Why do I own a pair of Timberlands? I bought them in college, at this amazing discount warehouse called Gabriel Brothers. Around that time, I also invested in a pair of Clark Desert Boots & was lusting over a pair of wingtips. So basically, every shoe we put on my little brother, I also tried to buy for myself. 

Don't get me wrong - I'm a very girly girl. (Like painfully girly.) I just love to surprise people with a touch of masculinity. Back then, that meant switching out the shoelaces of these Tims (as I lovingly dubbed them) for something superbly feminine. Queue the red laces! Nowadays, I pair The Tims with the most girly coat I own - a pleated Betsey Johnson Pea Coat. I adore the striking contrast. 

So what about you guys? Do you ever pull trends traditionally meant for the boys into your wardrobe? I've grabbed a few examples from my Cincinnati blogger friends: like THIS bow tie Katie wears at Out + Outfit;  THIS sleeveless tuxedo vest & army pant combo Natalie wears at CincinNatalie; & THIS letterman(ish) jacket from Princess at Personal Bravery. What are your other faves?

Shoes: Timberland Basic Roll Top Boots
Coat: Betsey Johnson via Burlington Coat Factory (last year) (similar)
Pants: Matchstick light wash via JCrew Factory
Shirt: Stripe Sleeve Tee via JCrew
Photography: Natalie Folchi at CincinNatalie.