I want to start off my entry today with a big shout out and a HUGE Thank You to reader and blogger Jen, who let me know last Friday that JCPenny had a brand called A.N.A that was what I said I was looking for. Girlfriend, you were so right. They met all my qualifications. Cigarette cut, dark wash, super tight…and they are denim leggings. But they look more like jeans than any other pair I’ve seen. My friend Kelly did the honor of spending the day with me yesterday and we had a wonderful time. We went to the mall up in the suburbs that has a JCPenny, and not only did I discover the jeans I wanted, but list price is $40. Yesterday however, they were on sale and Kelly had a coupon, making the grand total for TWO pairs $38.00, including tax. I am thrilled to have jeans and I can’t thank you enough. I will wear them Friday.
A big thanks to everyone else for their recommendations as well, I still plan on checking out American Eagle as so many recommended them for the more boyfriend fit jean, but I’ve about decided I agree with Jodie who says “boyfriend jeans are the devil. I swear they’re cut skinnier across the stomach than they should be.” I’m starting to think I’m just too curvy for that trend!
And now back to the hits. Or something.
After a long day of shopping, Starbucks, girl talk and sliders at Steak and Shake, I was too tired to do much outfit planning. I normally don’t plan at all, but it’s been so cold recently that I’ve needed to pull my outfits the night before from the closet and move them into the bathroom, which is heated so they aren’t covered in frost when I put them on!~ Since it’s so cold under the desk at my office*, I tend to start at the legs and go up, and I haven’t worn these thigh high socks yet this year, so I wanted to wear them.
They are from Sock Dreams, and they are lovely. Everything else in the outfit just came from a desire to be cozy!
I forgot earrings today. And my scarf. I didn’t sleep last night and I’m not 100% awake today. I always feel so naked without earrings. What do you feel naked without? (And I don’t mean “pants” smarty).
I love that bag, but I don’t carry it very often as it’s not quite big enough for me. I can make it work some days though and I took it shopping yesterday and was far too lazy to switch bags this AM so I’m carrying it again today!
*my cube farm sits right over the parking garage and as a result, from about November to March, it’s 10 to 20 degrees colder under our desks, which somehow trap the cold air from under there than it is elsewhere. It’s pretty weird. And cold. I bought really flashy ugly shiny gold metallic Ugg type boots to wear under my desk for 10 bucks at Old Navy this weekend. Observe:
NOT FLATTERING. But warm.
Sweater, American Apparel
Socks, Sock Dreams
Bag Rachel Nasvik
Diamond Necklace, gift
Talon Necklace, Talonalia