The Brand I Can Always Count On For Great Boots

Picked up the boot of the season, hiking boots, from my go to boot brand (they have other footwear too). Also styling another favorite, western boots. 

The Brand I Can Always Count On For Great Boots featured on Louella Reese | Great Boots for Winter, Hiking Boots

look 1: c/o ariat two24 victoria hiker boots | free people saturday morning cardigan | c/o mott & bow tee shirt | madewell overalls | anthropologie cozy blanket scarf

look 2: c/o ariat josefina western boots | aerie fair isle sweater | similar olive jeans | madewell suede transport tote

Boot season is in full affect now that cooler temps have rolled around! I’ll be honest, I wear boots all year round (you probably do too) but come winter, that’s almost always what you’ll see me in. With that said, each year typically means a new pair (or two of boots). One due to the constant wear they receive (and I totally beat up my shoes) and two because, who doesn’t want a new favorite each winter?!

My first stop every time I’m in the market for a new pair of boots, Ariat! They are quality, stylish, and incredibly comfortable – even after years of wear. My very first pair of cowboy (western) boots were Ariat and since then I haven’t looked back! My second pair purchased a couple of years ago are currently in my closet, waiting for a night at Coyote Joe’s. 

Recently, I was introduced to Ariat’s newer collection, Two24. This is a collection of luxurious footwear, inspired by equestrian tradition. Fun fact: the name Ariat comes from Secretariat, the world’s most loved thoroughbred race horse. How cute is that? Back to Two24, this is more their fashion collection and is full of stylish boots, oxfords, and mules. 

I have been wearing their footwear nonstop this fall and now into the winter season. Truly, my favorite shoes and just about the only ones I’m wearing. See the Jubilee mules styled for a weekend exploring a new town, laid-back weekend, and casual date night or weekend brunch. Most recently, I’ve been styling the Wilder boot in cognac – for Thanksgiving, paired with a sweater dress, with corduroys, and dressed up with a maxi skirt.

The Brand I Can Always Count On For Great Boots featured on Louella Reese Blog | Great Boots for Winter, Western Boots
The Brand I Can Always Count On For Great Boots featured on Louella Reese Life & Style Blog | Great Boots for Winter, Western Boots
The Brand I Can Always Count On For Great Boots featured on Louella Reese | Great Boots for Winter, Olive Hiking Boots

As mentioned above, their boots are so comfy while being incredibly stylish which is the reason I keep coming back, time and time again. Case and point, these Victoria hiking boots and Josefina Western boots.

Hiking boots are all the rave this season and this olive suede pair are just about the cutest! A chic rendition of a traditional alpine hiker boot. The hiking boots come with two different styles of laces (the cord version shown here and leather) so you can style them to better fit your personal style. They also come in a variety of colors – white, black, mustard, and cordovan. 

Another pair I’m totally eyeing right now, the Austen in cognac. I mean, how stinking cute? Also, can we talk about how cool these cow hair boots are? Not 100% sure I could rock them but am 100% sure some you could, so please get them and style for me!

The Brand I Can Always Count On For Great Boots featured on Louella Reese Blog | Great Boots for Winter, Hiking Boots
The Brand I Can Always Count On For Great Boots featured on Louella Reese Life & Style Blog | Great Boots for Winter, Olive Hiking Boots
The Brand I Can Always Count On For Great Boots featured on Louella Reese | Great Boots for Winter, Western Boots

So in celebration of the new season and my birthday week (woohoo! still celebrating) I have partnered with Ariat to gift one of y’all a pair of your choice from the Two24 collection! Details on how to enter are below. Good luck and thank you for all of your support + love this year! 

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p.s. Don’t forget to enter Monday’s birthday celebration giveaway! Just two more days left to do so!


  1. December 6, 2018 / 9:05 am

    I just love these boots!! Nothing is better than a great pair of shoes!

    • December 6, 2018 / 10:42 am

      Thanks Maggie! They’re seriously the best. And yes, I could not agree more!

      xo Laura Leigh

  2. Jessica Camerata
    December 6, 2018 / 9:39 am

    Adore those lace up booties! They look so cozy.

    xo Jessica
    My Style Vita

    • December 6, 2018 / 10:43 am

      Thanks Jessica! They absolutely are! Will be wearing nonstop this winter for sure.

      xo Laura Leigh

  3. Lexi
    December 6, 2018 / 10:19 am

    The Olive ones 😍😍😍

  4. December 6, 2018 / 11:10 am

    Entered the giveaway!! I would love a pair of the season’s hottest shoe .. the hiking boot! And how cool is the origin of their name!!

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    • December 6, 2018 / 11:28 am

      Yay!! They’re seriously the best boots. Right? I actually just learned that – I love it!

      xo Laura Leigh

  5. December 6, 2018 / 11:26 am

    I love Ariat boots. I didn’t know they made hiking styles, I will have to check those out!


