I’m born and raised in California, then I went to college in North Carolina (Go Heels!), and for the past 4 1/2 years, I have lived in Cape Town. Do you see the common theme?
I am a cold weather sissy. I’ve never dealt with snow or extreme winters. Something tells me I’m in for a surprise here in Chicago. We haven’t had any snow YET, but its been downright cold, and everyone tells me this is mild.
My method for getting dressed is…layers, layers, layers, and something to cover my ears and hands. I also have had to get on board with practical (i.e flat) footwear.
I kept the “Conquest” (shown in outfit above) even though I feel like they are outside my style comfort zone. I struggle with casual wear, but I’m trying. I didn’t love the “Tofino” style, so I sent them back (free returns). Now I’m in the market for some other fairly flat black boots that I can wear in tundra that I’m about to experience.
Another thing I’ve been trying to embrace is skinny jeans. I used to think I would never be caught dead in skinny jeans because my legs are
fairly thick athletic, but I have come around. Apparently, they are not as scary as I originally thought.
I tried on these coated modern skinny jeans from LOFT a couple months ago and have been patiently waiting for them to go on sale. Black Friday came and went….Christmas came and went, and these pants are still $79. Everything else in the entire store has been on sale multiple times, but these edgy pants refuse to reduce in price and come home with me.
Thoughts on flannel? I was against it until I realized how cozy it is. Now I’m seeking out flannel…L.L Bean here I come.
What’s your favorite jean style? I think boot cut is most flattering on me, but apparently this is yester-year.