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?