When I promised myself last week that I'd wear this outfit sometime this week, I didn't think about the forecast for rain every.single.day. Fortunately, the boots are waterproof, lol.
That skirt is going to be a wardrobe staple. A perfect length, nice fabric...I do believe I have replaced the black skirt I wore forever in the 80's and 90's. Since I'm probably past the point of shirt-tucking-in, it's not going to matter that it's an elastic waist, lol.
The boots are...ok. The leather is rather stiff, and where it bends it kinda bumps my foot/ankle and it actually hurts a little at the end of the day. That may change somewhat once they are well broken in. They are really snug in the calves, but they have an elastic gore in them so they can zip...
Here's a tip: Use a wire coat hanger to zip snug boots. Stick the hanger hook into the hole on the zipper pull and then use the hanger as a giant pull. It gives enough purchase that the zipper will close right up.
I'd credit the source on that but it's been years, lol. But I have to work now to dig up a wire hanger; I've mostly switched out to plastic and flocked hangers.
The outfit is a winner.