4.14.2011

Converted.

When it comes to fashion, I am a pretty basic.
I am no frills, pretty simple & sometimes boring.
I try to appear pulled together & not look like a frumpy mom.
I buy most of my clothes at Target (expect when I have the occasional Nordstrom gift card)
I remember almost 2 years ago when the whole skinny jeans & boot thing first came out.
I said on several occasions,
"NO WAY am I EVER wearing skinny jeans and NO WAY am I ever wearing boots over skinny jeans!"
Well, this past winter, I fell victim to this fashion trend.
And, I LOVE it.
Please note, Exhibit "A"
{Skinny jeans & Uggs. I rocked this look almost every weekend during the cold months!}

And here we have Exhibit "B"
{Another pair of skinny jeans (which I really think are jeggings based on their material) with boots. You would never know I was someone who hated this look 2 years ago because I literally wear skinny jeans & boots at least 3 times a week. Sometimes more.}

This brings me to my next point...just a few months ago, I was talking to a friend about how I have been "converted" to the skinny jean/boot fan club, but that is as far as it would go.....I would NEVER wear skinny jeans with ballet flats. EVER.
Umm...Look what I wore today:
Confession:
The past month, the weather has been warmer and I haven't been wearing boots as much.
This wasn't the first time I have sported this combo.
And, I have a feeling this won't be the last time!
I am officially converted.
Any other late converts out there?

25 comments:

  1. I totally do that with trends, too. It just takes me a year or to to figure out how to pull the look off for myself. This winter I really wanted Uggs, but my hubby still hasn't warmed to the trend, so that was a no go. But you can find me rocking the skinny jeans with flats almost every week.

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  2. Hahahha...I said "I will NEVER wear dresses or "tunics" over jeans. That looks so stupid!" Well guess who's 'stupid' now?:)
    Have a wonderful day!
    XO,
    Sarah

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  3. This exact same thing happened to me... I said "I'll never wear skinny jeans" and GASP... here I sit today wearing them with ballet flats. I feel your pain!

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  4. Okay, why would you not wear skinny jeans with ballet flats? As a fellow tall, slender girl, you are the perfect specimen to pull the look off! it would almost be a crime to NOT wear this combo :) Glad you converted!

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  5. LOL yes I too said NEVER will I wear those skinny jeans.

    AND now, they are my favorite jeans i have! I only want to wear my skinnies. Love them with boots. Love them with flats. Love them with Toms. Love it.

    Wonder what trend we'll fall into next? :)

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  6. I am dying for a pair of Uggs and skinny jeans. But every pair of skinny jeans I try on, I can't get them up! I guess I just need to try a different store or something.

    And I had to laugh at Sarah's comment because I was the same way with dresses over jeans. Now I think it is the cutest thing!

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  7. Yes, this was exactly me too!! I love it now!

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  8. Definitely me! I said I wouldn't do it and I did it and I love it. No turning back!

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  9. its like you took the words out of my own brain and blogged them! :) I totalllllllly was a skinny jean hater (a few of my friends like to remind me of when i freaked out the first time they wore them).

    But there I was - skinnies w/ boots all winter long (in fact I have my specific "boot skinny jeans"

    And now that the weather is clearing up - skinnies w/ ballet flats.

    I'm totally a ballet flat addict in the first place. And have the skinnies that are perfect with them as well. :) Welcome to the club. It isn't as bad as we originally thought, is it? :)

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  10. What a funny post! I have been converted to the skinny jean too! I have to wear them with ballet flats cause I have about 10 pairs of them,lol

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  11. I was shaking my head as I read your post because I said the same thing, "I'll never wear boots over jeans, that looks so silly." Well when there's nothing else available, it makes it hard to put up a good fight. And now, I do the flats too. I remember several years ago saying the same thing about capri pants and now that's almost all I ever wear in the summer!

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  12. Your post made me LOL! 2 years ago I was totally NO WAY about the skinny jeans/boots and skinny jeans/ballet flats combo - particularly the boots one ever since Rickey Bell from Bell Biv DeVoe tweeted that it reminded him of everyone looking like Robin Hood and he didn't get the trend. *lol* And here I am jumping on the bandwagon. A little late, but go figure. :) Hope you're having a great day!

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  13. I remember saying all of the same things, then I tried both looks in my previous life and loved them. Now I dream of jeans and Ugg boots in 40 C weather. Someday...

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  14. I haven't tried skinny jeans because I'm short (5'5") and long waisted. I really don't think I could pull it off. I think it's a cute look but I'm too intimidated.

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  15. i know, skinny jeans rock my face off...excpet when i'm prego. then i just muffin top it up, so i'll wait till after baby arrives before i try them again. ha.

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  16. I was a late convert on the skinny jeans too. I never dreamed they'd stay fasionable. But I kinda love 'em.

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  17. Yes, I totally was late to the
    skinny jean/boots party, too.
    I showed up right around the time
    I heard that flare-legged jeans
    are making a comeback.
    Figures.
    :)

    ~Keri

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  18. I don't own a pair of jeggings OR skinny jeans. I guess I'm a fashion failure.

    I think the whole tapered jeans thing scarred me so much that it's hard to think that it's back. (Because let's face it - isn't it the same thing?!) That said, I do have a pair of straight jeans (which I think are actually skinny jeans that are mislabeled) and I wear them with flats all the time.

    I said I wouldn't wear the footless tights when they came out a couple years ago. Um, aren't those LEGGINGS? Yeah. I wear them all the time.

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  19. Hello.
    Skinny jeans and ballet flats are like my uniform!
    (you look adorable, btw)

    I'm just waiting for you to post "Look who's wearing Pajama Jeggings now!"
    Then I might fall over dead.

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  20. um, I wish I could get INTO a pair of skinny jeans! But sadly, my hips are not my friend :P

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  21. I love boots over jeans! I'm wearing some today even though it's warm out :)
    BUT , like you, I have said forever that I will never wear flats w/ skinny jeans simply because I am NOT skinny. haha! You totally pull it off though!!

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  22. I buy a lot of my clothes at Target too but I have found lately that they are not holding up. Which I guess when I spend $9.99 for a top I don't have a right to fuss. ;)

    Honestly, I think I am turning into my grandmother. I have started buying really nice clothes and expecting them to last for the next thirty years.

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  23. Yes, I'm now a convert too! I teach 7th grade too (whoo-hoo!) so I'm a little fearful that I'll look too much like my students :) That's ok, I love the look! And you can totally rock it too, cute boots!
    -Amy

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  24. I was actually the opposite. I wore skinny jeans and flats in college, then bought a pair of boots after college. I guess I'm not totally with it when it comes to the trends!!

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