Give your skinny jeans or straight leg jeans the boot, and get back into a pair of boot cut jeans! Here’s two outfits to show you how and why.
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Plaid shirt- Old Navy
necklace- old/Banana Republic with plaid
Boot cut jeans are universally flattering to every figure. They even come in a variety of fits. The first outfit features boot cut jeans from Old Navy/ curvy fit. These are cut slimmer in the thighs, but a little longer in length. I’m wearing the petite length. You can wear almost any shoe with boot cut jeans, but make sure the length is right for your shoe.You don’t really want them to pool on the ground. I like wearing boots and booties (duh!), heels and chunky wedges with boot cut jeans the best. They won’t make you look bigger or wider. In fact they make even make you look slimmer and provide balance to chunkier pieces like sweaters.
A whimsical graphic sweater paired with plaid creates a fun look with boot cut jeans.
A striped color block sweater works too. You can also pair items like cropped tweed jackets with boot cut jeans for a sophisticated look.
The second pair of boot cut jeans are Levis. This used to be the only brand and cut of jeans I wore. Then I developed a little fashion sense and branched out with different styles and cuts. However, it’s good sometimes to go back to your roots. Boot cut jeans can certainly be a little more comfortable than skinny jeans. Just don’t get too comfortable and go baggy with them. A true fit still looks best in boot cut jeans, because the only part that is really meant to be a little bigger is the bottom of the leg. This pair is slightly looser in the thighs than the Old Navy pair and slightly shorter. They work perfect with this flat bootie, while the first pair will go with heels a little better.
Are you a fan of boot cut jeans? Yay or nay?
Happy New Year friends! I hope the first few days have been smooth sailing for you. I have nothing to complain about except for the government shutdown and the fact that this household isn’t getting paid! That’s why you save some for a rainy day.
This is where I share 5 random things for Friday. So what’s been going on?
1. The hubby and I stayed in for New Year’s Eve and did our usual cooking/movie night. We made a homemade gluten free pizza loaded with lots of veggies, buffalo chicken dip with veggies, gluten free magic bars and cranberry punch. We watched Set It Up. It was entertaining for a mindless movie night. We also started Atonement, but I got sleepy and never finished it. I found both movies by going to Good Housekeeping’s Netflix guide that allows you to search by genre with certain codes. Please feel free to recommend any good movies in the comments.
2. I have no real resolutions this year. I’ve never been big on setting them but I have a few goals. One of them is to read more. And by read more, I could read half a book and read more than I have in the past five years or so. I used to love to read as a kid, but as an adult I’ve pushed it aside. Sure I read blog posts and short articles but that’s about it. I had even stopped reading magazines. However, I come across books that sound interesting all the time through other bloggers so I decided to dive in and read again. I didn’t even wait until 2019 to start. I started the weekend before Christmas. I was home alone for the day so I downloaded the audio version of “Girl, Wash Your Face” and listened to it while I wrapped presents and did other chores. I highly recommend reading or listening to it. My husband, an English major, does not find that to be real reading, but it works for me. I have a lot of travel time with work some days, one to two hour drives to meet with people, so the audio version is a great way to get in more books. I finished The Happiness Project in one week (this week) by listening in the car one day while working and then listening on the weekend and mornings while getting ready this week. Both books are excellent and thought provoking and I’ll probably share some takeaways from them here on the blog in the future. I also have some “real reading” to do so I do plan to read actual books and not just listen, but I do find it easier to listen while I do something else, than to focus on written words to read. Please also share any book recommendations you have.
3. My husband and I are both coffee lovers/drinkers. We received two different bags of coffee beans for Christmas gifts, but would you believe we didn’t own a grinder? Ha! You would think that anyone who loves and drinks coffee as much as we do would grind their own beans, but we never have. So we bought a coffee grinder and we are trying to get the hang of it. First try the coffee was too weak! Any tips and suggestions are welcomed.
4. I started a gratitude journal on January 1. I’m not ungrateful and always thankful in my prayers, but I went through some days and times last year when about the only thing I could have said was good for the day was that I had my coffee. I think sometimes we do take a lot for granted and then again, sometimes we “overthink” things. I least I do. It’s also easy to recite canned answers when doing a gratitude journal, so I like this bloggers’s approach to it. Also state/think of why you are grateful for an item. That’s the one thing I don’t like about the journal I’m using- it only has three small lines per day and doesn’t really have room for the why. I’m cramming it in there anyway.
5. Here’s a fun find from Jane for you- this deal will only be available for a couple of days.
Have a great weekend!