Borrowed From The Boys

Borrowed From The Boys





As you guys know, I’ve recently returned from a trip to Dublin and Amsterdam. What an amazing time!
Before I go on any trip, I tend to write down my ideas for outfits to ensure that I don’t under or overpack. You guys have seen how freakishly organized I am about my outfits, so packing for a trip is no exception. I list out my ideas and it gets me to a good starting point where I can edit outfits as necessary. For example, I see how many times I can wear a pair of jeans – do I need two? Am I only wearing a top once? Maybe I nix it…. You get the idea!


After looking over my list, I came to two conclusions – my outfits were all in the black and navy family, AND I desperately needed a pair of everyday shoes for walking around the cities. Now that I’m in Atlanta, I have the ability to wear heels to work because I now have access to my car. Comfortable walking shoes have fallen down the priority list since I’ve left New York. So when I was approached by Caterpillar about their comfortable footwear, I was really intrigued. Caterpillar? I thought they only made machinery. Boy was I wrong! My friends there sent me a pair of stylish oxfords, which I thought would pair nicely with my black and navy ensembles. Let me tell you – these are the most comfortable pair of shoes that I’ve ever put on my feet! No lie, no exaggeration. They literally feel like sliding your foot onto a mattress, the sole is so cushioned and comfy! Besides the comfort, I love the shape of a classic oxford, as I think it can bring some “boyish charm” to an outfit. In my case, I decided to the take the look a step further, pairing the oxford with menswear inspired details: pinstriped pants, a newsboy cap, and a boxy leather jacket. I wore this outfit all around Europe, and the shoes were ideal given the long strolls along the Amsterdam canals and the particularly rainy, Irish weather. It’s true what they say…girls just wanna have fun, but sometimes you gotta borrow from the boys!


Thank you to Caterpillar Footwear and AMP3 PR for partnering on this post!


  • Ellie Chan
    September 22, 2017 1:14 am

    I LOVE this outfit! It looks so comfy and still stylish. I’m not good at pulling off the Boyfriend or Masculine Lok but I wish I could, especially with suiting!

    • brownpaperdoll
      September 22, 2017 3:51 am

      Aw thanks for the kind words Ellie! I thought the same thing, but just decided to go for it. Plus…I pretty much wear my leather jacket over everything. Ha! Thanks for reading babe! xo

  • The Blonde Diary
    September 23, 2017 12:46 am

    This outfit is so cute I need this hat!! I always dread not having good walking shoes when going on trips. Literally cannot keep wearing sandals it kills me

    • brownpaperdoll
      September 25, 2017 2:37 am

      Thanks babes! Well, I highly recommend these shoes. I can’t even describe how comfortable they are! Thanks for reading! Xo

  • Sharon Wu
    September 23, 2017 5:14 pm

    I am loving this all-black look! It’s so perfect for fall’s arrival and looks really comfortable. You look beautiful darling. Have a great weekend! xo, sharon

    • brownpaperdoll
      September 25, 2017 2:38 am

      Thanks Sharon! Appreciate the love! Hope you had a nice weekend too! Xoxo

  • Marissa
    September 25, 2017 2:06 am

    I love the “boyish charm!” It looks fashionable but still very comfortable.

    • brownpaperdoll
      September 25, 2017 2:38 am

      Thanks Marissa! Sometimes I gotta switch it up! The hat is my new Fall obsession. Thanks for reading!

  • Kyla
    September 25, 2017 5:39 am

    Super cute! I had no idea they made shoes either! They’re so stylish too! I need to up my shoe game! I knew you had gone to Amsterdam but I had no idea you had gone to Ireland too! My mom was born there!

    • brownpaperdoll
      October 5, 2017 1:16 am

      Oh yeah! You know I have to have my Ireland trip every year! Glad you like the shoes…cute and comfy are a winning combo. Thanks for reading!

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