Saturday, March 3, 2012

How I wore it: show-off

Last night was a very important night in the Boots household: our first social event (not hosted by us)! My job was having an end-of-winter party (despite the fact that it had snowed on both Wednesday and Thursday. For the first time in months.), so I decided to sling on some contacts, put on some cute clothes (and boots!), pack up the baby (and husband), and go to a partay!

While I was happy with the outfit I'd created, I wasn't sooooooo thrilled with the execution:

I felt weird and overly formal, although I did fit in fine with the other attendees. I think that wearing comfy PJ and yoga pants have gotten me unused to wearing fitted clothes again. The issue is the same as always - while I'm not too unhappy with the number on the scale, the weight distribution (on tummy, hips, etc.) makes wearing all my clothes tougher than I'd like. Then again, as my husband says, if the clothes fit, that's enough. Of course, he doesn't have to sit down in an overly tight skirt and show an expanse of generous thigh. 

That being said, it felt pretty nice to get all gussied up, despite my initial discomfort in the tighter-than-usual skirt. My Fluevogs fit like a dream and it felt nice to to be comfortable in my boots again (no more swollen feet/legs!) and whatnot. My husband also liked the outfit. My daughter? Not so impressed...

More natural, less flattering...

Holy God, do I love those boots. 

Anyway, today I'm back in my comfy sweats and maternity jeans, but it was nice to be in society again! Baby Boots acted like a champ and socialized for a little before falling asleep. Good first party!

Black top: H&M, remixed
Black tank (underneath): Old Navy Maternity, remixed
Skirt: Ann Taylor Loft, remixed
Green tights: Gap (remixed?)
Black boots: John Fluevog, remixed


  1. Yeah, for socializing again. I can remember my early stabs at that and with children it wasn't so much the redistribution of weight as a general level of disheveledness.

  2. I think this outfit really suits you. No need to be self-conscious, really!

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  3. Terri, you're absolutely right. There's also the interesting issue of changing habits. I've already stopped wearing necklaces when going out because of Baby Boots' strong little grip (and also to not mark her cheek when she leans against me). When she's a little older and grabbier, I'll have to curtail the long earring activity!

    Thanks, aki! I'm hoping to slowly build up my confidence again...