Visible Monday: Hot Pants
I love my new Ripe Maternity pants.
As a rule I do not wear light-colored pants, especially “skinny” style, but having only dark wash denim and black leggings was harshing my style mellow. The risk paid off. The fit is fabulous – look at that length! At not even 5’8″ almost every pair of pants I try on is too short. I don’t know how you tall women manage. Not only is the length great but the fit is very comfortable and so far, no sagging. Even the over-the-belly fabric is different. I can no longer comfortably wear my jeans. From the moment I put them on I am tugging them back up and this goes on all day long. As my only pants, did I simply wear the elastic out already? Yeeesh. These cords cost about 3x what my jeans did and right now they seem worth it. And like nearly everything else I own, since I liked them and expect them to last, I bought a second pair. (My red Lauren Kiymoni shirt might look familiar.) They’d better last.
The great length of these cords allows me to wear a bit of heel and these Dollhouse mary janes go perfectly. I bought these for $15 from a Marshalls many years ago and have had them re-soled and re-heeled at least once. Quality leather, studding and stitchery.
Finally, the jewelry in a very awkward pose:
I bought these earrings Saturday at Madison’s Fair Trade Craft Show. I hate to buy just random baubles. Plus I am lazy. I could wear my studs, watch and wedding band for the rest of my life and never look back. But zzzzzz….so I bought these and another pair. I am happy with the look, weight, price ($10) and origin. The wooden bracelet I bought in Tanzania and meets my criteria of accessories keeping in proportion with my body type. In other words, it fits around my man-wrist.
This is me being Visible today. How are you starting off the week?
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