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Monday, November 19, 2012

Mama Style

Raise your hand if you have a hard time shopping for boots (raising both hands!). I'm a size 6, but when trying on boots, I always have to go up either a half or full size so my calves will fit the boot shaft. Super lame, because then my feet are swimming in space while my legs are nice and cozy.

I have a similar problem with Aspen and her midget feet, too. She's two years old and still wearing a size 4 baby shoe. But her short little feet are actually kind of fat (tall from sole of foot to top of arch) so I can't buy just any old size 4 shoe. And for some reason, she's not a fan of sitting on the floor of a store while I shove shoe after shoe after shoe on her foot. Weird... ?

Why must it be so difficult to purchase something so fabulous? And speaking of fabulous: These boots are just that (even if they're a smidge too big for my feet). They were a steal for only $25 at ROSS, and we can pretend that we weren't there to buy snow pants for Aspen and not boots for me. Also a steal? This top from the kids' section at the LLBean outlet (see me wearing it here after buying it on our family vacation in Maine). I wish I could purchase things in the kids' section more often buuuut I'm not that small. However, with this top actually being a kid's tunic, it works on a grown-up body length-wise. It's all about proportions.

floral top (old): LLBean Outlet (kids), similar here // red skinny jeans (old): GAP, similar here // brown boots: Steve Madden via ROSS, similar here // bird's nest ring (old): GAP, similar here

7 comments:

  1. LOVE!! I have the SAME exact problem in regards to my calves! Its so frustrating. Especially when I find a pair I LOVE and CANT get because of the BC problem :( Those boots are ADORABLE THOUGH! Must go to Ross.

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  2. You look great! I have problems finding boots that fit my calves too--I don't think I have that skinny of legs, but I guess I have longer feet, so I wear a size 7 and usually the part of the boot around my calf just looks huge!
    As for wearing kid's clothes, that's great! I needed some cheap, long sleeve black and white shirts for school, and I got the large in the kid's section at walmart--they fit perfectly!

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  3. When I worked as a hostess, I bought little boys' button-up shirts for my uniform! It was the cheapest way to get dressed for a job I only had 4 months.

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  4. I figure I'll start wearing fat socks soon to help with the sizing problem. No biggie, right?

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  5. I have the opposite problem with my calves! The boot shaft flops around my skinny chicken legs!

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  6. LOVE this outfit!! So cute!!
    Kal

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  7. You look so cute!! You have pretty small feet! My mom and sisters have the same problem finding boots to fit their calves, I however have NO calves lol
    -Jessi
    haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

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