First Boots this Fall & link up

October 4, 2016



Well, well well I am back with another black and olive look (see last weeks here). Today I am sharing with you the same olive jacket from last week but styled over a black maxi dress and my new suede fringed ankle booties.



I wear this dress weekly as it’s very comfortable but I have waited until now to share it on the blog.  I wanted the weather to get cool enough for jacket weather to style the dress with this jacket. This whole look was actually inspired by my blogging friend Becky whom styled a very similar look here. As you can see from Becky’s picture the only thing I changed about this look from Becky’s is I traded sandals for these new bad boy Vaneli Jeroen taupe suede boots from Marmi.



These shoes are very cute and go with most of what I have. When I checked out these shoes I was glad to find width size choices and choose a wide and I am glad I did as these are very nice boots. These boots fit well with room to move my toes around in if needed and are such a pretty color. I am honored to wear these as my first boots for the season.


I wore this outfit to church and then to a “Stone Soup” gathering at my in-laws church. This is a fun tradition my in-laws like to have each year. Family and folks from their church come together bringing cans of vegetables to mix in a pot while the story “Stone Soup” is being read. This is special for the children as they get to be the “suppliers of food to put in the soup.” Each child gets a turn to stir the contents of the soup and whomever gets a big stone in their soup gets a dollar amount. This is a very fun activity that I hope we can continue with our kids even as they are grown up and have kids of their own.

What traditional activities do you do with your kids around this time?  Have you ever made “Stone Soup”?

How would you style boots like the ones I am wearing?

*These boots were provided to me from Marmi in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and not that of Marmi. Thank you for supporting the brands that support my blog.

Outfit details: Boots: c/o Marmi, same here//Jacket: c/o Target via Brandzaffair, similar//Maxi Dress: Target, similar//Necklace: similar//Lips: Lexie-Beary by LipSense, order this color and others here.

Now it’s time for “Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me” link up:

Rachel of Garay Treasures blog:



Rachel is a former full time preschool special education teacher turned full time stay-at- home mom of four children with a passion for substitute teaching and blogging at Garay Treasures on the side. Garay Treasures is a fashion and lifestyle blog with some added posts on faith and everyday treasures. Rachel loves drinking several cups of coffee a day (hot or iced), blogging, and reading and playing with her children. You can follow Rachel by bloglovin, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or Pinterest.

Now on to the Featured 5  from last week:


Rachael looks amazing in this dress she rented from Best Dressed. I am a sucker for blue dresses. See post here.


Carly shares 10 Tips to Having a Successful blog and you can find these here. What a nice post filled with information.


Elise turned 40 recently and compiled a nice list of things she has learned in life. This is inspired me to do a similar list sometime.


I loved reading Casey’s honest post on what it means to discover how to be a wife. This post is thoughtful and unique as each woman’s calling to marriage looks different from woman to woman. Learn more here. 


I loved Valerie’s ideas for styling chambray for the fall. I especially love the stripes and chambray combination. See the tips here.

Now it is your turn, please follow the rules below and enjoy!

 1). Please link up recent posts and include the link up button or post this URL link back on your blog. The posts can be about fashion, DIY projects, recipes, inspiration, tips, etc. *If you link up other link ups or giveaways please be sure you share this link up on your link up post to share the blog love and I will be sure to link up to yours. Also please follow me in the below social medias and let me know how you are following and I will follow back. Thank you!

2). Please follow your host: Rachel of Garay Treasures either by Bloglovin, Instagram, Facebook or Twitter or all. Comment below and let me know how you are following so I can follow back.

3). Stop by and check out the other bloggers who have linked up and be inspired.

4). Have fun! Comment below if you have any questions! Thanks for linking up!

To link up it would be great if you linked my button to your post that you link up. Get button code below:

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  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom October 4, 2016 at 12:27 am

    I adore that black dress on you and those boots are def. the cutest! Also, so sorry for the loss of your grandma recently. Prayers for you and your family.


