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Rockport Collab- What to Wear While Holiday Shopping


Hello Ladies,

A bit over a month and it will be Christmas! This time of year always goes by quickly as we plan for the all of the festivities, parties, getting together with family and shopping for Holiday gifts. I do most of my shopping on-line, however for some gifts, I love to shop at some stores nearby for gifts. Today, I am going to talk about what to wear holiday shopping when you are on the go, looking for gifts, trying on some festive wear for yourself, and taking a bit of a break in between while sipping some Gingerbread latte. I like to look put together when I am out, but also must be comfortable, if I am walking around shopping. Rockport, is a company I can count on for comfortable AND stylish shoes/boots. I don’t have to sacrifice style for comfort, as this boot has both!




Today, I am at Birkdale Village, a shopping area close to me, shopping for some gifts for my friend and family.  First, let me tell you about these fabulous leather cut out booties I am wearing from Rockport. I was quite excited to collaborate with them, as I have worked with them before here and here. I know Rockport’s shoes to well  be made and stylish.




I was immediately attracted to the Cobb Hill Abeline Zip Bootie for several reasons. First, I was in need of a pair of leather brown boots to coordinate with my fall wardrobe. Second, I love the cut out design  on the side, the ruched leather and sleek profile. These boots are “inspired by European styling” and have a 1.5 inch heel, which is a very comfortable height for me and makes them easy to walk in. Not only this, but their Eva footbed makes them a joy to wear! They are as comfortable as a pair of my sneakers! They are the most comfortable pair of boots I own.  I was able to walk around throughout the afternoon and didn’t feel any foot pain.


Here are some tips for what to Wear when Holiday Shopping:

  • Make sure you have comfortable footwear. As I mentioned, Rockport has wonderful choices of comfortable and stylish shoes and boots. These are some of my other favorites: The Cobb Hill Sabrina boot, and The Cobb Hill Bethany.
  • If you are trying on holiday dresses or clothes, I like to wear a dress as it is easy to change in and out of.
  • Make your outfit simple, as the less removing of jewelry, layers, the easier it is to try on outfits.
  • Bring a small handbag. I know my shoulders can hurt after awhile, especially if you are carrying shopping bags
  • If you like jeans, avoid lots of layers. Perhaps cozy sweater, and you are good to go!




The cut out detail is what really stood out to me. There is a side zipper and the leather is so soft.

What are your favorite  casual styles from Rockport’s website? Let me know in the comments section.

My outfit details: Sweater : Banana Republic, ( old, like this), Necklace ( jewelbox) Denim ( designer William Rast), booties c/o Rockport, handbag: Rebecca Minkoff

These booties were gifted to me, all opinions are truthful and my own.**


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Jess x

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  • Reply
    November 26, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    I love your boots, they look comfy and so stylish. Great look Jess 🙂 Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays.

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    November 25, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    Oh comfy looking boots for sure. You know just the right colours to suit you Jess. Nice look Hun. Jacqui

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    November 25, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    Like you, I’m finding that lower heeled booties are a good choice when all day comfort is desired. Your choice was an excellent one as they combine style and comfort without being clunky. Thank you for adding your post to my Fine-Whatever link up.


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    Anna Marcus
    November 21, 2016 at 7:57 pm

    Wearing a footwear that is comfortable and stylish at the same time could be a challenge but your boots is the perfect answer to it, Jess. Love other details of your outfit too

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      Jess Jannenga
      November 22, 2016 at 5:06 am

      Thank you Anna. I wear a ton of color, was in the mood for a neutral look. Glad you like the booties, it is so nice to have a collab with something I needed for my closet anyhow. They are like sneakers! Have a great week xx

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    November 21, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    Gorgeous boots, and if they are as comfortable as you say (I bekieve you!) they need to get in my closet for those trips to the city. Looking fabulous head to toe, xox


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      November 21, 2016 at 5:15 pm

      Hi Patti, they are soooo comfortable, and stylish. Rockport makes some great shoes that also very well constructed. I could see you wearing them n NY walking around from shop to shop. Thanks my friend! xx

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    November 21, 2016 at 10:10 am

    Wow—the detailing on those booties are you to a tee, Jess!!
    I love the jacket too—you really know how to put together an outfit!

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      November 21, 2016 at 5:09 pm

      Thank you Jodie! I thought the details were cool. Thanks Jodie, I was in the mood for a more neutral look today as i wear a lot of color. These boots will be worn often as they are so comfy!

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    November 21, 2016 at 7:00 am

    I know the importance of comfortable shoes and wanting to look stylish. I am glad you found a great pair! Just another question….What is your daily hair routine? As it always looks so perfect!

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      Jess Jannenga
      November 21, 2016 at 7:07 am

      Thank you Nancy! They are as or more comfy than my sneakers! Aw, thank you. I wonder if I should create a post regarding hair. I let my hair air dry then use a titanium hairdryer ( babybliss) for 10 minutes. I also use a quick dry spray and Kerestase Nectar thermique that i leave in. I have been also using hot rollers lately. Shampoo is Joico sulfate free. Thanks for asking! 🙂 Have a great week! xx

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    Jacquard Flower
    November 21, 2016 at 6:59 am

    The boots look so comfortable and amazing quality. They would be perfect for walking around in. I love your whole look here. Gemma x

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      Jess Jannenga
      November 21, 2016 at 7:19 am

      Thank you Gemma, the quality is wonderful. I was able to walk around throughout the day and they were as good as sneakers! Glad you like the look, i was in the mood for neutrals 🙂 Thanks so much for your comment and stopping by! xx

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    November 21, 2016 at 6:38 am

    Great booties, Jess! I love the color and the beautiful details! And, of course most importantly, how great that they are comfortable!

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      Jess Jannenga
      November 21, 2016 at 7:03 am

      Thank you Andrea! I need comfort, but dont want to sacrifice style and the cut out pattern is what drew me in. Thank you for your comment, and stopping by! Have a great week! xx

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    November 21, 2016 at 6:36 am

    Cute booties!!!

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      Jess Jannenga
      November 21, 2016 at 7:02 am

      Thank you Jaymie, they came at a time I wanted to add brown booties to my wardrobe. 🙂 xx

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