'Tis the season to wear boots, and the good news is, they're everywhere. Short, tall, dressy, casual, bright colored, classic...Nordstrom's shoe department is a big old boot fantasy these days!
After much debate, I landed on these for 2013, and may I say, I'm *quite* pleased with them! Comfy, practical, unusual, and versatile (you can zip them up for a skinny midcalf fit too).
I don't know about you but I hate wearing long pants in the winter. The ground is ucky (especially in rainy and snowy climes) and I feel like I get home at the end of the day with my trouser hems all a mess or my jeans heavy and damp. Tights and skirts keep it light while also holding the elements at bay...plus they look a bit sassy, too, for holiday shopping downtown.
A sculptural skirt in a traditional print gets a pop of color from textured tights and a small cross-body bag (best not to be weighed down when you have presents to gather). The rest of the look stays neutral and warm -- layers, layers, layers! -- with a chambray shirt under a cashmere sweater, all wrapped up in a poncho. Gloves keep your fingers warm as you stomp from store to store!