(Plus an Icon Boot GIVEAWAY)
When it comes to investment pieces in my closet, boots are always a top priority. When thinking of shoes and deciding which to invest in, the choices fluctuate between boots, a classic pump, loafer, or everyday sandal. I want to get a lot of wear out of my investment pieces, so I look for a few things:
- High quality materials when it comes to the fabric of the shoe and hardware (ex: zippers, closures, buttons, eyelets, etc).
- A reasonable heel height for comfort so I can get hours of day or night wear out of them.
- A classic shape that will never go out of style.
This season, I decided to start with a pair of soft, leather, knee boots by Tamara Mellon, called The Icon boots (Icon Knee High 105- Nappa to be exact). Did you know, Tamara Mellon cofounded Jimmy Choo shoes in 1996? Dope right? So now, 20 years later, she has since left the brand to launch her own eponymous luxury shoe company, Tamara Mellon, on a mission to break all the rules while redefining luxury. I’m here for it.
How do you style The Icon? I styled my Icon boot with a silk dress layered over a turtleneck, snuggled under an oversized blazer with a fold over clutch and tortoise earrings. You want to show off your investment piece, so what better way to do that than with a dress or skirt with a slit? Another great option is over a classic pair of skinny jeans or tights for optimal view and comfort paired with an oversized sweater. You really can’t go wrong with these, they are classics. Did I mention that are available in a beautiful stone gray shade as well?
When you invest in luxury, it comes with a few perks to be sure you get longevity out of your purchase.
Tamara Mellon Shoe Perks:
- Provides complimentary shipping and returns. So if you aren’t sure which size to go with, order both and return what’s not a perfect fit.
- Provides shoe care (totally necessary!). Every shoe is guaranteed with repairs for up to two years under their Cobbler Concierge service. So that means they will clean them up, repair minor scuffs, heel tip replacement, and even hardware replacement.
- Every shoe comes with a beautiful red duster bag to protect your shoes during off season and travel, and even a sample of her foot balm to prevent your foot from rubbing against the shoe.
Ok, I know this is what you were really looking for. It’s time for the best part of today’s post! Tamara Mellon and I have partnered up for a giveaway to offer one lucky blog reader a pair of her very own Icon boots! Yes, that’s right, you can win these exact Icon boots that I’ve styled and rock your very own pair all season!
Here’s what you have to do, 4 easy steps:
- Follow me on Instagram @McKenzie_Renae
- Follow Tamara Mellon on Instagram @TamaraMellon
- Tag a friend under my Instagram post
- Comment right here on the blog letting me know these boots are yours!
I will announce the winner of The Icon boot on Thursday the 21st! Good luck babes!
Photography by Kaylin James
I love these and these are mine!!! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you:-)
I have been on the hunt for the perfect, classic black leather boot and honey, these are IT! They are MINE! Love how you styled them.
These BOOTS are mine!!!!!
I have a cart full of “maybes” at Nordstrom’s but these are it! These boots are mine!
PS: this look is fire!
These boots are mine!! They’d look perfect in my legs and feet. I can see them already
I love these! These are mine!
I absolutely LOVE these boots and I loved the way you’ve styled them.
These boots are mine *in my head* — can’t wait to rock them, IRL:)
These boots are IT, and you styled them so well! I need them 😍
I love this look, I love these boots. You always slay! I love your style, I love your taste. Keep shining sis!
They say if you really want something … speak it into existence …. These bad ass shoes are MINE!!! Love love love them !!!!!
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These boots are absolutely amazing, classic and sexy. These boots are mine.
Thank you in advance
These boots are gorgeous and classic. They’re mine!
These boots are mine!!! 🥰🥰🥰
I’ve been watching these boots for months! After years of delaying, I am graduating from graduate school Dec 14! These are mine!
These boots are MINE and have my name all over it. I wear a size 11. Thank you in Advance.
Supra dupa fly! 😎 Can’t wait to rock a pair of my own!
I’m obsessed with these boots and NEED them in my life! I know I would rock them well all year!!
I would totally love for these boots to be mine! All of my coin goes to my two babies now, but I’m claiming these! ❤️ It would be a great addition to my birthday outfit in a few weeks!
Hey girl! Hey!! These boots are MIIIIIIIIINE!!