  • Sheree October 4, 2016 at 1:09 am

    These boots look great on you and probably very comfortable as well! I like the army green jacket to keep the look minimal and clean.

    ~ xo Sheree
    Posh Classy Mom

  • Ingrid @ Fabulous and Fun Life October 4, 2016 at 1:58 am

    One of the best things about the cooler weather is being able to wear jackets and boots, both of which I love! Your boots are gorgeous!

  • Laurie October 4, 2016 at 2:26 am

    Looking fabulous Rachel. Olive is one of my favourite colours this year ! Thank you for hosting x

  • Debbie Stinedurf October 4, 2016 at 5:34 am

    Three things…first, I love this outfit! There’s just something about black and olive together. Second, the Ageless Style Link Up is today and our theme is utility jackets so you’ll fit right in, and third, today I’m reviewing the exact same boots but in black!

  • Marta October 4, 2016 at 6:10 am

    These booties are super cute & I love the fringe detail!

  • Jill October 4, 2016 at 6:13 am

    This is such a chic look! Love the olive jacket layered over the maxi and your booties are fab!

    Doused In Pink

  • Andrea Nine October 4, 2016 at 6:23 am

    LOVE THIS!! One of my favorite looks on you Rachel…the hi low hem with the BootiesDRESS is darling and you know how to Rock a military jacket for sure!!

  • Nancy October 4, 2016 at 6:44 am

    Wow! What a fantastic outfit! That dress looks good on you! And the ankle boots are great!

  • Kathrine Eldridge October 4, 2016 at 6:55 am

    Love the fall look! The booties are gorgeous and I love the added necklace! Thanks for the link up.

  • Anna Shirley October 4, 2016 at 6:55 am

    I like the olive jacket with the black dress too. I love these boots. Perfect with the outfit.

    Anna xoxo

  • Valerie October 4, 2016 at 7:12 am

    Thank you so much for the shout out! Loving your outfit too- such classic fall style staples- I’ll have to recreate this one for sure!

  • Laura October 4, 2016 at 8:22 am

    Loving those amazing booties! You look fabulous!

  • Red Tag Chic Los Angeles October 4, 2016 at 8:22 am

    Cute boots!!!

    I am doing the second installment of my collaboration with fashion-forward brand STAYING SUMMER this week at blog & I know you’ll like it – don’t forget to drop by & let me know what you think!

    Happy Tuesday!


  • Ashley October 4, 2016 at 8:31 am

    I love this whole outfit, lady! The olive jacket and booties are so cute!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  • jodie filogomo October 4, 2016 at 8:34 am

    I love this idea of wearing booties with dresses!!
    I know I never would have done this before blogging—which makes it more fun!
    I’ll have to check out Marmi shoes–this is the second blog I’ve read about them!

  • Andrea@WellnessNotes October 4, 2016 at 8:37 am

    I love your boots – great color & fringe details! Perfect for fall. They look fabulous with the black dress & olive jacket!

    Thanks for the link up!

  • Noma October 4, 2016 at 9:03 am

    Great outfit and it’s perf for autumn. 🙂

    XoXo Noma

  • Elise October 4, 2016 at 9:06 am

    Thank you so much for the feature Rachel! I am so flattered! I have never heard of or had stone soup, sounds very cool. I would wear your booties just as you have. I love this look . Perfect for Fall!

    xx, Elise

  • Shauna October 4, 2016 at 9:10 am

    I love the color of the booties, and that fringe detail is so fall fab!


  • Amy Arnold October 4, 2016 at 9:13 am

    What cute boots! I love the fringe and how you styled them with the black and olive.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • amy October 4, 2016 at 9:15 am

    You look amazing in this outfit! Love it!

  • Casey Capra October 4, 2016 at 9:18 am

    Yay! Thanks for the feature! <3

    That dress is SO great… There are so many possibilities for dressing it up or down in the fall/winter! Black is such a "blank canvas" and I'm excited to possibly see you style it other ways throughout the year:)

  • Jaymie Ashcraft October 4, 2016 at 9:20 am

    Such cute booties!!! I love the black and olive together!

