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Wednesday, January 2, 2013


Lately I've been gravitating towards my jeans, which tends to happen a lot in the winter. They are easy and comfortable, and can be dressed up in all manner of ways.

Normally I'm more of skirt and dress girl, but I've been having a tights/shoe dilemma, in which I don't like when there is too much contrast between the color of the tights and the color of the shoes, and I only want to wear black tights, thus leaving me with very limited shoe options.

Perhaps I'll have some sort of tight epiphany; perhaps I'll buy more black shoes; or perhaps I'll just utilize the 10+ pairs of pants I own these next few chilly months.

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The Rundown
Striped Top Old Navy similar
Sweatshirt Blazer Olive & Oak via TJMaxx similar
Skinny Jeans Kohls
White Chuck Taylor Converse borrowed from my Sister
Leopard Clutch Dela Chic similar
Pearl Necklace Made by Me similar
Monogram Necklace Amazon similar
 Earrings Aldo
Hammered Ring Thrifted similar
Signature Spade Ring Kate Spade
Bracelets Thrifted
Sunglasses Ray-Ban c/o TJMaxx


christine said...

I'm pretty much with you on the tights/shoes issue - I'll only wear black tights which I think will only go with black shoes. Days like today definitely is not skirt/dress weather...and sometimes it's just too cold for that!!! Such a cute outfit (is this the first time I'm seeing you in some type of sneaker?).

Courtney Erin said...

I think the pants are totally working for you - this is such a cute look!

Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

Lorena said...

Oh this tooootally works. The blazer is amazing, i just saw it's from TJ Maxx- i wish i could work sneakers like that..

Style Journey said...

I feel the same way about jeans/pants in the colder months. I love my skirts/dresses, but I am a wimp when it's cold. I love the blazer and the Chucks together. Great look! Heather

Ellie said...

I'm all about the jeans these days! But Being back in florida I'm wanting to wear jean shorts all day everyday :)

Love this outfit!


Katie Aman said...

I love how you dressed up those sneakers! You look incredibly chic, but fun. Leopard and stripes? Genius! :)

Rachel Grosset said...

Awesome shoes and love the pearls!


The Small Fabric Of My Life said...

Brown tights with black shoes and vice versa can look great.
I love the laid back vibe of this outfit.

Jayne Wilson said...

I love the casual chic look you have going on! And the whole tights issue? I understand...some days I wake up and it's just like no tights look good with the outfit I had planned in my head so a whole new outfit arises!

xoxo Jayne from http://somuchfashionsolittlespace.blogspot.com

The Closet Shopper said...

you look amazing. i love this prepster look. i might even steal it for my outfit for today. i was struggling with what to wear. so, thanks.


Courtney Starr said...

Pretty! I love the nautical vibe!

xo, Courtney

Vintage Segunda Mano said...

Cool bag!

Alyssa said...

I think your conundrum is why I always wear boots in winter. But pants can be a good thing! It can be your fashion challenge for the new year!

Shey said...


Ali Hval said...

Oh my gosh, Lyddie, I totally understand the tights problem. Like, I have all these colorful tights and I want to wear them but it's so hard because I want the shoes to match so my legs don't look short or something and it's all so confusing. I kind of get where you're coming from. I hope everything resolves itself. Tears upon tears~

But ah, at least you still look super classy in your jeans. And rather nautical, too, which is refreshing in the winter! I like the button details on your sleeves so much. Buttons are super fun. <3

TaraMixandMatch said...

The stripes are perfect with the animal print bag!

invisiblefashion said...

You look amazing!
Would you like follow each other?:)

Nike Onile said...

Great look! Chic but then bringing it down to earth with the sneakers. Loving it Ladycakes!


Nike O.

Midnight Cowgirl said...

Your clutch is fabulous!

eek said...

You are the queen of cool accessories. Love the layered necklaces.

Mica said...

Such a nice casual outfit :) In winter I tend to see black tights as a neutral and wear them with anything and everything - otherwise I'd never have enough shoes to wear!


Gracey at Fashion for Giants said...

Hah! Your explanation of why you rely so heavily on jeans made me laugh.

silvergirl said...

I have to side with you on the whole tights different color shoes thing
It is so tricky
You don't want to cut yourself short, but all one color isn't always possible

rlutz said...

The mix of Chucks and pearls is fabulous!!

Tashia said...

You're making me miss my collection of Converse sneakers! I left them in storage in another state when I moved to Boston.

Lynne DeVenny said...

I get focused on details, and am feelin' the fantastic buttons on that blazer.

I'm freezing in the winter, and wish I had more great pants for work. i'd really just like to wear my black skinny jeans EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.

Closet Fashionista said...

This outfit is so fun! I love that you finished it off with the sneaks! :D
And yea...I've given up on trying to match tights nicely with shoes, tomorrow I'm doing the bright blue Lanvin's with navy blue tights even though it annoys me, hah.... (unless I break down and put on jeans instead....)

Shabby, Chic, & Cheap said...

I LOVE THAT BLAZER!! I gravitate towards jeans in the winter months too. I am challenging myself to break the usual routine this winter

Rebecca said...

I like the jeans. I tried wearing tights today and got super cold, so it is definitely pants weather!

Lisa - respect the shoes said...

What a fun combo - love the gold, stripes and animal print all together!

simplychic said...

o this is super duper cute!!

it's all abt jeans in the winter for me too, buy i'm kinda over it already this season :-/

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

lyddie you look paris chic with pizzazz (counting the converse) hahaha you wear pants well! very put together chicadee!

Kier Mellour said...

Fabulous. And I loved looking through your posts from last year.

Can't wait to see what the new year brings

With Love From Hollywood,
Fashion Addict LA
Recent Post: New Year's Eve

Fash Boulevard said...

Happy New Year, love. Such a fabulous post. You look beyond stunning. If you get a sec, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my Candy Land Christmas party. xo


stylentonic Constantinos said...

Happy & stylish new year!!! xxx


Katie Q. said...

Hah, this is just flat out awesome with the chuck taylors. I love how unexpected they were, it's fun to see a slightly different side of you.

Bravoe Runway said...

I totally agree with you, I am not a huge fan of colored or patterned tights and I don't like too much contrast between my hosiery and shoes. I tried black sheer hose with red heels and wasn't a fan. It has been so cold out that I have been living in jeans and slacks.

Dora said...

Such a great day to day outfit, you look fab, dear!

Best wishes for 2013!


Jessica said...

I love seeing you in a pair of classic sneakers!

Gray Skies said...

I do the same thing in winter - I think I wear jeans every other day. When it's freezing outside, it makes me want to wear something easy and comfortable.

Love that you wore this with Chucks!

Alex Elizabeth said...

I love the white Converse with this outfit! Totally a bold choice. This necklace layering is fab, too. I'm not into my red, blue, grey, and whatever color tights this season either. Not sure why, maybe I wore them too much last year?

Inez said...

Your clutch is pretty. Love the red accents on your converse it complements your tee.

Shawna Walker said...

Love, love , love this look. I have been so rocking my chucks lately but I love how you wore your sneaker but the look is still chic.