I have officially arrived in Seattle, ladies and gentlemen.
I might be living out of the back of a Ford Expedition, eating Taco Bell and gin for lunch, and may have gotten my house towed this morning… But life is definitely good right now.
Because I know you’re all curious, I perfected my plane/flying outfit. I did. There were boots, and there was a big, whooshy cardigan thing, and a cozy shirt. I didn’t get any photos of the day-of’s wearing, but Jennifer did manage to take a video of me in my “living room” that I will not share with you, but if you’re crafty, you can probably find it. It’s called “Lindsay Is High On Life.” In the interest of showing you what I wore, here is my first “outfit post” for my second stint living in Seattle, comprised mostly of screencaps from the video.
Keepin’ it classy, you know how we do. Look at those boots. Adore them. Covet them. They were all of $25 at TJ Maxx, and there were TONS of them. The heel is only like 2″ and they are maybe the most comfortable boots I’ve ever owned. I want to wear them every day forever. I know the photo is crap, so here is a slightly better one:
Of course they’re not real leather, silly. They were $25! The brand is Charles Albert, and I’m honestly a little surprised that they haven’t fallen apart on me just yet (please see future post of horrors when I explain how $60 are not always better than $25 boots).
That shirt is kind of an obsession, honestly. The stripey one – another TJ Maxx purchase ($16?). I don’t remember what the brand is, and being that I’m sitting in the Starbucks that’s my apartment is parked at, I suppose I could go check, but I’d rather not. I’ll get back to you on that.
Speaking of “back”, I love this shirt. Here is why:
FULL. BACK. ZIPPER. Though it was discovered that the zipper is only 90% functional and you cannot remove the shirt simply by zipping it off which, when you think about it, is actually probably a good thing. 90% of the time.
Okay, this is the part of the post where my hands get sweaty, I adjust in my seat repeatedly, and my eyes get shifty. I’m a little nervous about breaking some serious news to you guys, and I’m not sure how to go about it… So I’m just going to blurt it out.
I AM WEARING JEGGINGS.
Yes, this outfit has a base of spandex/cotton JEGGINGS. When I saw them for $16 at TJ Maxx, I was overcome with the same feeling that a dieter looks at a post-workout Twix bar. I wanted them, but knew it might be wrong… And there might be consequences. Alongside visions of perfectly fitted, comfortable, flexible “jeans” were imagination-invented images of ripped seams in inconvenient places, fading, and… the obvious… the “Man, those jeans are really… really… Wait, are those spandex?” that could potentially easily be seen by anyone who had the capability to recognize shoddily-made spandex products on girls with some junk in the trunk.
I am shocked, amazed and pleased to say that these things are freaking awesome. I wore them for probably a week straight – they are perfect. They don’t look like jeggings at all. They are 5 pocket (though the front two are not operable). There are belt loops, a regular jean-style hem, and the color is deep and inky. I honestly couldn’t be more surprised and happy to own these.I would give them a 4.5/5 if I cared about grading things. They lack a .5 because of the face everyone else makes when I say “these are jeggings.” Lucky for me, I don’t care, and lucky (and undeniably) for them, my ass looks great in these babies.
Boots, Charles Albert, $25 from TJ Maxx
(Boots made possible by a generous gift card from TJ Maxx)
Shirt, $16 from TJ Maxx
JEGGINGS, $16 from TJ Maxx
Barely visible cardigan, Tahari, $30 from TJ Maxx