Inspiration - Kate, Sienna Miller, Ashley Olson
I really wanted to write a post on one of my very favorite outfit looks this season: leggings with knee high boots. As I've talked about this week, I am not a waif-thin model type, and my legs are most suited for kicking a soccer ball. I can run 5 miles and chase after my kids all day long, but it is really tough for me to pull off this look.
With lots of curves and muscular legs, it's important to accentuate these areas carefully. I rarely wear loose fitting shirts- unless I am wearing tight leggings. Like I mentioned Tuesday, it's easy to fall into the dumpy & schlumpy mom look. I do sometimes wear this look with a more fitted shirt, but after the holidays, I'm not feeling as streamlined as usual! So I welcomed the more loosely fitting shirt today.
Let me also talk for a minute about knee high boots. Unlike most of my girlfriends, I cannot just order any pair of knee high boots... I need a calf circumference of 16" for the boot to fit comfortably. Here's a nice overview of measuring your calves for boot fit. With 16" calves, I fit in the "wide calf" category (ouch). After years of miserably trying to cram my legs into tight boots, I finally resigned myself to do an internet search for "wide calf boots," and "plus size boots." I have to be honest... typing those words into the search engine hurt! However, it was the best decision I ever made, because I found that I was not alone... there are many athletic women out there with ample calves, and boots made to fit! Yay!
These boots are lovely and elegant enough for work. I love them and get complimented on them constantly!
Finally, the leopard scarf... I am absolutely in love with this accessory. It is such a fun item to add to any "basic" outfit. I love adding a little animal print to brighten the day! As a matter of fact, I bought MK a leopard scarf for Christmas. I decided in October that I wanted to buy her some fun accessories, and it took me almost 2 full months to find the "perfect" leopard print. There are a lot of shiny and ugly animal print accessories out there.