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Saturday, March 30, 2013

Pinspiration of the week: Blazer and "leather" leggings

Left and Middle Photos: Source
I picked two separate photos because I loved the idea of pairing the leggings with nude pumps and an ivory/beige blazer - I figured I'd combine the two looks. Plus, I think my feet are tired of wearing boots right now...





Express blazer and faux leather leggings (now 40% off!)
Chiffon ruffled top from Dillard's
Forever 21 cuff
Christian Louboutin Decollete pumps
Oakley sunglasses

Let's see, what drew me to this look? I was feeling a bit icky today, not really wanting to be dressed up, but also not wanting to wear jeans. Again. It's a bit too cold still to wear a dress bare legged and the thought of wearing tights and boots made me want to gag. (Sorry, boots, I still love you. I just need a break.) I recently purchased these leggings and wanted to wear them in a way that didn't scream "Oh hai I'm wearing pleather leggings!!" I loved the idea of pairing it with a blazer and heels to keep it on the dressy side. I've had this khaki blazer in my closet, sitting there unworn for awhile. I'm a firm believer in always having your crotch and butt covered in leggings. This shirt and blazer combo was perfect. I felt covered and didn't have to incessantly tug at the bottom of the blazer to make sure my butt wasn't hanging out. And proportions-wise, the blazer hits me just below the hip, which helps balance out my look and the skinny silhouette of the leggings. Super, super easy and you can't even tell I feel bloated and disgusting! Or if you can, please don't tell me. Just smile and nod.

PS The nude color of these pumps is the perfect match to my skin tone, n'est pas?

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8 comments :

  1. You do not look bloated and disgusting; you look adorbs.

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    1. I swear I was not fishing for compliments - but thank you!!

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  2. Hahaha you do not look bloated and disgusting!! You look great! I love this look, I'm always so afraid to pull of faux leather!

    http://vscupcakecouture.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! And faux leather is so fun! You should totally try it out!! :)

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  3. I saw your pics, ran over to Express.com, and ordered the leggings immediately! Therefore, you are not bloated and disgusting but rather a great advertisement for Express and they should be giving you a commission haha. I've been looking for a "two-tone" pair like this EVERYWHERE that weren't a bazillion dollars so THANK YOU!

    Kaitlin
    teaandsequins.com

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    1. Aww! Yay! I am glad to be an enabler and hope you like them as much as I do!

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  4. Very cute styling. You look gorgeous!
    Ginny
    mynewfavoriteoutfit.blogspot.com

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