J.Crew top; BCBG tux jacket (TJMaxx); ASOS skirt and belt; Frye boots; Hayden-Harnett for Target clutch; Burberry sunnies / Photos by Joshua Boccheciamp

etc... watchband bracelets; Marina Pecoraro "subtle skull head for the shy skull wearer" silk rope bracelet; Vanessa Mooney zip me up wrap bracelet in purple (c/o Vanessa Mooney)

Happy first day of fall! Are you rocking your colors yet? I know I am—especially after seeing that the forecast has potentially rain all week.

One of my other favorite ways to embrace this season and come to terms with the end of the warmer months, is boots. What girl doesn’t love a great pair of boots? It’s the one thing I invest in nearly every year, and will wear year after year.

So go ahead, buy your cheaper trendy heeled loafers, color blocked square heels, lace up hiking style heeled booties…but please splurge on a great pair of boots.

MY SENSIBLE PICKS (starting at just $59, all from endless.com—which means FREE shipping and returns!):

Frye Sabrina Stacked Heel Boot

Frye Jane Cuff Boot

Lucky Aida Riding Boot

Lucky Laureen Ankle Boot

Seychelle’s Safari Boot

Seychelle’s Meteor Shower Combat Boot

Nine West Mavenue Heeled Bootie

Dolce Vita Darice Riding Boot

The hardest part is choosing just one investment boot this season!

xo DA