I’m at home celebrating today (it’s my birthday!) and am looking forward to taking my little man trick-or-treating tonight.
In the meantime, I thought I’d share some of my current obsessions, or, treats . Because you know, it’s my birthday and all.
Long sleeved maxi dresses
Birchbox – Join Birchbox for $10 per month and get 4-5 deluxe beauty samples delivered to your door every month. Makes a great gift idea – I just gave one to my Mama!
Vosges Chocolate Skull Lollipops (flavor of choice – Leche, featuring dainty pink salt granules harvested from the mines of the Himalayan Mountains)
Anthropologie quilts – specifically, this one.
Smith’s Rosebud Lip Balm
Andy Warhol iPhone cases, specifically, mine.
The Mommy Mitten – this is genius!
What are you loving up on right now?
One of my most popular posts is How to Wear Tights, so it doesn’t come as a huge surprise that I recieve multiple emails asking, “How should I wear leggings?”
Leggings can go wrong really quickly. You know what I’m talking about. One misstep, and you’re channeling Olivia Newton John. Not cool.
It’s a fine line between stylish and tacky, but how can we be sure to stay on the right side of that line?
Think of leggings as an accessory. Don’t build your look around them — you should add leggings to you look. Leggings should match something in your outfit - if there’s a lot of brown, wear brown leggings.
A few tips to keep in mind from the get-go:
- Leggings are not stirrup pants — that look is not back and should not be back.
- Leggings do not have feet — don’t mistake opaque tights for leggings.
Leggings in the workplace
First tip is to access you work environment. Leggings are most appropriate for a job in a creative field. Black is often the safest choice – work is not a time to experiment or be trendy. Think of them as a black trouser.
Girls night out – or date night
Pair a mini dress, long tank or blouse with pumps or boots and add something shiny (shirt, purse, shoes)! Add jackets or vests to complete the look.
Out and about or weekend casual
Pair a long blouse or tunic with jeggings or corduroys and flats or boots and a sweater or jacket. Add a scarf for additional interest.
Final tips to keep in mind:
When you wear a shirt over leggings, your shirt shouldn’t fall past the middle of your thigh. Any lower will throw off your proportions.
The key to wearing leggings in style is to get the big-over-small silhouette. So when you choose a shirt to pair with your leggings, look for a roomy shirt that’s anything but skintight. Skintight top + skintight leggings = Not very flattering.
When choosing a color for your leggings, try echoing another color already existing in your outfit. That is, if you already have grey in your outfit, a grey pair of leggings could be a great choice. But if you don’t already have red in your outfit, don’t try to slip on a pair of red leggings. It will either be fabulous or frightening… now may not be the time to experiment.
Hope this was helpful! Do you wear leggings? What is your favorite way to don the accessory?
I know I shared some photos yesterday, but I haven’t yet shared my experience from the Flashes of Hope benefit.
Aside from getting to meet and chat with players and folks from the Cleveland Browns and Cavs, my highlight of the evening was playing with the kiddos. I had the pleasure of hanging out with Kaleb, who enthusiastically shared his plans for Halloween (dressing up as some WWE wrestler) and got a big kick out of my makeup. Each one of the kids was thrilled to be up on stage as they danced and posed in the spotlight with confidence and infectious glee. Some of them are still fighting cancer, others are recovering and the lucky ones are celebrating the fight they’ve won. Looking out among their smiling faces, I couldn’t tell the difference. But one thing I know for sure is that they don’t take a single day for granted and celebrating life with them will go down as one of my favorite memories this year — it certainly helped put things in perspective.
So once again, let’s all take a few moments to recognize everything we’re thankful for this week. We deserve it.
This week, I’m thankful for:
A child’s laughter
Vanilla Biscotti coffee
Extra time with my little man
Hugs from the Mister
What are you thankful for this week?