This also means that, while I could get away with pretty much anything when I was only there for three hours last year, some footwear upgrades need to happen this year if I'm going to be able to do my job from 8 to 3:30 each day. This job is active and challenging, and it requires casual clothes/shoes you can really move in.
My workhorse footwear in fall-winter-early spring is a pair of dark-brown tall riding boots, but last year (before the job) when my old pair bit the dust, I replaced them with a heeled pair. That's not gonna work this year. I need a new pair of flat-heeled (no more than an inch), traditional riding-style, knee-height boots that fit narrow calves, zip on the side, don't have a bunch of buckles and embellishments, and are cut straight across the top of the shaft (not curved down like cowboy boots). Boots that'll work on the daily, with skinny jeans and leggings tucked in as well as with dresses and tights if needed. Boots that are comfortable, look good, and let me run around at school all day.
What say you, Internets? Any ideas here? Go spendy for boots that will literally last a lifetime, or continue my habit of buying low- to mid-range cheapies that die every few years? Any current faves? Feel free to email me if you can't or don't want to comment here.
Let's face it: athletic shoes with skinny jeans = not a good look. But you can't wear boots every day, especially when it's 80 degrees in September, so..... help a girl out. Ideas?
(Listen, I know this is the most boring outfit in the universe. I know.)
This is what passes for entertainment in our lives these days. Texting horrible quality photos of ourselves in each other's clothes while trying to look passably groomed for taking the kids to tae kwon do in an hour (well, that would be just me), and messages pleading for rescue from mosquitoes, headaches, PMS, and uncomfy cabins in the wilderness (her). God, sometimes I love technology.
Carry on, you all!