Caroline: New Englander in New York

Caroline St Francis sitting outside in New York  on step wearing Cougar Vanetta Suede Mid Boot

Originally from Boston, Caroline likes to bring a slice of New England style to the busy streets of New York city.


We thought the mixture of street style and practical waterproofing in our Vanetta Suede Mid Boot would be perfect for her winter wardrobe. Does she agree?

What’s your earliest memory of caring about how you dressed?

I was 6 or 7 and I asked my mom to do a photoshoot for my friend and I styling different outfits so we could make our own fashion magazine. The outfits are ridiculous, but we had so much fun!

Caroline St Francis standing in New York outside on step wearing Cougar Vanetta Suede Mid Boot

I love that my Vanetta boots are both warm and fashion forward for NYC life! Finding a pair of winter boots that are both functional and fun to wear is essential for living in the Northeast since you’re going to be wearing them for easily 4-5 months of the year and these Cougar boots hit all the check boxes!”
— Caroline

Can you describe your own taste in interiors and design?

My interior design taste is a pretty even mix of Classic New England farmhouse (think tartan plaids and wood accents) and West Coast laid back (think soft linens, rattan pieces, and small nods to the beach!).

Caroline St Francis outside in New York leaning on railing wearing Cougar Vanetta Suede Mid Boot

What’s the biggest fashion mistake you’ve ever made?

Most definitely the layered tank top tops and polos from my middle school years. Who decided that three different colored tank tops looked good layered on top of each other?

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What item in your wardrobe do you wear the most?

A great fitting pair of jeans. Once I find a great pair of jeans I wear them to DEATH! Since I can dress casually for work a typical weekday or weekend outfit includes my favorite pair of jeans. Right now my favorite are a crop flare light wash that I wear at least 2-3 times a week and actually own two pairs of so that I’m never without them!

Caroline St Francis standing outside in New York and wearing Cougar Vanetta Suede Mid Boot

What is the best fashion purchase you’ve ever made?

100% best purchase is my leather look leggings. They’re one of the few items that feels both “fashionable” and like you’re wearing pajamas. To get a good pair you have to splurge a little, but after seeing so many friends wearing them from hanging at home to out at night I knew I needed to get a pair.

Caroline St Francis standing outside in New York and looking back wearing Cougar Vanetta Suede Mid Boot

But seriously I’m ready for anything this winter throws at us with these extra warm & waterproof boots, so it’s time to get to play in some snow”
— Caroline

Read Caroline’s full review of our winter boots on her blog.

Caroline is wearing the Vanetta Suede Mid Boot.

Photos courtesy of Caroline St Francis.