Baby's first leggings

OK, OK, fine! I have thrown my hands up to the fashion gods and have succumbed to the LiLo-induced trend of...leggings. Yes, I am that girl now. I avoided their siren song for months, pulling on jeans or yoga pants instead. Then, following an unfortunate 6-inch-deep icy muddy puddle incident, my parents kindly bought me these super-cute, waterproof boots for Chanukah (officially my most expensivo shoes ever!), and I have been purposefully puddle-stomping ever since.

The thing is, you need to tuck in your pants, something I have long been loathe to do. So I was clueless until the shoes saleslady showed me the trick: pegging your non-skinny jeans, junior-high-style, and pulling knee socks up over them. Hot. Luckily, I had just snagged myself a so-ugly-they're -cute three-pack from Target (love the strawberries!) so I had that covered.

But after about 36 hours, the whole peg, tuck, pull, repeat ordeal had grown old. I saw a woman (ok, about 500 women) rocking leggings with her boots and I said, "Eff it. I have long legs and a gift card to Lululemon burning a hole in my bedside drawer, let's do this thing."

So I hit Lulu before therapy (just being honest) and the greeter smiled/screamed at me "WELCOME TO LULULEMON! HOW CAN I HELP YOU?!"

"I'm here to buy my first leggings since 1989!" I cheered back.

She actually clapped...which did, I'll admit, make me kind of happy.

After trying on a few, I got these bad boys. And I am not exaggerating when I say I have worn the leggings-and-boots combo ever since. So three days, but still - impressive. I also love the fact that the leggings have a little key/credit card pocket in the back waistband with a white label that reads, "I belong to..." You write your name and number on it, just like mom used to do in summer camp, in case you're out running and something horrible happens. Dan thinks it's morbid but I love it. Like Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman, I'm a safety girl!

Have you succumbed to any fashion trends lately? Fringey-boots? Boyfriend jeans? Scarves? Share!

Oh, and BTW? You know those shiny spandex leggings that are everywhere now? I SO wore those when I cocktailed my way through grad school. Those puppies always hauled in great tips. Plus, all I needed was a little Windex and a paper towel for easy clean up.

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