In the pant outfit I went out to see the response. First stop a convenience store to fill my water jug, and top of the tank. As always , a little apprehensive on leaving my vehicle. The elana flair pants are more noticeable than the 5 inch booties they cover. At a little before noon there were several people inside but I didn’t even notice a single judgmental glance. Across the street was a Goodwill store I hadn’t been into for a while. Not to much traffic in the strip mall. I parked far enough away from the store to need to stroll in front of several shops. As I gazed at my reflection in the shop windows, I really felt comfortable in my appearance. I looked good! With that big boost of confidence I entered Goodwill where the clerk greeted me with a pleasant “good morning”. I replied in kind, and headed to the skirt section, where I found four just above the need black skirts to try on. Pressed the button to get someone to open a try on booth for me, and the gentleman came with the key and did so. A nice Kaspar brand lined pencil skirt fit and looked good. $6.75 for a $69 skirt. Not bad. Got a “Thank you” from the same clerk and I was off to the Mall Of Georgia.
I like Dillard’s as they have a selection of “talls” in men and women’s section. I was seeking a fitted top there that might compliment the pants I was wearing, but could not find something. Unusually, a clerk did not approach to help me, though they were fairly busy. On my way out into the mall to one of my favorite stores, Buckle, I got one or two up and down glances, probably because of my tall stature (I’m over 6’8” in these heels.) and perhaps the unusual trousers. The trousers are very light weight so each step forward exposes the shoe and the heel if you were looking. No worries and no comments. Into Buckle I really like their service. I walk directly to the women’s side, and explain that I had purchased a nice long pair of 37” inseam Payton boot cut jeans a few months ago. And would be interested in a light wash for summer. I also mentioned I might like to try a shorter length ankle jean. Asked for my waist size I say say I find sizes all over the place for women’s jeans. I’m 34 male, and the Payton’s I had purchased were 31’s so she picks out a couple of jeans an takes me the closest “woman’s” side changing room. Perfect! I tried on many (over ten) pair of jeans, no 37’s XXTl in my size. I showed here my heels, explaining, as I wear them often, the long length was to better cover the shoes. She said “ good for you, I just had to take my wedges off, they were wearing me out.”
She brought some “destroyed” crop jeans and and various “skinny” and “straight” fit types. I decided the best was a Payton Skinny 30W, Regular 32 length in a light wash. I tried them on with the heals, and the look wasn’t too bad. Another female attendent agreed but perhaps some white pumps would be better. Or even, the other attendent added, “red pumps would pop on those jeans. “.
I asked what king of top? She said with red pumps, you would like use a red or black top. A loose T for a casual look and a fitted T for dressing it up. Great to have accommodating assistance. Buckle is great! I’m sure I could go to Old Navy and get similar pair of jeans for less than half the $69 these were - but the experience was well worth it.