Sweater: Anthropologie Intarsia Wrap Cardigan
Tee: Old Navy
Tight-Ass Britches: Hue Corduroy Leggings in Cobblestone
Boots: Frye Paige Tall Riding Boots
"And if the water's all wicking up your pant leg, better wear your britches tight." - The Decemberists
Woo-whew! It's a nasty one out there today in my neck of the woods. It's rained, sleeted, and snowed so far, with more Wintery weather to come throughout the night. I hope it clears on out of here fast. We're suppose to pick up our new couch tomorrow morning. I have never owned a decent couch in my life, so I'm anxious to get it in the house and indulge in it's comfy softness. As for the old one, I think we might burn it and do some pagan dancing around it's fiery carcase. Seriously. It's the worst couch ever. I was so thankful that Jerry leaned forward and broke it on Christmas Eve, so we had an excuse to get a new one.
These pictures were taken last Thursday on a day much like today, minus the ice. In other words, it was cold, windy, and rainy. I wanted to be as comfortable as possible, so I wore the most comfortable article of clothing I own: my Hue corduroy leggings. I must confess. I'm starting to get concerned that I'm getting addicted to my leggings. I've worn them to work 3 days this week: corduroy, then red colored ones, and finally denim. Don't be hatin'!. It's been cold and shitty outside, and my leggings have kept me warm and cozy. Besides, I know this is controversial, but I think leggings are just as good as pants as long as certain rules are followed.
It's simple really, leggings are a fine substitute for pants as long as your crotch area and butt cheeks are covered up. I don't care how slamming your body is, nobody wants to see your cracks and crevices in high definition. You get bonus points if your leggings are made out of substantial materials such as denim or corduroy. Also, it helps if they have real pockets and not the painted on kind. Oh, and let's get another thing straight, tights are not the same thing as leggings. My rule of thumb is if you can see through them then they're tights. In addition, it's a safe bet if they include "control top" in the description then they are tights, not leggings. If all else fails, though, just remember this new twist on an old saying: "Be kind, cover your behind."
Of course, all of this is just my opinion. I'm sure there are some who will say that leggings are never appropriate under any circumstances. To those people I say, I used to be one of you, but I have seen the light (or in this case, the tight). They may look uncomfortable, but they are anything butt [sic]. Truly, you don't know what you're missing. Two words: Elastic Waist. Oh, and one more: Lycra. It's like wearing pajamas to work but still looking put together. C'mon, bitches, live a little. Loosen up and tighten up those britches!