I was drawn to this look on Pinterest because I knew I could recreate it in my own way with pieces I have on hand. However, it should be noted that skinny jeans (or jeggings) are not my friend. This is because I am a real live woman with curves, or saddlebags if you will, and also because I can't stand tight things. I do have one pair that I wear for about an hour before I want to rip them from my body. The other thing I love about this look, that you will probably never find me in, are the tall boots. I am petite and have a lot of muscle (to go with those curves), but most of it seems to reside in my calves. When you have a size 6 shoe, the top of the tall boots is smaller as well. And, yes, I know they make boots for wide calves. I actually used to sell them at Meier & Frank, and never did come across a pair that fit me...let alone with pants tucked into them. I can still dream though!
Here is my version for ladies who don't like skinny jeans and can't wear tall boots : )
My olive green sweater was not the greatest deal I've ever bought, but I'll blame that on pregnancy brain. I bought two sweaters from Spiegel online. The criteria was: 1) cotton 2) fall colors 3) open for my preggo belly. You see, I bought this when I was pregnant with Gabriel. Sometimes pregnancy brain makes you do strange things...for me I spent $30 on this sweater (and another one). That may not be a lot for some people, but it is about double what I'd usually be willing to pay. Happily, I was smart enough to buy something that would be useful even after I had him...and nearly three years later I still love these cocoon style sweaters in fall!
The tank top is my favorite layering tank from Target, $7 on sale. The jeans are my "long and lean" looking jeans from Target for $23 and the boots were bought 8 years ago for $100 at the Nine West Outlet and still going strong. I think it is important, especially when you are petite, to wear a longer/leaner look on bottom with a bulky top. This is my answer to not wearing skinny jeans and tall boots.
This look is a bit more than my norm due to the boots and sweater, but still only $160.
To add interest to this basic look I started with a mixed metal necklace and gold accents,
all available at my lia sophia web site.
It is hard to tell, but these are a beautiful green stone! (Check out the link below.)