Saturday, November 01, 2008

Are you ready for leggings?

I stood staring at the display of leggings, filled with mixed feelings. Part of me loves the look of this trendy "new" style and the other part of me is reminded of stirrup pants from 1889 and I am frighted.






I broke down and bought them, fearful all the way. I convinced myself that I am a stylish woman, capable of pulling off the look.





I am still reminded of 1989. Although the outfit I wore to church on Sunday was fashionable, I was quite convinced everyone was looking at my bare ankles and shuddering in horror with thoughts of slouch boots and neon scrunchies from yesteryear.






Ladies, my question is, are you ready for leggings and all the memories they bring with them?

PS Taking a picture of my own feet was much harder than I thought. And yes, the red shoes are so very cute. Thank you.

12 comments:

Kari Wright said...

I let Ady wear them, but I sure don't want too. Too many memories of stirrup jeans and tight rolled jeans and layered slouch socks...ahhhh!!! They didn't seem so great when I was skinny, I don't think they would be too great now! But, fashion does grow on us ladies, doesn't it? can it be helped?

Annie said...

I want to see the whole outfit!!! I have been wanting some of these.

Kelly said...

I really like leggins, but only with modest (key word here) skirts or dresses, I really like the super colorful ones on little girls. I wouldn't wear them now like I did back in 2nd grade, the kinds with stirrups and an oversized sweater or sweatshit on top. I have a full body school picture of me sporting such an outfit... funny how everthing comes back into style again! Bellbottoms, (or flares) penny loafters, 50's full skirts, and now the good 'ole 80's look. You will not catch me wearing a sweatshirt though with the rim around the neck cut off and hanging off one sholder ;)

Lesley Miller said...

Love them. Rock them. Don't doubt how great they look.

Anonymous said...

I like the leggings look and I'm sure you looked great in your outfit. NKOTB is back...why not leggings too?! I was in Forever 21 a few weeks ago and almost died when I saw a body suit, snap bottom and all. Do you remember how hard it was to go to the restroom when you were wearing on of those things?
Deb

Cathy said...

I think leggings are cute (on other people). They probably looked good on me....once upon a time, but I won't go there now. Nope. Nope. Nope. Can't do it! But, you go girl...you can definitely pull it off!

april said...

I bought my first pair of semi leggings I want to buy another pair...just to have them..just in case..Cute shoues!

pseudostarss said...

I love leggings. Though I am 21. so I dont know what the heck stirrup pants are. I also love leg warmers, which are popular where I live. Anyways.. Im going to google these stirrup pants. :)

Sara said...

No, I don't think I'm ready for leggings (I too would like to see a pic of your whole outfit). If the fad sticks around long enough I may get used to them...but probably not. As for Debbie's comment - a bodysuit?!?! Oh my goodness, that's awful! Can't the fashion experts come up with anything new these days?

Krista Photography said...

I have some leggings, and I've worn them once, but I'm still not ready for them... And I totally have those shoes in black! ;)

Thanks for linking to my blog - and more importantly for following it! :)

Michal said...

i have to admit that it is much easier to dress my daughter in leggings and coo at her cuteness than it is for me to wear them. i have a couple pairs that i bought last winter and have worn them occasionally but am always a little self conscious, wondering if i am too old and dorky for such things!
and i love the red flats.

Jenni said...

It took me many months, but I have to admit...I've given into the whole legging/tights trend. I'm not quite sure how I feel about the colored tights yet, that may take a few more months.

I'm definitely loving tights with boots though!!