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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Brocade skinnies




Necklace: Stella and Dot (option, option)  | Vest: Target (so old) | Top: Nordstrom Juniors dept (option) | Bracelet: Express | Leggings: Hue | Heels: Kate Spade (budget option)

I've been really wanting to wear these leggings ever since I bought them with my Christmas money. I felt a tad hypocritical when they showed up because I realized that they're probably the same Hue leggings that look like pants, but aren't, and are folded up and sold in the hosiery department. So I will eat my words for wearing these, but I love them. And the husband had no idea they had an elastic waist. So. They do look and feel like real pants. But the print. The print is really what made me fall in love with them! 

As I was building my outfit around them, I ended up just layering on the metallics. This bib necklace was last seen here. I was surprised how great this complemented the pants. And well, if I'm going to mix metals, I may as well throw in my mirrored heels (last worn here.) Unfortunately it was ridiculously windy this morning so I literally had to hold on to my vest, but at least the pants aren't blowing away and you can fully appreciate their beauty!

I highly recommend them. They definitely have that holiday style vibe about them, but they're more versatile than you think. Here are some other ways I'm thinking of styling them:

Brocade leggings

We're almost to Friday, folks! Hope it's been good so far and it's all downhill from here!

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28 comments :

  1. Your outfit is soo cute! I am lovin that top!
    Xoxo
    Kendra
    www.fashionstylingbykendra.blogspot.com

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  2. Oh my gosh, Express has a pair of pants very similar to this right now and when I saw them I though, "Carylee would totally rock those." Love your extra outfit ideas, especially the happy hour version. I wish I could always dress like it's happy hour!
    On the Daily Express

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    1. Wait! They do?! I have not seen them yet, I must find them!
      And I know what you mean! I love dressing like I'm going to have cocktails!

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  3. OMG those are leggings? They are beyond Fab!
    xo, Lee

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    1. Yes, ma'am! And they're so fabulous! Everyone needs them!

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  4. This outfit is INCREDIBLE! These pants and shoes are by far my favorite! Rock it!

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    1. Aww - wow, thank you so much! Glad you can appreciate this with me! I love these pieces!

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  5. Love this look- the brocade takes the outfit to another level! Digging it!

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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    1. Thanks so much! I can't wait to wear these again!

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  6. The heels! I love them so much! Next on wishlist are a pair of metallic pumps :)

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    1. Oh yes, you need some for sure! I was afraid they'd be too 80's, but they're pretty perfect and glam.

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  7. These are leggings!? I would have never known... I seriously love them!!
    www.amemoryofus.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes - and it makes me feel better that you can't tell! They're really amazing!

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  8. You are so brave with your fashion and I SWEAR I WISH I COULD PULL IT OFF LIKE YOU!!!! You can do it all! Teach me, teach me!!!! Confession: I was in Saks and saw a few necklaces I wanted to buy and thought "how would Carylee layer these?"

    thanks for the inspiration!!!!
    ~Skye
    http://theshopaholicsahm.blogspot.com/

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    1. OMG wow that is such a huge compliment that you would think of me in real life! <3 So touched! And you don't give yourself enough credit - anything I wear, you could pull off, if not better!

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  9. Those skinnies are too cute! I love brocade. And I looove them with the silver shoes. Gorgeous!

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

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    1. I've only recently gotten into brocade of the last year or so! It's just beautiful! Thanks for the note!

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  10. I love anything metallic and you are killing it in this outfit! Everything goes together perfectly!

    Tracy

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    1. Thanks so much, Tracy! And yes, I'm the same way - my eyes go to anything shiny!

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  11. That necklace had me at HELLO, GORGEOUS. And I can totally see how those brocade pants can be dressed up. Nice! Visiting from the Tres-Chic Fashion Thursdays linkup :)

    Jen @ Librarian for Life & Style

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    1. The necklace is seriously the best! I don't want to hurt all my other necklace's feelings, but it's the best! I thought it would be too busy paired with the pants, but I was wrong bc I love it!
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  12. Ah, these are so great! And your necklace is stellar! Way to do those metallics woman!

    -http://chelseypatti.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! This was a fun one for me!

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  13. I love the leggings, they really do look like pants. Hue makes weird pants/leggings... they just don't really fit into either category and I'm always at a loss as to what to call them.

    Arielle from Tangled Musings

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    1. Yes, I agree about Hue! I think they've definitely come a long way from where they used to be, but still. Sketchy. But these, I love!

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  14. I love love love that outfit! I would have never thought to put those together but they look great and I would wear it in a heartbeat. So cute! : )

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    1. Aww - that's a big compliment, thank you so much!

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