Friday, November 12, 2010

Styles changing

I’ve written fairly frequently about my clothes issues lately, and they’re still at the forefront of my mind.  I’m finding myself gravitating towards more stylish things than I have previously, but unfortunately that also means more expensive.  Ick.

Yesterday I bought my very first pair of skinny jeans.  I’ve been very hesitant to buy any because people either look great in them,  or they look like a pear shaped sausage.  And I’ve been too sure I’d look like a pear shaped sausage in them, so I avoided them.  But yesterday I went shopping for the first time with a new friend and I tried them on with a long sweater, and I actually liked them!  So I bought them.  They’re not skin tight, but they’re narrow enough at the ankles where I could wear boots with them if I wanted.  I bought a long, off-white sweater, a dark pair of skinny jeans and black leggings.  I’m pretty darn excited about my new outfit.

But that brings me to my next point.  I’ve really, REALLY been wanting a pair of boots.  As I’ve said before, I know exactly what I want, but I have yet to find them  However, is amazing and I’ve found what I love.  THESE (pictured below)  The only problem is that they don’t come in black in my size.  Bummer.  But they do come in the reddish-brown in my size, so I might settle for those.  I actually would love to get a brown pair of boots and a black pair eventually, but I had been planning on getting the black pair first because I felt like they’d go with more outfits.  But I guess if I have black leggings and dark skinny jeans, the brown ones will go with those too.

Otherwise, these are my runner’s up pair that I’m also considering. (Again from

I also really like these shoes from  I think I could wear them with leggings and skinny jeans and they’d look cute but still be comfortable.  I’m all about comfort.  My problem now is that I don’t really have shoes that look good with my new types of pants, except for my open-toed, 4 inch heel shoes and obviously those aren’t really practical for every day wearing.  I’m surprised I haven’t broken an ankle while wearing them already.

And while I was having fun window shopping online, I found a coat on that I liked too.  (BTW, I’m not getting paid by zappos or anything, I just discovered they ship over here and have free shipping AND free return shipping if things don’t fit so I’m kind of excited.)  Here it is.

Ideally, I’d LOVE this coat in a light grey or even a red.  I mean, I absolutely LOVE the white, but I’m not sure how practical it would be with a toddler and with me being a klutz, and with having a black dog.  I’m afraid I’d have it stained the first time I wore it.  But this coat only comes in black or white and I’m really trying to venture out from my black phase.  I really do need a new coat since my current pea coat is boxy shaped and I got it in high school (10 years ago).  But I’m going to have to save up my money because if I got the boots I want, plus the shoes, plus this coat… that’s like $450…  I need to get on "What Not To Wear”…

And while I was online window shopping, I saw these at and I thought they were super cute.  A few of my friends have these boots in different colors and they said they’re comfortable.  Next time I decide to go to Venice in the rainy season I’m wearing something like these!

Product Image Women's Shiny Umbrellas and Dots Sporty Boot Black

1 comment:

Alison said...

ooooh leggings and skinny jeans!!! you are going to get addicted . . . i'll do anything to wear leggings, they are so comfy. i have a hard time getting myself into real pants anymore.