  • Roxanne October 4, 2016 at 9:39 am

    The fringe on these booties is so cute! Love this lip color on you, too.


  • Jennie October 4, 2016 at 10:10 am

    I love the booties you selected. The color and fringe are great. Such a great way to style your maxi dress for fall! I am also wearing black and my olive green utility jacket today. i gave you a shout out in my post. 🙂

  • Dawn Lucy October 4, 2016 at 10:31 am

    Omg love the booties you picked. Lookin’ good Girl!

    Dawn Lucy

  • Kishina October 4, 2016 at 10:31 am

    Oh-em-geeeee! Those booties are a pair of beauties…lol. I’m so corny, I know. But they are absolutely fabulous and I’m loving how you styled them here. Yaaaay for the black and olive. And for the record, I’m HERE for anything olive colored this year. Thanks for sharing and hosting the link up as well.

  • Stephanie October 4, 2016 at 10:45 am

    Love the booites!!! You look amazing and the dress is so pretty loving the cut.

  • Jess October 4, 2016 at 11:15 am

    Love the style and asymetrical cut of the dress Rachel, you look great. Loving your Marmi booties as well. Taupe will go with everything, love it combined with your olive jacket.
    Thanks for linking up !
    jess xx

  • Amanda October 4, 2016 at 11:16 am

    Such a cute look! I love your booties!


  • Adri October 4, 2016 at 11:27 am

    This definitely has my neutral loving heart singing! Great look!
    xo Adri

  • Rachael Thomas October 4, 2016 at 11:41 am

    I love how you styled the olive jacket with the black maxi dress! I also love those boots and the fringe detail. Thank you for the feature!

  • Ada October 4, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    This is my favorite Rachel (Garay) Outfit of 2016. That’s it!

  • Laura October 4, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    Rachel this is such a CUTE look – I LOVE those boots!!! That sounds like such a fun time and probably one of the few times someone wishes for a stone:)


  • Becky @ bybmg October 4, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    What a great look. The booties go well with the hem of the dress!

  • Tamara October 4, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    Loving your boots Rachel! The fringe is so much fun!


    Tamara –

  • Mary Murnane October 4, 2016 at 2:14 pm

    So adorable! Love this. Great necklace!


  • Sarah @ Bows & Clothes October 4, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    I love the hemline on this dress! Black and olive is such a classic combo! I have never heard of Stone Soup but it sounds neat!


  • Rachel October 4, 2016 at 7:23 pm

    I love the details of the whole look!

  • Rania October 4, 2016 at 8:11 pm

    Definitely loving the boots especially how they match almost exactly your top. Would love if you can link up to

  • Lisa Morin October 4, 2016 at 8:16 pm

    Beautiful outfit!! Love those boots XO. Stop by and join the linkup @

  • Shannon Jenkins October 4, 2016 at 9:34 pm

    Girl youre looking fabulous! Love the fringe booties!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  • Shea October 4, 2016 at 10:04 pm

    Those look like such fun booties! I love the fringe. I can’t wait to wear mine (and maybe find a new pair for fall) once my feet get back to normal size 🙂 They’re great with the black maxi!

  • Adi October 4, 2016 at 11:58 pm

    Cute boots! Flawless look, Rachel!
    Adi xx

  • Mallory L Welch October 5, 2016 at 9:55 am

    I love your booties! I have similar ones that I’ve been wearing all the time! Thank you for hosting!

  • Kim October 5, 2016 at 10:12 am

    You can never go wrong with fringe booties and yours are adorable!


  • Jess October 5, 2016 at 1:40 pm

    Thanks for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday
    jess xx

  • Emma Peach October 5, 2016 at 6:37 pm

    Those boots are fabulous! I love the tassels, and they look really comfortable too!

    Emma xxx

  • Lana October 9, 2016 at 2:48 am

    This is a great look, and I love your new booties. The fringe is so fun! Hope you’re having a great weekend.

  • Michelle Orsi November 20, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    Booties are my favorite shoe style. Love this pair- super cute