Flare Up


I had a flare up of the Monday blues this week. No particular reason just tired and anxious for this last full week of school to be over! Thanks to Irma we have school next Monday but then we begin our Thanksgiving break! And my college boy comes home! In any case, now that I can shop my whole closet for what to wear each day I find that somedays I am overwhelmed by the choices. I just felt like being comfortable and that called for jeans. I decided to rebel a little (wink, wink Mary) because Mondays are not in fact jeans days. Little did I know my principal sent an email over the weekend granting us jeans days through December! So much for taking a walk on the wild side and rebelling!

What started out as just a comfortable, kind of meh outfit actually garnered quite a few compliments! Who knew? Apparently everyone enjoys a good flare jean from time to time! As you can see the weather was kind of dreary and the wind was picking up but that didn’t stop the picture taking! It’s gotten a little difficult with the time change, this getting dark so early business is not a blogger’s friend. I think you can tell I’m tired too – thank goodness for sunglasses, lol!

So my jeans are old from American Eagle. Like years old. But so good. Skinny jeans are fabulous but there’s just something about a flare jean that skinnies just can’t deliver. Maybe it’s that they’re fitted through the butt and thigh and then flare below the knee. Maybe it’s because they lend themselves so beautifully to the boho trend. If comfort weren’t an issue I’d probably love wearing a pair of leather flip flops with these jeans but my middle aged feet won’t have that so my comfy wedges won the footwear battle.

So here’s the skinny on the flares #witty, they’re fun, they’re comfortable, and they do nice things for your legs. Now who doesn’t want that?! You can wear any top you like with your flares. I chose an old top from Target, the Knox Rose brand is one of my favorites! I just love the boho vibe. This one is similar. But I love this all over lace top , this velvet bell sleeve blouse, and this one. If you’re looking for a pair of flares take a look at this pair, this pair, and this pair. They are all under $30!

So, the nest time the Monday blues flare up for you fight back with something fabulous! I find the best way to feel good is to look good! Now tell me, do you own any flares? How do you wear your flares? Do you wish I would stop typing the word ‘flares’ okay, I will. Bye for now and thank you for stopping by, it means so much to me. Drop me a line in the comment section below!

xo,
Kellyann

24 thoughts on “Flare Up”

  1. Err, you ARE a rebel … it’s November!
    I like my flares on long legged stunner like you, Mr s R. On stumpy legged old me … well, go figure :-(.
    You look stunning in you bozo, the top is pure prettiness. But I know what you mean about being daunted by choice. When I moved up to my “New” bedroom and wardrobes some weeks ago, it was like I’d discovered a whole new charity shop in my own home. Weeks on and I’m still daunted!
    Have fun gorgeous, hugs, x.
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    1. Well Mary, you know me, always up for a good tweaking of the rules! We get the side eye at school if we wear jeans on a day not designated as an official jeans day! For the love of the Lord, crazy, right?
      I am constantly supplying my local consignment shop with clothes. I keep resolving to do better and make better choices but that has yet to happen!
      Wishing you a wonderful day my friend!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  2. Flared and oh so Fabulous!! You know I adore this outfit and still pull my flares out from time to time! You look like a college girl, so youthful and stunning!! Just love ya friend!! Have the BEST day today! xo

    1. Hahaha, not sure about the college girl part, you my friend ALWAYS look like a 20 something! I hadn’t pulled out my flares in awhile but I’m glad I did!
      Thanks so much sweet friend, you are the sweetest!!!
      xo,
      Kellyann

    1. Thanks Blaire! I shouldn’t complain too much about Monday – if the State hadn’t granted us permission we’d be making up almost the whole week because we missed so much school – dang, Irma!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  3. You look adorable in this outfit KellyAnn. I love the flare jeans styled with that top…it screams boho in a delightful way. I had to laugh that your rebellion was deflated by granted permission to wear those jeans. Ah well, we shall rejoice in liberty to wear fabulous flare jeans (or skinny) any day of the week!
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    1. Thanks Chrissy, I can’t believe my plan to rebel backfired! Ha! Reminds me of the dumbest criminals shows, you know where the criminal has this elaborate plan to steal something and then leaves his driver’s license. Oh well!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  4. Peace my friend✌🏼. You are darling in your flares. I don’t actually own any. I’ve got several pairs of boot cut, but I haven’t worn them in years. I have such a hard time shifting gears. #rigidmuch😳 I love that Knox Rose brand too. I swear, our Target’s here are so LAME. They hardly have any of the good stuff, so browsing the clothing is just not much fun. I loved my Targets in MN (of course I did, they’re at the Mother ship) Oh well, I digress. You rock the flares and congrats on “jeans days”. Love ya’ girl!
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    1. I would probably go into cardiac arrest at the mother ship of Target stores! Holy schmoly! I’ll bet their stores are huge! We have so many Target stores but I like online shopping best when it comes to clothes from them. When I’m in the store the clothes are usually wrinkled. That being said, don’t let me fool you, on more than one occasion I have clothes in my cart right alongside my milk – ha!
      I think you should try a pair of flares for fun – I think they’d look fabulous on your beautiful self!
      You are so kind to me and I love reading your comments and commenting back, I think we could talk for hours IRL!
      Love ya friend,
      Kellyann

  5. I had a pair of flairs that I got from a new (to me) company and they totally shrunk in the wash… to where I had to get rid of them! Wah! I really need to get another pair in a brand I trust. These look so, so cute on you and the perfect top too! My kids have school M and Tues next week. I am going to really enjoy not having their after school activities Wed-Sat next week! Yes! We so need a break.

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com
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    1. Thanks Carrie, that’s too bad about your flares that shrunk, what a bummer! I know you’ll find a pair, mine have been through the ringer and they’ve held up well. I got them on super sale at American Eagle years ago. They have really good denim but I only buy from them when there’s a sale.
      I remember always loving breaks from school so we didn’t have to run around to practices, concerts, etc. I love breaks from school and Thanksgiving break feels like the appetizer to Winter Break!
      xo,
      Kellyann

    1. Awww, thanks Laura! I can’t believe you’re checking blogs – super mom! I felt like I was run over by a truck after I had my boys, lol. I am so happy for your family and cannot wait to see that baby of yours!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  6. What a beautiful boho look on you! I have a great pair of dark flare jeans in my closet somewhere – I need to look for them! I agree, I get kind of overwhelmed when I go in there ;)! I’m so looking forward to my college boy getting home too.
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    1. Thanks Lana! I just found out my college boy is coming home a little earlier than we had expected and I am so super excited!
      xo,
      Kellyann

    1. Oh yes girl, flares would absolutely work on you! I think something a little more fitted on top is probably best but this top I’m wearing isn’t bad. I guess anything any baggier would have made me look enormous and no one wants that, ha!
      xo,
      Kellyann

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