Monday, December 1, 2008

 Dare to Wear

Okay, so I wasn't going to do this, because I knew my "dare to wear" would be oh-so-mild compared to others. :) BUT - I do love fashion, so just for fun - here goes. :)
Fellow blogger Mama Belle is hosting a "Dare to Wear" challenge today. The idea behind it is basically to wear something you normally wouldn't because you either think it's too young for you, too daring, or out of character for you. Sounds like fun doesn't it? :)
Leggings were very in when I was a kid - in the 80's. I didn't wear them then. When I saw they were making a come back I laughed. My sister Trish and I laughed about it together. "For sure we won't do that trend!! HAHA!"
Sarah became quite convincing in her legging wearing bravery.
I thought about it.
I bought some.
They stayed in my drawer for a few months.
Then I bought this little jumper and paired it with the leggings. One word came to my mind as I wore them through out the day:
I Love them (Sorry Trish...).
One word came to my {Boss/mom/friend} Kathy's mind when I showed up at work wearing this:
Yes, she told me that I looked like an elf. Now I am going to try to modify the outfit by finding some red and green tights with candy canes on them and pointed shoes.

So, there you have it. I know - not a big bold "Dare to Wear" move, but a new fashion endeavor for me any way. :) Have fun checking out mama Belle's blog today and seeing those who have linked up to do Dare to Wear. :)


Anonymous said...

Cute outfit! I think the tights with candy canes will make this outfit fabulous.

The Bayou Belles and Their Beau said...

Well, aren't you just the cutest! Or maybe, darling best describes it. Thanks for participating!

Elizabeth said...

cute as ever!

Rach@In His Hands said...

Wendi, you look fabulous! Nothing like an elf!
Happy Monday!

Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

You are rockin those leggings my friend!

Mama Belle's right...darling is the perfect word for you :)

Noah and Ryders Mommy said...

I like leggins on people only if the dress they are wearing it with is extra cute look so adorable though

Sara@ Butterville said...

Really cute! I think Kathy meant you look like the girl Elf falls in love with! Except her jumper was red with green straps. That is a compliment, I loved that movie and thought Zoey was funny, she was sassy, I like that. March to the beat of your own drum. That's what I do. Hey I'm bat girl remember! With pumpkin socks.
I think your outfit is really sweet. You are a stylish stay at home mom!

Smilingsal said...

You look good in them; however, I would look quite the opposite, so no way will I play!

Anonymous said...


Darling, indeed!

Anne Elizabeth said...

Cute outfit:)

Anonymous said...

You look adorable! I wish I could pull off leggings! :)

Heather of the EO said...

You look great!

I probably would have flown back to the 80's with leggings, wearing a BIG sweatshirt hanging off one shoulder. But you've pulled the leggings right into the NOW with your cute lil ensemble :)

kt mac said...

aaaw you look HOT :P hehe

I was a bit scared of leggings when they started coming in too. but I agree with you, they are just so comfy and they can make those shorter hemlines seem longer :)

mudpies4all said...

You. Are. Adorable. (and you look nothing like an elf) If I had your legs, I would definitely wear the leggings!!

Tracy said...

Love it! I think it's darling. I promise not a single elfin thought entered my mind when I saw your photo. ; )

Brooke said...

very cute :) my mother told me that i was too old to wear the skirt/leggings look (i'm 28)

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

You are smokin'! Oh, how I wish I could pull off this look - you make it look so good - but I know better, and so I will stick with my trouser jeans. :)