Larry Mahan Womens Western Boots
I've been in pursuit of the perfect pair of flat boots for so long that I've recently had to modify my search to the perfect pair of short flat boots, given the updates in shoe trends and the passing of more than one season. But even with my more specific and refined target purchase, I'm still having a hard time making up my mind and settling on one ideal pair. Sure, our favorite fool-proof boot brands like Frye and Dolce Vita have loads of options in every color and type of embellishment, but what if it turns out that I'm totally "over" the trend after just a few uses? What if I have my sights on a different pair before these ones even come in the mail? Lucky for us recessionistas, the flat ankle boot craze has caught on and expanded to incorporate more affordable brands in its arsenal of suppliers -- Report, Steve Madden, Aldo -- so you can indulge in an edgier pair for just a fraction of the guilt... or buy more than one and still stay under the cost of that designer pair you've been drooling over! Check out the slideshow for 10 pairs of flat booties -- all different, and all under $100 a pop!
Taylor Swift may be the current reigning Queen of the Grammys, but since I've been in the nostalgic mood, I have to say I miss the old Taylor. Of course, by "old" I mean only a couple years ago, but a small passage of time can do wonders in turning a guitar-strumming Nashville gal into a multi-platinum superstar. Back in her "Our Song" days, she was still the gorgeous yet endearingly humble Cinderella next-door, but had a little more of that hopeless romantic flair that I guess you start to lose after a Jonas brother dumps you over the phone. In one of her first videos ever, she Taylor-izes the classic Audrey Hepburn-style LBD with cowgirl boots and fingerless gloves, creating a look that's both down-to-earth and date-ready at the same time (Valentine's Day, anyone?). Watch the video for a little "retro" Swifty, then look through the slideshow to see how you can cop her cowgirl-gone-glam look! Photo Credit: Vh1.com