Styling Artemis Boots of Carmel-by-the-Sea

Artemis Boots of Carmel

Happy Monday, friends!

Today I thought I’d provide a light and fashionable distraction from all the nuttiness going on with our nation’s election and show you how I styled my new embroidered boots from Artemis Boots of Carmel-by-the-Sea.

I had the pleasure of spending several wonderful days in Carmel last month, covering the Carmel International Film Festival and hanging out with Julie from KayandStar. It was so much fun, I can’t wait to share the highlights with you next week!

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Julie is friends with the owner of Artemis Boots, a charming and welcoming man named Erkan Demir. Erkan designs the footwear himself, which is made in Turkey. Each pair is handmade and one-of-a-kind. Thankfully, if you see something you like online or in his shop but it’s not in your size or you want a different heel, for example, you can have it custom made. I am eagerly awaiting for a pair of custom booties to show up on my doorstep, any day now!

When you walk into the Artemis Boots boutique, the first thing you notice is the colorful footwear covering every wall. Their boots, booties and shoes come in a wide variety of beautiful colors and intricate patterns.

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A shoe and boot lover like me could really go crazy in a store like this. I knew right away I would be bringing at least one pair of Artemis boots home with me. And I was right!

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Their helpful staff makes you feel right at home. I tried on several pairs of boots, including these Suzani velvet booties. Suzani is described by Artemis Boots as:

“The word Suzani comes from the Persian word for “needle.” It refers specifically to the exquisite embroidery panels made by women of Central Asia in what is now known as Uzbekistan.

The creation of a Suzani design is deeply rooted in tradition. This intricate embroidered craft work and stylized botanical motifs began at the birth of a daughter and continued with the help of family and friends until the bride’s dowry was complete.”

Isn’t that fascinating?

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Although I love the colorful Suzani style, I ultimately decided on a tall boot in a color combination that would be versatile. I wear lots of black and love gray so I picked a pair of leather embroidered boots (similar) in a black and gray floral design. There are several heel heights to choose from but I went with a cowgirl-style low-heel.

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I adore the flower details and the texture of the embroidery which adds both interest and femininity to the boots.

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I have styled my new Artemis boots a few ways. In my first outfit I wore a Stella Carakasi Make A Wish Cardigan with a black Lace Up Top and my everyday jeans.

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For jewelry, I wore another Carmel purchase, this Frieda Rothman ring from European Jewelers at The Crossroads (more about that in my Carmel post next week!).

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For my next look, I went for a cozy, wintery outfit with my new gray sweater from Bella Vita Sonoma. I added this KayandStar necklace which I believe was my very first purchase from KayandStar. I wore a black felt wool hat from Montecristi Panama Hats of Napa Valley and black jeans.

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For this outfit, I wanted to add a little fall color to my look. With my jeans and Stella Carakasi Tell Me More Sweater, I wore a birthday gift from a dear friend, this gorgeous burgundy neck scarf, and carried my Adora by Adrienne “You Had Me at Merlot” bag.

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For my final look, I wore the Tell Me More Sweater again but this time, instead of jeans, I added Love The Look Leggings in Moonstone by Stella Carakasi. For jewelry, I kept things simple and wore a soft leather choker in metallic charcoal, which can also be worn as a cuff bracelet, from Large Leather of Sonoma.

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You’ll be seeing these beautiful and unique boots on the blog for many years to come! And I will be sure to return to Artemis Boots again and again, whenever I visit Carmel.

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Contact Artemis Boots via their website to ask about custom orders or to view their gorgeous collection of footwear.

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Today is the last call for November’s How I Wear My!

The theme for our 5 year HIWM anniversary is Long Cardigan or Duster.

To participate, send in a photo showing how you style your “Long Cardigan or Duster” to [email protected] by the end of the day today – Monday, November 7th. Don’t forget to include a blurb about your look which we will use as a direct quote in our posts. The posts will go live on here on my blog and on Everything Just So on November 10th!

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I am linking up with #iwillwearwhatilike and Shoe and Tell.

Make it a rich day!

XO,

Adrienne

Disclosure: All pieces in this post from Stella Carakasi were given to me. All opinions expressed here are my own, as always. 

8 Comments

  1. November 7, 2016 / 1:36 pm

    Wow, what a fun place to get a new pair of boots! I’m a creative person and these boots fit right in with my personal style. You did a great job of styling them, I think I like the first outfit the best.
    Cheers!
    Lori in Blue Ridge, GA

  2. Kathy
    November 8, 2016 / 5:55 am

    Love your boots and all the choices they have – Can’t wait to see the ones you have coming as well.
    Great styling and love your new ring.

  3. November 8, 2016 / 6:24 am

    You always find unique spots like this. I’ve never been to this shop. I will check it out next time I’m there. The boots are lovely and what a fun addition to your wardrobe instead of the usual boot. I’m looking forward to your Carmel post.
    x Kim

  4. November 9, 2016 / 4:37 am

    Wow, love the detailing and embroidery on the boots. I would bet the shop I was in and saw fab embroidered boots in Santa Fe were from this designer, they look like it! Gorgeous
    Jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

  5. Linda S.
    November 9, 2016 / 6:33 pm

    Very cool boots Adrienne! I love the Suzani ones as well.

    Have a glass of wine for me tonight…I’m sick with a little cold (probably from election stress) so sadly I can’t.

    Linda
    xo

  6. December 1, 2016 / 7:53 pm

    great post – Erkan needs to read it

    • Adrienne Shubin
      December 2, 2016 / 8:05 am

      Yes! I tagged Erkan’s Facebook page but not sure he saw it. I wear my boots a lot and always get loads of compliments on them! Thank you for introducing me to Artemis!

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