  6. Darla Peduzzi
    December 6, 2018 / 1:26 pm

    I really like the Segovia bootie in black. So many cute styles to choose from though. Would be a hard decision 🙂

    • December 6, 2018 / 7:13 pm

      So chic and a little edgy – I like them! They really do have so many great options!

      xo Laura Leigh

  7. December 6, 2018 / 4:16 pm

    I don’t have a great pair of hikers since I had Timberlands decades ago. Would love a pair in olive. Great giveaway, and Happy Birthday!

    • December 6, 2018 / 7:09 pm

      Thank you gal! Great pick – they’re my absolute favorite too! Good luck!

      xo Laura Leigh

  8. Filiz Erdogan
    December 6, 2018 / 6:46 pm

    I love Victoria hiker boots. They are awesome. I want olive one.

  9. December 6, 2018 / 8:13 pm

    I’ve never heard of ariat, but their boots are so cute! thanks for the intro to them!

    • December 6, 2018 / 8:17 pm

      Of course gal! Thanks for checking out today’s post. I am so excited I could introduce you to one of my favorite brands!

      xo Laura Leigh

  10. December 6, 2018 / 9:04 pm

    Those boots are so cute and they look like they are so durable and great for winter.

  11. December 6, 2018 / 9:37 pm

    Ooh tough pick, I love both! Those Olive hiking boots look so good on you I swear you can rock any color! I have such a sweet spot for cowboy boots!


    • December 7, 2018 / 9:00 am

      Right?! With you on that. Aw, you are so sweet to say that Emma – thank you!

      xo Laura Leigh

  12. Rachel S
    December 6, 2018 / 10:10 pm

    I would love to have the white Victoria hiker boot!! They are so cute!

    • December 7, 2018 / 9:01 am

      Good pick! They are so great for the winter season and extremely comfortable + warm.

      xo Laura Leigh

  13. nosogirl
    December 6, 2018 / 10:54 pm

    The Victoria hiking boots

  14. Jodi Matthews
    December 7, 2018 / 12:24 am

    Hi! New follower from Raleigh here and so so glad I came across your page. I love your style! The Jubilee mules in cognac are AMAZING! 😍 My first pair of cowboy boots were also Ariat, and I just love how comfortable and well made they are. Hope you have an amazing weekend!

    • December 7, 2018 / 9:02 am

      Thank you so much for following along – love to have you and look forward to connecting with you! Agreed, the Jubilee mules are amazing and honestly they are one of my favorite pairs of shoes. They go with just about everything and are great for all seasons (if you live in the south). Oh I love that your first pair of cowboy boots were also Ariat – that is so fun! Thank you gal – I hope you have an amazing one as well!

      xo Laura Leigh

  15. Megan
    December 7, 2018 / 7:49 am

    I’d get the Wilder pair. Do their boots provide decent foot support?

    • December 7, 2018 / 9:03 am

      Good pick! Yes, they do! I wore the Wilder pair for a full day of exploring Raleigh as well as again in Chattanooga where we walked and walked and walked. My feet were completely fine at the end of the day and my back wasn’t feeling any pain.

      xo Laura Leigh

  16. Anabelle
    December 7, 2018 / 9:55 am

    Those boots are SO cute! You styled them perfectly!

  17. December 7, 2018 / 10:21 am

    These boots are so cute and they look great on you girl!! Love the design and the details!

    cute & little

  18. Kim Pincombe-Cole
    December 7, 2018 / 12:40 pm

    I grew up on Ariat boots when I showed horses! Love them!
    Now that I live a more suburban life, I love the look of the Parker chelsea style boots – perfect for everyday wear…

  19. Liz
    December 7, 2018 / 12:55 pm

    I love both pairs! You styled them so perfectly!

  20. December 7, 2018 / 10:00 pm

    Such cute boots! I have been wearing Ariats since I was 5 and got on my first pony, but somehow I had no idea that the brand name came from Secretariat! Very cool fun fact that makes me like the brand even more.

    • December 10, 2018 / 8:51 am

      With you lady! I had no idea! Love that you’ve been wearing them for such a long time.

      xo Laura Leigh

  21. Ty G
    December 9, 2018 / 1:57 am

    I like the Victoria in white best, even if it isn’t practical. P.S. I live 30 minutes from Secretariat’s resting place & have owned multiple pairs of Ariat boots, yet did not know that neat but of trivia.

    • December 10, 2018 / 8:52 am

      Girl I am with you, I absolutely love the white! Learn something new every day, right? 🙂

      xo Laura Leigh

  22. Tiffany Poole
    December 9, 2018 / 11:39 am

    Love the shoes!!

  23. miriam
    December 9, 2018 / 2:19 pm

    those boots look very well made which is something i’ve been looking for! thanks for sharing!

  24. December 12, 2018 / 10:56 pm

    Both pairs are so cute on you! I am also drooling over that scarf – it’s on my Christmas wishlist!

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