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What I’m Wearing: Ariat Footwear

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Ariat. 

JetSet Dad is a little bit country. Me? I’m a whole lotta rock and roll. So why my obsession with cowboy boots? I’m not entirely sure, but I’ve been waiting and wanting to add them to my wardrobe pretty much forever. When the boot brand, Ariat, began to look for a few bloggers to experience their western footwear I was game especially when I heard how they were drawing this season’s designs from vintage boutiques. Right. Up. My. Alley. Next thing I knew, I was asked to pick a pair from a few styles, and within a few days, there was a package at my doorstep.

Ariat fits all types of moods

I decided to go with a pair of brown SAHARA  boots from Ariat’s Western Fashion division. This rock and roller was about to go cowgirl. Well, kind of. The SAHARA boot is more of a hybrid of the two allowing me to ease into the transition. Ariat has added their modern twist on the traditional style cowboy boot by creating an “X” toe boot with stylish rounded “gladiator-type” collar with the SAHARA. It’s just the right amount to make the boots eye-catching, but not over the top and too mainstream trendy. Perfect as a closet staple.

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The Romantic

I have always had a few concerns about buying cowboy boots. I am pretty picky and precise when it comes to key items in my closet. The leather needs to be perfect, the craftsmanship needs to be top-notch and they need to be somewhat comfortable (let’s face it, sometimes fashion can be painful.) Cowboy boots always look narrow, so this has been a huge red flag for me in the past.

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Boho Chic

The SAHARA passed my test with flying colors. The full-grain brown leather was gorgeous, the decorative stitching and embroidery was detailed and carefully crafted, but most importantly, the boots fit so well, and with Ariat’s ATS Footbed Technology, they were super comfortable. This was something I didn’t think was possible. As for sizing, I normally wear an 8.5 or 9. I went with a 9 on these boots and they fit beautifully.

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Rock and Roll

So now I’m hooked on Ariat. Truth be told, I have always dreamed of a pair of killer red cowboy boots. Exactly like these ALABAMA babes also from Ariat’s Western Fashion collection. I think Santa might even be on-board with this. I mean, they are red after all!

Off the bat, I immediately felt a kindred spirit with Ariat. The attention to detail, and focus on high-quality footwear speaks volumes. Having been a newbie at Western footwear, I am thrilled and relieved to have found a collection like Ariat that not only encompasses everything I look for in a American brand, but is driven by world class design, innovation and technology.

ENTER TO WIN: Your very own pair of Ariat boots

Thanks to Ariat, between now and November 27, 2013, six lucky participants will win some special prizes from the brand hosted on their Facebook page, including a pair of Ariat boots of their choice! Winners will be announced on December 2, 2013, via the Ariat Facebook Page. Winners will be contacted via email and have 3 days to reply.

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To find a perfect pair, check out Ariat’s website at www.ariat.com

Hugs & passports,

– Nicole

Photo credits: Nicole Standley

Promotional consideration has been furnished by Ariat International, Inc. On occasion, contributors of The JetSet Family receive products, compensation and/or services gratis or at discounted rates. This practice does not hinder the influencer’s point of view. All descriptions are factual and accurately reflect the overall experience. To learn more about Ariat and enter their fabulous giveaway on Facebook, please visit http://bit.ly/1hQteNk

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Written by Nicole Standley

Nicole Standley

Nicole Standley curates her favorite trends in luxury travel, fine-dining, style + pop culture for The JetSet Family, CBS Los Angeles, Huffington Post and Hilton Hotels. In 2015, she was named Top Family Travel Blogger by both Trip Advisor + Red Tricycle. Instagram: nicoledstandley

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21 COMMENTS
  • Ashley November 25, 2013

    Oh cool, thanks for sharing and thanks for the review! Love the link for the chance to win a free pair because honestly, these are pricey. But quality is always worth it! You should post a pic of an outfit you wear with them 🙂

  • Veronica Roth November 25, 2013

    Hi Nicole. Cool boots! I own one pair of cowboy boots and love them to pieces. Actually, you’re going to laugh, I have had the one pair for about 15 years…no joke. They seem to be the most perfect pair and no other pair has so far comes close. But, as with all good things…I need to start thinking about replacing them. 🙁 Maybe I’ll have a look into this company; some boots form them might be just the thing. 🙂

  • Alaina Bullock November 25, 2013

    I love, love, love those boots! I have been wanting to get a pair for so long, but have been waiting for the right ones…I think I found them!! I love the decorative embroidery on them!

  • Bismah November 26, 2013

    These are beautiful boots! I am not a boot wearer except in winter and these would be too beautiful to risk ruining in the snow. I will tweet this out though so my followers can check them out. I am now following you via G+ and Twitter. Looking forward to reading more of your posts.
    Have a great day 🙂

  • Melanie of Que Means What November 26, 2013

    Love those boots! Your photos are great, too! Thanks for sharing about the giveaway!

  • Carlee C November 26, 2013

    Those boots are beautiful, they remind me of my days in NC. They would be perfect with khakis, jeans, or a skirt.

  • Jessica November 26, 2013

    They have such a “lived in” look to them already. I love that.

  • Galit Breen November 26, 2013

    Oh my, those are pure adorable! Love!

  • Winter November 26, 2013

    Love those boots. I think my daughter would try to swipe them from me though.

  • Betsy November 30, 2013

    sooooooo cute! I’m in love

  • Katy Rawson December 1, 2013

    LOVE THEM! And the versatility… is there anything you can’t pair with them?

  • Jenny December 5, 2013

    Love the boots, so adorable and your photos are gorgeous!

  • The boots are so cute. 🙂

  • Miranda Ward January 6, 2014

    Ariat boots are my favorite!!! I have 2 pair and I am going to buy another pair soon!

  • Michelle F. January 7, 2014

    great boots. Love the color.

  • Colleen Busch January 19, 2014

    I love my Ariats – but have never tried the tall boots. They look great!

  • Samantha Cuhel January 20, 2014

    Those boots are beautiful!

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