All Those ’90s Vibes

I didn’t spend the ’90s in St. Louis. I spent the ’90s in Springfield, Illinois, watching Clueless and Boy Meets World in my mother’s basement. I was obsessed with Hello Kitty and Lisa Frank and Keroppi. I was madly in love with Tommy, the green/white Power Ranger who — if I recall — was troubled with a heart of gold. I wanted to be Baby Spice, or maybe April O’Neil. I liked little more than playing Dr. Mario on our Super Nintendo.

No, I didn’t spend the ’90s in St. Louis. But if I had, this is what I would have worn.









Currently wearing… StLMo Raglan c/o Arch Apparel [HERE] | Frances Black Boot c/o Naturalizer [HERE] | Jeans, AEO [HERE] | Sunglasses, Anthropologie

I am thrilled to start ringing in the season with these cozy ’90s-appropriate favs: a soft, fall-hued pullover from Arch Apparel and new (super comfortable) fall knee boots from Naturalizer. All I need are some plush rainbow toe socks to complete my throwback autumn ensemble in total comfort.


  1. February 9, 2017 / 10:09 am

    Can you tell me if these shoes run small? The reviews online seem to be mix. I am thinking about ordering the wide calf but am not sure if I should go up a half size? Any thought? Now that you’ve had these for a while are they comfortable for all day wear?

    • February 9, 2017 / 12:20 pm

      Hello! I buy between an 8 and 8.5 normally in shoes, and I definitely needed the 8.5 here. Part of that is because I wear pretty thick socks when I wear boots, and part of that is because I think they run just a tiny bit small. If you’re unsure, I’d say go up half a size. You could always add some drugstore insoles if you needed to fill up a bit more space!

      In regards to comfort, I’m a big fan. I probably wear these 2x week. Are they the most comfortable boots I have ever owned? No. But are they the most comfortable boots with a heel this tall I’ve ever owned? Absolutely. I wouldn’t wear them on an all-day walking tour, but I’ve worn them for an afternoon of walking around a mall with no problem.They are also aging really well and, like all my Naturalizer boots, still look great after constant use. Hope that helps!

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