boots + jeans & a new year | Style Tip

Oh where to start! Two weeks of not writing & my head is about to EXPLODE! I have completed so many projects & took pictures every step of the way. I have a ton of very useful DIY stuff to share soon. Also have a few things I have been meaning to share FOREVER…so I promise to get to that too. I am taking three months off from booking sessions for a couple of reasons, but one of those reasons is to finally get a big project that includes an etsy shop (!!!) underway. My business brain just doesn’t quit. I love taking pictures…but that is soooo not all I want to do. Nor does it satisfy every part of my yearning to make stuff & help others. So…to give you a few clues: flips…lipase…babywise…painting straight lines…magnetic walls…all coming here soon. :)

But now…a much anticipated post. My hubby surprised us girls with some fancy dinner reservations on NYE & off we went into the woods for a nice, cozy dinner as our little family of three. It was so sweet of him & we brought in the new year in the perfect way.

Before we headed out, I grabbed my camera & shot this series…& it took every toy in our freshly painted playroom to distract my caroline away from my camera, which was balancing on a bunch of her books. After a few tries, I got enough to call it a tutorial..& she even made a little guest appearance! What I should have caught was her trying to put my boots on her little feet…but I didn’t want to move my camera out of position. I am sure it’s not the last time she’ll try to walk in my shoes…

So…HOW TO neatly tuck your non-skinny jeans into cute boots! Now, I am just not a skinny jeans kind of gal. I love my denim, but I couldn’t ever bring myself to buy a pair of skinnies. This pair of jeans (True Religion) is rather bootcut & presented me a challenge with my favorite boots–as they have no zipper & there is a lot of pulling to get my feet in. But I made it work. Here’s how.


  • a pair of jeans. the key here is to choose a pair with very skinny knees. you run into trouble when you have baggy knees. we can work with a flare, but not baggy knees.
  • trouser socks. thicker than knee-highs but not socks. these keep the jeans tight & snugly in place from the knee down.
  • boots! zip-up boots are easier to work with, but any boots will do.


  1. start with your skinny knee jeans, the pair with the least flare.
  2. roll them up so you have a nice big cuff.
  3. neatly crease the cuff, with the crease up the BACK of your leg. therefore any extra bunching is at the back of your knee, out of sight.
  4. fold the cuff as tight as possible around your ankle.
  5. pull on the trouser socks. be sure you fold them over for added tightness & so they do not stick out of your boots.
  6. pull on boots, which slide nicely over the silky trouser socks.
  7. there you have it! cute boots + non skinny jeans! :)

Hi! Hello! I am Shawna, the founder of Styleberry Blog. This creative corner of the internet has become a learning haven for moms and creatives, offering a warm and encouraging nudge to those who wish to be better and do better, but often don't know where to start. From Decorating to DIY to Diapers and Paleo-ish Dishes, I strive to make the complicated simple and empower women to take action beyond their personal comfort zone. I subscribe to the Shine Theory & so strongly believe that we shine when the women around us shine and mutual support—lifting up instead of tearing down--will always be the culture here. Are you in? I hope so! Beyond the computer, I run Styleberry Creative where I work with clients to create low fuss, high function spaces that are pretty and practical in San Antonio, Texas and beyond. I LOVE making a house a home. My own studs out renovation is now complete and I am now back to working with clients. Please don't hesitate to drop me a line if you'd like to work together! I hope you’ll join me on this fun new adventure! Xo.