I had given up hope, until I found myself walking by Zara during an after work errand run. I figured it was worth a shot since they do quickly 'copy' other luxury designs, and what did you know, I found myself with 5 different styles of black boots to try on. This motorcycle ankle bootie was the first one I tried on, and it was almost identical to what I was scouring endlessly for. Low enough heel for the weekend, and quality leather that I can pull them off at work.
Now, if I could only get away with wearing that hat at the offices...
Anndra Neen 'Two Tone' necklace, c/o Paire.us
J.Crew crew neck sweater [similar here]
Madewell blouse [similar here]
Coach Willis bag
BCBG leather jacket [similar here]
Deborah Lippmann 'Modern Love' polish