Man Appeaser

It's no secret that DH is not a fan of boyfriend and skinny looks, and he always compares new jeans to the Good Old Days of bootcuts. In fall and winter, I can argue that skinnies with tall boots are much warmer and safer from the elements, and in summer I can argue that boyfriends allow more airflow, but it seems spring in LA provides perfect bootcut weather. I busted out these engineer striped Hudson Hendrix bootcuts just for DH - and good boy, he noticed and complimented the choice. :)

There's a weird shadow on my tummy that sort of gives me a potbelly, but I really don't think that was there IRL. Since the jeans were striped, I wanted the rest fairly "classic" - which in my world apparently includes cropped military jackets (the military has been around a long time, right?). Brought my DIY ombre Marc Jacobs Stella to brighten things up for the season. 

Victoria's Secret 4-in-1 cargo jacket - ebay
Hudson Hendrix jeans - ebay
James Perse tank - $1 at flea market
Men's belt - flea market
Madewell cat pendant - Madewell
Report Marks booties - Amazon
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  • cheryl replied 5 years ago
    You look fantastic in your bootcuts and I love your accessories!
  • Liz A. replied 5 years ago
    I'm a fan of that jacket... and laughing imagining myself in those jeans... my whole rear would be falling out.
  • sarah replied 5 years ago
    LOL at Liz. I was thinking the same thing (about me, not her). You know, my DH also admitted to not being a fan of the BF jeans, and always compliments me when I wear more fitted jeans. Oh well. I think it's fine to appease once in awhile, and you look great in both, IMHO.
  • CocoLion replied 5 years ago
    I'm going to have to ask my DBF what has jeans preferences are.  (He's very diplomatic and tends to like whatever makes me happy, it's going to be a challenge getting the truth from him.)  These look great Rae and I love the green Marc Jacobs bag.  Also I wanted to mention I really like all of your outdoor photo locations but also kind of miss seeing the kitty who used to model in your indoor shots.  So I'm kinda torn. :-)
  • Thistle replied 5 years ago
    Just gorgeous!  The necklace makes me smile. So you! And a snappy way to appease DH  :)

    You really are the eBay and flea market queen.  I envy your skill!
  • Angie replied 5 years ago
    Very nice! You look fantastic in your bootcuts!

    It's good to throw the boys a bone once in a while.
  • Kristin L replied 5 years ago
    Nice outfit. I love all the green!
  • replied 5 years ago
    My husband likes me in skinnies -- basically anything that shows a curve of thigh or rear is A-OK with him.

    Hence being in orbit with the new dresses and skirts I have bought! :)

    You look great!
  • Zapotee replied 5 years ago

    Please tell me, is that a lunch box?
    That is awesome.
    Love the bootcuts and the whole shebang

  • replied 5 years ago
    Love your jacket, jeans, necklace.. well everything really :)
  • Ingunn replied 5 years ago
    Lucky DH, and gorgeous you!
  • shoegirl replied 5 years ago
    My husband loves jeans, and particularly light wash flares with a simple teeshirt. I wear this for him but I feel so uncomfortable and "not me" in jeans, let alone scruffy jeans and a teeshirt. It is difficult. My style is about as far from his as possible. I'm not someone who would refuse to wear what pleases the man I love, but I have great difficulty making my husband's preferred attire for me feel like me, so I sympathise!

    I wonder whether some might think it a bit kinky that in our house "bedroom wear" is scruffy jeans and a teeshirt?!
  • Transcona Shannon replied 5 years ago
    You look great Rae and yeah, sometimes we gotta wear a little something for our guys.

    Like Zap, I wanna know about the lunch box???
  • rachylou replied 5 years ago
    You are such a good wife :D
  • catgirl replied 5 years ago
    Very nice!  This title cracked me up - my DH is the same way, but he doesn't ever comment, which is a comment in itself!
  • replied 5 years ago
    I love those jeans! 

    It's funny what men vs. women prefer. Most of the men I know, my husband included, are not into trendy. I don't know if that's a regional thing or what, but I have noticed it.
  • Jonesy replied 5 years ago
    You look great! I totally agree that a cropped military jacket is a classic!
  • Janet replied 5 years ago
    I love those jeans! I'm wearing my Hudsons today too (Beth baby boot cut). I think you wear all styles of jeans beautifully. :-)
  • Joy replied 5 years ago

    You look wonderful, Rae. I love that green bag

  • rae replied 5 years ago
    Shoesgirl that is too funny. My dh is the same! The lunch box is a vintage looking mcdonald's print. DH is using it to store his RC car tools. :-)
  • Sveta replied 5 years ago
    You hubby has a point - you do look fantastic in those bootcuts.
    One has to appease them from time to time, right - it is the foundation of a successful marriage!

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