I have to tell you, it’s a good thing that my self-confidence is, for the most part, fully formed at this point in my life…
…If it weren’t, this weekend it would have taken a serious hit. I potentially could have ended up locked in my bathroom with a pint of Ben & Jerry’s, a magnifying mirror and a pot of molten bubbling face wax. So…are you intrigued yet?
For the last month or so, I have been on the hunt for a new place to get my nails done. The place I have frequented for years has been doing a rather shoddy job as of late so I’ve been trying out others. It just so happens that I also had my brows waxed at the same establishment where I got my manicures.
Saturday I ventured into yet another nail salon and as soon as I walked in I really liked it. The lovely woman who was going to do both my nails and brows summoned me to the waxing area and I laid back on the table, eagerly looking forward to the eradication of the caterpillars that had sprouted on my face during the last month…fortunately for me, and you, I have very pale blonde brows and long bangs. Hence the caterpillars aren’t noticeable. And the long bangs give them a little nest to reside in…but I digress.
So, this very pleasant lady is waxing my brows and I’m just chillin’. Until she says…”You would like your lip waxed too, yes?” Ummm….wait…what??? Does my lip need waxed? Do I have a fully formed ‘stache that I’ve been blind to because I’m unable to accept the reality of it? Have I begun to resemble Tom Selleck during the Magnum P.I. era? I actually hesitated a few seconds before I answered. Ultimately I went with no since I figured that if I had enough facial hair to warrant waxing, I in all likelihood would have noticed it by now.
Can I just tell you how much I love these Angels bootcut jeans? I really do; they fit like a dream and actually make my legs look lengthy which is quite a feat considering my elfin size. Now, I’m about to make a statement that threw some of my Instagram followers for a loop; these Angels bootcut jeans are the first, yes first, pair of bootcut jeans that I have owned since elementary school. I’m not playin’ friends. I do not buy, nor do I own a single solitary pair of bootcut jeans.
I think the primary reason for that is my height. I prefer skinnies and boyfriend jeans because I can cuff them. For obvious reasons, one cannot cuff bootcut jeans. This thing is though, at least in my opinion, bootcuts are begging to paired with a heel. I wore my open back stacked heel ankle boots and they were perfect; the heel height, the vibe, everything. I won’t lie to you though, it took me awhile to figure out how I wanted to style them. I perused Pinterest (because what else does a girl do when she needs ideas for…well, anything) as well as my closet, until I decided upon what you see here. I’m thinking it turned out pretty well for someone who’s never owned a pair of bootcut jeans.
And yes…I’m sportin’ my safety pin…as I always will be for the foreseeable future.
Be open to trying new things. Even when it’s something that you have always been dead-set against you might be surprised at how much you like it. Not only do we change over time, but so do our tastes. A particular piece or style that you may not have cared for years ago might be right up your alley now. You’ll never know if you don’t give it a try…
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**Jeans and top were provided c/o Angel’s Jeans. All opinions expressed, as always, are my own.