The Great Fashion Challenge: Day 7

It took me until day 6 to work up the nerve… but here you have it:  skinny jeans.

I finally broke down and bought a pair two years ago… they were cheap because I didn’t feel confident paying full denim price for something I thought was a dumb fad. I soon fell in love with how they looked inside my riding boots and wore them until they fell apart, literally. This past year I discovered Gap’s 1969 brand and promptly bought the same shade of dark denim in three styles, including these perfect skinny jeans. Just enough stretch, just enough structure, just the right shade of dark blue. Feast your eyes…


It wasn’t until a few months ago that I got the nerve to wear them without knee-high boots. This pair of chunky grey platform heels from Banana Republic that you see pictured are the only shoes so far that have been deemed okay to wear with skinny jeans.

The blousy top is another thing I have a problem with. I much prefer things that define my waist, but this is a trend that doesn’t seem to be going away and it often comingles with a trend I truly adore: feminine details. Show me a fluttery sleeve or a delicate ruffle and I am smitten.

So, what do you think?  Can you tell the photo was taken from the top of my fridge? (A girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do.) Let’s hear it in the comments, over on or on Twitter!


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