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There's something innately sexy about the androgyny of Freebird by Steven's Lasso booties. Wear them with your tightest skinny jeans, a fitted denim button-up shirt, a structured jacket, and a wide-brimmed felt hat. You'll look the part of a well-heeled, well-traveled city slicker who just may have roped a cow or two in her past. The boots also come in a couple shades of brown, but I think the black best lends itself to this air of mystery and adventure.
Clarisonic Opal Sonic Skin Infusion System, $185, Sephora
Racked Vegas editor Susan Stapleton: Confession: Every year I like to buy myself something kind of pricey in the beauty world to kick-start my skincare routine. This year it was the Clarisonic Opal, the cool new gadget that helps your eye cream penetrate more deeply. The toy quite frankly reassures that I actually apply eye cream, because if I'm going to spend $185 on a beauty tool, you'd better believe I'm going to use it. Even more reassuring, it seems as if those fine lines are becoming less evident now that I'm moisturizing twice a day. Sure, it's indulgent, but if it kicks me in the wallet to take care of my skin, it's worth it. And so are you.
Cadet Aviator Denim Pant, $248
Racked NYMenswear Specialist Mickey Sery: In winter, there's usually a disconnect between my big boots and my pants. Either I have to roll up my trousers, or I need to do some fancy origami to tuck and fold them into my boots. These Cadet Aviator Denim Pants are the perfect solution to any menswear boot dilemma. The pants feature a ribbed cuff at the bottom, making it easy to fit to your styling of choice. If denim isn't your thing, the Aviator Pant comes in a range of different fabrics and colors for all your boot-wearing needs.
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