She was stalking me the whole time!! 🙂
Organic by John Patrick organic cotton striped top | no longer available
Inhabit cashmere cardigan (gift from Inhabit 6 or so years ago)
Elizabeth Suzann Clyde culottes (size 8, short)
Vince Tyra knit sneakers (size down 1/2 size)
My best frustrated face…
Also, this is how the pants look after a full day of wear, actually a few days of wear total, since I haven’t washed them yet. I haven’t worn them outside the house yet. In all honesty, I haven’t even LEFT THE HOUSE in several days. I’ve just been super-busy here and with Slowre (new arrivals today!!) AND a lot of my outings have to do with eating food, and since I can’t do that lately, I don’t go out much. Weird. haha.
Anyway, the pants stretch out a bit, but not enough to size down. And still, they’re not the easiest to get up over my hips. Once they’re on, they’re not snug at all, it’s just getting them there. Oh, and the cotton canvas is a LINT/DOG HAIR/PEOPLE HAIR MAGNET. FYI if you have white animals at home…
This post is about the shoes though, and I can say after just having them one day that I really like them. As a recap, I can’t really wear ankle boots, or regular boots, since I don’t have ankles and my calves are extra wide. I also don’t like to wear socks. So, I wanted to try these shoes and see if they would be a good boot + sock alternative for me, to keep my ankles a little warmer in winter weather. And yes, yes they are, although, I will wear thin socks with these (Smartwool FTW) for a little more warmth.
I took a size 7.5 which is a half size smaller than my usual size, and they feel perfect on, without socks, and FIT with socks, but I don’t think I need to take the size 8 to wear with socks. But if you do want to wear socks with them consistently, consider staying with your true shoe size. I wore them 6-8 hours yesterday at home, and I was on my feet for a lot of that time taking photographs, clothing measurements, etc. so I gave them a good run. They’re very comfortable overall, I never wanted to take them off.
At the end of the day, after everything, I did start to feel like it was time to take them off. Also, my feet were freezing because I hadn’t been wearing socks with them and was sitting a while in the kitchen, where it is pretty cold.
So, just from having/wearing these one day, I like them, and would recommend them if you’re looking for a simple, minimal pair of knit high-top sneakers like this. They are an interesting look, for sure, and not for everyone, but I think they’re really cool, and also love them with my Florence pants, and my slim/flare jeans. They’re not necessarily a wear-with-everything shoe, but you can wear them with enough if you’re so inclined.