Button-front: Thrifted — Skirt: Goodwill (Target) — Socks: Gift — Shoes: Payless — Hat: Macy’s — Pendant: Found
Did I mention it’s sock weather already? I did? Oh. Well, it’s hat weather too! (Kind of. I mostly wore this hat on Monday because I didn’t have time over the weekend to dye my hair, and thought disguising the two-toned goofiness was best for all parties involved.) Anyhow, it’s funny that I wore this outfit one day before Sal put up a post about knee-highs and leg warmers; while knee-highs with boots are sort of the popular look around fall and winter, I think that knee-highs can still look cute with non-boot shoes that still have a relatively high vamp, like these oxfords.
For a long time I was self-conscious of wearing knee-highs because I thought they made me look a bit like a rugby player and drew attention to my thicker-than-average calves. (It’s a hereditary thing; once when I was fretting over my legs right before a middle school party, my mom revealed that her grandma once told her that she had legs “like a Roman soldier.” Which I guess means they’d look good in gladiator sandals?)
In the end, though, like with so many things, my worries hit their expiration date and I decided to wear knee-highs when I feel like it and not worry too much about other people’s opinions. So here we are! I still have trouble with a lot of knee-high socks cutting into my leg uncomfortably, and I know Tia has the same problem. Last time we talked about it, she mentioned that she was planning to cut the restrictive elastic tops off of some of her knee-highs and sew on her own, more generously-proportioned elastic. I hope she does it soon so that she can share her How To with the rest of us!