One Christmas, my darling mother-in-law gave me the most amazing boots in the history of ever. I loved these boots. Calf high, brown leather, comfy enough to wear all day long. I got so excited that I ran out and bought a pair of this new style of jeans that all the skinny girls were wearing called.....wait for it...."skinny jeans." I crammed those puppies into my new boots and tossed on a flowy top from Old Navy thinking I was going to look just like The Pioneer Woman.
Admittedly, not terrible. I mean, I don't look like a complete train wreck or anything, but it's not quite there. A for effort though. But the boots. Aren't they awesome?
Ok, so pretty much immediately after I took this photo, I found out I was pregnant with Thomas. Things started to swell. My belly, my cankles, my thighs. Needless to say, the boots had to be put on hiatus for a while.
Last fall I busted those beauties out once again, ready to enjoy their loveliness once more. Only, they didn't fit. I tried and I tried, but nothing I could do would make them zip up.
I had gotten too fat for my boots.
Wake. Up. Call.
Who gets too fat for BOOTS???!!!
This girl, that's who. So, I did something about it and now I get to rock those beasts whenever I want....with room to spare. :)
Where am I going with all this insane boot talk?
I got an email from a girlfriend the other day wondering where I was shopping these days now that I have a "slightly" different size than I used to and I am experimenting a bit more with style. So, I thought I'd jump in on the bandwagon that is "What I Wore Wednesday." There's a big link-up over at The Pleated Poppy where oodles and oodles of women provide links to blog posts where they showcase the outfits they are wearing that week. It's a great opportunity to share a great outfit you wore as well as to find inspirations for new ones.
Now, I'm still certainly no fashionista or anything, but I think it will be fun! I'll be starting off by sharing some of the Instagram photos I have taken of outfits over the past several weeks that I haven't really featured here on the blog, but you will have seen them if you follow me on Instagram. I'll share where I got each item and link up at The Pleated Poppy.
So....here we go!
Above photo: Brown cardigan from Target, Striped tank from LOFT, Skinny jeans from New York & Company, boots are b.o.c. (received as a gift in 2010)