On Monday I shared a mini dissertation on differing points of view. I decided to continue that today in regard to style…
…As my regular readers are aware, I’m more than a little bit of a fan of boyfriend jeans; the more beat up and the slouchier the better. I love my skinny jeans, but nothing beats a soft, loose, hip hanging pair of boyfriends in my book…except maybe these fine alpaca joggers, but more on that in a bit. Over time I have found that my husband’s least favorite jeans on me are, you guessed it, boyfriend jeans.
The why is simple; it’s the butt factor. Sure, I appreciate when my rear view looks mighty fine as much as the next girl, but with that being said, I will willingly sacrifice that any day of the week for the loose easy comfort of a pair of BF’s. I know too, that many women wouldn’t be caught dead in anything but skinny jeans and that’s cool as well. It’s all a matter of personal preference and point of view. Which leads me to what I’m wearing today.
I put this jogger set on in the morning and felt comfy cozy and all kinds of slouchy cool-girl chic. My feelings were affirmed when I got to work and all day long my lady friends were all over it. My girls in every age group, 20’s through 60’s were crushing on the alpaca awesomeness. When I got home, my man and I left for dinner without me taking off my coat first. When I removed it at the restaurant I get, “You wore that to work?” Figure flattering? Perhaps not. But did I feel fabulous in it? Hell yeah. See? It’s all in the point of view…
Seriously, what more can I say? Alpaca. Joggers. My love for all things alpaca started with the hand warmers I found at a craft show back in October. I acquired another pair for Christmas and I wear them all of the time. They are the softest warmest things ever.
What is alpaca you might be wondering? Well an alpaca is an adorable little mini llama-like critter that hails from South America. Oh, and they spit. How adorable is that? They were actually specifically bred for their fur. And can I tell you how yummy soft alpaca knit is?
Imagine my delight when I happened upon this jogger set on clearance at H&M. Now I could not only cover my chilly little paws with alpaca, I could swaddle my entire body in it. O.M.G. I am now one with the alpaca my friends.
Here’s the key though…while the temptation was strong to throw on my sweet pink Pumas (which have somehow not made an appearance here yet), I instead went with ankle boots with a heel. Why? Because if you’re going with a full-on casual jogger/hoodie combo, alpaca or not, on a weekday it’s not a bad idea to take the footwear up a notch with a heel of some sort. Weekend Walmart run? Pumas all the way baby.
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