Monday, October 24, 2011

How I wore it: successful first outing

People, today I had a good self-esteem day. And a lot of it may have had something to do with the fact that I wore my new Fluevogs for the first time today. I was planning to wear them and had a pretty good idea of what my outfit would entail, but - wouldn't you know it - that all changed this morning at 7 AM. I had been planning to wear my trust black jersey (non-maternity) dress with brightly colored tights and the new boots, but then decided to try on a maternity dress that my friend had given me. I thought that it, with tights and the new boots, would look kick-ass. Then I was too lazy to pull on tights, so I put on my old, trusty black leggings (which were so much more comfortable, Gawd, even without being for pregnant ladies!). Then the boots. Since it was cold, my favorite sweater. And this is what it turned into:

People, YES. These boots are made of so much win. When I first had them on, I was worried they looked out of place with my simple cotton dress. I asked my husband if it was too casual up-top and too witchy down below what with the pointy shoes, but he gave me the thumbs up. And I'm glad he did. I felt like an ass-kicking superhero all day today. I would look at the boots and coo. 

And they were so comfy! In the beginning, for, like, ten minutes, I was a little uncomfortable with the ankle zipper, but that soon gave way to happy comfy times. And since I subbed a colleague's class today, that means that I was jumping up and down between the white board and the desk more than usual. And I ran an errand after work. So, yeah, these boots totally made it. And the whole combination made me feel - I don't know - cool. My hair, although still mulleting and cowlicking, had a better day than usual. My boots were divine. My sweater was large and enveloping and artsy. It was a good self-esteem day. Don't you just love when all the elements of an outfit just work out like that and you feel like a million bucks? Those days are increasingly rarer for me, so I was super-happy. 

See? Maybe buying an eleventh pair of boots wasn't such a stupid idea!

Striped cardigan: Banana Republic, remixed
Blue dress: Old Navy Maternity, hand-me-down from a friend
Black leggings: HUE, by way of Lord and Taylor, remixed
Black boots: John Fluevog


  1. Knew the boots would be amazing. They just had an aura, lol. That sweater looks so cozy, wish I had it this afternoon! They kept turning the AC on at work for some reason :/

  2. I love those days! And I love the first styling of the new boots! They look even better than I envisioned. Here's hoping for more great days with them.

  3. So glad the boots worked out! And man, I adore that stripy cardigan.

  4. Cassy, I am SO not on board with A/C in October. That's what an enormous, wool, stripey sweater is for...

    Thanks, Anne! I was so happy with them!

    Aww, thanks, Sal! This cardigan is probably one of my FAVORITE things.

  5. This is adorable! I love the cardigan too. Just a perfect outfit.