I think Madison is the sort of girl who is quietly doing things her own way in the background, but if you notice her, she's doing things a bit differently and somehow...surprisingly...a little bit better and cooler. You know the sort of girl? Madison also happens to the name of my only girl cousin, who could be a model she's so freakin' gorgeous. I try not to think about it too much or I get jealous ;-) But she's tall and lean, and this silhouette would look great on her.
Today I was headed to the office Christmas party at work...present for my Secret Santa and platter of homemade English toffee in tow. I am in love with the high-waisted 70s-jean look, obviously. I especially like the back...I think that high waist with the seams right above the bottom give it extra oomph and shape; much more so than low-riders, and aren't we ladies always wanting to make sure our bottoms look extra good in jeans? These aren't as high-waisted as some I've seen in the stores. I may have to get more adventurous when spring and summer come along and snag a pair in a lighter denim to wear with floaty spring blouses. Here, I chose a form-fitting sleek turtleneck, tucked in, to keep the line smooth. Then I added a "granny belt" which is what I call those woven belts with the fabric covered loop. I would have put it through the belt loops had my stomach/hips not prevented that. Goodness, the granny that wore this belt must have been teeny tiny. Must look for one in a larger size now! However, I don't think it looks terrible tucked right under my ribcage.
These platform black, round-toe boots are another standard in my closet. I didn't realize that they were a bit too high for these jeans until I got home and looked at the pictures. They go with just about everything in the wintertime (except they do not go well with ice, I can tell you that). It was, as my friend says, "stupid cold" today in New England (4 degrees when I was taking these pictures in the morning). However, I wanted to look cute and didn't realize it was that cold, so I grabbed this little satiny-fur-collared motorcycle-inspired jacket. Mistake. Never sacrifice fashion for warmth, it's true. I was absolutely frozen the entire day through.
The Runway Rundown:
Jeans: American Eagle
Platform Black Boots: Nine West
Jacket: Target (five dollars on clearance!!!)
Shiny Red Headband: Aldo
Mittens: present from my grandma