New York Fashion Report
Well, I went to New York City this week, and as your fashion correspondent from East Bumf**k, let me reassure you that skinny jeans are still in style.
It was good news for me, at least, because I only recently invested in a few pair. And I’d like to think I can wear them at least until they go through the washing machine twice.
Yes, Skinny pants are still big in the Big Apple. With boots (which I will discuss further below).
When we got to Grand Central Terminal, I thought for a second that I was in that old Superbowl commercial where all the identical zombie executives are marching off to work. Everyone this year has a black coat. And I mean EVERYONE. Me too. I was in style and I didn’t even know it. Up here in rural northwest Connecticut, bright ski jackets are popular. I thought that my black parka was a real standout. But no. The good news is that I am hip to New York Style. The bad news is that I am just another zombie.
Handbags are huge, and getting huger.
You don’t need a suitcase when you travel anymore. As a matter of fact, if you missed your plane, you could crawl inside, like a sleeping bag. They are cute though. And my husband could see how infatuated I was, so he bought me the miniature size – the smallest one in the store. I used it today, and I after I put all my stuff in, I could still fit a full-sized accordion. So I am thinking of taking music lessons.
Makeup is fantastic right now. Lots of eyeliner but a natural cheek and lip. This is me to a tee. And it means I don’t have to sharpen my liner pencil very often. It can be a thick stubby blunt crayon that draws a line 5/8 of an inch, and it’ll be perfect.
And I don’t like dark lipstick anyway. I have tiny lips and dark lipstick makes me look like Lillian Gish. She was quite a beauty in her day, but her day was 1915.
And now the boots.
I wore pointy ankle booties.
Despite the pointy toes and skinny heels, these boots are very comfortable, and I figured they’d be perfect for New York.
It was snowy, rainy and windy. But I did my best to keep my balance through the slippery slush. I looked great – if unsteady.
But no one else was wearing these stylish ankle booties with their skinny jeans.
They were all wearing knee-high, flat heeled, rubber boots.
Can you believe it? Practical boots in bad weather in New York?
I was shocked. And impressed. They were very cool – in army green, and yellow, and red, and even bright floral prints. With skinny jeans tucked in, they looked so urban sophisticated. (And you could muck out the barn too.)
Yes, as your fashion expert, I can assure you that these boots have an amazing coolness factor.
And I have proof.
As my husband and I followed a woman in mustard yellow knee-high rubber boots, my husband whispered to me, “Boy, are those boots stupid!”
I want some.