Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Boots and leggings.

Here are some facts about me:

1. I have absolutely no style.
Unless jeans and a hoody is stylish. It's not? Oh. Then my point remains.

2. I like to pretend I have style.
Like during the week in between outfits consisting of basic black dress pants and a plain top, I'll throw in a fancy top with a belt (whoa!) or GRAY pants and a plain top. Yea, it's exciting. Sometimes I even wear a necklace. Contain your excitement. 

3. I have no idea how to dress my body type.
And for the record, I don't know what "type" that is. I have a bulky upper body (apple), but I'm also hippy. Or hippie. Whichever is the one that does not involve peace signs and Mary Jane. And my thighs have been large since the 9th grade when I was introduced to the leg lifting machine in volleyball conditioning. So somethings I claim the "curvy" body type, but mostly I'm body type "marshmallow wrapped with rubber bands."

4. I wish I was one of those girls who can wear anything and look good.
What is the saying, "She'd look hot in a potato sack?" And not just on Halloween, in which case I would just look like I was attempting to be an actual potato.

With all this said, I love the boots over leggings, or boots over skinny jeans look. I never thought I could pull it off because well... when you're in a double digit jean size, referring to anything as "skinny" is flat out denial. But flat boots are in and after finding out I have plantar fasciitis in the Spring, per my chiropractor I had to ditch all my shoes with heals... my bonus heel spur thanks me. Soooo, I did recently purchase a pair of [not-so] skinny jeans and 2 pairs of tall boots.

They say we are our worst critics, and honestly I feel like Florian Bellanger on Cupcake Wars every morning when I get dressed and look in the mirror.

I'm never happy with the presentation and I can't understand a word I say. 

I've tried to document my various attempts at wearing this style and I'm going to expose them to you now. Maybe my attempts are humorous, maybe I'm doing alright. I really don't know. But in the spirit of "TRYING NEW THINGS" this is right there on the list.

I'm very much a fan of the black boots and black "skinny" dress pants because, well like I've said already, I like to keep it plain and that's not much of a shift from my boot cut black pants and heels for work. But the brown riding boots are lovely! And since these pics were taken, I've purchased a SECOND pair of "skinny" jeans from Old Navy. I busted them out for our family pictures a couple weeks ago. My little sister showed up in the exact same outfit, even the exact same pair of jeans, and she's pretty stylish, so I think I did alright!

Whether or not I'm a "boy" shape or a "pear" or the Michelin Man, this style is comfy and I like it!

What do you think?


  1. You look great & I think you did it right! You look very comfortable in the first picture & I really liked the collaboration of pic 2. All of them were great!
    I'm not sure about the body type thing either. I am in the same boat you are.. literally. I think it's called an "APPLE" body frame.. I dunno. Gymnastics & Volleyball granted me my wonderful thighs.
    Keep it up & I totaly think jeans & a hoodie should be a 'style'. <3, Amy (Trials & Triumphs)

    1. You are so sweet. The first pic was one of my favorite outfits!

      Body types are funny things. I've never felt like I "fit" into any of them. Glad to know someone else feels my pain from high school sports and lovely thighs! :)

  2. Well I can thank my Momma for my thighs! And my booty and hips for that matter!

    I think you are stylish! If you're so "unstylish" maybe I should be consulting other people :) I think we are all our own worst critics.....

    I love all of those outfits!! I bet your family pics were gorgeous!

    1. I know what IS stylish, I just don't wear it. And I can tell you when you look bad. HA!!

      Can't wait to share the family pics within the week (probably on FB).

  3. You look so good, it is a very good match. Thanks for sharing.

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