My new favorite sneaker brand

Athleisure outfit with Earth Boomer sneakers — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Bike riding in black Earth Boomer sneakers — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

I’d like to introduce you to my new favorite brand for athleisure footwear: Earth. It’s a brand you probably are familiar with if you’ve read my blog for any amount of time, but it’s probably not one you associated with sneakers. (Well, unless you caught this post from last month.)

I’ve been partnering with Earth for a few years now to showcase new seasonal styles, and today’s post is all about one of their athleisure styles for fall/winter 2018. I picked out the Earth ‘Boomer’ sneakers in black; they’re a lightweight sneaker featuring a wool upper, smooth interior, and the signature Earth memory foam comfort along the footbed that feels like a cradle against your foot. Trust me when I say that you’re going to want a pair of their sneakers!

Grey and black athleisure fall outfit — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Black backpack fall outfit with grey baseball cap — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Casual weekend athleisure outfit with Earth sneakers — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

A couple of weekends ago, Korri and I set out on a morning bike ride on the greenbelt that winds through the city along the river. We met up with new friends along the way and rode to one of our favorite restaurants downtown for brunch. The air was crisp along the river which made for a refreshing ride as the sun rose higher in the sky. To say it was the perfect day for a bike ride and brunch outside would be an understatement. The only hiccup ended up being flat tires and a quick side trip to a local bike shop for repairs.

I wore my new sneakers for the ride to see how they would hold up, and not surprisingly, it felt like I was wearing clouds on my feet. I wore them with low-profile socks (Smartwool makes my favorite pair), and I don’t particularly think I needed them since the shoes are wool themselves but my feet stayed cool even with the socks. I had no issues with rubbing, even when we had to walk our bikes over to the bike shop. I wore them for a while without socks a few days later and same thing—no rubbing, totally comfortable. I was worried that the tab at the back would rub but I haven’t had any issues so far. I can’t say enough good things about these sneakers! I used to grab my Nikes for bike rides and other light activities but now I’ll be reaching for these.

Earth Boomer sneakers outfit with Zella leggings — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Casual outfit for bike riding in Boise — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Earth Boomer sneaker casual weekend outfit — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

While their sneakers are not recommended for training or any sort of regular running activity, they’re perfect for quick walks, leisurely bike rides, running errands, travel, and general comfort while living your life. If I knew I had to be on my feet all day, Earth sneakers are the shoes I would choose to wear. You may have caught on Insta stories over this past weekend that I wore my Earth ‘Vital’ sneakers on a day-long trip to Seattle (17-18 hours) and couldn’t believe how not sore my feet were at the end of the day! I have no doubts that the ‘Boomer’ sneakers would be just as comfortable for such an excursion.

As for the rest of my outfit, I went with a look that could take me from bike ride to brunch without looking like I was dressed for only one of those two activities. I didn’t want to wear only workout wear, but I also didn’t want to wear jeans and a nice blouse for brunch since we were riding and not driving. I think the combo of casual hooded pullover + “nice” tank + leggings struck the right balance. I wore the baseball cap when I didn’t have my helmet on because helmet hair is real (plus, it was a sunny day!). I didn’t even need the pullover on the way home because it had warmed up so much! Gotta love those cool mornings and toasty afternoons. :)


OUTFIT DETAILS

Everlane pullover / similar by Bobeau or Ugg (last seen here)
Trouve top / old; similar options from Macy's: 1 / 2 (last seen here)
Zella leggings / exact
Earth sneakers c/o / exact (also available from Nordstrom or Zappos)
Madewell hat / similar by Keds
Kipling backpack / similar from Target
Moorea Seal sunglasses / old; similar by Le Specs
Dior Addict Lip Glow in pink / exact

That fall feeling

Olive green skinny jeans fall outfit — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Early fall casual outfit with blue plaid top and olive green jeans — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Blue plaid flannel top + olive green jeans + brown flats — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Blue plaid flannel top for fall — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Madewell olive green skinny jeans fall outfit — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Casual fall outfit - blogger blooper — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

Tomorrow (or today, which is likely when you’re reading this…) is the autumnal equinox—the official start of astronomical fall! I figured I’d celebrate the occasion by pulling out my olive green skinny jeans (FINALLY—I bought them in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale back in July) and putting together one of the most fall-appropriate outfits I could think of. I didn’t let myself wear these jeans until it felt more like fall, so I was beyond ecstatic when the temps cooled down enough. Not to mention, the trees are starting to change around here! That’s when it definitely starts feeling real.

Nothing reads more fall to me than plaid, so of course I had to wear a plaid top. This top is actually flannel, and I love that it’s not your typical button-up plaid flannel shirt. The contrasting sleeve detail is my favorite part! My top is a couple of years old and no longer available, but I did round up a few other blue plaid flannel tops in the widget below (most of which are button-up shirts…if only more retailers made a wider variety of plaid tops!).

Do you have any fun plans for the first weekend of fall? It’s my birthday weekend, so I will definitely be celebrating! I’m sure I’ll be posting quite a bit on Insta stories (are we friends yet?!). ;)


OUTFIT DETAILS

Madewell top / old; similar options below
Madewell jeans / similar by Paige or KUT from the Kloth
Earth flats c/o / similar by Naturalizer (last seen here)
Madewell earrings / old; similar from Aldo or Nordstrom
Le Specs sunglasses / exact style
Dior Addict Lip Glow in pink / exact

Light // stripes

Early fall outfit with nautical stripes — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Red and navy striped tee fall outfit — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Everlane kick crop jeans in bone — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Nautical stripes fall outfit — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Everlane kick crop jeans in bone + Charlotte Olympia navy Kitty flats — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

I know I talk about the weather all the time (can you blame me? I’m an atmospheric scientist!), but you guys…the weather the past week or so has been my absolute favorite: 70s and sunshine. This is what I want all fall but never get for longer than maybe a week, so I’m soaking it in as much as I can—mostly by spending more time outside. We’ve been taking advantage by riding our bikes! We rode bikes with some friends downtown to grab some brunch at one of our favorite spots over the weekend and then rode along the river with my dad last night just before sunset. Safe to say my legs are feelin’ it! Can this weather stick around through the end of October? Please?

We’re nearing the end of astronomical summer and experiencing fall temperatures, so it’s the perfect time to wear an outfit that has summer vibes but would be too warm to wear in the heat of summer. My red and navy striped tee by Uniqlo is old but remains one of my favorite purchases ever. When I saw it, I ordered it immediately and even paid for shipping. If you know me, you know I hate paying for shipping so that was a huge deal! I’ve loved it ever since. ;)

Since the base color in the tee isn’t perfectly white, and since it runs shorter than other tees, it paired perfectly with my bone kick crop jeans. My navy Charlotte Olympia ‘Kitty’ flats were the obvious choice to finish the look. I’ve found myself “saving” these flats for special occasions (that never happen), so this month I’ve made it a point to wear these more and have pulled them out three times so far. They make me happy, so why not?! I need to get out of the habit of saving my best items!


OUTFIT DETAILS

Uniqlo tee / similar by J.Crew (short sleeves) or similar from Nordstrom (last seen here)
Everlane jeans / exact
Charlotte Olympia flats c/o Shopbop / exact from SSENSE or similar (last seen here)
Madewell earrings / old; similar from Aldo or Nordstrom
Moorea Seal sunglasses / old; similar by Le Specs
Dior Addict Lip Glow in pink / exact