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Welcome to KCL Friday Finds! Today's shopping guide is full of affordable beauty-themed stocking stuffers. Don't get me wrong, I love to get candy and chocolates in my stocking, but I also love other gifts, like a cute new pair of socks and especially little beauty products.

A beauty stocking stuffer doesn't have to cost a lot. Between individual sheets masks and bath bombs  to lip balm and nail polish, you can find so many great options under $10. Several options below are even under $5.

The most universal of stocking stuffers, aside from candy, is lip balm. When given as a gift, go with something more luxurious than a Cherry Chapstick from the grocery store. My favorite lip balms at Bua Organics are all-natural and organic and come in options like Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, and Jojoba Oil. For a moisturizing lip balm with the addition of a fun scent, try Einstein Bath Co., for flavors like Sangria, Marshmallow, and Pink Frosting.

A wonderful way to give a luxury beauty…

How to Wear Over the Knee Boots


This has to be one of the most intimidating trends for fall, though it's still going strong this year, and I am eager to try it out finally. Much like classic riding boots, there are a few simple ways to wear over the knee boots. Once you get the basic formulas down, with a few simple tips, you can easily style these tall boots in any number of ways.


Go monochrome. This is the same advice I give for knee-high boots. Especially if you're short like me, you can get a more seamless look by pairing black over the knee boots, for example, with black jeans or with black tights and a black skirt. You can also go monochrome on top, by pairing an all-white outfit with grey or taupe over the knee boots. Image via Pink Wish.


Consider fit. A chunky sweater and jeans look great with a structured over-the-knee boot that gets a little wider at the top,  like this Nine West Jena Over-the-Knee Boot, but a sexy body-con dress or mini skirt calls for slim, fitted boots with a slimmer heel, like this Sam Edelman Bernadette Boot. Balance out a wide, chunky-heel over the knee boot with fall layers, like a vest or blazer. Image via Free People / Jeffrey Campbell Parkway Thigh High Boot. 

Go for soft suede. Especially if you're thinking about getting over-the-knee boots in a bold color, like burgundy, you can create a much more soft and effortless look with a pair in brushed suede rather than a shiny leather finish.


Find balance. I've said this so many times, that styling is all about balance - balancing color with neutral, patterns with solids, and sexy with classy, etc. Over-the-knee boots definitely call for balance, as they immediately create a bold and sexy vibe. Balance them out with toned-down accessories and a more modest outfit. Modest can mean a few things in this context. For example, a jacket isn't something that is sexy because it's revealing; it's sexy because of the look and texture. A leather moto jacket, for instance, is much more sexy that a knit cardigan or poncho. And even a modest heel can add sex appeal to an outfit, so if you plan to pair your over the knee boots with shorts or a mini skirt, go for a modest top to tone the look down. Image via Mikuta.

Pick the right hemlines. If you pair super tall boots with pants, with the exception of an all-black look, be aware of where the bottom of your shirt hits. You can go for a cropped jacket that stops at the waist or long layers that fall below the boots, like the long jacket pictured above.


Keep it simple. It's easy to feel overwhelmed at the idea of styling over the knee boots after looking at intricately layered outfits on the web, but all you really need is a pair of skinny jeans and a sweater or a cute printed fall dress to go with your boots (the same advice goes for knee-high boots as well). Image via ASOS KILO Suede Flat Over The Knee Boots.
  
Shop Fall Boots: Ankle & Bootie  //  Knee-High  //  Over-the-Knee



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Comments

  1. Over-the-knee boots are such a fave of mine come fall! Can't wait to break 'em out!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  2. I love your suggestions, beauty! I agree, the most important to me is finding a balance when working with OTK boots to avoid creating an outfit that's either too frumpy or overly sexy. I love the last outfit you've shared here with that cozy knit, now I'm even more excited to break out the sweaters, lol! Thanks for sharing, beauty, and I hope you're having a great week so far!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    THE STYLE CONTOUR

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  3. Now in fall, there is nothing better to wear than overknees! Love your picks. I'm glad that trend is still holding on. Have a great day

    xx Simone
    Little Glittery Box
    Instagram: littleglitterybox

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    1. I'm so glad too! And thanks, you have a great day as well!:)

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  4. Can't believe summer is almost over! I love over-knee boots especially the chunky sweater and jeans look! Thanks for the suggestions!
    xo Yvonne
    www.aproposh.com

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    1. It did go by so fast, but that's okay! I love fall!!:)

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  5. This is one of my favourite fall trends. I love how versatile OTK boots are!
    xo
    Siffat
    http://icingandglitter.com

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  6. love love love over the knee boots! its just too hot where i live, so cant really put these cuties on :" HAHA

    VVEEKEND 101

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  7. definitely loving the boots...and thinking of getting myself one this fall.
    kisses in the sandpit ❤︎
    www.mahryska.com

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