I found these Piazza Sempione cropped trousers at Nordstrom Rack just before Christmas for about $70. The original price? $575. Pretty much the most brilliant buy ever, especially since I've already pretty much worn the snot out of them (as is evidenced by the stretched-out knees). I like wearing them with these short lace-up booties I got at Urban Outfitters last year, but they're begging for a higher ankle boot. Something rugged and kind of tough. Like one of these:
Sigh. I guess I'll have to comfort myself with their superior Italian tailoring for now, because I don't think I know how to DIY a pair of lace-up boots.
Shirt: Old button-down from my horse-showing days
Pants: Piazza Sempione
Shoes: Made by Elves