My New Fall Fashion Essential: Cropped Skinnies

Oct 21, 2013

How was your weekend? Mine was busy with various projects around the house. I finished painting my boys' bathroom, but then I noticed a few missed spots yesterday. Of course! I'll be touching up those today and cleaning up the mess. My boys will be thrilled to get their bathroom back and I'll be thrilled to get them out of mine! I'll show you an update and the painting method I used for the cabinets. I've always sworn by oil-based paint for woodwork, but I used a new hybrid type of latex paint and I'm officially a convert. I also rearranged my living room furniture, bought new drapes for my dining room, started cleaning out the garage, and added a bit of lighting to our backyard. I'll be going into detail on these projects as I finish them up. It wasn't all work and no play this weekend. The weather finally turned cool and we were able to use the fire pits in the backyard last night. We broke out the marshmallows and made s'mores with the kids. I had no idea how nice it would be sitting outside by the fire with my wine and s'mores. I did not want to come inside last night and it was such a great way to finish off the weekend.

Because of the change in weather I'm thinking more about fall clothes. I bought two pair of cropped skinny jeans at Anthropologie recently, white and gray. The best part is they were 70% off! I've always stayed away from cropped jeans because I feel they make my legs look shorter, but I have found ones that are cropped right near the ankle do not visually cut off the length of your leg. Another side benefit is how great they make your foot and ankle look, especially for a cankle sufferer like me. ;)

skinnies : cropped : dark wash :
Miranda Kerr Photo - Miranda Kerr Out in NYC
Olivia Palermo #casual #style
olivia palermo casual style- I just might buy some converse
I love how they can be worn with tennis shoes, heels, boots and flats. I've been wearing mine almost every day dressed up or dressed down. I never thought these would look good on me and avoided this look forever. The terms cropped and skinny made me stay away, but I'm so glad I tried these on. I have to admit the only reason I did was because they were on the sale rack, lol. Have you bought anything new this fall that you just love?


  1. That's exactly the same way I feel about cropped pants, well, at least those that cut my legs, I'm too short for those :) These long pants look really nice. I might give them a try. That's the kind of sale I like 70% or more ;) Looking forward to see all those transformations.

  2. I love this look! Cropped skinnies are hard for me because I'm so tall, they are actually too short and hit closer to the calf, plus I have big calves so skinnies tend to grab onto my calves! I do keep trying to find them though, hoping to find the perfect longer, skinny but not too skinny pair. :)