I'd seen this boot in person at a horse race sales booth and was surprised at how pretty it was. This is one of those boots that does not show its real beauty online. What I loved about this boot, it's a "fair/pale" boot if you want something lighter but not totally white. The light antiquing and the pastels of the embroidered cactus (and coral colored cactus flowers) really make this a pretty boot...and the studs give it that girly edge. So..of course when I caught it on sale here...it was a no brainer.