Saturday, November 14, 2009

Jeggings = Jeans + Leggings

Hot or Not? That has been my internal question on this trend, and I think my final answer is 'It Depends'. Until recently I was leaning towards Not because I was with the Just-Wear-Your-Skinny-Jeans camp. But I have been rocking my (plain) leggings recently and have been loving them. They are just so comfy, and seriously they really are the only way to go when wearing thinner/clingier long tunic tops. So then come along my awesome new OTK boots (#95 if you are counting) and I was thinking that shoving my jeans into these was kinda a pain. I wanted the versatile, casualness of my denim but wanted the ease and comfort of leggings. Thus me needing a pair of jeggings! This leads me to the 'depends' part of answer. Obviosuly I think they are great for pairing with boots, tunics and the like. I am, however, in the definitive NO camp for wearing them like an actual pair of jeans. Really, there is no substitute for a solid pair of pants (unless you are Lady Gaga but that's another post). My final verdict... Jeggings are a definite yes for this fall/winter but they belong in your accessories pile and not the pants!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Shoes, the Recession's Not-so-Gulity Pleasure

I came across this article in the NY Times today and found it... interesting. While it was informational and definitely had its funny moments, it also left me with a tad of a sour taste in my mouth. I just feel some of the lines were mocking women buying shoes... but maybe its just me. What do you think??