I’m not in the mar­ket for a boot. And cer­tainly one that is nei­ther tall, nor sleek, so why did these Dolce Vita for Tar­get® Lace-Up Boot stop me in my tracks?

Dolce Vita laceups

Could it be my mil­i­tary mus­ings and that black jacket (love) I pre­viewed recently?

Could it be the golden details in that angled zip and grom­mets chan­nel­ing del­i­cate Vic­to­rian lace-ups?

I couldn’t tell you what made me put them on, except an inter­est in Target’s GO Design­ers and their col­lec­tions for the brand which does inspire at the very least a look-see, if not an out­right pur­chase in my expe­ri­ence.

I was wear­ing my Stella Express flare jeans, so the mar­riage of jean to boot wasn’t even that great, but I aban­doned my lip­sticks and Cantu Shea But­ter pur­chases to run and find a ful­l­length mir­ror. LOL

I tucked, untucked and rolled the jean… I left the zip­per open part way, then zipped it all the way… I went down low and scru­ti­nized the bends and breaks of the faux leather. 

My happy con­clu­sions: These would do nicely. Not to men­tion that the hubby was in tow and nod­ding appre­cia­tively.

But do you want to know when an item is truly work­ing on a find ladies and gen­tle­men?

It’s when you have that not-just-in-the-movies mon­tage of your life in them, and can clearly envi­sion at least two, if not three ways to make the item work with things you already own.

I had that. And I think what I loved mostly was the unex­pect­ed­ness of them. While not my type of boot on the sur­face, they had a voice and it was soul­ful. I like what they’re say­ing and I am want­ing, but you know what, I’m also get­ting.