This must be a sign from God (raises hands) ! I just posted about her mobile shoe closet visiting ATL not long ago!!! Sounds like these boots are made for walking … right into my closet!!!!
These boots are miiiiiiine! lol 😁
You always have great content, style and grace and these Tamara Mellon boots are fire!! Thanks for the awesome giveaway, but honey hurry up and ship them to me because the Boots are Mine!!
Definitely claiming these boots as mine! Lol My new thing is focusing on adding more quality pieces to my closet that can last for years. ☺️
Today’s affirmation: these are my boots. They are coming to me through the abundance and generosity of the universe, McKenzie Renae, and Tamara Mellon 🙏🏿
I have been eye-ing these boots since you posted them in your IG stories! They are definitely classic and luxurious! I will take good care of these beautiful boots and style them perfectly.
Thank you so much for my upcoming 50th bday gift! These are so MINE!
Love the boots! They’re mine! 😍 – @alexchantal
These boots are amazing and they are calling my name!!!
McKenzie these boots are the perfect winter addition. I need them for my winter looks.
The ICON boots are MINE! I declare it in God’s name hunty lol
Love these boots. Forgot to add the rest of my info. insta @fresh_facedct
These boots are beautiful and they are mine!!
I love her brand and your style! These boots, should be mine 🥰
I hope you are doing well!
I’ve never tried to win any IG contest, but I HAD to shoot my shot for these beautifully crafted boots!
I love classic colors and looks, so these would definitely be a closet staple for fall and winter, and a welcome change from nursing scrubs and tennis shoes!
Here’s to a hope and a prayer!
Continue to inspire us through fashion, we appreciate it more than you know!
Good morning beautiful ladies! These boots are mine. This is my winning season! Ima ready to step in the name of Flyness! Ready to rock these in a size 6 1/2 and post to thank y’all for such a wonderful pair of boots!
Love u have a blessed day
These beautiful boots are mine! I’m claiming them ❤️
You are so right about a building up investment pieces that withstand time inclusive of fashion phases and trends!
These are screaming my name and im eagerly waiting to give them a good home. Hi there Icon Boots I cant wait to welcome you to the family! You’re mine!
These boots are mine. They’re gorgeous.
I am claiming these boots in Jesus name 🙌🏾🙏🏾 Amen
I absolutely love these boots & the entire look McKenzie! I STAN a pair of quality boots that you can dress up or be casual in. If I win the giveaway, these boots will be in heavy rotation this season!
These boots should be mine because i’ve never won anything before & i really need a W to take into 2020!!
These boots are gorge!!
These boots are most definitely MINEEE!
These boots are amazing !!!
It is so hard to find a good pair of boots- it’s so many out there but I never found the right pair.
These look like they may be the one !!!!!♥️
My mom has always told us (my sister and I) to invest in good shoes, watch and purse.. everything else will fall into place. These boots are def fire!
These.ARE.my(Chloé Phelps-Hughes’s) boots! Pick me pick me 😉
These boots are mine!!! This mommy is getting her groove back with these beauties!!
I kinda really need ❤️ My own iconic BOOTSSSSS!!!!
These boots are MIIIINE!!! I would love them so much. I can never find the perfect black boot (in my price range lol) and these are the perfect luxury boots that I can’t afford! Lol
These boots are mine
These boots are MIIIIINNNNEEEEE!
I need this boots in my life! Hope I win!
Love your style and I definitely NEED these boots for my winter wardrobe!
I would LOVE to have these boots for my time in New York in a few weeks. They’re PERFECT for every look I’d be wearing!
Omg! I want these boots!!! These boots are mine!
These boots are just what I’ve been looking for! They’re perfect!
Ugh!! Love these so much!!! These boots are sooooooo mine!!
Listennnnnnn girl you know I’m always stalking you about your boots bc you stay slaying! Help me slay too Purttyyy please 😻😽🙏🏾 Just in time for the Holidays! P.S I’m a 9.5 😉😜 Giveaway closed! Hahaha
I’m claiming these Fabulous boots right now. “They are mines “lol.
I seen these boots a few days ago and I said those are nice. 🙏 You paired them nicely
Girl, these boots are so necessary for my wardrobe! These. Are. Mine! Such a classic staple that will never go out of style.
Those boots are hot!! So is your style per usual!!
