Happy New Year!
I’m spending the 24 hours off I have for the holiday by being with friends, eating scrumptious dimsum, and with plenty of laughter and mirth. 2014 is going to be busier than ever, and I have a lot of things to do. I want to progress my career, keep writing here at Uniformly Dressed, travel more, and meet more people.
Until the light returns, I’ll be doing piecemeal OOTDs like this one. I’m glad work wasn’t busy yesterday–was able to leave a little early and therefore I took advantage of the late afternoon light for some photos.
The Heattech shirts I got for DC are really proving their versatility in my wardrobe. I’ve worn them in a lot of situations–out to jog/bike, as a top on its own (here), as a base layer under button downs and sweaters. It’s comfortable, I stay the same temperature throughout the day, and it smooths over my body in a flattering manner (or so I think.) I know it’s a little weird to wear what basically amounts to an undershirt as a primary top, but hey! It works. It does get a little sheer over some areas when I move, but for the most part I’m covered in a jacket or shirt or scarf.
The Ecco booties are also equally awesome. I have been wearing them non-stop for almost a month now. I’ve done a whole holiday shopping run in them with only minor aching in the heels; I took them with me on a day trip to San Diego for December Nights at Balboa Park, and they’re hands down the most comfortable pair of leather shoes I’ve owned to date. Even more so than my Born riding boots, which have cushioned soles. I’m definitely keeping Ecco in my sights. As I get more comfortable walking in small heels, maybe at some point I’ll be able to go up to 2 inches with nary a thought.
My only self-criticism is I wish these Ultra Stretch Denim stacked better on these boots. The knees are off on me because of my height, and when I bought this pair at the Powell St Uniqlo in San Francisco, I had them hem it for the tennis shoes I was wearing at the time, which resulted in a slightly longer hem. I thought I’d want to cuff it more, but I really don’t do cuffs unless I’m doing denim/chambray or wearing sneakers. What do you think? Should I get the fabric taken in at the knees (so I don’t have those odd wrinkles) and should I just cuff these pants with these boots or get them tapered more and re-hemmed? I don’t think the fit is too too terrible as it is, but I feel like it could be better. Let me know what you think!