Really, "bad ass" isn't a word I would apply to myself (nor, probably, would anyone who knows me...), but there's something about a moto jacket that feels a little bit dangerous.
I first tried this jacket in a Gwynnie Bee shipment and loved it so much, I stalked it until it went on sale enough for me to justify its cost. Since it's faux leather, it is much lighter-weight than a leather version would be, and can be worn as a blazer instead of outerwear.
I'm just not going to talk about the shoes, since right now I own 3 pairs of shoes (aside from athletic shoes) that I can wear, and they're really not particularly exciting. However, I did buy a cute pair of Dansko lace-up shoes yesterday (in mocha) at my favorite local shoe store, Stan's. They're lighter than my other 2 pairs of lace-up shoes, which feels a bit more spring-like.
In News Of The Foot, however, I had my 10 week post-op check up yesterday and my surgeon is happy with the way everything is progressing. I now have orders to start physical therapy, and I'm very much looking forward to that. Surgeon assures me that I will not have to wear lace-up shoes forever, which is an enormous relief, though I will need to continue to wear my orthotics. So, my shoe options in the future will be somewhat limited, but still better than what I've been able to wear in the last few months. I suppose I will continue to pine for all of those amazing high heels, but I won't have to wear only old lady shoes while doing it. At any rate, I can see some light at the end of the tunnel, which is a great feeling.