When it comes to fashion passions, it is all about the jeans for Clare Walker, 38. "Being tall, I'll pay whatever for a good pair of jeans as long as they fit me right and they're long enough," says the Johns Hopkins Hospital neuro-ICU nurse. That was certainly the case with the dark-wash American Eagle jeggings the West Baltimore resident was wearing when we "glimpsed" her Tapas Adela. She displayed her style of "trendy with a little mystery" by pairing those jeggings with a charcoal cowl-neck sweater from Ann Taylor Loft that featured gunmetal buttons on the sleeves over a lighter gray long-sleeve American Eagle T-shirt. She added black leather Naturalizer boots from DSW, a black and silver metallic fringe scarf from Filene's Basement and a cool triple strand necklace that was a removable component of another sweater that she'd purchased at Cupcake. Her black Coach clutch was a gift. Walker says she normally looks for a deal when she's shopping for clothes. Except for that weak spot. "Jeans are the only thing I'll spend money on. They last forever. I have about 50 pairs."
Colby Ware, Special to The Baltimore Sun