Monday, December 4, 2017

Spanx moto leggings

I have been obsessed with my Spanx faux leather leggings since I first bought them and reviewed them on the blog here. When I saw the moto version this season, I was super tempted. I kept thinking about them. And thinking about them. Then started to develop serious FOMO (fear of missing out) when I imagined them getting sold out before I could snag them. So, Black Friday weekend, I bought them. And I love them.

Spanx faux leather moto leggings outfit

Outfit details--- Earrings: CS Gems (similar) | Vest: J.Crew Excursion Vest (cheaper option) | Necklace: SUGARFIX by BaubleBar (c/o) | Top: American Eagle | Bag: BCBGeneration (other color here) (c/o Simon Properties) | Bracelets: Alex and Ani (Honey Celestial, Breath of Life, Everything Happens for a Reason) | Bottoms: Spanx Moto faux leather leggings (also here) | Shoes: SJP "Fawn" (option, option, option---

Faux leather leggings are such a good option if you have a holiday party, but don't want to be super dressed up or in a physical dress. I did faux leather leggings to our casual office party last year, and I may or may not do it again this year. Even though I'm wearing a flannel here, which is inherently casual, it only takes a few details like delicate jewelry, an embellished clutch, and metallic pumps to push it over the holiday style line.

American Eagle ahh-mazingly soft flannel outfit

I have officially put myself on a flannel ban. I have a small collection growing because me and the boys at work have started "Flannel Fridays" at the office now that the weather is cooling down again. I am a HUGE fan of the flannels at American Eagle. They have a relaxed, but not super oversized fit, and they really are ridiculously soft. I buy them any time I see they are on sale. And as you can see, you can dress them down or dress them up.

SUGARFIX by BaubleBar delicate necklace
Earrings: CS Gems (similar) | Necklace: SUGARFIX by BaubleBar (c/o)

Flannel and spanx moto leggings outfit

SJP Fawn metallic pumps
Bracelets: Alex and Ani (Honey CelestialBreath of LifeEverything Happens for a Reason)  | Bag: BCBGeneration (other color here)

I took cues from my own gift guide and treated myself to some Alex and Ani bangles during their Black Friday sales. This Everything Happens for a Reason was high on my list because it's a saying I repeat to myself all. The. Time. Life likes to take you on twisty turns, and some not-so-great destinations, but ultimately I do believe that sometimes one bad destination is necessary to get to a better one. I'm not usually super deep or pensive on life sayings, but that one has always resonated with me.

Casual holiday style Christmas party outfit with faux leather leggings

As far as the leggings, I wear a size small in Spanx leggings. I have the camo pair and three of the faux leather pairs (solid black here and burgundy here), and they're all equally wonderful. I took all of them in a small. They're pricey, yes, but they're worth it for what they do for your tush, and your silhouette. Definitely worth the splurge and worth adding them to your Christmas lists! They will get you a lot of compliments, too!

That's all I have for you today! Hope you have a great week and that your weekends were good as well! Ours was pretty low key which I appreciated since we were traveling for last weekend. Waking up without an alarm clock two days in a row is always a good thing!


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  1. The detail on your leggings looks great, this is such a nice casual outfit! I don't have any shirts like this in my wardrobe, it's a definite wardrobe gap I have.

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope you had a great weekend! We did a lot of Christmasy things like putting our tree up which was good. They predicted wild weather but thankfully it stayed away all weekend.

    Away From The Blue Blog

  2. You look so great in them - I would have loved them 10 years ago, but regretfully I'm not sure I can get away with them now I'm approaching 50... x

  3. The leggings are fabulous! You look super sassy in them with the glittery heels and the edgy flannel. Great look!


  4. These leggings look so good on you, love the moto details.


  5. I am obsessed with these leggings too! The edgy vibe is perfect. Thanks for the link up Carylee!


  6. I have been wanting these leggings for a while!! They look so cute on you!

    Katherine | www.oneswainkycouple.com

  7. I love the detail on that bag. I also have those shoes. You're giving me ideas on making the more versatile. I've only ever worn them with fancy dresses.

  8. Love this outfit. The sugarfix necklace is so pretty!!!

  9. I love their regular leggings. These look great!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  10. Fabulous look, Carylee!!

  11. Well I couldn't help but chuckle because just this weekend I've developed a pretty serious case of FOMO myself when it comes to SPANX leggings and I'm on the hunt for a sale. You couldn't be more right about the AE flannel. Good grief, it's the softest stuff ever. Just bought my daughter one yesterday and I have several. This is a darling look with the mix of patterns textures, casual and dressy. Love it!

  12. I don't think I could pull those off but you look great! Happy Monday!

    xo Jules

  13. These leggings look amazing on you, Caryl! I am going to have to check these out!


    I hope you are having a great week so far!


  14. The details of your leggings are gorgeous and it looks great on you. I love how you styled it with a flannel top for a more casual vibe.