Polka dot button-down, Gap (old, similar here and here) | Navy zipper ankle cords, Joe Fresh | Necklace, Anthropologie (old, similar) | Red purse, Kate Spade (old, similar) | Ankle boots, Kork-Ease via Nordstrom
Do you ever find that a piece of clothing can make you feel like someone totally different? I have some dresses I feel super flirty in, and a pair of pants that I swear makes me feel like Beyonce (just go with it…). And I’m just going to come out and say it: These boots kind of make me feel like a Beatle. Which, for the record, I’m totally OK with–you’re looking at a huge Beatles fan right here. I’m not sure if it’s the deep brown leather, the hight (or really, lack of considering they’re ankle booties), or the androgynous shape, but either way, I always feel like I stepped right off the tube in London whenever I put these on.
Rarely do I buy something without trying it on first (and mulling it over for a few days), but these boots were love-at-first-click. It just so happens that I had a Nordstrom’s gift card leftover from Christmas (I’m a gift card hoarder), so they even fell within my budget. And a quick PSA for you: THESE ARE THE MOST COMFORTABLE BOOTS EVER. Seriously, take it from me–I’ve been wearing them all up and down the island of Manhattan, including this past Saturday, which found me wandering through Brooklyn Flea with a few friends (I found a ladder I really wanted–yes, a ladder. Stay tuned).
To keep up with the slightly London-esque feel, I tugged on my new pair of cords from Joe Fresh. I’m usually not one for corduroy pants (I think I’m still too in love with the bear from childhood), but these ones immediately caught my eye–the deep navy and gold zipper detailing really made them special. Plus, I would trust Joe Fresh with my life (or, OK–my closet)…it’s my go-to for staples like silk blouses, and their pant pickings are off the charts lately.
It goes without saying that I’ll never be as cool as a real London girl–and certainly not Sir Paul–but these boots make me feel halfway there. It’s a long and winding road…maybe someday I’ll be cool enough to be British.