I'd been searching for a pair of flat black boots for a while, one with a slightly androgynous feel without being too clunky. I love these ones (particularly the four buckles along the outside), but until I get used to their rugged feel, I've been offsetting them with lots of lace. I found this top at Forever 21 several years ago and it's remained one of my favorites in my closet. I usually wear it with jeans, but I loved the idea of pairing it with a scalloped lace skirt so that it looked almost like a matching set.
I spend a fair amount of time doing online research (otherwise known as shopping) and know firsthand just how easy it is to become mesmerized by a certain piece through the computer screen. Sometimes it's more about how an item's modeled, styled, or retouched - and in person it ...read more