A few years ago, my friend Emily (of CoupCoup Designs and Yarn Pornography) introduced me to the idea of wearing colored leggings with black socks as pseudo-tights. It’s perfect for me, because I love how tights look but I hate how they feel, and leggings are much better.
Luckily, I can fit into an XL in American Apparel leggings, which are fairly durable. [Insert obligatory rant about how arbitrary women’s sizing is–how weird it is that I’m wearing a 3X top, an XXL skirt, and XL leggings all in the same outfit.] They’re a little long, so they bunch up around the ankles, but that doesn’t bother me too much.
Top: Deb, tutu: Target, leggings: American Apparel, shoes: Naot via David’s Famous Name Shoes, earrings: not sure, bracelets: Torrid and Deb, necklace: a pendant from Michael’s on a chain I already owned, fascinator: Claire’s (another $1 find!)
One of the many things I like about fall is that my hair suddenly starts behaving, after a summer of poof.
I’m not sure where I got these earrings–maybe Claire’s, or So Good? They’re a little heavy, so I only wear them once in a while.
I love my Mary Janes. They may not be the flashiest, but they’re basic and comfortable, and pretty in their own toned-down way. (No, toned-down is not usually my style–but considering that walking is one of my main forms of transportation, comfort comes first.)
I’m a big fan of MJs in general–I’ve been wearing them as my main form of dressy shoes since 1999, with no plans to stop.