Need. Want. Require. THESE BOOTS ARE MINE!
These boots are Mine! Mine! Mine!
These boots are mine!!
I’d love to add these to my closet. They are a true classic stunner!!!
Longtime follower here! Love your style and I also loveee these boots! I need to ramp up my winter wardrobe & these would be perfect if they were mine!😍
Thank you both for partnering to do this giveaway! I’m trying to get my groove back post baby and up it to Classic Dope Mommy status lol. Best of luck to all of us!!
Love that you’ve been blogging for so long and still stayed true throughout social changes. Such a genuine and beautiful guiding light for my feed. Keep shining love 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤
Thank you so much! I really appreciate that 💗💗💗
I’ve been dying for these boots since seeing them on my fav bloggers, Karla Deras, Monroe Steele and now you! I think it’s a sign 🤞🏾 Lol
That’s pretty dope they offer shoe care and the shoe bag. Two perks that would have me consider buying a pair for sure!
These are mine! I’ve had my eye on them!!! Claiming it!
The boots are mine and my nieces. That’s whom I will pass them on. Thanks in advance.
These boots are MINE! I just love your style; thank you for offering this giveaway. 🙂
These boots are mineeee ♥️😍
I thank you in advance for my lovely boots can’t wait to put them on.😍
Great post and even better a perfect time to have a give a-way! Especially since I’m a new mom looking for a sassy and classy up-grade! THESE BOOTS ARE MINE!!! Thank you!!😘😍
These are mine!!! Thank you
Cute layering!! These boots are perfect for winter
Love, Love, Love these boots! Especially the way you paired them with that cute dress! Can’t wait to rock MY new boots soon 🙂
🌹🌹🌹OMG!! THESE BOOTS ARE MINE🌹🌹🌹
6 1/2 please and thks😉
First off thank you for the tips on styling those lovely boots! Also, thank you for the background information on the brand and giveaway!
THOSE BOOTS ARE MINEEE!!!!!
*singing in my Brandy voice of “The Boy is Mine”.. lol
These BOOTS are definitely mine all mine!
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These boots are MINE, k?
I have been looking for the perfect tall boot all season and we just found each other!!! These boots are mine!
Love the boots! I bet the grey shade looks just as amazing! Me want need to have them, please ma’am!
THESE BOOTS ARE MINE because I need them for a ski trip I have coming up with my girl cousins!
Is this dress from Zara?! I love it girl! You always look fly! And thank you for this lovely giveaway! I would love to wear these out here in these bay area streets! Also would love to wear these to my retreat I’m planning in 2020!! 🥰
These boots are MINE ♥️
Love those boots!!! So many ways to style them with different outfits!!
I love these boots. I really want them!!!! @abrandnewcarr
Thank you for spoiling a sista from Connecticut!! These are so needed for this New England weather!
#THESE BOOTS ARE MINE!!!! These boots are more than fashion they are a piece of art that would look fabulous on my feet!!! Please grant me the honor and gift me with these work of art!!! I love them… I need them in my lifeeeee and feet!!!
These boots are mine sis! 😍
I need these boots!! I love the soft leather and heel height 👌🏾💜🖤💜
I need these boots in my life. (In my Juvie voice) these boots are Mine!!!!
First of all…I love your style! And Secondly thank you for hosting this giveaway and giving us these shopping tips. These boots are Prayfully mine (yes gotta add Jesus in there lol)!
I’ve been eying these boots for a minute! They are stunning.
Mine! Not easy to find this gorgeousness in size 12 😍
Been following you for years and always loved your style! Can’t wait to receive my new boots and STYLE ON EM’ because these boots are mine! Loved the way you styled them with your slip dress!!
I can already see them in my closet! I love the way you styled them too.
I can feel it in my soul these boots are mine!
I love this look, I can’t wait to win these boots.
These boots are mine🤞🏾🙏🏾😍 Thank you in advance!!!
These boots are mine! I AM She! She is Me! Claiming it as a birthday gift 🙌🏾 11/21
Thank you for offering such an amazing opportunity! I am completely in awe of these boots. So sleek and classic! I’d love to have them for my winter wardrobe!
Ok. These boots are MINE
These are mine!!! 😍😍😍
Boots are mine! <3
Would love to win these!