hello gift idea!

Jane’s Motto

How many times have you heard someone say “ I love your shoes?” While not directly in your sight range, your shoes are rarely missed. I have always loved shoes, and I want them to make a statement about me and how I am feeling on a particular day. My motto: keep the clothes classic, and let the shoes do the talking!

The Story and the Company

I was on a girl’s trip last winter with lifelong friends, and the idea to hand paint shoes and boots came to me; it was a perfect “fit”. Merry Janes is a unique company engaging the services of three very distinct artists.

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The Process

Designer shoes are carefully selected. Each pair is then studied to see what colors and design will compliment the style of the shoe. Each pair becomes a wearable piece of art.

Our hand painted cowboy boots are quickly becoming our most popular item. We also hand paint TOM’s shoes with school and corporate logos.

You can request photos of shoes and boots in our inventory in your size, or special order in colors that you love! You can even send Merry Janes an old favorite and let us paint it for you to match that great new scarf or belt.

The Artists

Joan Huey is our logoed TOM’s expert. Joan has a technique that incorporates several different elements one of which is a special blend of paints to produce a product that shows your school spirit!


Katy Bandish is a canvas artist that pulls inspiration from the things that she loves and enjoys in life when painting magnificent cowboy boots.


Chris Pinales finds that painting shoes brings a new expression to his creativity. The texture of the leather and the lines of the shoe bring a new dimension to his art.




Get to creating by emailing jane@merry-janes.com, and check out her website here!