Walk A Mile In This East Village Blogger's Boots

People in this city like to gripe about who's a "real" New Yorker and who isn't. If you ask us, all you have to do to genuinely claim the title is hand over your heart to the city, rack up a few neighborhood spots and sights to call your own, and get yourself a decent outfit for strolling the blocks.
Though she's imported from Texas, Bonnie Barton — the chic social-media maven and the blogger behind Flashes of Style — has a claim on all three of those qualities. Just a quick talk with her reveals her true NYC love, she's made a home for herself in the eternally hip East Village, and, well, just look at her. This born style blogger has sidewalk-stepping looks for days. Matter of fact, we took a little romp with her around her 'hood where she showed us not only how to enjoy a day in her part of town, but what to wear when fall comes 'a callin' (hint: it all starts off with some killer Timberlands boots). Click on to spend time with a real New Yorker. Styled by Jennifer Steele; Hair and Makeup by Ashleigh Ciucci.
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Photographed by Sunny Shokrae.
"These days, I'm living in my dream spot in the city, The East Village. After a long day at work, I love coming back to my neighborhood to hit up my favorite cafes, hang out with friends, and roam the streets soaking in the inspiration overflow!"

Timberland Earthkeepers® Savin Hill Mid Boot, $180, available at Zappos.
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Photographed by Sunny Shokrae.
"Today, I'm taking you to the places I would hit up on a typical weekend in my neighborhood — the top of the Standard East Village, a local cafe, the cobble-stone streets, and lastly, my favorite bookstore, the STRAND. I just love how many things there are to do in this neighborhood, and the breathtaking city views from the top of the Standard? Well, they'll never get old in my book."

Timberland Earthkeepers® Savin Hill Mid Boot, $180, available at Zappos.
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Photographed by Sunny Shokrae.
"I'd say my style is femme with a little bit of edge. I like to add a bit of flair to each of my outfits with vintage being one of my staples. Boots like these are great for that look. Loving the heritage-inspired laces and buckles combined with that feminine riding silhouette. Also, I'm all about comfort when it comes to shoes in the city, so I gravitate towards boots that allow me to roam around all day without complaints. "

Timberland Earthkeepers® Savin Hill Mid Boot, $180, available at Zappos.
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Photographed by Sunny Shokrae.
"One of my favorite things about fall is layering my favorite pieces together to create one cohesive look. Here I paired my favorite burgundy pinafore with a cozy sweater and a Peter Pan collar peaking out for a quirky touch. The finishing touch was definitely these lace-up Timberland boots!"

Timberland Earthkeepers® Savin Hill Mid Boot, $180, available at Zappos.
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Photographed by Sunny Shokrae.
"The second location we hit up was a beautiful sidewalk cafe in the East Village, B Bar. But really, I'm sold on any place that has good nibbles and good people-watching."

Timberland Earthkeepers® Stratham Heights Wedge Boot, $260, available at Zappos.
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Photographed by Sunny Shokrae.
"I absolutely love this look. It completely embodies the vibe of the East Village. It's a bit grunge, but also sleek with the moto jacket and chic premium-leather boots. I'd wear this look to a day of meetings in the city, but it transitions smoothly to a night out for drinks with friends. By the way, despite the heel on these boots, they have this rubber sole that makes them seriously comfortable when I'm roaming the uneven, slippery streets. I love the height and flair that it adds to any outfit."

Timberland Earthkeepers® Stratham Heights Wedge Boot, $260, available at Zappos.
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Photographed by Sunny Shokrae.
"Walks in the fall are so wonderful for finding inspiration. Between the changing colors of the leaves, scoping out the stylish people in the city, and sipping on a warm coffee at your favorite cafe, fall in New York City is by far my favorite time of year!"

Timberland Earthkeepers® Stratham Heights Wedge Boot, $260, available at Zappos.
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