Monday, December 6, 2010

What’s The Point In Living If You Don’t Want To Dance?

Let’s be real for a minute. Sometimes I am pretty casual. I mean, really, really casual. Like this:

December 4

Sometimes I leave the house like that. I went to brunch and the grocery store like that and I am going to be honest, I felt pretty cute even though I was wearing sweatpants.

December 4

How casual is too casual for you? I think for me, it’s PJs and no make-up. I will swipe on a little gloss and mascara and change into jeans and a tee for so much as a drive thru run. I don’t ever want to leave the house in anything less than I would be comfortable in should I end up at the hospital or police station. You know?

December 4

And I’d wear this outfit again. I know some of you will disagree that it is OK to wander around the city in sweatpants, well, EVER. But I felt good. I kind of love those sweatpants. You can’t tell in the Sperry Top-Sider boots (which, oh my goodness, LOVE. Thanks again to both Clare and Sperry Top-Sider) but they are cropped and have a wide band so they hit mid-calf. With a pair of heeled lace up boots and an oversized cardi, they look very Cheryl Cole. Which is an excellent thing in my book. Granted they look a little less chic here but I can be forgiven for wanting to test drive those boots, I think. And they were great. I wore them all day. When I first put them on I was a wee concerned because the leather felt a bit tight (I ordered a 6 and a half. I wear a six in shoes, but I always size up a half size for boots to make room for comfy socks) but after a while, the leather warmed and stretched and molded to my feet. They were super comfortable and I can’t wait to find all sorts of ways to style them! (I am already planning to wear them with black tights, cut offs and a tee, that will be SUCH a cute look.)

Sweater and pants, Target
Tee, vintage
Boots, giveaway from Between Laundry Days and Sperry Top-Sider

19 comments:

Alannah said...

Ahhh that sweater is so Harry Potter to me. Adorable! I wish I could see the pants better but I love those boots on you.

Sweatpants or no, I agree it's very CC and therefore A++!

Erin said...

I think you look gorgeous, doll. For me, it's all about the fit and style of something - not what material it's made of. And of course, that it's not covered in dirt and/or holes (unless the holes are purposeful).

Sal said...

I am thrilled that you won Clare's giveaway! Woo hoo! And this is such a fun and funky casual look.

Sheila said...

I love that you're wearing an Iron Maiden tee!

Although I wouldn't go out in sweatpants (I don't even own a pair!), you do look really cute. There's a point, though, when cute becomes crazy...gotta watch out for that!

On the weekends, I go without make-up unless I'm going somewhere public (and even then, it's minimal). I also wear my jeans and my casual uniform (long-sleeved tee with some graphic tee overtop of it).

God's Favorite Shoes! said...

I love this look and I need those boots! I am determined to get some lace up flat boots. I think I almost got those sweat pants from Target too. They were made by Converse?

I think I like the whole ensemble alot. And I am very into rocking sweats that "have some style" to them with heels or boots.

I'm wearing my Target harem sweats as I type:)

And, I've researched Cheryl Cole's style....LOVE!!!

Lauren said...

I've been a quiet reader for some time but I have to say this look is freaking awesome!

WendyB said...

Those boots are awesome!

tallgirlblogging said...

Phew - it's not just me. Sweatpants have a place in my wardrobe. For sure!

HollyElise said...

I love this outfit! Who knew sweatpants could be so awesome with boots?
My rule of thumb as far as leaving the house goes something like, "Would you want [ex-bf] to see you like this?"
Because you always want to look great if you see an ex.
I know it's silly, especially because I now live in a *different country* and neither of my exs are anywhere near me - but there you go :)

RETRO REVA said...

I like this!
Sweatpants done right ;)
No matching sweatshirt makes them fun and love the sweater/rock t/boots combo!!!
All the cool chicks are rockin the sweats!
My Mom always adds "clean underwear" to the list of what if I go to the hospital or get arrested scenario ;)
xXx
Reva

DaniellaBella said...

I'm generally against sweatpants because I feel schlumpy in them. However I never thought to do this with them so... Sweatpants have take a turn for the better! You won the boots! Yay! Such a great giveaway!

SiouxsieL said...

I can't do sweatpants. My casual is leggings with a tee shirt dress. Love your sweater in this pic.

Jodie said...

Yeah I agree pjs are too casual for me to go outside in (although I'll happily go into my proch in them to pay the milkman, or pick up post), even though I think I look cuter in long trouser, plaid pjs than I do dressed to the nines. Unless there is some kind of emergency/extreme deadline I will never leave the house without concealer on. I've done it a few times and I felt awfully dirty, the same way I feel if my hair isn't clean.


I wouldn't wear sweats (jogging bottoms I call them in the UK) if I were meeting someone and we weren't going to do some kind of sporty activity, or if I were going clothes shopping, but to pop to the corner shop, or library I totally would (another dress down item I think I look cuter in than all glammed). However I do think the boots/sweats combo is super cute for day wear...in other places (especially high heeled doc martins or rocket dog trainers would look great with them - I was totally thinking Cheryl Cole when I saw you'd paired them with boots). You just can't wear them in the Mids, UK because you'll be surrounded by people wearing sweats without even a hint of glamour and your sweats will lose their glamour by association.

Future Lint said...

I think it works because it's super casual but still stylish. You're wearing things that match and are clean and whatnot. I see people out and about in much, much more casual things! I can't believe how small your feet are! I had no idea!

Indiana Adams said...

Um, excuse me, lady, but your boots are blowing my mind! :0)

-Indiana@Adored Austin.

Cassie {Hi Sugarplum!} said...

You look cute...and look at all that long flowing hair!! gorgeous!

wardrobeexperience said...

cute... warm and cozy... love the maiden tee

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Between Laundry Days said...

This post is just proof that you are supremely badass. The boots look great!

Iris said...

It is a cute outfit but, sweatpants are synonymous with pjs for me so I consider them on that wayyyy casual side and probably wouldn't wear them to brunch... maybe to groceries