Saturday, November 28, 2009

Loving Leggings

The I Love Leggings List
A small guide to my favorite piece of lower-body-part clothing.
I'm just head-over-heels in love with the complex statement such a simple piece of clothing can make, often times, the right pair of leggings can serve as the center of an outfit.

  • They come in a billi diff. designs, fabrics, and styles, I adore the versatility that leggings allow.
  • Perfect for curling up in bed with dairy free hot chocolate, watching Sex and the City, Friends, The Office, or Audrey Hepburn DVDs.
  • Great solution when you can't find anything to wear; its as simple as throwing on an over sized tee or button up.
  • Perfection in clothing form when you've had a long day, long last night or have an early class in the morning.
  • In most cases, causes one to appear slimmer and flatters most figures.
  • Great for running errands or running on a treadmill.
  • Depending on the style, leggings can fit any look, be it slashed or bleached grunge, sex kitten liquid leggings, or even floral ones that unleash the pretty preppiness.
  • They're usually inexpensive.
  • Because of the extreme versatility leggings allow, you can wear the same pair over and over with different combinations creating a different look each time.
  • They layer wonderfully under jeans, pants and the like, absolute amazingness for this time of year.
  • They double as comfy pajamas when you decide you don't feel like leaving your boyfriends house that night. Photobucket

I've recently taken a liking to pairing leggings with tops that don't necessarily cover my tush, which to many is a huge no-no, but in truth, as long as the top falls on the casual or loose fitting side of the top spectrum, it works great!

I remember seeing these leggings for 16.00 at F21 and me, being the pure definition of recessionista/frugal fashionista even before the economy took a nosedive, decided that almost 20.00 for thin cotton was just a bit too steep. For months, every time I glanced at them I silently commanded the price to drop down to around a reasonable 10.00; and lo and behold- I bagged the loves in leg wear form for 6 flippin bucks, yeees!

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"Omygosh Dannie, how did your hair get so long all of a sudden?!", my sincerely clueless friend asked.

Of course I said it was magic, but since I get more questions about my hair than I do my clothes, I cross my heart to do a post on the subject in the near future, just know that my hair serves just as much a part of my personal style as my clothes, which is why I must change it so often, otherwise I'll go crazy..which uh..totally hasn't happened yet, heh heh..

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(dad's hanes under tee, current faaave f21 leggings, faaave chuck taylors)

30 comments:

Jeni said...

What a great post! I can't believe you were lucky and got the leggings for just $6!

Also, love the new hair - I constantly change my hair but it's blonde at the moment so my brunette hair extensions are wasted... maybe two-tone hair is coming back in fashion?!

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cecylia said...

I love funky leggings too! They brighten any casual LBD

Annie said...

I love leggings so much - for all the reasons you listed! I love how you wear yours, the slouchy tee is just perfect.

SOPHIE WEARS said...

from head to toe you did a fantastic job, the outfit is so chill, loves it!

all about the style said...

Amazing leggings !!!

Fashion Wh0re said...

love the Leggings

Jasmin said...

So leggings and converses are a marriage made in heaven ordained by Mary-Kate Olsen :) Love these. Thanks for the blog comment. I'm not exactly sure how to reply to them though. Any help?

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katthroatworld said...

great bargain! i try to wait 'til the last minute to buy things because i hate paying the original price, too! =P

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daisychain said...

Love the leggings

Maha M said...

Those leggings are sooo cool, i'm so in love with leggings as well, i think i have completely stopped wearing pants.

thanks for stopping by my blog :)

Meho xx

Juliet said...

I really like your outfit here, though it't the oposite of my own style I do love it when people can pull off something a bit special!
But there is one bad thing about leggings: gaining weight is much much easier, as they don't start to squeeze no matter how much one's eating.

juliet xxx

Teenage (ariel) Dirtbag said...

cool leggings!

dy of ghost said...

i'm lovin' the leggings :)

Melanie M said...

Oh my gosh. I love this look. You're soosososoo adorable!:D <33

MizzJ said...

Hehe you must be the biggest lover of leggings out there b/c I've never seen anyone else with such a comprehensive list of reason to love leggings! Cool outfit btw, I like the oversized tank look with those Taylors. Very cali style.

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bryna said...

leggings don't suit me at all but i love how they look on you!

The F Word Online said...

cute leggings ! I've always been afraid to try leggings with print because I never knew how to match them without clashing. I stick to the classic black print .. or the occasional leopard.

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Louise
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Eva Silviana said...

wooow! that's really a very cool legging. i heart it so much. how much did you buy it? i really adore it! by the way thanks for dropping by on my blog. Follow&link me if you want. then i'll do the same thing on yours!

jack bespoke said...

great pants, love it paired up with those kicks

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madeleine said...

fantastic post! i love leggings tooo!!!

Fashion Cappuccino said...

I love your leggings and I agree with you with everything! I've bought so many different leggings over the past years and I still want more! xoxoxoxo

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It's really nice to read your blog!!

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evita nuh said...

whoaaa in love with your leggings!!! super cool! :D

b.entrance said...

Totally agree with you, leggings rock! This outfit is perfection, you look perfect, I totally love your blog, I'm following!
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Britty said...

i love the leggings=' and like how you style them!

MT Days & Nights said...

Love that you're rocking the high top converse!

Sylvie said...

Well your leggings are just amazing, but I was nodding my head to about all of your reasons for wearing them! **Perfect for curling up in bed with dairy free hot chocolate, watching Sex and the City, Friends, The Office, or Audrey Hepburn DVDs** (UM YES!) I really have been utilizing the whole leggings thing this season!

Connie said...

The tights and the Chuck Taylors. A match made in heaven!


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fashion-psyche said...

Oh my god!! Your outfit is amazing! I love your leggins and glasses! ;)