Monday, January 3, 2011

Back in the Swing of Things

New year, vacation's over, time to set the alarm & dress for work again. Ho-hum. I really do like my job, but I could do without getting up early every morning & going into the office. Too bad I can only telecommute one day a week! Then again, going into the office means I wear more than yoga pants & T-shirts ;-)

What I'm wearing:
Burgundy sweater with silk insets, Anthropologie, gift from Sarah
Black knit V-neck top, NY & Co.
Black knit straight skirt, Target
Black elastic belt, NY & Co.
Burgundy-ish & black stripey tights, We Love Colors
Black leather knee-high boots, Clarks
Black beaded necklace with cameo, random accessory store
Silver cameo earrings, vintage
Dark cherry lipstick, Sephora

Digging these boots -- walking in Clarks is like walking on little clouds! However, they are a skosh big in the foot (had to be or the calves wouldn't fit, even with the elastic gusset in the back; hello, why don't tall boots come in more calf-widths???). So by the end of the day, the boots had sagged a little at the ankles, & I had a mild hot spot on my right foot. Should have worn socks with them, but ya never know on the first wearing.

But the sole is soooooo comfy! I kept checking to see if there's any heel on these boots at all or they were totally flat, bec. each step was so soft & light. With a little more stretching in the calf, these could be "walk a million mile" type boots. I'll definitely wear those vintagey-style Clarks pumps sometime this week too!



    This is my favorite outfit so far! \m/

  2. Great outfit!
    I'm finding that I get excited when I see that you've posted an outfit. Your style is fantastic!

  3. Wow, I love those tights and the boots and the whole outfit! These days I've been wearing mostly black, but I'm inspired to throw on some color just to see. Love it!

  4. That sweater is truly glorious!

  5. Sarah - Thank you again, that sweater is a beauty!

    Hexotica - Aww, thanks!

    Becky - Burgundy is my go-to color, I can't resist it ;-)

    Sal - Thanks, my BFF really knows what I like & what will look good!

  6. Hungry Zombie Couture was also praising Clarks boots highly today. Apparently, she also has larger than average calves and have found Clarks to be the best fit!

  7. Dude, that sweater is FAAAAAbulous! And, they DO make wide-calf boots -- check on Zappos. The problem for me is that they're often TOO wide.

  8. Laurie - Yep, Clarks rule the world! I had some Clarks shoes ages ago & loved them to tiny pieces. I'm so glad to have *two* more pair.

    Kendra - These Clarks were some of the "wide calf boots" I'd been stalking online. And they barely fit me! I have giganto calves! There is no such thing as "too wide" hah. But yeah, the sweater rocks, bec. Sarah is fab ;-)

  9. Ohh Anthropologie. I stay away from you because of your price, but you are so, so gorgeous (especially on you, T!)

  10. Mina - This is prob. the only Anthro item I own ;-) I always see awesome items in their catalog, but can't afford them. Yet Sarah finds the cool stuff on sale - she has that touch.

  11. Finding the cool expensive stuff on sale is a technique I haven't mastered in physical stores yet. I only manage to make use of online sales so far, and those are always a gamble.