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Stephanie Hayes, Katie Sanders, Kameel Stanley, & Keyonna Summers

My Outfit Monday: Getting leggy with it!

With all the talk about spring trends lately, I decided to finally take the plunge and try one I was a bit reluctant about.

I think my love affair with skinny jeans is well documented. And I’ve always been a fan of Capri pants.

But skinny ankle pants??

Wouldn’t the love-child of my two loves just take me back to that awful place when the “floods” (too-short pants) that strained to cover my rapidly growing chicken legs only accented the braces, frizzy hair and squint of a girl whose refusal to wear those large-framed glasses she so sorely needed earned her daily comparisons to middle-school-super-nerd Steve Urkel?

Well, ankle pants – now a darling of celebrities and models strutting spring 2013 runways – have come a long way, my friends. So I couldn’t help but pause when I passed a rack of the colorful pants at Tar-jay a couple months ago.

The verdict: I adore them!

While it wasn’t very Deal Diva-like of me to shell out full price for these green gam covers, I did score the leopard blouse (with jewel buttons!) for a mere $5 at Clothes Mentor! (For the uninitiated, that’s a discount store on U.S. 19 in Palm Harbor which, as part of the Plato’s Closet chain, swaps, buys and sells gently used clothing geared toward a more adult crowd).

The black cardigan is a years-old  thrift shop find and the pumps are Payless. I can’t remember where I bought the grey belt, bracelet or earrings.

What’s your take, deevs: Does the outfit work as a whole? Are you digging the ankle pants? What are some spring trends you all have dared to try this year?


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