timberland leather gloves Finding the right pairing of jeans with boots
Dear Answer Angel Ellen: I have recently made the move to a more modern straight leg jean, but I’m still finding it hard to wear that style with my tall boots (with all the spandex in jeans now, I have so much bunching at the knees that I end up looking like a pirate by noon). Also, I am not sure whether it’s OK to wear straight leg with ankle boots. I tried rolling them up with my “booties” but it seems like a denim doughnut. Right now I am sort of stuck in a rut where all I wear with the straight leg besides the unsuccessful tucking them in my tall boots are flats. It goes with the territory. But I’ve found them to be uncomfortable and not that effective. If you’ve got really baggy knees, it’s possible that the boots are too loose in the calf to help hold the jeans in place. Or, it could be the jeans fabric. You seem to be blaming the spandex, but stretchy is your friend in this case, reducing the bunching, not adding to it. Try thicker, higher quality denim with more stretch. But no matter what you do, you will still have some bagging. Take comfort: Everybody else does too.
No, you don’t need to go to skinnies to wear with your ankle boots. Rolled jeans are the style of the moment, so try again with your straight legs. I bet you’ll get used to the “denim doughnut.” One cautionary note: Just like wearing those abominable capri pants (there I go again on my anti capri campaign), rolling up jeans to mid calf cuts off your legs and makes them look stumpy. Roll ’em to the top of the booties. I should mention that another option with those booties is “jeggings” denim ish leggings. I’m not a fan for the very reason you cite. Most women “have more going on in the thigh area” than the glamazons in the ads, and these unforgiving jeggings are not flattering. If you do go the jeggings route, be sure to wear a long tunic over them. They are not pants! One final thought: The most flattering jeans are dark wash with a no cling fit on the thighs and a straight vertical line from hip to hem.
Dear Answer Angel Ellen: I’ve inherited a propensity for baggy under eyes, and it makes me look decades older. Help! Too many products make claims that promise results. Can you help?Dear : I’m grateful for your question since it gives me the opportunity to wave a huge yellow caution flag! Nothing you rub, pat or spray on your face is going to eliminate those bags. You can spend hundreds of hard earned dollars for a teensy jar of goo or buy a vat of some miracle cream at the drugstore for $8.99. Doesn’t matter. I’ve never found a facial cream, lotion or potion that does what it says when it comes to wrinkles, bags, lines or spots. If you must buy something, go cheap because every test I’ve done shows the costly stuff isn’t worth it. You’d be better off heading to a makeup counter where you can get a lesson in hiding your problem (really!) rather than unsuccessfully trying to eliminate it.
Dear Answer Angel Ellen: I am 58 and I will be attending a wedding in December in New York City. So I don’t have to buy a new outfit for the rehearsal dinner, could I wear an Ann Taylor black pantsuit with light gray stripes? The pantsuit is lined and made of acetate and polyester, which gives it a nice flow. What can I wear it with to give it a dressy rather than a business look? Could a silver turtleneck work?Dear Nina: Definitely wear that suit. A silver turtleneck could work. I like rhinestones or sequins to fancy up my black basics. Or, consider a silky silver or dove gray shell with a bombshell necklace.