Thursday, September 11, 2014

OUTFIT: Casual graphic tee and sporty pants (plus fashion according to men)

Activity: Casual day shopping and traveling

TOP: Old Navy (exact)
Pants: Athleta (exact)
Boots: Carlos Santana (similar, similar, exact in limited sizes)
Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs (similar)
Earrings: sterling silver ball studs (similar)
Watch: Lucien Piccard (similar)
Scarf: ebay (similar)

Lately I've been running into the male "look" from my husband as I've been experimenting with some different types of outfits. Know the one I mean?  There's a fashion blog called "Man Repeller", and 'repellent to men' does describe much of women's fashion, at least according to many regular guys I know.  My husband in particular despises the current bootie look, as well as the sandal with very boot like straps and other suchlike fashion forward footwear.  And he HATES my new sporty pants (yeah, the ones I just bought two pairs of).  So this outfit, which incorporates both, was not a favorite. (Understatement.)

On another front, I tried to get his viewpoint on some oxford shoes I've been scoping out, and he did have an opinion, but it was the opposite of mine, and he really disliked the pair I preferred.  Dilemma.  Obviously he doesn't tell me what to wear (although I appreciate his opinions on modesty and good taste), but it's frustrating at times to try to rock a certain look when it's definitely doesn't have the husband stamp of approval.  Fortunately this doesn't happen often, but it definitely makes me think twice about investing in certain trends.  Any stories on particularly "man repellent" style you've encountered?  I'd love to hear!

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