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Backwards and Boots

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Monday was a somewhat grey, gloomy, and chilly day. I suppose it’s called Fall. I like some aspects of Fall, but not all of them. When the mornings and evenings start out cool and crisp I just want to stay nestled in my bed or wear over-sized comfy sweaters and cardigans. But, then there is that middle part of the day where the sun comes out and we have high’s in the mid-60’s. I don’t know about you, but I find it difficult to dress for 20 degree shifts in the weather within the course of the day. Layering is pretty much my only answer to the problem.

Luckily for me, on Monday I only had to worry about dressing for the evening and not cold-warm-cold, again. Since it was a little brisk and chilly out, I decided to wear one of my comfy cardigans. Plus, it just went through the laundry and happened to be hanging up waiting to be put into the closet. Since it is Fall and the Trend Spin Fashion Linkup just so happens to be “Boots & Booties” I went with my tan riding boots from Old Navy. They are a few seasons old (3?) and I am looking for a replacement. For a $40 investment at the time, I can’t really complain about how long they’ve lasted.

Olive green cardigan: Target. Green and Yellow sleeveless silky blouse: Target. Green earrings: Versona. Khaki skirt: (thrifted.) Silver watch: Fossil. Tan riding boots: Old Navy.

Olive green cardigan: Target. Green and Yellow sleeveless silky blouse: Target. Green earrings: Versona. Khaki skirt: (thrifted.) Silver watch: Fossil. Tan riding boots: Old Navy.

I waffled back and forth on this outfit. One minute I liked it, the next minute I wasn’t sure that the greens matched enough. But, looking at the pictures, I really like it! As you can see, I kept the jewelry pretty much to a minimum since I was wearing “statement earrings.” They are pretty large and over-sized. And, maybe borderline not appropriate for teaching. But, my M/W class is on a satellite campus so they rules are a little less strict. (Not that we have a strict dress code to begin with.) Also, long-time readers may have noticed that I am wearing this skirt backwards. It has a single pleat in the front, but it can be easily turned around so that the single pleat just looks like a kick pleat. At least that’s what I hope it looks like and people aren’t pointing and whispering behind my back about my skirt being on backwards. I’ve only been daring enough to do this one other time with this skirt. Someone please tell me if it looks like I am mistakenly wearing my skirt backwards because I don’t know any better!

Here are a few of the other ways that I have styled this khaki skirt and the blouse:

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And, since this is a “Boots & Booties” linkup, I wanted to give you a reminder of some of the ways that I have worn boots or booties. I’ve got tan knee-high boots that I’ve worn with maxi-dresses, knee-length dresses and skirts, and skinny jeans. Then there’s my short brown boots, black rain boots, and black leather booties. And, I’ve got short black suede boots and knee-high grey boots. Enjoy this walk down memory lane.

That’s a lot of boots!
-Carla

2 Responses to “Backwards and Boots”

  1. Teach in Style − Green Day

    […] originally wore this outfit in Fall 2013 here, so I think that enough time has passed between now and then that I can repeat it!  […]

  2. Nibor6000

    This one is a winner! I like the greens. Looks good on you!

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