This morning we woke up super early to get ready to go to our niece's birthday party (she turned four last week). However, our train was cancelled, so I found myself all dressed up with no place to go. Fortunately, we ended up lurking in bookstores and coffee places, but I still wish I could've hung out with little kids at a Minnie Mouse party instead...
I wanted to be comfortable enough to run up and down stairs with an energetic child, but still wear my favorite elements (skinny jeans, grey and black, boots). Frankly, I felt pretty and chic in this outfit.
You're also able to see my first pair of grey leather boots, my Aldo booties that are writhingly jealous of my Fryes. (On a side note, does anyone else hate the word 'bootie'? It makes me sweaty and uncomfortable) As I said when I first mentioned them, they're extremely versatile, but I find that at certain angles they can stumpify my legs when I'm wearing skinny jeans. From the side they look better, but I notice now that from the front I look a little...hoof-y.
I did want to add one quirky, fun element to the mix, and that's my flowered headband:
I bought this headband in the fall. Living and working in New England for the first time, I was stuck by the enormous and unironic hair accessories that young girls wear here. At my workplace, you see girls with floppy hairbows, big headbands, and striped ribbons. I fell in love with this unashamedly preppy rosette headband and bought it without really thinking it through. I've only worn it a couple of times and decidedly NOT at work. I thought that it would be a good way to mix some fun into my outfit for the wee ones, especially if Minnie Mouse ears might be involved. Well, maybe next time...
Black skinny jeans: Bulldog by Urban Outfitter
Black and grey striped sweater: Banana Republic
Black top: Tony [a small boutique in Philadelphia's Old City]
Grey booties: Aldo