Sunday, October 23, 2011

How I wore it: boot deployment

So yesterday was Part II of The Biggest Weekend Ever at work. I ended up having twelve one-on-one conferences with parents (ten of them were in a row, I think), not to mention "informal" greeting of other parents while I was busy shoveling lunch down my face. It. Was. Magical. I didn't have hostile parents per se, but some interviews were less comfortable than others.

And since I anticipated having supremely uncomfortable and even hostile interviews, I decided to deploy my favorite babies for the first time this season:

Forgive the toolish positioning: this was the best of, like, ten photos

Because I was going to work (on a SATURDAY MORNING. When the alarm went off, it was like a sick joke!), I decided to fold the boots over so that their badassness would be less perceivable to the naked eye. I don't know if a school environment - however loose and hippie-ish it may be - might be the best place for OTK boots, y'know? The dress was another hand-me-down and I am a big fan. It makes me look fancier than I feel.

For some reason, I couldn't resist going matchy-matchy with my dress and boots. I wouldn't normally be so unsubtle, but I just had to make myself smile at 6:15 AM yesterday morning. 

Oh, who am I kidding.

I chose this outfit out days in advance. PLEASE.

Maroon dress: Motherhood Maternity, hand-me-down from a friend
Maroon boots: Frye Shirley OTKs, gift from husband, by way of, remised