Dress: c/o MNG by MANGO sz XS Belt: from F21 shorts Jacket: BR
Scarf: Gucci Boots: eBay 11-12mm studs: bought here for $5
I was so excited to see a stripes-themed challenge for this week. My mind was racing...what lucky striped item will it be? My comfy AT tee? The DIY ruffle dress? Or my classic AT sheath? Then I realized I only got tops and dresses from jcpenney (as a petite woman shopping in a regular-sized line, I steered clear of the hardest-to-fit garment: pants), and nothing coordinated with my striped things.
These boots were an eBay find from several years ago. We know older or vintage clothing runs small, but did you know the same goes for shoes? I know many women aren't ok with pre-owned shoes, but there are some online that are unworn, or barely worn in pristine condition. These $30 boots are leather, size 6, made in Italy, with a 13" calf circumference and a 14" shaft height. Almost perfect. They hit smack at my knee bend, which is my pet peeve, so I wear them cuffed.
I'm still on the hunt for classic boots with the perfect fit. Readers and fellow bloggers - please help make your short-legged friend's boot dreams come true by sharing any relevant finds this season. Wanted: 13" tall, 13" or less calf circumference boots with an almond toe, either flat riding style or with a simple ~3.5" heel. Brown or black. I have heard tales of boot alterations both in shaft height as well as width, but I'm hesitant. I know they run very steep (maybe $80+) with no guarantee of success.
Sleeeepy! Snapped these early in the morning, in the cold and rain (typical, Boston!).
If my makeup looks different here, it's because I spent the weekend with Khatu who trimmed my brows, liberally bronzed my face, introduced new mascara, and shared her secret for glowing skin: drinking bottles and bottles of water per day.
Disclosure: This campaign is produced by Style Coalition and sponsored by jcpenney.