Monday, December 7, 2009

I Don’t Go To Sleep To Dream

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.

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They are from Sock Dreams, and they are lovely. Everything else in the outfit just came from a desire to be cozy!

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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).

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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:

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NOT FLATTERING. But warm.

Sweater, American Apparel
Tunic/Dress, Target
Leggings, Target
Socks, Sock Dreams
Boots, Matisse
Bag Rachel Nasvik
Diamond Necklace, gift
Talon Necklace, Talonalia

18 comments:

just my style said...

Great outfit! I am stashing this one away ~ look for a re-creation in the near future! SCORE on the jeans!

Jen said...

Yay! I'm so glad the jeans worked for you! My sister jokes that I can't figure out how to get those leggings off because I wear them every day now. (I have two pairs to alternate between.)

Kyla said...

JCP has awesome deals on stuff like that and also some really great on trend styles made for a woman's body. It's one of my favorite places to shop. I only wish that our local store had a better selection.

This is an awesome outfit and I especially love the socks. They're so perfect for keeping warm. I'm sporting mine today.

At my old job, I used to take a tiny space heater for under my desk in the winter.

myownlittleuniverse said...

love those thigh high socks! i have tried to wear that but i feel silly. i'll try again ;)
i feel naked without a hand full of rings. i ALWAYS have rings on. sleep with them on even.

Jasie VanGesen said...

Love the thigh-highs! I may have to finally try sock dreams... I bought 3 pairs of the cable-knit thigh highs from Target that everybody and their mother have bought this season, but they aren't true thigh-highs once pulled over my thick calves. They barely go over my knee and I tend to scrunch them down an inch or two so they're just covering the area between my boot-top and my knee... that's easier than yanking them up over and over all day long.

I almost forgot to say... I LOVE that cardigan. It looks ridiculously cozy.

Jess said...

Very cute. I love the way you layer!

I think I have the same socks from Sock Dreams and I loooove them. I don't have your long slender legs so they are just over the knees on me, not really thigh-high, but they are so cozy and comfy. I need to get them in more colors!

Sal said...

It's official. I MUST get a pair of thigh-high socks.

Lola said...

I feel naked without a watch, for sure. Even if most days I never look at my watch, the day that I forget to wear one I'm constantly trying to check the time on my naked wrist.

My office is always frrrreezing, too - I think I need a pair of boots like that for my desk! (Or even a pair of thigh-high socks - I'm warm just looking at them!)

Tina said...

The socks are divine.

jesse.anne.o said...

Oh I love those socks. And just the whole thing. I haven't been to the JCP in Manhattan yet but maybe I'll stop in. I also have ill-fitting jean issues.

Alannah said...

Huh, I haven't even been in a Penny's for years now but it sounds like I should check it out! Glad you & Kelly found such a great deal on those & I can't wait to see them!

I LOVE that purse. It's such a pretty colour and I love the hardware!

It cracks me up that you had to buy warm shoes to wear at your desk--that's sad! Glad you found something that works (and the gold sparkle is so awesome)!

Once in a while I leave the house without all of my jewelry on and that always makes me feel off all day!

God's Favorite Shoes! said...

I can't walk out of the house without earrings either! I just can't! I feel so ugly without earrings!

I'm digging the socks, I don't think I have the attitude to pull them off though:)

Connie said...

I love those long gray socks. You look great! I can't get warm. I am a super weenie when it comes to cold weather. Do you think a snow suit would be acceptable here?

Clare said...

I SERIOUSLY love the thigh-high socks. You look so stunning in this outfit. You remix florals for winter sooo well!

Kara said...

I forgot to wear my watch today and I was so miserable without it, even though i usually take it off when I am at my desk... Odd, really.

Sheila said...

I love the socks - only you can carry off that look, Erin!

Ooh, I hate when I forget to wear my jewelry, but I feel naked without my two rings (my wedding ring and my 40th birthday ring). Every so often, I forget them on the bathroom counter after I do my hair in the morning.

I also occasionally forget to put on mascara, and I think I look weirdly naked without it.

Sher said...

Those socks look great on you! Love that look in you young ladies :)

Jamie Michelle said...

LOVE the socks over tights! I never thought to wear them that way until I saw it on your blog!